Eating at someone’s house with food allergies
When someone cooks for me, I am always tense. I guess it is best summed up in that I am always nervous about any food that is not prepared by me or observed by me. Admittedly I am a total control freak!
But for real it’s because I have a lot of food allergies. I never know if they forgot about adding an ingredient, whether they read the all labels of the ingredients, how clean the workspace is, and how much cross contamination is in their kitchen. Plus, cooking something that is 100% food allergy safe is a challenge.
When I do eat something, I ask thousands of questions about the food. I try as hard as possible to make sure it doesn’t feel like I’m conducting an interrogation; even though that’s pretty much what’s happening. :S This always puts me in a funny spot, I want to show that I appreciate they are taking all the precautions necessary to cook for me, but still need to triple check.
It’s a pretty uncomfortable because you can trust someone, but still feel apprehensive. They aren’t used to cooking for food allergies, and I need to be sure everything is safe. Most of the time, honestly, I would rather sit a meal out because the stress level can be a little to high. So interrogation is my way of ‘relaxing’ and being sure it’s all good.
At the end of the day when you have food allergies, you should not feel bad standing your ground, and if the person is kind enough to cook for you, they should understand.
Specially made creamy curry meat soup
This creamy curry meat soup is from my sister-in-law’s kitchen and is amazing!
I had an excellent experience eating at my sister-in-law’s house when she made this creamy curry meat soup for the whole family. She was super cautious about making it safe and asked me what type of broth I used and bought it, went over all the ingredients, and made a special batch just for yours truly!
Since we first had this creamy curry meat soup (I have no clue what else to call it) it has become a staple for cold nights. It is also a great ‘go to dish’ when we want a fast hardy homemade meal.
Originally the soup is with a ground beef, I use pork, but you can use whatever meat you prefer or even lentils. The soup is easy to make and pretty flexible. You can make it curry-er, orangier, or spicier depending on your preferences.