Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Pizza

Just a couple of weeks after Charlotte was born, it was clear she was not happy about something. Turns out she has an intolerance to cows milk, or the protein in cows milk, to be specific.

Suddenly breastfeeding, though still a top priority of mine, became even more challenging. My diet needed to be completely dairy free - no milk, no cheese, no butter...GASP! NO CHOCOLATE!

After a couple of weeks of not knowing how/what to eat, I began some intense research and discovered lots of great options - Soy milk, pudding, and "ice cream", vegan "butter", goats milk cheeses, the introduction of a Calcium supplement, and most importantly, that I could still eat dark chocolate!

Here's one of my recipes - it's so delicious and easy, I just had to share. I guarantee I'll still be eating this after I go back to having cows milk again.

Step 1: Ingredients. Mine are:
Naan bread or flat bread (Non-dairy)
Pizza sauce
Cooked chicken breast pieces (or if I've cooked a turkey, use leftovers instead)
Spinach (you can use fresh, but my only option right now is frozen, nuked and drained)
Variety of goats milk cheese (i.e. mozzarella, marble cheddar, and feta)

Put it all together

Bake it at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes

Slice and enjoy!

Bonus: This is a fantastic quick and easy meal idea. With the premade crust and toppings handy, everyone can have their own unique pizza ready to eat in about 15 minutes. AND, it's super easy for kids to make their own too!


Monday, January 03, 2011

Charlotte Aime des Grenouilles

Warning: The following contains graphic images of a frog-devouring baby.

It seems Charlotte has decided "enough is enough!" with the milk-only diet. I, however, did not expect her to take an interest in french cuisine so soon.

"Oh, Oui, oui...this frog is lookin' mighty tasty Mama"

Unbeknowst to Monsieur Froggy, those are not just sloppy kisses...

Shameful display of gluttony

Whatever happened to rice cereal?