Friday, August 22, 2014

Cody's First Day of School!

Yesterday was Cody's first day of school ever. He loved it and I'm so happy for him! We spent a lot of time preparing him and ourselves for this and I was completely exhausted last night. We are extremely lucky to have found a school that is very food allergy knowledgeable and friendly and they don't do lunch which is good for us at this point. At least we don't have to worry about that until he's a little older and more able to manage his food allergies.

I thought I would be terrified when this day came and I'm just so grateful that I could relax and enjoy this big, exciting new chapter in Cody's life. It was a happy day for all of us.

Yesterday morning I made Cody his favorite strawberry and lemon pancakes.


This recipe is free of the top 8 allergens (egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, soy-free, fish-free and shellfish-free) and vegan.

Lemon and strawberry pancakes 

Makes about 8 pancakes

5-6 large strawberries
1 1/2 cup oat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup oat milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 vegetable oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
Zest from 1 small lemon
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

Purée the strawberries in a blender or food processor.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, bakng powder and salt.
In another bowl combine the strawberry purée and the remaining ingredients.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or skillet over medium heat.
Use a ladle or measuring cup to pour about 1/4 cup batter on the skillet or griddle.
Cook until bubbles appear and the bottom is golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Flip using a spatula and cook until the other side is golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Place on a plate and keep warm in a 200 degree oven.
Repeat until the batter is gone.

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