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Celtic Queen

Member Since 29 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 27 2013 01:28 PM

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In Topic: Rotisserie Chickens

27 December 2013 - 01:09 PM

Just wanted to add that Kroger's rotisserie chickens are not gluten free.  Which is really unfortunate for me since Kroger is super close to my house but Sam's and Costco aren't. 

In Topic: Funny Story - Christmas Eve & Church

27 December 2013 - 01:04 PM


If you were an Atheist why would you be at Mass?  LOL

Yeah, that's I wanted to tell her.  If I was an atheist I wouldn't bother.


Yeah, next year I'll definitely bring my own.  It didn't occur to me that there would be communion.  We're Methodists, so we don't always do communion on Christmas Eve.  But I buy the gluten-free communion for our church and can grab one next year for sure.  I can't wait to see the look on her face.

In Topic: Progressive Food Intolerance. What's Going On?

27 December 2013 - 07:32 AM

Several of those things are also high in salicylate.  Might want to do a search for salicylate intolerance too.  Do you have problems with asprin?

In Topic: Glutened At Pf Changs

27 December 2013 - 07:26 AM

Yeah, I got nailed at Pei Wei a few weeks back.  I was sooo disappointed because Pei Wei and Changs were the two restaurants that seemed to be doing a good job for Celiacs, or at least for me. 

In Topic: How Do You Deal With The "haters"?

27 December 2013 - 07:19 AM


I ordered gluten-free sushi and asked additional questions (because I got hit the time before after many previous good experiences) and found out the staff was frustrated by people requesting gluten-free (and staff going through the menu, etcetera) and then ordering glutinous items. Yeah, frustration. We talked a bit and my waiter was happy to explain to the chefs that I was serious, and I got a safe meal.

Actually, a good friend of mine is a server at a high end French restaurant and this was a huge issue for him.  He had several customers send him running back and forth to the kitchen several times to check ingredients, only to go ahead and order something with gluten in the end.  I explained to him that those people were probably not true Celiacs and that I would never, ever order something with gluten in it on purpose.  People like that make the real Celiacs look bad.


A couple of weeks ago he had a true Celiac come into the restaurant and he was able to help her order something safe. He told me about it the next day.  Made me feel better that my "education" helped.  I have started telling servers that gluten will make me very sick just to clarify to them that that it's not a fad for me.


As for the hostility of others, I sometimes wonder if it is because they know they need to change their diet but don't want to, so they become resentful of those of us who do.

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