We strayed from our usual Sunday pancake supper in order to be joined by friends for Sunday dinner. We dined on a feast of roast chicken, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, oriental broccoli and a sweet potato salad. Mmmmmm... It must have been pretty good as there is not a scrap of chicken left...not even for soup....and few other left overs.
What was really neat about the visit is that these friends have a young daughter who has an ADHD diagnosis and food allergies and sensitivities as well.
It was wonderful to speak with another family who can relate and has ideas to share...successes to show...trial and error lessons to teach too. Mrs. Isle Madame even brought two huge bags of gluten free flours and a GF Bread Cookbook. What a treasure!
Their little girl's food allergies are soy, corn, beans/legumes, bananas, dyes and enriched flour. Unbleached flour is fine for her. Interesting, hey? The soy issue is huge. There is soy in so many foods. Hidden. Renamed. ~ It's all about super-sleuthing to locate the hidden culprits.
I'm toying with the idea of redoing the Elimination Diet for W. To see if there is a difference. To see if I need to tweak things further or can add anything back in. This needs some thought....talk with the Naturopath and the energy to do it all again.
One of our favorite recipes from last night, was Tosca Reno's Sweet Potato Salad with exotic spice mix. YUM! Truly sweet potatoes, not yams, with leeks, purple onion, raisins, molasses, super spices such as cumin, paprika, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg....I'm drooling just writing this!