Because Eric has a life threatening peanut allergy no one in our household comes within 2000 miles of peanut butter.
Sunflower butter is really close second to peanut butter so we are not missing out on much, but to people who use to eat several peanut butter banana honey sandwiches a week and loved Peanut Butter Puffins it is sometimes just making do.
When asked where I wanted to go to dinner in New York last week I responded with “anywhere that sell peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.” If I had to be thousands of miles away from my kiddos I was darn well going to eat a PB&J!
Don’t tell Eric because he believes Momma is also allergic to peanuts. I didn’t want him to feel like he was alone in his allergy and since we can’t have peanuts around or even on our breath I might as well be allergic too.
I remembered a visit to New York City years ago where I had the most delicious PB&J so Danielle and I pilgramaged in the rain to Grey Dog’s Coffee in the Village. I ate half of my treat in an instant and saved the other half for dinner.
It was delicious but I must say my pallet has adjusted I do now prefer the safer butter of the sunflower.
As a dietitian and an allergy mom I am always searching out info and found this great resource www.allergymom.com
If you care for a loved one with a food allergy watch this video. Get educated and informed. Eric’s allergy is life threatening and with every exposure the reaction is more severe. There is no such thing as a “mild allergy”. The best thing about a reaction is that it can be prevented by avoiding the allergen!