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#727183 Pity Party/ College Search

Posted by on 01 September 2011 - 04:30 PM

My son's school & another school his friends go to have kitchens you reserve. He could have it every day, by himself with his own pans. He keeps the food in his fridge in his room. He can have a microwave in his room for the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

If you won't consider other schools, you will have to figure out how to work with what you have available. Or fight for more. Either way, it's a good learning experience for him.
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#727063 Pity Party/ College Search

Posted by on 01 September 2011 - 09:44 AM

One option is to expand your search area. There are thousands of Colleges. Not sure if you are in the US or which part of the country.

My son (not gluten-free), lives in a dorm with a full, beautiful kitchen on the first floor. I didn't have to delve into the gluten-free food thing, but I saw that they have choices including food provided & cooked or no food plan & cook in the dorm. Whole Foods is across from the campus. Groceries within walking distance as well as a good bus system. Scheduled bus runs for the dorms to Target, etc. Just to show you that there are schools that can work.

Dorm living is a great way to meet people, so its great for Freshmen. You may just have to continue looking.
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#727052 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 01 September 2011 - 09:25 AM

Are you taking him any peanut butter cookies so he can show the girls what they are supposed to taste like? :D

Yes. I'm baking them this afternoon & freezing for freshness.
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#726255 Corn Tortillas That Contained Wheat Flour

Posted by on 29 August 2011 - 06:57 AM

You can name the brand. That way people who live near you will know.
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#726204 How To Keep A Teenager Compliant

Posted by on 28 August 2011 - 07:48 PM

Wanted to add:

The punishment of breaking a rule should be a consequence of the the rule breaking. Taking away her cell phone
or her new UGG boots has nothing to do with sneaking gluten food at her friends house. Not going to the friends house makes more sense. If you can't behave at Suzy's house, you can't go to Suzy's house. Because you don't behave at Suzy's, you aren't going to any friends house.
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#726201 How To Keep A Teenager Compliant

Posted by on 28 August 2011 - 07:41 PM

I would tell mine something like this.

You know you need to be gluten-free. Even a little will cause antibodies to start destroying your body, even if you don't feel it. Eating gluten-free is a rule. If you cannot follow this rule when you are not at home, you will not go anywhere without a parent to supervise you. This includes school functions, movies, etc. If she is not following the diet at school, you could try to talk to the counselors and maybe she must eat a home packed lunch in the office. Maybe you come up and watch her eat.

If she was smoking pot when she went to a friends or the movies or at lunch, you wouldn't think these things were too harsh. Eating gluten is probably more dangerous to a Celiac's health than pot is to a 13 year old ( no I don't think kids should smoke pot).

Even if she says she will follow the rule, you will need a way to ensure she is. You will need to show up and check on her randomly. Maybe a teacher or another parent who is there will check for you. When my son first started driving, I would see if his car was where he said he would be. I had other parents and neighbors tell me how his driving was.

Yes this is a lot of work for you. You chose to be a parent so this is your job.

Yes, it will embarrass her. So what? I bet you embarrass her once by sitting with her for school lunch and a party and she will follow the rules. You have to mean it and follow through or it's a waste of time.
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#725743 Nutrition And Wellness Consultant

Posted by on 26 August 2011 - 08:21 AM


Sorry family are being poopy! ;)
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#725196 Is This Gluten-Free?

Posted by on 24 August 2011 - 04:48 AM

i would call the company and ask.

I agree with the Wolf!

With medication, the only way to know is to ask. Except for the few that put gluten-free on the box.
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#725195 Does Gluten Make You More Athletic?

Posted by on 24 August 2011 - 04:35 AM

All the feedback that has been given from these forums has been passed on to the others in some way or other. Who they are shall remain a mystery. ;) But don't get me wrong, many on these forums (yourself included) have been very helpful overall and I really appreciate getting feedback from all who have something to contribute Their identity cannot be traced, and I don't think they'd have a problem with how I've gone about any of this. These questions I believe are similar to those that many I'm sure may be asking in their own minds (they may just not want to share their feelings with anyone and may not know where to do so).

I won't be answering any questions from you any longer. I do not appreciate that you are taking our replies and appear to be re-posting them as your own on your website.

I realize that this is a public forum and anyone can read our replies. I realize others could be copying our answers and re-posting them as thier own. However, I will not be a willing participant in something that borders on plagerism.
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#725072 Does Gluten Make You More Athletic?

Posted by on 23 August 2011 - 03:17 PM

Seriously, Kelly! What's with posting stuff from "friends"? It really makes no difference what we say, the people aren't here to answer questions or clarify something.

On the chance that this is serious - Kids grow. One year they are the tallest or the fastest, the next year, someone else grew more. I know a girl that was the second best long distance runner in the state. The next year, she grew 5 inches and had to slog along until she could get re- coordinated. Boys in grade school have feet that grow 2 sizes in a week. Sometimes it takes awhile to figure out where their feet are and they trip over them a lot.
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#725006 How Would A Gluten Free Chex Mix Go Down With The Glutenoids

Posted by on 23 August 2011 - 12:20 PM

Here's an official recipe from the 60s. We never liked the Wheat Chex.

Chex.com has more variations

This is the authentic 1960s recipe:

3 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp peanut butter
Blend over low heat until blended ( I microwave)
Add: 1tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1/4 teasp garlic salt
1/4 tsp salt

In a 9x13 pan mix:

2 cups wheat Chex
2 cups corn Chex
2 cups rice Chex. ( I do 3 cups each corn & rice)
1/2 can salted peanuts
1 cup pretzels

Mix in the sauce. Bake at 200 F for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.

You could use unsalted peanuts, low salt Worch. sauce & garlic powder to make it very low salt.

In the US Lea & Perrins is gluten-free.
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#724889 I Don't Want To Go!

Posted by on 23 August 2011 - 03:08 AM

2) There is another poster (kareng, possibly?) who has written a few times previously that she will call ahead and find out what a host is planning to prepare, then make an individual serving of that same meal, but gluten free, for herself.

:wub: It warms my heart to see someone is listening to me!

I have a slightly different take on this, this time. I think it is wrong of a company or a boss to insist that spouses must come to an event. I am not the employee. What I eat or how I talk or look or think, should not effect my husband's job performance. Very few jobs really need a spouse's participation (maybe President of the US). I attend things occassionally, it I want to. Even before gluten-free, I rarely went to these "command performances". Yes, the boss says it is to "reward the employees for thier hard work, and the spouses for putting up with the long hours". I don't find sitting eating with people I barely know and have little in commmon with, a reward.

Buffets or cocktail type things are easier to negotiate than a sit down dinner. If everyone is eating at once, its obvious you aren't. When everyone is milling about, who knows if you ate 5 minutes ago.

If this were me, my hub would probably tell them I had something with the kids but he would attend. If its too late for that, He needs to tell him that you are very sensitive to gluten. Eating, even a gluten-free meal, at another's house won't work. Even an errant crumb will make you sick. (tricky because people will think you are saying they don't wash dishes well) Your doctor has advised you not to eat at other peoples houses because gluten is a sneaky little ba$#%%#.

Good luck.
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#724645 Celiac Cost Me Everything

Posted by on 22 August 2011 - 05:14 AM

Oh Raven! I'm so sorry about your dog! We can't walk with you but we are still here for you.
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#724516 Needed: Meat Balls

Posted by on 21 August 2011 - 02:35 PM

I like to make a meat ball appetizer called MOINK balls. These are made from frozen meat balls, treated with a BBQ rub, wrapped in 1/2 slice bacon. They are cooked until bacon is done, then glazed with a BBQ sauce.

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Problem is no frozen meat balls that are gluten free.

So I am looking for a recipe for gluten free meat balls that I can use in this appetizer.

Suggestions are very welcome!

I was just looking for meatball recipes myself, today. I'm sure your " balls" are yummy! Bacon & BBQ sauce!

Go to the upper right corner. Put meatballs in the google search. I found a variety of recipes and substitutions for the bread crumbs in gluteny meatballs.
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#724502 Why Is Barley Malt Added To So Many Breakfast Cereals?

Posted by on 21 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

Would be nice to have more mainstream gluten-free cereral but I don't see how a Celiac Society can force a store to change the cereal. Nor do I see how it is wrong for a company to make a cereral with malt as long as they aren't mislabeling it as gluten-free.
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