Friday, January 29, 2010

Interesting ... last night my husband had a reaction to a LIME Freezie. You know those little slush sticks you put in the freezer to harden up. I think the brand is Flaovr Ice.
For years we avoided Lime Jell-O because my son said it made his throat itch--although chips with lime in them or even lime in a selzer didn't bother him
Now I'm thinking that LIME flavoring --or whatever makes it green--is the problem. I wonder what it is.
So now I have thrown away all the LIME anythings, and will continue with the NO-Lime flavored items .

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Well my Polenta was a smashing B O R E. I certainly can make porridge--Italian or not--that;'s what it was like. Good texture just dull as, well, dirt!
So I think I have to sautee some onions first then mix it in-- or bacon-- or something. I made the whitest meal tonight-- roast chicken (OK skin looked good) stewed cabbage with onions, polenta --which looks like white if with everything else!
oh well, back to the proverbial drawing board.
I did make some great bread today though--Orgran Simple Bread Mix. Water and oil and that's it for ingredients (i use guar gum also to help it stick together). It's rice flour and tapioca and --I threw the box away-- but no corn and obviously no wheat or gluten.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

nothing to eat

I can't think of one thing to make for lunch... and a debate weekend coming up--have no clue: chicken breast; steak--fruit leathers.... but then what? a bag of mini rice cakes, rice cakes, apples...ugh I am stumped, probably because just off vacation where the kitchen was my domain and not much had to be carted around and because I, well, just relaxed and served chips with brownies the whole time.
bad mom-- nothing interesting, nothing out there to make, applesauce, cookies, lettuce--I can hear the "again" and it's true--again!
Nutritionist visit well super well-- not enough grains, but on the whole very healthy strong diet. glad to hear it out loud. and got a calcium /D supplement (powedered, Kirkman labs--hypoallergenic) . more grains... tough one for a baking challenged mom-- off to Whole Food tomorrow to find bread mix--or Fairway-- to find bread mix and other Enjoy Life products--bagels, granola(!) and the like--something to spice it up!
Trix cereal, Rice Chex(health valley) and some other things to mix it all up and serve like a grain product... more grains--got polenta too--but not exactly easy to put in a lunch pack!
off to try again, wish me luck!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year everyone-- I imagine a great year with lots of new adventures and fun awaiting me and my family. And--let's make a difference this year.
Ours was a lovely New Year's Eve--our house, friends, fun, food and fireworks courtesy of NYC. Very very nice. made my chicken drummys recipe--and hike up the heat to 400 degrees for that first 30 minutes! I will change on recipes, but really need to get it higher faster.
Thinking about the new year and trying to establish the parameters of what makes quality of life so different for food-allergic people: lack of control over environment (as much as we try) loss of choice, ineffability of the allergy--that absolute hard and fastness of the allergy as it stretches across time and into every space...
Well, that wasn't exactly uplifting! enough for now--out into the almost snowy very cold day.