Hey all. How are you doing today?
I pray this post finds you well, happy, and with a smile on your face.
I don’t know why, but for the past few days I have not been feeling myself. Hopefully my new discovery will correct this as well.
About a year ago, I developed a rash. I scheduled appointments with my nutritionist, an allergist and a dermatologist as well. It was determined that I was reacting to something “inside.” My nutritionist had taken me off of all latex foods. I also made sure to not use latex gloves at work. I investigated everything that I use, sleep on, or ingest to make sure that I was not having exposure that I was unaware of.
Thankfully, there was not much about my environment that had latex in it. I had already had so many foods taken away, that I was okay with not having avocado, banana, kiwi (yuk), or strawberries. But then I learned I couldn’t have carrots or parsley. But, I was determined to get rid of this rash. So out went another staple from my diet.
The dermatologist had given me a steroid cream to use, and even though I normally do not like to use medications like that, I needed it. Within a few weeks, I was completely healed!! I was gradually able to add carrots, parsley, banana and strawberry back in to my diet.
So I started using more natural products to clean my house, stuck to only free and clear types of laundry detergent, no more softener, and new shampoo and conditioner. Everything was going great. But then every now and again, this rash would pop up, in the strangest places. I wasn’t testing any differently at the natural doctors office, so what was up?
Recently, the rash came back. I have not been to any doctors in the past several months because of the COVID outbreak where I live. But now I needed to keep this appointment.
I had my appointment last week, and guess what? My latex was out of wack again. I couldn’t understand why. I have not been to work since March, we don’t have latex in our home. What could it be??
I was placed on a new natural product to help my immune system. My gut did not like that one bit. I was determined to figure out what I have, in my own home, that was making me feel sick. So I went around testing myself to all sorts of products around here. And guess what it was. My $50 shampoo and conditioner!!! This just goes to show you, just because something is “natural” does not mean it is safe for you. Maybe someone else, but not you. So now when I go to the store, not only will I be the crazy lady in produce checking to see if I can add any kinds of fruits or veggies back to my diet, I’m gonna be the crazy lady in the baby isle seeing if baby shampoo and conditioner will be kind to my skin.
So while I have to change what I use on the outside, at least I know I can have this pasta salad on the inside. And let me tell you, it was so good, I finished the rest of the bowl, by myself for lunch the next day. Don’t judge, at least it wasn’t all the ice cream. Or cake.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp brown mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt mix
- 4 eggs, hard boiled
- 2 Tbsp spring onions, freeze dried
- 1/2 lb gluten free pasta, (We used chickpea for this recipe.)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water, set aside.
Combine mayo, vinegar, mustard, salt and spring onions in a large bowl. Mix well.
Mash hard boiled eggs into dressing.
Fold in cooked pasta. Mix well.
Refrigerate 4-6 hours before serving.
This has to be my most favorite pasta salad yet. We served this as a side at dinner with my mom. I really did finish the rest the next day for lunch. So good!!
Leave us a comment below, or tag us on Instagram @Anges_Table and show us how the pasta salad turned out.