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    1. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic Upcoming Holidays...   

      I made this for my 1st gluten-free Thanksgiving.... it's pretty tasty!

      Pumpkin Spice Cake (gluten-free)
      Yield: 8 servings


      •1 cup pumpkin puree
      •2/3 cup pure maple syrup
      •4 large eggs
      •1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
      •2 1/4 cups Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour
      •1/2 tsp sea salt
      •1 tsp baking soda
      •2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

      Cream Cheese Frosting

      •6 oz organic cream cheese, room temp
      •1/3 cup raw honey
      •1 tsp vanilla
      •1 cup heavy cream (raw milk cream, or pasteurized only is best)


      1. First make the batter: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the bottom round of a 9x3-inch springform pan. Using parchment paper, trace the bottom round and cut the paper to fit the bottom neatly. Place the bottom back into the springform pan and secure in place. Lightly oil the pan and then place the parchment cut-out into the bottom of the pan and lightly oil it as well. (If you don't have a springform pan, you can use a parchment-lined 9x9-inch baking dish instead.)
      2. In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin spice. Set aside.
      3. Using an electric hand mixer, blend (on low speed) the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla for 1- 2 minutes, until well combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and continue mixing for a full minute, until smooth and well blended.
      4. Pour batter into prepared pan, making sure to even out the top.
      5. Bake for approximately 25-28 minutes, until a toothpick insert in center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely, then place in the fridge to chill.
      6. While the cake is baking, make the frosting: Using an electric hand mixer, blend together the first three Cream Cheese Frosting ingredients until smooth and creamy.
      7. In a separate bowl, whip the cream until soft, stiff peaks form.
      8. Using a rubber spatula, add the cream cheese mixture to the whipped cream and gently fold the two together. Refrigerate frosting until cake is completely cooled.
      9. If using a springform pan, remove the cake from the pan and place on a cake stand.
      10. Frost the chilled cake and serve immediately. (Or refrigerate up to 12 hours before serving.) Enjoy.

      from: thenourishinghome(dot)com
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    2. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic Iphone Mobile Site   


      Thank you so much for your help! I had all the information you gave me, I just forgot to put in the dashes. I'm posting this from the app. I think it works great!

      Thanks again,
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    3. Meggielynn13 added a topic in Board/Forum Technical Help   

      Iphone Mobile Site
      I was logged into the mobile site on my iPhone last night. When I scrolled down to look at the topics at the bottom it says "Get the IPS Communities App for iphone now". Is there a way to use this app to look at this forum? When I try to put it in the app it asks for Community Name and URL Address. Is there something specific I should put in there. I tried what is in the address bar when I log into the site on my computer but it doesn't let me access this site on the app. If anyone has any information about this, I would really appreciate it!
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    4. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic Two Months Gluten Free, Still Have Issues   

      Sometimes I do. Maybe once a week especially if I eat a meal out or I eat a really heavy meal. I've noticed smaller meals with rice/potatoes and fish/chicken are easier on my stomach.
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    5. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic Two Months Gluten Free, Still Have Issues   

      I am two months gluten-free too. I noticed I had the same problems as you a few weeks ago and realized it was from greasy food. Also if you don't have a gallbladder that could make that happen too. One of my doctors also told me to eat naturally gluten-free foods too and eat every few hours to keep everything alright. It will get better. Mine is starting to subside but since I no longer have a GB it will probably still happen sometimes.
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    6. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic Doctor In Upstate Ny   

      Irish Heart recommended Dr. Gusten to me. He works for Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology in all of their offices. I'm going to see him next week. He is great from what I've heard. DO NOT go to Dr. Boyar. He was my doctor and he was of no help to me. Having a positive Celiac test meant nothing to him. Good Luck!!
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    7. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic Galbladder   

      I had my gallbladder out at 13%. I was fine for a few months and then my problems started again and were worse than ever. I'd suggest getting checked for Celiac because I did after all of that and I found out I have it. Now that I'm on the Gluten Free diet I'm almost 100 percent better. Good luck. It does get better!!
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    8. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic I Feel Like Dr. House Detoxing From Vicodin :(   

      No I haven't. I'm going to go to Laurie's probably next week. I'm not going to Sherri Lynn's until we go when you get back from vacation.
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    9. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic I Feel Like Dr. House Detoxing From Vicodin :(   

      I've been eating mostly chicken, veggies, fruit , rice and too many chocolate rice cakes O_O. I've been feeling a lot better but I'm still getting super hungry in the middle of the day. Tonight I'm actually making a bunch of food for the rest of the week so I have food with me at all times. I'm making stuffed chicken with spinach and tomatoes, roasted chickpeas as a snack and some really good dairy free flour less cookies! I however made my first two cc issues. I made a taco dip last night and didnt read the back of the chili can, and then I had half a gin and tonic. My body is definitely not ready for alcohol yet. I just can't wait to go back to the dr and tell them how great I'm feeling. Almost 2 weeks in, I've lost almost 10 pounds and I have been living life outside of the confines of my bathroom. And NO MORE meltdowns! Gluten really is arch nemesis as my boyfriend calls it haha! Thanks everyone for the advice, especially IH. You are the BEST!
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    10. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic I Feel Like Dr. House Detoxing From Vicodin :(   


      I got Annie's rice pasta and cheese Mac and cheese. The only kind of dairy that bothers me is straight milk and too much ice cream( like more than a couple scoops). I haven't had any problems with cheese or yogurt yet. Hopefully I don't cause I love that stuff. I'm actually saving chicken for dinner Tuesday night and I'm having fish and rice for dinner! I need to remember to bring goodie bags of food with me to work and school because i didn't bring enough with me and I'm starting to get to that too hungry point. As I'm typing this I'm eating some gluten-free cereal awaiting dinner . I sound like such a foodie but I'm really just malnourished and looking for something to fill my belly
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    11. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic I Feel Like Dr. House Detoxing From Vicodin :(   


      I'm hungry just reading your post. Chicken with skin on is my favorite next to steak . I bought a box of gluten free mac and cheese the other night and I think I might make that tonight. Dairy has been easier to eat the past few days. I'm not gonna jump in and have a glass of milk just yet. Almond milk is great though. I'm not sure how good that would be in mac and cheese though. Maybe I will just get the Velveta and use that. Last night was the first meal I have had in almost a week that made me completely full. Who knew I wasn't getting enough protein or calcium! I just started taking my probiotics (even though my bf's mother has been telling me to take them for almost 4 years ) I'm hoping that will help things along as well.

      After I get out of work today I'm going to get some chicken with skin and eat it all . I need to make up for lost time because of not eating a lot of protein
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    12. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic I Feel Like Dr. House Detoxing From Vicodin :(   

      Thanks Cathey! Irish Heart is the best. We actually live quite close, so it's nice to have someone near me that I can talk to. I'm hoping soon this will all pass and I know it takes time. I just happen to want the time to go by so I can feel better now . I'm going to start carrying fruits, veggies and little snacks with me so I don't get too hungry or to the point I did last night. I never want to get back to that low again!
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    13. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic Things People Say To Celiacs   

      That's like my dad telling me I can eat crackers instead of bread. Since he's trying to eat less bread, he's been having low fat crackers or something. People just don't get it. Or they think you are just on a fad diet. I feel like only people that have Celiac get it.
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    14. Meggielynn13 added a post in a topic I Feel Like Dr. House Detoxing From Vicodin :(   

      I just emailed you about 10 seconds ago . I knew you were gonna reply to this though.
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    15. Meggielynn13 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      I Feel Like Dr. House Detoxing From Vicodin :(
      I just started my journey 5 days ago and I feel like House when he's detoxing from vicodin. Nothing is making me feel better. I eat and I'm so tired because I haven't been eating nearly as much junk(bread,pasta,cookies,cake etc). I then take a nap for a little while, wake up and I'm starving and nothing gets rid of it. I've been eating fruit, veggies, rice, meat, salads, soup and anything else that is not processed Gluten Free foods. I did buy some of that stuff but at this point I know I'm better off not eating it because processed foods aren't that good for you and they probably don't taste as good as my favorites .

      I know its only been 5 days but I had a break down last night, I knew it was coming it was just a matter of when and where. I was shopping in walmart and I was so hungry that I couldn't see straight or think. All of the labels on the packages were blurry and couldn't even figure out what I wanted to eat because I was so hungry. My dad went with me and was like well why don't you eat these crackers, you said you just can't have bread right? UGH. That is another reason why I lost it last night. People just don't get it. I was so happy when I found out I came up positive on the DGP IgA test but now that I actually need to follow through with this lifestyle change I feel like I can't. I feel like it's a little soon for this to hit me but who knows, I guess it can happen at anytime. On top of it all I have bronchitis and I can't hear out of either of my ears so I'm going back and forth between fevers and chills from being sick and not being able to eat my yummy comfort food. I know this will pass but I am at a loss for what to do as I am a 24 year old who works full time and is taking 6 classes (18 credits) in school and trying to get into the Disney College Program. Hopefully some day I'll be okay but right now I'm lost and alone
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