I have this funny problem of needing to avoid preparing food that smells. I mean, things such as fried meat or fish smell delicious but they still make me loose my breath and cough - I mean, if someone prepares it for me in an other house than mine, I can eat it very well. It's just the smell that is produced during the preparation that causes me problems.
So, if someone else has similar problems (=not so much related to food allergies but rather to the level of the smell the meal produces when being prepared) maybe we could share good ideas and recipes here?
Here are my tips:
One easy way to avoid frying is preparing pasta and its sauce in the same kettle (against all the ways it 'should' be done, I'm sure ). This is how you can do it: Cook pasta normally, and when ready, add in vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet peppers, nuts, and ready-to-eat meat like sausage or ham, and warm it up, with maybe some tomato-sauce or cream cheese type sauce. This won't take a long time and nothing will be really ""fried"" so there won't be a real 'smell'. And you can easily put in things that you like and are not allergic to.
I also found a new (here) rice by Uncle Ben's, that takes only 5 minutes to cook. As I used to have problems with all the more long-cooking rices, I'm happy to be able to prepare rice once again without feeling awful afterwards. I just hated coughing and panting for hours after cooking rice... it just wasn't worth of it. So now I rejoice
Any other good ideas/ recipes to try?