Hi All --
First off, thank you all for your information and support. I appreciate it.
Since it is pretty evident my stepdaughter has celiac disease, it looks like we will be going gluten free sometime in the next week or so. We are only waiting for her biopsy to be performed on Monday.
I need tips on getting any contamination out of the home. I have decided that we are all going to go gluten-free since I can't afford separate dishes and foods for everyone, with the exception of packaged lunches for the toddler, who is underweight and a picky eater and I don't want to eliminate anything from his diet. I plan to keep his gluteny foods sealed in a bin in the basement, away from the kitchen.
Now, I know I likely need to get rid of my wooden spoons and cutting boards. I plan to run all the dishes through the dishwasher - will that be sufficient to decontaminate?
Also, I will clean out all the cupboards of gluten foods and wipe them out with lysol or bleach. Same for the fridge and freezer. Clean the stove and oven out well, and the microwave.
I downloaded the nxtNutrio app on my phone and hopefully it will help guide me with some grocery shopping. Honestly though, with the exception of gluten-free bread and pasta, I don't much plan to buy things that are specially made gluten-free. I'll buy fruits, veggies, dairy and meats. I don't agree with buying a bunch of pre-prepared, pre-packaged gluten-free junk foods.
So I guess I need suggestions for staples I'll need (flours? seasonings? things you frequently need to do substitutions?), and if there is anything further I need to clean/decontaminate that I might be missing.
I appreciate your help. Thanks.