Buckwheat, Not Wheat
Gage’s new adventure for the week is buckwheat. You have no idea how excited he is.
Buckwheat isn’t actually related to wheat at all. It’s actually in the rhubarb family. Even though Gage wants to eat wheat while on the steroid I just don’t feel like it’s a good idea. So we’ll give buckwheat a try for a while.
We found cereal, noodles, crackers and groats at the health food store. He is loving it all and is so stoked.
Last week we started a trial on VeganEgg. It’s an eggless substitute for egg made of algae. It stinks like sulfur yet is amazingly egg like. He can actually have scrambled eggs. How awesome, yet strange, is that to see him eating an “egg”? Gage has a very anaphylactic allergy to eggs, this picture is so surreal. I think VeganEgg is going to be a big changer for him. It will really help in our baking once we get some more ingredients added into his diet. I need to strategically plan it out though.
I’ve tried making him oatmeal cookies. They’re pretty basic, but I’ve failed. Not once but twice on appearance. It’s so frustrating. He loved them though. Probably because it’s a “cookie”. He didn’t love the second batch as much as the first batch. That happens. I think we need a better flour. I need to get my hands on some buckwheat flour and see how it does. Anyone got a good oatmeal cookie recipe using: oats, oat flour, sugar, veganegg, tapioca starch, enjoy life chocolate chips, cinnamon, brown sugar and baking soda?
Here though, is why I cringe at the thought of Gage and Tinleigh eating. We’re back to the crazy high grocery bills at the specialty food store. It’s totally worth it though to just see them eating and smiling. Eighteen items at $75? Plus the$110 I just spent on amazon pantry for them. These will last them a week tops. Phew, mommy better log some more hours for work!
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