Ok guys, I have a job for you. Here goes:

A very close friend of mine has fibromyalgia. Recently, it has started getting really bad. Here whole left arm has been swollen for a week and it twitches and shakes. She can’t do anything with it! She can’t even type on the keyboard because her hand has swollen too large!

So, she had to start taking a prescription drug to help calm down the effects. But….the drug is supposed to cause the face to swell, and get puffy. Ugh…She is going on a wheat-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, chocolate-free diet. She called me last night to ask for suggestions and recipes. I gave her some ideas (she is a great baker by the way. She plans on going to culinary school to be a pastry chef, so she enjoys cooking), but I would really like to give her some more.

This is where you guys come in! I know a lot of you foodies out there have amazing recipe ideas that don’t include wheat, sugar, dairy, or chocolate. (I know what you must be thinking, Katie!) She is experienced with stevia, and I think she can eat small amounts of honey, though.

Please spread the word, and try to get as many people as you can to submit recipes for her! I know she would appreciate it greatly!

Simply send me a recipe to my email, or just tell me in the comment section. You can also send me links from your blog if you have one. My email is spoonfulofsugarfree@gmail.com

Thanks so much guys! I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

Before I go…

I hugged some fruit!!! (well, actually I devoured some…..)

Fruit is so great for you! My favoriite right now has to be mango-so fresh, so juicy! Fruits contain antioxidants like poly-phenolic flavonoids, vitamin-C, anthocyanins. These compounds protect us from oxidant stress, diseases and cancers, and help our body develop capacity to fight against these ailments by boosting our immunity level. They provide plenty of fiber and vitamins to help our body feel strong, and our mind happy!

Besides, they taste good, too! When is the last time you took a bite out of an apple and were surprised by how fresh it tasted? Or the last time you made some Magic Banana Ice Cream, and were fooled into thinking it was made out of milk and sugar?

So start eatin’ those fruits!!

Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:

What is your favorite fruit?

And don’t forget to find some sugar-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, chocolate-free recipes for my friend!!

 

11 Responses to I Need Your Help

  1. Stefanie says:

    I wish I could help with recipes but most of the food I make envolves trial and error. Hopefully you can get some recipes for your friend.

    Fruit is my favorite food group. If I could eat it all day I would. There are too many favorite fruits to name. :) Although a mongo sounds good right now. Sweet and freshing.

    Have a nice day!

    • That’s ok! I’m sure I’ll find (or create) some more recipes!

      And yes, fruit is wonderful! It is just so refreshing, especially in the summer! I’m always craving a smoothie or fruit salad in the hot weather!

      You have a nice day, too!

  2. Aww Alex, you’re such a sweet and thoughtful friend. Please feel free to pass along any of my recipes (most are/can be sugar free).

    P.S. You’re beautiful/adorable :)

  3. this cookie recipe IS AMAZING!!!((they are good snacks..and desserts!!!)))..the chocolate chips can easily be omited or dried fruit could work instead…hope this would be of some help!!!

    http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/nikkis-healthy-cookies-recipe.html

  4. I will keep my eye out for recipes like that. My husband I were wheat free for a short time and we got lots of recipes from a book called “Eat Right for your Type” — it was all about the different blood types, etc. There were many wheat free/dairy free recipes in there, maybe give that book (and there is a Cook Right for your Type) a try! There is a blueberry muffin recipe (wheat/dairy free) that is amazing – I still make those even though we aren’t wheat free anymore.

  5. Eleanor says:

    This is a really nice breakfast, with no wheat or dairy and the only sweetness comes from fruit.

    http://eatinglikeahorse.blogspot.com/p/banana-pancakeomelette-joy.html

    A good recipe for wheat and gluten-free tortilla-type wraps is to mix 85g rice flour with 40g potato starch and about 1.5tsp of tapioca (but I’m sure 85g rice flour and the rest cornflour would work!) with 3/4 tsp xanthan gum, a pinch of salt and about 125ml (half a cup ish) warm water.
    Divide dough into 8 pieces and squash each one as thin as it will go. You’ll need plastic wrap because it’s very sticky dough!
    Then saute them for a couple of minutes each side; you can do this dry, with no oil, so very healthy too…

    I’m sure I can think of some more! Hope your friend is ok,

    Eleanor

  6. Caroline says:

    Hey! So sorry to hear about your friend. I have a few Larabar-type recipes on my blog and I think Larabars seriously taste like dessert. Maybe I’ve been away from sugar too long. The banana soft serve sandwiches are one of my favorites. Let’s see…I don’t know how to do this, but I feel like there’s a way to do PB dipped frozen bananas so that the PB hardens, but I’m not sure what you combine it with. And Mae has some raw cookie dough on her site (OhhMay.com). If you boil fruits for a while and combine them with juice, you could make sugar free jam. (or use stevia) which could sweeten a lot of things. I’m just spinning my wheels here now, but I’ll let you know if I come across anything else! Gluck! and lovey bowl of fruit…I feel so good and wholesome when I eat fruit!

  7. I will still look for recipes, but I wanted to say how much I love your blog header! Especially the face with the monocle (right spelling? No idea, but the 1 lens glasses guy!) :)

  8. gotta check out this blog!! they have great recipes for her!!

    http://www.nourishingmeals.com/

    btw. i hope ur friend feels better. im so sorry that she is going through so much right now! send her my love <3

    xoxo

  9. Eleanor says:

    This one’s really nice too and I’m sure a bit of honey would be enough to sweeten it, or she might prefer it without!

    Eleanor

    http://eatinglikeahorse.blogspot.com/2010/07/cookie-monster.html

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