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Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Freedom Bakery Donuts -GF, soy free, dairy free, PN/TN free
« Last post by hezzier on January 22, 2020, 02:59:41 PM »

I found a little pack of 6 mini donuts at my grocery store so I bought them.  DS declared them delicious, DD thought they were ok (but until recently she could eat any donuts she wanted)...I tasted a bite of one today and it was good store bought donut.  We had the Old Fashioned variety.

They are available on amazon.
Recipes & Cooking / Re: Homemade barbecue sauce
« Last post by joshsmom on January 20, 2020, 03:13:23 PM »
Here’s one with some different ingredients. I do not like smoke flavor, so if we were going to make a sauce, we’d just make one without.

This was posted as a Kansas City BBQ sauce. I don’t know about that. And I’ve never made this. But looking at the ingredients, this is one I could do.

2 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
2 cups ketchup
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, chili powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Transfer sauce to the jar of a blender and blend until smooth. Let cool to room temperature, transfer to a jar and store in refrigerator for up to a month.

Thank you for this recipe. It has become a favorite in our home! I know this post is old.
Reactions & Stories / Re: Fruit Loops
« Last post by Tami on January 18, 2020, 08:09:32 AM »
I experienced similar reaction to fruitloops, except I get full body hives. My first experience was as a child in elementary school. We believed it was the food coloring I was having a reaction to, so I avoided most foods with added dyes for a few years. Then slowly started eating them again here and there but mainly avoiding fruit loops. I decided to try them again when I was in high school since I have eaten plenty of other foods with high food coloring and never had a reaction. Well that was a huge mistake, broke out in full body hives took over a week to get them to go down. I felt like a lizard. I've never touched fruit loops since. Now I dont think it was the dye. But I dont know what it could be. Something specific with fruit loops?
Traveling & Restaurants / Re: McDonald’s
« Last post by spacecanada on January 14, 2020, 03:34:51 PM »
Canadian locations have had a similar warning for a few years now.  It makes sense to me.
Traveling & Restaurants / Re: McDonald’s
« Last post by joshsmom on January 14, 2020, 01:14:13 PM »
My McDonalds still had the open container on peanut butter cups. I really don’t understand how Skor bars are any different. On road trips sometimes that is all that is available. I guess back to traveling with a cooler.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Van's Natural Foods new pb & nut products
« Last post by hezzier on January 14, 2020, 10:37:04 AM »
I'm not sure we own a waffle maker any more (it may have died)...she is fully capable of making dairy free pancakes if she wants them, we have a recipe that we used for years when DS was allergic to eggs.  She will only eat these on the weekends.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Van's Natural Foods new pb & nut products
« Last post by spacecanada on January 14, 2020, 10:10:39 AM »
Making waffles is pretty easy, if you want that route.  We make a large batch and freeze them for individual use later.  (Which barely lasts us a week, LOL.) I have a few recipes if you want some. 
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Van's Natural Foods new pb & nut products
« Last post by hezzier on January 14, 2020, 07:28:08 AM »
We think she is having an issue with dairy so we are avoiding it for a little bit so Eggos will not work.
Honestly, I would try to avoid eggs if you're the one who has to prepare them.  Putting yourself at risk is dangerous and I'm shocked they would recommend you handle and cook something you are so allergic to.  Babies don't need eggs to thrive. 

I hope you can convince someone there that you cannot have your allergens in the house, for the safety of you, but also for the infant.  If you take ill from allergies, you will be unable to care for your child.  I really wish allergies were better understood and you had more support from WIC.   :grouphug:

What about beans and lentils?  Dried beans and lentils are inexpensive, readily available, easy to prepare, and high in protein!  You can mash them or blend them to make something easy for your tot.  Half a cup of cooked beans or lentils has similar protein to one egg.  Tofu might be another option, and it comes in a variety of forms (silken, firm) and is a cheaper alternative to meat.

As for the too much food part, you may want to try giving him a bit on his plate and wait until he finishes that.  Reward him for finishing a small bite before giving more.  That may slow him down and regulate his speed. 

Otherwise, in case someone can cook it for you, we made eggiest in baggies at camp many, many times.  Basically, crack an egg or two into a zip top bag, add whatever mix-ins you like (finely chopped veggies, cheese), zip seal the bag top, and put it into a pot of boiling water.  Cook until firm.  That's it.  Easy.  But you'll still have a messy infant with egg all over their hands and face, if not the floor, their high chair, table, whatever... that you'll have to clean up.  Which is why I would recommend avoiding egg if you can when you're the only one available to feed him. 
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