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#667598 New Problem

Posted by on 13 January 2011 - 08:41 AM

So I went to the doctor today and they said I have GERD and should take antacids. So I will start doing that. They also said I should give up spicy food, and caffeine, and maybe tomatoes.Ugh. Within the last few months I just added tomatoes back in. I don't want to have to give them up again, but I guess I need to. I don't know how giving up caffeine is going to work. I might just cut back to start.

Everyone is different. I know people with GERD who also can not have onions and peppers. None of those things bother me. What does bother me is dark chocolate. The pain! Oh mama!

You should also invest in a GERD wedge pillow to sleep on. Or failing that, put some blocks under the head of your bed to raise it up a couple of inches.
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#663097 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 25 December 2010 - 08:47 PM

Glad to hear Simply Potatoes are gluten-free! I thought they were but I don't think I've bought any since I've gone gluten-free. Who wants to shred potatoes when you can just get them out of a bag! Posted Image

I buy those sometimes. They're very good!
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#663096 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 25 December 2010 - 08:28 PM

This is the recipe but I haven't tried it yet so I don't know if it is good.


I will use sweet rice flour and omit the mint.

This came out very good! I did add a bit of Herbamare seasoning to the chicken after it was breaded because I felt like it wasn't enough seasoning. And when I make it again, I will have an extra lemon or two for topping. I had three lemons. They were small and not overly juicy. I used two of them for juicing. I had only enough slices to put one on each piece. I think it would be better if they were covered.
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#663048 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 25 December 2010 - 11:38 AM

Lemon chicken sounds so good. Do you have an easy recipe?

I baked two different recipes of gluten-free Gingerbread and taking those with sugar-free cool whip to my in-laws this afternoon.

What am I cooking tonight? Not a thing :)

This is the recipe but I haven't tried it yet so I don't know if it is good.


I will use sweet rice flour and omit the mint.
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#662997 Looking For A 1200 Calorie Diet

Posted by on 25 December 2010 - 01:31 AM

There's so much helpful stuff. She points out that Americans don't really enjoy/savor their food, often eating on the run and out of habit. We are so overwhelmed by sweets and addictive processed foods that we have stopped tasting half the stuff we eat. She offers a fundamentally different attitude about food. She speaks of all the produce in France, vegetable soups, fresh, homemade foods, and the general French fondness of excellent quality food.

Go over your diet, by keeping a food diary and find patterns where you overeat. (I already knew damn well what I was overeating - chips and crackers). Eliminate or greatly reduce problem foods, but not to where you feel deprived. Have a small piece of high quality chocolate rather than a whole bar of Hershey's for example. She has dessert recipes like poached pears and crustless apple tarts. Eat nutritious food, chosen carefully, prepared well. Eat slowly at the table, with no distractions and savor your food, enjoy every bite. Look for variety, pick up fun and interesting things at the grocery store. She suggests two servings of plain yogurt a day for snacks and I've developed a genuine love for plain Greek yogurt now. Drink more water. Americans don't drink enough, which leads to overeating because we get too much of our water from food. Walk whenever possible, take stairs, look for small ways to add activity in your life. She speaks of compensation where you enjoy a hearty dinner out with friends, and then eat more lightly the next couple days.

She says Americans are too focused on difficult calorie counting and that you would never find a French woman in a gym unless she was an athlete by hobby. You can lose weight on a deprivation diet but it will always come back because the diet is not sustainable. Instead, you shift your entire attitude towards food. Following her advice I feel like I am actually eating more food. I'm not, but when you shop carefully and cook well, it feels like you're suddenly surrounded by all this great stuff to eat. Since I'm cooking more, it's all 100% gluten-free, which gives me more energy to keep up the cooking! Losing weight has been very natural and effortless. I'm now 5 lbs lighter than before Thanksgiving when I decided I wanted to shed the 10 lbs I gained from thyroid problems that wasn't going away.

My friend went to France for vacation and he said the restaurant meals were different than they are here. You would order your meat or main dish. But then they would bring around a trolley of vegetables. They would keep serving you until you told them to stop. He said he ate tons of vegetables there!

I also had a friend in high school who was from France. She had a box of very expensive chocolates. She allowed herself to eat one per day. No more. I realize for a lot of us this is next to impossible. For me there are just some things I can not ever buy. Swedish Fish is one such. I kept some around in case I had a hypo (low blood sugar), but I discovered that once they were opened, I could not stop myself.
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#662994 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 25 December 2010 - 12:57 AM

I made gluten-free coffee cake for tomorrow and I will be making a sausage casserole to go with. Everyone is on their own for lunch. Probably sandwiches. For dinner, lemon chicken, plain white rice and green beans. Candy and cookies leftover from Christmas Eve if they want dessert.
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#662992 Kitchen Shopping

Posted by on 25 December 2010 - 12:53 AM

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I actually keep three pans on top of my stove. One is my Rachel Ray pasta pot. One is a Circulon skillet that is huge. Both are so large they are difficult to get into the cupboard. I can put them in but it's like a puzzle to do it. Everything has to go in just so. I use one or the other or both on pretty much a daily basis. The other is an old Revereware pan that I use for making popcorn. I use it several times a week so I just leave it out.
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#662307 Dealing With The Holidays - Presents

Posted by on 21 December 2010 - 09:25 PM

People do that to us all the time. Often they just aren't thinking. Or they don't realize that what they are giving you is something you can't have. We just got home baked cookies. We just put them aside for my husband. If you don't have a friend or family member to pass them on to, then just donate to the food bank...assuming they are not home baked. If so I guess you'll just have to throw them out.

Years ago I had a neighbor who always gave me these "mints" that she made. To me they were like eating lumps of toothpaste. They were just horrible! I couldn't pass them on because they were so horrible. I couldn't throw them out because we shared the same garbage can. I didn't have a garbage disposal. I would just flush them down the toilet, one every day. By the time they were all flushed, I'd get a new batch.
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#658620 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 06 December 2010 - 02:01 AM

We have to have a super quick to fix meal tomorrow so I'm heating up a turkey breast that is already cooked, making instant mashed potatoes with water and Nucoa only (no milk) and I'll probably pop open a can of green beans.
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#657744 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 01 December 2010 - 11:40 PM

I have a question. I have some leftover pot roast, a box of opened beef stock I don't think I'll use within a week, and some leftover tinkyada noodles. Can I made a soup out of this stuff? Or should I freeze it?

Leftover pot roast makes the best soup! I would also add some veggies such as onions carrots and celery at a minimum. Maybe also green beans, corn and peas. Heat it through and then add the noodles since they are already cooked.
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#656688 Tuna Casserole

Posted by on 27 November 2010 - 07:41 PM

I had been making tuna casserole that daughter liked but I hated. Since we can't have dairy, I couldn't use cream of mushroom soup. I know Campbell's isn't gluten-free but I read that some other brand is. Anyway... I was sort of making my own using a combination of fresh and dried mushrooms, onions, rice milk and olive oil. I just didn't like the taste.

I just found Imagine brand vegetarian mushroom gravy. It comes in a box. I decided to use it for the casserole.

I used a lot of Costco brand Albacore tuna. Added in a small amount of quinoa macaroni that had been cooked to al dente. Then the gravy, some Just Onions (freeze dried onions), parsley, a little salt and a lot of freshly ground black pepper. Heated it through in a covered casserole.

I could not tell that it was not made with cream of mushroom soup except that it didn't have those icky grey bits of rubbery mushroom that the soup has. It was very good and we all liked it. Must get some more of that gravy!
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#656684 Who Survived Thanksgiving?

Posted by on 27 November 2010 - 07:22 PM

We brought some of our own food but the desserts that I made were not good. Daughter had some boxed chocolate chip cookies. She ate some and left some there for tomorrow when we are celebrating my SIL's birthday.
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#651976 What's The Bread That's Inedible But Makes Good Stuffing?

Posted by on 08 November 2010 - 02:57 PM

I guess I'm the only one who doesn't mind ener-g bread. I buy the "light tapioca" and now they have a new "corn loaf". It's not corn bread but a light bread. When you look at the calorie counts on most gluten-free breads, it's very difficult to fit into a Weight Watchers plan. The light tapioca is about 90 cal (I think) and on WW it counts as 1 point. The new corn loaf is 45 calories and 2 slices are 1 point. They are both fine toasted.

Daughter loves the corn loaf toasted and with butter, faux butter and maybe cinnamon and sugar. She loves the Rice Starch bread for sandwiches and also for toast. She will eat the tapioca if that's all we can get. It is readily available at most stores here.
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#650997 Thanksgiving Desserts

Posted by on 03 November 2010 - 01:44 PM

Last year I made apple crisp. This year I will make pumpkin bread and cranberry muffins.
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#649947 Some Of You May Know This...hamburger Helper gluten-free!

Posted by on 28 October 2010 - 07:36 PM

I plan to make the cheesy hash browns on Halloween. I know daughter would love the fried rice but she's allergic to peas and I'm allergic to eggs so that's a no go. I wish they made some other flavors that were gluten free.
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