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I have a food allergy baby on my hands.  No milk, soy, eggs, or peanut butter allowed.  It does bad things.  We know for certain the milk and soy do VERY BAD THINGS and we are under a doctor order to avoid the other things…unless we just feel sadistic enough to give it a try and see if we land in the ER.  After all the milk and soy issues, I am not willing to go there for the time being.  I like when my baby girl feels good and we have NORMAL day-to-day activities that don’t include severe skin rash, diarrhea, and projectile vomiting.  Call me crazy, if you will.

So, I would be willing to bet that any parent that has endured food allergies with their infant has experienced how FREAKING DIFFICULT it is to figure out what to feed them.  Most especially, during the transition to solid food or if, like my child, as soon as they figure out finger food and feeding themselves, they vehemently refuse ALL pureed food, anything served on a spoon and/or fed TO them by a parent.

Breakfast is, in my opinion, the most difficult meal to come up with something filling, healthy and not all sugar.

My little one will NOT accept any baby cereal, oatmeal, cream of wheat or rice.  Nada.  Won’t take it.  I kept trying and trying, but ultimately I choose not to continue that battle.  It is not worth the screaming that rings my ears and the frustrations caused to both her and I.

This led me to do a lot of Googling in hopes of discovering something more than cut fruit and Cheerios to feed my 9-12 month old…

I found a recipe for Baby Cereal Pancakes, however, the recipe contains egg yolks and milk, which my daughter cannot have.  So I started experimenting with the recipe and can finally say the the 3rd time IS IN FACT the charm.  My third batch is not only a success in that the end result actually resembles a pancake, but that my kid actually ate one and seemed to enjoy it.  WOOT!!!!!!

I thought I would share my recipe for anyone out there struggling with the same issues…I would hope that any other mommy’s out there in the blogosphere will consider doing the same (sharing!) if they happen to be dealing with food allergies and the struggle for variety and nutrition in their allergy kid’s diet.

Baby Cereal Pancakes

1/2 cup baby cereal oatmeal (or barley)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup baby formula (or milk, soy, rice milk…whatever your child can have)
1/2 cup of applesauce
roughly 1/2 cup of apple juice to start
cinnamon, vanilla extract and/or a mashed up fruit of choice, like banana (optional)

mix all this up and add a dash of water if it is still thick, you want to add a little water or juice until the consistency will pour off the spoon or run through the slats of a fork…not like watery, but it should pour onto the skillet.

I use a non-stick skillet to avoid using butter because my child cannot have butter.  Depending on your child, you may want to use a little butter melted in the skillet or non stick spray…or whatever you do if you make normal pancakes.

Pour whatever size pancakes you want and cook until brown on bottom, then flip and brown the other side.  Low-Med. Low heat.

I make them small and add a little Karo syrup (like a drop or two) and spread it over the top or I spread a pureed fruit like apple sauce, pears…or whatever fruit you want…on top.

Good luck!

By the way, I tasted them and they actually do taste good!

Nov
24
Hair Pie

Okay, really it is the Silk Chocolate Pie recipe. If you didn’t read the previous post, then the hair pie joke isn’t funny.

Anyway, here is the recipe at the request of Tubeless in St. Louis:

1 baked pie shell or any kind of prepared pie shell, including the option for graham cracker crust
1 (1 oz.) square chocolate, melted & cooled (if it is too hot it melts the butter and makes the pie runny, if it is too cold then it looks like chocolate shavings in your pie…either way it still tastes good)
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Cream butter and sugar together; blend in chocolate and vanilla. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating 5 minutes after each egg. Turn into pie shell and chill 1 to 2 hours. Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and/or nuts, if desired. It doesn’t require any add ons to be delicious.

Enjoy!!

I made a yummy dinner for my hubby. It was simple, quick and very tasty.

Ingredients:

1 oz butter or margarine
24 oz of sole, tilapia, flounder or similar (white fish)
1 med size onion, finely chopped
6 oz can of crab meat, drained (or 4oz fresh crab meat)
1/2 cup cottage cheese (or ricotta cheese)
1 tblespn parley
1 sm egg, beaten
1/2 tspn paprika
salt and pepper to taste

This really only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and it bakes unattended for about 15-25 minutes, depending on if y ou like crispy edges or not. (which I do, so I cooked it about 25 minutes).

Lightly grease an oven proof dish with a little bit of the butter/margarine.

Place four hand-sized pieces of fish into the dish (you should have four more hand-sized pieces)

Cook onion in a little bit of the butter/margarine and a dash of garlic seasoning or all spice.

Add the cooked onion, crab meat, cottage cheese(or ricotta), parsley, beaten egg, salt and pepper into a small bowl. Mix well and divide onto the fish in the dish.

Cut a slit into the remaining pieces of fish and place over the stuffing. Press onto bottom piece of fish just enough that the stuffing squishes out the slit you cut.

Melt remaining butter, add paprika and brush or drizzle over the fish.

Bake at 350º F.

Very simple, very yummy. Great with a salad or asparagus and maybe even served on a bed of rice… just a suggestion. This will serve four.