Wow, tomorrow is the start of June already! This is also the last week of school. Last night my oldest had her dance recital. Everything is coming to a close as we prepare for summer.
That certainly doesn’t mean life will be boring around here. Last week my little one had allergy testing done. Just two allergies…that are causing major lifestyle changes. She is very allergic to dust mites. That means I need to start cleaning better! I already did an overhaul on her room. But I will also be setting a new cleaning schedule for myself to make sure dusting and washing get done much more frequently.
The other allergy is coconut/palm. No big deal, right? Actually palm products are in just about every health and beauty and cleaning product you can find. Even recipes to make your own contain palm. So I’ve been doing a lot of research already to try to overhaul our cleaning supplies. So far I’ve got a bar soap that is safe and have made hand soap. Today I’m hoping to make laundry detergent. I just need to figure out what to do for dish soap.
Being that my little one is in my arms/leaning on my all day I need to be sure palm is not on my skin. So I’m finally going to start trying the “no poo” (no shampoo) method of hair washing. But since my hair gets so oily so quickly I’m going to start very gradually with every other day and see how it goes.
Adjusting to these new allergies will definitely keep me busy!! I am also trying to start a rotational diet again to prevent more allergies. It’s not about strict rotation, but just focusing on variety. I will do my best to plan our meals rotationally.
I’m still working on trial and error with foods. It seems that sweet potatoes bother my little one. So we’ll avoid those for now. I tried eggs on Friday. She seemed to do ok. I’m very excited about that (I LOVE eggs)!. I’m also excited that she enjoyed eating scrambled egg yolks.
The other big thing is that we get to try dairy!! I’m waiting until her body is settled (she’s had a cold and had sweet potatoes that she’s working through) before I try it. I will start with a small amount of ghee and go from there.
The other unknown is whether or not she has asthma. She’s been doing a lot of wheezing with her cold. So that is something we’ll have to keep an eye on.
That’s the latest update. I’m sure I’ll be doing some separate posts on it when we get some things figured out. For now I’m back to more experimenting.
Thankfully there isn’t too much going on this week. Our local farmer’s market starts!!! Hopefully the weather will be nice enough for us to walk. My son is so excited. I think he’s mostly excited because that means we can also go to the library.
We are also gearing up for some other big changes that I’ll share more about in the future. For now we’re in the decision making process. The next couple months will be kind of crazy.
Now on to the stuff you came for…the food! So far my kitchen agenda includes ghee, pudding or yogurt (we have some extra milk), crackers, sourdough bread, ice cream, noodles and laundry detergent.
Last week I shared a recipe for sticky toffee pudding. This week I have a bunch of great recipes for you! You don’t want to miss them. Be sure to check back here and on my facebook page.
Our garden is well under way…and our spinach is just about ready! I’m so excited for salads. Hopefully we have enough spinach later this week so I can have it on the menu. Other than that it’s simple, rotational, palm free meals. What’s on your menu this week?
B – cereal, banana
D – spaghetti, sd garlic toast, peas
*boil eggs, make ice cream
B – yogurt, granola, fruit
D (prep ahead) – cp pork chops, rice, beans
Friday (LAST day of school!)
B – cereal, fruit
D – sd pizza, spinach salad, jello
*make jello, make sd crust
B – banana custard, granola bars
D – pan seared salmon, roasted cabbage, french fries