After explaining my diet to a friend/family member/anyone, they will more often than not incredulously ask, “So… What can you eat?!” I always answer with, “A lot of things!” and run through my memorized list of foods.
This does of course pose a problem when going out to eat with friends. There are a lot of restaurants I cannot eat at because their entire menu consists of breads, dairy, sugars and other things I can’t have. These are places I will one day be able to frequent occasionally but for now… I stay far away from them!
Yesterday James and I met the wonderful Katrina D’Autremont for lunch at Spoon in Flatiron. So… What did I eat? I had their “Espana Eggs” — two perfectly poached eggs with pico de gallo, bacon and salad (minus the manchego cheese please!). It came served on top of two pieces of toast which I unfortunately could not eat and had to remove from my plate. I washed it all down with a soy latte. Very satisfying!
Shortly after I finished my meal, I realized that that was the first time in my life that I had ever eaten a poached egg before. Yes. Seriously.
And how about that burger and fries across the table. It looks tasty, doesn’t it?! Yep, can’t eat it. Sigh…