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March 19, 2018

I was inspired by a 12 month old patient of mine with FPIES. He has only a handful of ingredients that are safe and mom said he is interested in finger foods. I wanted him to have a pancake. Usually a pancake involves wheat, eggs and dairy, all foods he cannot have. This recipe is all quinoa and will hopefully make a great finger food. Also a food that the whole family can enjoy.


1 1/2 cups quinoa flour

1/2 -1cup cup quinoa milk 

1/2 cup applesauce

1 Tbs lemon or lime juice

1 tsp baking soda

2 Tbs maple syrup (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a blender. Start with 1/2 cup quinoa milk (or other safe alternative milk) and blend until the right pancake batter consistency. I made my own quinoa flour and quinoa milk so I needed close to 1 cup of quinoa milk. Store bought quinoa flour may be a bit finer and therefore you may not need a whole cup of quinoa milk.

Pour batter onto a hot non-stick griddle. I sprayed my pan with olive oil spray to avoid any sticking pancakes. Be creative with...

January 25, 2018

Quick, easy and cozy dinner coming up! This potato leek soup has just a few ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. It's inexpensive and maybe something new for your quick go to meal. Serve this up with a salad and a crispy hunk of bread. There is not usually leftovers but it's great the next day for lunch.


1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 medium chopped onion

1 pound leeks (white and pale green parts) well rinsed and sliced

4 medium Russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

3-4 cups vegetable or chicken broth (depending how thick you want the soup)

2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated

salt to taste (I use ~1 teaspoon)


In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and leeks and cook over low heat stirring occasionally until golden brown and fragrant.

Add potatoes, 3 cups broth, fresh ginger and salt. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool, about...

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