Friday, December 28, 2012

Sorry for the interruption

Sorry for the interruption of about a year long hiatus! When you have a family and children with special needs (even if it is just food) you have a tendency to shove the most important things to the front. Unfortunately this blog didn't make the cut, lol.

I'm hoping to try and salvage this blog, though. Please be patient. Thank You! ~ Alicia

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Week 5

Day 29

  • Corn cereal and pork sausage links
  • Coconut milk
  • Jell-O
  • Ham Rolls (sliced ham and hard Romano cheese rolled up a piece of romaine lettuce)
  • Pork cutlets with corn and salad

Day 30

  • Beef smoked sausage, fresh strawberries/strawberry nectar
  • Beef mini meatloaves with mustard
  • Green beans

Day 31

  • Rice cereal with Almond milk
  • Venison steaks (cut into strips and cooked in GHEE, dr. approved)
  • Raspberries
  • Mashed cauliflower (boys are still getting used to it. Working on tweaking the recipe so that is taste better!)

Day 32

  • GF Oatmeal with cinnamon, coconut milk and maple syrup
  • Pineapple/pineapple juice
  • Fish coated in corn starch with salt and pepper and fried in olive oil
  • Rice (with chicken stock)

Day 33

  • Quinoa Flakes (hot cereal) with almond milk and pears
  • Pear Juice
  • Turkey sausage with quinoa/corn noodles

Day 34

  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Peaches/Peach nectar
  • Pork meatballs
  • Green beans

Day 35

  • Cinnamon Rice Chex with coconut milk
  • Jell-O/strawberries
  • Chicken stock with corn noodles (chicken noodle soup)
  • Kool-aid with Stevia

Knowing that next week is the “last” week of the rotation diet has put some pep in our step! We realize that it is imperative to stay on a rotation schedule, but the hope that most of the foods we eliminated may be ok again is amazing! Hungry boy has already done phenomenal with the re-introduction of hard cheeses, eggs, and GF oats! And Tater (son number 2) has passed the re-introduction of rice, GF oats and eggs with flying colors!

I look forward to tomato, potato and for goodness sake glorious garlic again! One week to go and we can begin the re-introduction of a huge list. It will be slow going, but I’m excited!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oats Again!

With the addition of eggs and GF oats into our rotation, I was ecstatic to try out some new oat flour I found today. I immediately came home and searched for yeast & gluten free oat breads and came across this dandy. I altered it to our needs. Want the recipe? ‘Cause it REALLY GOOD.

GF YF Oat bread

Yeast & Gluten Free Oat Bread

1 1/2 cups GF oat flour
1 cup sweet sorghum flour
1/2 cup corn starch (the original recipe called for Tapioca starch instead, but I didn’t have any on hand)
2 Tbs chia seeds (or flax seeds)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 eggs
1 cup water
2 Tbs agave nectar (or honey, I used buckwheat honey)
1 Tbs white vinegar
1/4 cup oats for topping (optional)
Preheat oven to 350* F. In a medium bowl, combine chia (or flax) seeds and water. Allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk together flours/starch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of water and seeds, add eggs, agave (or honey), and vinegar. Whisk together and slowly add the liquid to the dry ingredients, stirring as you go with a large spoon or an electric mixer on low. It will be more the consistency of a thick batter than a dough. Grease a large loaf pan (I used coconut oil ) and pour the batter into the pan. Sprinkle the top of the bread with the whole oats if desired. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.

This turned out great! Especially since we haven’t had bread with eggs in it for like 4 years! I was amazed at how dense and yet….bread like it was! I guess the best thing to liken it to is a soda bread. I’m still trying to figure out a butter substitute to top it with, since goat butter is out of the question. So far, I just put some jam on top for hungry boy. (But for me, I snuck some creamy goat cheese and homemade peach preserves on it….heaven, I swear!)

This will be made again! Now to find some other grains to make this or similar recipes with. I have a coconut bread that I really want to try, as well as a flourless chocolate cake that I saw on Pinterest the other day…YUM!

Week 4

Day 22

  • Fired Rice : Brown Rice, eggs, carrots, onion, fried rice wvenisoncelery, venison
  • raspberries
  • Coconut milk
  • Cinnamon Rice Chex

Day 23

  • Mighty Tasty Hot cereal (whole grain brown rice, corn, sweet white sorghum, buckwheat )
  • Peach Nectar (I found this Peach Nectar at our local Wal-Mart and it was GOOD AND inexpensive
  • Corn Pasta with olive oil, salt & pepper
  • Asparagus

Day 24

  • Pork sausage
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Pork chops with bacon grease (Supper healthy, I know. But it really makes the pork taste sooooo much better when you can’t use butter!)
  • Romaine salad with mustard dressing

Day 25~ We were out all day (for all three meals!) so I had to work with what there was to choose from, which resulted in some foods being closer than the normal 3-4 days.

  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Beef, crispy corn tacos with lettuce

Day 26

  • Venison Meatloaf
  • Beef breakfast sausage
  • Green beans
  • Almond milk
  • Pears

Day 27

  • Turkey breakfast sausage391853_2763138833215_1100167284_33026863_243078664_n
  • Rice cereal
  • Coconut milk
  • Turkey
  • Broccoli and cauliflower with olive oil, salt & pepper

Day 28

  • GF oatmeal with brown sugar and almond milk
  • Peach nectar
  • Fish with coconut oil, salt and pepper ( I was trying something new, it didn’t go over as well as planned, lol. It helps when you make “coconut crusted fish”…to actually have coconut at the house….opps!)
  • zucchini and yellow squash

I thought that last week was challenging, but this week was REALLY challenging. I was trying to relax as much as possible, and just ended up making more work for myself by not planning well enough. And then I realized what week it was! That infused a whole new life into this diet! the light is starting to shine on the horizon and I must be honest, it feels so good to have some new things in our diet. Eggs and oatmeal have been the most noticed improvements! Not to mention rice into our youngest son’s diet, it really opens up opportunities I never thought possible.

Next week, hungry boy goes back to school and I was happy to find some pre-packaged fruit that didn’t have grape or apple juice (and wasn’t filled with corn syrup!). I don’t usually buy things like that, but I wanted something special for him to take in his lunch. It helps with the frustration of being limited. Also, I picked up some oat flour and hope to make something new with that!