Monday, June 05, 2006

Sam's Imaginary Diet

A few days ago Sammy came up to me carrying a stack of legos. "Mommy, this is cake*" he informed me and than pretended to eat every single piece. The next day the stack of legos turned into pizza. "With cheese?" Isaac wanted to know. "Yup" he answered, in a tone that implied what are you gonna do about it? Again, he made a point to "eat" every single piece. Than the next day a rock turned into cheese.

I think it's time to find some more special treats that he can eat.

*Cake is off limits because of the eggs


Anonymous Sandy said...

I got the "Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook" that I had mentioned to you, which has 200 recipes with no eggs, no milk, no nuts, etc. (None of the top 7 U.S. food allergens.) They have three recipes for cake (including a "Classic Chocolate Layer Cake")! And there are recipes for cupcakes, cookies, frosting, and lots of sweet things. Plus lots of other great recipes. And, the ingredients are not that unusual, just clever substitutes for the normal stuff.

11:54 AM  
Blogger DDK23 said...

ahh poor little guy. I hope at least it taste really good in his imagination.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Wethyb said...

At least he has his imagination :)

4:36 PM  
Blogger cjoy said...

Charlotte has pretty reactive dairy allergies and bloodwork shows egg (just the whites!), dog and cat allergies as well. Hers are fortunately hives, nothing more serious (yet), but we have had to make our home dairy-free since recently a drop of milkshake on her leg gave it hives and rubbing her face in my hair did, too, as apparently the hair product had dairy!! That, and my husband and son might benefit from the change as well (argh).

We have found completely dairy-free cheese (many that claim to be are not, I find), and it melts and tastes good, even to my cheese-loving mouth. I'm suffering through soymilk and such, but it's the reading ingredients that gets so intricate (we spent a long time at the deli meats counter today).

Do you have good websites you reference? I've found some I'd be happy to share if you want. I also plan to get the cookbook Sandy mentioned above fairly soon.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Choppzs said...

I tried to comment yesterday, and blogger wouldn't let me. I thought Sandy's book sounds like a good idea. Maybe give Sammy the chance to eat some of the same things as the other boys. Doesn't hurt to try it!!

Oh and I have quit blogging for right now, so if you go to my blog link you will get someone else!! lol But I will still be reading and commenting.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

I have a recipe for a vegan (so no eggs, milk, etc) chocolate cake (if he's not allergic to chocolate) that I think is really delicious. It uses baking soda & vinegar to make the cake rise. Which sounds gross but you can't taste the vinegar. let me know if you want the recipe & I'll email it to you.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous H.A.Page said...

I had two with allergies... no fun...
But they sort of outgrew a lot of them, if that is any consolation...


11:56 AM  
Blogger Princess Ruby said...

That's pretty cute that he has such an imagination. Guess if he can't really eat it he can pretend! The imagination of kids amazes me. Do you know if you guys are going to come up to the UP while we're there? I can't believe we leave on Friday already (I am excited but dreading the drive).

10:24 PM  

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