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#16 ButterflyChaser

 
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

Awww.... thanks! This is very sweet!
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Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease (2011). It must have been a Black Friday.
Intestinal dysbiosis. Suspected damage to my vili (2012). NCGS according to my dermatologist upon seeing my post-wheat rash.

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Canola, almonds, soy = evil.

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No peanuts and tree nuts. February 2013.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:51 AM

After talking to my mother yesterday, it was agreed that she would cook for everybody else and that I would just go ahead and bring my own food. So, I will be making gluten free pumpkin pies, almond coconut macaroons, and pink peppermint meringues. Then because my five kids actually prefer the denser gluten free breads that I make at home, I will also take a sandwich bread, a gluten-free pumpernickel bread, and a cinnamon raisin bread. For my own meal, I will be taking homemade sushi and some fresh tuna sashimi. I also informed her that I will bring a couple of gluten-free beers for myself and some coconut coffee creamer. I will also take our rice cooker and some basmati rice because i have problems with a lot of the american grown rice. She is not thrilled with me but she understands that if she wants my husband, our five kids, and myself there then this is how it's gotta be.

Then Friday we will have a Thanksgiving meal at home with duck and potatoes and all the fixings. I have a lot of cooking ahead of me. I guess it's a good thing that I love to cook and bake.
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#18 Celiac Mindwarp

 
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:34 AM

That's so great you got it sorted out, brilliant job. Your food sounds yummy. I've noticed everyone thinks my food looks better than theirs when I take my own :)
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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 16 November 2012 - 06:39 AM

That's so great you got it sorted out, brilliant job. Your food sounds yummy. I've noticed everyone thinks my food looks better than theirs when I take my own :)


Thanks.

As soon as my kids got wind of the fact that I will be having sushi for Thanksgiving, they decided that's what they want too. Well, until they found out that if nobody ate at grandma's house then there would be no point in going and that it would really hurt her feelings. They understand but I'm still to take extra for when they are done with turkey and all. They love mummy's cooking.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

Hehehe x
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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.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein Posted Image

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:12 AM

I am bringing my own this year. My brother sent me a message on face book not to forget to come on Thanksgiving.

I said, I would be glad too. We will bring some corn to share. Of all the strange things I gotta do this year I will bring my own plate of food. I will be disappointed because I want to join in, but happy because with my celiac even a tiny bit of gluten can cause a response like eating a whole box of natural licorice! (My brother did that when we were young). I also promised that if he found out before next week that he had it too, I would bring food for him also.

I sent a simalar message to my sister that will also be there. Dad and Mom got an explanation from me when I visited at lunch time once. I have caused offense with my food rules before, but I simply do not have a choice. We are making some turkey for me to take today. I think I better bring stuff for a sandwich also. It is almost a 3 hour drive. If anyone remembers I was dreading this a month or two back, but now I am looking forward to it. It might be our last Thanksgiving with Mom and she probably can't provide her dinner rolls this year. I will be okay with that!

Have a safe holiday and enjoy your families. Next year mine are coming here, so I will need some fool proof recipe. This year I am bringing corn which I cannot eat!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:35 AM

Luckily we're not going anywhere. So a turkey from the butchers (yay!), and some sides. My family knows what i'll eat and whatnot so its not that big of a deal.

Quick question though are marshmellows gluten free?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

Luckily we're not going anywhere. So a turkey from the butchers (yay!), and some sides. My family knows what i'll eat and whatnot so its not that big of a deal.

Quick question though are marshmellows gluten free?


Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I do believe that the Kraft Jet puffed marshmallows are gluten free.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

I have not found any marshamallows with gluten. Kraft would be a good one to get.
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#25 Adalaide

 
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

Jet Puffed are awesome, I haven't even found any flavors that aren't safe. I have a dish of krispy treats on my counter (miracle they aren't gone yet) that were made with the peppermint ones. I have a sort of obsession with their flavored marshmallows.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:44 AM

Hi BC,

Hashimoto's is associated with celiac disease. They are both autoimmune condtions. The odds of having another autoimmune condition are higher for people with celiac disease too. There are several people with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis on the forum.
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Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

My son and I are the only two gluten free in the entire extended family (although many others probably should be . . . ) and he is so sensitive that he cannot eat anything prepared in someone else's kitchen - even if no gluten ingredients are used. I usually cook a gluten free "Thanksgiving" earlier in the week to have at home with my immediate family and we save leftovers to bring as our meal to the "real" Thanksgiving. I try to make similar foods so at least at the table, it looks like we are eating what everyone else is having. (but we would both probably prefer lasagna or something)

I found that bringing a side dish to share doesn't always work out because unless we get to it first, it almost always gets contaminated somehow (there are about 40 people there, so someone always switches a serving spoon or something . . .)

We each have one of these:
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and it is AWESOME. It is pretty compact, so whipping it out to plate our dinner is usually quick and inconspicuous. We've even used them at formal weddings and other functions. They keep food hot for HOURS. Even when we get home (7-8 hours later) the leftovers are still warm.) They hold plenty of food. Sometimes I just open one and can fill both our dinner plates.

No one should feel weird bringing their own food. Expecting the host to be able to safely prepare food for you (in my opinion) is rude. You are doing what you need to do to stay healthy and you are not creating any extra work or stress for anyone else.

I also always bring one or two desserts to share. That way there is something on the dessert table for my 7 year old to choose and he doesn't feel like he is missing out on anything.

To be honest - it has been GREAT bringing our own meal. Everything is made the way we like it!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

I felt very reassured reading all this, and I think Cara expressed my feelings well in saying that expecting others to cook in compliance with your restrictions is rude.

I just called my friends and told them, and they said it wasn't a problem, and that they had had some family members who had had to "bring their own," even if that person wouldn't be there this year. So now I only have to device some mini and portable Thanksgiving menu that can survive some travelling...
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Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease (2011). It must have been a Black Friday.
Intestinal dysbiosis. Suspected damage to my vili (2012). NCGS according to my dermatologist upon seeing my post-wheat rash.

Gluten-free. Sept 2012.
Canola, almonds, soy = evil.

Grain-free, legume-free. December 2012.
No peanuts and tree nuts. February 2013.
Erb-Duchenne palsy from birth trauma.

My body is trying to kill me.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

I would never invite anybody into my home, knowing that they have dietary restrictions without being willing to make some concessions. Personally, I think that it's rude to invite someone under such circumstances and thinking that they would not bring something safe to eat and be willing to make themselves sick.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

I would never invite anybody into my home, knowing that they have dietary restrictions without being willing to make some concessions.




that works well for someone who can't have dairy. You can make baked potatoes instead of Au Gratin. They can have the asparagus but not the broccoli with cheese. For Celiacs who need to be sure there isn't a crumb of gluten, it unrealistic to expect them to buy new muffin tins, colanders, cutting boards, mayo, etc.

My SIL is coming over. she is extremely allergic to cats. Gracie will be in the basement and my SIL said she would be fine using a wooden or leather chair ( cat hair not sticking to it). that is a reasonable accommodation. if she expected that I get rid of the cat and get new furniture, that would be a bit much.
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Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. - Dave Barry
 
“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”  - George Carlin
 
“One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”  - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
 
 
 
 
 

 





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