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  1. Greetings from Dairyland: Looking for suggestions on gluten-free dining in Chapel Hill, NC. I'll be there at month's end , hoping to enjoy some local non-chain dining for a change. thanks, kevin
  2. howdy: In recent weeks I've been seeing a lot more gluten-free items in the grocery stores. I have the chance to see this in a four county area that has several different chains and independent groceries . it's a real encouraging developement in availability and pricing of gluten-free items, hopefully making it far more affordable in this extremely tight economy. Even better is some of the mainstream foods going gluten-free. I'm hoping that this is a reality in all states for all celiacs . There have been times when I have noticed some speciality stores selling gluten-free items at seemingly higher prices than what a regular grocery sells it for. I was wondering what others are seeing regarding this. shalom, kb
  3. you'll find that Greens is is a great taste..but 4 to 5 $$ per bottle. Check out the website for these two breweries sprecherbrewing.com lakefrontbrewery.com both good tasting ...sprecher makes two gluten-free brews that I prefer over new grist. I also recall some gluten-free brews from some craft breweries....google it and see what's up! take care, kevin
  4. FYI: I live in oconomowoc, work in madison and find that there is a bounty of options for gluten-free food in grocery stores and gluten-free restaurants. Stores: Whole foods has the largest selection...don't shop the gluten-free aisle only...lot's of choices in snacks , pastas, box brownie and corn bread mixes, frozen section plus their own bakehouse gluten-free items. The best Whole Foods is east side milwaukee ...north ave. and prospect ave.....has largest store and largest selection / variety. Woodmans....madison locations have just taken on a larger frozen bakery section...life beyond wheat from antigo, decent sized dry goods ie: all the Chebe mixes...some bulk gluten-free flours but should be available in Kenosha and Milwaukee. Chebe is a great substitute for a an italian roll ...of course nothing beats an italian beef from tenutas in Kenosha or a nice baguette from paiellis...but chebe comes close , easy enough to make( I really miss a nice italian sausage from tenutas for the ride home...yum-o) Natural Outpost foods....tosa and bayview locations...smaller variety but a bit of each , dry , frozen, bulk...excellent yougurt...Nancy's Pick n' Save....very inconsistent.....I've been in five different PNS this past two weeks...no consistency in availability...even in the same city....one of their largest stores ...No gluten-free section at all ?? odd story here about PNS....I was eating at a Noodles in december and the teen girl taking my order said"oh...you too ...I'm celiac also" I asked her where she thought the best stores were for gluten-free was and she said "we go to whole foods a lot...even though my dad works for PNS ...he's a buyer for them " ???? odd..the largest grocer in metro milwaukee....smallest gluten-free section can't remember the name of this one....There is a newer store at the strip center right behind the Gasthaus at Silvernail and Hwy. T in waukesha....just off the I-94 and hwy "t" exit...nice selection Grandma Ferdon's dry and frozen goods even has gluten-free chow mein noodles, good prices,on snack bars, pastas, spices and mixes. Silly Yak bakery in madison is just about finished with their dedicated gluten-free bakery addition...so it won't be limited to just two gluten-free bake days per week....excellent product My favorite bakery is Molly's gluten-free bakery in Pewaukee...closer to hartland actually.....located just a minute off Hwy. 16 and Jungbluth road in the basement ofa large former dairy barn....sharing space with a winery....pre- order is a good idea....pita style breads , excellent hamburger buns, TWINKIES, cupcakes, fruit bars , brownies, cookies and made to order birthday cakes...excellent pie crust or pizza crusts for the single person on the go......true to the bakeries of old though....sell outs are usually the case in the world of fresh baked goods I'll post about restaurants later....gotta sleep nowwwwwwwwww. shalom , kevin
  5. Good evening!! is there such a thing as gluten-free malt powder ?? I know the unsafe ingredients list shows a rice malt (without koji or barley) , is it the same as the malt powder I'm used to ....as in Horlick's or Carnation , used in making malted milkshakes?? thanks, kevin
  6. soooo...after trying it again I'm finding out that a gas oven turns out a better product than an electric one . I made a batch of the "chebe cinnamon roll mix but turned them into fruit turnovers ...used kumquat jam, orange / pinneapple preserve, and a canned apple cranberry filling. EXCELLENT results Looked and tasted great......and "ate" very well. Next time I'm making an egg wash or icing for them too give it a better eye" appeal thanks for your help! kevin
  7. thanks for the help!! I'll double check everything and see how it turns out. It seems that all the best results come from recipes that involve multiple raw ingredients instead of a pre mix. thanks, kevin
  8. Howdy: I made a batch of Chebe dinner rolls with cheese and it turned out fair. Taste was good, followed directions to the "T", but the rolls never got any bigger than the size they were when I put them in the oven ...average was large Walnut size....inside was good texture..it "ate" well, but the exterior was rock hard. This was my first time making rolls and my expectation was that the roll exterior would be smooth and shiny......didn't happen. Perhaps my expectations are too high , I can't fault the manufacturer, the taste was good . I'm also desiring a nice italian beef sandwhich...any suggestion for one that is as close to a regular italian roll / sub roll?? thanks! kevin
  9. remember the song..."what a friend we have in Jesus"...well... my friend, your friend , our friend ....JESUS... has daily given me the perfect perspective on how to live with this disease.....it has given me perfect confidence and peace to know it's something I can easily live with. shalom, kb
  10. hilarious.....I'm sending it to all who know about me...we've joked a lot about ...especially the bread !! kb
  11. We sometimes make the search for answers in our life very complex....dramatic....deep ......sensitive when the answer is usually very simple, direct and right under our nose. I would encourage you apply the old joke..."doctor , it hurts when I do this"....to which the doc replies" then don't do that" I'm sure there are those who will take me to task for by passing the medical community....one of my children reminds me each time I talk to her!! Life(on earth) is too short to make it difficult...it's hard enough when one is healthy . Approval or confirmation from doctors seems futile because of the large inconsistency in opinions. Yet I can see where you might also view a medical confirmation as another tool in your toolbox of taking care of yourself....but my suggestion is to believe in yourself first ...trust your instincts....in any event YOU are the one who validates a doc' diagnosis.....heck even if you broke an arm only you can tell them what pain number you have ...nobody can look and say"probably 5 on a 10 scale". For me the decision to go gluten-free without a diagnosis by a doc was based on this......the end result is the same with or without a doc....gluten-free is the cure and that is the bottom line....... right under my nose. As for the general practicioner vs. a GI specialist.....I'm a believer in specialists. When my daughter got sick with leukemia.....self diagnoses worked in a sense....she knew something besides mono was going on and sought out a specialist...it got us 3 years more of life with her. Listen to what your body is telling you..............be a good listener. At first I saw no reason for me to do any diagnostics at all......refer to the first paragraph......now I'm considering doing gene testing.....for the benefit of my three children. In closing I hope you come to a place of peace, acceptance and contentment, Take care, God Bless!! kevin
  12. from a male perspective.........and father of three girls. RUN....RUN....RUN LIKE THE WIND . NO NEED TO DISCUSS, THINK, DELIBERATE, RE-EVALUATE, FEAR, OR PRAY YOUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.....THIS GUYS HAS SHOWN HIS COLORS, PROVEN HIS SHALLOWNESS....THAT IS WHY IT'S CALLING DATING.....NOT MARRIAGE. GET OUT NOW ......AS IN ......RIGHT NOW. LET'S PRETEND YOU'RE IN HIS SHOES.....PRETTY SLICK DEAL .....HAVING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TOO !! AND IF YOU WERE MY DAUGHTER I WOULD ALSO TELL YOU DO NOT GET ALL BLEEDING HEART ON ME BY SUGGESTING THAT MAYBE HIS MOTHER HAS SOME "SPECIAL ISSUES" IE: DRUGS , ALCOHOL ETC. AND THAT MAYBE THAT'S WHY HE WANTS TO SEE HER ALONE BECAUSE HE'D BE TOO EMBARESSED.....NOT!!!!! IF THAT WERE THE CASE YOU ARE SURELY SMART ENOUGH TO SMELL THAT OUT WITHIN MONTHS OF MEETING HIM ...NOT YEARS. CHILDREN OF AODA PARENTS ARE EASY TO SPOT....I KNOW FIRSTHAND.... I AM ONE. DON'T FOOL YOURSELF INTO TRYING TO STOP THE PAIN OF A BREAKUP....YOU ARE A WINNER ALREADY IN FACING CELIAC DISEASE....DON'T BUY INTO THE DEVILS OLD LIE THAT YOU "NEED" A BOY FRIEND. YOU ONLY NEED STABILITY TO FACE LIFE EVERYDAY...GOD HAS GIVEN YOU A GREAT PERSONALITY AND THE BACKBONE TO SPEAK UP ABOUT AN INJUSTICE....DON'T SETTLE FOR LESS THAN THE BEST. IN TODAY'S WORLD THERE SO MANY MORE OPPORTUNITES TO MEET PEOPLE OF THE OPPOSITE SEX ....AND EVEN MORE SO TO BE ABLE SCREEN FOR WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. IN CLOSING I WANT TO PASS ALONG A BIT OF WISDOM MY FAVORITE PREACHER TAUGHT ME....... "DATING IS CONCEALING....MARRIAGE IS REVEALING " CONSIDER IT A BLESSING IN DISGUISE THAT YOU HAVE GOTTEN A CHANCE TO SEE THE "PREVIEW" OF AN UPCOMING MOVIE....AND YOU CAN STILL BE THE STAR...JUST WITHOUT HIM ALL THE BEST, GOD BLESS YOU & YOURS KB
  13. I've had pleasant results from two beers brewed in Milwaukee... Lakefront Brewing.......New Grist ....good Sprecher Brewing.....Shakparo.....great Caveat: no gluten free beer will ever come close to tasting like a hearty ale or stout or lager ...american or european.... but they do a great job of trying to make a gluten free beer taste good
  14. Howdy: seems like a dumb question.....but because another post talked about washing fruit....I have to ask. Can eating unwashed fruit {pears , apples. ) cause GI issues similar to gluten reactions?? thanks as always for your help! God Bless, kb