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Poppi

Member Since 18 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 23 2014 08:30 AM
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#700270 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Poppi on 17 May 2011 - 12:25 PM

Homemade turkey vegetable soup and tabouleh made with quinoa.
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#700269 I Let Dh Talk Me Into Something Dumb

Posted by Poppi on 17 May 2011 - 12:23 PM

No offense intended, but he did not make you gluten yourself. Even with his nagging, you had the ability to say NO WAY. I have let people talk me into this and regretted it. Ultimately the fault lies with us. If you asked him to drink battery acid, no amount of nagging would have him do it. It should be the same with us and gluten.


Oh I couldn't agree more. That's why I said "I let DH talk me into something dumb" and not "DH forced me to gluten myself".

At the end of it all though it really showed him the reality of the situation and he has been a huge support and help since then. In a twisted way it may have been worth it. He even went through all our toiletries and my cosmetics looking for hidden gluten and has taken on the task of cooking and cleaning up after anything containing gluten that he or the kids eat. It's been great.
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#699170 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Poppi on 13 May 2011 - 07:06 AM

I need something "bad" for dinner. That two pounds of bacon is sounding pretty good. :ph34r: :P


You have to share it with 6 other people though. 3 of them have to be teenagers and one of them has to be a man who just got home from a 2 hour workout. I think I got 3 pieces. :blink:
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#698658 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Poppi on 11 May 2011 - 02:37 PM

I roasted a turkey last night so tonight will be leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and salad.

I think I will make myself a homemade corn tortilla and put some turkey, cheese, guacamole, sour cream and mango salsa on it. I had that for lunch today and it was good enough to repeat for dinner.
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#697331 I Have To Show Off My New Friends

Posted by Poppi on 06 May 2011 - 10:05 AM

Those names sound a little 'prophetic'.... keep an eye on Killbot :blink: :o


My son insists he is going to train him to focus his energy enough to shoot lasers from his eyes.
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#697270 I Have To Show Off My New Friends

Posted by Poppi on 06 May 2011 - 07:14 AM

Looks like two of them are Rhode Island reds??? They are so sweet :D


Yup, 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes. They are 9 days old today and already escaping from the bin we have them in. Oh dear.

Chicken Killer is a good dog name. We had a rabbit named Stew who got eaten by a cougar but my Dad always threatened to have Rabbit Stew for dinner one night.
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#697145 Ok, Not To Be A Total Skeptic...

Posted by Poppi on 05 May 2011 - 01:13 PM

Glutened by a steering wheel? Did you lick it? I don't mean to be a smart a**, but doesn't the gluten have to enter your digestive system? I don't think you get glutened by surface contact. Maybe I'm wrong. I do touch my husband's regular bread and carefully wash my hands. I've had no problem from that.


Don't you ever eat in the car?

I can see my husband eating a burger while driving and then me sitting in the same seat the next day driving and eating a bag of rice chips. For a very sensitive individual this is totally plausible. I'm not quite that sensitive but not far off.
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#697113 I Have To Show Off My New Friends

Posted by Poppi on 05 May 2011 - 09:57 AM

They get played with a lot ... maybe even too much.

They do have names. Our 5 year old named one Chickie, our two older girls named one Fifi, I named one Bennie (mmmmm... eggs bennie) and our 15 year old son named one Killbot. Teenage boys are so weird. :blink:
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#697091 I Have To Show Off My New Friends

Posted by Poppi on 05 May 2011 - 08:34 AM

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So now we have 11 mouths to feed in our house. With some love and care though these little girls will be feeding us eggs next year. I can't wait! For now the kids are all thrilled to have 4 chickens living in the kitchen. I have to admit they are cute. The lady at the farm supply store looked at me like I was a crazy person when I asked if there was gluten free chick feed. I don't allow gluten foods in the upstairs kitchen where the chicks live though so it really was a reasonable question. :lol:
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#696938 My Doctor Is An Idiot..

Posted by Poppi on 04 May 2011 - 05:41 PM

I'm sorry you were treated that way. He was wrong.

I have a celiac friend who was very overweight and lost 60 pounds when she went gluten free. I am thin but not super skinny and lost 10 pounds randomly in the first week I was gluten free. I think fixing your diet will allow you to have the body you are supposed to have. If you're overweight perhaps you'll lose weight and if you're underweight you'll likely gain weight.

Also, severe body aches are my biggest and most painful symptom.
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#696936 Cleaning Up Gluten Crumbs

Posted by Poppi on 04 May 2011 - 05:36 PM

I think it's possible. I won't cook the kids gluten food because I don't want to expose myself to crumbs. It can take as little as one crumb to get sick so it's just not worth the exposure. You could have accidentally wiped crumbs and/or flour on your clothes and then had it contaminate your food that way. Or inhaled aerated gluten from the cleaning.

I've learned to never underestimate the risk.

In our house the only gluten food in the upstairs kitchen (our 3 teenagers have a seperate gluten kitchen downstairs that I never cook, clean or eat in) is bread that is in the chest freezer for the little kids. My husband will prepare them toast and sandwiches using the top of the chest freezer and the toaster that is on the shelf above the freezer. Then the surface gets wiped off and I never put my food on that surface even if it looks clean.
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#696824 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Poppi on 04 May 2011 - 09:12 AM

Honey garlic Drumsticks with VH Honey Garlic sauce, brown rice and salad. I might make a pot of lentil soup as well as a side dish and/or tomorrow's lunch.
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#696687 I Did It! I Did It!

Posted by Poppi on 03 May 2011 - 04:28 PM

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Here they are. I'm so happy. We had a playdate and everyone (kids and adults) loved them.

I'll post the recipe later if anyone would like it.
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#696653 I Did It! I Did It!

Posted by Poppi on 03 May 2011 - 01:42 PM

After several frustrating baking disasters I made really good chocolate chip cookies! Yay me!

Even with my brain not working and my whole body aching from a glutening yesterday I still managed to produce delicious cookies.

(Can you tell I'm very excited?)

I love to bake so every baking success is cause for celebration and the failures are very frustrating to me.
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#696572 I Let Dh Talk Me Into Something Dumb

Posted by Poppi on 03 May 2011 - 09:20 AM

I've been texting him all day detailing how bad I feel.

"Wow. still feel like crap"

"Man, do I feel awful"

"I have a KILLER headache"

"Back hurts sooooo much"

I figure just because he gets to go to work doesn't mean he gets to escape my complaining. :lol:



And we will have a talk tonight about the whole issue. He just wants me to be happy and in some way hopes that I'll find things I can eat through experimentation. I get it. I did tell him this morning though that I cannot be a good wife and mother when I'm sick and that I refuse to make myself sick on purpose every time he has a day off just for experimentation sake. It sucks but this is my life now. Instead of trying to find ways around it I need to find ways to make it awesome.
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