In one word...yummy.
We went to Metro Market the other night. Glenn had to do some work there so I met him there with the kids. I wandered around. Found the So Delicious Vanilla coconut milk creamer. It's really good. Just what I needed in my coffee. I've been using vanilla syrup (like for lattes) but it just hasn't been that great. It's good in iced coffees, but just hasn't been doing the trick in my morning cup of joe.
But, the most exciting find was Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss ice cream. It's made with coconut milk -- dairy and soy free. I got the Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge one and it is so good! Really rich so I can only eat a bit at a time, but I am definitely glad I gave it a try. It was expensive -- $5.99 for a pint, but I figured it was worth it. I'm not much of a choc-o-holic so it will last for awhile.
Breakfast has been tough. I've been having oatmeal, but it has an, um, unneeded side effect for this breastfeeding mama. I definitely don't need any help in the supply department right now. In fact, it's just now really getting under control so I'm not spraying a fountain across the couch is Bubby pops off during letdown. Finding something for breakfast that is wheat, dairy, soy and egg free is tough. Any ideas?
For lunch and dinner, it's been meat, veggies and either quinoa or rice. I made the quinoa for the first time ever the other night. I'm not sure I made it right; it was sort of a last minute thing so I cooked it in the microwave. I had to cook it a lot longer than the instructions stated -- it tasted okay. I think it needs something like roasted red pepper or something in it though. Glenn barbecued some chicken for me. He made extra so I'd have leftovers for lunch today.
Tonight for dinner I'm going to modify one of our stand-by recipes -- La Bamba casserole from Cooking Light. We'll just make it without the cheese.
It actually hasn't been as hard as I thought it might be so far. I've definitely had the oh-my-god-there's-nothing-I-can-eat moments, but, for the most part, I'm feeling empowered, like I'm actually doing something that (hopefully) will let us figure out what is going on with Bubby.
I'm trying to decide exactly how long to go without all these allergens. I've read anywhere from 10-14 days. I'm thinking ten, but might just go for the whole 2 weeks to be on the safe side. I need to do a little more reading to really decide. Then I'll reintroduce one at a time. I read one every four days. Again, have to read a little more to really decide.
Not that my diet is really all that interesting, but I think I'll blog about it just for myself, and for anyone else who might find themselves in a similar situation. Hopefully I can come up with some good ideas and good food during this journey.