Monday was the second birthday in our house in less than a week. Now whilst I spend a lot of time creating good food that has no milk, no wheat and no cane sugar, I am not a control freak so occasionally I will let those I love eat outside my boundaries; though for the life of me I can't understand why they need this 'other' food because the food I am making really does taste good and they (my family aka guinea pigs) will attest to this.
To me a breakfast menu consisting of Chocolate pancakes with chocolate sauce and fruit salad on the side with organic coffee is the stuff my allergic dreams are made of and yes I did create them all without gluten, wheat, dairy and cane sugar. They even got the thumbs up and can't speak eating response from the birthday day boy and child no. 2. So far so good. Dinner rolls around and the 'special' requests are prepared for dinner; roasted chicken wings with wheat free pasta salad. Well the accolades went on for at least a couple of hours but in between was the sugar laden, insulin spiking, dairy filled dessert with a nutritional value of negative 100 and enough of the bad things to put even the slightest allergic person into a coma.
Meanwhile back at allergy central my mother and I had Cinnamon and Honey 'Ice cream' that was 100 percent free of all the nasties and those unwanted side effects; now I know where my will power comes from - thanks mum. So the allergic bunnies leave the table feeling well indulged but not overly and definitely sated and as for the rest of the house the "I feel sick" "I think I ate too much, I need heart burn medication" was met by deaf ears because they knew all too well what they were getting themselves into.
Happily for the teenager she awoke from a not too bad night's sleep and definitely a little hung over from the sugar but the birthday boy has the worst sugar hang over and knows it. His words "I think I have a food hang over". His remedy: "next year I'll drink Burbon instead". Interesting that he would replace one type of sugar with another and either way he is guaranteed of the same result. Perhaps next year he will put in an order for my Lamington Birthday Cake and he can rejoice in his food choices.
Enjoy your day. Lee x
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