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Member Since 31 Dec 2004
Offline Last Active Apr 10 2015 04:46 AM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Favorite All Purpose Gluten Free Flour?

29 March 2015 - 10:13 AM

I like Better Batter the best. Right now I'm using Cup4cup.

In Topic: gluten-free Piiza Crusts, First Attempts

19 March 2015 - 06:08 AM

I love the Namaste crust mix. The entire bag is supposed to make 2 big crusts but I make it into about 5 or 6 smaller ones, par-bake, and freeze them. If I don't have parchment, I put them on the aluminum foil with a non-stick side. They both work beautifully.

In Topic: Family Cluster Of Celiac - The Legacy I Want To Leave Behind

19 March 2015 - 05:59 AM

I was diagnosed at age 49 after only a month or two of huge digestive issues (unrelenting diarrhea). No one else in my immediate or extended family has it. One by one... my three daughters were diagnosed. Middle daughter was about 27. Her doc told her she was lucky to be diagnosed at such an early age because she would avoid lots of later health problems. She said, "Isn't that like saying it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day? Like what else can you say? It sucks to be you??" Youngest daughter was diagnosed next... and hindsight showed me that the stomach aches she had growing up were real and not just a way to get out of going to school. Hers was so severe and with so many debilitating symptoms, she lost 60 lbs. and through her OWN research and trials and errors (one of her docs said to her, "Oh great... you've been on the internet. Why don't YOU tell ME what you have?") she was able to remove foods (nightshades, oxylates, dairy, and many others) and allow her gut to heal. Oldest daughter was diagnosed at about age 30... while dealing with metastatic breast cancer.

Thank goodness they grew up in a cooking home. Despite all of the difficulties and obstacles, they can cook and feed themselves well!

In Topic: Dealing With People At Work

30 January 2015 - 06:51 AM

I simply tell people that if I don't cook it, I can't eat it. That gets well-meaning friends off the hook. Call me paranoid... I don't care! I have two friends/neighbors who are amazing cooks and absolutely "get" the whole process... I'll happily eat at their homes, but otherwise I bring my own.

In Topic: Girl Scouts Rolls Out 3 New Gluten Free Cookies

26 January 2015 - 12:31 PM

I can't believe they haven't found a way to make the Thin Mints gluten free!! I'd buy tons!!