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Posted: Feb 24 2012 at 9:58pm | IP Logged Quote ShannonJ

After several years of trying to figure out the underlying problem of ds' digestive issues we are in the midst of an elimination diet. Because he is having more reactions than we had anticipated, we are nearing week 4 and I am really running out of recipe ideas.

Anyone have some inspiration on gluten free, dairy free, egg free recipes? He hasn't reacted to soy, but we also have removed oats and peanuts since they are frequently eaten here.

Ugh, feeling a bit overwhelmed.


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Posted: Feb 24 2012 at 10:42pm | IP Logged Quote pmeilaen

I have gone through similar elimination diets with my children due to allergies to dairy, corn, wheat, eggs, and more. Check out Carol Fenster. She's written cookbooks I got from the library when I was confronted with those allergies for the first time.

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Posted: Feb 25 2012 at 4:18am | IP Logged Quote Erin

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I've been pinning grain free recipes and have tried some of these. Whilst many of these recipes are dairy free they are all heavily reliant on eggs. Although I've been using chia seeds in a couple if things as thickeners and I did read you can use them as egg substitutes too. There are alot of fantastic blogs with wonderful recipes, I can gather a few for you if you would like?

Really this whole new world can be rather exciting, rejuvenating to my culinary skills I admit.

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Posted: Feb 25 2012 at 7:36am | IP Logged Quote ShannonJ

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I have gone through similar elimination diets with my children due to allergies to dairy, corn, wheat, eggs, and more. Check out Carol Fenster. She's written cookbooks I got from the library when I was confronted with those allergies for the first time.

Thanks, I will check and see if our library carries this book!
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I've been pinning grain free recipes and have tried some of these. Whilst many of these recipes are dairy free they are all heavily reliant on eggs. Although I've been using chia seeds in a couple if things as thickeners and I did read you can use them as egg substitutes too. There are alot of fantastic blogs with wonderful recipes, I can gather a few for you if you would like?

If you have some blogs that you enjoy bookmarked, please do share. I could use the inspiration! I think the main problem for me is that by eliminating wheat, eggs, and dairy I feel very limited. Add to this that he really doesn't love meat and I am tempted to just serve him rice for the rest of his life!

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Posted: Feb 25 2012 at 7:39am | IP Logged Quote mom2mpr

For baked goods and desserts, I have enjoyed the Babycakes cookbooks, by Erin McKenna. I find the best one to be Babycakes Covers the Classics. It includes pancakes, waffles,cookies and we LOVE the donuts! Especially the chocolate ones.
That will cheer you up and then you can worry about more regular food.

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Posted: Feb 25 2012 at 7:54am | IP Logged Quote ShannonJ

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For baked goods and desserts, I have enjoyed the Babycakes cookbooks, by Erin McKenna. I find the best one to be Babycakes Covers the Classics. It includes pancakes, waffles,cookies and we LOVE the donuts! Especially the chocolate ones.
That will cheer you up and then you can worry about more regular food.

Ah, Donuts! The kids would truly love me for that.

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Posted: Feb 25 2012 at 6:02pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

What meals do you need help? We are wheat, eggs and milk free, although we do have oats and peanuts and tree nuts. I don't do a lot of baking...we keep it very, very simple.

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Posted: Feb 25 2012 at 9:04pm | IP Logged Quote ShannonJ

Jenn, what do you tend to make for lunches? We have always been the sandwich and a piece of fruit crowd. So this has been the most difficult for me.

I have been just pulling from our regular recipe rotation for those that I can adjust for dinner, but it made our normal list much shorter. Do you have any favorites that you would like to share?

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Posted: Feb 27 2012 at 3:49pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

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Jenn, what do you tend to make for lunches? We have always been the sandwich and a piece of fruit crowd. So this has been the most difficult for me.


I utilize leftovers heavily. I usually cook meat and starches separately, no casseroles, so if I have leftovers, it will be something like:

hamburger
sausage
ham
chicken

and served with leftover rice noodles or rice. We also utilize frozen rice to make a quick side starch (Trader Joes has nice Organic jasmine and brown rice).

Or I use lunch meat, like Hormel Naturals which is gluten free, roll up a few slices and accompany with a side starch. Some days it can be Glutino pretzels, or chips, or rice or noodles.

Then I add fruit and maybe carrots and it's lunch.

We do have the brown rice bread, and will occasionally have PB&J.

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I have been just pulling from our regular recipe rotation for those that I can adjust for dinner, but it made our normal list much shorter. Do you have any favorites that you would like to share?


We have a short rotation, and quite plain.

Baked or roast chicken, whole (their favorite)
Chicken cut-up broiled
Various types of cut-up chicken or thighs on stove, like Chicken Creole or a Spanish chicken.
Hamburgers, broiled
Gluten free Polish sausage
Sloppy Joes
Tacos
More rare: spaghetti
Pot Roast in crock pot
Roast beef in oven
Steak, broiled

Meatless is usually salmon, broiled or baked or a shrimp dish, like Shrimp creole.

It's a little boring. I usually serve a starch and 2 vegetables, or 1 vegetable and a salad alongside. Starches are rice noodles, rice in various ways, or potatoes, baked or mashed.

Of course, most of the recipes require substitutions for allergy reasons.

My boys are not fond of stews or soups or casseroles. It would be easier to make them, but I do it less often just because I choose my battles. They also don't really enjoy the meals that have tomato sauce, like Sloppy Joes and tacos.

I'd like to find more hamburger meat recipes without tomato sauce, but with our food limitations, I don't see too many ideas.



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Posted: Feb 27 2012 at 10:23pm | IP Logged Quote stefoodie

Hi Shannon, we have various allergies in our family, so I know what you're going through. I have some recipes you might be interested in on my blog, click on "Recipe Index, In Progress" up top on the navigation bar. Some baked goodies there are marked "dairyless, eggless, wheatless" and I have other recipes that will also fit. We're Filipino though, so we're used to an Asian diet though I like to mix and match all the time. Hope you find something there that helps.

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Posted: Feb 28 2012 at 8:59am | IP Logged Quote ShannonJ

Thanks for the lists Jenn! I do wish that he wasn't quite so adverse to meat. He loves seafood and rotisserie style chicken. I guess I will just have to be more creative in the sauces department.

Stef, you have a wonderful list of recipes on your blog! I will be taking some time to go through them. I just went to the store the other day to pick up some xanthan gum and a few specialty flours since it is birthday season here. Made my first wheat-free, dairy-free, egg free chocolate cake with icing this weekend for dh. I was pleasantly surprised, so I guess I will be doing some more experimenting in the coming weeks.

Funny thing is that my youngest has always had an anaphylactic reaction to milk and eggs. Its just been pretty easy to make a side dish for her since she has never known the difference. I can't really get away with that for ds since he knows what he is missing.



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Posted: Feb 28 2012 at 9:15pm | IP Logged Quote SallyT

If you can stand it, here are some more recipes. All of them are grain-free and dairy-free, and all but one, I think, are egg-free.

I buy LOTS of boneless, skinless chicken, cook it up in one go, and have it available in the fridge all week for all meals. Otherwise we eat leftovers a lot.

I made an egg-free tuna salad the other day using canned tuna (though it almost always has soy, so if you're trying to avoid that, maybe this isn't so good), diced onion, chili powder, fresh cilantro, and lime juice. I wasn't sure how this was going to go over with my tuna-salad purist crowd (except I haven't made it with mayo in ages, and they don't seem to notice that), but they ate it up. We eat a good bit of tuna -- it's another lunch go-to for me. You could do the same Mexican-flavored thing with chicken salad, too, of course.

My huge inspiration lately is Melissan Joulwan's cookbook Well Fed. Really delicious, fun, easy-to-cook food (not all egg-free, but a lot of it is, and it's all grain- and dairy-free). I was having a terrible time wrapping my head around even a basic low-carb diet as a sustainable way to eat, but this book has completely changed the way I cook.

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