Gluten Free Kitchen
Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:23 PM
Posted 04 May 2005 - 03:30 AM
I just read the Gluten Free Bible. The author says that if you live in a house with those who eat wheat that you have to get different utinsels. I didn't think about this issue but have been breaking out in DH even though I'm being very careful with my diet. Does this mean that wheat can get into silverware and things like that even after it's been washed? Has anyone had this experience with roomates and what did you do about it? thank you in advance.
Not true. Just wash it well and you'll be fine. Oh, God. The minute I saw Gluten Free Bible I went nearly panicked . There have been rantings at Delphi on the inaccuracy of the book. First, Jax doesn't research carefully: she says that Cheetos and Tootsie Rolls aren't gluten-free--they both are. She has so many inaccuracies, suggesting that you eat something just so you don't offend your host, regardless of whether it contains gluten and suggesting that you take the wheat communion, hold onto it, and later feed it to the birds. She is more aware of contamination in this book than in the last, but I still wouldn't trust the book farther than I can throw it . She still mentions removing the contents of a "normal" sandwich and putting it between two slices of gluten free bread and eating it -- if you are not "too sensitive."
TO OTHER READERS: Don't purchase that book!!! I highly recommend, instead, Wheat Free Worry Free by Danna Korn (the true gluten-free Bible) or Shelly Case's celiac book. Jax is too inaccurate. I apologize for this rant, but it's scary that such inaccuracies are out there.
Here is the review section at Amazon. It's basically a war between the newbies who like the writing style and assume the info. is correct and the old-timers who are warring against it:
Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:17 AM
have to get different utinsels
Things that are poreous such as wooden spoons DO need to be replaced or only used on gluten free or gluten full foods. They can trap nasty things in them and make you sick.
Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!
Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:39 PM
Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:57 PM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 12:25 PM
You may find there won't be a lot of gluten around besides store-bought breadstuffs if you are doing the cooking
Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:14 PM
Posted 07 May 2005 - 06:05 PM
I'd like to push back a little on your last statement... How do you know this? Has there been a study on it? Is there any proof? How do you/they/whoever know that a wooden spoon - washed and washed - still retains gluten and causes harm?
I've read posts on this topic which advocated virtually replacing everything in the kitchen. I don't believe this is practical advice. It is entirly possible to clean up most if not all of your kitchen.
Posted 07 May 2005 - 06:12 PM
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 05:16 AM
Posted 08 May 2005 - 06:31 AM
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 09:59 AM
9 yrs gluten-free
...also DH, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, osteopenia, hypothyroid...
After almost 10 years, I am doing soooo much better!
Posted 09 May 2005 - 07:09 AM
Just my questions and two cents
gluten-free just recently. Found out about Celiacs and sounds like me. Bloat and pain when eat wheat and some other unidentified foods. Went on Atkins diet for 1.5 years and no symptoms. Went off diet and ouch owie agony pain. Test negative, know positive.
Posted 09 May 2005 - 07:13 AM
Ideally, a good dishwasher will leave nothing behind - maybe clean water in an upturned container. If you're getting stuff left behind, you may want to 1) check the detergent you're using, 2) make sure there's no food particles going INTO the dishwasher, 3) check that the dishwasher doesn't need repair. (We've been dealing with this issue ourselves.)
When you wash dishes in a dishwasher (you know when a glass or plastic container gets turned upside down you get all that gritty junk inside) are you cross contaminating all your dishes?
Then, would all restaraunts be off limits because no way in h#%& would they wash your dishes seperately.
As for a restaurant.... they don't use automatic dishwashers. Every restaurant I have been inside the kitchen of (and it's a few) washes dishes by hand. They have to be air dried, as well, from what I understand, for health reasons. (Drying with a towel can be problematic - studies have show that the towels, which stay damp when you use them so often, grow bacteria and mold fairly quickly.
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