Suet, dripping, lard…yum. It turns out that it is quite hard to have a serious intolerance to these beauties. My little Pirate Prince has decided that as tasty as soy cream, soy milk and tofu and their kin are, they are not friends and they are not nice at all. So good bye soy, you have been thrown off for better friends, like suet, dripping and lard. Yum, Yum.
Confessions.. I have been using lots of saturated hard core fat to feed my little prince. He likes it. Ok, Ok, I have been balancing it out with fish oil and nuts and seeds, and so fat the famously evil triglycerides having risen to… well, nothing really at all. Of course that may change in time. It is a very limited world for this small fellow at the moment. Now if only I was a mind reader; what did you say you wanted for lunch Caspian? Didn’t quite catch that darling, oh, would you like to see the pictorial menu? Here are some pictures of wonderful varieties of fat, the liquid soup version, the blobs of animal fat or some nuts and chocolate washed down with fish oil? Sorry, not interested? Damn, not again.
It turns out that doing the ketogenic diet without dairy & soy is not nice, when you add in that your child is sick of avocados, macadamias & coconut, it adds a further level of woe. Just to seal in all of the misery your precious pre-schooler can’t communicate well and after a seizure gets yes and no backwards and generally can’t say “I can’t stand that mummy”, “please give me the donuts mum” or “yuck”. Despite the hair losing experience it is still worth it. We just got 10 days seizure free and another on time milestone, the “WHY?” has begun!!Yes, Yes, Yes! Stuff it; I can always buy a wig.
To interest you look at www.dannyroddy.com/2009/8/7/comparing-suet-muscular-fat.html it isn’t as well set out or referenced as it could be but he has some very interesting comments to make about animal fat. Suet is not pure, I found out the hard way. It is about 94% fat. It is delicious Caspian assures me ( gobble, gobble) especially chopped up and lightly fried. Fry it too long and it will melt away – which is rendering. Liquid or rendered fat is not nice on things.. it makes it hard to swallow, sticky and tacky. A little is fine in soup or scrambled egg. I have not got to making biscuits with it yet but I imagine it will work wonderfully, especially as this is the normal use for it around Christmas time.