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Member Since 08 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 03 2011 05:21 PM

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Freezer Meals

17 September 2011 - 08:07 AM

I need recommendations for dinners that freeze well. I'm currently 37 weeks pregnant, and trying to make some stuff to put in the freezer for after I have the baby. So far I've made, gluten-free Lasagna Casserole, Chili, and Sheperd's Pie. We have *a lot* of gluten-free pasta on hand, so I imagine I'll end up making a few more pasta dishes, but I want to make sure that's not all that we have prepared. My boyfriend is talking about making a gluten-free Chicken Noodle Soup.

Need Help With Converting A Recipe

21 August 2011 - 01:42 PM

I found this recipe, and I was wanting to convert it to gluten-free. I have a bag of Bob's Red Mill gluten-free All-Purpose Flour, so I was curious if it's a matter of just substituting the same amount of regular flour for the gluten-free, or if it would be a different measurement.


Snack Ideas To Help Morning Sickness

08 March 2011 - 06:37 PM

I'm 10 weeks pregnant, and my morning sickness seems to be triggered by hunger. I have class for 4 hours in the mornings so I've been trying to pack some healthy, gluten-free snacks but I tend to tire of the same things. Any ideas? Lately, I've been bringing cheese cubes, apples and rice crackers.

Looking For Grocery Shopping Ideas

16 December 2010 - 12:18 AM

I'm looking for grocery shopping advice. I'm a college student, living in a dorm and I'm on a meal plan (they accomodate my intolerance). However, it's going to be closed for winter break, which is about a month, and so I'll need to go grocery shopping and prepare my own food. I'm looking for meal ideas I can make in my room, on a budget. I have a refrigerator with small freezer and microwave. No stove or anything.


08 December 2010 - 01:23 AM

I got mono 15 months before being diagnosed with celiac, and with that came severe anemia. At the time, my doctor said most of the time it gets better when the mono is gone, but it just kind of latched onto me. After I was diagnosed earlier this year and started the gluten-free diet, the anemia got dramatically better. My first question is if the anemia and celiac are related, since it got better after starting the diet. I had symptoms of an intolerance for several years before I diagnosed, and I often wonder if the mono/anemia was one of the earlier signs of the damage it was doing. I recall my mother (a medical editor) insisting I was celiac about 5 years ago, but at that time, I tested negative.

Also, I believe I did get glutened this week. I'm always really careful, but I suppose it was bound to happen when you eat in a college dining hall. I'm guessing it was a cross-contamination issue. My digestive system and my sudden mood change are doing a lot better, but the anemia is flaring up really bad. The past couple of days, I've barely been able to get out of bed and don't have the energy for a whole lot. Any suggestions for kick starting my iron level? I was planning on including a decent amount of red meat in my diet the next couple of days (I really don't eat it a whole lot, mostly poultry) but other kinds of foods are high in iron?

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