Forage Friday: Puffball Mushrooms

These little beauties are my sweetheart's very favorite. We go out specifically for this one species of mushroom, and, luckily, we've found a few places that it seems to love, so we gather them regularly this time of year. These brown puffballs, Lycoperdon pyriforme, also known as pear-shaped puffballs, can be found very late summer through fall, growing on… Continue reading Forage Friday: Puffball Mushrooms

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Sulfite sensitivity, my journey and what I found

This is a disclaimer ⇒⇒⇒  I am not a doctor. I am not a scientist. I am not recommending anything. I am simply sharing my thoughts, my story, and my journey with you. In 2012 I was diagnosed with some food allergies, Alpha-gal disease, and sulfite sensitivity. In the beginning, I simply cut out everything. Total… Continue reading Sulfite sensitivity, my journey and what I found

Alpha-gal and sulfite sensitivity, a hopeless combination

So here's what I couldn't have (that was previously in my regular diet): meat from any mammal: beef, pork, lamb, goat, deer, rabbit...etc. etc. seafood. I could go fishing, but most store-bought frozen seafood has been preserved in some way, usually by sulfites garlic, onions, tomatoes, grapes: all have naturally occurring sulfites potatoes, green beans,… Continue reading Alpha-gal and sulfite sensitivity, a hopeless combination