<![CDATA[amarzing - Blog]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:19:27 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[When It Rains...]]>Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:36:02 GMThttp://amarzing.weebly.com/blog/when-it-rainsIt pours.

Life is throwing lemons at me. Big, fat ones. De-stressing with some Shoyu chicken in the oven, steamed cabbage, and an orzo couscous mix on the stove. Recipe and pics later.]]>
<![CDATA[Sunday Food Therapy]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:12:39 GMThttp://amarzing.weebly.com/blog/sunday-food-therapyBlueberry yummyBlueberry "Yummy"
I'm at that miserable stage of looking at all of the food (see: MONEY) that is in the house, and knowing exactly how much of it cannot be here once we go GFCF. 

Yes, I could have just A. go GFCF, but that doesn't seem fair to her. She's only 7, and while she really wouldn't complain very much about having to eat different things than everyone else, it would hurt her feelings far too much for me to be able to tolerate it. Instead of just having her make this drastic change, R. A. D. & I will all be going GFCF together.

This means I have a huge amount of things in the house that have to slowly be assimilated from our diet, and many of them are things that generally last a very long time -- barley and bags of flour, for example. So to try to get rid of all of these things, I've been going through the cupboards and taking mental inventory of everything that must go. Fortunately for us, we've only been in this state for a month, so we haven't managed to amass so much food that we get to the point that much of it just has to be thrown away. Instead, it's just having to get really creative to clear the house out of the things in our diet through recipes. 

I killed a good amount of flour today by making what A. & D. like to call "Blueberry 'Yummy'", because it's...well, it's effin'  yummy. This will be one of the recipes that I most definitely have to adapt for GFCF, because it's delicious, and incredibly inexpensive (at least it is now -- trial and error will reflect if the batter substitution will be considered "cheap" once I've found a texture/taste blend that works).

<![CDATA[A "Clean" Start]]>Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:34:27 GMThttp://amarzing.weebly.com/blog/a-clean-startThe transition to gluten free and casein free (GF/CF) diet is going to be rough, I can already tell. Frustrating, expensive, time consuming, and OCD-inducing, just to name a few. However, with a 7 year old on the spectrum, this is supposed to be one of the best things we can do for her.

Awesome or awful, this will be the start of something new. ]]>