Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Peanut Butter Banana Cake - Franny's gluten-free life


Starting tomorrow Franny is going gluten and dairy-free again. I want to do what is best for my daughter and sincerely feel that she has these intolerances and biomedical intervention will help her get better. I am committed to helping her recover from autism and that means doing whatever I can, but can I just complain for a second? This diet sucks. No cheese, no bread, no crackers, no McDonald's, no convenience when fixing a meal. This diet simultaneously makes me feel like a mean mom for withholding foods that all children should be able to enjoy like pizza and ice cream, and a great mom for being willing to make such a huge sacrifice to help her. There, I feel better getting that off my chest.

For more info on the GFCF diet, click here.

Along with my usual recipes, this blog will now feature gluten and dairy free recipes as well- mostly geared towards children, as I hope to be able to help other moms of picky eaters who have to implement this impossible diet.

I actually liked this cake. Franny, however, did not. I cut the cake into pieces and froze them. Maybe she'll like it a little better once she forgets what cake tastes like when it's baked with real flour. Poor kid!

11 comments:

mom2mm said...

WOW! What a great mom you are!! If there is anyone that can make this diet yummy, it will be you :) Best of luck!

jayne said...

Katherine---you are so great to do this for your daughter. I can't even imagine what dedication this takes for you! I feel for you! You're awesome!

Anne said...

You really are a great mom!

Jill said...

Yes you are an awesome mom.. I am in awe of you :)

Katherine said...

Thanks guys! You are so nice. I'm embarassed because I really wasn't fishing for compliments, but they are very much appreciated!

Wilsons said...

You are a really strong woman and a great mom at that! Franny and Sophie are lucky to have such a willing mommy!

janlee said...

OH WOW! that would be super hard! that is awesome that you are so committed! you can complain about it all you want! do you have a good website that relates to autism and causes and ways to help lessen the severity? i am getting really interested in this topic...

Katherine said...

I really like http://www.tacanow.com/

Jordan said...

http://killthegluten.blogspot.com/

You gotta check out the above site.
You are a rock star, Katherine--Franny's a blessed gal.

Ashley said...

You're the greatest. Not everyone would be up for the glutten-free challenge. I don't know how you cook like you do in the first place, let alone doing double menu duty.

Denae said...

Katherine I agree with everyone else, you are doing a great job! Someday she'll thank you when she's knows all you done for her. The family whose autistic child I used to work with was all on that diet. The mom spent a lot of her time in the kitchen but I KNOW it helped her child alot!

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