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Harpgirl

Member Since 08 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 15 2014 07:14 PM
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In Topic: I Have A Life Again

11 April 2014 - 06:28 PM

:D good words! I get too stressed myself over food. Holidays are the worst. I think I need to read your post here during those times.


In Topic: Need A Little Help If Possible.

11 April 2014 - 06:26 PM

I have read the newbie thread and still have a few questions if no one minds answering them.  I know right now I need to go whole foods, things that I have cooked myself, but do I have to be careful of things other than dairy right now? I know everyone is different and has a problem with different foods but are there ones that are more prone to upsetting Celiacs?  Just trying to feel the best the soonest and if cutting some things out now that I can reintroduce later that are big time triggers for some might help.  Also, is washing my dishes and cooking supplies good enough or do I have to start from scratch?  I would hate to have to throw away my expensive mixer after thinking about all the gluten laden foods that have started there. Or what about the crockpot? I already got rid of the toaster and the counter top fryer, just wondering if I should keep going?

 

There are liners that are designed for the crockpot. They are meant to reduce clean up, but if you feel you might get glutened from your crockpot, you can try the liners and see if it helps. I don't have a crockpot, only just saw and ad for them once. :)

 

I had to replace my non-stick pans and plastic utensils because I was still getting sick. Stainless steal is the best, but it took a while for me to get used to cooking on it.

 

If you want to find out what else you might be sensitive to, you could try the paleodiet for a while then reintroduce the avoided foods slowly. I want to do it eventually, but with 2 little boys who can be picky, I'm not sure I'm ready to try. ;)


In Topic: Symptoms But Eating gluten-free

11 April 2014 - 07:34 AM

Thanks everyone! I'm sure it was the Flame Broiler!  However, I realized the new potpouri we bought for the house was making my nose run like crazy, so that was to blame for the nose reaction.   Is anyone else like me, crazy sensitive to EVERYTHING? It's a wonder I'm alive at all!

 

I guess no more Flame Broiler. I thought I was being smart and altering the menu item, but that's not smart at all :mellow:  I think it's better for me to eat at home more for the first few months.

 

What do you guys do when you are going to be out for a long time? For instance, today I work until 12:30pm and then I have to dash to the doctor at 1:30.  Easier to pack a lunch and eat on the road? I am not sure what "safe" restaurants there are between work and the doctor and I can't make it home. I think I need "lunch on the road" ideas - stuff that will last awhile in my purse before I devour it ;)

 

~Ami

 

I make sure I have plenty of gluten free bars with me. Also, having a variety of bars helps because eating the same bars all the time gets old very quickly. Kind bars, Oskiri (sp?), Enjoy Life, and several others. If I'm going to be out for long enough to miss a meal at home and I'm not sure about the restaurants, I'll bring a can of soup with me. There are several varieties of Progresso that are gluten-free and Dinty Moore stew is also gluten-free. Sometimes, depending on the circumstances, I just go ahead and eat the soup cold.

 

Lately, I've been having good luck with Wendy's chili. But I still talk to the manager before I order it, just to make sure they've been careful about cross contamination. :)


In Topic: Learning To Live Gluten Free

11 April 2014 - 04:59 AM

Five Guys shouldn't be a problem.  The only thing they fry in their fryers are potatoes.  They make a burger in a "bowl" they call it.
Their burgers and buns are on separate grill.  I just asked the line people to please change their gloves before handling my burger.
I've been to 2 different Five Guys and it was a breeze.

 

Still, with any place, you have to be careful. I'm currently suffering from cross-contamination from Five Guys. I knew she ruined the fries for me. But I was starving, it was crazy busy in that food court even at 2 pm, and my boys were running everywhere. When the girl argued about the best way to bag the fries for a gluten free customer, I gave up too quickly. I gave her the benefit of the doubt, but sure enough I started with the cramps and nausea a couple hours later.

 

At least I got a couple free meals out of it this time.Usually my boys (who are 4 and 5 years old) are the ones to gluten me somehow. I'm not getting free food from them. ;)

 

I've also had issues at 2 separate Chili's restaurants where they brought out my burger on a bun. But I never got sick because when I asked them to fix it, I explained they would have to start all over with a new burger. They apparently follow directions the second time around. :)


In Topic: Eating Single Ingredient Foods When At Gatherings

10 April 2014 - 12:34 PM

I've had family who had nothing to cut up fruits and veggies on except a wooden board. I've had them cover it in wax paper first, or just use a clean plate to cut on. :) I'm quite sensitive, so any extra precautions are worth it. It's the whole reason I don't eat at Subway, though they have "just salad."