I've been away from quite awhile, too, and thought I'd share a few things. But first, I don't think I ever did thank all of you for the veggie suggestions. Thank you! (Who knows what else I've missed, too). We still haven't tried spinach. I need to do that. We tried green beans, but
, for both dh and ds. And I thought I'd try cauliflower, because they can both eat that and it would make a nice addition (potato substitute, for one). And it's been over 10 years since I tried broccoli, and I'm quite a bit healthier now, so I really thought it would be OK. I only tried a small amount, and thank goodness, because that small amount messed up my gut for at least 2 weeks (no black teeth, though, so that's good)! I won't be trying that again!
Anyway, on to the good things. Ds made up a recipe with me, and I thought I'd share. You know those mini sweet peppers? Well, ds loves those, and wanted a sandwich sub. for a picnic that he was going to have with some other kids. So he wanted to cut the tops off and stuff something inside. What we did ended up being very yummy (and simple). We used some fried up chicken strips that we had in the fridge. We whizzed them in the food processor, added some yogurt to moisten the mix, and then, since I misjudged on the yogurt and add a bit too much, we added some brazil nuts and whizzed again. Since the chicken already had spices on it (lemon pepper-type thing), we didn't add anything else. We stuffed that in the peppers. A big hit! I also made it recently with some shredded chicken I had in the freezer. With that, though, I added some spices to taste. I've also made it with some chicken with a different kind of seasoning, which is my favorite. I use cumin, coriander and ground chipotle.
Ds's birthday was earlier this month. I made cupcakes, loosely
following the recipe for cashew butter muffins. I didn't add the banana, so I used more nut butter, and an extra egg. I added lemon zest and lemon juice. And I used pine nuts. And I sweetened them, of course (I used agave nectar because it doesn't affect ds's blood sugar. I know isn't SCD legal, that works better for us than honey. Honey would work fine in the recipe, though). They were sooo yummy! I frosted with a cooked egg white frosting. And ds had seen an idea in a party book, and so we sprinkled ground pine nuts over the top of them (for sand -- the book had suggested brown sugar, so we improvised), and we stuck a little drink umbrella in each one. We also made a cake, shaped like a fish and frosted with the same frosting, tinted with natural food color (blueberry juice concentrate for purple and black currant juice concentrate for pink -- supposed to be blue and red, but oh well) and I put coconut flakes on for scales, and blueberry for the eye. The cake was the same recipe, except I used vanilla instead of lemon. No one would have known that had no flour in them except that some of the mothers knew we have a special diet, so they asked what it was made of. Plus, one mom said she'd been dreaming of my home baked cake for weeks, so I thought I ought to warn her that it wouldn't be the same as previous years. She still thought it was worth the wait! Everyone (except one boy who was sick -- AAARGH, now we have bad colds!!) loved everything. We also had a fruit tray and a veggie tray, and guacamole as a dip. I wanted ds to be able to eat everything, since there will be plenty of parties where he won't be able to eat anything but what I bring for him.
BTW, I'm buying these to transport cupcakes in for parties that we attend: http://shop.bakerscatalogue.com/deta...7S&search=C251
It was all much fun.
Sorry this turned so long. Just thought I'd share.