A peek inside

… the kitchen drawer of a food allergic tot:

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I think every parent of a food allergic child must have the Special Drawer or Cupboard. That is, the one place in the kitchen where all the safe foods live: wheat free flours, nut free cereals, everything free pizza bases, biscuits, breads, snacks. Stuff we’d never even heard of before, like amaranth pasta, sorghum grain and millet flakes. And loads of it, because the stockpile and siege mentality burns bright in the paranoid mind of a food allergy parent – what if there’s a run on the supermarkets and ALL the freefrom food is GONE?

And here’s the box of overspill in the basement… In the event of gluten versus gluten-free Armageddon, at least we’ll have enough to eat.

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3 thoughts on “A peek inside

  1. Ruth Turner

    Oh my word, it’s not just me then who stockpiles?!! Part of it too is that I buy items from a variety of sources and don’t want to go to 3 supermarkets every week, plus if I order online I order in bulk to remove the delivery charge often waived for purchases over a certain amount. My overspill is the bottom shelf of the upstairs landing cupboard…

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