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BeFree

Member Since 14 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active May 18 2014 06:54 PM
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#766391 Dr. Oz Today Is gluten-free Stuff

Posted by BeFree on 19 January 2012 - 02:47 PM

"I think one of thier favorites is that envelopes have wheat glue ( myth")

Oh my this is not true? I've been dabbing at my envelopes for months...

"Dr Oz barely scratches the surface with many of the subjects he discusses. He talks too fast & jumps from 1 subject to the next w/o fully covering the previous subject."

Very good point...I like his show but why not slow down a little and do a WHOLE show about gluten-free? It's a very hot topic right now, there's plenty to fill an hour. They went so fast, the one lady looking at the "gluten-free vs non gluten-free" table didn't even get that couscous has gluten in it, and they brushed right over that.
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#766388 Chick Filet Announces gluten-free Kids Meal

Posted by BeFree on 19 January 2012 - 02:42 PM

So the ChickFilA fries are in a dedicated fryer? I didn't know that!!!!
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#758558 First Christmas As A Celiac

Posted by BeFree on 21 December 2011 - 06:29 AM

I had my first gluten-free Thanksgiving this year and I also was concerned about it, because I was staying with family, (rather than just attending one dinner). Therefore we were sharing every meal together, and sharing food and cooking is a big deal in my family. I know it's complicated and worrisome. I'm happy to say it went really well!

The important thing is to plan ahead, and stay positive:

**I told myself before I went, "I'm in charge of my own body. I don't have to eat anything I don't want to eat!"

**I brought LOTS of my own food, more than I thought I would need, so I could prepare my own food whenever needed. I included all of my favorites so I would know I'd have food to be excited about. That helped me to be a good mood!

**I called ahead and asked what were some of the meals they were planning, so I could bring my own foods to match theirs. I think it's a really good idea for you to bring your own communion wafers.

**When my mother reached her "breaking point" and started to get irritable and asked, "Aren't you being a little too strict with your diet?", as all family members will at some point!, I just stayed positive and calm and politely said, "I know it's hard to understand, but this is just the way I have eat now", and I offered to take over and cook the meal for us so I could be more helpful. Just be assertive and stand up for yourself, but be nice!

**I brought Bob's Red Mill mixes and some recipes that we could cook together, since my family likes to cook together and that's a big tradition for us at the holidays.

**In the end my mother got through that "irritable" stage and everything went really well, we were sharing the gluten free foods and she said they were tasty! (The Udi's chocolate muffins helped a lot! :) ) Just give your family time to get used to it and don't expect everything to go completely smoothly right at first.
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#756781 What's For Breakfast Today?

Posted by BeFree on 14 December 2011 - 03:42 PM

Well, it's not breakfast time. But can I just say how wonderful Chocolate Chex Cereal is? I'm eating some now for my snack, it's so good. Thank you Chex Company!!!!! :P
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#747102 What's For Breakfast Today?

Posted by BeFree on 13 November 2011 - 06:59 AM

Corn Chex with apple juice instead of milk

Good idea, thanks, hadn't thought of doing that
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#741826 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by BeFree on 25 October 2011 - 05:14 PM

Tonight's menu: Pork chops with apples and honey glaze, baked potato with broccoli
(Yep, more potatoes!)

"She didn't realize that an oven previously used to bake gluten pies etc. was a big no no for us"

What? My oven will CC me???? I sure hope not, it's baking my pork chops right now. Do you mean she used a TOASTER oven, with a crumby tray? Please explain for the newbie..... :)
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#741537 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by BeFree on 24 October 2011 - 06:00 PM

Now trying something new for dessert, Peanut Butter Baked Apples. Will see how it turns out
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#741523 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by BeFree on 24 October 2011 - 05:22 PM

Mexican twice-baked potato with salsa & sour cream

(Potatoes were on sale today 5 lbs for $1, gonna be having a lot of those!)
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