January 29, 2010

Villainous Vittles! - The WINNER!

Welcome to Villainous Vittles!, the great blog-based game where you had to guess which foods I'm supposed to avoid!

I was torn about how much longer I should continue this game - especially since there are so many great food that I'm supposed to avoid - but decided to end it now while we actually have a winner. After an incredible ten-way tie in Round 2 and a narrowing of the field to five in Round 3, Round 4 saw one lucky person come out ahead. Instead of hosting another round and taking a risk that the game might get dragged on forever, I am officially declaring the victor.

The winner is...

Clare from The House and Other Arctic Musings! Clare was the only one to correctly guess that I should avoid flax.

Clare's prize, when I figure out what it is, will be likely be sent to him via UPS. He'll love that.

Thank you all for playing, and if you were wondering what other foods I need to avoid for the next year or so, here's a short list:
  • Cow and goat dairy
  • Beef
  • Eggs
  • Lamb
  • Turkey
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Gliadin
  • Gluten
  • Malt
  • Rye
  • Wheat
  • Flaxseed
  • Safflower
  • Spelt
  • Triticale
  • Crab
  • Lobster
  • Oyster
  • Shrimp
  • Almonds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Chili Powder
  • Ginger
  • Mustard
  • Poppy Seed
  • Vanilla
  • Avacado
  • Blueberry
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Alfalfa
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Garlic
  • Green Bean
  • Kale
  • Kidney Bean
  • Mushroom
  • Navy Bean
  • Pinto Bean
  • Squash
  • Tomato
  • Water Cress
Shopping for food has never been so fun  -- and eating at restaurants has never been so impossible!  Have you ever tried to avoid garlic?  It's everywhere!  No wonder we don't see any vampires running around.

Happy eating! :)


Lauras Garden said...

I had to look up gliadin. We had a friend allergic to canola - that is extremely hard to avoid too.

Meandering Michael said...

And it's amazing how many foods are "hidden" under seemingly-unrelated names.

Megan said...

Whoa. And I thought we had it rough: we just have to worry about gluten and peanuts.

Clare said...

Woo Hoo!

Janet said...

Michael, please tell us what it is about flax that puts it on the 'no eat' list. And what a long list it is. What kind of meals are you eating these days?

Meandering Michael said...

I have no idea what it is about flax that puts it on the list (other than when it gets into my blood stream my immune system sends out the troops to combat the "foreign invader"). After I eat it (delayed response but I've eliminated enough things now and been exposed enough times that I can see a correlation), I can actually feel pressure in my head.

With luck, as my intestine heals I will be able to return to eating most - if not all - of those foods.

Meandering Michael said...

Oh, and I'm eating quite well, thank you! It looks like I can't eat a lot, but there is a lot that I CAN eat. Now that Villainous Vittles is over, Fawn is going to start posting some of her delicious creations. I might do the same.

suzanne said...

I was going to say that you should make a recipe contest for the best-tasting food you CAN eat.

Unknown said...

What a great idea!!!