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#678585 About Ten Days In.... Yikes!

Posted by on 26 February 2011 - 05:18 AM

Cream cheese helped me through the cravings. I made cream cheese frosting (cream cheese, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, sometimes also whipping cream/cool whip - there's a ton of different variations) and put it on a lot: cupcakes made with Betty Crocker chocolate cake, pumpkin rolls with gluten-free flour, Morning Glory cupcakes, strawberries...

Maybe it was the smooth, creamyness of it (I miss the gooeyness of gluteny stuff). I'm not sure. Also, dark chocolate also helps in the release of some nice neurotransmitters in the brain - Dove has always been safe for me.
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#677258 Help Me Figure Out What My Meals And Cabinets Could Look Like?

Posted by on 21 February 2011 - 05:37 PM

There are a ton of discussions here with favorite cheap meals. Do a search that includes 'meals', 'quick', 'cheap' and you may get some good ideas. I have a shared kitchen, and my boys eat a lot of bread/toast, so we have separate margarine and jelly. I have a cabinet just for me that includes: my own jar of peanut butter, almonds (I usually mix M&Ms in them), chocolate Chex(I think I got zapped by honey-nut Chex), a stash of Lara bars, a bag of sugar (I don't trust the communal sugar, or anything communal in my house - once a bag of chips is opened I assume that gluteny hands went into it), and various gluten-free pastas. My favorite pasta is rice sticks - I find them cheap in the Chinese food section or ethnic grocery stores. I cook a lot from scratch, but we also use Hunt's pasta sauces, Progresso soups that are gluten-free, Tostito's corn chips and salsa. My stand-by for if I'm on the run is Boost.
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#646434 Dictating What Others Can Eat Around Me?

Posted by on 15 October 2010 - 06:07 AM

Some people with fish allergies respond when fish is being deep fried in the area. If the corn dogs were deep fried and gluten got airborne that could be a problem. But that almost sounds more like an allergy. I did get myself sick once making cobbler with Bisquick - which is very light and probably got airborne. Therefore you may need to avoid areas with airborne flour or deep fried battered things. Otherwise just being around people who are eating gluten shouldn't be a problem, and no, you can't dictate what other people eat around you - just don't be in the kitchen when they're cooking it.
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#631214 Short-Term Memory Problems

Posted by on 12 August 2010 - 02:32 PM

I wonder if my carpal-tunnel-like symptoms are also related to my crappy memory - since they're both seemingly neurological: my hands go numb every night, sometimes 10 times, no matter what position they are in. I think my B levels were tested when I asked my doctor to check a bunch of things including my vitamin D level (partly because of the hand numbness) - but I'll look for the labwork and check. Vitamin D supplements and sunlight haven't helped the numbness, but they did help my energy. I take magnesium here and there, but I'm going to start taking it daily.

I try very hard to avoid glutenings and cc. I think my last glutening was from 'gluten free' honey nut Chex. Sigh.
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#629469 Gluten Free Party

Posted by on 05 August 2010 - 04:02 PM

How very sweet of your friends, but I would be leery of something cooked in their kitchens. I have a shared kitchen, but I also have separate margarine tubs, separate spoon rests, separate colanders, and I watch very carefully for bread crumbs that somehow manage to get EVERYWHERE now that I'm more aware. I threw out my sugar and got a new bag because there were times in my pre-celiac days I would measure a cup of flour, wipe off the measuring cup with a paper towel, then dip the measuring cup into the sugar. (I know, you all are cringing...) The last example probably is what I think of most when I worry about other peoples' cooking. Most people are aware that bread crumbs end up in the margarine tub, but what about flour in the sugar from when you made cookies 6 months ago?

I've been glutened by my mother - who has a master's degree and read up on the subject and bought all gluten-free stuff for Christmas dinner. She swears she has no idea how it happened. Maybe it was a bread crumb in the spoon drawer. Who knows.

I was also glutened by a physician friend who at one time forwarded me information on gluten-free medications - I think it was cc on the grill where she was cooking the 'gluten-free' brats.

Don't mean to sound paranoid, just realistic.
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#597344 Glutenized By Stepson

Posted by on 08 March 2010 - 02:30 PM

Bring it up privately with the therapist. It is not unusual for the counselor to talk to family members seperately at times and maybe they will have some ideas.

As a therapist, I agree. Tell the therapist you're not sure, and you don't want him/her telling your stepson of your suspicions. Whether he's doing it or not, the fact that you suspect he's doing it means your family would definately benefit from some counseling.
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