Every once in awhile I will post some crazy story or something wonderful about one of my kids. This morning my seven year old son with autism was sitting straight up in his bed reciting this story from either a dream or early morning ramblings. I heard him say it a few times, so I gave him some paper and asked him to write it down. It goes like this:
"The painting was magic. That was supposed to be the birth of 11. That is why the sun shines down on it. The camp counselor said inspirational messages. So if you lean over he did. First touch the sun with your mind and touch the painting with your hand and draw the difference."
A look inside of his mind makes things even more confusing! My son has very above average intelligence. Most of the time I have no idea what to do with him. I just try to keep him busy so he doesn't get bored. He talks nonstop!! He was diagnosed with autism almost 4 years ago, right before his 4th birthday. So the rantings of a 7 year old with autism can be very boring when you hear the same things over and over. But this story he made up is something new, and I hope something to look forward to and not just a one-time thing. Keep your fingers crossed.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Italian dressing recipe
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Italian seasonings
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, gluten-free of course
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
4 ripe Roman Candle tomatoes chopped
8 leaves of purple basil, roll it up and chiffonade it
1 clove garlic in a fine dice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
sprinkle of sea salt
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I use parchment paper, line a pan and lightly oil with olive oil.
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon agave nectar or sugar of choice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/3 warm water (110-115 degrees)
Mix all flours, yeast, xanthan gum, and sea salt in mixer until well combined. Add warm water, olive oil, and agave, and mix well for 2 minutes. Fill your measuring cup with water to wet your hands so the dough doesn't stick to your hands. Rub oil on your hands first. Shape your loaf and shellac it smooth with the water. I dome foil over my loaf so it doesn't touch it and it rises perfectly. Let rise for 40 minutes or more. I've gone 2 hours. The longer you let it rise the better. You can make one long loaf or 2 shorter. I double this recipe and make 2 long loaves and save one to make french bread crisps, croutons and breadcrumbs for breading.
Friday, July 16, 2010
I have one booth I go to at our local farmer's market. They grow the most beautiful tomatoes, peppers, basil and eggplant I've ever seen. It's organic, too! Most of the time I have recipes in mind, but sometimes I see something so tasty looking, I buy it and have to come up with something. So today it was green zebra tomatoes, pimento peppers, and fresh sweet banana peppers. You can mix up with whatever you find!
2 fresh sweet banana peppers cut in rings
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
2 cups gluten-free macaroni
1/2 cup plain hemp millk
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon mustard flour
1/2 teaspoon tumeric
Boil water and cook macaroni for 10 minutes or desired softness. Mix hemp milk, tomato paste, mustard flour and tumeric in a sauce pan and set on 4. Reduce to half until thick like a cheese sauce. Mix and serve!
If you don't use hemp milk or can't get it, use your milk of choice.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
1 cup black beans
1 cup mixed rice, I like the Lundberg's wild blend
1 cup diced peppers, I use what I have, I prefer pablonos, but red, green, or hot will do.
1 tablespoon tomato paste, Bionaturae is organic and corn-free
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pinch of saffron if you have it on hand
8 Food for Life Rice Tortillas