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Gluten Free Fairy Is Watching Over Me
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I have been so lucky this Christmas! Everywhere I have been to eat has made accommodations for me like letting my table go first at a buffet dinner at the Banff Springs Hotel, not batting an eye when I bring a cooler full of treats to a kiddie party, a friends' party that was over 90% gluten-free, and then my sister in law made an AMAZING gluten-free Christmas dinner! Well, almost gluten-free. LOL I was asking her about her recipe for brussel sprouts (best I ever tasted) and it turns out it had worchestershire sauce in in which usually has gluten... I stopped eating it, but I felt no gluten pain! I had too much to eat, and was slightly bloated, but I'm pretty sure it was due to eating so many starches (potatoes, yams, two types of stuffing...yum). Yeah! Just typical post Christmas dinner bloat! No glutening! LOL

The gluten free fairy must be watching over me this holiday. I've been very lucky. :)

On the other hand, I think two of my kids were less lucky. We were at a family function on Xmas eve and the kids got into some candy that I didn't check. They are not diagnosed as celiacs but they've had some health improvements on the gluten-free diet so we're sticking with it. Anyway, I didn't check the candy, I should have... and the next morning my oldest's tummy was upset and by noon my youngest had thrown up. They were either glutened, had a very short (4-6hour) food poisoning, or a short stomach flu. At this point I'm not sure. They feel fine now.

... On the bright side, the kids are more committed to staying gluten free, and following the gluten-free diet with more care after not feeling well for a while on Xmas.

I hope you all had a great Xmas and lots of good food. :)

And thanks to you all for being there for me this year after my diagnosis this summer. You've been a great help to me from the support and advice, the jokes and laughs, to the recipes (microwave 90 second buns and cinnamon buns) and cooking tips. Thanks! :D

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Thats so great to hear! Thanks for sharing this! Its so nice to feel supported and not like an alien when you bring your own food. So sorry to hear that the kiddies got sick though...hope they feel better!!! Happy Holidays!!!

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Regarding the worchestershire sauce, I believe the lee and peppers brand is gluten free.

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love this!

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Lea and Perrins on the US is gluten-free. I think I have heard it is not in Canada and the UK. I believe we decided here that most worch. Sauce in Canada and the Uk is made with wheat.

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Karen, it's not the wheat, it's the barley - made with malt vinegar.

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The pizza crusts I got for Christmas said on the tag they were from the Gluten Free Fairy. She is looking out for all of us maybe!

I'm glad you had a good Christmas. At least the kids weren't sick terribly long, somehow kids always seem so resilient. I wish I could borrow that from them sometime!

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Karen, it's not the wheat, it's the barley - made with malt vinegar.

Right...so used to typing " wheat".... My fingers just did it.

And are the w. sauces made with malt vinegar in NZ, too?

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And are the w. sauces made with malt vinegar in NZ, too?

:(

:angry:

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I'm in Canada, and I buy Wizard's gluten-free Organic Vegan worchestershire sauce... It's very good. I'm not sure what my SIL used but whatever it was, it didn't get me. :D I nervous for a while though. lol

And my sister in laws brussel sprouts were cut in half, fried with bacon pieces in olive oil with rosemary and w. sauce. So good! It tasted like it was cooked with cloves. Mmmmm.

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