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#637947 What's Your Favorite gluten-free "mainstream" Meal?

Posted by on 08 September 2010 - 11:00 AM

Pacific makes a cream of chicken and cream of mushroom. They tasted like the old Campbell's stuff to me, but I was never a big fan of "cream of" dishes.

We had crockpot eggplant parmesan today for lunch and, even though I cooked it :P, it was FANTASTIC!

Korean ribs are a favorite.

Tacos and all their variations.

Rice and beans--so good!

Curry dishes

Peanut rice noodles

Lots of good stuff to make.
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#636498 Canyon Bakehouse Hamburger Buns

Posted by on 02 September 2010 - 10:51 AM

Fantastic to hear as I am leaving to get some shortly! Now I can blame you you Larry Mac if I don't like them. :P
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#633060 Celiac Being "over Diagnosed" According To My Gyn

Posted by on 19 August 2010 - 10:39 AM

She probably watched the Today Show while she was getting dressed this morning. :lol: :rolleyes:

Really, lots of people are seeking more of a diagnosis than IBS for their health issues. In addition to that, the Diabetes Association recommends it as a screen now.
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#633049 Way To Go, Today Show :(

Posted by on 19 August 2010 - 09:27 AM

That is very interesting, but not something to be done without supervision. This patient had controlled amounts introduced and was monitored by endoscopy and blood work--not by her subjective reports. No one should return to gluten without medical supervision as there can be intestinal damage without symptoms.

This is what I will be saying in my email to the Today Show. ;)
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#632450 Blue Diamond Natural Almond Nut Thins- Gluten Free Or Not?

Posted by on 17 August 2010 - 11:28 AM

I buy these by the case. We've never had a problem.
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#631756 What Is Your Response When People Say.....

Posted by on 14 August 2010 - 06:05 PM

"I know, right?"

I'm in the camp that did think it was something far worse for a long time. I'm also one that didn't heal right up, but has damage that requires continued infusions/shots.

I still think it could be worse--a lot worse.

It can get easier and the people on this board are an enormous help and support!
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#624265 gluten-free Pasta For Cold Pasta Salads?

Posted by on 15 July 2010 - 12:53 PM

My friend made her recipe for me with Schar pasta. I couldn't tell the difference. Her recipe is oil and vinegar based, not mayo.
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#624240 Finally Found gluten-free Bisquick

Posted by on 15 July 2010 - 11:53 AM

Ingredients: rice flour, sugar, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), modified potato starch, salt, xanthan gum

Per 1/3 cup

calories 140
total fat .5
sodium 340 mg
total carb 31 g
protein 2 g

It's made in a gluten-free facility. It DOES say may contain soy.

I bought it in Walmart in east TN.

We are having biscuits and gravy for dinner. :D
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#623442 What To Do With A Bunch Of Hot Peppers

Posted by on 12 July 2010 - 05:58 AM

Last year I grew jalapeno's and my hubby said they weren't spicy enough for him. :ph34r: So I'm growing Kung Pao Peppers this year. :D My only problem is that I have three huge plants that are about to yield me dozens and dozens of these long red peppers that are very spicy. I plan to make Kung Pao chicken a few times and use them for stir fries, but I'm sure I can't use them all. Does anyone know how to preserve this type of pepper? Can I dry them?

Any ideas for how to preserve them or what to make with them are welcome. Thanks!

You can dry them. Peppers freeze really well, too. Just rinse them and stick them in a bag and squeeze out the air. Use them like fresh peppers.
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#619191 Getting Married, Scared For My Future Children

Posted by on 24 June 2010 - 10:21 AM

It was something that crossed my mind when we decided to have a kid. But, really, the gluten free diet is not the end of the world. It's not as problematic as so many other things that are genetic. (We've got heart disease, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, high blood pressure, and other issues in our blended family that my daughter gets to inherit from. I think those are all far worse than celiac.)

As trilliumhunter said - expectations aren't really useful with kids; what will be will be. Seven weeks in to parenthood, I expected to have breastfeeding down pretty well, I mean the human race needed it for survival for millennia, but no, we're still having issues with her not mauling my nipples. (We're working through it with the help of an OT and PT who specialize in newborn feeding issues.) Seven weeks into parenthood, I expected to be able to get out and about at least a little - go for regular walks every day, perhaps, but no, it's subject to when she wants to eat, if she'll not cry about being in the carrier or stroller, and when she next wants to eat. Seven weeks in, I didn't expect to still be so tired that it was unsafe for me to drive, but many days, I won't get behind the wheel because I didn't get enough good quality sleep. Seven weeks in, I didn't think I'd be medicating my baby, but she's on Zantac for reflux that was not dealt with through position changes, dietary changes, and feeding changes. So, lots of expectations dashed in less than two months. I'm sure there will be more along the way - it appears to just be a part of parenthood. :)

BTDT---it will pass. It's hard now, but you'll forget what it means to be too exhausted to drive. My hardest baby is now my most delightful teen. My easiest baby is now a very challenging tween. You know in some cultures a woman would just be reentering society. Here we expect women to be back to a 60 hr week at 7 weeks.

Take care of you and your beautiful baby! The rest will come. :)
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#619172 Getting Married, Scared For My Future Children

Posted by on 24 June 2010 - 09:09 AM

If not celiac, then what? No one is perfect. When you agree to have a child, you get what you get for the most part. And even if they come out perfect at the beginning, it doesn't mean they won't get meningitis at three and be brain damaged. Does that sound mean? I don't mean it that way, but agreeing to be a parent means putting aside your own expectations of what "should" happen. There is joy in parenting all kinds of kids. And never underestimate the power of your influence over your kids. If you teach them that it stinks to have celiac, they WILL agree with you. If you teach them that your health is important and food isn't the end all, be all of every social situation, they will learn that, too.

Be married for a while. Five kids is a lot of kids. A lot. I never wanted any, and now I wish I had at least two more. My SIL wanted six and can barely deal with her two. You won't know until you have your first.
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#609008 I Can't Commit To Gluten Free Without Some Sweets!

Posted by on 05 May 2010 - 05:41 AM

I don't want to preach at you, but if you are eating gluten on a regular basis you probably won't be able to get past this no matter how delicious the gluten-free sweets are. It's not the sugar you are craving, it's the gluten.

If you were diabetic, would you be too busy to check your blood sugar?

You have to get a handle on this even if you never get to eat another sweet. You aren't paying for eating gluten on just the days you feel lousy. The damage goes on and on even after you feel better.

Take care of yourself! You deserve to feel great and be healthy! :D

Please don't eat gluten anymore! :(
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#604690 Privacy And Your Feelings About It?

Posted by on 15 April 2010 - 07:50 AM

Wow. This tops it for me.

I'd be livid. I'd feel like her rights had been violated.

I'm not a litigious person, but I believe I would consider that route if this "teacher" weren't fired.

Would she "joke" about diabetes? Would she out a child with HIV?

Spoken to her at length wouldn't be enough for me. Dismissed would be best; leave without pay and mandatory counseling and sensitivity training would be the only other acceptable path.

I'd be praying hard for her each day and myself not to catch her in the parking lot and deck her.

That's my .02.
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#596226 Last Nights Dinner Fiasco

Posted by on 03 March 2010 - 11:04 AM

I snapped myself out of it and got my nerve back and made like it didnt bother me.

You've come a long way, baby! ;)
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#595742 Birthday Cake!

Posted by on 01 March 2010 - 08:48 AM

Oh no, I meant a homemade gluten-free Ding-Dong. It's easy, you make a one layer cake mix in a sheet pan. You roll it up while warm in a kitchen towel. When it's cool, gently open it and spread with whipped cream or fluffy frosting. Roll it up and glaze with chocolate. It's pretty easy and SPECTACULAR! Even my gluten lovin' FIL said it was great.

I'll post more specific directions if you are interested---pressed for time right now.
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