Family Friendly Recipes!

Ok, here it is! Sorry it took me so long to get this page up! Between the new house and our crazy lives and well, a crazy toddler, I have been a little distracted!

So anyways, my hope with this page is to provide recipes for meals (mainly dinners) that the whole family can enjoy and with a few modifications (every FPIES kiddo is different of course!) hopefully you can bring them to your dinner table and have at least one night a week when EVERYONE eats the same thing!!!!! Here we go!

--- Meatloaf, quinoa and veggies (or fruit salad)

(a) Meatloaf (double as necessary for your family size/appetite!)
     1 lb of ground grass fed beef, pork or lamb

     3 Tbsp arrowroot starch + 2 Tbsp hot water 
     1/2 cup fruit/veggie puree (apple, pear, squash, or choko. . .)

     1/2 cup hemp/coconut/ quinoa milk (any tolerated milk)
     2 Tbsp Hemp seeds (optional) OR 2 Tbsp quinoa seeds (uncooked)
     2/3 cup quinoa flakes OR instant polenta mix OR rolled oats
     Chopped veggies, if tolerated (optional)
     Relevant spices, if tolerated (optional)

     4 Tbsp brown sugar
     4 Tbsp honey or fruit puree (optional)
     4 Tbsp canola oil (or other cooking oil)

     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
     In a medium bowl, whisk together arrowroot and hot water. Allow to set up for 2 minutes. If using fruit/veggie puree instead of arrowroot mixture, simply add puree to med bowl.
     Add milk to arrowroot (or puree) and whisk well. Add quinoa flakes, hemp seeds, chopped veggies, and spices. Blend well. Add ground meat to mixture and again, blend well. Press mixture into glass or metal nonstick loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-90 minutes or until meatloaf registers 160 degrees F on meat thermometer.
     While meatloaf is baking, heat brown sugar, honey and canola oil in a small saucepan, whisking into a smooth syrup. When 10 minutes are remaining on the meatloaf cook time, spread the brown sugar mixture over top of the meat loaf. Continue baking for the remaining 10 minutes.

(b) Quinoa
     2 cups quinoa seeds (rinsed and dried if not pre rinsed when purchased)
     4 cups water
     1 Tbsp canola oil
     1 tsp salt

     Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add quinoa and reduce heat to simmer. Add canola and salt. Cover and allow to simmer until water has been absorbed (15-20 minutes). Add tolerated seasonings as desired.

(c) Veggies or Fruit Salad
     Simply prepare any tolerated veggies in preferred manner, or if your child has no "safe" veggies, try preparing a fruit salad, a fruit "sauce" (think apple sauce, pear sauce, etc), or simply chopped fruit in a fancy dish for fun.

(d) Dessert (optional)
     Serve a fruit sorbet, merry muffins with frosting or glaze, or arrowroot cookies cut into seasonal shapes with icing.


  1. I want to try arrowroot, but I wonder... How did you try it at first ? Just mixed in one of you recipe ?

  2. Yes! It was actually the arrowroot cookie recipe that motivated me to trial it. I would try a cookie or muffin recipe if possible-- or maybe a pudding recipe-- to trial the arrowroot. That way, you can start with tiny amounts. It does seem very well tolerated by most-- in the late 19th century, many hospitals used arrowroot in puddings for invalids or people with weak digestive systems because it was so easy on their systems. Of course every child is different, but the chances are good for a pass! If you need help with recipes, let me know what your safe foods are and I will see what I can do!

  3. I think I will go try the cookies you made (animal shape you made) I think DD will have fun trying them.

    You are amazing with all your help. It's nice to see a mom who is not affraid to try to make your own recipes ! You are awesome and a lot of help for many of us.

    Thank You so much again !

  4. Glad to help! let me know how they go and if you need any help! Good luck!!!!