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#657332 Cookies

Posted by on 30 November 2010 - 11:07 AM

I like the chocolate KinniTOOS (very similar to Oreos).
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#651119 Thanksgiving Desserts

Posted by on 04 November 2010 - 07:46 AM

My go-to is always dump cake. So easy, so bad for you, and everyone loves it. I want to stick to something easy this year because I have to make a whole gluten free meal for my fiance's family.
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#651118 Good Gluten Free Bread Mix?

Posted by on 04 November 2010 - 07:43 AM

Another vote for gluten-free Pantry - definitely the best I have tried.
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#651095 Are You A Celiac?

Posted by on 04 November 2010 - 04:18 AM

It all depends who I am speaking to - if I am at a restaurant, I say "gluten allergy" (and sometimes the server will say "Oh you have Celiac?"). If it is someone I come in contact with often, I will explain it - I usually say "I have celiac disease" and go into a long, detailed, often TMI description of it :blink: . On the other hand, my fiance just says "Monica is a silly" and leaves it at that.
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#644391 Insensitive Co-Workers... Maybe One Day They Will Understand

Posted by on 06 October 2010 - 11:59 AM

In my high school, when someone got mono they had to stay home until they got a doctor's note permitting them to return to school...

I think people should stay home when they are sick.
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#620593 Family Get Together @ Pizza Place

Posted by on 30 June 2010 - 10:12 AM

My sister's 20th birthday is Friday. So on Saturday, my grandma and one of my aunts thought it would be a good idea to celebrate Emily's (my sister) and my uncle's birthdays. They chose a pizza place.

This is fine with me. At this point, I am not livid. I understand people like pizza and twelve people don't have to have dietary restrictions because I do. I went on the restaurant's website and see that everything is glutenous. Obviously, pizza - but of course pasta, sandwiches and fried food. That is it. That is all they offer (and, honestly, if they offered anything else, I don't think I would trust it. They are primarily a pizza joint, after all).

Even this doesn't make me that angry. I figure, hey, standard American fare. So I call the restaurant with hopes that they let me bring a lunch box. This is what gets me: they actually said no. I have never, ever in two years of being gluten free gotten this response. Usually after I say "celiac" and "food allergies" and "I get really sick" they understand, sympathize, and are totally cool with me bringing in some raw veggies and a plain chicken breast.

But no. The lady I spoke to actually said that they are worried that my family and I will use my freaking lunch box to feed twelve people and just use their restaurant as a meeting point. Think about it: a Laptop Lunch used to feed twelve people. If I weren't so angry I would probably laugh at that thought.

So I actually said to the lady at the restaurant, "So you expect me to sit there for two hours and watch my family eat...?" To that she said, "Well yes. You would be breaking our policy".

/end rant.
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#615424 Ice Cream?

Posted by on 08 June 2010 - 02:57 PM

A delicious dairy-free alternative is sorbet... The really good stuff is Hagen Daz, I love the mango or raspberry flavours.

Also want to mention that the info I found/posted is Canadian and the ingredients are sometimes different for the U.S.!

Another good dairy free alternative is So Delicious Coconut Milk ice cream - it is really good, too! I like the green tea flavor (different, but very tasty) and the mint chocolate chip.
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#615039 Explanation That Comforted Me.

Posted by on 06 June 2010 - 04:13 PM

Thankfully I was one of those who had no withdrawal symptoms at all. But my sweetie, who has diabetes, spastic colon, is a smoker, also has had 1 heart attack and open heart surgery tried to go gluten free with me. Bad bad gluten withdrawals to the point he finally said to heck with it. He now knows he has a gluten problem but refuses to go gluten free because it was so bad. He said he'd rather suffer through another heart attack and open heart surgery before going through that again.

Same here - I didn't have withdrawal symptoms with gluten. Milk products were another story - I CRAVED cheese.

My fiance, on the other had, cannot go a day without gluten without feeling crappy. Luckily it doesn't bother him - he has a problem with some fruits and vegetables, and also nuts. He has to have his multigrain sandwich thins. He is also the same with protein or he'll get sluggish-- but for me, I could go without meat (I eat it though).

We are quite the pair with our problems with food! :blink:
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