Life just moves on, even when the blogging has stopped. Life happens. And boy, life has indeed happened to us. I went from having over 100 safe recipes, printed and stored to having none. So I'm finding new ones. Very, very, very slowly finding new ones. I'm hoping to put them here, where I can easily find them if, 'verse forbid, life should ever happen quite like it did. ;-)
Updated allergy list is as follows:
Apples, Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts, Avocado, Gluten/Oats/Wheat, Sesame, Soy, All Nuts, Amaranth, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Bananas, Yeast, Chocolate, Corn. Avoiding shellfish due to fear of the unknown.
Chocolate and corn are new. So is yeast. Baking yest. I haven't tested nutritional yeast yet. I'm special ordering yeast-free bread from Ener-G Foods. Luckily, she's young enough that the transition was pretty easy. No complaints about the new bread.
Chocolate and corn. Corn was her favorite food. She would have lived on it if I let her. That should have been a big red flag. I eventually figured it out. When she eats corn, yeast or chocolate, we have awful meltdowns. They're really bad. I'm struggling with the chocolate and corn still. I bought her cookie dough ice cream(coconut milk) and totally forgot that there's chocolate in it. Duh. I also can't find safe carob chips locally. Which STINKS! She keeps asking for chocolate chip cookies and I can't make them. I'm making her "chocolate" milk with carob powder and she loves it. And I have a carob cupcake recipe that is to-die-for! But they're not "chocolate" chip cookies. All the carob chips locally have barely malt or dairy in them. I can find safe ones online, but I can't afford to order them right now.
So, we're just going along, trying to figure things out again. She wakes up swollen in the mornings and has allergy shiners under her eyes. They look black at times. I'm pretty sure it's from x-contam(roommate has gluten/dairy/everything but peanuts in the house) from our kitchen, but at the moment I'm not in a position to do much about it other than try to keep her food as safe as I possibly can. Luckily she seems to have a fairly high allergen threshold and hasn't had an anaphylactic reaction to anything(knock on wood).
I think this means I'm back...