But then again, too few to mention. This is a blog, though, so here they are anyway.
Actually, one of the most frequent questions people ask, aside from what I can eat, is what I miss eating.
Truth be told, there is definitely food I hanker for, and it's not what you might think. It's the little stuff.
I miss popcorn. When I went last week to see the Rolling Stones concert movie, "Shine A Light," the scent of popcorn was wickedly enticing.
I also miss tortilla chips. Eating guacamole with celery stalks, or a spoon, just isn't the same as that satisfying, salty crunch you get from a good tortilla chip. And when the chips are a little warm? Perfect. (I have seen recipes for raw chips, but I haven't had a chance to explore them yet.) For that matter, I sort of miss eating tortillas, too.
Cheese is another one, both on its own and as a condiment. I love a salad sprinkled with a little crumbled blue cheese.
And then yesterday, the warm weather ushered in a new tantalization: the smell of a cookout. Meat, veggie kabobs, corn -- it's all delicious off the grill.
On the other hand, though, there are plenty of raw enticements, too. I have a container full of raw fig newtons generously supplied by SJB (from a recipe she invented), and they're even better than the real thing.