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    1. minniejack added a post in a topic Response To Outback That I Copied From Reader's Digest   

      I did reread your reply and I came back with the same impression--I was not able to eat with Outback managers and it has been more than 2 experiences in 2 years. I actually googled and came up with some Outback experiences that I had had that I I'd forgotten about. I was not bashing as you say Outbacks, I was providing a pithy response for people that was copied from a magazine. Sorry that you could not use that reply in your efforts to uphold a company that I have had BAD experiences with. I won't be checking this thread again so don't bother with a response.
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    2. minniejack added a post in a topic Response To Outback That I Copied From Reader's Digest   

      I, too, have had the pleasure of eating at the Savannah one and it is NOT my local Outback. So glad that you have had positive experiences, but I have not--and I complained on the corporate site with the local manager responding (St. Clairsville, Ohio store if you all want to know which restaurant).

      Obviously, you are somehow in the Outback circle with the experience you just described--most of us do not have that pleasure and have to rely on ourselves or sheer luck to have positive experiences at Outback restaurants.
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    3. minniejack added a post in a topic Need Help For Cycling Tour!   

      if you ever come to Northern part of West Virginia, I'll cook something for you.

      And i saw at my local Big Lot's store Nutrisystem meals that are gluten free. Maybe you could bring some with you.
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    4. minniejack added a post in a topic More Trouble At Pf Changs?   

      Just ate again yesterday at PF Changs in Pittsburgh (Homestead) without a problem. However, it took me months to go back again after an incident last December--I think the waitress deliberately put hair in my and my daughter's meals.

      Don't even say come was busy...she got nasty when I told her that all but one of needed gluten-free menus, then condescendingly informed me that vinegar was glutened--I told her that it was fine for me and that only malt vinegar was not safe. The food was cold.

      Took me a lonnnnnng time to return and even then went to another one in Pitts.

      Could've, should've complained, but dear hubby didn't want to complain on his b-day meal.

      Servers should have the maturity to realize that when a customer tells them about a food allergy, it's not to annoy them. We are trying our best not to have to spend the weekend in the bathroom, the emergency room, or the morgue.
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    5. minniejack added a post in a topic Has Anyone Tried Frs Healthy Energy Drink?   

      I tried it last year, we had it delivered for a few months. Then the flavors really became very I don't know vitaminy tasting. Yuck....

      We did like the chews in the car for hiking, but that's when my teenage daughter didn't/wouldn't eat nuts. Now that she does, finding energy bars or things for her/us.
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    6. minniejack added a post in a topic What Part Of Plain Don't You Understand?   

      We went to a festival yesterday, only 2 vendors. So we got in line to get the potatoes and asked for a steak hoagie without the bun just put in the little styrofoam.

      Both women repeated they couldn't do that. I kept saying I have "an allergy to wheat". No dice.

      I mean how tough would it have been to put the same amount of meat into a container that they would have put onto bread. I'm actually saving them money by not getting the bread.

      If I hadn't been so hungry, I would've walked away...but we had already walked over 2 miles and there wasn't anything else....


      I don't get places/people either.
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    7. minniejack added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      Response To Outback That I Copied From Reader's Digest
      After being glutened for the 2nd time in a little over 2 years at the Outback, I sent them an email detailing why I was peeved. It took the manager over 2 wks to respond to me and he basically took no blame just that the Outback gets compliments all the time regarding their gluten free menu and how the waitress had just returned to work after being off for a while getting her teaching degree.

      I promptly sent him back this reply which I copied from the March 2010 Readers Digest and I think I'm going to keep it in my stock pile of what to send from now on to restaurants when I get glutened--not often, but I think this response nails it.

      Servers should have the maturity to realize that when a customer tells them about a food allergy, it's not to annoy them. We are trying our best not to have to spend the weekend in the bathroom, the emergency room, or the morgue.

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    8. minniejack added a post in a topic Very Bad Night Sweating...what Could It Be?   

      Initially, that's what the #1 complaint that we kept going to the doctors for my DS now 15. He ended up with vomiting, ADHD, diarrhea, acne.... He's been gluten-free for almost 2 yrs and no night sweats, stomach issues gone, ADHD gone--we're just dealing with normal teenage issues. Amen!

      Oh and at first we had to eliminate sulphites and milk products--his body can handle them now, though.
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    9. minniejack added a post in a topic Appendicitis And Gluten/wheat Sensitivity   

      I must have been tired when I typed that--I must've meant throw her into the mix....??

      Being an ex-librarian, I'm into research and they say to eat fermented foods--yogurt, kraut, etc to keep appendicitis at bay, but she was the yogurt queen--not the sugary stuff--the good greek kind and she took a probiotic pill, too.

      I'm thinking maybe they should do a study about people with gluten problems and appendicitis. Even my sis who knows nothing about celiac commented that maybe it had to do with that...

      I've been making kefir with grains that my daughter didn't want to drink, but I'm adding mangoes, strawberries and fresh pineapple with just a small amount of agave and she's been lapping it up like a kitten.
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    10. minniejack added a post in a topic Appendicitis And Gluten/wheat Sensitivity   

      I see this is an old, old thread, but thrown my daughter just turned 17 into the just had her appendix out.

      I, too, was wondering if there was an connection.
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    11. minniejack added a post in a topic gluten-free & Calorie Free Noodle!   

      I've tried a different brand, the name escapes me, but with sauce on them, they were okay. But maybe it was all in my head, I was hungry about an hour after eating them. They don't have much of a taste at all--so in way, that's good.
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    12. minniejack added a post in a topic No Way To Turn Entire Home gluten-free   

      Ditto to hoping your daughter feels better.

      My entire family of 4 needs to be gluten-free and we've been on the diet for almost 2 yrs. The 1st couple of months, it seemed my grocery bills were enormous. But now that I know what to look and how to cook, our food bills are about the same. We are eating healthier and when you factor in that we don't eat out as often or order in Pizza, they probably have gone down.

      Good luck--life will get better.
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    13. minniejack added a post in a topic Dealing With Rude Family Members   

      I just saw my old post and comments. It's kind of funny in the past two weeks--this is August now--six months after my sister telling my DD that she didn't have problems--my dear sister has called me 2x. the first to tell me about the gluten free bisquick at Kroger and that they had King Arthur gluten free flour, too. And 2 days ago, to tell me that Sam's club has this gluten free chip called Rissotto that was good.

      What's gotten into her?
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    14. minniejack added a post in a topic Guluten Free Pancake Mix   

      For months, I couldn't tolerate xantham gum and even 2 yrs later, still have problems with too much corn. (every once in a while Fritos corn chips call my name and I just have to eat a bunch, you know?)
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    15. minniejack added a post in a topic Disney World   

      just returned last week and for the most part--wonderful!!

      You can read my experience on the disboards
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