Monday, February 13, 2012

Having Late Night Pizza Our Way-Allergy Friendly

little heart shaped ham
-made another w star shapes too :)
Last night right around bedtime, when my son was already in his PJ's running around buying time not to sleep, when he decided to tell me he was hungry and really wanted pizza. He has had pizza probably about a handful of times, and apparently it's been so long he doesn't remember. I showed him pictures, but all he could remember was how he can never have pizza while out because of his food allergies. I even slightly mentioned it here in a post last year (the pictured pizza was made with King Arthur Flour GF Pizza Crust Mix). My first answer was "absolutely not baby, it is time to sleep," but he kept insisting in a sweet way... He kept begging saying "Please please please you're the best mom in the whole wide wouwd," I still said no at this point but then he said he dreamt about having pizza and his dreams didn't come true. That broke my heart, and thought "where does he get this stuff?" And the final point when I gave in was when he ran off to get a piece of paper and told me the "note" said "make warm yummy not allergy pizza." was really a blank piece of paper.

I reasoned with myself;
It is late, he needs to sleep.
It's late but he probably won't sleep soon because of the late nap he took.
It is Saturday...
Is he hungry? I don't want him going to bed hungry.
I don't want him to go to sleep "dreaming" about pizza that he thinks he's never had.

So you see, I gave in, I made him my own version of pizza last night. I took all that I had and crossed my fingers hoping it would turn out good. I had King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Multipurpose Flour that you heard about in a previous post and can enter to win by the way, which worked so well!! I mixed it with all that I could think of that might work well and egg replacer, xanthum gum, and a pinch of salt. With my experience with wheat free gluten free flours it is near impossible, plain difficult to knead, but I was surprisingly able to with this new mix.  I made it on the pan, so as I said it is my own fast version of "pizza."  Again I stress a version of pizza, as it has no wheat, no cheese, not your everyday "pizza."

Main goal was to make something that tasted good and looked like pizza to hold him up for the night, and really to make my son happy.  He was ecstatic, he hugged me after every bite as he sat there holding it in excitement.  He knows it is different and doesn't have stretchy white stuff (cheese) or that it wasn't ordered from a pizzeria, all that he is familiar with, but he was happy.  I was in tears from the excitement he showed me towards something so simple as that.  And so that's why I do what I do, and always will, he is my world! :) My little boy, I will try my very best to make sure he is never left out.  Even I will never understand how it is to grow up not being able to eat food everyone eats, and having to consider so much that everyone eats and enjoys as basically poisonous.  Here are some pics I managed to take in my late night "cooking adventure," as my little boy calls it.  Oh and he also said that I made him pizza that is "not allergy to him" with "mommy love magic"...               ~❤~❤~❤~    He is so right!!    ~❤~❤~❤~
loved working w this flour!
made pizza shaped dough..kinda!


pan made!
I don't have a specific recipe to share, as I literally made it without measuring anything or keeping record of any of it.  But if you ever have any questions, and if I can help, I will.  Just let me know. :)

My son is allergic to wheat, rye, oat, millet, onion, garlic, dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut, tilapia fish, tuna, salmon, shellfish, sweet potato, string beans... 
..more info

4 comments:

  1. that's such a cute story! haha Kids are so clever sometimes aren't they?

    Your pizza looks yummy, for me it is a little easier as Levi can have gluten, but wow your dough looks amazing!

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  2. that's such a cute story! haha Kids are so clever sometimes aren't they? Your pizza looks yummy, for me it is a little easier as Levi can have gluten, but wow your dough looks amazing!

    Bev (i bake without)

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  3. You came up with a good recipe.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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