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#31 VegasCeliacBuckeye

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 11:02 AM

You couldn't pay me to eat a rice cake....not a chance....they are awful!

The beer thing will be remedied this year. Bards beer will soon be available nationwide (I am going back to Ohio this weekend and it is available there!!! HOORAY).

Folks with celiac disease or GI have to accept the fact that their diet is a benefit and an inconvienence. It all comes down to preparation and education.

I HATE going to pizza parlors with my friends, but I do it as my friends crave good pizza. The solution I made was to eat pizza before I go to a parlor, etc, etc.

Bring a backpack to the fair -- I prefer that compared to a bag/pail/fanny pack/etc.

The gluten-free world is changing and becoming more accomodating...be patient my friends and help educate the world about our plight...I really beleive it is possible to educate a new restautant/manager about celiac every day, the more this occurs, the easier our life gets.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 11:11 AM

Anyway, I think it's healthy to voice frustration. I don't miss the person I was before, but I sure do miss Mexican food, especially chili rellenos, like you wouldn't believe! 


Stephanie--I like how you put that--don't miss the person, but miss the foods...

Abby--You know I got your back girl :)

I have been used to a restricted diet for years, due to "IBS", so it was less of a shock to me than some. And I like to cook, which helps, so if I am eating at home, its not an issue, and not really a hardship for me. But, going out, being with friends, that is the hard part. We had 3 cookouts this weekend--at least I could eat my own dish !

Quick story: My best friend wanted to be thoughtful and bake me a gluten free surprise for one of the cookouts this weekend. After she told me I kept thinking about it and thinking of how she can be very impulsive, and not real detail-oriented. I started to worry and think the gluten-free surprise would most likely be contaminated. The funny part is she called me the next morning and had made gluten-free chocolate brownies--but had forgotten I can't eat chocolate ! So, I was off the hook this time ! :lol:
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#33 mytummyhurts

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 11:55 AM

I'm sorry people! I way overreacted to this. I easily misread people's intentions and now realize that things were not intended the way I read them. I'm sorry and I'm moving on now. :D

Jen - your story about your friend is funny. I went over to my best friend's house this past weekend for the first time since going gluten-free and she was going to make me a "glutton" (our joke) free meal. When people tell you that you feel good that they are trying to help you, but at the same time you immediately think that they can't handle it. So, we got there and she was going to make a turkey that came pre-marinated in something and I read the pack and the dreaded ingredients "modified food starch" and "natural ingredients" were there. So that was out. Then desert was a low-cal ice cream with a chocolate sauce and the "natural ingredients" was, of course, present again. I probably would have been safe with those, but I didn't want to risk it as we were more than an hour away from home. They ended up making me my own burgers, so I was ok. I appreciate her trying. She even bought a quinoa rice-a-roni type thing just for me!
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 12:02 PM

Rant away Abby! Like I said it could be worse but darn it feels good to have someone to rant to who understands..really understands. Sorry you are new to cooking. It can be fun when you get the hang of it. My mom started me cooking as soon as I could walk..but sometimes after a hard day of work I just don't feel like it ! Cooking is hard work ( well really its the cleaning up I don't like!) Lucky my husband is so sweet he will cook for me after he has had a longer day then I have had. What a catch :D He is diabetic so we are on completley different diets. We often make two different versions of the same meal, or two different meals at the same time. (hence the dishes dislike) He is very careful about cross- contamination. He really does most of the cooking even though he eats at the chinese buffett across the street half the time. I think this disease is harder on him than it is on me! He also does most of the shopping and researchs what I can and can't have. He usually does not eat goodies in front of me. I think the sad puppy look on my face when he gets Crispy Creams was getting to him.

The trick for me is not to dwell on it, but to make sure I express what I am feeling about at the time. Get it out, discuss with people who understand what I am going through, and then find a new recipe that tastes better then the wheaty origional. If you don't learn to love cooking, and many people don't, you could do what I did and train the boyfriend/girlfriend/mate/roommate to cook...hehehehehe give them a gift certificate for cooking classes...send them to master chef school.....or at least make them watch the food channel or public tv cooking shows with you..ok I am kinda tounge in cheek here :lol:

I thank The Powers That Be everyday that I found the greatest Guy in the world and that he puts up with me ! I can't even think about how sucky going through this would have been without him. I think one of the reasons I don't mind the gluten-free thing so much is I hardly have to miss anything anymore. The final addition of edible bread was overcome last month when my mom found a bakery that makes fresh, TASTY, gluten-free products. Bread, cake, cookies, she stocks all the gluten-free microwaveable foods. (these are a good Idea too have around if you don't feel like cooking). Also I felt so bad for so long before I found out what was wrong with me the frustration from food denial and inconveinence is nothing compared to being sick and in pain all the time like I was.

I am real lucky to have so many people around me who understand what I am going through. Both my parents have celiac disease. My husband has more allergies than I do. My best friend just found out her husband and son have the gluten-free gene. I live in Dallas so I have lots of choices when eating out or buying food. If anyone is from the area let me know, I would love to find more people to hang with. Glad you guys are here to rant to occasionally though...my mom and dad always try and one-up me when we get on a whine. They can do it every time too ;) They did not get diagnoused till their eighties so the damge done is really bad. I wish I could get them to get on this board. I really think talking to other people would help them. They are deathly afraid of computers however.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 06:45 PM

Yeah! Allright, I'm still of mixed emotions, but I know that good things will come to those who are positive and can adhere to the diet they need, because then you won't get sick!

Thanks for sharing, and yes, we all need our days to vent.
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 07:07 PM

Mcalistrom - You are very lucky! I wish my husband would help, he even refuses to do the dishes if I cook. :angry:

Last night I attempted to make salmon with rice and the salmon came out too dry and I couldn't find the manual for the rice cooker, so I didn't put in enough water and the rice wasn't fluffy. My husband said, maybe I should start cooking. And I was like "yes! please do!" He's a lot better at it than I am. But then within a few minutes he had changed to saying we should cook together and I said "that sounds great, let's do that" but then he changed a few minutes later back to me cooking. <_< Well I guess he's going to be eating crap then! :lol:
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 07:32 PM

Abby-
I hear ya girl. My husband does like the grill, so I've got him grilling alot right now. However, I do 95% of the cooking...and he will clean up the dishes....2 days later ! Our kitchen is very small, so if we leave any dishes unwashed (no dishwasher either), I am left with like 2 square feet of counter space... or is it 1 square foot ?! And, I'm a bit of a neat freak, so dirty dishes drives me crazy ! :(

I'm sure you will get the hang of cooking soon. I think one of the best things is to develop a small repetoire of easy dishes, and mix and match--ie. pasta w/ or w/o veggies or meat, beans and rice with spices and w/ or w/o veggies or meats, yadda yadda....
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 07:37 PM

Husbands cook?? Do dishes???? Not in my house!! :angry: My husband is spoiled!!! He eats well -> with no work before, during or after! <_< Sigh...
Any of you single gals take note: train them right from the beginning!!! Hahaha! I've been married 21 years, and it is too late to change him now!
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 07:51 PM

Yay, yay, yay bash away at the poor husbands that are not here to defend themselves! :rolleyes: FYW, I do all the baking, dishes, and some of the cooking for my stay at home wife. :P :D
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 07:58 PM

Your a gem. That's okay my husband does most of the cooking too. I taught him everything he knows and now he thinks he a chef. We love our husbands who cook and gluten free too.
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 08:25 PM

I have always been the cook and my dad is an excellent cook. My ex couldn't cook to save her life and my mother.. Oops better not go there. :lol: . Lets just say there is a reason I learned to cook at an early age. :lol:
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 08:31 PM

Abby-
I hear ya girl.  My husband does like the grill, so I've got him grilling alot right now.  However, I do 95% of the cooking...and he will clean up the dishes....2 days later !  Our kitchen is very small, so if we leave any dishes unwashed (no dishwasher either), I am left with like 2 square feet of counter space... or is it 1 square foot ?!  And, I'm a bit of a neat freak, so dirty dishes drives me crazy !  :(

Sorry...more husband bashing. But he knows that I do it, so it's okay. :D

The few times my husband has done the dishes he loads the dishwasher so terribly that hardly any of the dishes actually come clean! I don't mind doing the dishes at all, I just wish he would help with the cooking because I hate that part!

My husband does cook on the BBQ, but all we've done so far is steaks and burgers and those aren't exactly the best for you. :P

For all you husbands that cook and help around the house, your wives are very lucky to have you!
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 08:36 PM

Wow Vincent ! I am impressed !

My husband is still "transitioning" from batchelor to hubby. I do most of the work, which is okay, but there are a handful things I would looooove his help on. I did say once though...if you want to have kids, I'm going to need you a lot more than I do now! I haven't seen any improvements with my celiac yet, so oftentimes I get overwhelmed, wishing he would help me take care of things.

I try and simplify when I can, and I hope he will continue to get used to helping... He does have one room in the house that is his, and I never comment on the clothes strewn about the place, or the desk covered in junk mail and magazines... We definitely do have different priorities ! :huh:
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 08:58 PM

I have always been the cook and my dad is an excellent cook. My ex couldn't cook to save her life and my mother.. Oops better not go there. :lol: . Lets just say there is a reason I learned to cook at an early age. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: You better hope she doesn't see that.

My mom is a good cook but sometimes she likes to try to modify things and I tell her it tastes bad when she does that but my dad tries to make her think it's good(even though you can tell by his face he is choking it down) so then she makes it again <_<
So now I cook myself when I know she is "experimenting" with recipes
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 09:06 PM

My dad was the cook in the my family--I learned from him. My mom--her cooking style is to pop a lean cuisine tv dinner into the microwave !
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