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Ready For A Corn Challenge

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I love corn! Grew up in the Midwest, moved south, love Mexican food, it was a heartbreaker to give up corn.

I'm finally ready to give it a trial after being corn free for over a year. Now I'm in a tailspin about what to try.

Should I just grill some corn? Make cornbread? Have corn tortillias? Corn pudding (OMG), or those mini cobs of corn in a stir fry (loved those too). I'm so wrapped up in what I should have for the challenge (because it could be my last for awhile) that I can't decide on what to try. And I should do it tomorrow.

What would you do? What is your favorite safe corn? (I just thought of canned corn too, I used to love that!) What would you have for a corn challenge after over a year?

(I can do dairy too if you have a good recipe.)

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Personally, if I was going to reintroduce a food, I would want it to be in the most pure state as possible. So I would go with either steamed or grilled. But, that's because I would be concerned with the possiblity of reacting to something else if I ate like corn bread. Although I would butter and salt the corn before eating. But, I have no problems with butter or salt.

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Personally, if I was going to reintroduce a food, I would want it to be in the most pure state as possible. So I would go with either steamed or grilled. But, that's because I would be concerned with the possiblity of reacting to something else if I ate like corn bread. Although I would butter and salt the corn before eating. But, I have no problems with butter or salt.

Agreed. That way you will KNOW if you have a reaction :)

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The different ways corn are processed makes them different. I can eat a little bit of corn chips/corn tortilla, but absolutely no whole corn (except the occasional baby corn in a salad. Other people say the exact opposite. Pick one processing and test that for a week or so, then do the other type.

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Also make sure the corn you use to challenge is non-GMO. Corn products labeled "organic" should be OK. You want to test corn, not toxic bacterial proteins.

My grandmother was like Jestgar. Plain corn gave her a bit of trouble but she ate cornmeal very comfortably.

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Thanks for the advice.

I...um...chickened out! I'm going to let it rest for awhile. No harm in that. :) I went to the the grocery today, pondering everthing, and decided maybe try it on Thanksgiving. (I think what I'm doing best these days is procrastinating.)

I want the tortillias the most, but all of the corn tortillia mfg made flour tortillias too, so I was skeptical of their safety, even though they didn't have the precautionary statement that they were mfg. on shared lines. The sweet corn where I live is not what I consider worthy. (Tastes like field corn.)

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Mission brand uses a shared facility, but the corn and wheat lines are separate. They're pretty safe. http://missionfoods.com/FAQs.aspx I sure understand about holding off on a challenge though. It's hard to eat something you think might make you sick.

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Mission brand uses a shared facility, but the corn and wheat lines are separate. They're pretty safe. http://missionfoods.com/FAQs.aspx I sure understand about holding off on a challenge though. It's hard to eat something you think might make you sick.

Thank you so much, Skylark, first for understanding and secondly for the Mission Corn Tortillia recommendation. That will be my corn challenge. I made crock pot chicken soup today, all it's missing is fried corn tortillias.

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