Vegan Sunbutter Ice Cream

The other day, out of nowhere, Jed announced he wanted Sunbutter Ice Cream. To my knowledge, he’s never even heard  of Sunbutter Ice Cream before, so where he got this latest desire from I have no idea! (Maybe he’ll take after his Mama and be creative in the kitchen.) After … 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

Fructose-Free, Dairy-Free “Just As Good” Cake Icing

A while ago I shared how to make a cake or cupcake icing with no fructose and no dairy, and said it was awesome. I was mistaken. It was just okay. THIS is awesome! Spectacular, amazing, stupendous, delectable, perfection. Okay, I’m running out of adjectives. So here’s the story: Last … Continue reading

Vegan Apricot-Avocado Ice Cream

Finding apricots is exciting for me; I have another food to experiment with in the kitchen! It was a little overwhelming at first, though. I’ve never used apricots before and had no idea where to start. So I googled. One of the most appealing ideas for Jed was to make … Continue reading

Banana Quinoa Pudding

For my next “simple quinoa” recipe, here’s a recent development in my kitchen: Quinoa Banana Pudding. Well, sort of. Kinda. You’ll see.  With bananas in our diet now, I thought there had to be a way to make a banana pudding for Zac. He’s past the pureed foods stage, of … Continue reading

Quinoa Drops

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

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