All 4 Them: No prob when it comes to the muffins, I have to hide them from my brother in order for me and my mom to see any (unless I put nuts or craisins in them, sometimes I do both just so we can see more than a couple.) I hear ya when it comes to avacados, though over here they usually run about $1.50. That's expensive when you're really trying to run a budget, and I can't even find organic ANYWHERE, not even at Vitamin Cottage.Oh, and apparently they came out with quinoa burgers in the stores now, they're (supposed) to be vegan, GF/DF/CF. I can't seem to find them online and I can't remember the name to save my life... but there's a lot of other good quinoa burger recipes that I'm finding. Btw, I'm a Montrose chick and it's been raining like crazy.
The beans and rice are really simple, and you can subst. quinoa for a protien boost (I like wild and brown rice with mine, volcano rice when I can get it.) My secret ingredient is the chili powder they sell in the Mexican food aisle, the baggie with the white label. You can find it with complementary seasonings already added. I also add hamburger or sausage to mine, and I think they've finally started coming out with GF/CF/SF veggie meat crumbles. You can find just about anything made from nuts anymore, thats what I'm finding in most of the recipies I've seen. I also use black beans and kidney beans.
CoburnWoman: I love the look of that jerky, and I know my mom will too. I wonder how that would taste with apple cider vinegar...
Deborahbgkelly: That's the nice thing about restricted food lifestyles, if it's all they know, what are they going to miss? I didn't even think I could have kids (we can thank Celiac disease for that), and now I have a beautiful 3 month old son. I had hoped he would be like his daddy and not have allergies to anything, but luck of the draw was that he has a cow's milk protien allergy, and otherwise a better immune system than anyone else in the household. I've had to start supplementing him with hypoallergenic formula (which I HATE, he does just fine on solids but his doc is scared to death with all of the food allergies in my house that we could trigger something else), but otherwise this kid is going at the very least gluten free until I know his little digestive system is ready to try a pinch of gluten. I'd say no until he moves out of the house, but sadly schools and daycares just really don't seem to care about food allergies as much as they say. My hubby and I are SERIOUSLY considering homeschool.