I have been on a bit of hunt for nightshade free cookbooks. I have been stalking the interwebs and then searching the library in hopes of finding nightshade free cookbooks. I never buy them before checking them out because so often I think I’ve found a gem and then *BAM* nightshades everywhere!!
I recently found the book, The New Seaweed Cookbook. The first thought in my head was – oh this is probably a difficult book. One where I’ll love the recipes but they will be so intricate I will attempt one or two them – never open it again. Because let’s be honest I work full-time, have a teenager (mom taxi) and a child under 2 (house destroying soul sucking monster) and a ridiculously difficult food allergy that I have been ignoring, much to my own detriment. So basically if it’s difficult, it won’t make it into my rotation of go to foods.
Now the recipes I was reading weren’t “easy”! They were things that with a bit of practice I could potentially incorporate. So I thought let’s give it a try, be positive, I began to read the Foreword and then the Introduction. Then I stumbled upon the quote at the end of the Introduction.
I am going to try to make this my mantra for the next 30 days.
-Rather than fearing the restrictions of a certain diet, allow limitations to become new boundaries in which to flourish. Discover the deep flavors of wild foods, committing a portion of your daily routine to celebrating the abundance of healthful ingredients. Share meals with intention and awareness, enjoying that which keeps us all alive and connected. Slow down to notice the days; each gives way to another, and seasons arrive filled with surprising new flavors, scents, and colors.
-Crystal June Maderia
Sometimes you find just what your looking for in the least expected places…