One month ago today I shared the first of my hot cocoa concoctions: Instant, Dairy and Fructose Free Hot Cocoa! In that post, I mentioned a “rock the universe” hot cocoa that we’d used, but had to shelve because coconut was the main component. Since Jed has Fructose Malabsorption, coconut … Continue reading →
Last Saturday we had a double Birthday Party for the boys! Thanks to my sheer awesomeness, I forgot to invite anyone until Thursday night. Yeah, I know. I rock. Consequently, it was a family affair with just my parents, the boys, Darrel and myself. That’s okay, though, because this is … Continue reading →
Let’s take a moment to focus on fructose, shall we? I’ve had many comments about Jed’s Fructose Malabsorption, about some of the ingredients I use in my recipes, and just general fructose “confusion” about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. So, I thought I would clarify a few … Continue reading →
I am DYING to eat one of these! OK, so when you take out dairy, and eggs, and butter, and wheat, and sugar, well, you start to wonder if you can ever have a baked good again! After many trials (and lots of errors), I finally tweaked my old, regular … Continue reading →
So, remember when I shared my “vegan” creamy chicken soup and said the cream base would probably pop up again? Well, POP! With a few additions, it turned out to be the perfect “cheese” sauce for a vegan Mac ‘n Cheese! So here’s what I did: Once again, you’ll start with … Continue reading →
Once coconut milk was back on the menu, I dug out my old coconut recipes to see what I could do, and found our “favorite ice cream on earth recipe” made completely from coconut milk! This recipe is basically an internet staple; I’ve seen it in a million different places … Continue reading →
So here’s the story: it’s Monday afternoon, and time for me to make some dinner for my family. I’ve fallen out of my meal planning routine months ago, thanks to Zac and Jed’s food issues (I have to get back into that!) and I have NO idea what to make … Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I really just wrote about what is happening with the boys, so here’s the latest: Jed is doing well on our Fructose Malabsorption diet, and we’re trialing him on different foods to see how he handles them. So far, we’ve tried coconut shreds, coconut milk, … 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 →
What mother wouldn’t like to get more fruits and vegetables into her kids tummies? I know I’m always on the lookout for ways to encourage better eating habits in my older son, Mr. Charm. But he’s not always interested in my attempts. He’ll pick out ‘the good stuff’ and leave … 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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