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#7411 coffngrl

 
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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:34 AM

I'm so proud of my gluten-free Christmas Eve dinner! I made these sour cream and scallion biscuits and carrot soup (it's really ONLY CARROTS and butter!), collard greens, green beans, coconut soy-marinated red snapper and mashed potatoes and two different kinds of gluten free cookies. Everyone loved it, and nobody missed the wheat.


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Posted 25 December 2013 - 05:38 PM

So I had to come here because you guys will understand. I got two super amazing gifts today. My MIL got me a jar of saffron, because I've been eying it but just couldn't bring myself to splurge on it. My husband told her and there it was under the tree. And my husband got me the set of knives I've been moaning about every time we go to Costco. Literally every time we went I whined about that set of knives and he managed to surprise me. I'm the world's luckiest girl today. B)

 

Now off to track down recipes for that saffron. ^_^


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Posted 25 December 2013 - 05:58 PM

So I had to come here because you guys will understand. I got two super amazing gifts today. My MIL got me a jar of saffron, because I've been eying it but just couldn't bring myself to splurge on it. My husband told her and there it was under the tree. And my husband got me the set of knives I've been moaning about every time we go to Costco. Literally every time we went I whined about that set of knives and he managed to surprise me. I'm the world's luckiest girl today. B)

 

Now off to track down recipes for that saffron. ^_^

 

You are going to make Risotto Milanese with that saffron, with your surrogate Mama's helping prompts...but not right now. Mama just got home from a day of revelry.

 

Honey, saffron is your MIL's way of saying "I really love you and this is how I am showing you".

Christmas is a time for miracles after all. 

 

and I think you are a lucky girl every day. :)


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"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 07:50 PM

Mmmmmm risotto. I'm getting sent booze shopping!

 

I was afraid I would have a mishap with my new knives. I was cutting potatoes and it was like cutting warm butter with a hot knife and the whole time I kept thinking about how I was going to get stitches for slicing a finger to the bone instead of getting dinner. Instead I was fine until I reached for something off the top of my microwave and jammed the cuticle of my thumb against the edge of the cupboard above it. It's swollen, bruised and has a blood blister on it... and the end of my thumb is a tad numb. Fun times. It wouldn't be cooking without a Lucy style mishap! :lol:

 

I think many of us are lucky girls every day. I'm just one of them. I just happened to be especially lucky today.


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:17 AM

Omg...you got the Lucy genes too. Ouch!

 

I agree, we are lucky every day, but some days we feel even luckier.

 

I made potatoes gratin (per request) for my friend, the gracious hostess who made filet mignon with bearnaise and lobster tails on the side.

She also made spaghetti squash and roasted asparagus with red peppers and garlic (which was quite pretty!).

 

I made a chocolate gingerbread cake and some vanilla whipped cream and she made fresh berries with champagne zabaglione.

One guest piled them right on top of the other and said it was the best thing she ever ate in her life. (could have been true or it could have been the sparkling wine talking)

 

I also made a batch of homemade Bailey's Irish Cream.

 

Plus, I counted 6 empty bottles of Proseco as we cleaned up after dinner....I have no idea how that happened! LOL

 

One of the revelers is English and she brought traditional crackers and so, we wore our crowns through dinner.

:) Then, we went to see the most amazing display of Christmas lights I have ever seen. It made Rockefeller Center look

amateur. One guy. His mansion and guest house.... Thousands of lights. Very Cool.

 

We took a pic of ourselves in front of it and sent it to family and friends with the caption

"It's Christmas and we are not wearing pants!".

 

(cuz it's 75 down here.. thought I should clarify that for new readers.)


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


#7416 Adalaide

 
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Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:09 PM

Sounds like Christmas in Florida was wonderful! :D

 

I was so good yesterday. Then we made donuts tonight. :ph34r: I managed to put a single small polish sausage in me before I ate donuts until I was mildly ill. I didn't even pretend at the healthy thing with a veggie. Nope. Meat. Donuts.

 

I didn't realize until I was trying to get my tip in the bag that I need a special attachment thinger for my donut filling cake tip. <_< Oh well. We simply dipped the holes in the filling and glaze. They still tasted like Boston cream donuts to me! I'm pretty sure they'll make me fat all the same too. :lol: I froze half the dough so I need to go shopping for the proper thinger before I make the rest.

 

I managed to get a significant amount of the swelling down and the bruising to diminish overnight by wrapping my thumb with clay and putting a glove on it so it stayed wet. My husband thinks it's a little "out there" crazy hippie-ish but my thumb was looking a lot better this morning. And it hurts a whole lot less, as long as I don't touch it. :) I'd never stake my life on my clay, but I stake my ills and owies on it and it's never let me down.


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#7417 Celiac Mindwarp

 
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 02:49 PM

Hello again

Had a lovely dinner of homemade fishcakes, beans and fries.

Been away a while, unexpected new job :-).

Gone from thinking I would never work again with this delightful condition doing its thing, but now the diet is sorted I am full time.

Work good, just catching up with the rest of life, including my celiac lovelies

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- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!
- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.
- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.
- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)
- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

Hello again

Had a lovely dinner of homemade fishcakes, beans and fries.

Been away a while, unexpected new job :-).

Gone from thinking I would never work again with this delightful condition doing its thing, but now the diet is sorted I am full time.

Work good, just catching up with the rest of life, including my celiac lovelies

Mindwarp

 

 

Your recovery and triumph over gluten-induced illness, pain and misery...is inspirational!!! :wub:

 

I just plain love you and I am so happy you have reclaimed your life, moved forward and landed that new teaching position!

 

BIG CONGRATS, Dear MW 

Happy New Year, sweet girl!!

 

Caribbean Hog Fish (Snapper), scallops, shrimp and roasted root veggies for us tonight.


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:29 PM

Hello again

Had a lovely dinner of homemade fishcakes, beans and fries.

Been away a while, unexpected new job :-).

Gone from thinking I would never work again with this delightful condition doing its thing, but now the diet is sorted I am full time.

Work good, just catching up with the rest of life, including my celiac lovelies

Mindwarp

 

YAY!!! That's such great news. I'll have a celebratory cup of cocoa for you tonight. (Shhhh... no one tell her I drink it pretty much every night anyway. :lol:)

 

Our deep freezer needs a good thaw, so we're eating everything in it. I fished out a bunch of stuff yesterday. Tonight we're just having burgers and whatever makes me happy to make with them.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:08 PM

Congrats, Mindwarp! What great news. It seems all the more wonderful as it was unexpected..

Tonight is simply:

Maple Bourbon glazed ham (with yummies such as whole grain mustard, apple cider, etc.)
Unctuous scalloped potatoes
White wine braised leeks
Small glass thinger of dessert wine
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:59 PM

I have all these grand plans, all this stuff defrosting... and I got hit yesterday. And I had to deal with bull$hit from pharmacies and insurance today which for about 5 minutes had me reduced to complete hysterics. (The point at which I realized it wasn't random symptoms, it was a real hit, I'm not an irrational twit.)

 

I'm following through on my plans, because what else can I do but start throwing away food which I just don't have the money to do. Tonight I'm making cheeseburger soup. Which should at least be good for my soul. And my husband (miraculously) has tomorrow off so he can go with me to church which always makes me feel better. :) I'm just really hoping to muster my strength tomorrow evening for dinner. We're adjusting our usual chicken balls recipe for sweet and sour pork. My first time! Damn it all, I will not let this stupid disease rob me of my Chinese food dinner I was looking forward to. :angry: (May require extensive afternoon napping.)


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:00 PM

Addy, like you I got glutened over the holidays on a product that has been recalled by the government of Canada as it contained wheat (the day after eating it). Interestingly, my reaction was vastly different - almost completely neurological with just a vague feeling of malaise. But those neuro symptoms were bad. I was wondering what the heck was wrong with me as I suddenly felt very depressed, weepy and highly irritable. Once I read the recall info (same batch, etc.) I knew. For awhile there it was though my personality changed.
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<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:35 PM

I get so emotional. The worst of the neuro will come for me, and I'll be walking like a bumbling drunk in a few days and be a walking bruise in a week. I'm sure my husband was wondering if I was crazy this morning. I should have been all "this sucks, I'll call the insurance." Instead I became completely hysterical. Hopefully we'll both be feeling better soon!


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:41 PM

Oh... and also to prove I can deal with things like a grown up when I'm glutened. My favorite author has a series of 30some books, which is made up of a bunch of shorter series, mostly trilogies. But the most recent one is 5 books. I didn't know that when I decided to read the ENTIRE series chronologically. The last book of the 5 isn't out in paperback yet and it's the next one I need and so I need to go to the library. And because I apparently have the patience of a two year old, I'm going today. Sick or not. Don't care. (I think I probably remember where the bathroom is in the library?) Because the library isn't open tomorrow and it isn't like I can wait until Monday. I could just die waiting omg.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 07:04 PM

Over the Christmas holiday I ate well at my inlaws house.  My mother in law wanted to cook stuff I can eat, I got her info, tried not to overwhelm her too much.  She did great, and I now feel pretty safe letting her make food for me.  I think she is all anal retentive like me, do it right or not at all, haha.   It was very nice :)  Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans on Christmas dinner, and she had made me gluten-free brownies with Pamelas mix, and for the days before Christmas she made me a gluten-free bisquick cheeseburger pie- everything in foil pans.  Also, I learned that when you run out of milk and make mashed potatoes with coffee creamer, it is delightfully creamy.  

 

On the car trip there I ate Gopicnics, fruit, crackers and stuff, and Wendys chili and baked potatoes.  

 

Today for dinner I was tired from unpacking and laundry so we went and got barbecue.  I guess I will get back into the cooking routine tomorrow!


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