Soy-Free-Non-Foods

It has been so difficult to find soy-free only information.  Everything I come across seems to be soy-free and either vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, wheat-free, what have you… Don’t get me wrong, those websites and blogs have been a great read but I am a foodie with an insatiable palate. I love a good vegan…

Soy Derivatives

Here we go!  This is that long list of soy derivatives that I was telling you about in my blog post where to start?.  Is is exhaustive, I know, but so very necessary.  You may be shocked to find that half of the foods in your fridge and most of your hygiene products that you thought…

Soy, Soya, Soja, Shoyu

Alright already, what the heck is the difference and why are there so many names for one thing!?  Although most peoples minds go directly to soya sauce when they think soy, there are so many other things that come from a soy bean.  In this post I am giving you a little list of the different…

Which foods commonly contain soy?

Making Easter dinner with my Dad was pretty entertaining this year.  Honest to goodness, I was enjoying watching the family scramble over this new found soy allergy of mine.  They were astonished at which foods have soy hidden within them, let alone non-foods, and how I have to even call the bakeries just in case….

soy-free foodie tips

Okay, so you are trying to avoid soy and want to eat out?  I cannot count how many times I have been to a restaurant only to find out that all I get is some lettuce and maybe a piece of salt-and-pepper pan fried chicken breast. At home I eat local, organic, natural, from the farm,…

my opinion on soy…

After a week straight of my head in the books, I have come to a simple conclusion on my opinion of soy.  I don’t have one.  That won’t stop me from reading the latest and greatest of articles, research papers, doctors and nutritionist publications each written in a different tune.  In fact, I think that…

where to start?

Once I figured out that soy was the culprit, I went on a mission in the grocery store.  It’s a legume so its basically just in food right?  NOT! As I mentioned in my story, soy is in everything.  I have spent hours and hours of my life in the grocery store trying to find items without…

my story

This was not planned.  I never once considered starting a blog about my allergy.  Friends suggested it since it effects even them at times.  But, I ignored them.  Why would I start a blog about something that I hate when I have a career that I love? I was trying to become an interior design…