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    1. Gwendolene added a topic in Gluten-Free Ingredients & Food Labeling Issues   

      Rum And Sugar Cane Allergy
      Ok, so this isn't directly related to gluten, but I wasn't sure where else to ask (turned up empty on google and at my allergists).

      After going gluten-free, I was still feeling sick so I got tested for other allergies and came up positive for a non-life threatening allergy to sugar cane.

      Rum is made from sugar cane, so I've been avoiding it, but then I got to thinking...

      Wiskey is made from barley, but is distilled so is therefore safe for us to drink.
      Beer is not distilled, so it is not safe to drink.

      Since rum is distilled shouldn't it be safe for me to put in my rum cake??

      Yoho Ho and a bottle of rum
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    2. Gwendolene added a post in a topic Croissants   

      Sweet!!!! Thanks!!

      Do you know if there is a way to make this work dairy-free or would that be pushing the envelope a little too far?
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    3. Gwendolene added a post in a topic Any Suggestions On Cookbooks?   

      Has anyone tried the croissant recipe? Would it be worth buying the book for?
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    4. Gwendolene added a post in a topic Communion   

      Sorry it took me so long to reply back, I've been having technical difficulties. Thanks for all your support! Actually, I was playing phone tag with my pastor for a few weeks, but never actually said anything about gluten yet. Then I came to church and he announced they had gluten-free wafers now. I cried. It was like a mini-miracle. God knew exactly what I needed
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    5. Gwendolene added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      I am wondering what you do for protestant communion (I would still like to partake). I am also allergic to eggs, dairy products and sugar.

      Are some denominations more understanding than others? I come from a Lutheran background, but am unsure how to handle this...
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    6. Gwendolene added a post in a topic gluten-free & Soy Free Chocolate Bars And Donuts?   

      Thank you so much for the replies, I will try those!
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    7. Gwendolene added a post in a topic Hot Chocolate   

      I highly recomend Dagoba hot chocolate. And if you've ever seen the movie Chocolat then you HAVE to try the xchocolatl flavor! The best thing is there is no dairy added!
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    8. Gwendolene added a post in a topic M & M's   

      My cousin got me hooked on pirate pearls (aka white choc M&Ms). They are sooo good!! But now I've found out I can't eat soy
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    9. Gwendolene added a post in a topic Gluten Free/soy Free Chocolate   

      The following products from Dagoba Chocolate Co. are soy free:

      Conacado bar
      Chocodrops 73%
      hot chocolates (the xcocolatl is amazing)
      cacao powder

      All of their products are gluten-free, but the rest of their chocolate bars and drops have about 0.05% soy lecithin.

      Hope this helps
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    10. Gwendolene added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      gluten-free & Soy Free Chocolate Bars And Donuts?
      Hi after a considerable amount of trial and error I think I've finally found my secondary sensitivity - soy.

      The only thing is all my favorite gluten-free foods seem to contain soy as well

      The two snack foods I really can't see myself living without are chocolate bars and doughnuts. I know that Dagoba Conacado bars are gluten-free, soy free but I've never been much for chocolate bars that are only chocolate; I'm more of an O Henry girl! lol!

      Any suggestions??
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    11. Gwendolene added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Glutened Myself Now What?
      Ok, so I've been gluten-free since July 22 last year (my biopsy came back negative but I went gluten-free anyway), but around February I start feeling occasionally glutened for no reason (Wheat is not allowed in my house and I can't afford to eat out or even buy many processed foods). So then I began to think, "The biopsy was negative so maybe it was never gluten to begin with..." And so in the name of science I STUPIDLY glutened myself on June 1st. It was only supposed to be one donut, but once I started I couldn't stop until the symptoms hit 4 days later. So I went back on gluten-free. A week later I was glutened at a restaurant while on vacation. The problem is I am still abnormally overweight (I only weigh this much when I've been glutened, even when I'm eating gluten-free junk foods and not working out!)

      Have I done permenent damage to myself?? When will things get back to normal??
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    12. Gwendolene added a post in a topic gluten-free Restaurants In Portland Oregon   

      Do NOT eat at Queen of Shebas! I told the waitress I was severely allegric to wheat and asked what I could eat safely. She told me "Anything but the bread." Needless to say I was quite pleased with the selection and placed my order reiterating several times I could not eat the bread, to which she said, that's alright you can eat the food off the plate with a fork instead of using the bread to sop it up."

      Sounds like she has a pretty firm grasp on the sitch right? HA! The plate comes out piled with food on top of the bread!! They told me to pick off the top! *!@#!!!!!*
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    13. Gwendolene added a post in a topic Do Any Of You Make A gluten-free Malaysian Curry Puff?   

      I thought of that too, but I just don't think it would be thick enough to hold such heavy ingredients (chicken & potatoes).
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    14. Gwendolene added a post in a topic gluten-free Restaurants In Portland Oregon   

      Has anyone tried Jarra's Ethiopian restuarant (or any others for that matter?) I head somewhere that traditional Ethiopian food tends to be low on gluten...
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    15. Gwendolene added a post in a topic Do Any Of You Make A gluten-free Malaysian Curry Puff?   

      Well, the recipe I use is a bit too involved to type out at the moment, so here's a link with some background info and a simpler version (there are many kinds). Haven't tried this one yet but it looks good (and authentic)!
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