1. Vegetarian meat substitutes
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I can't tell you how many meals I've made in the past that were centered around these sausages...or veggie crumbles....or veggie burgers. I wouldn't have imagined they had wheat in them, but wheat protein is pretty much the #1 ingredient in most of these products.
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Weird, I know. But Jim and I used to eat Saltines in bed with a glass of milk for our "nighttime snack" before we went to sleep. It's not like I'm overly in love with the crackers. It's just something we can't do anymore, and I miss it.
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Before I found out about the allergies, I was a baking fool. I loved to bake: cupcakes, cookies, brownies. You name it. It's not that I can't bake anymore, it's just that it's more challenging. And there's no substitute for a hot-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookie. I'm sorry. There's just not.
4. Caramel...specifically caramel macchiatos from Starbucks
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Yes, I've written them a friendly email stating that they shouldn't use corn syrup in their caramel, but the fact remains: it's there and I can't drink it and I miss caramel macchiatos like hell. (I actually had the genius idea to make my own caramel sauce, order a vanilla latte and drizzle away! Although that may end up kind of messy...oh well, it's worth a try!)
5. Corn...yes, just corn
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Corn on the cob is so delicious. It's one of my all-time favorite foods. Aside from that, I put corn in everything: rice bowls, pasta, soups, anywhere it can just be tossed in....at least I used to. I sure do miss corn.
Have you ever had to give up eating something you love?