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A Challenge for All Chefs

kmolina73 | | Jun 22, 2009 04:20 PM

This is actually a cry for help from a worried mother, but I am hoping you all will see this as an interesting challenge. Heck, maybe we'll even create a new cuisine together!

This si not your typical picky toddler quandry. My 22 month old son is autistic and has started to dislike everythig he used to eat. I prided myself on the fact that I made all his baby food myself witha wide variety of fruits and vegetables and spices from as far as India. Now he won't eat anything! He hates anything spongy, wet, etc. like diced fruits, veggies, pasta, cheese sauce, spaghetti sauce, etc... It is a sensory problem of his and he will actually vomit if he sees a green bean on his plate. I have tried everything but my culinary skills are lacking. This is why I come to you withthis plea for help.

Can you all please lend your culinary expertise and skills to help?

He will only eat dry, crispy, crunchy things like crackers, waffles, the occasional grilled-cheese sandwich. And to make this more challenging, we started the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet hat is lauded by many in the autism field as a healing diet for autistic children. if you can't think of gluten/casein free recipes that's fine i can try substituting some flours, grains, etc., myself.

I mainly need help with things like, do you have any experience trying to bake applesauce or mashed squash to make crispy cakes and does it work? Or do you end up with hot mush?

Thanks to all of you in advance for your time and assistance!
Worried Mom in FL