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#549531 - Tue Sep 07 2010 01:41 AM Argh! No Yeast!
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I've known for a long time that I was allergic to fungus and mold, but I've just recently become aware that yeast is a fungus! That means my meal plan has changed drastically - not just breads (I can have unleavened bread only) but I cannot have anything that has been fermented (no beer, wine, mead, or anything made with vinegar), and I can only eat fruits that I can peel (so unless I want to peel grapes, I won't be eating any of those). There's quite a list of things I have to avoid - any store bought dressings or sauces, including mayonnaise! I'll be making my own mayo, which is fairly simple, but what I'm hoping for here is anyone who has recipes for yeast-free/vinegar-free dressings and sauces. I'm partial to a good honey-mustard dressing, and I LOVE a good BBQ sauce.

Is there anyone else here with a similar problem? I would love to create a thread for special diet recipes (yeast-free, gluten-free, lactose-free foods), but I'm not sure there are enough folks who have the special diet I have. I don't have to avoid gluten (thank goodness!) but it's about the only thing I don't have to worry about. For me it's no shellfish, no lactose, no yeast/fungus/molds. I can't have anything too acidic (such as raw onions, peppers, tomatoes).

Any suggestions?
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#549612 - Tue Sep 07 2010 02:39 PM Re: Argh! No Yeast! [Re: SilverMoonsong]
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Oh dear frown I'm very thankful I have no dietary restrictions, I really don't know how I'd cope. If I'd had some restriction my whole life, I suppose I wouldn't know the difference, but I can't imagine having to give up something I've been enjoying for years.

One recipe site that I LOVE is www.allrecipes.com - they have all sorts of collections like Gluten-free, Diabetic-Friendly, etc. Sometimes it takes a bit of digging to *find* these collections, but they're there, along with helpful articles and suggestions too. In some cases, you can find individual recipes in the Quick Search bar (e.g. typing in 'gluten free' will bring up quite a few recipes). They also have an Advanced Search where you can specify ingredients you do or do not want, so you could put 'pizza crust' as your search term and then specify 'yeast' in Ingredients I Don't Want.

I'm surprised that store bought dressings and sauces are off limits - didn't know they contain yeast and I wouldn't have thought vinegar is in that many (other than vinaigrettes of course!) Anyhoo, I've made a honey-mustard before and I don't remember it having vinegar, so I'll see if I can find it again! BBQ sauce would be tough though, usually tomato-based. Are all vinegars off-limits, like balsamic, rice vinegar, everything?

Edited to add these:
- http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Honey-Mustard-Dressing-I/Detail.aspx?prop31=1
I think this is the one I've made before... could use your homemade mayo
- http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Honey-Mustard-Dressing-II/Detail.aspx?prop31=1
A different one if the soy sauce in the one above is a no-go (I know it's high in sodium, but not sure if it fits into any of your off-limits areas).. also good with thick yogurt instead of mayo (if there's a lactose free yogurt you like).. it's got lemon juice, but a small amount.


Edited by guitargoddess (Tue Sep 07 2010 02:50 PM)
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#549676 - Tue Sep 07 2010 06:07 PM Re: Argh! No Yeast! [Re: guitargoddess]
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Thanks, GG.

Yes, if you look at the ingredients in salad dressings, you'll find just about every store bought dressing has vinegar in it. Same goes for Soy and Teriyaki sauces. There ARE some Soy sauces without vinegar, but you just have to read the ingredients.

This is a list I was given, to use as a guideline:

* Anything fermented (vinegar, alcohol, bean paste, soy sauce, etc.)
* Any baked good with bakerís yeast (pizza dough, bread, etc., including most sourdough breads)
* B Vitamins, unless stated that they are not from yeast
* Barley malt
* Beer
* Blackberries
* Blueberries
* Buttermilk
* Canned or bottled juices
* Cheese (all kinds)
* Cider
* Citric Acid (this used to be made from citus juice, but is now made from fermented corn)
* Dried fruits such as apricots, figs, or raisins
* Flavor enhancer (usually MSG, though it may also be yeast extract)
* Ginger Ale
* Grapes
* Jams/ Jellies
* Lactic acid (generally made from fermented corn or potatoes)
* Liquor
* Malt
* MSG (produced from fermentation of starch or sugar)
* Mushrooms
* Raisins
* Aged meats (sausage, bacon, etc.)
* Black tea
* Malted barley flour
* Olives
* Peanuts and peanut products
* Preserved or pickled foods
* Root beer
* Soy sauce, miso, tamari
* Strawberries
* Tempeh
* Vinegar (and foods containing vinegar, such as olives, mustard, ketchup, etc.)
* Wine
* Yeast extract (autolyzed, hydrolyzed)
* Yeast spreads such as Vegemite or Marmite, etc.
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#549678 - Tue Sep 07 2010 06:19 PM Re: Argh! No Yeast! [Re: SilverMoonsong]
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I don't know what kind of allergy testing you underwent, but it's possible that not everything needs to be slashed completely.

My mother was found to have multiple allergies, but discovered that some things she could have in moderation... say once a week.

Also, I'm allergic to MSG. I went to university near NYC's Chinatown. I found that I could have Chinese food once a week with no problems, but if I had it more than that, or ordered something with a thick sauce (like egg foo young), I had problems.

Maybe you can't have bread and cheese (both very obvious mold/fungi items), but perhaps a small amount of vinegar in a salad dressing once a week wouldn't be harmful.

Of course, the severity of your symptoms dictates how much experimentation you are willing to do. It might also be a good idea to get a second opinion and also a good idea to talk to a nutritionist
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#549683 - Tue Sep 07 2010 06:42 PM Re: Argh! No Yeast! [Re: postcards2go]
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I have asthma, and the testing was done by a specialist in asthma/allergies. I'm allergic to fungus and molds, which includes yeast. For years I've avoided the easy stuff - mushrooms, soft (moldy) cheeses, etc.

What I need to do at this point is cut out nearly everything I can. In a few weeks when my body has adjusted, I can start adding in the small things to see how they affect me. Then again, I may feel good enough to not want to do that.
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#549684 - Tue Sep 07 2010 06:48 PM Re: Argh! No Yeast! [Re: SilverMoonsong]
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Goodness, that's quite the list!

Just out of curiosity, how do you make mayonnaise without vinegar?
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#549688 - Tue Sep 07 2010 07:04 PM Re: Argh! No Yeast! [Re: guitargoddess]
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So, cleanse your system, and maybe let something in once-in-a-while. Tedious, but doable.

I agree with GG... go on line and see what's out there as far as recipes and food. I will keep you in mind and look around.
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#549691 - Tue Sep 07 2010 07:47 PM Re: Argh! No Yeast! [Re: guitargoddess]
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Originally Posted By: guitargoddess
Goodness, that's quite the list!

Just out of curiosity, how do you make mayonnaise without vinegar?


http://www.cookingforengineers.com/recipe/43/Homemade-Mayonnaise

You can read the entire recipe for directions, but these are the ingredients:

All you need are two large egg yolks, 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, a pinch of white pepper, and 1 cup oil.
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#549735 - Wed Sep 08 2010 01:24 AM Re: Argh! No Yeast! [Re: SilverMoonsong]
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Poor you.
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#549925 - Wed Sep 08 2010 08:58 PM Re: Argh! No Yeast! [Re: sue943]
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You may find, after the testing period, that there are quite a few things you can add back into your diet.

What I would suggest for now is to make quickbreads - leavened with baking powder. Or does the really extremely minuscule amount of cream of tartar in baking powder trigger the high acid warning?

I hope your allergist is treating your allergies, and not just expecting you to avoid triggers for the rest of your life. For me, it took many years, but things that would once give me a quite severe reaction are now no problem.

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#572038 - Thu Dec 02 2010 04:00 AM Re: Argh! No Yeast! [Re: agony]
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