Still trudging along here. Doing well on the grain front, but not as good on the sugar front. We had a b-b-q yesterday so I made food to take(as I cannot trust the family to have ANYTHING safe for us). I made typical bbq fare as it was a potluck so the dishes I brought needed to be "shareworthy" and the family here HATES anything different. So, I made homemade baked beans and potato salad. For just us I made some plain burger patties and then some grainfree chocolate chip cookies(sweetened w/ raw honey). They were supper yummy! A definite treat and surely not something I need to eat a lot of at all! They had a wonderful buttery taste- I think because of the high fat content of the almond flour and the coconut oil I used- the texture was great and they just looked perfect.
OH- and just as I suspected the only meats there was hamburgers(ALL brushed w/ bbq sauce - made w/ beer(which of course has gluten/wheat)- why they couldn't have made any plain is beyond me- it would seem as horrible as they are about things that there is no way they can never manage to have any safe food unless it was on purpose.
Today we had a play date and I cooked lunch for everyone- I made it according to all of our diets- gf/df/grainfree for us- gf/nutfree for 1friend and Feingold Stage one for the other! It was a great playdate and we all ate well. I made roasted chicken(legs and thighs), df mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes- squash- onions- and beets, fresh corn on the cob- watermelon and homemade mashmallows(these are pretty much pure sugar but I couldn't help but try them I just had a few though!). The kids LOVED the marshmallows! And no one felt deprived at all. OH- and we had a big spinach salad- salad bar set up! Best part is I have leftovers for supper!
Oh- my big indiscretion- I had a shake this weekend- dairy and copious amts of sugar. Man I am stupid. The hands have stopped itching, but my neck still is and my breasts and vagina are very yeasty- my breasts are so itchy it isn't even funny. It so wasn't worth it!
Here is the cookie recipe for anyone interested:
(btw I love this lady's blog and I see she has a cookbook coming out very soon- an almond flour cookbook!)http://www.elanaspantry.com/video-tu...-chip-cookies/
Oh- and I also did a lovely orange dark chocolate bar cut into chunks for the chocolate- man it was yum! Thankfully I had the forsight to only do a halfbatch so between me and the 2 kids there was only 12!