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#670114 One Good Thing About Being The Only gluten-free In A House Of Gluten-Eaters....

Posted by on 23 January 2011 - 05:24 PM

My good thing for the day is that my son said, "Mom? Are you sure this pasta is gluten free? I'm kinda scared to eat it cause it tastes so real!"

I had given him quinoa/corn spaghetti.... :)

I love those tastes-too-good-to-be-true moments!!!
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#670095 One Good Thing About Being The Only gluten-free In A House Of Gluten-Eaters....

Posted by on 23 January 2011 - 04:25 PM

I made delicious buttermilk biscuits this afternoon because it was -30 degrees celsius outside so there was nothing to do but stay inside and bake! And it a moment of extreme weakness I not only offered my non-celiac boyfriend a biscuit, but I gave him the biggest one!!! But then again, he did slave over the stove last night making chili and homemade corn tortillas....
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#656755 Friends' Reactions To Gluten Free Food

Posted by on 28 November 2010 - 08:09 AM

My non-Celiac-but-eats-gluten-free-at-home boyfriend is an amazing baker (as a hobby). After I was diagnosed he switched to baking entirely gluten free. No wheat flour in our house (his choice, not mine). If we told friends that what he'd made was gluten free, they'd comment "hmmm, yeah tastes gluten free". But then we could make the exact same thing again and not tell them before they ate it that it was gluten free and they'd be raving about how good it tasted. And they'd panic when they saw me eating it thinking that it wasn't gluten free and I was going to get sick! Its just a mind-set. People think gluten-free = disgusting food. Probably because often it is if made with cheap ingredients like rice flour. But if made properly, its good! Nothing like a good flourless chocolate cake!
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#654432 Suggestion

Posted by on 18 November 2010 - 09:13 AM

I second the need for locations to be identified. There's a such a wide variation in products between countries and the exact same product can be gluten-free in one country and not in another. People may read something thinking a product is safe in their country when its not. Just take Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce as the cautionary example. Safe in the US and UK, but here in Canada, its full of malt.
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#648819 Survey For People With Celiac Disease

Posted by on 24 October 2010 - 07:00 PM

1. Sex: Male or Female - Female
2. Age: 31
3. How long ago were you diagnosed with celiac disease? - 2 and a half years ago
4. Does anyone in your family have celiac disease? - No. But there is a history of other gastro diseases - sister has Crohn's Disease and mother has IBS.
5. How severe is your celiac disease? - I hate this question! Every Celiac is severe in the sense that even if you don't react, you still shouldn't eat ANY gluten.
6. Is it difficult to eat out at restaurants or anywhere outside of your home? - Its getting easier, BUT I think the biggest problem is that restaurants don't understand cross contamination. More and more restaurants are offering gluten-free menu items, but in reality they're made with gluten-free ingredients and then get contaminated during the preparation and cooking process.
7. Do you believe that there should be more to be done to make this disease more aware to the public? - More awareness of what gluten-free REALLY means.
8. How has this disease impacted your life? - yes, positive and negative. On the negative side, its difficult to do anything spontaneously. Every meal is planned and travelling is extremely stressful. On the positive side, you learn who your real friends and family are, and really appreciate those that are willing to take the time to learn about the disease and how to make you feel comfortable and safe with food.
9. What do you think would make celiac disease easier to deal with? - more access to safe food!!!
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