Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chicken cutlet dinner

So tonight we tried to duplicate a meal that TJ has enjoyed in the past- breaded & fried chicken cutlet, a veggie and mashed potatoes. Clearly. this recipe had to be modified a bit to fit the allergies of my baby. Here is what we did.

For the chicken cutlets:
1. Dip thin cutlets in Ener-G Egg Replacer and then into breadcrumbs. (We seasoned app. 1 cup rice flour breadcrumbs with 1 tsp of Italian seasoning and 1/2 tsp of seasoned salt.)
2. Fry cutlets in small amount of olive oil, until crispy.

For the veggies:
1. Peel & slice 5 carrots. Boil about 5 min, until crisp-tender.
2. Add 1/2 bag of frozen peas. Cook until all are soft.
3. Add 1 tbsp of Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread.
Delicious. Everyone enjoyed these!

The mashed potatoes were done as follows:
1. Boil potatoes (we used 1 1/2 potatoes) until very soft.
2. Mash in bowl and add 1/4 coconut milk, and salt/pepper to taste.
3. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cookbook Recommendation

Sophie-Safe Cooking: A Collection of Family Friendly Recipes that are Free of Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish and Shellfish

I downloaded this book on my Kindle and love it. We have made the chili (substituting ground beef with ground turkey) and the baked apples. Yummy.

Product Spotlight - Amys Kitchen : Natural and Organic Foods

Product Spotlight - Amys Kitchen : Natural and Organic Foods

TJ LOVES this macaroni and cheese! It is made with brown rice pasta and non-dairy (non-soy) cheese. Yummy!!!

Tempt Vanilla Ice Cream

This is TJ's favorite "ice cream" so far:

It's made from hemp milk (yes, like pot!) and is so healthy, it's unbelievable. He loves this! It has a weird consistency when it melts, but it's delicious if eaten right away. Oh and if you have a soy allergy, we learned the hard way that there is soy in sprinkles! Always read the labels !!

TJ's Hamburger Helper

We attempted to make cabbage rolls (yummy, and so appealing to the Polish part of me!) but then realized that it had eggs in the filling. The recipe to follow was so spur of the moment, but came out delicious. I would definitely make this for myself!

1/2 small onion, chopped
1 medium garlic clove, chopped
Olive oil
1/2 lb beef/pork mixture (any meat mixture would work here)
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (to taste)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3/4 cup cooked rice (we used a "safe" white rice for this)
1/2 bag of frozen peas
salt/pepper to taste

In a skillet, drizzle a small amount of olive oil and sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Add beef/pork and brown. Drain. Add seasonings, mixing thoroughly. Add tomato sauce and cooked rice, stirring to coat. Add peas and cook until defrosted. Sprinkle salt/pepper to taste.

This was a recipe that TJ kept screaming "a more!" to. :)

First things first

After months of vomitting and being told many things, we have *finally* come across our diagnosis- esinophilic esophagitis. So now we are avoiding all of the allergens that popped up in our son's bloodwork- corn, wheat, soy, milk, peanuts, walnuts, codfish and egg whites. What you will find in this blog are links to great recipes (and yucky ones, because those are the ones we can possibly transform!), a list of interesting and useful webpages, and a listing of all foods that TJ enjoys. Thanks for reading and please leave comments!