Next year, I plan to make these meringues or these macaroons.
Later on in the week, we went out for lunch. Oh how hard it is to eat out with my restricted diet! And I really prefer to eat my own food anyway. Although, it is fun to go out sometimes.
I hardly ever order dessert with a tree-nut allergy. I need to feel totally comfortable and safe, as I have had many mishaps in my life. Although I was ensured that the Passover chocolate macaroon was tree nut free, it was actually studded with itsy-bitsy pieces of pecans. I took it home and cut it in half before taking a bite. I wasn't sure what those little nubs were, but I suspected an allergen. I was told they were tree nut free twice by my waiter who double checked with the baker. Also, the manager insisted that they were tree nut free when I called, and that the little pieces I thought could have been nuts were just toasted coconut. I told him that I know what coconut looks like and I know what nuts look like. He later called me back confirming pecans; an allergic reaction averted thanks to my suspicion! Strangely, I found a pecan in my salad a few days earlier when I went out to lunch.
What do you think? Have you had similar experiences? How careful are you?
|look at all those chopped up pecans!|