Posts Tagged with dairy-free
Kelly’s Going-Bananas Banana Bread
I know, I know, we all have great banana bread recipes. But this, I PROMISE you, is worth a try.... Permalink
Something’s Gotta Stick
I don’t know how things work in your house, but around here desperation shows rears its ugly head with the telltale effort of Husband and I throwing as many things as we can at our problem and seeing what sticks. Make sense? Not really, I know, but I suppose that would be why it’s called desperation. The latest problem around here is my zombie-fication sleep, or the lack thereof. And the things we are throwing against the wall right now include: 1. A fully carni-vegan Kelly. [no cheating…not even by licking yogurt off my fingers!] 2. More table food throughout the day for A. 3. A bigger sleeping area for A. [more on this later] 4. Baby anbesol or it’s over the counter equivalent. 5. Very regular, scheduled nap times, including different practice times for the girls’ gymnastics. 6. PRAYER. [lots.]... Permalink
No Dairy With That!! (A Carni-Vegan’s Guide to Dining Out)
It can be easy to eat dairy-free when you eat at home, especially if you cook most of your meals from scratch.  Dining out, however, is another story entirely.  I’ve spent the last 17 dairy-free weeks of my life trying to figure out how in the world I can still eat out with my family when I need a night off cooking – and still keep Abigail untainted. Ladies and gentlemen – my list of eating out…carni-vegan style: Eat All You’d Like Chick-fil-A.  Craving the folks who made the chicken sandwich?  Feel free to chow down on a Grilled Chicken Sandwich and french fries (aren’t they the best part?)  Their fantastic lemonade is also, of course, caffeine-free and completely dairy-free. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.  The Special Ground Beef Burrito (minus cheese and sour cream) will get you a yummy burrito that still includes their special sauce.  Woot! Burger King.  A Whopper with no cheese and mayo is perfectly okay to eat.  If we bring it home, I just spread a little Vegenaise on top and never know the difference.  [Side note:  There is a triple-Whopper in existence which this nursing mother has been known to devour on occasion.  I kid you not.] Chipotle.  Anything from Chipotle is okay as long as you forego the sour cream and cheese. Don’t You Dare McDonald’s french fries.  Yes, they’re right up there with Chick-fil-A and Runza as far as french fries go, but they also have cow’s milk in them.  Why?  I have no clue. McDonald’s breakfast sausage.  This also contains dairy.  Again…why?? Wendy’s chicken nuggets. Everything at Arby’s. Pappadeaux.  Though they’re very accommodating if you tell them about an allergy, the list of dairy-free items is pretty small.  Also, even their french bread has milk in it! That’s my starter list…more to come... Continue Reading
Enter the Carni-Vegan, Stage Left
After two wonderful girls, who spread happiness and sleeplessness at the same time, the pregnancy of A. convinced me that hope and change was needed.  Not the false Hope and Change spread out on Che-ripped billboards, but the kind that might actually change the course of mine and Husband’s lives for the first year and a half of our children’s lives. Armed with the knowledge that food allergies are prominent in our family (both in me and husband, as well as L. and S.), I decided to take the grand leap into the land of the dairy-free.  Previously, I had toyed with this idea briefly when both L and S were in their first years.  However, I had only half-heartedly given up dairy, as they had slept no more than two hours at a stretch, had spit up so profusely that they had required bibs all day long, and had egregious cradle cap.  I  still had yogurt, ice cream, and butter( in my oatmeal), all the while my mother’s intuition was telling me that this was not enough. So here I am:  6 weeks into the blessed life of newborn A., having withheld all cow’s milk since the moment she entered the world.  My assessment:  Success! A. sleeps through the night, does not spit up, and has no cradle cap.  She cries only when she’s hungry, wet, or wants to be cuddled, which all seems perfectly logical to me. I can say unequivocally that it is not worth the risk to see if she is the first of our children to not have a dairy problem.  After having read that cow’s milk can stay in breastmilk up to two weeks, taking that risk seems almost silly. So what am I actually eating?  Let’s start with what I’m not eating.  At... Continue Reading