Thursday, September 11, 2008

Life's little pleasures

15 days old and lactose intolerant. 3 months and gluten intolerant. Needless to say I was shattered. I love chocolates, cakes, souffles, roti's and parathas. And my daughter being deprived of it, drove me crazy. I stayed away from all milk and wheat products. And my kiddo has not tasted them either. But she would see the Roti's and Parathas being cooked. She just loves to see what is cooking over the gas.

So my kiddo is on a rice and other flour diet. And she does get bored of eating rice only. So I had our cook prepare Rice Flour Phulkas. She was just so thrilled to be eating "paratha" and not roti, the same rolling of the dough, cooking on the pan as the wheat parathas. The excitement, thrill and pure joy on her face just touched my heart. She always loves to eat what is on the table. Does not like to eat different from what we are eating. These days meal times are fun, esp from my plate.
Even the cake she eats are rice flour cakes, they taste good, but heck it can not be made at home.

All of us are slaves to our taste. Even when we are eating healthy, less oil food, if it is bland or not as per our taste, we just cant eat it; can we? Its the same with kids too, irrespective of their age.

Everyday I pray and hope that her tolerance level goes down as she grows older, just so she can enjoy the ice creams and chocolates. And I want to bake her a cake so bad.


~nm said...

My sister's son is also not allowed any milk or gluten stuff food. So she makes all kinds of food items for my nephew with different stuff. You can use corn etc

My other sister made some gluten free muffins. You can find the recipe here

But I can understand how tough it must be for both of you.

Mampi said...

Amen to your wishes.

And why do you worry when you have the cooking angel in NM?
Not kidding, NM is amazing, yaayyyy.

Imp's Mom said...

~nm: thnk you for the link, the pics looks yummy....but the corn flour available in India has a high gluten content..but I am definitely gonna try most of the recipes in your sisters blog.

mampi: thank you:) yes nm is amazing :)

Mystic Margarita said...

It must be so tough for you - hopefully she will be able to enjoy ice creams, cakes, and chocolates once she is a little older. Hugs.

Indian Home Maker said...

Can't stand bland food! When I was told to cut down on chilli, my my biggest sin, I told the doctor I'd starve without chilli, because I feel my mouth becomes dry without chilli in food :)

Imp's Mom said...

MysticMargarita: Fingers crossed!

IHM: I cant eat without chillies too, and if its less spicy then I make do with pickle :P

Anonymous said...

I hope it gets better

Imp's Mom said...

yeah raji, me too..