Welcome to “Quinoa Week”! Recently it seems a lot of FPIES Mama’s have been finding luck with quinoa as a safe food for their kiddos. Since then, I’ve been asked to share any “simple” quinoa recipes I have, and I understood the need. When trialing single ingredients at a time, … Continue reading →
I have a toddler who has lately been refusing to go to sleep at night. He also refuses to play happily in the living room during the time between when his brother goes to sleep and when he is finally ready to go to sleep. So I’ve been forced to … Continue reading →
One fabulous side benefit of having a fun-filled weekend away from home is two small children whose sleep schedules are completely thrown off! Children who don’t go to sleep until nearly midnight don’t leave their mama a lot of time to write coherently, after all. I decided it was kinder … Continue reading →
Pre-FPIES and pre-fructmal, one of the most delicious creations to come from my kitchen was my vegan banana bread. ALL of us loved this bread! It was flavorful, sweet but not too sweet, moist, and all but melted in your mouth. It was still substantial enough to also withstand being … Continue reading →
After 19 months of eating nothing but beef on my TED, I’ve made a lot of hamburgers. A LOT. So many, you’d think I would be sick of them by now. I’m not, though, because I discovered the true secret to making sensational hamburgers! If you browse online, you’ll find … Continue reading →
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 →
Well, I underestimated how much time and effort would be needed to complete my BIG SURPRISE PROJECT (kids, anyone?), and it’s not quite ready yet. Sigh. Soon, I promise! In the meantime, how’d you like some refried beans? Sure, you can go to the store and buy a can (even … Continue reading →
I just love this recipe. It’s quick and easy to make, and gives me a new breakfast option for Jed. Or dinner. Either way. (You know “breakfast for dinner” is always a winner!) French toast was always a favorite of mine, and I sorely missed it when we first had … Continue reading →
It’s Friday. I’m not doing a Frugal Friday post today. Why? Because we’ve been invaded by a virus and I’ve been busy tending to two sick little boys. Not only have I not had time to sit down and write, but financial planning just really isn’t on my mind right … Continue reading →
One month ago today I shared the first of my hot cocoa concoctions: Instant, Dairy and Fructose Free Hot Cocoa! In that post, I mentioned a “rock the universe” hot cocoa that we’d used, but had to shelve because coconut was the main component. Since Jed has Fructose Malabsorption, coconut … Continue reading →
FPIES stands for Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome. It is a rare food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal system. Reactions are delayed onset, usually 2-4 hours after a trigger food is eaten, but sometimes even longer than that.
Children with FPIES have symptoms that range from severe (violent vomiting to bile and hypovolemic shock) to mild (bloody diarrhea, sleep disturbances).
There is no test for FPIES. It is diagnosed by clinical observation and ruling out other possibilities.
There also are no tests to determine trigger foods. FPIES parents must simply feed their child a food, then wait to see if they react.
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