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#758903 Is It Gluten Or Is It Lechtin? Please Help :-(

Posted by on 21 December 2011 - 08:21 PM

Just a thought. The chips may have been made on shared equipment. To be sure you would have to call or e-mail the company.
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#756569 Christmas Dinner And My Mom

Posted by on 14 December 2011 - 12:05 AM

I hear ya! My mom seems to think that gluten-free things will taste weird and she simply won't serve them to the others. She always has me make a gluten-free whatever it is and she makes a regular one for the others. So... I just gave up on it.
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#755949 Picky 4 Year Old, Transitioning To Gluten-Free

Posted by on 11 December 2011 - 10:50 PM

Most 4 year olds are picky. If I were you, I would send in her snacks and when needed her lunch. I don't know how the school would handle this in the lunch room. My daughter didn't have a lunch room when in elementary school. She ate at her desk and food that I packed.

Take her shopping with you. Have her pick out new foods to try. Have her help you make the meals. That can help.

My daughter is picky too but she is willing to try new things. She loves hummus with gluten-free pretzels, carrots or even apple slices.
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#754791 Happy Yet Frustrated With New Diagnosis

Posted by on 07 December 2011 - 11:29 PM

You will make mistakes in the beginning. Perhaps it would be best to stick to a very simple diet of whole foods that you make at home in the beginning. Also... Did you go through your kitchen and get rid of or replace any potential sources of cross contamination? Such as non-stick skillets, toaster, wooden spoons, plastic colander?

My daughter has food allergies and not celiac. For her she started to get better right away and then at about the 2 week mark she got so sick to her stomach she had to stay home from school. She was also super cranky.

And then the next day? She got a lot better.
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#749606 Labeled gluten-free But Really Not

Posted by on 21 November 2011 - 04:38 PM

I have seen several items that say gluten-free on the label but then say processed on equipment that makes things containing wheat. I can't remember the brands though. We have learned to read the entire label.
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#739251 It's Annoying!

Posted by on 16 October 2011 - 10:51 PM

I often eat gluten-free because my daughter has to. I feel it is easier on her if I am eating the same. Yes I will sometimes order a sandwich or have something with gravy but often it will be a hamburger patty with no bun. I do have food allergies and I am diabetic so I do have to watch what I eat. Particularly the carbs. No it won't hurt me if my food gets cross contaminated with gluten. But I do have to be super careful about eggs because I am very allergic. So I feel regular pasta is not safe for me. So far all of the gluten-free pasta I've run across in a restaurant is egg free. So that is safe for me to eat. But a wheat pasta may not be. Even if it is not cross contaminated at the factory, they may have cooked an egg containing pasta in the same water.

At home our shared meals are always gluten-free. I do buy wheat bread for myself and use my own toaster. I do buy pretzels, sometimes tortillas and sometimes prepared food for myself that contains wheat. Sometimes I send her off to dance with her own meal. And then I will eat something at home that might contain gluten. Or it might not.

I do feel that the more people who demand gluten-free, the better for those who do need gluten-free. When my daughter was first diagnosed, there were few options in a restaurant. Now many places have a gluten-free menu.
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#732172 Diabetes Question

Posted by on 19 September 2011 - 07:42 PM

That doesn't sound like low blood sugar to me. Some of it sounds like high blood sugar. Normal blood sugar is around 80. If it goes below 70 it is low. If it goes above 110 it is high. Note that every diabetic has their own range. I am supposed to keep my blood sugar between 90 and 130.
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#725893 Should I Cheat? Olive Garden..

Posted by on 26 August 2011 - 11:25 PM

While experimenting with my diet at first I decided to try some gluten intolerance aides.....as far as the bloating and gas they worked but it did not help with my balance issues which for me will be the very sign for me. I was so sick, it took me 3 weeks to regain my balance after that incident so I will stick to salads mostly when I eat out. I especially like the rice pasta!

For me, salads are the riskiest things to get unless I know there are no croutons in the place. I can't tell you how many times I began eating the salad and found a crouton in there. Or crumbs. Or the taste of crouton. I hate croutons to begin with! Often they will start to put them on your salad then realize the mistake and pick them off. Not good.
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#723766 Help Me Like Lara Bars!

Posted by on 18 August 2011 - 12:58 PM

My daughter and I do not like any of them. We don't see the appeal.

But when I was on a raw vegan diet, I tried some brownies that were really good. The recipe I am posting is just the first one I found. It isn't exactly what I used. The one I used had no honey or agave nectar and no coconut but other than that I believe it is the same. So you might try that. But keep in mind it won't be raw unless you use truly raw products. Not an issue though if you don't follow that kind of diet.

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#720324 Oh Crap. Please Let Me Get Off Easy This Time

Posted by on 02 August 2011 - 03:13 PM

Wow! Sorry to hear that.
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#715039 "cross-Reacting"?

Posted by on 08 July 2011 - 01:00 AM

Cross reacting relates to IgE allergies. What that means is that your body reacts to a food as if it is pollen. I don't know all of what can cross react. My allergist gave me a list but I don't have it handy. I know that if you have a birch allergy you can react to celery. Often the symptom will be OAS (oral allergy syndrome). That means when you eat the offending food you could have itching in your mouth or at the back of your throat. This is what happens to me when I eat almonds or pistachios. And sometimes you can eat the food if cooked, but raw will cause a problem.

I just looked online and here is a list:

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#715011 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 07 July 2011 - 06:18 PM

Turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans.
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#714468 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 05 July 2011 - 07:43 PM

No cooking here. I am worn out and it was warm here. Not hot but uncomfortable. For daughter there was leftover Mexican rice with veggies and chicken and some good Mexican cheese sprinkled over. Also corn tortillas and black olives. I just had bean tacos with cheese and olives. Should have had veggies, I know. But I didn't.
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#713697 Anyone Alergic To Eggs?

Posted by on 02 July 2011 - 01:36 AM

I'm very allergic. Took me a VERY long time to figure it out.

When we lived in NY I often ate eggs for breakfast. I was doing low carb then. I had to drive daughter to school right after breakfast. I would need the toilet and it would be hard to get out the door. Then once home I could barely get in the door before I had to go again. I didn't make the connection to the eggs and assumed it was the stress of driving on the bad streets and in heavy traffic. I used to alternate meals between eggs and cottage cheese. I had a dairy allergy that I didn't know of either!

Moved to WA and about a year later, daughter was diagnosed with food allergies that included eggs and dairy. So I quit eating them.

Then one day I got some egg salad from a salad bar. I ate it and about 16 hours later I got very sick. I thought maybe it was food poisoning but the time frame didn't seem right. Ate the rest of the egg salad and this time about 2 hours later had the same sickness.

Then some months later, I bought eggs for my husband but he didn't eat them. So I boiled them and made egg salad. Ate some. 16 hours later got sick. Still didn't make the connection. Ate half an egg salad sandwich for lunch on Thanksgiving then went to my parent's house where 2 hours after eating the sandwich I was dashing to the bathroom. Then I made the connection!

Finally decided to get tested. Mine is an IgG allergy. So it is often a delayed response. Unlike an IgE allergy which can give (but not always) instant symptoms and can kill you!

Daughter and I have outgrown some allergies and have developed new ones. But the egg allergy for me remains.

What I use for a substitute varies. I made a Betty Crocker yellow cake the other day with Ener-G egg replacer and daughter said it was very good. I didn't try it because I don't like cake. For heartier things like zucchini bread I use ground flax and water. For meatloaf I use babyfood squash. But mostly I try to cook and bake things that don't need any eggs. It's just easier.

Haven't had much success with pancakes. Years ago bought a mix that only required orange juice. Those pancakes were out of this world! But don't remember the brand and haven't found it since. Everything else I have tried leaves a thin layer on the pan that is next to impossible to clean off. Alas, daughter loves pancakes.
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#698326 Cheese Substitute

Posted by on 10 May 2011 - 01:24 PM

This is a very old thread. Ingredients may have changed. That said, I have found all cheese subs to be disgusting (IMO). I just make my gluten-free pizzas without any cheese now and I am happy.

Apparently there are two products called "Chreese". A search first turned up the product with the wheat in it. But that is not what I bought. I bought the Road's End Organics. These are the ingredients for one of the cheese sauces. It is gluten-free.

Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Flour, Enriched Nutritional Yeast (nutritional yeast, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin[vitamin B2], thiamine hydrochloride[vitamin B1], folic acid, Vitamin B12),Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic GreenLentil Flour, Salt, Organic Garlic Powder,Organic Ground Yellow Mustard Seed,Organic Onion Powder, Annatto Powder.

We had to stop using it because daughter developed a lentil allergy.

I did do further reading. Apparently they make two kinds. One with wheat, one without. Same brand.
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