…and what to do with leftover oatmeal! Since we’re trialing oats right now, and Zac has gotten used to eating cookie-like items every day, I knew there had to be a way to make oatmeal cookies for him. After all, he’s got eggs, goat milk, goat milk butter, and quinoa … Continue reading →
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 →
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! Our banana trial is in full swing and going extraordinarily well! Not only is he showing no negative reaction signs whatsoever, but so far there isn’t a possible way to present bananas to Zac that he doesn’t like. He’ll wolf down … 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 →
Do you know what the two most delicious words in the English language are? CROCKPOT BREAKFAST. Do you know why? It allows you to NOT use your brain first thing in the morning! I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning lark by nature. Pre-FPIES and FructMal, … 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 →
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 →
I remember playing outside in the summertime as a kid. The sun would blaze overhead and the neighborhood kids would run until we couldn’t run any more. We made up fun games (like Pine Cone War) and turned a disturbing shade of brown from being in the sun all day. … Continue reading →
A while back, one of the moms on the FPIES boards asked for quinoa recipes. Another Mama recommended the website Healthful Pursuit, saying she had a ton of quinoa recipes! Always on the lookout for new recipes – or inspiration for creating my own – I checked it out. Am … Continue reading →
I’ve got a great “Sunday Brunch” recipe to kick off the weekend! One thing that’s been missing in our FPIES/Elimination Diet/Fructose avoidance world is ‘bready’ items…waffles, bread, pancakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc. I’ve been experimenting, but it’s hard to make suitable replacements when you’ve had to eliminate so many standard baking … 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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