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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Just a little update

My goodness I forgot I had a blog!  Well, not really but that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it.  We spent 10 days at my in-laws on beautiful Lake Michigan. While I thoroughly enjoy the lake, it is never easy to be away from your home for long with your kids.  Plus, they don't have wireless internet there (gasp!) or cell phone coverage.  I know, it's like being back in caveman time.  I actually really enjoy the peace and quiet but it takes me FOREVER to get through my google reader, Facebook and emails when I return.  Then there is laundry...need I say more?

Our crazy world just turned crazier this past Friday.  We received the results from Brayden's allergy testing and found out he is allergic to wheat, egg whites, peanuts, soy, rye, gluten, coconut and I'm sure there is one I'm forgetting in there.  If you've been following along, you'll remember that he is our carboholic that we can not seem to convert to Paleo. It is interesting that most of what he is allergic to are foods that are not in the Paleo diet.  Of course coconut and egg whites were big bummers.

We have really struggled to find anything he'll eat. I was hoping knowing about his allergy would get him to try more things but it doesn't.  He'll either refuse to eat or have yet another bowl of corn flakes.  Hopefully in time his gut will heal and he will enjoy healthier foods.  Until then, stay tuned as I try out more paleo baking recipes on him.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Guiltless Apple fry

Lucky for you, I'm very sleep deprived today which makes me crave something sweet. So I came up with this yummy apple dish that tastes very much like apple pie to me. I'm calling it "Apple Fry" just to make sure no one gets upset when they see no crust around this yummy dish.  Enjoy!

Apple Fry
1/2 cup walnuts
1 apple (I used Fuji)
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1/8-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
butter (optional)

Melt the oil in a small frying pan over medium heat.  Add the nuts.  Cook until they start sizzling and then reduce to medium low, stirring frequently.  Continue to cook for about 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, peal, core and dice apple.  Toss cinnamon with diced apple until evenly coated.  Add to walnuts and stir until well combined.  Continue cooking over medium low heat until apples are soft (about 15 minutes).  Add a large pat of grass fed butter.  Don't be afraid.  Butter is not your enemy.
Enjoy! (Serves 1-2)

*Again, I apologize for the lack of pictures but I'm still searching for that darn cord to transfer pictures.  Perhaps I should clean my hording daughter's room tomorrow?