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I am nonsymptomatic. I do get my blood tested every other year, but I am not sure how reliable that would be. I think that since I am trying my darndest not to consume gluten, even if I was not doing it right, I would probably get a false negative on a blood test.
I am extra careful to avoid cross contamination, and rely heavily on other Celiac's experiences. These forums are a god-send for that purpose. One question I have never been able to resolve is if I should be avoiding all oats. I do have gluten-free oats once in a while, but some are sensitive to even gluten-free oats. Without symptoms, would I know?
Thanks kareng. I have never bought Mikes at a store. I only ordered it at a bar once or twice because they had not gluten-free beers or ciders. Never got a chance to read the label. Now I am usually very consciencous of reading labels, but I think that the rules are different for alcoholic beverages (at least in Canada). So I ordered it "It's just lemonade, right?" That just shows how dangerous it can be to make assumptions. Learned my lesson.
Experiment with the rub. I just use what I have on hand. I do not wrap the salmon, but use a vegetable grill so I don't lose any if it falls apart. I find the rub helps hold the fillets together anyway. If you prefer to wrap it in foil, that might change the cooking time, I'm not sure.
For salmon fillets, make a rub of equal parts chili powder and cumin, crush in a bit of an herb (e.g. thyme) and add a little black pepper. Coat the fillets thoroughly with the rub and cook on the BBQ about 4 or 5 minutes per side.
I have a business trip to Winnipeg next week, staying at the Humphry Inn. I found a great list of restaurants on the local Celiac Association website, but how about gluten-free beer? Can anyone recommend bars (or restaurants) where I can get gluten-free beer?
I see a lot of favourable comments for toaster bags. I bought some once, but I found they were so large that there was extra bag on the sides of the toaster. They even started to melt. I thought, this looks like a fire hazard, but even if it isn't, I don't like the idea of plastic melting on my toast. Was I doing something wrong? I can't remember the brand, I think it was Toast-it.
Anyway, I picked up a small inexpensive toaster at the supermarket and take it everywhere.
They must carry it at the Superstore on Braemar Drive in Dartmouth. I was there today and saw a shelf label for it, although they did not have any in stock today. I saw it at another Superstore but I can't remember which one, probably Portland Street or Young Street.
It is true that some ciders may have malt added. There is a local micro-brewery near me that also makes cider. They told me they add malt to give it body. I suspect most ciders are gluten-free, but if it were me, I would ask. BTW I know that Strongbow is gluten-free.
What a great thread! I have one for you...
On a business trip, a number of us are sitting at the boardroom table discussing where to have dinner. When a suggestion was made, I phoned the restaurant to see if I could eat there.
Me - Do you have any gluten-free options?
R - What is gluten?
Me - Wheat, barley and rye.
R - Hmmm. Well you could probably have the flour tortillas.
Me - Flour tortillas!? What kind of flour are they made from?
R - Well, you know. Regular flour.
Me [loudly] FLOUR IS WHEAT!!!!
[peals of laughter around the boardroom table]
R - oh. [as if she just had an epiphany]