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Tomato Free Chili

Tomato Free Chili

Sometimes you just crave traditional home cooking and with food allergies just can’t imagine how to create things like Chili or Spaghetti without vital ingredients like tomato and garlic but you can!

Yummy Tomato – free chili using Pumpkin – chicken, beans, onion and all organic… Sure do love my pumpkin! high fiber and a great substitute for those of us that have to stay away from tomato.

1 can organic Pumpkin (Small)
4 Tbsp Chili Powder – I used Ancho Chili Pepper
4 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce I use Organic Tamari (Adds richness to pumpkin and darkens sauce to trick the mind into believing it’s tomato)
1/2 Large White Onion (Chopped)
6 Green Onions Diced
1/4 cup finely minced Cilantro
1 can Organic Black beans
1 can Organic Pinto Beans
1 cup minced Yams steamed separately blanched in cold water and added in 10 minutes from cooking completion
Add meat of choice – cooked in separate pan to ensure proper cooking.
Used 2 Beef Fillets chopped and added last and 6 chicken thighs
**I’m also allergic to garlic so it was abated from this recipe. Feel free to add to taste. No chili powder sold in grocery stores other than organic brands are 100% chili powder. Be sure to buy virgin seasonings if you also are allergic to garlic.

 

Yummy Authentic tasting chili free of tomatos, carrot, garlic and all organic!

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Spray it on?

This photo is a brand of oil you can spray on your food – it is not part of this article but in essence shows exactly what a release agent spray on a candy mold, bread mold or any other food related mold is doing. You are eating the oil that has been sprayed onto the pan and then the food cooks within that oil. So, what’s in the spray? Shouldn’t we all know all of the ingredients that are within the can? Be informed and should you suddenly be allergic to a food you weren’t before, could it be the spray used to make the food look pretty?
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A friend on my Facebook page asked me about my blog and stated that her face was swollen shut and they still don’t know what caused it and it reminded me about release agents. I have mentioned them before but continue to research and thought I’d share my post to her here:

I had a tootsie roll one night and had symptoms similar to advanced stages of Cerebral Palsy. I couldn’t walk, and according to their website, there is nothing in that candy that I’m allergic to… I wrote them and they admitted they use a release agent with Tocopherol Stearate in it. Tocopherol is Vitamin E, however that vitamin is not extracted from the same plant every time. I was able to eat these in the past – entire bags of them, with -0- symptoms and now -1- will knock me down! I tried vegan candy from the healthfood store and it also had -0- allergens and only Tocopherol, to attribute my passing out in less than a minute.

I ingest my Vitamin E using Red Palm oil, Sunflower Oil and Safflower oils.. or foods that contain these foods. It’s this spray-on release agent used to release the candy that has me concerned. They list it as food-safe and it sounds like a good idea – but just where is the Vitamin E coming from in some of these sprays? Yes, I’m allergic to wheat – but honestly it never affected my neurological function in the past, so I’m wondering – is there a new nut or plant that is being used in this spray that they are hiding under the Tocopherol name? Is it safe?

This is only one gray area in the ingredient lists that we are finally getting on our food packages There is serious need for them to also explain where they get the ingredient from – which food, or worse,, is it synthetic and chemically generated and still called the same thing? I’d prefer not to die just to keep food from sticking on a pan.

This site speaks of names that are in other countries but it shows the vastness of the situation with regards to natural vs. chemical. I’m going to study this site more and am diligently trying to find out how many different plants are used to create Tocopherol to hopefully uncover why it has such a serious affect on me. http://www.dermnetnz.org/reactions/e-numbers.html


Food Washing Machines

Did you know that your food’s are washed?
Sounds great doesn’t it?

The music on this video makes you feel good about the fact that it’s washed.

What’s in that water?
They use “earth friendly” washes but these washes will be absorbed by the food if its surface is porous. Washing before cutting foods like zucchini won’t absorb the solution, but wash after cutting and it’s unsafe for anyone that can’t have these in their food.

Ingredients:

  • Water, Alcohol Denat. (corn-derived solvent), Caprylyl/Myristyl Glucoside (plant-based surfactant), Potassium Sorbate (plant-based food grade preservative), Citric Acid (plant-based pH adjuster).

The reality is, food shouldn’t be washed from the inside – the washing should occur before cutting and then remain clean through the entire process. Of course having someone else cut your food can leave you wondering if their hands were clean and knowing it’s been washed is comforting.

I haven’t been able to use any pre-cut food except for canned vegetables because of my Lemon allergy, this shows why it’s important to process your own, if you don’t want these ingredients in your food.

*Unfortunately, most of your normal options for food, or more affordable options use a more affordable vegetable wash formula. We’re not privy to the ingredients used, because it’s a proprietary product (secret formula) and they are protected from disclosing all ingredients from the public. This pdf file covers the more commonly used product information sheet for your review.
http://www.eqagsolutions.com/pdf/F&V%20wash%20pack%20small.pdf.

Chlorine on the surface of an apple before being sliced is completely different than an apple that’s been sliced and then bathed and soaked inside of a Chlorine bath. It doesn’t take much thought to realize the chemicals are not washed away and we’re ingesting them. Simply buying our own and cutting them ourselves saves this poisoning but you can also make a healthy version of your own vegetable wash by using the simple ingredients shown below.

Ingredients:
1 cup water
Think about the water you use for this – if you don’t drink the water for some reason or another, consider using the water you drink instead of tap unless it’s a spray version and you don’t intend to soak vegetables with it.
1 cup distilled white vinegar
Use apple cider vinegar as an alternative but if you soak your vegetables after being cut they will change in flavor.
1 tbsp baking soda
Baking soda pulls and extracts bacteria and creates a foaming action – in some brands of washes hydrogen peroxide has been used. Hydrogen peroxide is great for many things but we’re not suppose to ingest it in high doses.
1/2 of a lemon
Substitute LEMON with LIME or Orange as the citric acid found naturally in these cuts or strips the surface of the item being washed and allows you to wash it away.  The reason lemon has been used the most has to do with the fructose (natural sugars) found in lemon is lower than lime and orange. Sticky is better than toxic so if you only have orange to choose from – use it. 

You’ll feel good knowing you’re family is not ingesting pesticides, waxes and other things that we’d rather not think about and it’s easy to make. I keep mine in the fridge in a spray bottle for fast cleansing or simply squeeze that lime (allergic to lemon) into a bowl and add other ingredients above inside a large  Glass bowl and swish my veggies well. Afterwards, I submerge into a bowl of water and until the water runs clear, I repeat. You’ll be shocked at what come out of the veggies!

Science Experiment

If you want to see just how much food is lost by cleansing after cutting – shred a carrot, drop it into a glass of water and stir. You’ll see the water turn orange in seconds and completely consumes the clear water. You’ll know these washers and cleaning agents are depleting the nutrients and leaving our foods with little food content. You’ll also see why if you have carrot allergy  – you cannot eat any foods that have been touched by a carrot or any fruit juices that state vegetable flavoring is used.

HINT: Rub the Limes and Lemons over your cutting boards, toss into drain and run disposal for a clean smelling sink.


Hidden Ingredients in surprising locations that can hurt or kill someone allergic to foods.

Here are some names that you should print out and carry with you if you’ve been diagnosed with Gluten allergy, Wheat allergy, Celiac disease or borderline Autistic. – I wish you a healthy life~

  • Amino peptide complex
  • Amp-isostearoyl hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Avena sativa (oat) flour
  • Avena sativa (oat) flour kernel
  • Barley derived
  • Barley extract
  • Disodium wheatgermamido PEG-2 sulfosuccinateH
  • Hordeum vulgare (barley) extract
  • Hyrdrolyzed wheat gluten
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein PG-propyl silanetriol
  • Hydrolyzed wheat starch
  • Hydroxpropyltrimonium hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Oat (avena sativa) extract
  • Oat beta glucan
  • Oat derived
  • Oat extract
  • Oat flour
  • Phytophingosine extract
  • Rye derived
  • Sodium lauroyl oat amino acids
  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) flour lipids
  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract
  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil
  • Tocopherol
  • Tocopheryl acetate
  • Tocopheryl Stearate
  • Vitamin E (make sure it’s not derived from wheat)
  • Wheat (triticum vulgare) bran extract
  • Wheat amino acids
  • Wheat bran extract
  • Wheat derived
  • Wheat germ extracts
  • Wheat germ glycerides
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Wheat germamidopropyldimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed wheat protein

Where might you find these ingredients?

  • Vitamins
  • Asprin
  • Tylenol products (products that have this added in)
  • Ibuprophen products 
  • Hard candies (even VEGAN)
  • Shampoos
  • Conditioner
  • Soaps
  • Lotions
  • Purfumes
  • Food

I will add more as time allows –

I wanted to push to release this because I took an OFF-BRAND of Advil and had to pull over in my car to nap (allergic napping) and it dawned on me that since Tocopheryl Stearate is used to release vitamins from the mold that forms them, it may be also in the coating on my lower-priced version of Advil (Ibuprofen) – It is… And Advil does not contain any – I was fine using it.. I am now going to add my pain relievers to the ever-growing list of items I must not buy.

I wish you a day without exposure and one filled with inspiration and the willingness to share this information with anyone else you may know that is allergic or suffering from these conditions.

 

My choice for Shampoo and Conditioner is Aveeno Active Naturals and only the Pure Renewal GREEN bottle. They’ve started adding Wheat protein to some of this line so be mindful to read the label. Especially because companies often change over years. I pray they don’t change this one.

HINT: Insert this brand’s shampoo into all of your hand-soap pumps for hand soap and no one will ever know it isn’t soap. Find a soap you know you can use and carry it with you to eliminate exposures in public or friend’s bathrooms.

Never use someone’s lotion! 

Till next post ((HUG))


Welcome Back Eye Lashes!

I was just reminded about the fact that my eye lashes were all but gone, I thought it was due to using water-proof mascara (I don’t anymore) and stopped as a result. I have been enjoying not having to try to fill in the gaps between them but had forgotten how few remained before I stopped eating foods that I was allergic to.

If you’re losing yours, if your eyelash area itches, it may be something you’re eating…..

 


No more acrylic nails for me! :)

For the last 20 or so years, I’ve had acrylic covering my nail beds. You may think it was for glamour sake, however it was more than that.

Because my business keeps my hands under the camera’s eye and the eyes of thousands, I did want my nails to look nice – mostly because bad looking nails is a distraction for the viewer. However the real reason I began applying it over my nails were because my nails:

  1. Were thin. (thinner than anyone in my family)
  2. Bent backward if I pushed against things.
  3. Nail beds were shaped so that the nails went up at the ends instead of downward. (the only one in my family with nail beds that shape)
  4. Nail beds were tender to the touch. (slightest tap would cause severe pain)
  5. Nails split in layers. (peeled like there were layers on top of each other instead of one solid nail)
  6. Nails tore. (so easily that I couldn’t even scratch myself without them bending back and tearing)

Now, after several months of not eating any of my food allergies, my nails are strong, they are healing from years of applying acrylic and even the area that has been filed down is stronger than my original nails were. I can tap the top of the thin areas and there is no pain!

I have been using a glue on nail (not sanding nail bed) to cover the ugly nails that remain, but the new growth is young strong looking nails!

This is very exciting, I’ve never wanted to wear them and am finally free of the process. I knew each time I breathed in the smell, I was hurting my lungs and am so grateful to finally not have to inhale it.

Interesting to find such odd symptoms going away revealing themselves to me after 48 years of eating foods that I was allergic to….. so wonderful and so shocking.

 


Should you take your Vitamins?

I’m aware of the importance to eat your vitamins, I’ve been taking them most of my life. One thing I’ve noticed is that some vitamins make me fall asleep – my body temperature drops and I have trouble breathing. I am allergic to many foods and found the culprit Magnesium Stearate! It should be clearer what is used to produce it and those ingredients should also be on the bottle. Become informed about Magnesium Stearate – http://www.livestrong.com/article/37138-side-effects-magnesium-stearate-/

Having food allergies is complicated to say the least!


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