||[May. 16th, 2008|10:38 am]
The only sort of pesto that the store down the street is apparently carrying anymore (Eldrad did the shopping, I have not verrified this for myself) has cashews in it. I found this out the hard way last night.
Didn't cashews use to be an expensive nut?
*sigh* Anaphalaxis is NO FUN for nchanter.
Augh. Isn't it usually basil, cheese and pine nuts? Cashews are a weird substitution.
But then, being paranoid and allergic to a few things, I made it a habit to ask, because people are weird and do stupid shit like adding cheese to pre-packaged peanut butter crackers (I'm not kidding)...so you never know. If it might have nuts, start asking to double check, even if it gets you funny looks. It's better than the hospital.
So. Do you have an epi-pen? Or Benadryl nearby at all times? And maybe Pepcid, to cover both H1 and H2 reactions?
Need to get a new epi-pen perscription. Always have Benadryl on hand.
I was really really close to having Eldrad take me to the emergency room last night, but it never got hard to breathe. I hate going to the ER. Hate hate hate.
I keep on forgetting to pick up pepcid, even though you are a good friend and constantly remind me.
I'm with you on hating going to the ER. Though, that one time I had some kind of severe eye allergy reaction to something...they doped me up but good on massive amounts of Benadryl, and it helped a lot.
I'd been used to the idea that if I went in for allergies, they just monitored me to make sure I didn't die.
So yeah. I prefer to keep Benadryl and Pepcid on hand. :)
Also, yea, it's usually just pine-nuts. This had both. Now, I know that gourmet pesto with lots of weird ingrediants in it is fashionable, but this was like, store bought jarred pesto. LAME.
*makes note* Do not feel nchanter
Any other food or related allergies I should know about before cooking for you?
I find this tragic, but thankfully, they're not something usually cooked with, so I can remember not to include them in things she might have.
And glycerin/e, too--usually a soap ingredient, but it's popular as a sweetener for diabetics, and can show up in food randomly.
I find this tragic
Tragic, she says. No flan!
Mangoes (like the woman said) and pistachios. Those are all part of the "Tree Nut" allergy. I am also allergic to white fish. (Tilapia, Perch, Mahi Mahi, etc)
The glycerine thing is a topical sensativity more than an allergy. Glycerine doesn't cause me to worry about not being able to breathe.
I thought it was all seafood? So...not shellfish? Ok, we have an opposite seafood problem, I guess.
OK, no cashews or pistachios (probably safer to skip nuts completely unless there are types known to be absolutely safe), no mangoes (which is
very sad), no white fish, check for glycerine (which might be in something for ahf
as she's diabetic) as well.
So, dinner some time? My place? <grin>
EEK! Hope everything is OK.
Yikes! I'm glad you're OK.
Yeesh. I'm sorry=( *hugs* BTW - cashews are much cheaper than a lot of other nuts and *way* cheaper than pine nuts, so it might have been a cost-cutting substitution.
What the fuck? How the hell are you supposed to know that?
What's next? Soy milk with mango?
::hugses:: i'll go kill all the cashews now.