Happy New Year everyone, we hope you had the most wonderful Christmas break! We had a busy but lovely time, and will tell more in our next post!
As with most people at the start of a new year, thoughts turn to plans for the coming year. So, what will happen with Intolerant G in 2015? There are already a number of projects in the pipeline, but we thought we'd push ourselves even further.
Not being the sort to sit back and relax, we've come up with a challenge, a brand new shiny challenge, that we're not sure whether we'll completely achieve, but we'll give it a damn good go!
The challenge...all those recipes that no-one would even consider touching/ amending, to become dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, wheat-free as standard. You know the ones I mean, the ones you can only dream of, those amazing recipes that invoke lovely memories that you wish your little ones could also enjoy.
The idea came about from discussing a tradition in our family.
We have a lot of French influence, and one French tradition for the new year is to have the family over to enjoy a 'Galette des Rois' (Cake of Kings).
The cake is cut into slices, and the youngest member of the family has to hide their eyes, and decide who in the family gets which slice. Hidden inside a slice is a little toy/ figure, and whoever finds it is crowned the king for the day. It's a lovely tradition that holds many happy memories for me as a child, and one that I would love to pass on to Chloe and Callum.
The cake is traditionally made using dairy products, egg, ground almond and so on. It tastes absolutely divine, but is obviously totally unsuitable for the little dude due to his allergies.
Callum is always so good when I tell him a food isn't safe, and I always give him something else to make up for it. But this year, I've decided that 'making up for it' just isn't good enough. I want to be able to give him a totally safe version of everything that we eat, including the not so usual recipes. The harder the challenge, the more I want to be able to achieve it!
So, I have already managed to almost get a 'Galette des Rois' recipe to the point where I'm happy, and is a pretty good alternative.
My challenge to you, fab reader, what recipes would you love to see become totally safe? I'll add them to my list and work on creating a fab new recipe!