Thursday, December 31, 2009

I found a "safe" mock soy sauce recipe!

YAY!!! I haven't tried it yet, but here's the link:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

early breakfast: organic banana

breakfast: eggs with canned organic peas

snack: organic pear wedges

lunch: Nature's Promise hot dog with canned organic green beans

snack: potato chips with garlic hummus, freeze dried strawberries, and organic apple wedges

dinner: lamb chops fried in EVOO with fresh organic broccoli (steamed) and Alexia potato wedges

planned dessert: hot cocoa made with coconut milk (I have to look to see the brand of cocoa, but it's safe and has no dried milk in it)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I lost my aunt last night. She was like a big sister to me in an ocean of worthless, toxic relatives; and the only person who understood what I was dealing with when it came to my family. But it brings to end a period of chaos that needs to change.

We will be going completely gluten-free. I read Dr. Mercola's Beginner Nutrition Plan and am implementing it immediately. Once we're on track with taking our supplements and eating without our allergens, we'll move on to Feingold diet.

As for today...

Early breakfast: organic carrot

Breakfast: eggs with organic canned peas and water (I had some coffee)

Snack: coconut-milk based yogurt (Pina Colada flavor) and then some potato chips

Lunch: tuna pods (tuna fish made with "safe" mayo in steamed potato halves hollowed out to make "shells")

Snack: potato chips

dinner: homemade red lentil chili with rice. Matthew wasn't interested, so he had an all natural hotdog (Nature's Promise) with steamed, fresh, organic green beans. And we all had water.

Dessert: Matthew had more green beans. After he went to bed, Mike & I had panettone. Panettone is hard to part with at Christmastime. :(

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thank GOD for the Natural Candy Store

YAY!!! Matthew can have candy canes!!!! The box arrived today and he was OUT of his MIND with joy. :(

I also got jelly beans, gummy bears and some peppermint candies (you know those little round ones?)

I hope they carry Easter candy. What a nightmare this year's egg hunt was for my MIL... and my little pickle.

Ready to go completely gluten-free

Yup... you heard that right. We're going to completely get rid of it.

Matthew's had some behaviors that are hard to nail down to anything specific. There are tons of things that COULD be causing these behaviors, but the behaviors are not consistent. We're wondering if it's tied to food... and so we're going to be removing gluten completely.

Of course, that requires a slightly different lifestyle. One that doesn't completely rely on convenience foods (like bread for sandwiches) or at least allows for pockets of time to create our own "safe" convenience foods (like baking bread in the bread machine, slicing it, then freezing it for later use... we freeze our gluten bread anyway so it's not a huge difference).

Monday, December 7, 2009

EARLY snack (last night was St. Nicholas eve--so he was up at the crack of dawn to see what was left in his shoe): 2 triple chocolate meringues and 1 macaroon (both totally safe)

breakfast: eggs with Taylor ham (although his belly hurt... wonder why *eyeroll*)

snack: chocolate yogurt (coconut-milk based)

lunch: leftover chicken thighs cooked in EVOO with canned organic green beans

snack: (can't remember... maybe nothing?)

dinner: potstickers from the freezer (will check the brand later--they were safe minus the gluten in the dough) and canned organic peas