Saturday, August 7, 2010

hands of love #4...

Sweet Caroline, it isn't an easy change to become gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, peanut-free, etc!

But we love you more than you'll ever know and Mommy & Daddy are doing everything they possibly can to help your tummy heal by giving you foods that will be gentle on your intestines and strengthen your body.

Prepared for you this week with hands of love...

One of your favorites... grilled salmon!

A chicken quesadilla. (used corn tortillas this time, but there are also rice tortillas we could use)

These fettuccini noodles are made from beans and they were DELICIOUS! (got 'em at the health food store & threw them together with some diced chicken sausage & fresh sauteed veggies)

And if any of you out there (particularly with babies or young toddlers) are interested, this is a GREAT introductory food for your baby. (similar to rice cereal-- but it's buckwheat. I know- the name "buckwheat" doesn't sound like it'd be gluten free, but it is.) At our house, we call 'em "grits" & Caroline looooves them for breakfast. (you can doctor them up as much as you want with cheese, butter, bacon, shrimp, etc.)

They're great to cook up a big batch & then pour it in ice cube trays. Then if I need them in a rush for breakfast, I can pull a few of 'em out & heat them up in the microwave.

Although this may not look too appetizing, this "shepherd's pie" was really good. Obviously there is no crust on it, & instead of using mashed potatoes, I made the cauliflower mashed potatoes (see earlier post) so that you got another veggie rather than a starch. At the bottom of the "pie" was ground beef, fresh green beans & diced zucchini. (I made several individual pies & froze the extras for later!)

And probably the food you'll thank me for the most...

French fries! (yes, those are YOUR fingers reaching to grab one because you couldn't wait long enough for me to take a picture before you tried one! ha!) Kinda overdone on the first try, but hey... dipped with organic mustard, you couldn't stop eating them!
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  1. soooo. i was like 'what am i fixin for supper?' Shepard's pie! thanks for the inspiration!!!

  2. I think that the Shepard's pie would go over well with Pop, too. Are the french fries made out of potatoes or dare I ask?

  3. It all looks tasty! Caroline is enjoying all these foods. That's whats important. Good eating y'all.

    Love ya,

    Nanny & Papa