Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. Well, it’s a toss-up between that and lunch and dinner. And second breakfast. And elevenses…
Bacon, biscuits and gravy, waffles… it doesn’t matter what time of day, it makes for an excellent meal. In a food allergy house, though, it’s not always the easiest meal to eat. Enter the product of today:
For when you need chocolate yesterday…
I have a friend who doesn’t like chocolate. We try not to talk about it.
I cannot comprehend not liking chocolate. I get that everyone has preferences, and maybe you prefer something else, and some people can’t eat chocolate… but to just not like it at all? I just don’t get it. Continue reading
I once read a blog post (some recipe, I don’t remember what it was) in which the author used the phrase “totally tubular” at least three times. When I say “I once read,” I don’t mean back in 1989. I mean just a few months ago, in early 2017. I just…. I mean…….. *sigh*
But now, I have a reason to write about tubes! That’s right, meet the blogosphere’s newest tubie! Continue reading
At the time of this post, I am on my way back from a trip to Costa Rica. I’ll write more about that later, but because I have been out of the country for a week, I don’t have a recipe for this week. Instead, I wanted to share one of our favorite products.
Let’s face it: sometimes products made for people with certain dietary restrictions (eg. gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, etc.) are pretty obviously missing something. Often they are ok, but clearly something isn’t right. But these…. these are AMAZING! Not only are they delicious, they are 100% safe for our allergy kids. They are not gluten-free, but wheat and gluten aren’t problems for us. They are, however, dairy-free and egg-free, which makes them perfect for Reese (our little EOE dude). Not all Annie’s products are safe for him, but these are, and they are excellent. Reese doesn’t eat much, even when the foods we give are safe, but these he loves. And the rest of us do, too! They are little more expensive than other brands (like Pillsbury, for example), but it’s totally worth paying a little more for Reese to be able to eat yummy cinnamon rolls with us on a lazy Saturday morning.
Sometimes it can be a little tough to find certain Annie’s products at the store. Even if they carry some, they may not carry all. Check them out here or go to www.annies.com to see what else they have.
Eating Isn’t Always Easy is a book about a kid with EOE. It was written by a child psychologist (Dr. Nancy S. Rotter) and a pediatric gastroenterologist (Dr. Qian Yuan).
It begins simply. The first few pages establish the child (named Ben) as a normal kid, one who rides his bike and has a sister. It then introduces EOE in very kid-friendly language. It goes on to explain how they found out that Ben has EOE and what that means for his day-to-day life. Continue reading
The taste of summer, bite-sized.
Any parent knows that coming up with dinners can be a challenge. If that parent has a kid with food restrictions (whether due to allergies, EOE, or any other of a host of things), it is that much more difficult. In the midst of the “I don’t want to do spaghetti again” conversation, Michelle had an idea. It was a brilliant idea. KEBABS. Continue reading
Last night I made dinner. I made Reese-safe chicken nuggets, Reese-safe dip, and Reese-safe french fries. And he would’t touch it. Well, I take that back; he touched a french fry, and decided it was hot (it wasn’t). Then decided he was done. Continue reading
Nostalgia, now dairy-free!
When I was a kid it seemed like there were things we always had in the pantry. We always had chocolate chips. We didn’t make cookies often, but we always had chocolate chips. We also always had crispy chow mein noodles. I have absolutely no recollection of ever having Chinese food at home, but we always had chow mein noodles. We also always had a flashlight and D batteries in the pantry, but that wasn’t quite the same (flashlights take a notoriously long time to cook, and they just aren’t worth the trouble). Continue reading