I am back! I know I haven’t posted in a while but with the end of school and stuff I have been so busy! I have quite a few reviews to post within the next few weeks! You should see them soon! I just wanted to stop in and tell everyone I haven’t forgotten!
Well, Damian has been developing a worsening dermatitis looking rash again and while he was exposed to dairy due to my own mistakes, this seems unusual. It does not seem to be getting better, but rather worse lately. I have scoured his diet and can find nothing else that would be causing this unless, as I thought once before, he is reacting to a food dye or sulfite.
He feel likes a piece of sandpaper, but he isn’t complaining of any itchiness. His skin is red and irritated though. So Detective Mommy is on the job again, keeping watch on anything familiar that may be making him flare up. He started complaining of stuffiness and has that allergic cough again too! I just hope i can find what is causing this before it gets too much worse.
He has been pretty miserable lately too in terms of behavior. He can barely focus and seems to be bouncing more often than not. After long-term MAJOR exposure he gets this way with dairy, but i don’t know if anything else would do it. I would hardly call my Parmesan cheese accident “long term, MAJOR exposure”, right?
So, this is what I am up to and the reason I have not posted recently. I do have some more reviews for everyone, but I am really trying to get a handle on this allergy first!
I have a question. Does anyone here have a good recipe for Mashed Potatoes? I usually make them with soy milk and plenty of butter. However, with my husband needing to have foods with less butter/margarine/fat, I have found that my mashed potatoes are terrible! I don’t think broth would be great for a limited cholesterol diet, right? But when I use soy milk and half a stick of butter they are dry as can be. Almost ashy dry! This has always been a problem when i cook with soy milk. For whatver reason, soy milk is just dry? But I always compensated with butter. Now what can I do?
Everybody makes mistakes. Right? I mean, it isn’t always intuitive, dealing with food allergies. This is what I have been telling myself since my mistake Saturday night.
My husband went into the hospital Thursday night with what we thought was a heart attack. It wasn’t, but he does need to watch his cholesterol. So I have been adjusting my cooking to accommodate his new diet. He and Damian really enjoy catfish but they usually like it fried. Since fried foods aren’t even close to healthy, I decided to bake it.
I breaded it first with a mixture of bread crumbs, parsley, oregano, basil, black pepper and Parmesan cheese. Yes. I said Parmesan cheese. I don’t know where my head was! The worst part about this? I didn’t even recognize my mistake until Damian had eaten half of his tainted food.
Ten minutes later the hives appeared and he began to itch. Then came the BM problems which have by now gone away, leaving a nasty case of eczema in it’s wake. And I feel terrible!I can’t believe I messed up like that! Parmesan cheese is one of the few dairy products I keep in the house. Of course it is because I cannot survive without my parm cheese but suddenly I feel like having it here is a mistake. I still can’t belive i screwed up like that!
Well everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Thank you to those who responded to my challenge! I only got 2 responses but I would like to send you both a coupon for Enjoy Life Foods. Please email me if you are interested so I can stick it in the mail for you. This is ONLY for those who responded to the mothers day challenge!
BTW, I did actually get my mixer! Not on account of your responses, but because I simply didn’t want anything else! I will post a pictures soon!
Hello everyone! I just wanted to Thank everyone! I have reached 600 readers since March 12 2008! I just wanted to take a moment to appreciate all of you out there who have made my blog what it is! I have also finally made google’s search engine!