Sunday, September 20, 2009

Good news for our family= bad news for the blog

Poor neglected blog.

Must of the people who read this blog already know the good news that has caused me to leave this poor blog hanging in the breeze, but for the few of you who don't know I should probably share. :)

In late May of last year we got some super terrific news. After blood testing and a milk challenge in our allergist's office we discovered that my daughter has totally outgrown her milk allergy! Immune systems are pretty interesting and changeable things. This is true for everyone, but is especially true in children. She went from contract reactive and severe reaction at 11 months to out grown allergy in about 8 months. We feel very blessed and lucky.

She still has her egg allergy, but her numbers and skin test are tracking down for that also so we are hopeful that in time she will out grow that allergy as well.

So, since we are no longer vegans who eat meat, this blog has been pretty neglected. I am going to maintain it because I think there is some good information for moms just starting to go dairy/egg free but the updates will likely be few and far between.

Thank you to everyone who has been a help to our family as we navigated (and continue to navigate) allergy land.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup dairy free margarine
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milled flax seed + 6 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. In a small bowl whisk flax seed with water until cloudy.
  4. In another bowl with an electric mixer cream margarine, peanut butter, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in flax seed mixture. Beat in flour mixture and stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets and bake for 11-13 minutes.
Resulting cookie is soft and crumbly. Mmmm.

Sorry this blog is so neglected. I should probably write an update post with our good news as to why it has been a ghost town around here.