I just view it as a fun cooking challenge. I fancy myself a pretty good cook, so cooking a menu that accommodates various allergies and even preferences is a good way to improve my skills. My sister is a severely lactose intolerant vegetarian, my boyfriend has oral allergy syndrome and is allergic to some raw fruit/veg and my brother's girlfriend has celiac, so planning a menu that works for all of them is tricky, but not impossible. On the non-allergy side of things, I have a mild lactose intolerance, so I'm fine with butter and most cheeses, but cream, milk and ice cream have unpleasant consequences. I would never expect someone to cook something different for me, as it's in no way life-threatening, but giving me a heads up that there is heavy cream in a dish doesn't seem like it should be a big deal. Pretty sure my friends would rather not have me monopolizing their bathroom post-dinner!
Dealing with Food Allergies as a Host
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Bionaturae for whole wheat pasta - the first whole wheat pasta I was able to tolerate. Plus, it's available at most supermarkets in my area!
What's Your Favorite Storebought Pasta?
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