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11 April 2015 - 09:48 AM

Looks like Kimberly-Clark (the makers of many paper products) are now making TP and paper towels out of WHEAT STRAW!!! They say they will be shipping this stuff to sports venues and colleges. One more thing for us to watch out for! :angry:




Just imagine - you bring your own snacks to the ballgame so you know you will have safe food to eat. You go wash your hands, dry them on wheat straw and then eat. You'll be wondering how in the world you got glutened. GRRR...


12 March 2015 - 03:04 PM

I had stopped eating nightshades a couple of months ago because I was getting joint pain. My back pain went away but my left wrist seemed to be getting worse. I started taking glucosamine chondroitin complex one week ago today. Yesterday the writst seemed better finally. Still painful and still had trouble playing guitar (and I make my living with my guitar so it's rather important.)


Today there can be no doubt - my wrist is much better. A bit of pain in the morning but nothing like it was a week ago. Today I was able to play my guitar and give lessons without having to stop and go, "OW!"


These bad boys are expensive but they had a buy one/get one sale. And although the directions say to take two capsules three times daily, when I looked it up the article I read said that over 1,500 mg. was wasted so I am only taking ONE capsule three times a day.


It may be the placebo effect. It may be coincidence. But if this hadn't worked I was about to buy a copper bracelet! :P I was lining up substitute guitar teachers in case I couldn't play anymore but it looks like I may be able to teach for a while longer.


Anyway, if you've got joint pain and haven't tried this yet, you might want to give it a shot. And if you HAVE tried it, what were your results?



Ronzoni gluten-free Pasta

02 March 2015 - 12:30 PM

I've mentioned how happy I am that one of our grocery stores now has a gluten-free section. Well yesterday I found a new gluten-free item in the regular aisle. Ronzoni gluten-free pasta! It is made with white rice, brown rice, corn and quinoa. And right on the box it says, "Made in a dedicated gluten-free facility".


The regular pasta was $1.89 a box. (12 oz.) This was $2.35. I bought a bunch at that price!


I went home and made a "pizza casserole". I cooked the rotinni (the corkscrew shaped things) and used a jarred sauce (I CAN make a good from scratch sauce but I didn't bother.) I bought some pepperoni and mozarella. Fried the pepperoni to remove the grease and get the edges crispy. Then I mixed it in with the sauce and pasta. I layered the pasta, then some cheese, more pasta, more cheese, etc. Kind of like lasagna.


It was good. The pasta had a great taste and texture. And I found out for sure that corn doesn't bother me at all anymore. This is a "product of Italy" where they do not allow GMO corn and that's nice to know too. I like Tinkyada but it's about twice the price here so from now on Ronzoni it is.

Best Burgers In America

27 February 2015 - 01:06 PM

Black Hills Burger and Bun in Custer, S.D. (A half hour form me) has been rated best burger in the USA by both Tripadvisor and Travelocity. They grind their locally grown beef to order and make their own buns.


I just found out they also make a gluten-free bun and have a dedicated fryer for french fries. A celiac friend eats there regularly and never gets sick. He's going to take me there soon! :D


The thing I have missed most, to the point I have regular dreams about it, is a good burger and fries from a restaurant. (Making them at home just isn't the same.)  



Canned Pears

26 February 2015 - 08:50 AM

Wasn't sure where to put this but here goes...


For a long time I couldn't eat canned goods. Now I can.


Here in my area it's almost impossible to get decent produce. The few times I've bought fresh pears they were rock hard and rotted before they ripened. So I have recently started buying canned fruit and I am running across the same problem!!


So far I have tried two brands (both "store brands") and the darned pears were so hard I couldn't eat them. They were sour too. They weren't even close to being ripe!


So I am here to ask two questions. First, can I bake these things and make them edible? And more importantly, does anyone here buy GOOD canned pears and if so, what brand?