This is a regularly updated list of foods and products that I am able to eat or use without getting an allergic reaction. This list is specific to me, my allergies, and the current state of my health. Just like everything else in life, it changes regularly, so please don’t make the assumption that it is safe for any other person or their allergy profile. That said, I’m extremely strict and won’t share anything I don’t trust completely.
Keep in mind that I am allergic to wheat, corn, soy, sesame, peanuts, tree nuts (all of them), coconut, some non-kosher shellfish that I would never eat, mold, and a few more pages of things that aren’t food and don’t belong in this list. My reactions are usually anaphylactic when ingested or fumes/dust from the food cooking are inhaled.
Please don’t forget that you are solely responsible for what you put in your mouth, put on your body, and/or give to your children.
Trader Joe’s Spanish Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500mL, tall skinny bottle)
Season’s KFP Kipper Snacks (Smoked Herring Fillets) (Salted (green pack, yummier) and Unsalted (red pack, meh))
Lieber’s or Gefen Baking Powder (KFP)
Lieber’s KFP Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (KFP)
Lieber’s Premium 100% Dutch Process Cocoa Powder (KFP) (Dutch process only!!!)
Moses Vodka (KFP, A quality vodka)
Elite Arak (Yum!)
Perrier in glass bottles. Plain/No Flavor added only. (Sam’s Club)
Natural by Nature Whole Milk (Red Cap, Quart Glass Bottle) (Spring, summer, and early fall only) Natural by Nature Sweet Cream Butter (Salted, Whipped)
Red Star Yeast
(1 LB Package) in the three individual pack strips.
Most real, unsweetened, KFP
red white wines (My friend Eric says I’m just allergic to cheap wine.)
Lieber’s or Geffen Potato Starch (KFP)
Spectrum Organic Vegetable Shortening (Plain, NOT butter flavored) (Organic Expeller Pressed Palm Oil)
Woodstock Organic Pure Cane Sugar (ONLY this specific product from this specific brand)
Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Molasses
Vanilla Beans (Gourmet Bourbon) Order the best beans available. (Edit: I have some hesitation about the safety of the exterior of the bean, but the seeds on the inside have been consistently fine.)
Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
Eden Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Nancy’s Organic Sour Cream (Not light) Nancy’s Organic Cream Cheese (Not light) Santa Cruz Organic Lime Juice Santa Cruz Organic Lemon Juice
Lakewood Organic Lemon Juice
Lundberg Farms Rice (Only packaged, NEVER, EVER from the bulk bins!!!)
Vita-Spelt Organic White Spelt Flour (5 or 25LB bags) (NEVER, EVER from the bulk bins!!!)
Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice Pasta Fusilli (This specific product only)
Trader Joe’s Organic Apple Sauce
Trader Joe’s Organic Red Quinoa
Bulk coffee from Starbucks.
Fresh fish from the ocean or lake via the dock or boat (or really close to the dock), not the grocery store, inland fish monger, or frozen. Well regarded fish mongers at sea ports that specialize in fresh seafood have been fine for me.
Dry organic beans, even from bulk bins. All must be carefully checked for wheat berries, soy beans, and any number of other surprises. They must be really, really well checked and washed, and then either sprouted or cooked properly. This is the only way I consider dried beans to be safe.
Fresh produce: Fresh in-season produce directly from farmers that has not been washed with anything but water, not sprayed, and not sold or transported in plastic bags. Whatever assorted greens that grow in the yard, including dandelions. The general rule I hold by is that there should be no more than one person between me and the dirt the produce grew in, and I should know where to find them if I get sick. Know your farmer!
Spices: I do well with bulk Frontier spices in the 1lb foil packages. Most notably, whole chipotle peppers, chamomile, oregano, and chili powder.
Eden Sea Salt (Hand Harvested Celtic)
FYI: HYDROPONIC PRODUCE IS NOT SAFE!
Updated: Apr. 7, 2016