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    1. jenvan added a topic in Gluten-Free Travel   

      Jen H's gluten-free Eating Guide To Nyc!
      Hi all! I just made another trip to NYC last week and have compiled a list of gluten-free eating options and tips for those in my local Indy group. If you would like to receive this list (in a more user friendly format - please send me an e-mail. However, I have also pasted the info below. Hope this is helpful to some of you! If you have questions, please e-mail as I don't log onto the forum very often anymore! -Jen

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    2. jenvan added a calendar event in Gluten-Free Community Calendar   

      Indianapolis Area GF Pitch-In - 4th Annual!

      Gluten Free Indy will be having the 4th annual Indianapolis area gluten-free Pitch-In on June 19th in Carmel, IN from 4 to 7 pm. Please e-mail Jen to rsvp or get more details: This is great event that allows you to try new gluten-free recipes and make a few more gluten-free friends as well!
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    3. jenvan added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      gluten-free Pizza & Italian Restaurant In Knoxville Area!
      Hi all! I wanted to share my experience driving through Knoxville, TN. My husband found Roman
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    4. jenvan added a post in a topic The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original   

      Hey Patti - just droppin in to say hi! E-mail me sometime
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    5. jenvan added a calendar event in Gluten-Free Community Calendar   

      Indianapolis-Area Gluten Free Pitch-In !

      Hello everyone!! It is time to start thinking about the Indianapolis, IN Area Gluten-Free Pitch-In! I will be hosting our first community-wide gluten-free pitch-in. It will take place on Saturday, June 9th from 4 to 7pm. We will begin the gluten-free buffet line at 5:00. The pitch-in will take place at my parents' house. I ask that you RSVP to me (at by Friday, MAY 18! When you RSVP, give me the total number of people in your party who will be attending. Please e-mail me and I will give you all the event details and directions.
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    6. jenvan added a post in a topic My Gluten Free Weight Loss Story- 80 Lbs Down   

      Thanks for sharing the story! Its an encouragement to many!
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    7. jenvan added a post in a topic Natural & Artificial Flavors   

      Some people do not choose to ck on flavorings but I do still. I either ck with manufacturer directly, if they do not list all forms of gluten, or know it is safe if no gluten is listed with certain brands (ie. Kraft).
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    8. jenvan added a post in a topic Medication... How Do You Know?   

      I also always just call the manufacturer myself. Sometimes this can take a day or two though...
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    9. jenvan added a post in a topic What Can I Drink?   

      here's a random list of gluten-free bevs for you these bevs the manufacturers asserted are 'gluten-free':

      coke, sprite, pepsi, sierra mist, diet versions of those too
      bacardi rums
      captain morgan rums
      hanger one vodka
      j & b rare blended whiskey
      jose cuerov tequilas
      maker's mark whiskey
      seagram's whiskey
      skyy vodkas
      strongbow cider
      tanqueray gin
      woodchuck ciders
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    10. jenvan added a post in a topic Happy Birthday Dingogirl!   

      I'm late, b/c I hardly get on here now, but Happy Birthday girl! Hope it was great!
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    11. jenvan added a post in a topic Casein And Gluten Intolerant   

      Below is a post I copied from one I've made previously on my favorite cf/gluten-free products:

      My favorite gluten-free/cf "butter" alternative is Earth Balance. It comes in sticks and spread. The sticks work perfectly as a sub for regular butter in cooking/baking and taste very good. See products here: Earth Balance Buttery Sticks and Whipped Spread: (Buy at Wild Oats, Sunflower)

      A good gluten-free/cf yogurt, Whole Soy company. Read the back of the label--it will say gluten-free/cf: It is made from soy. I use the plain and vanilla in subs for cooking. (Wild Oats, I believe)

      I also just found this gluten-free/cf soy-based whip cream that is pretty good! It's called Soyatoo. It would be a Rediwhip substitute: <> (Wild Oats)

      Vance’s Darifree is a liquid milk substitute. I use it to make homemade "icecream." I can give you the recipes for this (I sent them on this listserv earlier) It works really well. Some people like it on their cereal, in coffee etc. It has a bit of a protein shake taste to me. (I did see it in store somewhere, but am not sure where--it might have been Georgetown Market. I order online.)

      For my main milk substitutes I use either Pacific Rice Milk (Wild Oats, Sunflower etc) or Silk Soy Milk. I mainly use the rice milk in my cereal etc. It is good--has a mild tatse. My husband has switched to it now too! Silk I use in cooking more so. Their products usually have the gluten-free/casein/milk-free labeling on their packages. I use the lowfat plain and their chocolate. The chocolate milk is a great snack--tastes just like real chocolate milk. (You can buy it in a 1/2 gallon at Wild Oats/Sunflower or can get individual packages in the chip isle at Walmart).

      The only gluten-free/cf "cheese" lines I've found in stores is Soyco's Vegan line and Follow Your Heart: Nothing cf is going to be the same as real cheese, but some people like it. You'll just have to try and decide. It doesn't melt very well. I've bought this at Wild Oats.

      So, there are some great subs out there. I don't have much trouble in any of my cooking/baking etc. The one issue I have is subbing for cream cheese/sour cream. I tried a dairy-free sour cream, and let's just say it was pretty bad. So, for that you may just have to go without. It can be tough at first, but is possible. I don't have much problem at all, except for an occasional recipe I come up against

      Tropical Source gluten-free/cf chocolate chips. They are very good, also look for their chocolate bars. See the chips here:;prrfnbr=457241 They have a rich flavor great for cooking, baking or just snacking. Definitely superior to Enjoylife's chocolate chips. (But Tropical Source chips do contain soy.) I buy them at Wild Oats or Sunflower.

      New addition: Vitasoy's cf/gluten-free Egg Nog--its quite tasty! Comes in a green carton like rice milks.

      Also Miss Roben has some rice milk powder you can use to make subs for condensed milk. And instead of using evaporated milk in recipes, like a pumpkin pie for instance, try silk soy creamer. I used it last week and the pie came out perfect. It worked like a charm--my husband said he couldn't tell the difference.
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    12. jenvan added a post in a topic Favorite Flour Mixes For Cookies?   

      I use Authentic Foods Multi Flour mix for my cookies and have great results. Making a cookie chewy, crispy or cake-like is controlled by factors like the amount of flour or butter you use. Read this--talks about variations on chocolate chip cookies--how you make them cakelike, chewy or crispy etc:;site=living
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    13. jenvan added a post in a topic Stir Fry   

      I like to make my own, but if you want bottled, Thai Kitchen has several that are gluten-free, including a pad thai sauce.

      This is our favorite at home, I usually still add more garlic/onion powder to mix too.

      Cantonese Light Sauce

      1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth or water
      1 tablespoon dry white wine
      1 tablespoon soy sauce
      1 teaspoon sugar
      1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1 teaspoon cornstarch
      1 tablespoon olive oil
      2 tablespoons minced scallions (white parts only)
      1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

      In a small bowl, whisk together the broth or water, wine, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, salt, and cornstarch, stirring constantly until the cornstarch dissolves. Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the scallions and ginger and stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly to prevent lumps, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into a bowl.
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    14. jenvan added a post in a topic Gluten Free Restaurants In Nyc?   

      There are a TON! E-mail me if you want--I have a list I have compiled with a summary, address etc on each I knew of -- I went in May. Its a couple of pages and I 'rvwd' the ones I visited. So many excellent options there!!
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    15. jenvan added a post in a topic Christmas   

      Favorite xmas movie: The Christmas Story (You'll shoot your eye out!) -- it is set in Indiana
      Favorite carol: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
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