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Member Since 31 Dec 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 15 2014 03:55 PM

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In Topic: Chef That Wants Your Feedback

15 December 2014 - 03:56 PM

My at-home frustration is the ridiculous cost of good gluten-free flour blends. I love Better Batter flour blend but it is absurdly expensive. As far as eating out goes... we don't go. I'll eat at PF Changs and Outback Steak House on very rare occasions ... with trepidation as wait staff and managers can be as awesome as ever but behind the kitchen closed doors... all bets are off, but we live in pretty rural Arkansas. We don't eat out here. I make bread mixes like Pamela's (I like Udi's and Rudi's ready-made bread but am so unhappy with loaves of bread... that cost an arm and a leg... w/ a huge air bubble that goes thru the entire loaf!!


I'm not a fan of gluten-free convenience foods but would like to continue baking from a "from scratch" perspective without having to mortgage the house for the ingredients!

In Topic: Hospital Stays

29 October 2014 - 06:43 AM

When my super-sensitive daughter had surgery in June, she wore a plastic tiara crown with a sign on it that said, "PLEASE DO NOT FEED ME!" I spoke with all of the staff who touched her, told them how sensitive she is, and provided all of her food myself. Luckily, she was only in for 24 hours!

In Topic: Please Please Help, I Cant Carry On Like This - 6 Stone Weight Loss In 16 Weeks

23 October 2014 - 01:45 PM

Welcome Autumn. Here is where you'll find the information you need. Unfortunately, doctors don't seem to have nearly as much as the peeps here do... who live w/ celiac every day... and have the one million different symptoms!!


My 3 daughters and I all have celiac. I was diagnosed first at age 49. When my youngest was diagnosed, she was so ill she lost 60 lbs., had interstitial cystitis symptoms and it was ONLY though her own extensive elimination diet that she finally was able to heal her gut. Interesting note... she spent her first 5 years on antibiotics for chronic ear infections and, from what I've read, this likely seriously compromised her gut health.


She went to GI docs who berated her for asking more questions than they could answer. She'd leave in tears. Seriously... it was her own research here and in other places that helped her survive. She ate FIVE foods for nearly 2 years... eggs, plain chicken (no spices whatsoever), apples, white rice, and cauliflower. Can you imagine?? Thankfully, those foods are good for you! Several years later, she's been able to bring back many foods, but will always be dairy free, citrus free, some nightshade veggies free, and several other frees (I think).


I hope you find some answers! Just know that the peeps here are amazingly knowledgeable and so helpful!!

In Topic: Lunches To Bring To Work

15 October 2014 - 01:01 PM

I make sandwiches on toast... turkey or tuna or whatever... and put it in my flexible lunch bag with a bottle of frozen water. I have 2 bottles of water that go from my lunch bag back into the freezer... I don't drink the many times refrozen water. Last weekend I made individual chicken pot pies and froze them after cooking/cooling. They heat up well in the microwave. I often take leftovers and nuke them. Salads always work. As it gets colder, I'll take leftover chili or soups. I have some big crockery mugs w/ lids so I don't have to reheat in plastic.

In Topic: Gluten Free Ebola - South Park Episode

15 October 2014 - 12:52 PM

I'll have to look for it! I'm one of the sick twists who's LOVED the show. I took my 3 kids to see the movie years ago and there was ONE other couple in the movie and when they got done with the first song... the couple walked out and we had the entire theater to ourselves.


This is awful... but I was on the PTA thingy in the kid's elementary school and they were arguing about something and I was thinking about one of the Christmas episodes on South Park and how everyone was arguing that you can't do/say this or do/say that and someone asked, "Okay... is there anything else we need to get rid of??"  The teacher who always had Mr. Hand (and is now a woman?? I've not watched it in a while) said, "Yes... can we please get rid of the Mexicans?" So, believe it or not, one of the PTA members said, "Is there anything else?" And before I knew it was coming out of my mouth I said (in the Mr. Hand teacher's voice), "Yeah... can we get rid of the Mexicans?" There was complete silence for a few seconds and I wanted to fall thru the floor as I realized not everyone watches South Park. "SOUTH PARK... it's a joke," I stammered.