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#1 BlessedMommy

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:12 PM

With a mixed kitchen, that is! LOL!

 

I'm so tired of worrying about getting cross contaminated at home. I just want one safe haven in the universe where I don't have to worry and can be safe and comfortable. I want some time in my life where I don't have to think about gluten so much!

 

Any tips for making my kitchen exclusively gluten-free? We didn't use a lot of gluten in my kitchen to begin with as most of our family meals are gluten-free.

 

My toaster & waffle iron have never made any gluten containing food, so they're good. I put my cast iron pan in the oven for the self clean cycle and then reseasoned it, so that should be good now. I don't think that I've ever blended anything with gluten in my blender. I'm thinking that maybe I should dispense with my non stick pot, since that's a porous surface and replace it with a stainless steel pot.

 

I'm thinking that I'll talk to hubby about replacing wooden spoons and plastic spatulas with metal stuff. Then giving everything a thorough scrub down! I've trained my husband not to double dip in condiments, so all condiments should be safe.

 

The main area where I was using gluten was to make hubby's lunches. (regular bread for sandwiches) I think that I'm going to try alternatives like sending him hot meals in a crockpot, or sending a rice cooker to work with him to plug in and make spanish rice.

 

Any other recommendations of good spouse lunches?


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My gluten challenge ended February 13, 2010 in the ER (neurological problems diagnosed as TIA after days of severe and chronic headaches)

Gluten free for life since 2/14/2010 since walking and talking are higher priorities for me than a diagnosis :P

 

I am currently working on getting a diagnosis for my kids' issues and thriving on my gluten free, dairy free, low sugar vegetarian diet. Learning more each year and excited about continuing good health!  :)

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:19 PM

Have you seen the little lunch crockpots? Does he have a fridge and microwave at work? He could take left- overs. He could take salads with meat and cheese. Pasta. Peanut butter and crackers and celery. Cheese, crackers and fruit. Really anything.



http://www.crock-pot...nch?src=C4CEORG.

I have seen them at Walmart and Target a little cheaper. They work very well if you don't have a microwave. They aren't for cooking - just re- heating.
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#3 BlessedMommy

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

Oh, one other question, does anybody know what I should do to sterilize an enamel coated stock pot? The style is similar to this one. https://www.google.c...2FN-4f5;178;178


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My gluten challenge ended February 13, 2010 in the ER (neurological problems diagnosed as TIA after days of severe and chronic headaches)

Gluten free for life since 2/14/2010 since walking and talking are higher priorities for me than a diagnosis :P

 

I am currently working on getting a diagnosis for my kids' issues and thriving on my gluten free, dairy free, low sugar vegetarian diet. Learning more each year and excited about continuing good health!  :)

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

Oh, one other question, does anybody know what I should do to sterilize an enamel coated stock pot? The style is similar to this one. https://www.google.c..._/N-4f5;178;178



You should be able to just wash it well. The one I have has a very smooth surface, inside and out. It doesn't have a bunch of crevices that are hard to clean. If you had boiled pasta in it, you may need to scrub extra. Maybe boil water a few times? I find vinegar " melts" sticky flour so it can be washed away.
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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:35 PM

Thanks! I'm relieved that I don't have to get rid of it. I'll give it a good scrub down with some vinegar.


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~Ruth

My gluten challenge ended February 13, 2010 in the ER (neurological problems diagnosed as TIA after days of severe and chronic headaches)

Gluten free for life since 2/14/2010 since walking and talking are higher priorities for me than a diagnosis :P

 

I am currently working on getting a diagnosis for my kids' issues and thriving on my gluten free, dairy free, low sugar vegetarian diet. Learning more each year and excited about continuing good health!  :)

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:38 PM

I think that I'm going to keep my metal colander too and just make sure that it's cleaned well. I don't even remember the last time that I ever made normal pasta in our kitchen. Hubby always eats the gluten-free stuff.


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~Ruth

My gluten challenge ended February 13, 2010 in the ER (neurological problems diagnosed as TIA after days of severe and chronic headaches)

Gluten free for life since 2/14/2010 since walking and talking are higher priorities for me than a diagnosis :P

 

I am currently working on getting a diagnosis for my kids' issues and thriving on my gluten free, dairy free, low sugar vegetarian diet. Learning more each year and excited about continuing good health!  :)

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:44 PM

I think that I'm going to keep my metal colander too and just make sure that it's cleaned well. I don't even remember the last time that I ever made normal pasta in our kitchen. Hubby always eats the gluten-free stuff.


I think metal ones clean better than plastic.
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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:57 PM

I have one of these, and they are awesome!!  It is great that I don't have to worry about using a microwave at work where people use it and don't clean up their messes  :angry:   I started making soup once a week since New Year's and then I take it in this little container heat it up and I have a safe, nutritious meal.

 

This week's soup was a kale, onion, potato and leek mix.  Lots of Vitamin K :)

 

http://www.crock-pot...nch?src=C4CEORG.

I have seen them at Walmart and Target a little cheaper. They work very well if you don't have a microwave. They aren't for cooking - just re- heating.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:06 AM

Oh man, I think I need one of those little guys. I hate having to use the microwave at work every day.

 

If you hubby wants anything gluteny to eat in the first place, he should be the one making it and cleaning up, not you. Just sayin.

 

Good luck with your gluten-free kitchen!


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:32 AM

most work places have rules about testing any electrical items before use.....


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:44 AM

If you clean with vinegar, I suggest you don't use one made with wheat!


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:58 AM

If you clean with vinegar, I suggest you don't use one made with wheat!


Most vinegar is made with corn or apples. Malt vinegar contains barley but you wouldn't clean with that.
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