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#906559 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by notme! on 19 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

No idea at the moment. I love noodle dishes though.

here is my 'go-to' tempura batter recipe:


1/4 c. rice flour

1/4 c. tapioca flour

1/4 c. corn starch

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp garlic powder <as much as you like

dash of sesame oil

plus enough water or club soda to make a thick batter. 


fry @ 365 degrees - works with shrimp, chicken, fish, etc


we tried it with beer, but it made it stick to the pan.  when it is done frying, it will still look pretty light.  we have found that they turn a little more golden/browner after removed from the fryer  :)  plus when you take them out, sprinkle with kosher salt. 

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#904906 Man I Was Bumbed!

Posted by notme! on 03 February 2014 - 02:36 PM

now i want cheese dip!  lolz!!


yes, w8n4, if you shred your own cheese, you will know what's in it (just cheese, hopefully!)  i have a shredder - my hubs!  haha!  ;)


i make an awesome pimento cheese spread - i have frozen red peppers from the garden, i put onion in it, usually cheddar, mayo, sour cream - everybody loves it (but hubs because he has to shred the cheese lolz)  <nah, he likes it, too :)

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#903391 Is It Possible To Get Gluten From The Dishwasher?

Posted by notme! on 21 January 2014 - 09:44 AM

From my understanding, the alcohol does denature the bonds in the peptides.  I do not remember where I learned that, so I cannot state any source, sorry.

you may not make unsupported claims on this forum, sorry, whether it is your understanding or not.  stick to facts. 

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#902273 My Eyes Shake When I Go Over Bumps In The Car.

Posted by notme! on 10 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

duct tape.  fix ya right up ;)

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#900212 How Do You Deal With The "haters"?

Posted by notme! on 19 December 2013 - 03:15 PM

I would love to say to a hater, "you know, I was like you once. I loved bread, beer and cake. Then one day, 'bam!' I had celiac disease. It could happen to you. Think about that."

i like that, too :)


here's the thing - it's hard not to talk about, in normal life.  if you're eating out, you *have* to discuss it at length, because you have to make sure you can eat safely.  if you're bringing your own, somebody is going to ask you why you're brown bagging it at a cocktail party.  kid's penis?  not so much (no offense - not something that is really any of my business and i probably would only know/ask if i was babysitting him and had to change his diaper)  but eating?  that's 3x per day every day.  a whole lot of discussion.  at thanxgiving family gathering, i swore my head was going to explode if one more person said "gluten" or "gluten free"  :o   i find myself constantly talking about it, whether i want to or not. 


on the up side, though, my pastor's wife asked me to teach a gluten free cooking class, because there are some people she knows whose grandkids have been diagnosed.  which i will be happy to do and hope it helps somebody.  i guess if i didn't talk about it so much, i wouldn't be able to help them.  so.  there's that.  -_-

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#898713 Floaters - And I'm Not Talking About Vision

Posted by notme! on 08 December 2013 - 11:36 AM


(omg, we have the damnest convos on here!.) 


and I never really wanted to know all this crap, but I do. do. 


(yeah, I said it. ) lol

lolz - who else wants to hear you had a great poop morning - i swear sometimes i just want to tell somebody!  it's been a long and sh*tty trip to get to good doodyville!!  :D


"top o'the doodymornin' to ya, and how's the poop today"  hahahahahahaaa!  :lol:

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#898602 Amazing Lectures At The Gluten Summit

Posted by notme! on 07 December 2013 - 10:50 AM

I wonder what trolls eat.

not vitamins ;)

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#898060 Dealing With The Emotional Aspects Of Ai Disease

Posted by notme! on 03 December 2013 - 09:13 AM

(throws self on floor)  i would LOVE a gingerbread cookie!  one that i didn't have to fingerprint or hover over for fear of ("O MY GOSH don't use that spoon!!) someone contaminating it  :(  it's been a rough week (ok, month) for me.  i have had house guests pretty steadily for about 2 months (with little breaks in between) and for about a month of that time i have been down from 2 gluten hits.  talk about these people i love coming hundreds of miles to visit me and all i want to do is sleep.  and the meals?  forget about it:  stress, stress, stress stress stress.  why do they make the person who can't eat normal things in charge of the meals??  i was like:  eat what you want, i'll eat whatever.  i don't care if it's a turkey damn sandwich for every meal; anything is better than 14 people staring at you waiting for a response.  i am so upset by this whole run of visits, i'm seriously considering going away next year by myself.  i honestly felt like such a burden - we have had this thanksgiving tradition (at our house) for 17 years and i am ready to break it.  kkkkkkkkkkk.  deep breath........


then some sweet soul posts this:


Also... I found this little poster on being mentally strong I want to share




Be Mentally Strong 


1.) Don't waste time feeling sorry for yourself

2.) Dont give away your power

3.) Dont shy away from change

4.) Dont waste energy on things I cant control

5.) Dont worry about pleasing everyone

6.) Dont fear taking calculated risks

7.) Dont dwell on the past 

8.) Dont make the same mistakes over and over

9.) Dont resent other people's successes

10.) Dont give up after first failure

11.) Dont fear alone time

12.) Dont feel that the world owes you anything

13.) Dont expect immediate results


and it's just what i needed.  and that cookie  :)  thanx, guys, you're all awesome :)

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#897700 Did Anyone See The New Study Published About Gluten In Orthodontic Materials?

Posted by notme! on 30 November 2013 - 05:57 PM



From Medscape:

"Approximately 95% of celiac disease patients express HLA-DQ2, and the remaining patients are usually HLA-DQ8 positive. However, the HLA-DQ2 allele is common and is carried by approximately 30% of Caucasian individuals. Thus, HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 is necessary for disease development but is not sufficient for disease development; its estimated risk effect is only 36-53%."


36-53 percent of the 30 percent of people who carry the gene develop the disease.  that is different than what you are purporting.

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#896875 Nuts Dot Com Is My New Favorite Website

Posted by notme! on 22 November 2013 - 12:42 PM

yeah!  got me some nuts today from nuts dot com - they are ON IT - i ordered them online tuesday night and they arrived today :)  i completely over-ordered LOLZ but i'm sure i will find something to do with (pecans!  who doesn't like pecans!) them  -  they sent a little sample of golden flax seeds, too, i have no idea what to do with them :P and i also got some beautiful sliced almonds <not all beat up and broken like they have at the grocery store) 


the box is even quite amusing ^_^

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#896851 Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by notme! on 22 November 2013 - 08:44 AM

I was just shot down with my Chicken idea!! We went to my BIL's and he said it was going to be finger food only. He said my other SIL was bringing Subs, I said I cannot eat subs. I was going to bring a chicken. Hubbs said no I am making wing dings. I said I cannot eat them because he is going to deep fry them in our deep fryer. He said so we will clean it. My thought was "I still cannot eat them" I was telling a friend about it. She said your just making it hard on your self! Because you can just change the oil and eat from it. I try and tell these people it is not that simple. So end result I will probably go and NOT eat anything. I cannot cook my own wing dings in the oven. and say ohhh these are mine. When hubbs is bringing deep fried ones.  I said What eles can I eat? Ohh Karen will bring nuts... Hmmm thanks !! So I cannot eat what you guys make and I can't bring my chicken? Hmmm geee thanks!! Thought at least my husband had my back. 

Then I said I was having problems with corn products, they said ohh we seen you eating a candy the last time you were here. I ate two small pieces of chocolate. Wow here is my wrist slit it! So I am not sure how this Thanksgiving dinner will be for me!! My daughter will bring a gluten-free cake, I don't eat cake. And my other daughter will bring a desert. So I am not sure what I will do as of yet!! Pfftttt Maby keep my plopy hiny home?

i WOULD cook my own and say 'these are mine'  !!  what is wrong with these people, what are they, the candy police??  WHY can't you cook a chicken and bring it??  for people who are going the non-traditional route (SUBS for t-giving?  not exactly turkey and sweet tater pie...)  you would think they wouldn't care what you brought.   if i was going to go (and, God bless you for still even considering going, because i would tell them to cram it, stay home, and be thankful to be around somebody who loves me:  ME) i would bring my own food.  evidently they are going to give you a hard time whether you eat or don't eat, might as well eat safely and take your lumps for a good reason.  (LOLZ - i am a little bit "in your face" sort of person - can you tell :lol: )  rant, rant rant rant rant rant rant!


and, last but not least:  shame on dave!!  :angry:  


so, here's the alternative solution (that will also spend dave's $$ hahaha hit 'em in the wallet, i always say :P )  go get you a brand new deep fryer.  problem solved  ^_^ and that'll teach him to chuck you under the bus :D

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#896779 New Here - Ongoing Symptoms After Glutening

Posted by notme! on 21 November 2013 - 12:58 PM

in the meantime, a long black sedan pulls up in front of your house.  giant red and yellow m&m's emerge from the vehicle equipped with ak rifles........  kyle busch is doing burnouts on your lawn, somebody is feeding your dog chocolate......  milton hershey is rolling over in his grave...


don't mess wit m&ms  <_<

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#895915 Best Way To Deal With Servers?

Posted by notme! on 14 November 2013 - 02:01 PM

I mainly posted here to ask how people cope with these instances of having people not believe/indifferent to something that would make one very sick.


that is the main problem:  most people don't even know what gluten is (or why we are asking all these crazy questions lolz) - to *us*, 'do you have a dedicated gluten free fryer?' is an important question - to them,( unless, as you pointed out, they are allergy savvy) it's over the top.  most of the time they don't know the answer or they may tell you the wrong thing - like, sure, the fryer is dedicated.....  it's too late to find out after you are sick that it was dedicated to frying things (what?)


my sister is the office manager of a pretty nice restaurant - i can't eat there, even though they have a gluten-free menu - they do not have separate prep areas, they use the same grill to cook everything, and there is no regard to cc, as bread is 'harmless' if they just take it off the plate.  BUT they still tell their customers that their food is gluten-free, they *assure* them.  i would be sick as a dog if i ate there.  the only reason my sister knows that (and complains loudly to them ) the food isn't safe for celiacs is because i have it.  but most people don't know any celiacs  :(  or even know what it is :( or what gluten is, for that matter.


you don't have to hide in your kitchen, but you might be stuck in the bathroom  :o  because you do take a chance if you eat out.  i am speaking from a dumb point of view confession that i not only got hit once (last month) (and i quizzed servers and they told me what i wanted to hear = you can eat here, no worries. but they were wrong and guess who had to pay the piper?  not the server!)   as soon as i got over the first one (14 days of misery) i went right out and ate at a place that i had eaten safely before, only to get hit again (another 14 days) it's gonna be awhile before i get my nerve up again!  as a former 'restaurant snob foodie' i say to you:  good luck  :) 

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#894297 Boyfriend's Sister Is A Pastry Chef - Misinformed About Celiac?

Posted by notme! on 02 November 2013 - 01:51 PM

maybe she got an 'f' on her paper  :lol:

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#894263 Ugh - I'm Swearing Off Eating Out For Awhile!

Posted by notme! on 02 November 2013 - 10:12 AM

last month we had my bff and her daughter come for a visit.   my daughter had some time off from school, so we took a trip to nashville.  my friend got a suite with a kitchenette i'm sure so that i would be able to fix myself something to eat.  (i didn't - i brought sandwich meat and bread, etc)  but everyone was so *hungry* all the time <the girls) that after the first day, i just said "ok - here's a bunch of restaurants in the area that have a gluten-free menu"  and let them choose from the find me gluten free app on my phone.  we had lunch at wild horse saloon, and dinner at margaritaville.  2 days later, i can't keep my balance, i have a headache and can't keep my eyes open, so obviously i got cc from one of those places, being as i only ate out on one day (two meals)  so, chalk one up to no research done on either place.  i am dumb.  suffer 2 weeks.....  so then my oldest daughter was here visiting and we decided to go to the red robin THAT I  ALREADY RESEARCHED AND ATE AT AND IT WAS FINE!  ugh - i am back in gluten-head hell again!  the place was soooo much busier the first night i ate there, and i quizzed the server like it was my first time eating there (even though i knew they had a dedicated fryer)  i guess it's always a crap shoot......... 


the places in nashville both had gluten-free menus, so i guess that doesn't mean they know what they're doing.  the girl at the red robin answered all my questions like she knew what she was talking about.  you would think after 3 years of gluten-free i wouldn't fall on my head anymore - ughhhhhhh  :( 


i am always the one telling everybody to watch out eating at restaurants and now i am eating my words.  oh, well, i guess i will since they're gluten free lolz  <_<

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