Last night, when she asked for rice crackers, I about fell off my chair. Two days ago, when she decided earthy beet soup was pretty good and she'd eat it again, I found myself dancing.
Part of the challenge is AVAILABILITY. Nile Perch and Whiting are not to be found here in the west. Guess you have to be along the coast to find this. Norwegian Salmon is out of season (good thing she can eat Kirkland Atlantic Salmon - believe me we are stocked up just in case).
California Haas Avocado is not in season. When they are, we make a spread with it. She loves it and will eat it as a salad with Hokkaido Black Soy Beans, White Basamati Rice, and Romaine Lettuce, or on Rice Crackers, Flax Crackers or filling Mochi. Without the avocado spread, forget it. She won't touch these foods. They just grow fuzzy things on them in the refrigerator, go stale or fill the belly of the trash can.
Another challenge is we keep kosher. Bison/Buffalo is not readily available for us and the venison and elk are crazy expensive. So we keep Bison for a special Shabbos dinner. Usually in the form of a steak or cholent.
Tangerines are too seedy. Madjool dates too sweet. Sigh.
Today, I am looking at her list and thinking, what can we feed this kid today? More oatmeal and salmon? Anything else? There's got to be a way past inspiration blues. And, well, I am too positive to stay blue for long. Just a frustrating hurdle. There's got to be a way over, around, or through it. Just haven't found it yet.
Anyone got a different perspective and ideas of how to prepare the few things she can have?