Nothing too exciting in this weeks food shop, I was basically falling asleep as I was shopping so in the end I decided that I would rather we had a half effort of a shop, than no food shop at all 🙈
Free from dairy, egg, soya, sesame, peanut and tree nut 🙌🏼
Chicken and ham pie 🐓🐖
Haven't posted for a few days - we've eaten out, had a takeaway and eaten some of the meals from the freezer, but I'm back to work in 2 weeks so I'm meal prepping like mad (eat one, freeze one!) We had roast chicken last night (was supposed to be Sunday but just didn't have time running about visiting people!) and I always get a large one so I have loads leftover for other meals (also made 3 double portions of curry bulked out with potato and lentils). 1 leek
1 red onion (better with 2 weeks TBH)
1 clove of garlic
Low salt Vegetable/Chicken stock (about 200ml)
2 tablespoons plain flour
@Oatly crème fraiche substitute
Pinch dried sage
Pinch dried thyme
Chopped smoked gammon (approx 200g or so - I just buy a 750g joint and freeze the rest for roasting. It's much more economical than buying steaks)
Shredded roast chicken
Shortcrust pastry (I used to make my own but haven't attempted since going df. Most shop bought are df as long as you don't get all butter)
Fry gammon and set aside
Fry chopped leek, onion and garlic.
Add flour and stir for a few seconds then add the stock.
Add a couple of tablespoons of @oatly crème fraiche and stir.
Put gammon and chicken in and stir to combine. Cook for a few minutes.
*you may need to simmer to reduce the liquid content*
Leave to cool before making pie.
Roll out pastry and line a pie dish with it.
Add filling and top with pastry.
I couldn't egg wash due to Harry's allergy it so it lacked that nice shine, but it all tasted 👌
I split this in two - half for the pie and I froze half....may do it with pasta.
We had boiled potatoes and peas. Harry has decided that he wants to feed himself everything now so I'm having to fully embrace BLW. He coped quite well with today's offering!
Apple and blackberry crumble:
This is my absolute favourite dessert. To make it a healthier option I don’t add any sugar to either the fruit or crumble and just sprinkle over the crumble rather than covering the entire top of the pudding. If it was for a special occasion I’d go all out but today was just an ordinary day with cooking apples to use up and a toddler to entertain!
I made this in advance during the day ready for dinner this evening:
* chop the apple and place in a saucepan with a few blackberries (mine cane from the freezer) and some cinnamon * add a bit of water and turn on the heat. Once you can hear it’s hot turn the heat down and pop a lid on the pan * rub butter/ spread and flour together to make crumbs (I used a cow’s milk and soya free spread). Wilf and I did this bit together - it was messy! * place crumbs on a baking tray and bake until golden and crunchy * add fruit to an ovenproof dish and sprinkle over crumble * once tea time came I whacked it in the oven for about 15 minutes to reheat
When you’ve had an exhausting few days so the husband brings you tea in bed 😂
Not everyone’s cup of tea I know, but we are both in need of a rest so this works perfectly 🙌🏼
Have to say, I’ve never had bolognaise on a cracker before but it actually really worked 😂 he has a great imagination my husband ❤️
Baby’s first allergen.
I’m sure weaning for most people is a really exciting and enjoyable time but for me, and I’m sure lots of other allergy Mummies and daddies, it brings nothing but stress and worry.
This morning I tried Brodie with his very first allergen, oats. As much as I would love to keep him in a diet of puréed sweet potato and parsnip, I’m not sure it would do wonders for his health 😂Instead of enjoying the moment, I questioned every mouthful. Is that a hive? Are his lips swelling? Why did he just cough? And after two mouthfuls of holding my breath I decided to give up and instead offered him the safer option of puréed pear, which I have to say, he much preferred.
Believe it or not, this is actually a positive post 🙋🏽♀️
We are one allergen down with no anaphylaxis, no contact reaction, nothing to even comment on yet 🙌🏼
If anything this morning has given me a little boost of confidence that we can do this, one god damn allergen at a time 🎉
Lazy dinner! Oven roasted chicken legs and veg with a pasta n sauce! I did do mushrooms too but my girls had them all because I didn’t do enough 🙈swipe to see the packet of pasta! This one is dairy free and 0.5 syn for the whole pack! I’ve had less than half but I’ll count it to be safe 😊
O Ben nasceu alérgico à proteína do leite de vaca - APLV
Vou tentar contar aos poucos como foi todo o processo de descoberta até a adaptação da última fórmula.
Ben nasceu em Dublin/Irlanda, de 39 semanas, parto cesaria, porque estava em posição instável (girava feito relógio).
Ele nasceu bem miudinho, 49cm, 2,960kg, parecia um cisquinho, e muuuuiiitoooo cabeludo, virou atração no hospital.
Logo já foi pro peito. Eu sabia que amamentar não seria fácil, pois 10 anos antes eu fiz redução de mama, então aceitei desde cedo que possivelmente ele teria que ir direto pra fórmula, nunca tive crise com isso, mas, mesmo assim eu tentei.
Logo na primeira hora de vida ele já tomou a sua primeira mamadeira, e na mesma hora, foi a primeira fralda de meconio, e logo em seguida a segunda e a terceira. Foi todo o meconio nessas 3, 4 fraldas das primeiras 2, 3 horas. Achei meio estranho, as enfermeiras também, mas falaram que podia acontecer. Ali já pensei "como meu filho é especial, diferente, já fazia coisas diferentes na barriga, vai fazer fora também!" Ficamos 2 dias no hospital (eu pedi pra ir embora antes), nesses 2 dias eu não fiz nada além do normal, tentar amamentar no peito, dar mamadeira e trocar fralda. Eram 10 mamadeiras e fraldas por dia.
Ele não dormia, acordava assustado, mal chorava, reclamava no máximo quando sentia fome.
Cada vez que ele mamava, era uma fralda de cocô, muitos puns, muitos mesmo.
Achava bonitinho, pq ele esticava as perninhas pra fazer cocô, achava fofinho porque fazia uma barulheira danada.
Mas, sempre ficava de olho em coisas diferentes e perguntava tudinho para as enfermeiras e os médicos.
Comecei a perceber que o cocô dele saía cheio de bolinhas brancas, fiquei encucada com isso, mostrei pra enfermeira, que vê cocô de bebê todos os dias e ela disse ser normal.
"A cor tá normal, é normal".
E assim seguimos e deixamos o hospital, dois dias após seu nascimento... Continua
Another day, another admission🏥. So at the point I came home from own major abdo surgery, I was welcomed back with Small covered in chickenpox, which then became infected around is gastro stoma growing the ever so lovely bacteria Klebseilla, which has needed 3 courses oral antibiotics and an intense IV course to nip it in the bud. Along side this his been suffering with extreme gas and stomach distension, bloody discharge and a lot of milk leakage from around the stoma side, constipation, severe abdo pain around feeding, bloody mucousy stools and now back on a 24hour continuous feed. Initially both the medical professionals involved and I suspected this was all to do with the infection that had manifested around his gastrostomy. Until the dietician review and blood results indicated that the actual core problem for all his suffering around his tummy is around the fact he’s been undertaking a “Milk Ladder”. Now for all of you CMPA moms and dads out there, you will know that this itself is a hospital led decision and a make a or break stage in assessing your child’s dairy allergy. Small has had small amounts literally minimal (as his oral aversion doesn’t allow him adequate oral intake anyway) of dairy proteins reintroduced into his system... it is this slow reintroduction that has literally alliterated the inside of his stomach lining and sent him right back to square 1. He had to wait 6-12 months now before any Milk, whey or casein products can be reintroduced and attempted into his system again but the longer this takes the less likely it is he will be able to build a resilience to dairy as he is so severely allergic to gastrointestinaly 😭 He is soon to be discharged, will remain on a continuous feed alongside a course of antibiotics to provide healing space for his stomach. And looks like anything dairy is a NO GO for at least quite a while. Having hardly slept and still somewhat recovering from my own surgery I can’t wait to sleep in my own bed tonight. Medium has now contracted chickenpox too... so we shall see what excitements behold us when I return home 🙄😭 #cmpa#dairyallery#dairyfree#gastrostomy#peg#tubie#mom#chickenpox#poorlykids#neverending
Starting off the week how I want it to continue! With energy! 💪 last week I was tired, grumpy and confused 🙈 so starting from now I’m going to do better! Loads of spinach for iron with scrambled egg and chopped smoked bacon! Delicious 🤤
A Father’s Day feast for my whole family this evening. We had planned a BBQ but ended up indoors due to the weather 🙄 To put on a stressfree spread that catered a vegetarian, an allergy kid and two fussy eaters, we kept it simple, mixed home made with shop brought and prepped as much as we could in advance this morning 👍 We had @marksandspencer quarter pounders, posh dogs, corn cobs and homemade halloumi veg kebabs, with floured finger & burger rolls, sauces and relish, fried and crispy onions, cheeses and a range of salads. One was a homemade potato and peanut salad (boiled potato, mayo, yoghurt, paprika, spring onion, dry roasted peanuts and a squeeze of lemon) and another was a homemade rice salad (boiled rice, chopped pepper, spring onion, sweetcorn, pineapple, pineapple juice, olive oil and white wine vinegar). For pudding we had chopped fresh fruit (berries, mango, pineapple, grapes) with shop brought profiteroles, meringues, clotted cream and birthday cake. Its big J’s birthday tomorrow and the kids thought it was his party today, and parties mean cake and candles! Jack loves choosing a novelty cake. He had a choice between batman or unicorn, purely because they were the only cakes in the supermarket that were dairy free 🙈. Jack had a posh dog in half a finger roll, a corn cob, and a taste of all the salads. For pudding he had some birthday cake and fruit 👍 I had a burger with mustard mayo and crispy onions, a corn cob, half a kebab and salads followed by meringue, fruit and clotted cream. Stuffed!! #quickandeasy#dinnerparty#eatarainbow#fiveaday#familyfood#familyeats#familyfoodtribe#balanceisbest#comfortfood#healthydinners#healthypregnancy#eatgoodfeelgood#cmpa#dairyfree#soyafree#summereats#mealideas#onefamilyonemeal#summermeals#whatifeedmykid#whatmykideats#kidapproved#kidsdinner#dinnerforkids#kidfood#hotdogs#burgers#kebabs#saladbar#pudding
Today we went to @dartmoorzoo . We only stayed for a couple of hours but we were there over lunch time so decided to try our their on site restaurant (the Jaguar Restaurant). When I approached the guy on the till and asked about an allergy menu, he just looked at me blankly and said he would find out. He went back into the kitchen and another guy came out with a copy of the menu. We had a look through and he said they had gluten free rolls so she could have a plain burger and either chips or sweet potato fries.
Whilst the restaurant felt more like a school canteen and there was a long wait for the food which may have been due to a power cut, the portions were generous and the food was nice.
I’m not sure if this is a win or a fail... a delicious 5 min dairy free and vegan dessert 🍪 🍫 🍓 😋 BUT I was trying to find something the whole family can eat which for us means gluten and soya free too - didn’t quite get there today 😔
Crushed shortcake biscuits (contains wheat - you could sub your favourite gluten free biscuits) 🍪
Coconut collective Little Choc Pots (contains soya) 🍫
Topped with homegrown strawberries 🍓