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A conversation with some friends about food brought up a very good topic, food allergies and food bloggers. You see, I love my food blog, but there is one simple issue when it comes to cooking certain things. I’m allergic to eggs. Yeah I know, a food blogger with a food allergy. The conversation started when we were discussing pies and lemon meringue came up. See, I’ve never tried it because I can’t eat the meringue due to the egg whites. Then they mentioned eggs Benedict and french toast. I can’t do either of those. But, thanks to my mama my French toast is brushed with butter instead of dipped in egg wash. This way I can enjoy breakfast with the rest of my family.
Sometimes everyday eating gets tough. I can eat cake and cookies. But no breakfast burritos. It gets interesting going to breakfast and asking for a sandwich without the egg, or being out at a party and having to ask if the tuna, chicken or potato salad has eggs in it. In my family, they just automatically make me my own serving. They even stopped putting eggs in the baked macaroni and cheese just for me. I appreciate that because it gives me one more item to enjoy.
I remember when I started this blog my family would always ask me how I was going to handle food preparation if I can’t even touch an egg yolk or the whites without breaking out in hives….Here’s how we found out I was allergic to eggs.
As a toddler I did what most little girls do follow their mommy around the kitchen. Well I took it upon myself to go in the refrigerator and grab an egg. It cracked and for some reason I decided to play with the yolk. That resulted in me breaking out in hives and us ending our day at the emergency room. We later found out that if I eat eggs my throat will close up and I can’t breathe (a teacher in preschool forced me to eat the eggs after I told her I was allergic. She didn’t listen and the ambulance was called.)
I used to write a lot about recipes and making meals, but then I stopped, one of those reasons is that I have to wear gloves when I work with eggs or have soap and water ready immediately so I can wash my hands…I guess my dream of being on the food network may be over lol. But I’ve decided to try it again. So when the recipes start rolling in or you see videos you’ll know why I’m wearing gloves. I feel bad at times because there are foods I want to review and I literally can’t because they’ll make me sick. Thanks to a really awesome little sister, she said she’ll be my taste tester for those items I can’t eat.