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Emilushka

Member Since 21 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 26 2011 08:12 AM
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#686284 What Does Everyone Eat For Breakfast?

Posted by Emilushka on 24 March 2011 - 05:58 AM

I have to eat breakfast every day or I starve until lunch. I eat 2 eggs, whisked together in a bowl and then nuked in one of those egg poacher-style containers. Usually I add some lean ham (pre-cooked) and mustard on gluten-free, dairy-free bread. That gives me protein, fat, and carbs. I find with the combo, I easily stay full until lunch.
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#682950 Talking To Restaurant Staff

Posted by Emilushka on 13 March 2011 - 04:30 AM

If it's a restaurant with a gluten-free menu, I ask the hostess for it while we're being seated. If not, I inform the waitstaff when they stop by to get our drink order. I usually say something like this, "Hi. I have Celiac Disease, which is like a wheat allergy. I can't have wheat, barley, rye, or oats. I also can't have dairy. I've been looking at your menu and I see ____ might be okay for me to order. Could you double-check with the chef that it would be safe for me? Is there anything they would suggest I get instead?" Most waiters and waitresses are really nice and will go back and forth between our table and the kitchen BEFORE putting in the order to try to be sure that the food is going to be okay.

I never order anything fried (including french fries) in a sit-down restaurant because their deep fryer is almost certainly shared with onion rings, fish sticks, or something else breaded. I never order anything with soy sauce in a restaurant unless I know they have tamari. I try to stick to places that will have an easier time serving me, but I've also had good experiences at Italian places (and you'd never think that would be possible without wheat or dairy!)

My $0.02: tell the waiter before you order, make sure the food will be okay and they're willing to work with you, THEN place your order. Be nice, try to be proactive.

I also make a point of thanking people, reporting great help and problems to the manager, and trying to give return business to places that treat me well.
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#680928 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Emilushka on 06 March 2011 - 04:15 PM

these look AWESOME !!! now I want some :( I really need to stop reading this thread :P


They tasted incredible. Really incredible.
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#680919 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Emilushka on 06 March 2011 - 03:54 PM

Garlic pepper steaks with roasted "crash" potatoes.
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#679249 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Emilushka on 28 February 2011 - 04:12 PM

Yum. I know these as Hasselback Potatoes. Either way, they are good. I also add slivers of garlic in between the slices but then I LOVE garlic. Then top with Parmesan. Sometimes I get a little carried away...:P


I make mine with dried rosemary tucked in, minced garlic on top, and generously sprinkled salt. (And olive oil.)

They are wonderful. I made mine tonight with pork tenderloin. Amazing.
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#679219 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Emilushka on 28 February 2011 - 02:45 PM

Hedgehog potatoes
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#678584 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Emilushka on 26 February 2011 - 05:15 AM

Last night was steamed beef with broccoli over rice.
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#675872 Living W/ Gluten Eaters

Posted by Emilushka on 16 February 2011 - 02:07 PM

My husband eats gluten and leaves crumbs all over. I just put down a paper towel and put all my spoons, forks, dishes, etc. on top of that. I never trust the counter tops or the floors to be gluten-free. That's my biggest trick.
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#674885 Asthma And Dairy - Is It Lactose Or Casien Or Other That Is The Culprit?

Posted by Emilushka on 13 February 2011 - 09:34 AM

Singulair works for a long period of time because it's a steroid. I wouldn't be surprised if being off the singulair for a long period of time caused the levels to gradually wear off and then your body to respond with increased asthma symptoms. Singulair's greatest benefit is in preventing asthma symptoms by having a long duration of action and maintaining good levels over the long term as a result - you might just need to restart the singulair. I bet you fixed the leaky gut just fine, but before you blame dairy for your asthma, try taking your medication as prescribed again and see if you are able to reduce your symptoms again.
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#674582 Really Confused: Can Anybody Interpret These Tests

Posted by Emilushka on 11 February 2011 - 07:10 PM

So if there is no Marsh level notated on biopsy but just those lymphocytes and you are missing the generally accepted genes but have two positive labs are you more likely to be considered Gluten Intolerant or Celiac?


Does it really matter between the two? Either would mean NO GLUTEN.
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#674070 I Miss Beer

Posted by Emilushka on 09 February 2011 - 07:13 PM

I totally hear you. I spent a semester in Berlin during college and fell in love with beer then. The good stuff. German beer on tap EVERYWHERE YOU WENT.

Then I discovered Guinness, and we were buddies. Guinness and I had great times until Celiac.

NOW WE ARE BROKEN UP. I miss Guinness. My goodness, my Guinness. I miss it SO MUCH and I don't dare even have a tasty sip because I know what it will do to me for the following week.

You are not alone in your ranting against gluten-free beers. They are not the same. For those of us with a real beer love, gluten-free is just fourth-rate nonsense.
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#673770 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Emilushka on 08 February 2011 - 04:02 PM

Brown rice with garlic, Earth Balance, mixed veggies, and a cut-up chicken breast. I might add some more seasonings but I might just let it stand. I do so love garlic ...
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#673354 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Emilushka on 06 February 2011 - 06:10 PM

Buckwheat, edamame, tuna, olive oil, garlic, onion, mixed veggies, curry powder, chili powder, and cumin.
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#672396 Article In Redbook

Posted by Emilushka on 02 February 2011 - 08:07 AM

I think the fad diet is also chasing the low-carb trends like Atkins and South Beach. But just like every other fad diet, it's STUPID. Fad dieting is not a good way to be healthy, end of story. Eating good foods and eating reasonable portion sizes and staying active is how you stay healthy. People just don't like to be told that they have to be reasonable.
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#671674 Endoscopy...

Posted by Emilushka on 30 January 2011 - 06:37 AM

When they do an endoscopy they not only give you drugs to sedate you and make you partly asleep, but they also give you a drug that causes amnesia so you won't remember what has happened. You aren't fully asleep, which is safer for you, but you don't remember what happened. I remember double-checking my identity in the procedure room, then everything went squiggly and the next thing I remember is farting happily on my way back to the recovery room.

ETA: I farted AND burped. Had both ends scoped.
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