I was standing in the bulk aisle of Whole Foods the other day when I decided I needed to make my own granola.
Let me explain.
I just figured out foods that are very high/extremely high in salicylates give me hives.* Raspberries, strawberries and green peppers seem to be the worst. And I will never touch fresh tarragon again.
But suddenly I'm wary of everything on the list. (Poor H-town is so frustrated. He doesn't know what he's allowed to cook.) Every effing granola in the bins at WF contained almonds or dried raspberries or dried cranberries or almonds.**
So here's what I bought:
1. Raw oats
2. Whole, raw cashews
3. Pumpkin seeds
4. Banana chips
Anyone have a recipe I could modify? Of course honey is also on the extremely high list. Can you even make granola without honey? Would it be sacrilegious to use good old fashioned sugar?
*This I need on top of a wheat sensitivity, right?
**Yes, I was consulting the list on my iPhone in the middle of the Hollywood Whole Foods (which has wifi, b/t/w). I was having a grupster moment.***
***Phew. I'm not a hippie.
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