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    1. azmom added a post in a topic Tacos   

      Don't know if is this is any good, but my mom just gave me a recipe for taco mix that you can keep on hand. You could add/subtract to your liking. Haven't had a chance to try it yet, but here goes:

      8 tsp dried minced onion
      2 T chili powder
      2 tsp cornstarch
      2 tsp garlic powder
      2 tsp ground cumin
      1 tsp dried oregano
      1/4 tsp cayenne powder

      Mix it up and store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year.

      Hope it's good!
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    2. azmom added a post in a topic Help! Looking For Kinnikinik!   

      I believe all of Kinnickinnick stuff is gluten free, which means it must be wheat free.

      My husband loves the cheese tapioca rice bread, the chocolate glazed donuts, and the k-toos cookies (like oreos). I also keep the graham cracker crumbs and the chocolate cookie crumbs on hand for making pies and cheesecakes. They are just as good as glutenous ones!
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    3. azmom added a post in a topic Deli Meat   

      We like Hormel Natural Choice because it doesn't have nitrates in it. Nitrates tend to give us headaches.
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    4. azmom added a post in a topic Scottsdale, Arizona   

      Remember that it's pretty hot here this time of year. If you are planning to do anything outside, make it as early as possible in the day. (It was 110 in Phx the other day. ) Sedona is worth the drive and will be cooler. I highly recommend Slide Rock Park, but make sure you do it during the week as there are generally lines to get in on the weekends.

      If you are a bargain shopper, check out Last Chance (I think it's on Camelback). It's the closeout store for Nordstrom''s sort of an interesting experience...

      And by all means, make sure you hit Picazzo's at least once..if not several times. Their pizza is awesome as is their flat bread w/ hummus.

      Have fun and drink lots of water!!
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    5. azmom added a post in a topic Graham Wafer Crumbs?   

      I second the vote for the Kinnikinnick graham crumbs..they are just as good as the regular ones. Their Chocolate Cookie crumbs are also delicious to use as pie crust.
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    6. azmom added a post in a topic Glutino Products   

      Here are some things that my family enjoys..and not all of us eat gluten free.

      Pamela's pancake mix, Dowd & Rogers cake mixes, Tinkyada pasta, Amy's rice Mac & Cheese, Amy's cheese enchiladas, Ian's gluten-free Chicken Nuggets and fish sticks.

      Hope this helps.
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    7. azmom added a post in a topic Trader Joe's   

      We love the waffles, flaxseed tortilla chips, sweet potato chips, brown rice tortillas, and peanut butter. Recently, my TJs started carrying gluten free pancakes (in freezer section) that DH says are awesome. (I didn't get a chance to taste them, cuz he snarfed them all in 2 days!!)
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    8. azmom added a post in a topic 40th B-day Gag Gift Ideas/poems?   

      How about a sympathy card that "mourns the passing of your youth". (I can say that, cuz I'm over 40!)
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    9. azmom added a post in a topic Cheek Swab Testing   

      Sorry I don't have any advice for you, but I also am curious how others will answer. My husband has celiac and I suspect my son does. Would like to get both of my children tested, but don't want to put either one thru the endoscopy. But, on the other hand, I am concerned about the validity of the cheek swab and the Enterolab testing. They are both relatively new and, as far as I can see, have not been scientifically proven. Even the blood tests are not a fool proof method, so what's a mom to do?

      Good Luck!
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    10. azmom added a post in a topic Calling All Gluten Free "chefs"   

      Use the cookie crumbs just like you would normal cookie crumbs. Also try their gluten-free graham cracker crumbs. Everyone in my family loves them both. For an easy dessert, just make your crust, fill w/ chocolate pudding and top w/ whip cream.

      Boy, I'm getting hungry....gotta go!
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    11. azmom added a post in a topic Gluten Free Tucson Restaurants   


      It's La Parilla Suiza...we haven't eaten there, but my husband (the celiac) generally will eat at any mexican place (and there are lots of them around here!) He just makes sure he gets corn tortillas and asks about gluten if there are any sauces used. We just ate at Habaneros today...was awesome! Fish tacos were the best ever!

      Keep in mind that he is no where near as cautious as many celiacs...he does not worry about cross contamination.

      Carrabbas, PF Changs, and Outback also have gluten free menus. As for grocery stores, you can also visit Sprouts or Wild Oats. Not sure on a farmers market.

      If you are concerned, you could check out their website and send them an email.

      By the way, also be careful that the chips served with salsa are corn ..some restaurants use flour.
      Good luck!
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    12. azmom added a post in a topic Carrabba's   

      You should call the manager and inform him of the situation. You don't need to "complain", but "inform" him/her in a nice way. This is especially important because if they are going to offer a gluten free menu, they are leading you to believe that it will be served gluten free. They need to know that their staff is not providing what they are selling. You will be doing them, as well as anyone else who is gluten intolerant, a big favor. Any professional manager will be glad you informed them.
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    13. azmom added a post in a topic Chicken Nuggets/tenders   

      I use crushed corn flakes or crushed cheesy rice crackers. Sometimes, I dip the chicken strips in ranch dressing, then roll in corn flakes or cracker crumbs and bake. (Or I cheat and buy Ian's gluten-free nuggets!)
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    14. azmom added a post in a topic Hoodia   

      I read somewhere that Pfizer had bought the rights to it, but upon further research discovered it may cause liver damage, so they didn't do anything w/ the rights. Be careful... Do a search of "hoodia side effects".
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    15. azmom added a post in a topic Bob's Red Mill Products And Msg   

      Check out this link

      It says to not ask about MSG, but instead to ask about "free glutamic acid" (see page 2 on link). It also mentions how you can report companies to the FDA if their labeling is incorrect.
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