It’s Friday and we made it! First week of school and yes seven days of living allergy friendly. Guess what? It was not as bad as I thought it would be. The kids ate without any complains on what’s on the table. They even enjoyed their food as if nothing has changed.
I know most of you are curious. Our household is now wheat, soy, dairy and egg free. So, what then did we eat? Actually, we did quite well. Here is a peek of our menu this week:
* Sauteed Corned Beef with Oven Baked Breakfast Potatoes
* Pork Vigan Style Longanisa (Sausage) with Rice
* Bacon and Rice
* Pork, String Beans and Peppers in Coconut Stew
* Mung Beans with Spinach Stew
* Rice Noodles with Beef Ragu
* Chicken and Tomatoes Stew
* Chicken Wrapped in Pandan Leaves and Bagoong Rice
Lunch Box /Snacks
* Balsamic Chicken Nuggets
* Rice Cereal Treats
* Corn Tortilla Chips with Salsa
* Snickerdoodle Cookies
* Tuna and Rice
* Fruit Cups
Just like any child with food allergies, my school age kids brought their own snacks and lunch. They either picked something from the breakfast or dinner menu and 1 or 2 from the snacks. Plus something from the fresh fruit basket — apples, bananas, kiwi, peach, watermelon. Seems like a lot of food? Well, I am not joking when I said that my family are good eaters. Don’t worry, I will be posting the recipes as we go.
It has been a crazy week. I have never thought and studied food as much as I did during my catering days in Jersey City. At the end of the day, all the effort was worth it. For now, I will have my break from cooking — leftovers for dinner.
Chicken Wrapped in Pandan with Bagoong Rice
(inspired by a recipe of FitChefTrina)