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love2travel

Member Since 26 May 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 25 2014 11:44 AM
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#898873 Elk Roast

Posted by love2travel on 09 December 2013 - 12:30 PM

OK.  Searing is out of the question as you need a piping hot pan.  BTW, I would really, really, REALLY recommend getting a cast iron skillet as it is so multi-purpose.  I use mine for everything from cornbread to roasting a chicken (which is far better than using a roaster as those basically steam as opposed to roast) to roasting veg to cooking on the stovetop.  They are very inexpensive and keep for years and years.  To me they are crucial if you want to do any kind of cooking.  I could go on and on about it but won't bore you with the details.  :rolleyes:

 

So, you can do buttermilk.  If you cannot buy it, it is easy to make.  Just throw in 1 Tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice into your measuring cup and pour in enough milk to get to 1 cup.  It really helps to soak in buttermilk overnight but this is not absolutely necessary.

 

I have books on just rubs so I'll find a few great choices for you.  And yes, you can use powdered ginger in a dry rub.  :)


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#898733 Floaters - And I'm Not Talking About Vision

Posted by love2travel on 08 December 2013 - 12:41 PM

LOL.....you really are enjoying those emoticon thingers, aren't you? 

 

I put one up there for Abby, but it did not come through. I just fixed it...check it out! :D

Too funny!  I'll one up you (keeping in mind I am embarrassed and hanging my head in shame)...

 

 

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#898724 Floaters - And I'm Not Talking About Vision

Posted by love2travel on 08 December 2013 - 12:16 PM

Do you girls know you are not exactly normal?  I'm pooped out from reading all your antics.  ^_^  Now I must go and stack the stools before they start dropping.  So, scat!  Outta my way! 


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#894864 I Am In A Funk

Posted by love2travel on 05 November 2013 - 06:19 PM

Oh, I am sorry to hear you are having such a rough time. I have no medical advice or recommendations but just know I am thinking of you. There is always hope. ALWAYS. Hang in there, ok? Maybe have a hot cup of tea and a nice long bath with a good book.
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#894466 Anybody Use Penzey's Spices?

Posted by love2travel on 03 November 2013 - 01:51 PM

Abby, I use them!  I get my in-laws to pick them up for me when they go to the U.S.  None that I have contain gluten - in fact, I do not think any do (but I have not called them myself for over a year).  My spice cupboard contains 85+ spices I roast and grind.  I am a spice fanatic!  :D   Sometimes I open the pantry and sigh deeply... ;)

 

This reminds me - I owe you some recipes! 


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#890007 Do You Take Your Celiac Disease Seriously?

Posted by love2travel on 28 September 2013 - 07:44 AM

Extremely. It is my LIFE, after all. My hubby and family need me. :-)
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#889028 Gluten Free Panko

Posted by love2travel on 19 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

Glad you discovered it. I like it, too. So-called gluten free "panko" in stores is not even remotely similar!
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#885503 New To Celiacs And Having A Hard Time

Posted by love2travel on 23 August 2013 - 02:33 PM

Oh, how I understand! Food is my life, too. I am a recipe tester and teach cooking classes and am absolutely obsessed with cooking. At first my grief was inconsolable, especially as I did not feel ill from eating gluten. My diagnosis came by accident. Now I enjoy testing recipes and catering for events (i.e. celiacs at a wedding this weekend). When not cooking, I read about food and am intensely passionate about it. You get the picture.

Just please know the grieving does come to an end. Give yourself time and permission to grieve. And, as everyone else said (because it is true!) one day you will feel a bit better, and the next, and the next... This too shall pass. It really will. Your new normal will be a better normal! Keep taking a day at a time and keep your eye on the prize.
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#882034 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by love2travel on 30 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

I'm not supposed to eat chicken skin, but fortunately my husband doesn't like it. So if it was all gone before he was home he would never know! Well... except the whole migraine and being half blind thing, but it is possible that it would be almost worth it! Just tell him you made skinless chicken. Think he'll buy it?


Dang. I had a delectable hunk of skin in my mouth when I heard the garage open. DARN IT!
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#881391 What Did You Have For Lunch Today?

Posted by love2travel on 27 July 2013 - 07:32 AM

The cool weather demands Eggs Benedict methinks.
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#880060 Gluten-Free Bread Recos, Hated Udi's

Posted by love2travel on 18 July 2013 - 09:25 AM

Not really a fan of Udi's, either. My favourites are Kinnickinnik soft bread (far larger slices than Udi's) and Glutino Genius. As Peter said, our toastes vary wildly. However, homemade is always best though it is still a distant second to gluten bread. If you want to make your own, one of the best recipes by our own Simona is posted on here. It is called Simona's Challah Bread. Good flavour, texture and crumb. Rises nicely.
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#878912 Any 'canners' Out There?

Posted by love2travel on 10 July 2013 - 03:19 PM

My favourite things to can are jams and jellies, many savoury ones such as nectarine with thyme and caramelized onion, or apricot jalapeno. One favourite is roasted strawberry with balsamic jam.  Oh, and blood orange and grapefruit marmalade.  I also do my own tomato sauces, salsas and all sorts of cool condiments.  I love it!  It is so gratifying looking at row upon row of glistening jars in the pantry, waiting to use them.  Oh, I love making chile carrot pickles, dilled green beans, pickled garlic...


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#875324 Happy Spring, Fellow Gardeners!

Posted by love2travel on 18 June 2013 - 05:14 PM

Rain...what is this rain you speak of????
So I got one of the boys to turn the soil a bit at one end of the dead grass...in with the corn/beans/squash....we shall see if my newly restored greenish thumbs are up to the task!
Also the raised planters have an improved design....boys just need to haul heavy things about and then we will have some growing to do!

Rain...what is this rain you speak of????
So I got one of the boys to turn the soil a bit at one end of the dead grass...in with the corn/beans/squash....we shall see if my newly restored greenish thumbs are up to the task!
Also the raised planters have an improved design....boys just need to haul heavy things about and then we will have some growing to do!

My husband built me fantastic raised beds five years ago. There is seating all the way around so I do not have to bend. I grow intensively. It is unreal how much we harvest!
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#871886 Just Ate The Best Meal Of My Life In Croatia...

Posted by love2travel on 31 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

I'm lost...are we or are we not headed to Croatia to kidnap -- oh I mean recruit this most excellent chef to be L2T's sous chef at the compound?   ;)

 

And what is this Karen's Status update -- I couldn't find what you all are chatting 'bout???

YES!  I know where he lives.  Well, not really, but I know where he cooks.  We're going back in four months - this time I'll try to sneak a photo (maybe one from the front and another from the back so you can see all the lovely roses and semi-tropical plants growing in the background  :lol: ).


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#871197 The New Celiac Drug Is Out There

Posted by love2travel on 28 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hi ABQ,

 

There are so many kind, compassionate and caring people on this board that we are almost like family!  Heck, we ARE family - we have celiac in common.  :)   We are just responding truthfully.

 

I have been gluten free for 25 months and honestly I miss good bread, croissants, chewy bagels, phyllo pastry...But then I have always been a baker and cook and will never, ever forget the smell and taste and texture of gluten bread.  I make my own gluten free breads, pizzas, cinnamon rolls, etc. but they are not the same quite honestly.  They are probably as good as it gets as far as gluten free goes.  But if you do not care about food and/or cooking, I imagine that forgetting these things is easier.  I do not yearn for it or crave it - just miss it sometimes.  What I miss most is spontaneity and social functions where you must plan everything ahead (i.e. going to in-laws for Christmas).  

 

Actually, what I initially did was the day after I was diagnosed I made a list of about 70 things to have one last time.  And I had every single one and crossed them off that list.  Funny thing is, most can be made gluten free.  I was in denial for several months.  How could I have celiac?  I did not feel sick and I am a SERIOUS gourmand (dislike the word "foodie").  But after denial and grieving and anger, I came to acceptance and while every single label must be read, it became second nature.  I seriously wondered whether I would get to that place but I did!  So can you.  So, be encouraged.  Take the advice you have been given and know that you are not in this alone.  We have all been through it and we all hit rough patches.  It is just human nature.  :)


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