Since I had the test done in Utah (for those that asked, I used the BioMeridian method at Dr. Dennis Remington's office in Provo--I've been a patient there for many years, and it was just easier), I pretty much ignored the allergies for the rest of my vacation. Way too difficult to think about, and what's one more week when I've been ignoring them for years anyway?
Well, we got home from vacation late Sunday night, and understandably, we didn't have much food in the house. Especially not suitable for me. So, it got put off to Monday. Joel ended up being the one to go shopping and after trying to figure out what to have him buy, it became painfully clear that I was going to have to go to the Co-op, and so that got pushed even further to today.
We don't have a Trader Joes or a Whole Foods, but our little Co-op definitely does the trick! Sophia and I went this afternoon, and $85.00 later, this is what I brought home:
A box of spelt rotini
Brown rice fettucine
Terra chips (available at WalMart, and a bit cheaper, but I bought them at the Co-op anyway.)
Spelt bread (the bread was difficult! Most of the alternative flour breads used pineapple juice for sweetener, so I couldn't get those.)
More brown rice pasta
7th Generation free & clear organic laundry detergent (I also had Bria retested while in Utah, due to her eczema outbreaks of late and she is very allergic to detergents, among other things. They recommended we try this.)
Rice puff cereal
Two jars of spaghetti sauce (these have citric acid in them, but I couldn't find any pasta sauces without it. I'm hoping it's okay. If not, I'll have to resort to pesto only it looks like.)
Organic buckwheat flour
Brown rice flour (going to need to find some bread/muffin/pancake recipes for these flours.)
1 lb. Quinoa
2 lbs. Steel cut oats
Organic zucchini (Sophia put them in the cart without my knowledge, and I was too lazy to return them, so we bought them. We like zucchini.)
A small bag of sulfured apricots
4 Larabars (These things have saved my life since I've been off sugar. Not only do they have an awesome name, they are really good. And thank heavens I'm not allergic to nuts, although my citrus allergy does mean I now can't have my favorite Larabar flavor: Key Lime Pie.)
So, not quite the wonderful grocery deal I am used to getting, but I figure money is just money and health is much more important. Even at the Co-op it was very difficult to find things without wheat, corn, and soy, although it was much easier than the local grocery store.
Now begins the crazy eating, and hopefully I will find I feel better very soon. Wish me luck!