Enchilada Sauce

Posted on: Fri, 11/21/2003 - 2:18am
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Hello everyone, I am 26 years old and have had PA all my life. As of late, I have had two reactions in the past two months since I moved to the state of Washington. It is quite aggravating as both involved a cheese enchilada (which is usually my stand-by!!!). The first time was at Las Margaritas in Seattle. I had three bites of an enchilada that had red sauce on it and immediately took an antihistamine as I felt hives forming on my lips and gums. I though maybe I accidentally ingested a bit of avocado (also allergic to those) but wasn't sure. Then, last night, I had a cheese enchilada at Casa Rojas on Bainbridge Island. It claimed to be smothered in a "healthy veggie sauce" which was really plain old enchilada sauce when you looked at it (or so I thought). Last night I had one bite, and immediately broke out in hives in my mouth, my heart started racing, and I almost passed out. My husband and I again thought maybe it was cross-contamination. HOWEVER, I searched around online this morning and found that many recipes for Mole sauce and Red Enchilada Sauce contain either finely ground almonds/peanuts OR entire tablespoons of peanut butter!!!! Please be careful and don't make the same mistake I did.

Places I have eaten at in the past which have not bothered me are Baja Fresh, La Salsa, El Torito, and the locally-owned San Carlos here on Bainbridge Island.

Posted on: Sat, 12/27/2003 - 4:06pm
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Thanks for posting this.
DH and I sometimes get takeout food from Las Margaritas, but we haven't given our PA/TNA son any (mostly because I didn't know what was in the sauce). Now, I'm glad we haven't.
We did give him a bite of plain refried beans from Las Margaritas once, and he did okay.

Posted on: Mon, 02/16/2004 - 12:13am
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Quote:Originally posted by askellen:
[b]Places I have eaten at in the past which have not bothered me are Baja Fresh, La Salsa, El Torito, and the locally-owned San Carlos here on Bainbridge Island.[/b]
So glad to hear you can tolerate BajaFresh. We love that place, and they have been very helpful with us since we found out our 2 year old son is nut allergic.
[This message has been edited by darenberg (edited February 16, 2004).]

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