In honor of the frigid temperatures across the U.S. this week (except in California, to whom I think we all want to say pthhtt!), I thought I’d share a couple more hot cocoa recipes! I already shared a fantastic dairy and fructose-free instant hot cocoa mix, so here’s a hot … Continue reading →
We are still snowed in. Well, actually, we’re ICED in, which is worse. Theoretically, we could leave the house. We couldn’t safely leave until about 11:00 a.m., and we’d have to be back by about 4:00 p.m., or else we’d risk getting caught on icy roads as the temperature re-freezes … Continue reading →
We’ve been snowed in since Friday. The way it looks now, we won’t be able to get out until Wednesday at the earliest. This would be one of those “disadvantages” to rural living, in case you wondered. Although, in some ways, it’s an advantage! Even though my normal days involve … Continue reading →
On occasion I come up with a recipe that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This is one of them. Of course, that could be just because it’s pumpkin pie, and that happens to be one of my FAVORITE desserts of all time! Pre-TED and FPIES, Thanksgiving … Continue reading →
Before I talk about this AWESOME recipe, I thought I’d give you a little update. Last night, Zac had a definite FPIES reaction. No confusion; his diapers told the story quite clearly. (I’ll refrain from details, as I’m about to talk about food!) We’re not 100% sure it is the … Continue reading →
Before Halloween, I was looking around for treat recipes for Jed. Flipping through Living Without magazine, I was intrigued by one of their Halloween recipes: Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon Garbanzo Beans. I never got around to making it before Halloween, but better late than never, right? So I made it … Continue reading →
I’ve been wanting to make a hummus recipe for Jed for quite a while now. Snack foods that appeal to a toddler are difficult to come by when restricted by Fructose Malabsorption, and hummus seemed like something I might be able to make within his dietary limitations. Sadly, I hit … Continue reading →
There’s no fabulous story behind this recipe. I just got bored with the dinners I’ve been making and started throwing things together in the kitchen! It’s a bit of an interesting combination, but in the end it turned out pretty delicious. The grocery store had some gorgeous mushrooms this week, … Continue reading →
This last week on Pinterest I have found some amazing recipes that were completely safe for my family – as written! Our specific needs are so, well, specific, this is almost an impossible task. And I’ve found TWO dessert recipes that I really don’t have to do anything to in … Continue reading →
When we started trialing quinoa, I got very excited. I knew that quinoa would offer a lot of variety in Zac’s diet (and, eventually, mine), and to start with I wanted to make him his very first teething cracker. I had seen a few recipes for homemade teething biscuits before, … 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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