My idea is to give you an insight into day-to-day cooking and eating for my Miss A, as so many of my friends are intrigued by what I actually feed her given the restrictions. I hope this will be a ray of light for anyone else in a similar situation.
First off, Google is my best friend. I have found I can type searches like 'wheat free nut free noodle recipes' and get some choices to use. This has saved my life! By taking these recipes and making the necessary changes for the diets we are using I can give my little one as varied a diet as possible.
Invention has also been a big help, and making sure my kitchen is stocked at all times with the necessary ingredients for everything she likes to eat. Bearing in mind, take out is NEVER an option for us. There is no take away food that meets her needs.
So here is today's menu for her:
Breakfast - Freedom Foods Cocoa Bombs (a special treat as she has a sinus infection today)
A cornbread muffin - I use the Orgran Cornbread mix, I have had no success making cornbread from scratch without the milk or egg. It is too crumbly.
Morning Tea - A vegan doughnut (recipe to come in the next couple of days)
Lunch - Homemade Pumpkin Soup (recipe to come on future posts)
Macro popcorn, small packet
Afternoon Tea - Coconut Rice Custard
Dinner - Quinoa Crumbed KFC, Chips, Green beans
Dessert - Homemade iceblock
This is not a normal day menu, this is the 'comfort food' version that we trott out on weekends and when she is sick. Tomorrow will be better, I promise! As you can see I do use premade ingredients where appropriate, but not often. There are not many out there that I can use. But if there is one that fits the diet and makes my life easier, I say 'Go for it!'. I have not need to prove myself to anyone.
QUINOA CRUMBED KFC
Chicken pieces - thigh fillets or drumsticks work best
1/3 cup Orgran Multigrain crumbs with Quinoa
1/3 cup rice crumbs
1/3 cup maize flour
egg, beaten (or rice milk to wet the meat so the crumbs will stick)
herbs and spices of choice
Mix the crumbs and flour together with some herbs and spices for taste. Dip chicken in egg or milk and then coat in the crumbs. Then bake in a moderate oven for 30 mins or deep fry, depending on choice.
Serve with chips and green veg. Chips can be easily made by peeling and chopping a potato into chips and baking as above or deep frying. Yum!