I decided to start this blog after my son was diagnosed with food allergies. For the first seven months of his life he suffered with terrible eczema and after a trip to the ER we found out he is allergic to milk, soy, eggs, sesame and peanuts. As a parent of a child with food allergies it is a constant emotional rollercoaster. I have cried at grocery stores, at birthday parties and at night. He has had the Epi injection twice and spent too much time in the ER.

Current allergies: Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts
Outgrew: Sesame, Soy

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Quinoa with apples

I'm trying different recipes from Intolerant Offsprings and I made a modified version of the Hearty Quinoa with Apples. It was very easy to make and delicious in taste. Aiden seemed interested but not for long, which is a huge success that he even tried it and ate more than one spoon.

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Here is my modified version of the recipe...

Serves 2-4

2 apples
olive oil
1 cup of veggies (carrots, peas, corn)
2 cups broth or water (i used water)
1 cup quinoa
2 tsp. brown sugar

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Slice apples and place them flat onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake for 8 minutes. Turn apples over and bake for an additional 5 minutes (or until really soft and slightly golden.)
  • Make Quinoa: usually its 2 cups of water (or broth) and 1 cup of quinoa (check the box). I used a little extra water to make it softer. It's like making rice.
  • Make veggies: I used frozen packaged veggie mix. I use the one that has chopped carrots, peas and corn inside. Cook these in a separate pan. 
  • Combine the Quinoa and apples. Stir both together and then mash the apples (this way the quinoa gets all the flavors from the apples). Add the veggies and mix all together.
[Milk, Soy, Egg, Nut, Sesame FREE]

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