Thursday, September 08, 2011

Caterers and muffins

I sent the following advice off to some caterers this week. Time will tell if I get an edible meal out of it:
It's salicylate allergy
Unfortunately salicylate - much the same as aspirin - is in many fruit and vegetables, in caffeine and in most nuts, herbs and spices including pepper. The simplest solution is plain food and ungarnished vegetables with no sauces or gravy. All meats and sea food and cheese are good.

The following foods are good and commonly eaten:
Decaf coffee

Small mistakes are not fatal!

I'm not sure if I should have mentioned chocolate as I have largely given it up - but not in chocolate cake. Some supermarket chocolate muffins turned up in our house this week. I have eaten too many of them and feel unwell. I can only conclude they were stacked with loads of caffeine. This morning my left eye was sore - a sure sign of problems - and it is now spreading down my left jaw and left neck. I have taken a montelukast.



Oscar's Mum said...

They might also have preservatives, preservatives and other artificial additiives can cause the same reactions and salicylates.

RAS said...

Not sure about this one. The starter for the meal was sea bass and spinach and the pudding banoffee pie. Brilliant! It was as if they might have constructed the menu around my requirements - even though there were hundreds there. The waiters were very attentive and asked but didn't seem briefed to find me. They went to great lengths to remove tomatoes from my food but I didn't manage to get rid of the gravy from the main course

BBQ Caterers said...

This is a good common sense article. Very helpful to one who is just finding the resources about this part. It will certainly help educate me.

RAS said...

Are you going to develop salicylate-free barbecue sauces?

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