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

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving dinner

I love thanksgiving. It's hosted in my house with just a few friends and family members. 7 Adults and 2 toddlers in total.  Best part about this day is that I am in charge of what is in the food.  I'm just hoping Aiden decides to try something new without it being dipped in "safe" chocolate.


Stuffed mushrooms

Veggie patty (for myself since I don't eat meat)

Roasted asparagus
White potato dish
Sweet potato casserole (altered)
Roasted Carrots

Apple crumb

Last years thanksgiving dinner..

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  1. Looks like a great menu! Can you tell me about your gravy and white potato dish?

  2. Hi! The gravy we use has soy in it -- http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=12302.0 but I think you can get away with omitting it or using a type of substitute. We're currently challenging soy so we're hoping he tries it but I'm guessing none will even go near my son.

    The potato dish is just a simple roasted baby potatoes. Boiled until soft, cut in half and then put on a baking pan with olive oil, some spices (this time i used Italian seasoning), garlic, salt, pepper. Roasted for a little bit to get them a tad crunchy and brown.

    Hope you have a great thanksgiving. My sweet potato casserole is in the oven now and it's not looking too promising :( fingers crossed!

  3. I too love hosting Thanksgiving so I can control any cross-contamination in the kitchen. This year our family went to my sister-in-laws. As everything she was making excluding the carrots would be deamed 'not safe', I took it upon myself to teach my allergic 15 year old how to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner. He then packaged up his portion to take to the dinner and the next day we all shared the leftovers! Perfect! susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles