Homage to Sunnyside Farms – Banana Ice Cream

When I was a little girl, my family and I would take trips to a place called Sunnyside Farms. It was a farm that had acres of land and stinky cows. Though they did smell, I remember their smell fondly. You couldn’t smell it until you got on that stretch of road that led out-of-town…

Turkeyburger Helper

Sometimes I crave gnarly foods. Today’s craving is Hamburger Helper and the craving hit me on the way to the parking lot. I started a new job and this week I’m in training, so I’ve been dutifully taking my lunches because I don’t know what there is to eat there and when I arrive home…

Funky Monkey Pancakes

In the last few days, I have been inundated with the thought and the idea of pancakes. After hearing someone talk about pancakes this morning, I decided to get up and make some for myself. I have been using this online calorie tracker thing lately and according to yesterday’s food diary, I did not eat…

Recipe Revisted: Rudy’s Freakin’ Vegan Bean Dip

One of the saddest things about learning which foods I needed to avoid because of my allergies is the fact that I had to give up Rudy’s Freakin’ Vegan Bean Dip. It was one of my favorite dishes. It was full of protein from the black beans, the refried beans, and the tofu. I took…

Chicken Sunday: Garam Masala Oven Fried Chicken

I did some research to explain why I call Sundays Chicken Sunday. I don’t cook with a lot of meat, but I have designated Sundays to be the day I cook chicken. One of the reasons that lead to Chicken Sunday is because I have read several studies that report that American’s consumption of meat…

FKF: Vegan Ginger Snaps

This post may be a little premature since it’s not even Halloween yet, but I don’t care. As you may know, I have been trying to figure out how to make baked goods Nina-Friendly. My previous attempts, though noble, have been futile.  I thought it was impossible until I remembered Ginger Snaps. Ginger snaps are…

Fat Kid Friday – Triumphant Granola

I had a lovely no-bake cheesecake planned for today, but it failed. Last week, I had a Jewish apple cake planned, but that also failed. I believe my food allergies have me doomed to walk this earth without a dessert that won’t hurt my belly. Before yesterday’s no-bake dessert fail, I did manage to pull…

Dining Halls and Food Allergies

I am having my first round of frustration with the dining hall and my food allergies. To their credit, I will say that the BU dining hall staff has been super supportive, but I think they just aren’t getting it. I am allergic to a lot of things. Last year I thought I was only…

NF Banana Nut Bread

This weekend I decided I was going to figure out this whole baked goods things. I was successful and in the process, I invented a new term: Nina Friendly. I was going to try to sum up my allergies with an acronym, but it would have been insanely long and obnoxious. I decided to simplify…

Taking On Corn

Phase One Operation Feel Better involves eliminating corn and soy from my diet. This week I have been obsessed with corn. Every since I saw Food, Inc and read Eating Animals and now King Corn, it has been on my mind. Now that I know I’m allergic to corn, it has become the primary source…

My Food Allergies or I’m Still a Fat Kid

On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at about 6PM, life as I knew it changed. That was dramatic even for me. It seems that my prayers, open letters, and pleas to the Universe paid off because yesterday I finally figured out what I am allergic to. It took 47 painless pokes on my back, three hours,…