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And thanks, too, Cycling Lady - I read Jane Anderson's link you gave, and I can't see where on the Lindt site she found her quote about shared lines and possible trace contamination. I guess I could call or e-mail them tomorrow, but this is what the site says tonight: Is there gluten or barley malt in Lindt chocolate? Gluten can be found in several premium chocolate products that Lindt & Sprüngli produces; either as a cereal ingredient or as a barley component. For consumers who are sensitive to gluten, we do offer certain premium high cocoa content products that are manufactured without cereal or barley malt, which may be suitable for consumers with such dietary restrictions. These offerings include four bars from our EXCELLENCE line - 70%, 85%, 90% and 99%. Please always refer to a product’s packaging for definitive advice.
We are sensitive to the fact that there are consumers who are unable to enjoy all of our chocolate at this time, and we hope that in the future we will be able to extend more product offerings to accommodate our consumers with varying dietary requirements.
You will have to be eating gluten to get tested. Here are the rules: http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/i-self-diagnosed-and-started-a-gluten-free-diet-do-i-have-to-eat-gluten-prior-to-getting-screened-for-celiac-disease I don't care if the doc says you don't have to follow those rules because the doc will be wrong & you will get a negative result. Also, for when you go full on gluten free you will need to know these rules to prevent cross contamination. Read this thread & follow all the links in it. It would be good for your mom to read it too so she knows.
That's a great idea, I will definitely do that and will save me time being a student. I'm making an appointment with a doctor to get tested for celiac, see what happens. But since the wedding I've been off and having upset stomach and nausea. Ugh this sucks.
Victor, get yourself some disposable baking pans. You can cook things like chicken and fish in the oven in big batches. Then cook up a huge pot of rice. Then mix the meat with the rice. Chop up the vegetables really fine and throw them in raw. Now put individual servings into ziplock bags and throw them in the freezer. Then at mealtime (or a little before so it thaws a little), put it in a bowl and microwave it. Add a little butter or cheese or whatever you want, and you've got a quick, easy meal. I am not a good cook and I don't particularly like to cook either. So I do it this way. I only cook once a week and it makes life so much easier. Once you've done this a few times with different foods you'll have a variety in your freezer to choose from.