Caspian ate a carrot yesterday. A big fat whole one. He really gnawed it and his face went orange and little bits dropped onto the floor. After he got to the stub my brain woke up and I realised that he had taken the whole carrot and not a slither that I had offered him.
Caspian has been waking us up and 445am for the last 9 days so my brain was in reverse when this happened. I started to cajole myself that it was ok, he would be fine… he wasn’t. After 2 small seizures on Monday, at 4 am Tuesday Caspian threw a big tonic clonic so we rang the ambulance and trundled off to hospital. Bum. Ok, it wasn’t just the carrot, we had just dropped his Topamax last week and this may have not helped, but thats a boring story so …. shh.
I am Old Mother Hubbard at the moment, my cupboard is bare. I am OVER cooking, for anyone. This little recipe is a desperate “what is left in the back of the fridge?” recipe. It is not deeply creative or inspiring but it has a bounty of beautiful vegetables and that is so fabulous. Broken down it is vegetable, choice of fat , layer with protein. 372 calories, 23 grams of protein a day at a 4:1 ratio.
Carrot 39 grams
Animal fat 34 grams, split into 20 grams pork fat and 14grams fish oil.
Beans 24 grams
Peas 14 grams
Egg 33 grams ( or meat of choice)
I cooked the vegetables first in water with chicken that I was cooking for the flavour with a sprig of parsley. Create an omelette with the egg.
Weigh out the vegetables, weigh and slice layers of omelette. The soup can be whole chunky vegetables with omelette on top or pureed. If your child prefers vegetables chunky consider whisking in raw egg rather than creating an omelette.
The odd bit is using fat. I split my pure fat into fish oil 1/3 and animal fat 2/3 roughly. Caspian loves pork fat diced (I blame his Chinese grandmother) I leave it whole in his soup as he loves munching it.
Serve with a side of fish oil.
This is what Caspian eats now and I was a bit too embarrassed to share it with you for a while, but there you have it. I do many versions of this, with chicken and shallots and other lovely veggies.