Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:18 PM
My husband makes his lasagne in the microwave without precooking anything. You layer everything just like you would for lasagne made in the oven and cook it in the microwave.
I have to make everything at home because I'm allergic to the parsley or carrot group of foods. That means no parsley, carrots, celery, parsnips, cumin, coriander, fennel, dill, caraway, and anise. So eating out would be a nightmare. Celery and carrots are used often, especially celery with its root, leaves, seeds, and stalk used in many different ways. The root is the worst culprit for an allergic reaction. It's concentrated with the proteins that cause the problem.
I've learned to live without canned goods and prepackaged foods. I can't even open up a jar of spaghetti sauce because the last ingredient which says, "spices" meaning celery root or root juice extract. That's highly concentrated and causes a multitude of symptoms. It took me a long time to figure it all out, but now I'm not having the physical problems I used to have. I haven't been to a restaurant since 2012 when I had a severe reaction to a taco salad. I believed it was salmonella, but now I know it was the nitrite they used on the salad to keep it fresh. Celery root extract juice. Yikes!
Our dog eats a raw diet. All we need to do is grab raw chicken scraps or a turkey neck or pork or beef or heart or liver or a combination of them, weigh them on our scale, and serve. His coat is shiny and soft. And he's never had ear infections. And he's got plenty of sass and energy, and he's past middle age for his breed. His got little tartar on his teeth.
Wish I could eat raw turkey necks too. My teeth could use a good cleaning.
Initial DX: September 2003, Hypothyroidism
TSH: 6.55 R: 0.98 - 5.74
RX: 25 mcg Synthroid with increases to 88 mcg.
Dr. kept TSH mid-range rather than at a specific number and how I felt.
1 November 2013: Dose changed from 176 mcg Tirosint to 150 mcg Tirosint
8 November 2013 suspected DX: Thyrotoxicosis caused by Severe Subacute Thyroiditis
23 April 2014: Now under-medicated. Dose change: 162 mcg.
19 Nov 2014: Basal Metabolic Rate too low. Added 1/2 tab Cytomel. Could only tolerate 1/4 tab every other day.
26 Feb 2015: Now under-medicated. Dose change: 175 mcg.
CURRENT TEST RESULTS 19 Feb 2015:
TSH: 2.88; R: 0.40 - 5.00
FT4: 1.52; R: 0.9 - 1.7
T3: 74.5; R: 80 - 200
May 2007: Myxedema, severe hypothyroidism, had to stop every ten steps to catch my breath
September 27, 2007: Perimyocarditis, A-Fibrillation, Pericardial Effusion
May 11, 2008: Thyrotoxicosis
Nov 8, 2013: Severe Subacute Thyroiditis
RX: Synthroid 175 mcg
2. LICHEN SCLEROSIS
3. LIPODERMATOSCLEROSIS, AKA LDS, DX'D 2001
RX: Compression Hose: 30-40 mmHg since 2000.
4. BORDERLINE SINUS BRADYCARDIA
5. ROSACEA, 2001
6. DUB, 2009
RX: Progestelle Oil, Vitamin A 10,000 I.U.