I'm Momma Chef!
I love to cook and having three children that all have dietary sensitivities doesn't stop me any. It's a challenge I enjoy and excel at, most of the time. Combined they are allergic or sensitive to wheat, corn, dairy, soy, beans, sugar, preservatives, and additives to name just a few. I know what you are thinking,"What does that leave?" I'll tell you. Coconuts. That's about all we eat. (I'm just kidding...mostly.)
Now there are some really amazing gluten-free blogs out there and I've just had tons of fun whipping up all the gourmet and delicious recipes they provide. However, now that my children are getting older they love to help out in the kitchen and well, they have short attention spans. Somewhere after "OK, now after we scrape all the vanilla off the bean we infuse it for 30 minutes while we julienne all these veggies." they tend to lose interest and wander off. Also, we live in a town of 900 people...it's not like I can run to a Whole Foods or Trader Joes at all, the closest one is hours away. We need to be able to cook with the simple items we can find locally or the items I order online and we prefer our meal prep to be under 30 minutes...3 kids = no time!
So, this blog is a place for them to create and review kids friendly, gluten-free recipes and products that will encourage other kids with allergies to have fun in the kitchen! We try to keep the posts short and simple so that other GF kids can follow along!
The Junior Chefs:
Brother Chef, a middle school-er who is always on the lookout for gluten-free items to replace the breads he misses. He has the most allergies of the three, complicated by his Asperger's Syndrome, SPD, and DCD. He stays away from gluten, corn, dairy, additives, preservatives, and soy. He can handle a little bit of beans and starch such as rice or potatoes, but not much.
Little Chef, a preschool boy who is super picky and just wants to live off soup and chocolate. He avoids dairy and gluten and is Momma Chefs most enthusiastic helper even though most of the time the foods he helps to create receive a "I don't like it!" :-)