Questions tagged [allergy]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
98 views

What do Bernaise sauce and fruit smoothies have in common?

I am trying to narrow down the source of a food allergy. I had a really bad reaction recently and that was my second bad reaction in 2 years. In the first instance, it was after drinking a fruit ...
2
votes
3answers
459 views

Citrus allergy, need substitute

I’m allergic to lemons, limes, and all citrus fruit. what can I substitute in making my own jams/jellies, other items that seem to require the juice of a lemon?
0
votes
3answers
445 views

What substitutes work with a capsaicin allergy?

I recently found out that I'm allergic to capsaicin, so that means no spicy Mexican food, which I love. Are there any substitutions that I can use? I can have black pepper, but too much black pepper ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Looking for peach preserves substitute

I'm making a dish that that has a "sweet and sour" sauce to it. The recipe calls for apricot and peach preserves. Unfortunately I am highly allergic to peaches. Does any one know what a good ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

What can I use in Thai curries instead of cilantro or coriander root? (Allergy)

I'm trying to make panang curry from scratch for my sister, who is allergic to cilantro (AKA coriander outside of the US). This is not the gene that causes it to taste bad - she cannot eat any part of ...
1
vote
2answers
231 views

How does one go about marking food in an oven?

One member of our household has some specific food allergies. Her food is often prepared differently, but not usually in a way where it is visually different from the rest of the food. Let’s say we’re ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Dried fruit and calcium levels [closed]

My daughter suffers from lactose intolerance and/or milk protein allergy (this has yet to be confirmed by a paediatrician due to the way the NHS works in the UK). I tend to bake fruit cakes and mix ...
1
vote
0answers
117 views

What seasoning can be used to replace msg? [duplicate]

If you can't use msg, (due to Migraines), what other seasoning can be used to make korean yaki mandu?
0
votes
1answer
154 views

How to find out if the coconut oil that I will buy from a supermarket is food and/or allergy safe

I want to buy some coconut oil, but I have not tried any coconut oil before, so I don't know which coconut oil can cause food poisoning if used for cooking. I am not a doctor, so I am wondering how it'...
4
votes
1answer
127 views

Which foods are most likely contaminated by dairy due to processing methods used?

I am Vegan but also highly allergic to milk and wondered if anyone is familiar, or has come across any knowledge about which foods and food groups are typically processed in a factory which also ...
4
votes
2answers
238 views

Where can I buy dark chocolate which was not produced in a factory that handles milk?

According to an FDA study most plain dark chocolate has milk in it. If it is produced in a factory which handles milk, it almost always has milk in it, even if it says its vegan and dairy free. Does ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Do sulfites cook out?

Do sulfites cook out when you reduce wine? The main cooking mode I'm thinking of is a braise: coq au vin or beef Bourguignon, but would also be interested in the shorter cooking time recipes, e.g. a ...
0
votes
2answers
226 views

What can I bake for my nut allergic friend? [closed]

I have a friend who has tree-nut allergy so he isn't able to eat any kinds of nuts, because of this every single time I bake something for my class he can't eat it because of his allergy. When I ...
7
votes
4answers
3k views

What is a substitute for milk when making ham balls?

I'm making ham balls (with ground pork and ham), but I need something to substitute for milk. This is because of allergies, not just lactose intolerance: lactose-free milk still causes allergy ...
0
votes
1answer
196 views

Why would coffee cause stomach cramps? Are there alternatives to Caffeine? [closed]

As a student, I am (I was) caffeine-dependant. But whenever I drink coffee I get stomach cramps. Is there a biological/biochemical explanation for this? Why would caffeinated coffee have this effect ...
3
votes
3answers
995 views

Bread substitute for wheat allergic

What types of bread and bread substitutes are there for people who are allergic to wheat (and also soy), as a part of breakfast fare (sandwiches etc)? Unfortunately most of store-bought bread here in ...
2
votes
0answers
123 views

What is a good substitute for oyster sauce (for someone with a shellfish allergy) that is also allergic to mushrooms? [duplicate]

I just started to teach myself to cook some Chinese food recipes however a great deal involve oyster sauce. When trying to look up alternatives everything kept saying a form of mushroom sauce. Problem ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Alternatives suggestions to apples and bananas [closed]

As you are aware, lots of recipes call for apples, applesauce, bananas but I am severely allergic to them. Do any of you know of alternatives for these healthy alternatives?
4
votes
3answers
875 views

Does oak aged wine contain vanillin?

"Vanilla" is one of the aromas used when described red wines. I am allergic to natural proteins in vanilla, per Elisa blood test. I am interested to know whether the red wine will contain actual ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Ginger allergy need substitute

My family loves Asian food. Unfortunately two of us have an Anaphylaxis allergy to ginger and one to soy. I've found some great info here on soy substitutes but nothing for ginger. Does anyone have ...
1
vote
2answers
686 views

Can you separate out the Gliadin from Gluten?

When I looked this up, this is the information that is first presented to me- Gliadin is a class of proteins present in wheat and several other cereals within the grass genus Triticum. Gliadins, ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

What can I substitute for tomato juice?

I have a daughter who is allergic to tomatoes, but there are so many recipes calling for tomato juice. What can I use to substitute for tomato juice?
4
votes
4answers
1k views

How to substitute in baking so the result is both egg- and gluten-free?

What is a good substitute for egg and wheat flour in baking? I have a friend who is allergic to eggs and I would like to be able to bake for her. I have another friend who is gluten free. Can ...
3
votes
3answers
25k views

Substituting margarine for butter in cookies

I want to make cookies but I am allergic to dairy. Is margarine an acceptable substitute for butter in cookie recipes, and if so, how do I substitute it?
0
votes
1answer
431 views

Comparable ingredients in butter and mayonaise

What ingredients (all) are shared between butter and mayonaise?
5
votes
5answers
12k views

What's a good substitute for onion for someone with an onion allergy?

I am an allium lover with a strong allergy to all alliums. It is technically a sensitivity, as it isn't an instant reaction, but spending an hour in the bathroom because of one stray piece of red ...
15
votes
12answers
230k views

What is a good substitute for oyster sauce (for someone with a shellfish allergy)?

I've recently developed a shellfish allergy, and I'm not sure what the best substitute for oyster sauce would be. I've read that the flavor of it is not really easily substitutable. What is the best ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

Is carob bean cooked when used as a thickener?

Many yoghurts contain carob bean gum as a thickener. Does anyone know if this is raw or cooked carob bean ?
2
votes
0answers
87 views

What might be a flavor substitution for someone with an onion allergy? [duplicate]

I can't eat onions of any kind, from shallots, green onions, red, white, yellow, or purple. What might I use as a subtitute for flavor?
6
votes
1answer
6k views

Is a peanut a nut?

Is a peanut technically a nut? If not, when people say they are allergic to "nuts", are they also allergic to real nuts,(walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc.)?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Substitutes for cheese due to allergy.

I have an allergy to the histamines in various aged cheeses such as parmesan, romano, blue cheeses, etc. Many recipes call for parmesan for saltiness and flavor. What possible substitutes are there ...
0
votes
1answer
398 views

Why would a pregnant woman not be able to eat soft cheeses? [closed]

I just finished preparing a wedding today and one of the specs was that the bride (who is pregnant) was unable to eat certain types of cheese. Goat cheese, Brie, and Camembert were all no-no's but ...
2
votes
3answers
7k views

Is a seed different from a nut?

I bought a bag of cocoa beans and it is written "Nut Free" on it. I always thought seeds/beans where the same a nuts except we called them this way because there is more than one in one fruit. So is ...
9
votes
7answers
29k views

Chili and bell pepper substitute due to allergies?

I recently learned that I am allergic to ALL forms of pepper except black pepper. Bell peppers, chili peppers, etc. I am allergic to and it makes my throat swell up. I have several recipes using ...
5
votes
2answers
738 views

How can I make mocktails that actually taste like non-fruity cocktails? [closed]

My partner is a teetotaler and I have oral allergy syndrome, which means I am allergic to almost all raw fruit juices. We want to try making some mocktails that we can both drink that actually ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

Oatmeal & Lactose Intolerance

I work as a kitchen aide in an assisted living community. I assist the cooks in some aspects of kitchen prep (mostly non-cooking), but occasionally I help in the actual cooking of food. For breakfast, ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to remove quinoa bitterness (with many restrictions) doing chapatis

I am doing chapatis with quinoa flour. How can I remove or hide the bitterness of the quinoa? There are several constraints for the solution: no egg, wheat, soy, dairy, corn, rice, meat.
6
votes
4answers
2k views

Standardized symbols for marking food allergies / warnings?

I was reading a blog posting about someone who visited Google's cafeteria and noticed the picture of a sign labeled 'Menu Labeling Symbols'. As I occassionaly participate in pot lucks and similar, ...
2
votes
3answers
9k views

What is a substitute for half-and-half cream?

I need to know if there is a substitute for half-and-half (~10%) cream because I am baking a cake without it and I am allergic to it.
7
votes
2answers
5k views

What is albumin?

Is there albumin in milk, really? I did not realise that until I read about it recently. Then, how come I can drink fresh milk but not have hard-boiled egg whites? Obviously albumin is a collective ...
7
votes
6answers
35k views

Lard (or other fat) as a subsitute for butter in desserts for someone with a dairy allergy?

My wife is currently unable to consume any dairy as our breast-fed baby has a milk protein allergy. When reading many dessert recipes, many of them call for butter. For example: http://smittenkitchen....
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Sourdough starter - will it set off my allergies?

I'm very allergic to mold, among other things (all airborne, no food allergies). I also adore sourdough bread. If I were to make my own sourdough starter so I could bake sourdough regularly, would it ...
8
votes
6answers
21k views

Substitute for egg yolk in ice-cream (Egg Allergy)

I have a few questions regarding egg yolk in ice-cream. I would love to try making homemde ice-cream but a lot of recipes I see have egg yolk. Is there a substitute that I could use or is it ...
6
votes
5answers
23k views

Substitute for sesame oil (sesame allergy)

My family eats a lot of stir fries and sesame oil is a critical ingredient in many of them. Unfortunately, my wife is allergic to sesame so we need an alternative. Has anyone had success recreating ...
10
votes
10answers
32k views

Non-shellfish Shrimp Substitutes?

When I was young, I loved shrimp, crab and lobster. Sometime in my twenties, I started to develop a mild allergic reaction to them (i.e. tingling in the throat), so I have for the past years been ...
22
votes
11answers
176k views

What is a good pine nut substitute for pesto?

I'm allergic to pine nuts, is there another nut I can use to make pesto?
9
votes
3answers
5k views

Homemade Gluten-Free Udon Noodles

I have celiac disease and would like to make gluten free Udon Noodles. I have been unable to find a recipe and have never made homemade noodles. Does anybody know how to make these delicious, chewy ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

What are the possible substitutions for Cumin in Indian cuisine?

I've always been interested in trying to make some type of dahl or other Indian cuisine but I'm severely allergic to Cumin. This typically strikes me out for recipes with curry or chili powder. Does ...
13
votes
8answers
18k views

Non-cow's milk replacement for Parmesan cheese in Genovese pesto

My family loves Genovese pesto and we'd started making our own (with varied success). One of our number has been diagnosed as intolerant to cow's milk. This rules out pretty much all shop-bought ...
8
votes
11answers
62k views

What can be substituted for vinegar in sushi rice?

If you could not use rice vinegar (for reasons of food allergy, perhaps), what could you use instead in sushi rice?