Corn & Sugar-Free Homemade Ketchup

A while back I posted my homemade ketchup recipe. It’s delicious, it’s perfect, it’s wonderful…and we can no longer use it! When I first started making it, I only made it for Jed. I knew that vinegar was made from corn, but that was okay. This wasn’t for Zac. Later … Continue reading

Cornbread – Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Fructose Friendly!

I suspect that if you’re born in the South it is somehow genetically implanted in your DNA to have a love of cornbread. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it is undeniable that Southerners are fond of cornbread! Even being born and raised in the South, I’ll admit to having “cheated” on … Continue reading

Salmon Pate

Every year for Thanksgiving, my family traditionally lays out a plate of “snacks”: stuffed celery sticks, black and green olives, and pickles are always present, and sometimes other little goodies make an appearance. It’s just enough to take the edge off the hunger brought on by all those delicious cooking … Continue reading

Cauliflower-Egg Tortilla

This has become one of Zac’s favorite recipes, and I’m pretty fond of it, as well! I never would have guessed that two simple ingredients could yield something so tasty, but it does. These are really yummy! Now, I’ve made theses several times now, always referring to different recipes online … Continue reading

Cucumber-Basil Summer Salad

  This is a winner. Simple, classic, fresh, delicious. Remember when I said the farmers at the market gave me some cucumbers last time? Well, I didn’t really know what to do with them. Pre-FPIES, I was never a big veggie eater. If it wasn’t on a pizza or deep-fried, … Continue reading

Homemade Ketchup – Fructose Friendly

I’ve said before how Jed can’t have cooked tomatos because of his fructose malabsorption. We’ve avoided ketchup ever since. This is sad for us, because ketchup is one of our favorite condiments. One day last week I made spaghetti for dinner. I got busy and didn’t take it off the … Continue reading

Blueberry Syrup – Quick & Easy, Fructose Friendly

Earlier this week I felt energetic at breakfast and whipped up some homemade sausage patties and from scratch waffles for Jed. As the first batch of waffles cooked in the iron, I headed to the fridge to get the maple syrup. To my shock, I discovered that we’d run out! … Continue reading

Homemade Taco Seasoning

When Jed was a little baby and first got his MSPI and egg IgE diagnosis, I went through every item in my pantry reading labels. Tons of food had to be disposed of, but there were things that were technically safe that we could keep. However, as time went on, … Continue reading

Fructose-free “French’s”-style Yellow Mustard

Jed, as you may know, has fructose malabsorption. Trying to find foods that are safe for him is quite a challenge – particularly things like sausages, hot dogs, bacon…and condiments. All of those things are typically chock-full of fructose, not to mention fun things like “natural flavors” and “seasonings”. We … Continue reading

How to Make Sunbutter From Scratch

And I do mean from scratch! I’m talking raw seeds to creamy sunbutter here. For those of you just joining me on this journey, let me fill you in on why I’m going through this ordeal. My son, Zac, is severely reactive to corn and soy. I have hunted and … Continue reading