Have you ever had a horrible reaction to a certain type of food? Where as soon as it hits your digestive track, your stomach starts karate kicking and whipping out the num-chucks? Where the next 3-6 hours of your life are spent no more than 3 feet away from a bathroom? That was me two nights ago. And um, it wasn’t pretty.
Most people have similar reactions when they consume dairy, wheat or spicy food. Me? I have it towards my favorite food in the entire world, steak. Sweet, delicious, amazingly tender steak. And it’s not just steak either, it’s any meat that comes from a cow.
And you know what? This aversion to beef is NEW, as in, just this year new. And it’s not just a little tummy disturbance. It’s a full blown attack that leaves me completely incapacitated.
This means one thing, and one thing alone…no more beef. No more juicy steaks or gourmet hamburgers, no more delicious beef stroganoff or spicy beef kabobs.
I need a moment.
Okay, I’m a little bit better now. It looks like I’ll have to resort to other main sources of protein, like…
I guess things could be worse, no?
Now, the verdict is still out on lamb, so E and I are going to do a taste test this weekend to see how I react to lamb chops. (That man, bless his heart). Because life without steak, it’s do-able (it sucks, but it’s do-able). But life without this, too?
Well, that’s just a world I’m not quite ready for.