Who doesn’t love a hearty dish like Beef Stroganoff on a cold fall or winter day? I know I do! Last winter I just had to do without; we didn’t have enough safe foods in mine or Zac’s diet to make such a delicious dinner. But this year, well, I have … Continue reading →
July worked really well for my work schedule, in the end. Even if I hadn’t called out sick, I only would have worked 8 days total. Five of those days, though, started last Wednesday. I didn’t get home until almost 2:00a.m. Sunday night/Monday morning, and I am still exhausted from … Continue reading →
Saturday we did the scariest thing we’ve done since the first food trial last summer. We fed Zac chicken. I knew it was coming up; we’d decided that if the reintroduction of cucumbers went well, we would call them a pass on Friday and start chicken on Saturday. I knew this. … Continue reading →
I know, I know, this isn’t exactly a new idea. But it’s quite brilliant at stretching your budget, and therefore earns a spot on the Frugal Friday roster. Make your chicken work, baby! Take every little part of it and make it squawk for mercy from the relentless stretching you … Continue reading →
Now that summer is in full swing, one thing we’ve started up in the Summers household is using The Grill. I love the grill because Darrel is in charge of grilling (less work for me) and other than wadding up the foil and throwing it away there are no dishes … Continue reading →
Well, it’s been a little serious here lately, what with probiotic trials, paper eating, and Mommy Meltdowns, so I’m lightening it up a bit with a new recipe today! When Jed was first diagnosed with MPI (Milk Protein Intolerance) I struggled mightily in the kitchen. ALL of my limited cooking … Continue reading →
I had to share this with you! This was dinner for the boys last night: Pretty unremarkable looking, I suppose…until you find out that these quesadillas were made with homemade vegan cheddar that TASTES GOOD!!! I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I cannot. The brilliant mind … Continue reading →
One thing I figured out early on in my elimination diet is that I’m basically eating a modified (and greatly limited) Paleo Diet. I’m not convinced that strictly Paleo is the way to go, but I can’t argue that grains (specifically wheat) and sugar are poison for my body! Consequently, … Continue reading →
Years ago I found a recipe for something called “Chicken Hash” in a magazine. I never actually made it, but I saved it because it looked really good. With this dual-elimination-diet-thing going on in my house, I’m scrambling like mad to find edible meals to serve my family. (Delicious is … 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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