Monday, April 30, 2012

Today's Allergy: Eggs

You have just been told that your child, or yourself, is allergic to eggs!! Don't panic.....First of all let me tell you that my 2nd child has several, several food allergies, or sensitivities. And now we believe that the baby has food allergies as well. And because I'm a nursing mama, I too now have foods that I can not eat. So what in the world can you eat, or do we eat, since we have to avoid so much. Believe me it is not as "hard" as you may think. There is hope and you will be amazed at the "substitutions" that are available.

Did you know that eggs are found in a lot of cake, certain noodles (which also includes soups, "spaghetti O's"), breads, donuts, french toast, waffles, ice creams, and of course any kind of egg breakfast casserole.

But did you also know that a simple substitution for an egg can be avocado, tofu, bananas, applesauce, flaxmeal, or gelatin, just to name a few. One example is: 3 Tbsp water + 1 Tbsp of cornstarch = 1 egg

So for breakfast you could try some semi-firm tofu, (trust me it's not as gross as it sounds, or looks, and it really takes on the flavor of whatever you mix with it - I once made eggrolls with super firm tofu instead of chicken and the guys never knew the difference) some bacon, and homemade home-fries. For lunch you could have a tuna sandwich made with mashed avocado instead of mayo. For dinner how about you use the cornstarch + H2O mixture for making breaded chicken. And for dessert a cake made with applesauce or black beans. I know it doesn't taste exactly the same, but hey it's still good and at least it won't give ya the poops!!!

Thank you Cook's Thesaurus
Cooks Thesaurus: Eggs

Who knew...The power of the sun

I've read on blogs and heard it from other mommas, but I actually never really believed that the sun would just magically erase poopy cloth diaper spots. So the other day I had my lovely husband hang two, not so pretty, cloth prefolds out on the line and I mean, it wasn't even sunny. And later, when he so graciously retrieved the diapers off the line....the spots were gone!!! I promise to take pictures next time, but who knew?!

Blog Hop Monday!!

A Big Thanks to The Not-So Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom, Luxury Living Frugal Style, and So Easy Being Green ...for hosting a Blog Hop!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

All about the cloth

Cloth them, hate them, on the fence?!

I'm fairly new to cloth and I'll tell you straight up, there are things that aren't so enjoyable about them...but then just like motherhood, there are moments that make it all worth while. My mission is to bring you weekly posts about the good, and not so good trials of my cloth diapering days. What new products and accessories can we find, what's the latest cloth diaper news, and what giveaways are out there?!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I'm hungry....

In our coop it seems that we are always looking for something to snack on. My personal favorite is a piece of apple pie, I know, it's not the healthiest option, but hey I love pie. The go to snacks for the little chicks are bananas and cheese crackers. What's your favorite late night snack? And do you feel guilty for eating after 8pm?

A good read
What to eat
...I forgot about frozen blueberries...yum yum