Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Recall: Risvold’s Salads Inc undeclared MIlK, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame, and Soy in Seafood Salad and Seafood Pasta Salad
Risvold's Salads Inc ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED allergens in Seafood Salad and Seafood Pasta Salad06/28/2011 06:55 PM EDT
Risvold's Salads Inc of Gardena, CA is recalling seafood salad and seafood pasta salad, because it may contain undeclared milk, sunflower, sesame and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, sunflower, sesame and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Now back to the appointment. The girls look great and the levels are controlled. We also met with our dietitian who is so supportive. We are now expanding our cheeses to Norwegian Arlsberg, and Tilsiter. Whoo-hoo and maybe, just maybe there may also be a domestic Cheddar in our future :) Is that not fantastic news?!
Monday, June 27, 2011
The other thing about salmon is that it is just such a quick and easy dinner to make. Heat the oven to 425 clean baby potatoes, cut them in half and toss in olive oil. Bake for around 30 minutes, season salmon and put in oven along side the potatoes. Cooking time of the salmon depends on the thickness, and size of the salmon. This one took about 15 minutes. Perfect and easy exactly what I needed on this funky Monday. Most of the day I have been feeling out of sorts. That is probably due to our yearly appointment at the metabolic clinic tomorrow. Do not get me wrong, I am not worried about the appointment but in a strange way it still gets to me a wee bit. I wonder why?! The human mind is a complicated matter...have a good night.
Getting home late means that I make sort of "pasta of last resort". This one was Spaghetti topped with garlic, capers, sun dried tomatoes, italian herbs, all sautéed in olive oil and drizzled with lemon juice. Mia Rose is a huge fan of the sun dried tomatoes and capers while Alena will search anywhere for capers. Just like their Mama! Have great week!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
> ...homemade gnocchi - with spinach - with panchetta, tomato, and spinach along mixed baby greens with nectarine. Oh, and the stuff in the back is grated Parmesiano Regiano :)- The meal was a hit with both girlies - whoo-hoo :)))
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
New York Firm Recalls Pork Egg Rolls Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:17:37 -0500
Chef One, Corp., a Brooklyn, N.Y., establishment is recalling approximately 36 pounds of pork egg rolls because the product is misbranded and contains undeclared allergens. The product was prepared using soy, milk and egg, known allergens which were not declared on the label.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Safe travels to my friend whom we all will miss greatly :( As I write this she is reading a book to our girls...
Monday, June 20, 2011
> I endend up packing lunch every day. I could have worked with the district on determining which foods are safe, but truth be said packing your own is so much healthier :) Alena was OK - there was an Aide close by to help in anyone needed anything. Alena knows not to eat foods from other classmates, and the Aide also made sure that there was no sharing. For treats, we kept popsickles in a freezer, and her teacher made sure to get her one. At Halloween we brought in the treats for everyone and it turned out fantastic. Not once did we have to worry that she would be left out, felt left out, or anything else.
> School in itself was not easy and in retrospect, I think we would have done things differently and started her in the neighborhood school in Kindergarten. Therefore things were harder for her, it took the teachers a while to get to know Alena and her learning style. And yes, Alena does have an Individualized Education Plan; she does receive speech therapy, and reading help. All of that is great, and no, I am not that saying that this is because of Galactosemia. A bunch of kids receive services, and my wonderful husband also received services in elementary school. - So she works hard and does not stick her head in the sand - She is so eager to learn t is amazing. The sky is the limit - She can do anything she wants to do. There are no limitations!!!
> Now it is time to say thank you to Alena's first grade teacher extraordinare Mrs. Parr. Thank you so much for caring, and being amazing. Alena loves you :)
> Have a great summer everyone and remember the glass is always half full!!!
Have a great rest of the evening :)
Sunday, June 19, 2011
1/2 large onion chopped - or 1 smaller onion
2 cups of risotto rice i.e.: Arborio
4 cups of chicken or veggie broth (I like Pacific Foods brand)
2 TB of Olive Oil
1-2 TB of Earth Balance
3/4 C of dry white wine
1 bunch of asparagus
1/2 C grated Parmesiano Regiano
- warm olive oil in the pot
- warm broth in separate pot
- sauté onion until soft - add salt
- add rice until translucent
- add wine - when evaporated add
- 2 cups of broth
- stir rice and broth frequently add more broth as needed
- chop asparagus into smaller pieces and sauté until done
- when all broth is absorbed - and rice is soft, add Earth Balance, as well as 1/4 cup of grated Parmesiano Regiano (if using)
- add asparagus - stir it carefully together
- add more salt and pepper to taste
- serve with additional Parmesiano Regiano for each person to add to taste
Saturday, June 18, 2011
What do you think, Alena's favorite part was?
Have a great Saturday night all :)
RECALL - Undeclared MILK protein in Multi Formula High in Vitamins A, D, E & K (Chocolate Mint Truffle)
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Indiana Firm Recalls Burgoo Soup Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:12:52 -0500
Big B Distributors, Inc., an Evansville, Ind., establishment is recalling approximately 5,160 pounds of burgoo soup because it is misbranded and contains an undeclared allergen.
Wow - we started at Childswork when Alena was not quite 4. I remember how full of worry I was. Full of what if's and questioning whether our child would be excluded, feel wired, ingest milk, etc. It proved to be a fantastic learning experience for all of us. I learned to trust. And yes, teachers are careful, caring, and find options to include eveyone. For treats Popsicles instead of ice cream were served at events, for PJ Day there was either a special batter - in Alena's class - just for her, or - even better - pancake batter that was safe for all kids in the class. And yes, there was an "accident" - after the first six weeks Alena did eat some regular yoghurt. The teacher called me she was frantic - but you what? It was Ok, Alena did not show any effect. She did not eat a lot, but stii - I was worried but it was OK. So these are the lessons I learned at Preschool for myself, and my mothering :) To relax a little, trust others, and most of all empower my children.
It is sad - however it is great to move on to the next big part of this journey :) -Mia Rosie only spent one year at Childswork but what great experience she had :) The best preschool teachers anyone could wish for; imaginative play, art, flat Mia Rose and more :) You just wait until you see the fantastic pillow she made.
Have a great day :)
Even if it's raining this breakfast surely lifted our spirits on this rainy June day :)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Happy Monday evening to all.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Oh, so you ask what did you make for Sunday morning breakfast? All you can see is an empty plate, OJ, and Earth Balance. What do you think we had?
Happy Sunday all :)
Saturday, June 11, 2011
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Have a great evening everybody.
Monday, June 6, 2011
A total hit - both girls finished a sausage each, the trees, salad and most of their potatoes. Whoo-Hoo - a good start into the Week
OK - we were invited both days. Contrary to the perspective of others neither dinner invitations nor eating out are a big deal just because both girls have Galactosemia. I just make sure that there will be food the ladies can eat :) And you know, if you have read my Blog before, that the only foods we exclude are those actually containing milk, a milk derivative, and milk sugars. So no whey, lactose, casein, and the other usual culprits. We say Yes to everything else. Soy, tomatoes, strawberries, nuts...the sky is the limit :) So now back to our lovely BBQ's. Saturday night chicken, asparagus, portabella mushrooms off the grill. The girl's are not huge fans of chicken so I brought along Hot Dogs and desert (So Delicious) Coconut Milk ice cream. Delicious and so much Fun :)
This is Sunday night BBQ. Doesn't it look amazing? And yes it was amazing :) In any case cedar planked Cooper River Salmon, zucchini, red peppers, and asparagus, and potatoes all of the grill. Along side our friends made two fantastic salads. Tomato/Cucumber, and garden greens with jicima, and mandarins. We all loved it :) BTW- can you see Mia Rosie in the background :) - Have a great start into the week. Remember the sky is the limit and if course, the glass is always half full :)
Sunday, June 5, 2011
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Friday, June 3, 2011
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
The cream for the cream sauce is Toffuti sour cream :)