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  1. Help! I'm traveling to see my parents in January in Destin Florida. I can't seem to find anything online about the northern panhandle area. I found groups and restaurants in Central Florida but I won't be anywhere near that. Is there anyone from that area that could give some good celiac friendly restaurant experiences? My parents aren't fans of the "chains" which I think makes this a bit harder. Thanks for your help! Lisa
  2. My understanding is that the chicken is a no no because it has a soy sauce marinade on it. I could be wrong though.
  3. I've had the best luck at Outback, Chilis, Chipotle and PF Changs. Outback and PF Changs were the most knowledgeable and helpful. I always ask to speak to the manager on duty though and ask the server about four times if they have noted on the order that my allergy is severe. Really, I hardly go out. It is a lot of work and I'm always worried about cross contamination. I got CC'd last Monday night at Noodle's & Co. for the second time and am still miserable. I love to cook and I have found that it has become fun to have friends over to try my new creations. It gives me an opportunity to educate others on Celiac. There are a couple bakeries as well. I have gone to Bittersweet in Eagan several time and love them. There is also Cooqi in St. Paul and I've heard that Madwoman's Bakery in Mpls is awesome. Good luck! Lisa
  4. I have found some great recipes and am now maiking wonderful cookies, cakes and bars. The problem is that they always seem to dry out in about 24 hours, even if I store them in tupperware. Does anyone else find this to happen to them? What do you do to keep baked goods fresh? We just can't eat an entire batch of goodies in a day. Lisa
  5. I didn't think that Pad Thai used soy sauce. I can ask. A friend was wondering if it was maybe that they boiled the noodles in a contaminated pan of water... Odd that it would happen twice. Maybe there is another allergy that I'm unaware of. Maybe one of the spices. I stay away from soy altogether now as I've read that it is hard on the thyroid. Sometimes this is really, really frustrating for me. *sigh* All I know is that my tummy hurts!
  6. I love Noodles & Co. And I think I hate them. I've been there twice since my diagnosis last April. Told them I couldn't have anything with gluten. The Manager always seemed to "get it".... I ordered the gluten free Pad Thai. Within a couple hours I was miserable. It happened again last night. Has anyone else had issues with them? I had read such good things about how they really cater to celiacs needs. I'm so disappointed which isn't helping me feel any better right now. Lisa
  7. Does anyone know if these are safe to eat? I need a very quick dinner tonight and Cub Foods is on my way home from work. Thanks! Lisa
  8. Hi Everyone, I'm very new to this - the site and to not eating any gluten. I'm not very happy about it yet. Not sure if I will ever be. The State Fair is one of those things that I look forward to every year. My daughter and I go and try everything there. Obviously that isn't going to be the case this year. She really wants to go - and we are, tomorrow. When does this get easier to accept? I can't even get excited about the fair! I wonder if I'm just not feeling sorry for myself. I am hoping it is a normal place to be and that it will pass eventually. My blood work came back negative for celiac but showed an allergy to wheat and gluten. I have learned the hard way over the past 6 months that cheating is a very bad thing. I still can't help but think that maybe one bad day wouldn't kill me. I would really appreciate any feedback. And encouragement that this does get easier! Lisa