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Main Discussion Board / Re: Family Of Food Allergic Child Sues Panera
« Last post by Macabre on Yesterday at 06:58:20 AM »
Wow.
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
« Last post by GoingNuts on June 15, 2018, 04:32:32 PM »
You can skip it.  Iíve had awesome rosemary olive oil bread with no nuts, seeds, etc. 
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Recipes & Cooking / Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
« Last post by hezzier on June 15, 2018, 04:30:06 PM »
I probably haven't made this recipe in about a decade since it has nuts.  I used to make it all the time...served it with salads or soups. 

I guess the question is do I bother substituting something for the nuts like sunflower seeds or just skip it?


Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
2 1/2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c walnuts
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp dried rosemary (I tried to find the already crushed kind, but if couldn't then chopped it up some)
1/4 tsp salt
Grated zest of one lemon
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 c sweet white wine or apple juice
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil

Heat oven to 350.  Lightly coat loaf pan with vegetable spray.  Mix together flour, sugar, walnuts, baking powder, rosemary, salt and lemon zest.  Blend eggs, wine and olive oil.  Stir into dry ingredients.  Pour into pan and smooth the surface.  Bake 55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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Reactions & Stories / Re: Were these reactions or not?
« Last post by rebekahc on June 15, 2018, 03:04:28 PM »
You're definitely not insane!!  It sounds like you're just super reactive right now - probably from whatever triggered the initial reaction and now your body is having trouble getting back to normal.  That has happened to me before, but usually my doctor will give me steroids to help.  Since you don't have those, it may take a bit longer and you may need to be super vigilant about triggers (both food and environmental) for a little longer.  I hope you're back to normal soon!
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Reactions & Stories / Re: Were these reactions or not?
« Last post by Ciel on June 15, 2018, 02:55:09 PM »
I did seem to have a reaction this morning that was pretty obvious cause and effect... strong perfume in my face when I was already pretty tight and cigarette smoke in the general vicinity. I panicked for a minute because I felt like I was completely obstructed, but calming down, getting off the bus and ventolin helped pretty quickly. And then another lovely lady who bathed in perfume this morning sat down next to me in the waiting room.  ~)

My doctor does think these were reactions. So far I have only been sick 3 times today. I ate once, this morning, but I am also managing to get a good amount of water in. Yay?

Iím going to skip the Imodium but I will try the benedryl before bed tonight.

It does seem reaction-y all things considered. Another unusual thing that happened while I was out that my sinus suddenly got very stuffy with the perfume, which is not unusual, but it was worse than usual. And when I went outside it got so much worse, it didnít feel like I was moving any air through there at all. They have cleared almost completely since Iíve been back inside and away from perfume, etc.. It was weird, Iím generally not very bothered by springtime pollen, but maybe compounded with everything else it got to me this time. I donít think it even very bad right now, most trees have leaves now and there wasnít any visible residue or anything. I have never experienced anything like this before. Iím so glad you guys are here to tell me Iím not completely insane!

...right?
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Reactions & Stories / Re: Were these reactions or not?
« Last post by GoingNuts on June 15, 2018, 10:57:28 AM »
Yes, keep us posted. 

Iíd say the asthma flare up is pretty suspicious. 
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Reactions & Stories / Re: Were these reactions or not?
« Last post by rebekahc on June 15, 2018, 09:51:22 AM »
Ugh, I'm sorry you're not feeling better, but I'm glad you were able to get in to see a doctor today.  Hopefully he'll have some suggestions for you.  I never take Immodium because it usually doesn't work for me or if it does work, it works way too well.  Are you perhaps continuing to have exposure to something you're allergic to?  Maybe even something you normally tolerate, but just can't right now?

Keep us posted on what the doctor says!  :grouphug:
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Reactions & Stories / Re: Were these reactions or not?
« Last post by Ciel on June 15, 2018, 08:27:56 AM »
Iím still not 100% better. I get hungry and Iím not otherwise nauseas, but my tummy still hurts a lot and when I eat itís pretty much still instant liquid or mostly liquid diarrhea. My chest/esophageal (?) pain has been very bad as well. Iím wondering if I should try some Imodium. Or Benadryl? My doctor doesnít work on Fridays but Iím seeing a different doctor this morning and Iím going to try and get her opinion. My asthma has been bothering me a bit more this past week too, and it had been under good control for a long while until now, which may be a total coincidence, but I am wondering about that as well.  :tongue:
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Recipes & Cooking / Re: seperate cookware in the kitchen
« Last post by spacecanada on June 14, 2018, 02:08:27 PM »
We also don't bring into our home any allergen that could be easily aerosolised and/or stick to cookwares - no nuts, peanuts, or wheat/potato flour.  When my husband cooks anything with wheat or potato (pasta and perogies only, no flours, and it happenns only a few times per year, not daily) he makes sure to clean up everything, scrub the pots, and then put them in the dishwasher for an extra clean. That way, our kitchen remains a safe place. We do not use separate cookware as a result. We also only use stainless steel pans, nothing with a coating. (We have dedicated allergen-free cast iron cookware, mind you.)

If you use separate cookware you may also have to store them separately and clean them separately too, not to mention traces that could be on utensils, counters, cutting boards, etc. I think having better allergen control measures, such as limiting allergens in the house, thorough cleaning routines, and food storage segregation would be more important than separate cookware, as separate cookware alone, without those other measures in place, would offer a level of false security since traces could be introduced elsewhere.
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