sigh I am getting tired of the fascination of people with coconut [milk/flour/sugar] and palm oil/shortening showing up in pretty much everything, and a vast number of recipes for people interested in eating healthier for various reasons. Being diabetic, I need lower fat, lowest junk carb, protein controlled recipes [optimally]
Being deathly allergic, mushrooms are out for the obvious reason. I have to avoid pretty much anything premade because the whole ‘coconut/palm is the new super food’. I have to make sure that fish sauce and ‘natural flavoring’ is not involved [frequently mushroom powder is used to boost umami since MSG is eeeeeevil, yet fish sauce and mushrooms contain MSG] which means I am pretty much constantly contacting the manufacturers to make sure that I can eat the product. I also have to constantly reread the damned ingredients because they will change ingredients - did you know that many convenience cheese containing foods designed to be reheated or finished at home have palm oil blended into the cheese to make it melt easier and evener?
Getting ready for the chemo shuffle to restart, I know I will most likely end up with the same dietary and nutritional issues, and the same limiting in what I can actually manage to eat. This is not going to be fun. We are clearing out the small freezer next to the kitchen space, and it is getting prefilled with mini quiches [egg muffins to most people] small containers of beef, pork and chicken stew [heavy on the barley instead of taters, precious] brown rice congee [heavy on the ginger and garlic, and oddly with the little black chickens - we got a half dozen at the chinese grocery on sale last week] and little tubs of homemade full fat greek yoghurt [for med sludge] and a shelf full of tubs of apple sauce, mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, peach chunks and pear chunks, carnation instant breakfast [for t he medsludge] a new gallon jug of oat flour, one of flax seed meal, and new bottles of the various vitamins and suppliments.
I really hate that what I will be able to eat is not more diabetic friendly, and that we have to pretty much cook and freeze our own grab and go foods for me.