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Ox on the Roof

Member Since 24 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 10 2012 09:47 AM
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#753090 If You Need A Laugh...

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 02 December 2011 - 07:25 PM

My mom called and told me to look up John Pinette on YouTube. I am glad I did because today has been rough and I needed a good laugh! This is a short stand-up clip about Celiac (although the comedian was told he has a "wheat allergy") and it is completely clean (my children watched it with me). If I have posted in the wrong place, feel free to move it.

John Pinette: Still Hungry
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#671071 I Cannot Believe What I Just Ate

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 27 January 2011 - 01:40 PM

Mmmmmm.....raw cocoa beans.... :lol:

Thanks for these ideas! I can do without a lot of stuff, but I must have chocolate!
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#663958 Death By Frying Pan

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 29 December 2010 - 07:31 PM

We need a buddy group for moms with little ones. These are some great ideas! Thanks!
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#663953 Death By Frying Pan

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 29 December 2010 - 07:15 PM

Hey! I made those the other day, without the chocolate chips! We made a bunch of goodies and went Christmas caroling to friends' houses. I am sure my friends all liked getting gluten-free Christmas treats. HA! But I wanted to be able to sample while I baked!

As for Emeril, he obviously does not have children.

A perfect recipe for kids -- no fuss, no muss.


He needs to come see my five-year-old boy in action with the peanut butter, a measuring cup, and a spoon. :D
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#663952 Depression Question

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 29 December 2010 - 07:10 PM

Do something silly everyday with your kids.


YES. It's hard to make yourself want to do it, but just pick something easy. I bought one of those silly plug-n-play Pac Man games and we took turns playing. (Don't call the truant officer! :lol: ) Also, we were living with my in-laws and my mother-in-law would drag me to the park, to the zoo, wherever. Just to get me out of the house. It didn't make me feel less sick, but it passed the time and I felt that the kids were getting outdoors and living a bit.
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#663950 Depression Question

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 29 December 2010 - 07:08 PM

Melissa, if you haven't had that tested, get it done as soon as you can! If those two are low, you can feel psycho, depressed, you name it. It's such an easy, cheap fix! But until your gut is healed, you'll need to do B12 by injection. I think you may be able to do sublingual, too.
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#663948 Depression Question

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 29 December 2010 - 07:06 PM

Girl, I hear you. I have three of them (8,5 and 3) AND we homeschool. The doctors kept telling me that I was having anxiety and hinting that it was because my kids were stressing me out. They didn't get it - taking care of my kids is my THING! I quit working because I wanted to be with them. But when you are sick, it is very, very hard.

Of course, I might have had anxiety (this weird internal shaking, and random panic attack-like episodes) because my B12 was very low, but since they didn't test for it, they had to come up with something. I got on the B12 injections and mega-doses of D, and after about a month the neuro stuff (including depression) began to fade away like a very bad dream. Unfortunately, the gastro symptoms continued, so here I am, trying to see if gluten is the culprit.

Here's a big (((HUG))) from an understanding mama!
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#663937 Caramel Coloring? What's The Deal?

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 29 December 2010 - 06:44 PM

Oh, yeah! Now that's what I'm talkin' about. I am so glad you asked this, because I've been avoiding caramel color.

Now someone give me a Coke, QUICK! :lol:
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#663929 Death By Frying Pan

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 29 December 2010 - 06:29 PM

Karen - HA! TRUE! You've got me there. So let's go with...I'm so cheap. HAHAHA!!!

That sounds like a great idea for the bread. I'll try it! However, I am pleased to announce that the bread was FANTASTIC. My husband and kids gobbled it down. I had to refrain from saying, "Hey! That's gluten-free, and it's MINE, all MINE!" Because if they want to eat gluten-free, I need to keep my mouth shut and buy some more so they can join the gluten-free Hootenanny. (We need a dancing emoticon.)

The bread was a mix by Hodgson Mills. I also really, really liked their cookie mix. The cookie mix was $2.50 and made a couple dozen. You can customize it to make chocolate chip, peanut butter, almond, chocolate, etc. The bread was about the same price and made a 9"X5"X6" loaf. My husband astounded me by getting the box, finding the web address, and saying we should see if we could get it in bulk for less since "we like their products."

I am also in love with Chex, Honey Baked Ham, and Outback Steak House.
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#663898 Death By Frying Pan

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 29 December 2010 - 04:23 PM

Judy, you are doing GREAT if you've only ingested gluten once in two months! WAY TO GO! I bow before your nutritional awesomeness. :lol:

(Or your incredible CDO tendencies...if it works, whatever!)
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#663897 Death By Frying Pan

Posted by Ox on the Roof on 29 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

Jestgar - that is funny! I guess I could always just lick the pan some and see if I get sick. :lol:

SG - I've been trying that, but I think I am going to have to call EVERY COMPANY. It seems that lots of food websites will give gluten-free info, but not so much the hygiene products. Although this time I am suspecting the pan because it was about 45 minutes after dinner, and I wasn't really putting on chapstick or anything.

Karen - but it's such a good pan! And I'm so CHEAP! :D

SAHM - the question is, which one is the angel, and which is the devil? All I can do for now is get stricter and stricter with the diet until I am convinced, one way or the other. But so far, I am leaning towards CELIAC. Every symptom from the last year and a half fits, and I feel like I am improving (if it weren't for these random setbacks). BTW, I like your name. I'm a sahm, too. :)

Right now, I am smelling my very first loaf of homemade gluten-free bread baking in the oven. I haven't eaten a slice of bread in over a month, so I figure even if it's nasty, I won't realize just how bad it is. Of course, before I greased the pan, I practically stuck my face in it, looking for scratches.
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