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Posted by: PurpleCat
« on: Yesterday at 05:08:45 PM »

Where did you get peanut free cashews? Were they also free of other tree nuts?

I have a challenge booked next month and I'm wondering if you guys know of a brand? My only other tree nut is pistachio, and we plan on challenging that next if this one goes well, so I suppose peanut free is more important in the grand scheme of things. If both go well my allergist said she'll likely get me to try mango at home.


Navitas Organic was the brand we used.  They also process coconut in the same facility but coconut is off our list now. They were special ordered by a health food store here because I could not find them anywhere, although I found many other Navita products. http://www.navitasorganics.com/superfood-cashew  You can get them on Amazon too....but I was leery buying from Amazon for a challenge.  Also their website in general says they process other allergens.  When you look cashew specific, you find out differently.  I have a bag right here and on the bag it says:  Allergen Information:  Packaged in a facility that handles tree nuts (cashews and coconut).  Contains tree nuts (cashews)

Sunshine was my back up choice but because they are sourced in Africa I was concerned.  The parent company is here in the states.  Same ones as gvmom has found.  Since then, DD has eaten Sunshine Cashews without any issues.
Posted by: gvmom
« on: Yesterday at 10:42:20 AM »

https://www.amazon.com/Sunshine-Nut-Company-Perfectly-Cashews/dp/B01MTZYA0P/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1502984285&sr=8-4&keywords=sunshine%2Bcashews&th=1

I just got these for DS1's oral challenge for cashews.  From what I could find, I thought they should work for my DS.  He is peanut & tree nut allergic. 
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: August 16, 2017, 04:35:44 PM »

I have only ever heard of Royal Nuts being peanut-free.  They aren't other tree nut-free though.
Posted by: Ciel
« on: August 16, 2017, 04:02:25 PM »

Where did you get peanut free cashews? Were they also free of other tree nuts?

I have a challenge booked next month and I'm wondering if you guys know of a brand? My only other tree nut is pistachio, and we plan on challenging that next if this one goes well, so I suppose peanut free is more important in the grand scheme of things. If both go well my allergist said she'll likely get me to try mango at home.

Posted by: Macabre
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:07:11 PM »

That is amazing!   Congratulations!

DS can eat cashews, but he avoids cashew cheese, beczusbwe don't know of the cashews that make it are PF.
Posted by: PurpleCat
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:33:35 AM »

Blood test results are back.  Will most likely hear from doctor next week. 

DD is still class 3 for pistachio and macadamia (pecan had dropped to class 0). 

She is class 2 for garlic, mango and watermelon, although the two fruits are much lower numbers than the garlic.  Garlic is borderline as in barely shy of class 3.

Since her changes are the results of pollen allergy shots, it is possible we might get to try the fruits.

Will wait to hear from allergist.
Posted by: PurpleCat
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:27:43 AM »

Thank you!  I will ask when she has questions!
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: April 21, 2017, 12:08:05 AM »

I posted two cashew and one almond one in the recipes section.

Comment in there if she wants anything else specific. I have loads of recipes in my vegan cookbooks.
Posted by: PurpleCat
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:51:04 AM »

Congratulations!!

I have some recipes if she wants them.  Some are quite good, so I am told by others.  Someone told me the secret was to soak the cashews overnight and use a really good blender so you don't end up with gritty nut bits.

Macaroni and Cheeze sauce
Cashew Ricotta
I am sure there is another one too...

The things this nut-allergic person learns from her running buddies who all love nuts.  (Meanwhile, secretly freaking out because they are so fond of nuts. Eek!)

She would love the recipes! 

It is so weird to have nuts in our house!

DS1 took a bag of trail mix to driver's ed this morning.  I added cashews to it.  He it thrilled as he really enjoys nuts.  His first question when I told him she passed was "did I buy some for him?"  followed with "when is her next challenge?"
Posted by: hezzier
« on: April 19, 2017, 10:15:31 PM »

Congrats!
Posted by: MaryM
« on: April 19, 2017, 09:08:36 PM »

Great news!!!  Congratulations!
Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: April 19, 2017, 04:52:52 PM »

Fantastic!  Oooh, that is such good news.

BTW, DS's worse reaction ever was to pistachio when he was almost 3.  *Shudder*  That was nasty.
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: April 19, 2017, 03:42:45 PM »

Congratulations!!

I have some recipes if she wants them.  Some are quite good, so I am told by others.  Someone told me the secret was to soak the cashews overnight and use a really good blender so you don't end up with gritty nut bits.

Macaroni and Cheeze sauce
Cashew Ricotta
I am sure there is another one too...

The things this nut-allergic person learns from her running buddies who all love nuts.  (Meanwhile, secretly freaking out because they are so fond of nuts. Eek!)
Posted by: gvmom
« on: April 19, 2017, 12:56:57 PM »

 :happydance: Congratulations!

.... off to see what the heck cashew cheese is.....
Posted by: PurpleCat
« on: April 19, 2017, 11:30:01 AM »

It's officially a pass!  Came home and she tried a salted cashew and said that is so much better!

Doctor said pistachio is not a definite due to the specific protein that causes anaphylaxis...it's not like walnut & pecan.  So while we had an hour to wait before we left, we went down to the lab for a blood draw to look at pistachio, garlic and melons. 

Went back and they rechecked vitals and sent us on our way.  I am suppose to call in later to let them know how she is doing.

So happy to take another one off her long list.  She wants to try making cashew cheese.  I told her she can and is on her own.  I use to make stuff like that when I became lactose intolerant and could not stand the smell or the taste of any of the experiments I made.

She is not allergic to dairy but she says she feels so much better when she does not have any.  Dairy makes her feel "draggy" and "heavy".