Saturday, January 24, 2015

Quick & Easy Oven-Baked Eggs! #glutenfree #dairyfree #fpies #foodallergies

A few days ago, I decided I needed to make something that was easy to grab and eat or create a breakfast from in the morning. Eggs are a pretty big staple in our house as they are one of the main foods in Savy Baby's FPIES based diet.  Personally, I love an egg sandwich, burrito, etc. in the morning, but I rarely seem to have the time to cook up a fresh egg before work. That leaves me either eating something that is less healthy like a bagel with cream cheese or buying a few $.99 wraps from Dunkin' Donuts (these are my big breakfast weakness to be honest). Since I already had ham, cheese and mini flour tortillas on hand, I figured it all I needed to do was make some eggs. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

D.R.T. 2015 Day #20: Five Year Goals? #goals #randomthoughts #2015

Today, I was just reminiscing about my life five years ago. We had only been married for about 15 months and had a nearly two month old son. We were living in our very first home we had bought together and had no idea that two little girls, a new home, and career changes would come to bless our lives in the coming years.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

D.R.T. 2015 - Day #17: Could I Be a Vlogger? #youtube #vlogging #randomthoughts #2015

Over the past year I have become pretty addicted to watching a few video bloggers (known as "vloggers"). As I watch them share their personal lives with the world in a creative way, I wonder if that's something I could do.  Personally, my biggest barrier is that I don't care to appear on camera. In fact, most of the pictures taken of my family in the last five years have not included me. Of course, like most moms, this is actually pretty normal.  But, for YouTube moms, they document their lives, share them with the world and regularly (often dialy+) appear in videos. They appear pretty normal, not flustered or nervous and natural. Those are the ones who are successful.

Friday, January 16, 2015

D.R.T. 2015 - Day #16: Valentine's Day Gifts on a Budget #valentinesday #budgetfriendly #randomthoughts #2015

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and this year we are on a pretty tight budget.  One of my favorite places to browse and shop for a holiday when on a budget is my local dollar store. Luckily I have two very reliable ones within a few minutes of my house. They have a pretty good assortment of stuff to choose from. Since my oldest goes to preschool, I have to get something to give his classmates (25 kids) that's not candy (restricted by the school thankfully).

Thursday, January 15, 2015

D.R.T. 2015 - Day #15: Eat The Placenta? #crunchy #parenting #momlife #randomthoughts #2015

What a fun thought of the day, right? Since having my youngest, I think that this is something that is a trend on the rise.  So, I wonder....If I were to have another child someday, would I have my placenta encapsulated post-birth? A little more research into it, led me to a few interesting articles:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

D.R.T. 2015 - Day #14: Mommy Giraffe, Where Are You?! #sophielagirafe #randomthoughts #2015

Bonjour! I am Sophie la girafe and I want to tell you a story about the day I lost my mommy.
It started out as a typical morning. Lots of squeezing, sucking, gnawing and squeaking with my Mommy Giraffe. It was time for our morning stroll and I was all snuggled into the stroller with her. As we turned the corner to go to the park, I fell out!

Gluten & Dairy Free Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes #glutenfree #FPIES #foodallergies #recipe #dairyfree

As I have explained on the blog, our youngest, Savy Baby has a rare food allergy diagnosis called FPIES. She cannot have anything with dairy, soy, wheat, rye, bananas, sweet potatoes, rice, oats, corn or avocado. One of the things that is a staple in her diet is Quinoa, so I decided to try to modify a pancake recipe to include Quinoa flour as the base and use ingredients that we have trialed and deemed safe for her to eat. They looked and felt just like traditional pancakes. This was the very first time she ever was able to have a pancake and she absolutely loved them!

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1/4 + 1/8 Cup Quinoa Flour
1/4 Cup Applesauce
2 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Almond Milk
1/4 Cup Pureed Pumpkin (I used organic canned pumpkin)
1/8 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Olive Oil or Coconut Oil

Mix all ingredients together. Grease skillet or pan with olive oil or coconut oil and heat. Poor batter onto heated skillet/pan. Let cook for a few minutes on each side.
This recipe makes around 6 medium sized pancakes.

These pancakes do have a Quinoa flavor. You could add some sweetener (i.e. sugar, agave), chocolate chips (Enjoy Life are free of dairy, soy, nuts and tons of other allergens) or fruit into the batter if you prefer, or maybe even some maple syrup on top!

Comment below if you try these and tell me what you think or share any modifications you made to the recipe!

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