Monday, December 31, 2012

That time of year, again

It's 4 am and I'm awake due to a food allergy. It seems that I get to start the year, again, with a new food allergy. Honestly, I thought I had something with a hint of dairy in it. Not enough to make me fully sick, but enough to let me know to never, ever eat that again. Whatever "that" is. However, everything I ate yesterday was stuff I made.

I made bread, cake, cookies - all with ingredients I hand picked out. However, the bread I made was with a new recipe.

Honey Oatmeal Bread sounds good and it is! I ended up making two wonderful loaves. I froze one and started to pick at the other before I went to bed. Here's where the food allergy came into play - I didn't use just rolled oats. I used a 7 grain rolled oats plus barley, spelt, wheat, and a few other grains.

I looked up information on my food allergy symptoms to see if a grain allergy could be confused with a dairy allergy and yeap, it totally can. *sigh* Now, of course, this doesn't mean that I can't have bread anymore - just not the rolled stuff I used. Whole wheat and bread flour are still perfectly fine. My guess is that it might have been either the spelt or triticale or maybe the grain itself was exposed to milk and the company just didn't put that on there for some reason. Who knows! All I know is I really hope the allergy pills take effect soon.


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