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Love for Jerrie Spain

Huntsville, AL


Blessings for the Spains Prepping food for someone with food allergies can be stressful so listed below you’ll find ingredients to avoid as well as particular favourites. I hope it’s helpful to provide as many specific details as possible. This is in NO way a reflection of Jerrie or her preferences - she is the LEAST high maintenance person I know and hates to be a bother.

Special Notes

Ingredients to avoid due to allergies:  * Anything containing “yeast” (Most prepackaged items such as soups, seasoning packets, and sauces contain added sugar and/or yeast, which she CANNOT have.) * Added sugar (sugar, brown sugar, invert sugar, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, powdered sugar, superfine sugar, etc.) * Artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes (Aspartame, Saccharin, Sucralose, Xylitol, Sorbitol, Stevia, Maltitol, etc.) * Items labeled “sugar-free” as they often contain artificial sweeteners * Bread/bread crumbs (this includes rolls, most frozen breads, and all prepackaged cornbread mixes such as Jiffy bread) * Crackers and/or cracker crumbs (she CAN have plain CARR Table Water Crackers in the black box) * Bacon or ham containing added sugar (check ingredient list) * Black pepper  * Cloves * Nutmeg * Rosemary  * Lavender  * Red onion * Mushrooms (contained in some stocks, etc)  * Anything containing fermented and/or aged ingredients such as:  * Red or white wine * Red or white wine vinegar (often found in dressings or marinated items such as olives/pickles - sometimes pasta sauces)  * Balsamic vinegar  * Soy sauce  * Bananas, mangoes, pineapple, kiwi, oranges, grapefruit (lemon is ok!) * Pre-made sauces/soups * Seasoning packets such as ranch, etc.  * Highly acidic or overly spicy meals  * Prepackaged foods such as ramen noodles, salad dressings, seasoning packets, sauces, Bisquick, etc.  ***Don’t worry about checking Nutrition Facts on packages, but rather the actual ingredient list.  Least Favorite Foods: Asian foods, “sweet” things such as orange chicken, teriyaki chicken, lemon pepper seasoning, fish (other than salmon), bell peppers, jalapeños  🩵🩵🩵 Jerrie loves buttermilk cornbread and homemade biscuits (no added sugar). They use one of the self-rising buttermilk cornmeal mixes found with the flour to make our cornbread - Martha White, White Lily, or Pearl Milling Company. She also loves: baked or grilled meat, vegetables of all kinds, pasta, Italian, and Mexican. Veggie Ideas:  * Steamed - broccoli, carrots, etc  * Grilled or roasted- potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, asparagus, carrots, leeks, root veggies (such as beets, parsnips, turnips, etc), Brussels sprouts * Squash   * Greens (turnip, mustard, collard, etc) * Green beans * Okra * Black eyed peas, Pink eye purple hull peas, field peas * Any kind of bean * Onions and/or garlic are a hit! * Salads are great!  Fruit Ideas:  * Apples * Pears * Blueberries * Watermelon  * Cherries Ready-made brands Jerrie can eat: Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Stock, Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Stock (Costco brand), 365 (Whole Foods brand) Organic Beef Broth.  Rao’s Homemade All Natural Premium Marinara  They use honey when needed as a sweetener (sparingly!) Favorite Restaurants for gift cards * Rosie’s  * Little Rosie’s * Steak Out * Mason Dixon bakery * Carrabba’s * Walton’s  * 5 Guys Burgers and Fries * Walmart * Amazon

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