Buy one get one free...in a bad way

It has been an exciting time in our house with food allergies. My issues with milk have not been horrendous, that is, it could just be lactose intolerance or a mild allergy.

My girlfriend, however, has either developed a new allergy, or is finally showing signs that something new in our diet is an allergen. One of the ingredients in the Apple Buckwheat Muffins appears to be the culprit. If we look at only new additions to our diet, the most likely candidates for the reaction are buckwheat or agave syrup. I'm hoping it's the agave syrup, since we purchased the buckwheat flour to lower the wheat content in some of my baking projects to keep her from inducing a wheat allergy.


Add another one to the list

It started with a headache when I ate soft cheeses and cheese spread.

Then it was migraines.

Then it was migraines also with hard cheeses, but only if I ate too much.

On Saturday I got a migraine after eating a can of spaghettios, which apparently contains milk. Then I ate a granola bar with a milk-containing frosting drizzle (which was the only snack I had packed) and my face was flushed.

We already deal with a mild milk allergy by using rice milk and occasionally using rice cheese, but in general we use real milk products all the time...in granola bars, spice packets for boxed food, butter, chocolate chips, frozen pizza.

Looks like the shopping list just got more complicated.