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Offline GingerPye

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Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:20:47 PM »
Just have to share our good news --- both of my kids had a food challenge today to pecans and passed.  !!!!!

Now I have to figure out how to use pecans in their diets --- they weren't happy with the taste of the raw pecans during the challenge.  Anyone have a recipe  --- I'm wondering about roasting them or glazing them somehow?

BTW, we obtained our peanut-free pecans from Tierra Farms.  I also ordered walnuts and almonds from them to have on hand for future challenges, hopefully happening soon.

Which brings me to the question:  Can I freeze tree nuts for the future?  Not sure how long they last.
DD, 23 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 20 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
DH - adult-onset asthma
me - env. allergies, exhaustion, & mental collapse ...

twinturbo

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 06:32:12 PM »
No recipes to offer but congrats!

Offline Jessica

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 06:33:11 PM »
 :happydance: That is awesome!! I know that raw pecans are not good tasting. I'm not sure how to fix that though-I rarely ate them alone before we had kids. Mostly in dishes. They do freeze but seal them very well or they'll get freezer burned easily.
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Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 07:07:31 PM »
Two words - pecan pie!

Or toast them and put them on salads.

Congrats, GP!  I'm so happy for you.  :)
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Offline GingerPye

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 07:08:26 PM »
I'm thinking pecan pie has eggs . . . ?  Does it?  Wonder if there is a milk and egg free pecan pie recipe out there in the universe.
DD, 23 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 20 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
DH - adult-onset asthma
me - env. allergies, exhaustion, & mental collapse ...

Offline MaryM

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 07:10:28 PM »
Congratulations! :happydance:

Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 07:12:45 PM »
Oh yes, GP, you're right. I got carried away there, but I bet there are some safe recipes out there.
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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013, 08:07:49 PM »
Congrats!!  :thumbsup:  :happydance:

What about spiced pecans, barbecued pecans or candied pecans?  You should be able to find recipes that are milk free for all those.  Pralines?  I'm guessing those have milk, but might be worth checking out recipes to see if you can make substitutions.
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DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

Offline Mookie86

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013, 08:28:23 PM »
Wow, how fantastic that both kids passed a food challenge, let alone to the same food.  That'll make things easier!  :thumbsup:

I like candied pecans in my salad.  Also, there are vegan pecan pie recipes, so they wouldn't use egg.

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013, 08:29:18 PM »
Candied pecans! 

Pecans in chicken salad if you have a safe recipe.

Our family finds pecans sweet. And the last batch from Tierra Farms was especially so.

We have a Brussels sprouts recipe with pecans and cranberries.

Crushed pecans in acorn squash with maple syrup and a melted butter sub.

We eat a lot of pecans. DS will just snack on them if I let  him.
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Offline GingerPye

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 07:51:37 AM »
oooh, thanks for all the ideas! 

Mac, how do you store your pecans?  Freezing them is okay, I hope?  We have three large tubs of tree nuts.  How long do they last without freezing?
DD, 23 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 20 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
DH - adult-onset asthma
me - env. allergies, exhaustion, & mental collapse ...

Offline rebekahc

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 10:10:51 AM »
Obviously I don't store tree nuts, but my mom does.  She keeps them in the freezer and they are fine.  I think frozen they last about a year.
TX - USA
DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

Offline Jessica

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Re: Passed a Pecan Challenge!!!
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 12:02:01 PM »
They will go rancid without freezing. Not sure how fast but I think a matter of weeks.
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