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Member Since 11 May 2011
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#915804 Help: I Need Vegetable Substitutes And Seed/nut Subs.

Posted by on 12 May 2014 - 06:49 AM

Daikon raddish

azuki beans


These can be found in Japanese cooking. I really don't know what you can and cannot have, but it would be a start.

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#915739 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 11 May 2014 - 01:36 PM

It is snowing... in May... :ph34r:


No idea what i'm doing for dinner.

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#899231 Free-Range/natural gluten-free Bouillon Available?

Posted by on 11 December 2013 - 10:53 AM

I can only think of making your own broth. You can freeze it into ice cube trays and use them as needed.

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#897018 Finally Diagnosed And Wondering If I Have To Live In A Bubble...

Posted by on 23 November 2013 - 09:36 PM

I just feel like people come on here for support, not to be made to feel like they are complete idiots who know nothing about how to manage their own health, esp. from a moderator.  I have ACCIDENTALLY eaten things containing non-gluten-free soy sauce about twice.  I eat out regularly but only at organic restaurants with a plethora of gluten-free options and specified gluten-free menus (I'm in SF, they are everywhere).  I eat from the hot bar at a natural foods store but only items like steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes where the ingredients are clearly stated.  I went to these lengths prior to knowing about Celiac so I think I am pretty responsible and well-informed when it comes to my health.


Now that it is safe to say I have Celiac I have some questions and am seeking support.  My questions are what does everyone here do- do you cook only in your own kitchen or do you ever eat out? Do you feel like you get a reaction just from touching flour?  From all I have read you really need to be in a bubble and be crazy careful and I am MORE than willing to jump on the bandwagon and become even more of a food-nazi than I already am!  I just want to know what everyone else is doing, how everyone else is dealing, and get some support- food sensitivities are not new to me, auto-immune diseases however are.  I count myself lucky that I've been in tune with my body enough to have cut out gluten years ago, and that I've been able to finally discover what is going on with my body so I can do something about it.  So yes, I am reading all the forums on here.


And fyi, I DO think I need to cut those things out (thanks for assuming I didn't) I just wanted to know what everyone else thinks, do they freak out around bread crumbs and when they see flour on the conveyor belt next to their veggies, etc!  Not here to start an argument about how 'right' I am in all this or to be told that I am wrong- here for SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Celiac isn't like an allergy in the slightest, you have to be extra careful. Some eat out, others do not. It doesn't matter how organic or clearly listed ingredients are, there is always a chance of being CC'd. Who is to say that someone did not use the serving spoon from one dish into another?


Would i freak out about the conveyor belt? No, because the veggies would be washed.

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#896768 Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by on 21 November 2013 - 11:38 AM

I'm hosting my very first Friends-giving this Saturday. I have a total of 8 people to cook for. I plan on taking the leftovers to my boyfriend's family's on Thanksgiving so I won't feel left out and no one has to worry about changing their plans for me. I told my guests that they are allowed to bring their own beverages but I am cooking everything so it's all gluten-free. I have a gluten free house so no one is allowed to risk CC'ing me by bringing a dish.


I am a little nervous since I haven't hosted a gathering before, especially a traditional holiday..


My menu:


Brined turkey with herb butter (not stuffed)

Red mashed potatoes

gluten-free gravy (already made a test run with Arrowhead Mills pancake flour -worked really well)

cranberry sauce

gluten-free stuffing (crockpot recipe)

green beans with bacon

pumpkin pie with almond crust (also going to be dairy free)

maple vanilla ice cream (using coconut milk since I'm dairy free)


Am I missing any important dishes? I figure I should have another vegetable.. any quick n simple suggestions?

Cream corn?


A fresh veggie tray may be good as well.

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#896093 Culture Like For Bloating?

Posted by on 15 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

I've been gluten free for about 6 months now and my symptoms have improved a lot. However every now and then I experience severe bloating and my stomach is visibly distended. I look 6 months pregnant! Not to mention its hard and very uncomfortable. I've been having one of my bloating episodes for a week now with no relief in sight. Also my joint pain has worsened and I've been having "foggy brain" and can't seem to focus. I've been taking Schiff digestive advantage probiotics for about a month now. And I don't think I could have been glutened cause I eat and prepare all my meals on my own at home. I've heard that culturelle is supposed to be a good probiotic and I'm thinking maybe I should switch. Does anyone have any thoughts? I'm very uncomfortable and I'm having trouble finding clothes to wear to hide my distended stomach. I don't know what else to do. Any advise would be greatly appreciated !

I'm thinking you might have another food intolerance or you are getting cc'd somewhere.

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#893373 Another Confused New Kid

Posted by on 24 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

Get a celaic panel done.


There seems to be a link between celiac and gallbladder issues. I have also had mine removed.


The other symptoms you have may be related.


Also, if you choose to go through the testing (both the blood tests and the endoscopy plus biopsy) you must be on gluten for the tests to be accurate.

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#892195 gluten-free For 6 Years, Worse Than Ever. Help! New Person Here: )

Posted by on 16 October 2013 - 09:52 AM

What about soy and dairy? Are you okay with those?

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#891171 Corn Too?

Posted by on 08 October 2013 - 08:57 AM

A good test would be to sit down and eat some corn on the cob.


Another good idea would be to keep a food diary.

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#890351 Funny Ridges Or Dents On Nails

Posted by on 30 September 2013 - 08:22 PM

Did you have a vitamin check done? Usually, when nails have ridges and the like, from my understanding, its because you are low on something.

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#890282 First Post. Looking For Some Insight Into Symptoms.

Posted by on 30 September 2013 - 10:16 AM

The jittery could also be a sign of low blood sugar.

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#889937 Afraid Things Getting Worse

Posted by on 27 September 2013 - 01:05 PM

Have you tried removing possible food intolerences? Dairy, Soy, and nightshades are some of the intolerences i see on this site.


Keep a food diary, it will help track down any possible food issues.

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#887728 How To Make Crunchy Chicken Nuggets?

Posted by on 08 September 2013 - 03:31 PM

Crushed rice chex maybe or plain potato chips might work.

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#887450 Walmart Now Has Bales Of Hay?

Posted by on 06 September 2013 - 02:52 PM

Even if it was made of wheat (or the other gluten grains), it is just the stalk and leaves. I doubt any of the seeds (or grains for that matter) would be left on the stalk.


I've seen walmart carry them before.


I would not be worried.

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#887025 Fellow Homeschoolers Sign In!

Posted by on 03 September 2013 - 09:08 AM

Do you qualify?


That would be great!


I keep forgetting that the children eventually graduate even though I have several graduates by now! 


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