Sunday, August 21, 2016

Food Diary #37 -Food Intolerances Edition

What's the worst thing that can happen to a foodie? Of course, except diseases. To find out it has food allergies or intolerances. At the end of April, after receiving some not so good blood analysis, I decided to investigate what was causing them. This led to finding out I have 12 food intolerances and I needed to be on a diet for two months while taking some homeopathic medicine. 

Of course I put it off until exactly one month ago. I didn't want to be on a restrictive diet while on holiday, but did exercise some moderation and cut a few things out completely. However I wanted to hold the diet in summer because of the abundance of fresh fruit.

Here is a list of everything I'm intolerant to:
  1. Milk
  2. Soft cheese (I'm aloud to eat aged cheese and mozzarella)
  3. Butter
  4. Soy (this really hurt, because I was already replacing a lot of dairy products with soy products)
  5. Wheat ( If you know me, you know I love bread so this was devastating. However I'm not allergic to gluten so yay for that)
  6. Tea ( I almost cried for this, I have drunk green tea daily for the last 6 years at least)
  7. Coffee ( this was also pretty bad, but not as bad as tea)
  8. Honey (why?)
  9. Sugar of any kind ( Do you know how hard it is to avoid sugar? It's in everything)
  10. Cacao ( again, why???)
  11. Alcohol 
  12. Legumes (beans, chickpeas, peas, etc.)

You can imagine that before starting this diet, I ate like a cow everything that wasn't permitted anymore. However, like I mentioned, there were a few things I excluded almost immediately and those were : tea, coffee, honey and legumes. I don't drink milk, but ate a lot of ice cream. 

It all sounds pretty dramatic, but it isn't really. Because I'm not allergic to gluten, I was able to eat a lot of spelt pasta, quinoa and rice, which I already ate. I'm going to share today what I've been eating.
Green juice.
 Spelt pasta al forno.
 Sushi, sashimi and tartare without the soy sauce. The rice has a bit of sugar in it, so it's like cheating a bit.
 Prawns salad and black rice with prawns, avocado, goji berries.
 Frozen yogurt with raspberries. This is cheating a bit because it has some sugar.
 Rye toast with avocado, scrambled eggs with spinach and a side of tomatoes.
 Bresaola, prosciutto and cheese platter with tomatoes. 
 Burger in lettuce. 
 Gyros without the bread.
 Yogurt with fruit, pistachios avoiding the chocolate.
 Mixed greens salad with red onion, tomatoes, avocado, feta and tuna. 
 Rye bread with avocado, eggs and feta.
 Nodini with tomatoes.
 Grilled veggies and meat with salad and chips.
 Spelt piadina with avocado, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.
Spelt caserecce with pesto.
 Roasted chicken and potatoes. 
 Cabbage salad with roasted chicken, tomatoes and avocado.
Spelt Lasagna .



  1. I'd try it all... most of the dishes! especially those with pesto **

  2. So many things on the not to eat list :( Your photos look amazing and make me hungry lol :)

  3. So many things on the not to eat list :( Your photos look amazing and make me hungry lol :)

  4. so many list ~ I can't even... btw, the foods look yummy!
    have a nice weekend ~


  5. Im sure it's really hard in the beginning but the food looks great.




  6. Amazing post! Have a lovely new week. :)


  7. Wow, that's a long list! I should really do a similar test because I'm pretty sure that I'm eating things that I shouldn't. I bet that dairy would be one of them as well :(


    1. Sadly dairy is the most common, which sucks because cheese and ice cream are so tasty. Hope you won't have any intolerances!

  8. So many things on that list! :( but the food looks so good!

    Darriyan xo

  9. All looks great!

  10. Great post! Everything looks so good.

  11. The not-eat-list looks really difficult to accomplish! On a positive note, not eating sugar apparently does wonders for your skin! :)
    xoxo, Cinddie

  12. Even though you are intolerant to many food but this meals still look so yummy! I can eat anything but still choose to eat clean and healthy:)

  13. You Look Amazing:)Loveee

  14. Amazing post, all of the food looks delicious :) thanks for sharing!

    Camille xo

  15. oh my goodness what happens when you eat anything on your list? I think some things everyone would be intolerant too (alcohol) like its not good for anything or anyone. I am lactose intolerant, found out about a month ago now... really dislike talking about it (or sticking to no milk) but I am trying.. it sucks :(

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. Nothing awful, mostly just bloating and discomfort. They are just intolerances, so even if I keep eating them nothing truly harmful will happen. However the doctor recommended the diet in order to give my organs a break.

      Sorry to hear you're lactose intolerant! It does suck, but there are so many delicious alternatives these days which make it a bit easier.

  16. OMG... love everything about this post! So delicious!
    Much love, Len

  17. Omg I loved the pics, they look all so delicious!
    An Aesthetic Alien | Instagram

  18. Wow, how difficult! But you are seriously making the best of it and coming up with such delicious food ideas!
    -Kate //

  19. Looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    xx. Thea |

  20. A very interesting post!

  21. Thank you so much Carina!! The peach really is a very special piece! ;) What a pity about your food intolerances :(, but at least all those food plates you show in the pictures seem to be very tasty! :) Have a happy day! Kss

    ♥ ★ ♥ GINGER COLLAGE ♥ ★ ♥

  22. It's always interesting to see what other people enjoy eating, though even more so in this case due to your food intolerances - I've had the same thing! Although I'm now able to eat various of the foods I used to (combined with taking various tablets to help keep problems at bay), I've had chronic hives for about four/five years now; so I can 100% relate to awkward food allergies! You've experimented with some delicious dishes, many of these meals look super tasty :) I hope you find yourself able to return to your fave foods soon!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  23. Fabulous posting, everything looks delicious

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  24. I have food intolerances & also allergies as well. I basically need to eat Paleo diet b/c I'm allergic to everything else. Be careful b/c overtime I noticed I was developing auto-immune diseases/inflammatory from the foods I was eating. Sucks, but hopefully cravings stop after you avoid certain foods. Best of luck! xo

  25. Good luck with everything babe! Looks like u r eating delicious food!!!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  26. So good that you are aware of what you can and cannot eat! Great post girlie.

    Dakota D.
    Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter: @missdsquared413

  27. Everything looks very delicious. Lovely post!
    Gina (Cartagena, never ending romance)

  28. oh the food looks so good. too bad you're intolerant to alot of stuff. I love cheese and butter

  29. Wow, these photos are inspiring and look delicious! Sounds like you are on a good path to feeling better, Thanks for this inspiration, Feel good!
    xx, Elle

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  31. There are so many things! I have learned that corn, alcohol, and chocolate are just not good for me but there are so many other foods. This food diary is just so yummy!

    My Vogue Style |

  32. Thats such a bummer you cant eat al of that, the food looks so good

  33. Lovely post!!!


  34. This is look delicious! :) So inspiring!
    Have a nice day!

    Kisses ♥

  35. Really amazing post and pictures!
    Look delicious!
    Love your blog , hugs ♥♥

  36. I'm sorry to hear your food intolerances! Anyway, those food photos looks mouth-watering though! <3

    Angelie // Bohol 2016 Travel Diary

  37. Sorry to learn about this. There are so many things you can't eat. Sugar is especially difficult to avoid.

    Jasmine x
    Jas Claire

  38. It's so fascinating how all our systems are each so different right?! I basically avoid dairy as much as I can (and am vegetarian most of the time), but even both of those can be difficult (especially in family gatherings). Props to you for being able to manage all of your dietary restrictions so well :) That all looks so yummy!

    xo Lana

  39. They look so delicious, looks so yummy!

  40. Great Post! Everything looks very delicious....


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