I’m a foodie. It’s an expression of love to prepare food for others. Hospitality is all about community, friendship, intimacy and joy. You come to know someone, their culture, their personality so much more through the act of sharing food, and eat food they’ve prepared. So when I began having intolerance issues and I could no longer trust the food I put in my mouth, I struggled. I kept being told that it was temporary and that I would be able to liberalise my diet. But weeks turned into months. And my restricted low salicylate diet had a massive impact on my social life, my love of food and hospitality. I was determined to find joy in food again, to not be awkward at family gatherings and social occasions and to share in the joy with others. I found there were limited recipes that catered to a low salicylate diet. And many seemed boring. These recipes are my own adaptations of recipes I love and have enjoyed during this season.
- Eat fresh seasonal and ripe food
- Choose no preservatives
- Live bravely, vulnerably and wholeheartedly
- Let your taste buds be reawakened