But DS was eczema free for a year prior to the last year and had high sal food like veggies and fruit so I'm assuming it's not that. What changed us having cows' milk, acidic foods, and small amounts of preservatives and additives, so I'm trying to remove those from his diet. It's not too bad because I was already making most of our food from scratch, just had to change mustard, bacon etc that I can't make myself. But other things are hard - I didn't know pretty much all prawns in Australia are dipped in preservative :-( I do miss prawns.
They also have tortilla presses - I got mine just last week. They're cast aluminum though and not cast iron, so whilst they're lighter they're not as strong, I think mine was about $35 or $40. It does make the process much easier and faster. I couldn't find any cast iron tortilla presses in Australia.
It is absolutely redicilous, the amount of rubbish old el passo put in their tortillas :-( we stopped using them ages ago and if I want real quick Mexican for dinner I have the stand and stuff tacos (high in salt but no nasties) and whenever I cook beans/chickpeas/etc I freeze a few containers so I can just empty them into hot water and use when needed.
Thankyou!!! Looks great and I just found pomegranate molasses on their site!!! I've been trying to find that for ages!!!
Elijahs Mum (03-05-2012)
Thanks for the link to Oasis Bakery - off to check it out!
Oh, that sounds good! I wasn't sure about making them so I miss having tortillas. We do the stand and stuff shells and the mountain bread (not sure if they are actually failsafe? but I figure better than buying tortillas). Ha ha ha maybe I should give DH some hints.......... mothers day is coming up.
With the excema. Before I knew about additives etc did realise DD2's excema and weird spots that she was getting were connected to dairy. We found out she is CMPI and had to remove all dairy including things cooked with even small amounts of dairy like biscuits etc. She was able to eat those sorts of things by about 13-14mths though. She can only have small amounts of cheese every few days or so. If she has too much the first sign will be spots which can even be just a few odd single spots in various places but usually on her face which aren't really excema but sort of her first sign before a proper excema rash.
Thanks for the info about CMPI, I looked into it now. I stopped with milk because that's something DS didn't have when his skin was clear, but didn't stop with yogurt/cheese etc because I thought he was eating those when his skin was clear. But maybe it's about the quantity... So we'll try to go dairy free as well and see if that helps. Did your DD's skin fully clear after you stopped with dairy? DS's eczema also starts with little red dots (that then sort if connect into a rash).
By the way if you have an iPhone, I got the app the chemical maze, which is the full book in an app - cheaper than buying the book and very useful at the shops.
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