Do you know what the two most delicious words in the English language are? CROCKPOT BREAKFAST. Do you know why? It allows you to NOT use your brain first thing in the morning! I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning lark by nature. Pre-FPIES and FructMal, … Continue reading →
On occasion I come up with a recipe that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This is one of them. Of course, that could be just because it’s pumpkin pie, and that happens to be one of my FAVORITE desserts of all time! Pre-TED and FPIES, Thanksgiving … Continue reading →
Before I talk about this AWESOME recipe, I thought I’d give you a little update. Last night, Zac had a definite FPIES reaction. No confusion; his diapers told the story quite clearly. (I’ll refrain from details, as I’m about to talk about food!) We’re not 100% sure it is the … 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 →
Before Halloween, I was looking around for treat recipes for Jed. Flipping through Living Without magazine, I was intrigued by one of their Halloween recipes: Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon Garbanzo Beans. I never got around to making it before Halloween, but better late than never, right? So I made it … Continue reading →
Last night was Taco Tuesday at the Summers house, and out of nowhere, I got the idea to make guacamole. Why I thought Darrel and Jed might like guacamole, I don’t know. So far, the only way avocado has been remotely palatable to either of them is when it is … Continue reading →
There are tons of “peanut butter cup” recipes online, but most of them are chock full of dairy and sugar. Since neither of those is okay for our household, I decided to tweak and make Jed a safe butter cup to enjoy. It was worth it! This is the first … Continue reading →
I’ve been wanting to make a hummus recipe for Jed for quite a while now. Snack foods that appeal to a toddler are difficult to come by when restricted by Fructose Malabsorption, and hummus seemed like something I might be able to make within his dietary limitations. Sadly, I hit … 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 →
I’ve spent the last year devoted to making delicious, safe and nutritious food for my kiddos. Feeding myself is sort of an afterthought, even while on the TED. Most of my efforts on that front are simply making sure I get enough calories and that the food isn’t disgusting. Okay, … 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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