Recipies for Restricted Diets & Allergies

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Re: Recipies for Restricted Diets & Allergies

Postby gjsm » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:14 pm

WOW! I've just read through all these posts! I'm so with you girls! We have been doing this diet for almost 3 years. it's gotten easier as time has gone by as we have so adapted. I find that you get used to the blandness...though we do use a lot of salt...I figure it's the only bad thing that goes in our bodies now! LOL :D

It's so good to have a thread where we can share this in common. I so hear you Lusi on behaviour reactions! We rarely (maybe once a year) go to a restaurant as a family as there's so little we can eat. I find the boys can usually have steak and chips and I have a chicken and pumpkin rissoto that I know the ingredients of...few and mild. Well we all had it New Year's Eve and we all reacted in different ways, but definite behavioural reactions from the boys. So, even that's out now! (Maybe they had a different chef that night! LOL )

Anyway, I'm finding that Coles and Safeway are getting so much better at stocking glutenfree (and often low or minus of all the other things we can't have) foods that it's getting a little easier.

Sal, just one comment re Rice Milk. They are ALL SO incredibly different, depending on which brand you get. My boys hate 3 brands and love only the Freedom Foods brand. We were just away and I forgot to take it (YIKES! :o ) So I had to use a different brand and after two days DS2 wouldn't touch it! He's so happy to be home with his 'yummy' milk again! You could maybe try different brands and use the leftovers (of the ones they don't like) in cooking.

We have also discovered that 'Cocoa Bombs' from Safeway or Coles (Health food section) have been fine for our boys and a major answer to prayer! They aren't all that expensive either. We also get 'rice bubbles' (plain puffed rice) from our Gluten free shop. It's pretty good with milk and sugar. (My opinion only - Don't bother with the puffed rice from Safeway/Coles, it tastes horrible! :lol: )

If any of you remote girls want an excellent Gluten Free shop that do mail order, our new local one is one of the best and cheapest there is. Her aim is to provide quality 'specialist' food at the cheapest possible prices. It's still expensive, but way cheaper than regular health food stores.

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Re: Recipies for Restricted Diets & Allergies

Postby Donna » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:21 pm

Gennie, my kids love Lowan's Cocoa Bombs! (Okay, so do I!!) They are great, I like lots of Lowan brand stuff!

My husband (and I) are currently on a strict diet to try to help some of his health issues. It's pretty basic, just lots of fresh veges (no starches like potatoes) and meat, but it's supposed to be non-grain fed, organic, grass-fed meat and organic vege - can you say "expensive"? Yikes. $22 for one chicken when the regular ones are literally half that? It hurts, but only DH gets to eat it, so it lasts about four meals. We are just washing all our veges well to get rid of as much chemical residue as we can and using meat sparingly!!
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Re: Recipies for Restricted Diets & Allergies

Postby Ange » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:20 pm

Thanks for the cocoa bomb suggestion. Will search them out!

We had some major break throughs today!!! I finally found a recipe for custard that worked. I've never seen 3 more happy kids tonight to have something "normal" for dinner - LOL!!! After dinner/before bed, my kids have always had a yoghurt for dinner and this has been the hardest thing for us all to do without. So being able to have some custard on their pear tonight, was so uplifting for all!! I'm still smiling from the change in my kids tonight. The blandness and difference had begun to get us down. I know that we are only early into it and we are withdrawing, but seeing something familiar was really a Godsend to keep us all together and committed to the changes.

And if you mix rice milk 1/2 and 1/2 with water the littlest man can still have milk for bed! YIPEE!!! He was so needing his milk and has really had trouble stomaching the milk straight. Who knew that watering it down would make it easier.

2 big breakthroughs!! PTL!!! It is getting easier!!!! :)
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Re: Recipies for Restricted Diets & Allergies

Postby gjsm » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:55 pm

That's great news Ange! Every little bit helps. What did you do to make custard?

If you can have corn flour you can make 'white custard'. And when you can have cocoa or carob you can make 'chocolate' custard. You basically make white sauce but with sugar! :) We can get pure vanilla essence here, can't have the pretend/imitation stuff, so I can put a drop of that in. I haven't tried this for over a year as we couldn't have corn. Must try it now. How did you make yours?
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Re: Recipies for Restricted Diets & Allergies

Postby Ange » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:57 pm

1 egg
2 tbsp cornflour (extra for thicker custard)
2-4 tbsp sugar (to taste) - I use 2
3 cups milk (ricemilk works fine)
1 tbsp maple syrup (but next time I think I'll just add extra sugar)

In a large microwavable jub, beat ingredients together until sugar dissolves. Microwave for 5 minutes. Stir. Repeat in 1-minute intervals until thickened, makign sure it doesn't boil over. Thickens further as it cools.


This is really quite yummy! It's from the latest version of the Failsafe Cookbook. We've had it every day now and I can see it being a lunchbox regular when school's back next week.
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Re: Recipies for Restricted Diets & Allergies

Postby Sally » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:38 am

I made a custard the other day that is "friendly" but using the rice milk it turned out baby poo brown :? Tastes very sweet too. I made it on normal milk and it was totally yummy, but with the rice milk change I'm really put off by the colour and the extra sweetness.

We can tollerate milk, but my sister can't & I have a neighbour who can't either. Might try lactose free milk next to see if that works. Have a killer triffle here to make that works well using GF/Dairy free cupcakes and safe fruit. Just got to get the custard right. :)
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Re: Recipies for Restricted Diets & Allergies

Postby Ange » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:49 pm

It depends on the rice milk Sal. I find the vitasoy one in the fridge works the best in this custard.

I made it tonight with 2 eggs and it is a Yellow colour now - looks more like 'normal' custard. :)
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Re: Recipies for Restricted Diets & Allergies

Postby lusi » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:37 am

thanks for the custard tips...will be trying this over the weekend :) love you girls xxx
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Re: Recipies for Restricted Diets & Allergies

Postby lusi » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:46 pm

Quick Quiche (recipe taken from Sue Dengate's 'The Failsafe Cookbook' - pg 123

Ingredients:
1 sheet of commercial puff pastry or short crust pastry (i used puff pastry from Coles which is 'safe' for us but may not be for others)
2 cups raw vegies eg: cabbage, leek, shallots, peas, carrots (if permitted) all finely chopped
1 tbsp failsafe oil (we use canola)
4 eggs
salt to taste
1 cup milk (we use lactose free)
1/4 cup yoghurt or soy yoghurt (optional - we omitted it)
1 tsp finely chopped parsley

Method:
Preheat oven to 200C.
Stir-fry vegetables until transparent. Set aside.
Beat eggs with a fork until light and fluffy.
Add salt, milk, yoghurt and parsley and mix thoroughly.
Spray 22cm quiche pan with failsafe canola oil spray and line with pastry.
Arrange vegetables over base.
Spoon egg mixture gently into dish.
Bake for 30 mins or until golden brown.

Easy yummy one for us :)
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