Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mini Donuts

Jack REALLY wanted donuts.  I've made fried donut holes for him before, but never cake-style.  I found this little mini donut pan at the store, and I figured I'd give it a try.  I used a little too much batter in the chocolate ones though.  ;)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pepperoni Fried Rice

Jack wanted fried rice for lunch.  Sara wanted steamed broccoli.  

I might not feed my kids what most people would call "healthy food."  However, with feeding my son, feeding food that doesn't HURT is much more important to me than feeding him health-food!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pizza, Pizza Rolls, and Salad

What Jack calls "pizza" isn't quite what you think of with that word, but it LOOKS enough like the real thing to keep a 5 year old happy.  Then a basic garden salad with a home-made safe vinaigrette.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hot Dogs in Bread

Jack's favorite adaptation on "pigs in a blanket."  The splitting is intentional because he likes to put mustard in the cracks.  I also do make breakfast sausage roll-ups the same way but with more binder in the dough so they don't split.  :)

Chicken Butternut Soup

Sort of a chunky crockpot soup/stew we had a few nights ago when our gas was turned off for repairs.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes

Very simple.  Very basic.  Very few ingredient adaptations on fairly traditional.
The light breading on the chops is just rice flour, potato starch, salt, black pepper, powdered ginger, and ground mustard.  I just put a few Tbsp in a gallon ziploc bag and shake it onto the chops.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

School Snack Crackers

My son is in half-day Kindergarten This year.  Even though it is only 2.5 hours long, they feel the need to serve "snack."  The school provides Goldfish crackers for the kids who don't bring their own snacks.  So, I found these Halloween cookie cutters with inner shape cut-outs at the store today and used the middle pieces to make snack rice crackers (food coloring added)!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Leftovers tonight

Jack is fasting for a scope series tomorrow at Children's.  He spent the day drinking water, diluted apple juice, and basic clear chicken stock I made 2 days ago in the crock pot.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Crunchy Pretzels

Today is Jack's last day of solid foods for the next 2 days because he has a GI scope series on Tuesday.  So, he requested I make him some pretzel sticks.  I decided to try some twists too.  I have not found any "recipes" out there nearly as limited as we are, so I fully improvised.  I think they turned out really great.  Jack agrees!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pasta w/ meat sauce

Very basic rice pasta dish.  Zucchini from the garden, ground pork, ground beef, tomatoes, and some basic safe spices.

I'll need to catch up

I need to play catch-up this weekend, and then my son will be doing the prep for a GI scope next week, so he'll be fasting for 2 days (Monday and most of Tuesday).

Last night we had short ribs, rice, and steamed broccoli.  However, Jack reacted to something.  Maybe pollen on the broc since it is hard to wash that off well enough.

Monday, September 3, 2012

My Birthday

Today was my birthday, so my husband cooked dinner.  :)  He made smoked pork ribs and we had steamed carrots on the side.  For dessert, we had a very basic cake.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sous Vide Steak

My husband made a few sous vide steaks, and I baked a couple sweet potatoes and cooked up some chard and beet greens.  :) Basic minimal seasonings for the boy.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Smoked Chicken and Rice

Very basic meal tonight.   My husband smoked a chicken in his smoker, and I cooked plain rice and some zucchini from the garden.  I ate most of the zucchini before remembering to take a photo of my plate though.  :)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Dinner for One

My 3 year old napped late.  My husband is working late.  I had a late snack and have a bit of an upset stomach.  So, Jack gets a personal pizza!

Rice flour + potato starch crust.  Basic tomato sauce.  Rice flour, olive oil, water, and salt batter for the "cheese" layer.  Topped with Hormel pepperoni.  Should I force him to eat a veggie too, or just spoil him for the night?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yet ANOTHER blog

So, I've decided to do a simple little photo blog.  One post every day (or at least 7 a week for those days I can't be quite on-task) of just a quick description and photo of one of the meals I made for my crazy allergy family.

A little background on us.  My oldest child is allergic to MOST foods.  Not just intolerances, but true reactive IgE allergies.  His reactions manifest in several different ways, and he has different reactions for different foods.  ALL of them are serious though, and even contamination reactions build-up and cause him chronic problems like constant GI pain and allergic arthritis that eats away at his joints.

So, anyway, so far, he loses a few more foods every year.  Currently he has about 14 safe foods.  Sounds boring to cook with only fourteen foods, huh?  It can be!  However, I am starting this blog to try and motivate myself a little more to get back into the more adventurous allergy cooking that I did before we had two kids (the second kid is more typical and easy to cook for)!

Tonight my husband is out at a football game, so I can make an easy preschooler-friendly meal that comes mostly from out of our own backyard garden and features hot dogs (Ball Park all-beef).

Baby potatoes, zucchini, and hot dogs.  All cut into little circles and sauted with some light olive oil, salt, and pepper.