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DB12

Member Since 07 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 28 2012 12:32 PM
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In Topic: Help With Biscuits

28 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

The buttermilk biscuit recipe from the "Gluten free on a Shoestring" cookbook is great. I don't have the book with me, or I'd post the recipe, but it's pretty basic, I think the secret is in the handling she suggests (chilling dough after mixing, for example). I have made it with King Arthur gluten-free Flour, which was good, and with Cup4Cup gluten-free flour, which was out of this world incredible. I have served the Cup4Cup biscuits to several non-gluten-free groups, and had people ask for my recipe, they are that good. My non-gluten-free husband eats about 4 per sitting. I also use them to top turkey/chicken pot pie. The Cup4Cup flour (from Williams-Sonoma) is not cheap, but I use it for special occasions, as it is fabulous.

In Topic: Burgers And Fajitas

27 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

(1) please find a doctor who has more knowledge about celiac. They are out there.
(2) you should not "just take the bread off," as it will still be contaminated by gluten. Even if it does not seem to make you sick, it could be damaging your intestines.
(3) There are places to eat out, but you have to do your research. As far as chain restaurants, "Five Guys" burgers is great because they cook the burgers and buns separately and have a dedicated fryer for the fries. Plus their kitchen is open so you can watch and make sure everything is done properly. They automatically change gloves when I request "no bun," and I bring my own gluten-free bun to use. I know people also like Red Robin for good gluten-free practices, but we do not have that in my area. I am fortunate that there are two local burger joints that offer gluten-free buns and have a separate prep area, so I feel safe eating there, too.
(4) Fajitas are tricky, because a lot of them are marinated in soy sauce--again, you'll have to do a bit of research. I learned when going to a work function that the "Uncle Julio's" chain marinates all their grilled meats in (wheat) soy sauce, so I ate at Chipotle beforehand for my mexican fix. I also learned the hard way that some restaurants make their margaritas with beer! Good luck, and you will feel better, I promise.

In Topic: High Fsh And Celiac Disease? My Story.

06 January 2012 - 07:49 AM

First, let me recommend that you find, if possible, a gastroenterologist who focuses on celiac. I was never tested by multiple internists and gastros over 15 years, despite having "all the classic symptoms". When I finally went to my current doctor, she said -- "I don't really need to test you, your medical records clearly show celiac!" Many doctors just don't consider celiac, who knows why. Second, your celiac tests will not be accurate if you are already off gluten, so be sure to tell your doctor that before you are tested. As for the fertility issues, I don't know -- but it can't hurt to try gluten-free and see!

In Topic: New Here- Pregnancy Caused Celiac?

06 January 2012 - 07:35 AM

My gastroenterologist told me that many of the women she sees for celiac are triggered by pregnancy. Any event that challenges your immune system can bring on full-blown celiac. I had some symptoms for years that were diagnosed as IBS (horrible stomach pains, vomiting, nausea, vertigo) but only got my celiac diagnosis when a broken ankle and multiple surgeries triggered full-blown issues (lost 10 pounds in a month). Get tested, and if you have celiac (or possibly a wheat/gluten allergy), then switch to quinoa pasta for your carbs, it is yummy! good luck.