I searched Charcot-Leyden crystals and found this: http://www.udel.edu/...372/Ch-lyd.html Charcot-Leyden crystals are formed from the breakdown of eosinophils and may be seen in the stool or sputum of patients with parasitic diseases. The crystals are slender and pointed and stain purplish-red in the trichrome stain, as shown in this image. These crystals can appear in a variety of sizes and only indicate an immune response, but the cause may or may not be a parasitic infection.
No, you are not alone. This is a good place to come and vent.
It is a good idea to take snacks with you when you go out.
As for foods, Tink'yada pasta is very good, homemade mashed potatoes should not have any gluten in them, I boil potatoes, drain, add milk, butter, salt and pepper and use my hand mixer to 'mash' them. You can also add garlic powder and cheese. Also Idahoan makes potato flakes that say gluten-free on the label and they also have some flavors that are gluten-free (check the back of the label). You can search on here for gluten-free candy lists.
I use chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, ground oregano, paprika, cilantro flakes, ground(cayenne)red pepper (just little of this), salt and pepper and a little cornstarch for thickining. I don't measure, just add small amounts and taste. I use the same seasonings for chili.
This is Alton Brown's taco seasoning: http://www.foodnetwo...cipe/index.html
Taco Potion #19:
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Put all of the ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.