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VioletBlue

Member Since 04 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Feb 04 2011 02:02 PM
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Grrrrrrrr . . .

10 December 2010 - 08:49 PM

So now there's soy flour in the Betty Crocker cake mixes? I know they weren't using soy flour when they first put them out, I would have seen it in the ingredient list and said no way. I saw the may contain trace mention but after trying one and not being bothered I moved on. But like a fool I stopped reading the ingredient list on their cake mixes because I knew they were gluten free.

So when did they slip the soy flour in there and WHY? It also explains why I can't handle the Bisquick either, the slop over on the production lines is probably pretty intense, and with the protein content in soy flour there's no way I could not react.

Thanks for nothing Betty Crocker. Really, nothing.

Need A Reliably Gluten Free Brand Of Spices

19 August 2010 - 01:18 PM

Having just gotten glutened badly by CC in a new bottle of McCormicks plain dried minced onions I've decided they can't be trusted. Yes, it had to be the onions, I tried them three times to be sure and each time the reaction was obviously a gluten one. I've never had that happen with McCormicks before, it's possible I've just gotten more sensitive, but whatever the reason I couldn't buy another bottle of McCormicks now for anything. I'm also not thrilled with the "Product of China" stamp on the back.

We have two grocery stores up here and nothing else closer than an hours drive. The grocery stores carry precious few brands with McCormick dominating the spice shelves.

So what brand does everyone consistently use? I'm trying to avoid shopping on line or a two hour round trip just to buy spices. I'm on a VERY fixed budget these days so cost is everything. I'd go without before I'd splurge on spices. I'm hoping I get lucky and hit on a brand one of the stores carries.

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

17 August 2010 - 01:45 PM

I was looking for something different to make with one of the Betty Crocker gluten-free cake mixes. I came across this one and decided to try it only with the chocolate cake mix. It's amazing. After you make it stick it in the frig overnight and the cake will have the consistency of a cake brownie. It's not overly sweet because of the tang of the strawberries. I'll have to try it "properly" next with the yellow cake mix

Ingredients
2 cups crushed fresh strawberries
1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin mix
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix, batter prepared
as directed on package

Directions
1.Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2.Spread crushed strawberries on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Evenly sprinkle strawberries with the dry gelatin powder, and top with mini marshmallows.

3.Prepare the cake mix as directed on the package, and pour on top of the marshmallows. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the pan to loosen the sides, and turn the cake out onto a serving tray. Store cake in the refrigerator.

What Would You Do Or Say If This Happened To You?

09 August 2010 - 12:41 PM

I realize my whole "No gluten" lifestyle is alien to the majority of people. I get that. But I thought I'd been through every possible culture shock since I went gluten-free in 2006. I've weathered them all; the ones I anticipated and even the ones I could never have expected.

My house is gluten-free, 100% no ifs ands or buts. In addition I have maybe a dozen other food allergies I have to watch out for.

And I shop on ebay quite a lot for my business that I run out of my home. I mostly buy from individuals.

I bought a vintage collection from a very nice woman, or so she seemed last week. It arrived today at my PO Box. The box was wrapped in wrapping paper which I thought was odd and it felt kind of soft, like it wasn't a "normal" box. But I never gave it a thought. I cut the wrapping paper off the box when I got home and found my self face to face with the box for "Raisin Bran Granola with Wheat Flakes". I literally froze. Then I panicked. Then I screamed. Then I screamed some more. I left the box on the counter. I haven't opened the box yet. I'm still too stunned.

The thing is, I go to all the trouble and grief to live this life and I don't expect anyone to understand or agree or even participate in it, then some ding bat ebayer sends me a box that once contained poison. I'm beside myself here and I'm lost. I guess I can open the box but the box is surely been CC'd as have most like the contents, one of which is a small book which you can't really scrub clean now can you?

If it were you, what would you do?

Need New Ideas For Chicken Mardinade

29 June 2010 - 04:11 PM

With multiple allergies on top of being celiac my options seem to shrink by the day and it's not even officially July yet. I've got two more months of summer to go! I'm allergic to soy, all citrus, pineapple, sunflower and I limit tomatos and can't tolerate peppers. I don't do canned/bottled anything anymore so BBQ sauce is out.

I've been doing oil and vinegar or wine and have been using fresh pesto as a marinade but it's getting old. I need other ideas that I can safely eat.