Monday, September 7, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009 (Labor Day!)

breakfast: pancakes from mix... some plain, some with slices of peaches in them and some with blueberries from our backyard.

snack: organic cantaloupe

lunch: hamburgers with organic corn on the cob (Matthew seems to tolerate this, or maybe he only tolerates a certain amount)

snack: organic plum tomatoes (they're really little and we have a lot of them)

dinner: Tinkyada pasta with Bertoli sauce and organic salad

dessert: watermelon

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

early breakfast: cereal bar

breakfast: scrambled eggs with ketchup

no snack

lunch: peanut butter and jelly on bread WITH gluten, but otherwise "safe"

We had company for a barbecue from this point on...

snack: potato chips with salsa and hummus

dinner: hamburgers, hotdogs, baked potato wedges (coated with EVOO, salt, pepper and rosemary then cooked for about 90 minutes at 375 degrees), salad

we never actually got to dessert...!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

early breakfast: cereal bar

breakfast: eggs with ketchup

snack: I think we skipped it

lunch: sushi from the grocery store. Matthew eats California Rolls (he prefers them with the orange eggs on the outside) but today he also tried one very tiny roll with some raw salmon inside and he liked it. :)

snack: organic grape tomatoes

dinner... will be at Mike's grandmother's. The inlaws make GF pasta for him and everything else is in the "fresh foods only" category with the possible exception of fried chicken breasts (when they use regular breadcrumbs). But pasta, salad (lettuce, oil and vinegar with salt), some kind of meat and a few veggies. They only use olive oil and nothing is prepackaged--so it's almost always safe.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Good news and bad news...

The good news is that I escaped PMS/PMDD this past month. I broke my own rules and introduced more than one new thing at a time and of course, have no clue which one worker. I have removed the maca root, though. So now it's just the B-complex and D I'm on. We'll see how it goes next month.

The bad news is that I keep slipping with Matthew. We've just gotten so lax and lazy. Trying to get so much done in so little time has led to us really not tending to ANYthing the way we should. Horrible.


Insasmuch as we eat eggs DAILY for the most, it's not the only option for breakfast.

There's eggs, of course (and our cholesterol is actually really good despite a family predisposition to it--read Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon to understand this phenomenon!)

Pancakes, waffles, and muffins made from an allergenic mix. These can be made ahead in large quantities and frozen. That's what we do. It's like buying ready-made/convenience stuff. :)

EnviroKids cereal. I know they have one that we can eat (Koala Crisp)

I honestly never investigated cereals any further. I'm a DIE hard farina person--so gluten free is really killing me on that front.

We also take a lesson from other countries and occasionally eat leftover dinner for breakfast... so meat and vegetables.

Yogurt (especially with some fruit tossed in)

Fruit (we get on broiled grapefruit tangents here)

Fruit salad

Bagels (they can be bought "safe" I think--frozen)

Cereal bars

I'm looking for a Creamy Rice & Fruit recipe... I just found one for Coconut Rice (and we'd eat it with fruit).


We're not a "dessert every night" family. For one, to me: dessert=sweets. For another, allergenically this is a costly thing. And since too much sweets really isn't a good thing... it works. But here's what we do for desserts:

Much like snacks, ANY fruit=dessert. This is when I freeze the little fruits to make them extra special (berries, grapes, etc.)

Smoothies (coconut milk based is my personal favorite, but hazelnut milk or rice milk with extra honey work well, too). Toss in your milk substitute, ice and "stuff" (fruit, honey, chocolate syrup, peanut butter... combine to your heart's content!)

ice cream (often with Ah!laska chocolate syrup)

yogurt--specifically chocolate flavored (since it's the closest we can get to pudding)

cookies from an allergenic mix

ice pops (Edy's Natural has some safe ones, Sweet Nothings Non-Dairy Fudge bars and Cool Fruits freezer pops)

brownies from an allergenic mix

I think that's the majority of what makes up dessert at our house.


In the interest of getting back on track with our food, I went food shopping tonight. Specifically for "snacks". Since we eat snacks 2-4 times/day, they're a major portion of our diet. Here is the very LONG list of what constitutes a snack in our house (organic whenever possible):

peeled baby carrots
grape tomatoes
tomato wedges
canned green beans

potato chips
cereal bars
Envirokids rice bars
rice crackers
Fruitabu dried/smooshed fruit (rolls or flats)

ANY fruit... sometimes I freeze small fruits (grapes or berries) for a spin on things. We also buy freeze-dried fruit for a change once in a while


yogurt (So Delicious has coconut milk-based yogurt)
cookies from an allergenic mix
home made Jello (Knox gelatin and fruit juice--recipe on the Knox packaging)

Those are the majority of our snacks. :D