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#1 Thu 04 Apr 13 5:16pm

jessicaella

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help 6 foods

Hi Jamie,

Im wandering if you can help me at all, I need some help...my daughter is 3 years old in June and she has a very restricted diet of these 6 foods only- lamb, potato, parsnip, butternut squash, peach and pear. She also has a special allergy milk and can have olive oil. Please could you think of some ideas on how to use these ingredients to make something different for her. We would really appreciate your help.
At present I make- shepards pie, potato and parsnip gratin, potato cakes using grated potato, animal shapes with potato, kebabs using the veg, lamb burgers, smile  piped potato, chips, jacket pot, new potatoes etc but she is soooo fed up and I dont have much time to research recipes.
Thank you to everyone that reads this and suggests ideas xx

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#2 Thu 04 Apr 13 6:29pm

wine~o

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Re: help 6 foods

Why such a restricted diet???

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#3 Thu 04 Apr 13 11:17pm

mummza

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Re: help 6 foods

Welcome to the forum jessicaella smile

How did this very restricted diet get worked out Jessica ?
Can your daughter by any chance eat rice or quinola ?

It's a very restrictive diet I'm not suprised that she is getting fed up.

If she can eat butternut squash , can she also eat other pumpkins ?

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#4 Fri 05 Apr 13 10:08am

jessicaella

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Re: help 6 foods

My daughter J has a condition called Eosinophilic Gastro-Intestinal disorders (EGID) which is complex and a chronic disorder.   The eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) are found in above normal amounts in various parts of the Gastro-Intestinal tract then the body needs to attack an allegen, eg: a allergy triggering food or an airborne allergen, eosinophils respond by moving into the area and releasing toxins.
If the body produces too many of the eosinophils, they can cause chronic inflammation in the affected area (like her insides are on fire).   This can lead to damage to varying levels of the tissue in the affected area.   Eosinophilic disorders are chronic waxing and waning diseases.   This means that the symptoms and severity can vary on a daily basis.
We are so restricted and see an allergy specialist. J is on various medications. Her symptoms tend to consist of- reflux, abdominal pain, distention of the abdomen, diarroah, mucous and blood in the poo, coughing when drinking her milk or eating, hiccups, reduced food appetite, itchiness, eczema and skin rash.  She also tends to be very poor at sleeping at night which is difficult when working!
We have trialed so many foods like soya, rice, corn, etc and she reacts after several days usually with the above symptoms. We would so appreciate any create ideas from you guys with those 6 foods. Thank u so much smile
Viki xxx

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#5 Fri 05 Apr 13 11:20am

wine~o

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Re: help 6 foods

ah poor wee thing..Is this a condition she's likely to grow out of ??

Anyway,  how about a version of Lancashire hot pot ? You'd probably have to make your own stock from lamb bones..
Creamed parsnip on the side (made with her special milk)

Parsnip crisps, use a veggie peeler to slice them fine, then a quick fry in hot oil, dry on kitchen paper..

I'm sure others will have ideas...

Another question, can she tolerate Sweet potato?

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#6 Fri 05 Apr 13 11:27am

jessicaella

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Re: help 6 foods

Thank you, what a good idea, she cant have sweet potato, or any other squash, just the 6 foods listed, olive oil and I forgot salt and shake crisps! xxx smile

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#7 Fri 05 Apr 13 11:30am

jessicaella

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Re: help 6 foods

The consultant thinks she will be a teenager before her symptoms change, Im hoping she will be able to have new foods this year with more medication tho  sad

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#8 Fri 05 Apr 13 11:47am

wine~o

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Re: help 6 foods

If you do decide to make your own stock, make up a big batch, freeze it in those ice-cube bags..then you can pop out just what you need and defrost in the microwave..

It'll keep for at least 3 months..

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#9 Fri 05 Apr 13 1:46pm

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: help 6 foods

Could you make a Moroccan style tagine with the lamb cooked with fruit?

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#10 Fri 05 Apr 13 2:43pm

MsPablo

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Re: help 6 foods

Butternut soup sweetened with pear?
Grilled peaches
Shave parsnip and pear salad dressed with olive oil
Shaved parsnip, lightly cooked as a base for a lamb ragu using the butternut
Slices of pear surrounding a lamb burger (to replace the bun/tomato/condiments)
Lamb meatballs
Potato rosti cooked in olive oil - with pear or peach sauce (a typical combo here is potato pancake with applesauce and sour cream)

Potato baskets - press grated potato into oiled muffin tins, spray or coat with more olive oil and bake until crisp - to fill with your main - whatever iteration of lamb/vegs she is having.

I don't know how you would make them, but we have a product here that children especially love - tator tots - they are grated potatoes formed in to little hushpuppy shapes (little cylinders) and baked.  I think a homemade version would be worth trying just for fun.

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