Once the stomach bug left, taking with it many of Zac’s safe foods (hopefully temporarily), I found myself trying to find a way to get him to eat cauliflower and cucumber. Despite wolfing them both down with gusto when we first introduced them in trials, he has since become rather … Continue reading →
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 →
Freezing cauliflower is great, but if you either have limited freezer space or, like us, are trying to preserve an entire years worth of cauliflower in one fell swoop, you might just run out of room in the freezer for more cauliflower! That’s when it’s time to turn to my … Continue reading →
I was all set to share a tutorial on freezing cauliflower as a Frugal Friday post, when it dawned on me that it’s really not all that frugal an activity. Oh, it’s not terribly expensive, especially if you buy organic frozen produce, but it isn’t exactly going to save you … Continue reading →
Last Wednesday was my birthday, and I spent it flying home from work and doing another goat milk run once home. Then I passed out at 8:45pm. I know. I’m such a party animal! That day was also the first day of the apricot trial break. Zac has been having … Continue reading →
Last Thursday I walked into the health food co-op and saw a gigantic display of Apricots. They had just gotten them in, and told me they should continue to receive them for the next couple of months. Apricots are on my short list of foods to trial next for Zac, … Continue reading →
Last week I went to work for two days. The kids, as usual, spent that time at my parent’s house. BOY do I have something to share about THAT couple of days! But that’s for tomorrow. For now, let’s focus on food trials. We took our regular 3 day break from … Continue reading →
Saturday, my baby turned two. TWO, Y’ALL! <sniff> I guess he’s not really a baby any more. <sniff sniff> Anyway… Last week I had to work, and while I was gone I left instructions with my Mom to continue putting the garlic oil in his ears. I’d only been gone … Continue reading →
Oh. My. Word. Y’all. I’m happy dancing in my kitchen right now. Ok, so you know how I shared that awesome recipe for vegan cheese that I’d found? The one made from coconut milk? I love that recipe. Sadly, we had to retire it, thanks to Jed’s Fructose Malabsorption. He … Continue reading →
Cauliflower, oh cauliflower…why did it take me so long to fall in love with you? Sometimes in the kitchen, you discover something cool that is very useful – for one recipe. Some kitchen discoveries, however, continue to excite you with the many ways they can be reinvented. Such is the … 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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