One of the most frequently searched-for recipes found on my site is my egg-free, gluten-free Salmon Patties. It makes me so happy to know I’m helping some people figure out how to make something delicious again after losing eggs and gluten from their diet! Unfortunately, that recipe was from my early … Continue reading →
I’ve read that our nationwide grocery stores operate on a 3 day food supply. That means that they have a constant inflow of new food deliveries that only supply the stores with enough food to sell over a 3 day period. That thought scares a lot of people (though this … Continue reading →
Sometimes not doing things the way you normally do leads to unexpected rewards. Like these cookies! I’ve said before that one of my time-saving kitchen tips is to cook a big pot of quinoa to leave in the fridge. Then I can simply scoop out however much I need as the … 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 →
Once egg was safe, I took my basic Quinoa Drop recipe and tweaked it. The result is a very yummy, very filling bread-type finger food that Zac just loves! I’ve made these into flatbreads, and I’ve also not smoothed them out on the cookie sheet and left them mounded for … Continue reading →
Welcome to “Quinoa Week”! Recently it seems a lot of FPIES Mama’s have been finding luck with quinoa as a safe food for their kiddos. Since then, I’ve been asked to share any “simple” quinoa recipes I have, and I understood the need. When trialing single ingredients at a time, … Continue reading →
I have a toddler who has lately been refusing to go to sleep at night. He also refuses to play happily in the living room during the time between when his brother goes to sleep and when he is finally ready to go to sleep. So I’ve been forced to … Continue reading →
After making quinoa milk a couple weeks ago, I heard from a lady who said she makes her own quinoa milk and adds some spices to it to make a drink that “tastes a lot like Horchata”. To which I could only think, “Hor-what-a?” So I went to Google to … Continue reading →
So a couple weeks ago, my dear friend Marc called me up one afternoon just bursting with excitement! He’d been watching Dr. Oz and heard the doctor talk about quinoa MILK. Marc remembered that quinoa was the only safe food for Zac, and didn’t know if I knew you could … Continue reading →
fol·ly (fl) n.pl.fol·lies 1. A lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight. 2.a. An act or instance of foolishness: regretted the follies of his youth. b. A costly undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome. We’ve been having an awful lot of fun here, lately. Yes, I’m being sarcastic. Let’s start with Zac: … 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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