Week 17: Even more baking …

They look like hamburgers, but they taste like … well, they don’t really taste like much.

This is now officially the most baking I’ve ever done in my life.  With these new, crazy ingredients to take the place of dairy, wheat, and sugar, we’ve now made quinoa cookies, Christmas (non)sugar cookies, and fake German chocolate cake.  On top of that, I’m cautiously hopeful the diet is working.  My evidence?  Today I banged my shin into the dishwasher door, which was down, and howled in pain.  Logan slid off his chair where he’d been eating lunch, and walked over to me.

“Mommy, what did you step on?” he asked, studying the floor.

“Nothing, honey,” I said, and explained what had happened with the dishwasher.

“Hmm,” he said.  “I will just put it up.  Then it won’t hurt you anymore.”  And with that he rolled the bottom rack in and pushed the door to its upright position.

Now, perhaps he’s simply learning empathy the older he gets.  This is probably a pretty normal reaction for a 4-year-old.  But it’s been a pretty uncommon for Logan to display concern for others, as it is with most children with autism.  It’s probably still too early to know for sure, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that as we continue to eliminate sugar and increase good gut bacteria, social behaviors like this continue.

And the verdict on all this baking?  I can’t say I love it all, but Logan and Sadie at least do!  The fake German chocolate cake was especially yummy.  Jason modified a recipe I found here, and bit by bit, we just might be figuring this GFCFSugarF thing out.

Feeling: Hopeful

Happy 4th birthday, Logan!

Happy 4th birthday, Logan!


One response to “Week 17: Even more baking …

  1. Trisha

    Go girl! Chills when I read Logan’s reaction to your pain, that is huge! Keep going girl.

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