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!