Hey all! So sorry that I’ve been missing for the past few weeks. You see, we’ve had a bit of a shift in how things have been running at our house. I don’t talk much about family and personal issues on the blog because it’s supposed to be about food. However, I recently experienced my “culinary” world colliding with my “personal” world when we found out that Nicholas, my oldest, has a sensitivity to both wheat and dairy.
My first reaction when I received the news was; I totally got this. That is, until I got home and tried to figure out what to feed him. I felt so terrible as he asked for one food after another only to be shot down in a wheat/dairy filled haze. “Mom, can I have a granola bar? How about a cheese stick? Maybe a yogurt stick? Surely I can have a baggie of dried cereal!” That first afternoon all he had for lunch was a bag of tortilla chips.
After cleaning out the pantry and the fridge, grabbing a stack of cookbooks from the library and surfing around on a slew of gluten free/dairy free blogs I am starting to feel a wee bit better about the whole situation. Of course, when I come back around to this space I’m still a little uncertain. As most of you already know, this is not an allergy sensitive blog. I’ll fully admit that I love my sweets and dairy as any of the pull down menus above will attest to. Flour is one of my best friends in the kitchen. Bread and cheese? I rank them right up there with the requisite eight glasses of water a day. They’re just a part of me. I’m willing to bet that many of you all would agree.
So the question remains, what to do about Mommie Cooks? There’s a chance that we will eventually be able to reintroduce dairy and wheat back into his diet down the road once he’s been free of the allergens for a period of time, but until then this clan has to do without. So now I’m looking to you all to get your thoughts. Would you be up for me posting more dairy/wheat free recipes? Recipes that can be adapted either way? Or are you hooked on the current way of the blog and not up for changes? Let me add as well, that I am by no means, an expert on gluten/dairy free cooking and baking so if we head that way I would be learning right alongside you!
Leave me some feedback below if you would. I love posting to the blog, but you guys are the bread and butter (no pun intended) of why I do what I do and I want to make sure that when you take the time to hang out on Mommie Cooks you’re happy you’re here!