A new hitch in my meal making adventures has surface. Bubba, my food loving 2yr old has a number of other food intolerances or allergies besides the celiac. I’ve been trying different foods one at a time after a version of an elimination diet where he ate only rice, chicken and a few other very bland things for a month. I kept a journal of the process and discovered that he can not tolerate milk, soy (including soy oils it appears), tree nuts, apples, strawberries, and any citrus (included in all soda’s and most juices).
Almost every dressing/marinade contains either soy or citrus. Our family standby protein snack (nuts) is out of the question. Most cereals are out even some of the newly re-done CHEX. I had been getting confident with the food allergies already in place and this just seems out of control!
The poor guy practically views food consumption as his love language, ha ha, and it seems much like a cruel joke. He is the least picky of my kids and yet at two he knows to ask “It not make me sick?” when any food is offered to him. Although he understands that he feels better when avoiding certain things his brothers have it is exceptionally difficult to keep alternatives for all the things we were used to having.
I don’t know why this seems so different since I have already been through the shock of discovering myself and three of my kids are celiac.
My tendency has been to make good food that is naturally gluten free and not have to worry about making one, two or three alternative meals for non-wheat, non-soy, non-whatever individuals. We all eat together for the most part. Bubba and I have our own milk and on rare occasions Matt has a loaf of bread stashed in a special cupboard but everything else is the same.
Thank you, I just had to vent. This is one reason why there have not been recipes posted here lately. Hoping to get my groove back soon!