The last few months I’ve been in a bit of “dinner burnout”. Since returning to work, the huge amounts of energy required to keep my family fed have seemed almost too much at times. I’ve resorted to cooking the same very boring dinners over and over…and over. A few nights … Continue reading →
When I shared our glorious quinoa pass, I was bombarded with cheery congratulations from tons of people. (Thanks again!) One of those lovely folks, Wendy, shared on my Facebook page that she makes quinoa nuggets for her kids. Her instructions were simple: “Puree cooked quinoa with Real Salt, a little … Continue reading →
There’s no fabulous story behind this recipe. I just got bored with the dinners I’ve been making and started throwing things together in the kitchen! It’s a bit of an interesting combination, but in the end it turned out pretty delicious. The grocery store had some gorgeous mushrooms this week, … 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 →
AND So I was looking around for some novel ways to use spaghetti squash recently, and stumbled upon Beard & Bonnet’s Hot Water Cornbread recipe. Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit, Mama! My southern roots just vibrated with happiness! One thing about FPIES that really ticks me … Continue reading →
One of my favorite meals is Pot Roast. At the start of this elimination diet I felt confident I could maintain it because, well, my diet was basically variations of pot roast. At the risk of sounding boastful, I must say that I make an awesome Pot Roast. Really. Ask anyone … Continue reading →
…or so says my husband! When I posted the recipe for my quinoa pasta noodles I commented that they went great with my homemade spaghetti sauce. One of the comments on that post requested the recipe for the sauce, so here it is! (This is for you, Katherine!) It’s … 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 →
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 →
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 →
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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