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Deb O (UK)

Member Since 30 Jul 2006
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2006 02:01 AM

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In Topic: Clueless Newbie

23 October 2006 - 10:43 AM

Hi, like Nikki I just want to say 'Hi and welcome' to Claire and Kate too ~ I live in the Midlands, Uk and have only recently become gluten-free (since end August). Although sticking to the diet has been much easier than I'd anticipated I've found it hard not to get glutened by mistake, despite reading numerous warnings on the board :huh: I had also been naive (or in denial) thinking that I'd feel much, much better by now - I do feel better in that I don't have D anymore and most often there's no urgency to rush to the bathroom, but I still feel really bloated and still have waves of exhaustion. I know that I need to cut out dairy, but I just can't face that at the moment. I've got an appointment with a gastroenterologist (spelling?!) in late Nov so I'll wait til then before I make any more changes.

Best wishes to everyone :)


Oh ~ the shortbread biscuits in Sainsbury's, the Dietary Specials brand, are delicious!! :D

In Topic: Mcdonalds

15 October 2006 - 11:46 AM

Deb,just checked the UK site and vanilla is NOT gluten-free (although I thought it was!!)

Strawberry & Chocolate is ok though.

Fries are ok UNLESS they have another potato promotion going on (Potato wedges were recently on the menu-which were fryed in the same oil and were coated in wheat flour)

McFlurry's are ok.Be careful of which chocolate is sprinkled on though-some are ok (like crunchie) but smarties are not ok.
You can just get a plain McFlurry though.

Your best bet is when you go in McD's,you get a piece of paper on the tray-well on the back it lists all the allergens of all their foods.

Hope this helps!

Thanks for the info and link Nikki! :)

In Topic: Mcdonalds

15 October 2006 - 10:29 AM

[quote name='brizzo' date='Oct 15 2006, 07:23 PM' post='219629']
This is straight from the US McDonald's web page. (does NOT apply to canada).

McDonald's USA Menu Items for People with Gluten Sensitivity

and yes.....you can have a vanilla triple thick shake or a McFlurry with m&m's only

Thank you so much for a comprehensive reply! I'll have a look into the UK website to see if this also applies here and I'll let the board know what I come up with.
But it sounds promising for the milkshake :D

In Topic: Recipes

10 October 2006 - 10:36 AM

Spicy Parsnips
1 small bag of parsnips (about 7-8), cut into thin slices
2-3 tablespoons of Earth Balance soy butter
1 teaspoon cayeene pepper (add more or less according to your tatse)
salt and pepper to taste

Throw everything into a pot and cook over medium heat until the parsnips are no longer crunchy. Stir often to avoid burning.

Mmmm, sounds good! :D

In Topic: Jungle Curry

07 October 2006 - 01:35 AM

Pataks is ready available in supermarkets in the UK and it seems that most if not all of their brand is gluten-free as well as very tasty :D

Please post when you've tried the curry - hope you like it!

Deb :)

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