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I Have Much To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving. Help Me Celebrate!
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After having been low iodine for what seems like a lifetime in order to keep the dh rash from eating me/us alive, I am overjoyed to say that both my husband & I are eating iodine without incident! We began the iodine experiment slowly & cautiously on September 10th of this year. We have a whole egg every morning, in fact, this morning my hubs had two! We have cheese, ohhhhhhh that lovely flavor of cheese.... longhorn cheddar, sharp cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, swiss. Milk, milk for sake of itself, milk in things, milk chocolate (we may die from Raisinette overdose! LOL!), sour cream, chicken parmesan with the cheese, pizza, butter. Tonight we had baked potatoes halved & loaded with butter & sharp cheddar. Cheese in salads! The list goes on. We're no longer afraid of anything dairy because of the iodine content. You ought to see next weeks grocery list. Cream cheese, cottage cheese & more. I can finally have one of my favorite comfort foods ~~~~ cream of potato soup. 

Being gluten free was one thing & we have dealt with that very well. Not a big deal. But not being able to have dairy or turnip greens, spinach, asparagus, lima beans or other high iodine beans, whole eggs was torture. It seemed that every time we turned around we couldn't eat this or that or make this or that because of the iodine. I would find wonderful gluten-free recipes online or given to me by friends & there was always that big moment of letdown when it contained high iodine foods.

Yes, we still both have rash but it has been no worse since we reintroduced iodine.

It won't be long before we try adding back seafood.

But for now we are celebrating like crazy!!!!!!!! We truly have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. :D

 

 

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So glad that you are healing so well and are able to include a few more tasty goodies in your diet. I love to hear this! :wub:

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After having been low iodine for what seems like a lifetime in order to keep the dh rash from eating me/us alive, I am overjoyed to say that both my husband & I are eating iodine without incident! We began the iodine experiment slowly & cautiously on September 10th of this year. We have a whole egg every morning, in fact, this morning my hubs had two! We have cheese, ohhhhhhh that lovely flavor of cheese.... longhorn cheddar, sharp cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, swiss. Milk, milk for sake of itself, milk in things, milk chocolate (we may die from Raisinette overdose! LOL!), sour cream, chicken parmesan with the cheese, pizza, butter. Tonight we had baked potatoes halved & loaded with butter & sharp cheddar. Cheese in salads! The list goes on. We're no longer afraid of anything dairy because of the iodine content. You ought to see next weeks grocery list. Cream cheese, cottage cheese & more. I can finally have one of my favorite comfort foods ~~~~ cream of potato soup. 

Being gluten free was one thing & we have dealt with that very well. Not a big deal. But not being able to have dairy or turnip greens, spinach, asparagus, lima beans or other high iodine beans, whole eggs was torture. It seemed that every time we turned around we couldn't eat this or that or make this or that because of the iodine. I would find wonderful gluten-free recipes online or given to me by friends & there was always that big moment of letdown when it contained high iodine foods.

Yes, we still both have rash but it has been no worse since we reintroduced iodine.

It won't be long before we try adding back seafood.

But for now we are celebrating like crazy!!!!!!!! We truly have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. :D

 

Wow Squirms,  you sooooooooooooooooo deserve to have those foods back.  I will think of you today when I have my spinach salad for lunch !  We are all blessed and have much to be thankful for :D

 

Colleen

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Wow Squirms,  you sooooooooooooooooo deserve to have those foods back.  I will think of you today when I have my spinach salad for lunch !  We are all blessed and have much to be thankful for :D

 

Colleen

You are right on all counts Colleen! You have conquered cancer & hubs & I have an entire food group back AND more! I just can't wait to find some fresh asparagus!!!! Hubs calls it a vile weed but I say yummy, yummy in my tummy. :) And baked rice pudding here I come! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am always happy to hear my friends are enjoying better health, reintroducing foods without adverse reactions and

in general, enjoying life as they so richly deserve! So whooooohoooo!

 

There was a time when I could barely eat anything, my GI tract was a such a burning, churning mess and then, the histamine intolerance made 

me so unhappy, but all that is reasonably under control now. I had shellfish last week and I'm ok! whew! 

 

Healed gut = happy campers enjoying simple pleasures!

Happy Thanksgiving. xx  Mangia & bon appetite!

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So glad that you are healing so well and are able to include a few more tasty goodies in your diet. I love to hear this! :wub:

You'll get there Abbs! There is light at the end of the tunnel & I can see it! One day we will both be on the other side of this bitch called dh & dancing in the rain. :)

 

I am always happy to hear my friends are enjoying better health, reintroducing foods without adverse reactions and

in general, enjoying life as they so richly deserve! So whooooohoooo!

 

There was a time when I could barely eat anything, my GI tract was a such a burning, churning mess and then, the histamine intolerance made 

me so unhappy, but all that is reasonably under control now. I had shellfish last week and I'm ok! whew! 

 

Healed gut = happy campers enjoying simple pleasures!

Happy Thanksgiving. xx  Mangia & bon appetite!

 

Thanks IH! :D

Bully for you having shellfish! Yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hmmmm...... do I see oysters in your stuffing?

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Thanks IH! :D

Bully for you having shellfish! Yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hmmmm...... do I see oysters in your stuffing?

 

actually, no. :D

I know--you would think a New England Yankee like me would do that, but I am a purist. I only like apple and sage stuffing.

But yes, I love oysters. Oysters rockefeller. oh boy. (holy smokes, I just drooled a little.........)

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:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Congratulations!  

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Hip Hip Hooray!

 

This is fantastic news and I am thrilled to join in your joy :)

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Thank you both! :)

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that is so wonderful! I miss dairy! I can't wait to eat cheese again, too. Enjoy it for me too!

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Thank you! And now I feel bad that you can't have dairy. :( It sucks doesn't it? You'll get there too though. Just hang in there & you'll get there. It's funny how when you haven't had something in a long, long time, you tend to OD on it. I'm putting cheese on things I never put cheese on in my entire life. LOL! I can't seem to get enough of it. My bones are thanking me though for the "calciyum". :D

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Yeah... I crave greek yogurt and sharp cheddar cheese! I miss them so much!! But don't feel bad for me. Enjoy your food, you deserve it! I will get there one day, too. :) 

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This time next year or before & you will be eating greek yogurt & sharp cheddar Jamie. And having pumpkin pie too.

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I am SO SO SO glad to hear this!!!!! You have been through so much, and you have helped so many people here. YIPPEEEE!! I am doing the happy dance for you!!!!

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This time next year or before & you will be eating greek yogurt & sharp cheddar Jamie. And having pumpkin pie too.

 

I made a dairy free pumpkin pie this Saturday! It was delicious. I made it using coconut milk! I used some ground flax and whole oats as the binding agent. My crust was made from almond meal. It totally worked. Silver lining!! :D

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Thanks Barty!!!!

 

Jamie! That sounds amazing! Yum! Mind sharing the crust recipe? I have some almond meal just waiting for me to do something with it.

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Thanks Barty!!!!

 

Jamie! That sounds amazing! Yum! Mind sharing the crust recipe? I have some almond meal just waiting for me to do something with it.

 

The almond meal pie crust:

 

1.5 cups of almond meal

3 tbsp butter

3 tbsp sugar (or sugar subst)

 

Melt butter and mix with almond meal and sugar and then press into the pie pan. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes (or until the crust starts to brown)

 

for the pie recipe I got it from this site:

 

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2013/11/04/healthy-pumpkin-pie-recipe/

 

I made it with brown sugar - not the coconut sugar or stevia. Came out great. The only thing is you really don't want to pull it out of the oven because it jiggles so much but it has to refrigerate and set. I let mine refrigerate over night and the texture was great!

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Thanks so much! I can make the pie part regular since I can have dairy now but until you shared this I was just planning on having it crustless. This crust recipe sure seems easy peesy! Thanks! Yummy!

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Thanks so much! I can make the pie part regular since I can have dairy now but until you shared this I was just planning on having it crustless. This crust recipe sure seems easy peesy! Thanks! Yummy!

Oh it is sooooo easy!! And you could easily spice it up too and add cinnamon, etc to make it more festive! I made this crust before I went gluten-free too because it's lower carb. My boyfriend (a gluten eater) prefers it to the traditional graham cracker crusts or the flakey pie crusts. Enjoy!

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