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#1 anna34

 
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:01 PM

I'm still suffering after turkey dinner on Easter.  My in-laws stuffed the turkey (with gluten of course) and I took a risk and ate some that my husband carved off the top with a clean knife.  Bad idea right?  The gluten would be in the juices?  If they basted it, for sure the top would be covered in gluten.  If it wasn't basted, it could still seep through right?


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

we ate a frozen turkey a few weeks ago. only salt and pepper on it. My husband started feeling weird right away. my daughter- age 10- had brain fog all night and could not add or subtract simple problems. then husband had full blown gluten symptoms. lasted for 3 days!! it was awful. I called the store and the plain frozen turkey had gluten in it.  so...gluten could have been in the actual turkey for you, not the stuffing!


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

I'm still suffering after turkey dinner on Easter.  My in-laws stuffed the turkey (with gluten of course) and I took a risk and ate some that my husband carved off the top with a clean knife.  Bad idea right?  The gluten would be in the juices?  If they basted it, for sure the top would be covered in gluten.  If it wasn't basted, it could still seep through right?

Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes.   Anna you scored 100%!   But...it's a learning process.  We all make mistakes. 

 

One Thanksgiving, I brought my own cooked cornish hen.  Everyone else enjoyed the stuffed Turkey, but I had my own "mini-me".  The kids loved it!

 

We have all been in your shoes, but I hope you feel better soon.  :)

 

Edit:  And there are no silly questions here :rolleyes:


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

we ate a frozen turkey a few weeks ago. only salt and pepper on it. My husband started feeling weird right away. my daughter- age 10- had brain fog all night and could not add or subtract simple problems. then husband had full blown gluten symptoms. lasted for 3 days!! it was awful. I called the store and the plain frozen turkey had gluten in it.  so...gluten could have been in the actual turkey for you, not the stuffing!

I have NEVER met an unstuffed Turkey that contained gluten.  What brand was it? What store was it?

 

Perhaps you were mistaken as to your husbands source of gluten.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:05 PM

Yes Anna you scored 100%!   But...it a learning process.  We all make mistakes. 
 
One Thanksgiving, I brought my own cooked cornish hen.  Everyone else enjoyed the stuffed Turkey, but I had my own "mini-me".  The kids loved it!
 
We have all been in your shoes, but I hope you feel better soon.  :)

  

I have NEVER met an unstuffed Turkey that contained gluten.  What brand was it? What store was it?
 
Perhaps you were mistaken as to your husbands source of gluten.


Yep! And Yep!

Never eat a stuffed with gluten turkey and never saw a plain frozen turkey with gluten. A few of them have a gravy packet, I have heard, but it is sealed and you would just throw it out.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:51 PM

I think they sometimes inject a gluten water mix to give you a nice moist product.  Beware.

 

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

I think they sometimes inject a gluten water mix to give you a nice moist product.  Beware.
 
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Never seen one in the US.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:36 AM

I think they sometimes inject a gluten water mix to give you a nice moist product.  Beware.

 

Diana

I have never seen an unstuffed turkey that contained gluten of any form.  Why don't you contact the producers of Perdue or Jenny-O (for example) and get back with us about your theory?


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

I'm  with Lisa  never in the  US  seen  gluten  in  an unstuffed  turkey. Now  sometimes  a  separate  flavor  pack is  enclosed--- DO  NOT  USE  IT...


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

Thanks for all the replies.  I've learned my lesson.  No more being polite when the in-laws "forget" that I have Celiac.  They can watch me eat steamed veggies at Christmas!   :rolleyes:

 

On a positive note, the gluten-free carrot cake I made for dessert turned out great!


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

Thanks for all the replies.  I've learned my lesson.  No more being polite when the in-laws "forget" that I have Celiac.  They can watch me eat steamed veggies at Christmas!   :rolleyes:

 

On a positive note, the gluten-free carrot cake I made for dessert turned out great!

 

 

I wouldn't eat anything they prepared.  They have no understanding of Cc.  They might wash and drain the veggies in the colander they have used for 5 years for gluten pasta.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:23 PM

I have NEVER met an unstuffed Turkey that contained gluten. What brand was it? What store was it?

Perhaps you were mistaken as to your husbands source of gluten.

I thought birds were not safe because they were pumped full of brining solution that contains additives that contain gluten. I need to look up what is safe
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

Welcome Night Owl!

 

You have been reading some bad press on gluten-free my friend.

 

Here is what I know == and has been tested with the 6 gluten-free members of my family.

 

Fresh meat never contains gluten -- there are a few brands of pork that add some minor preservatives --- none of which contain gluten.

 

So...when in doubt....buy fresh....this doesn't mean expensive....I often buy very expensive cuts of meat at a discount because they need to be eaten or FROZEN within a day or two....I never wait...those go in the freeze.

 

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