One of my goals has been to make up a  cookbook following Dr. Goldberg’s diet.

Well, let me explain. I follow Dr. Goldberg’s diet as best as I can when I cook for my son. Dr. Goldberg’s diet which you can see here  is not just about eliminating milk and wheat. It’s about eliminating dairy in general and whole grains too. (Keep the carbs down, he tells me).  If you’d like to understand more about his theory on acceptable foods, please grab a copy of his book right here.

My son is NOT allergic to gluten, so I cannot promise that these recipes are totally gluten free (although I try.) I know that there can be gluten in so many places that one might never suspect, like in some brands of garlic powder for example.

So please remember to check the ingredients on whatever brand of food you are using if you are following a very strict gluten free diet. I’m NOT a nutritionist, I’m a mom.

I’d like to share some of our favorite recipes. Some are very basic recipes but I’ve just made substitutions to fit in with the diet. Eventually I hope to put all of these into a cookbook.

Since my son learns best from watching videos, and he has no desire to learn to cook for himself, I’ve decided to add videos whenever possible. So if your children are old enough to cook and use the stove, then they might enjoy watching the videos and learn how to make favorites on their own.  But this part is entirely up to you!

If you’d like to send me recipes or videos, that’s great!  I’ll put them on the blog.

So let’s begin….

First let me say that  I’ve made a lot of everyday substitutions in my son’s diet. Some of the products I use are:

Soy milk instead of milk

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter  instead of real butter

Cheese substitutes from the health food store instead of cheese

Rice Krispies (crushed) for breading on chicken strips for example. They are now making  new Gluten Free Rice Krispies, so that might be a possibility.

So let’s start with the recipes…

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Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:-2 servings

3 – 4 potaotes

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

Soy Milk

salt, pepper, seasonings (I use garlic and onion powder or flakes)

Directions:

Wash potatoes

Put in a pot half filled with water

Cover pot and bring to a boil

When pot starts to boil, and you see steam, lower the heat

Cook about 1/2 hour or 30 minutes.

If you can stick a fork into a potato easily, it’s done.

Put potatoes under cold water and peel off skin with your fingers.

(You can also just peel the potatoes first and cut them up and boil for about 15 minutes. This would mean that you have to peel the potatoes and I know that my son does NOT want to do this. )

Mash potatoes.  Add about 1/4 cup soy milk and about 3 teaspoons (or a big glob) of the fake butter and smash and mix, mix, mix until smooth. Add more soy milk or “butter” until it’s the consistency that you like.

Add salt (maybe 1/4 to 1/2  teaspoon to taste)

Add pepper ( a few sprinkles)

Add onion and garlic powder if you’d like!

That’s it!  Enjoy!