trying new things...

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 5:38am
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Ok, so due to dd's meat allergies I thought I would give lamb a try. Lamb chops, great but expensive. She loved it though, ate it like steak. So yesterday I bought some ground lamb. I figured I could use that as substitute for ground turkey. I gagged so bad while I was browning it. I could hardly get it browned up with out throwing up! Is it just me or does lamb have a very disticnt smell? It definetly reminded me of my Lebonese friend. My house smelled like hers used to when her mom would cook. I never minded that smell before, I don't know if it's just being so close to it when cooking it or if I had bad lamb. The date on the package was 1-2-07. So it seemed fresh. Looked good to. Just smelled bad to me. I don't even dare use it tonight in the meal I was going to for fear I might actually throw up.
Does anyone use ground lamb and is it just something I need to get used to??

Kara
(it's pretty bad when it's about the only meat your child can eat and you can't even cook it for her 'cause it makes you sick!!)

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 6:15am
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Not a lamb fan either......

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 8:30am
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Is your child allergic to various kinds of beans? If you're OK with chick peas, black beans, pinto beans, and other legumes, they're a great source of protein. Also, if soy isn't an issue, there are tons of great products out there.

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 9:56am
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[i]None[/i] of us like it.... thank goodness. NASSSSSSTY. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
A couple of ideas for you, though, if your allergist thinks they are safe to try--
buffalo (usually available ground)
emu/ostrich (It really tastes more like very lean pork than 'chicken' [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 10:43am
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I cook Lamb for my husband on the BBQ because I HATE the smell of lamb cooking in my house. Sun or rain I'm out there barbecuing.
Peg

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 11:12am
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Here's a second to emu and buffalo. I don't know if emu is as readily available as it was a few years ago when it was all the rage, but it sure would be worth trying.

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 3:13am
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Where would one find emu or buffalo? I've never seen such things except for alive on a farm!
About the lamb- I'm so glad to know it's not just me! I did make my daughters meal with it last night though and she ate the crust and a little bit of lamb with it. My dh tried it and said it was fine.
I would love to us the black beans and other things mentioned but my dd won't touch them. She is incredibly picky. We have tried a few soy products and she doesn't even come close to trying it. We have tried to "make" her try things but it always ends in some kind of war and her in a time out or in her room and then I think-"this isn't worth it." We have been giving her soy milk for the protien and she likes that. I really get nervous that she may not be getting all of the nutrition she needs. She is a typical 2.5 yo. She isn't skinny- so I don't think she's losing weight,(she's about 26 pounds- I think.Same as my 19 month old son!) but I just don't know if she's getting the right stuff. She is PA, EA, beef, pork, chicken and turky allergic and avoiding TN and SF, also high content milk products due to a lactoce intolerance. And like I said she's a finicky eater, so how do you do a balanced diet? I feel like she needs to go to an eating clinic to "learn" how to eat correctly. And I'm also afraid that by the time she grows out of some of these allergies she will not even want to try these things again.
I've been busy since #4 was born and we just kind of did what we had to to get by, now that the holidays are over and my baby is almost 8 weeks old (already), my focus is back on to allergies.
We did get a good report from my 4.5 yo dd's dermatologist regarding her eczema. She does not have to be seen monthly at this time- everything but her hands seem to be under control. We got another new cream to try on those and it seems to be working quite well! Praise God for small miracles!!
Sorry about the long post- I needed to vent.
Allergies - ughhhhh............
Kara

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 3:21am
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Watch it you guys.....I'm a New Zealander! I grew up on lamb and don't like to hear nasty things about my very favorite meat!
I love the smell of lamb cooking....it is the smell of 'home' - but I absolutely can't stand the smell of ground beef cooking. I guess it is just what you grow up with.
Ground lamb should have a 'lamby' smell but it shouldn't smell bad. If it does, I wouldn't eat it.

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 3:36am
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ahhhh, a Kiwi in the house. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Well, I don't think cooking beef smells any better... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] So I wasn't particularly maligning lamb, per se. It does [i]taste[/i] very nice in Irish Stew.
Emu and buffalo can probably be found at a local butcher shop (or they may know where to find some locally) or in a whole foods market. We buy ground buffalo in 1 lb prepackaged containers at our local Safeway. But Kara, with all your DD's allergies, I would [i]definitely[/i] ask first before you try it. I have no idea how cross-reactive it is with beef.

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 3:37am
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Hey Adele
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
I found a recipe for marinated butterflied leg of lamb on the BBQ. Sounds wonderful.
Peg
[This message has been edited by Peg541 (edited January 05, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 5:44am
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I too like lamb in the Lebonese/Greek foods I have had. I've just never actually cooked it myself, so I was caught off gaurd with the smell! It looks so innocent in the package!
By the way, how am I supposed to know if it just smells "lamby" or if it smells "bad"??
I love the smell of ground beef browning- some people say that smells bad, I just say it smells "beefy"!
Kara
I think we'll just have grilled cheese tonight.

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