Pimp my Pantry Allergen-Free
September 22, 2011 6:10 AM Subscribe
Pimp my pantry - Allergen free style.
Yesterday, my husband was diagnosed with a allergies to wheat, soy and peanuts. He's been told to eliminate all three from his diet. I'm the primary cook for the family. I try to make sure that dinners are large enough to provide lunches for us as well. So, taking his lunch to work is not going to be an issue.
I've decided to tackle this as a cooking challenge. I've already gone though the pantry and fridge to identify all the items he can no longer have. My pantry is suddenly looking pretty sad. While I've kept a little pasta to cook for the kids on the nights when DH is out of the house, there's a lot of food that's being passed to a neighbor.
So, what are some of the staples that you find essential to your allergen free pantry? For example, if I can't use cream of mushroom soup in a recipe because it has soy oil, what do you keep on hand to use instead? I know that I'll need to get tamari to replace soy sauce. What brands of rice pasta are good and which should I avoid?