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Member Since 01 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 13 2011 04:59 PM

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In Topic: Travel To Hawaii

13 June 2011 - 09:53 AM

I also am going to hawaii and need gluten free food plus i am finishing a week on hcg so i can't have sugar or carbs. I read that it is suggested to call the lua and tell them to not use soy on my meat.. How soon do we need to do this? How will they handle my food. Just make it separately and put it aside? This sounds kind of risky.I will be staying on the big island in a condo so I will not have acess to a hotel restaurant. It will be restaurants and fast food for a whole week

In Topic: Cross Contamination

18 May 2011 - 02:37 PM

I think cooking pizza and other gluten foods in your oven is fine, but I would make sure I had new pans for my gluten free foods and keep them separate from your gluten pans. It's really impossible to remove all the gluten crumbs from these kinds of pans. Also, watch for cross contamination with your pot holders, towels and sponges.

Myself, I have a completely gluten free kitchen. If you can do this I highly recommend it. It makes life so much easier and I don't have to think about reading labels unless I'm food shopping. I also bought a lot of new cooking equipment to make cooking more exciting and really safer for me - new colanders, hand mixer,food processor and pots and pans.

Also, after you've been gluten free for a while you might start to have reactions. Everyone's different. I used to just get a sore throat and a tender stomach, but now I'll get fatigue, fevers, sweats, dizziness and headaches from any cross contamination. I used to be a silent celiac too. It seems like we get more sensitive to gluten when start the gluten free diet and your reactions might change once your body is healed.

Sorry, I didn't make myself clear in my previous post. I was wondering if you all worried about the cross contamination coming from the aroma of cooking foods like pizza or any other food containing gluten.

In Topic: Fries- Fast Food Chains

10 December 2010 - 09:40 AM

Peter is right. McD fries are definitely done in separate fryers and usually are nowhere near the other fryers. MOST Wendy's fryers are dedicated and the fries are gluten-free. Same with BK, although the fryers are near each other so CC is more likely. Hardees (Carls) does NOT have dedicated fryers.

Just to be safe, always ask about dedicated fryers.


I went to wendy's last night. Ordered fries, ate one and then it dawned on me to ask if anything else is cooked in their fries fryer. Yes, was there answer, chicken nuggets and something else but I didn't hear the second answer.

In Topic: Just Got Glutened!

04 December 2010 - 08:28 PM

I'd say CC could be likely - none of these are on the low end of gluten free, I don't believe. And as another sensitive celiac buddy? Any of those three would likely get me. :(

If, however, I was going to pick the most likely - just looking at food, not brands - I'd take a look at the beans and corn. Beans and grains tend to be grown in the same fields and are very often exposed to the same equipment, so there is a higher risk of CC for them. Corn is often a rotation crop for wheat, specifically, so there is an even higher risk of CC from them. I got sick so often on corn that I thought it WAS the corn that was getting me, but more and more it's looking like CC to it.

So sorry you're feeling sick, though - I'm in the same spot from last night, so just...a big virtual hug for your pain. :)

So we need to add no beans or corn to our list of no no foods? If corn is an issue then what about corn tortillas, and gluten free products that have corn in them.. Geesh,,,, I wish this gluten free process was as simple as having it easily listed on the ingredients list.. Cc adds so much more stress.

In Topic: Department-store Quality Skincare?

01 December 2010 - 07:53 AM

i too am interested in knowing whether or not meaningful beauty is gluten free.. Anyone know? Also, what about bath and body workS?I just bought some wonderful smelling lotion from them and am finding the ingredient list hard to deciper. One ingredient caught my eye.. Bran oil... I tried looking it up on the internet and rice bran always came up in the search..

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