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#921838 Eating Gluten Free With Friends Visiting

Posted by on 27 June 2014 - 01:53 PM

This is probably going to come off as a bit snappish and with more than a little attitude, and frankly, that is just fine.


It's your freaking birthday. And finally instead of visiting where there is nothing you know there are completely safe options. You've sat and had water and watched them eat and simply enjoyed the company. If they don't want to eat the food at a gluten free place because they're afraid it won't be good or of the prices, or who cares why frankly, it's still their turn to order water or a drink. If they have no desire to do what you've been doing so you can, finally, for once, and on your damned birthday, enjoy a good and safe meal out... then as other say, celiac is a good jerkometer. There is nothing stopping them from grabbing some fast food or bringing a cooler.


I compromise all the time on all sorts of things. I don't on my birthday. By the gods the world will revolve around me for 24 hours and people that can't get on board can be thrown overboard. (By the way, I totally am actually loads of fun and have friends... I haven't scared them all off with my attitude problem. Most of them actually love that I put up with no nonsense and tell it like it is. I'm not just a snarky witch who has driven off the whole world with this type of rant.)

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#921730 How Do You Work With This?

Posted by on 26 June 2014 - 07:42 PM

Lots of us eat Talenti and don't have issues, and some that enjoy it (even regularly) are quite sensitive to trace CC. The issue that they had with labeling was similar to the one that a chip company had recently also (Lays I think?) where it mistakenly said gluten free but had an appropriate ingredient list. It simply reinforces the habit, never never never eat something without reading the label. Every label, every time. I don't look for a gluten-free stamp, I look for an ingredient list and if I don't see one, it doesn't go in me. Still, each of us should eat only what we are comfortable eating. Some people like sticking to certified products.


I just want to clarify, you say you had gelato. Do you mean you had a sorbeto? Because if you mistakenly brought home a gelato you could be incredibly sick from dairy. Now that you're gluten free, you may find that lactose will cause the same symptoms that gluten does. My lactose intolerant daughter has symptoms very similar to me being glutened if she has milk products. A lot of Glutino products have milk in them, which again could cause a reaction having nothing to do with gluten.


Vans puts oats in... everything? They use gluten free oats, which is fine, if you can do oats. It's possible that you don't tolerate them and they're part of the problem. It is suggested not to have oats of any sort of some length of time after your diagnosis and beginning the gluten-free diet before trying them. 6 months? a year? I forget now but I'm sure someone else knows.


I'm not arguing, just throwing out ideas to help you narrow things down so you can feel better.

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#921507 I Know, I'm Just Whining

Posted by on 24 June 2014 - 11:51 PM

It sucks. It really does suck. And most of us totally get that. If you have a Wendy's in your area they're a much safer bet. None of us should ever even consider eating anything from a Subway ever because of risk of CC. It just isn't safe. I worked at one once, and when you get to the bottom of the meat and cheese containers they always have crumbs. Always. If you google Wendy's on the forum though you'll find lots of suggestions about how to order there safely. :) I've had success there, and since it's summer you'll be able to get Frostys too. Not sure where you are, but In N Out is also a great place to go. I've never had issues there. While we have to gently guide people at Wendy's, we can just tell the person at In N Out that it's a wheat allergy (I know it isn't but they list it as an "allergy burger" on the slip) and bam! just like that you get a safe meal. Maybe they're the reason I'm still fat and not my baking habit. :ph34r: :lol:


When this was all new I cried in grocery stores in the bakery aisle. I cried in parking lots in fast food places. I'd cry when my husband ate junk no one should be eating anyway that I couldn't have. It does get better. Today I stopped in a new gelato restaurant (seriously, 5 blocks away from my house... how cool is that!!!) to talk to them about what I could eat there. I didn't intend to get anything when I walked in because I'm sick as a dog right now but my husband decided to get a watermelon gelato that was not gluten free. Other than the smallest pang of jealousy that it was HOTHOTHOT and he had an icy treat that I couldn't even taste, it didn't bother me. And, the owner has a bunch of food allergies and was super helpful and they'll email me back with what I can eat soon. You'll find, that while it may not be fast food, you'll find lots of small business owners like this who are very accommodating and just want to help make sure that we can all have a safe experience. So when you're ready to have a sit down meal, take the time to talk to some of your local places you used to love and see if they can work for you.

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#921256 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 23 June 2014 - 06:27 AM

Irish is easy, she likes bunnies! And I know Bartfull isn't here to speak for herself but she likes elephants. Both perfectly decent animals for people who aren't into giraffes. :P

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#921021 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 20 June 2014 - 06:39 PM

You have worked hard and I am so proud of you--and very happy for you too!!  :)


Credit where it's due, I had lots of encouragement from you! Probably self-serving encouragement since you were my first customer. :P I've had lots of help, mostly from my super awesome husband. He's been incredible. The best part of all this for me, honestly, is that I don't feel useless any more. I'm actually doing something productive that will eventually be profitable and make us some money. I wasn't raised to be okay with not working and earning my way. In my head, logically, I understood that I have limitations and a very serious disease. That never stopped it from grating on my nerves.

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#921015 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 20 June 2014 - 05:28 PM

:wub: I got your hearts for you!


We're doing leftovers. I worked my butt off yesterday and today to finish up some pads. This evening I finalized a deal with a local store and my heating pads are in a retail store now! :D :D :D :D :D So, once the farmers market season is over and the cold weather kicks in, I'll still be making money. Yay!!


I have no leftover sides so I think I'm going to bake myself a sweet potato and let my husband have french fries. Or he may come home with crowns. There is a long standing feud in this house over crowns vs tots. He's obviously wrong, but won't admit it. <_< :lol:

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#920191 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 13 June 2014 - 11:40 AM

When I do my own rub for a pork loin or tenderloin I usually do rosemary, fresh chopped garlic, salt (a lot) and fresh ground pepper. It gets a beautiful crispy crust in the rotisserie but I'm sure would also be delicious just roasted or in a crockpot.

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#919920 Gluten Free Pretzels Always Make Me Sick

Posted by on 11 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

I agree, try plain soy and see if it's a problem. Or try pretzels without soy flour. I only eat Snyder's which have soy lecithin but not soy flour. I enjoy them as much as, if not more than I did gluten pretzels, and my gluten eating husband agrees that they're every bit as good. I have to hide them from him. :ph34r:

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#918440 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 30 May 2014 - 10:13 AM

what shape are these cookie cutters????


Giraffe! Just one, but that's all you need to make cookies with. There is only one appropriate shape to make cut out cookies into. At least in this house. :lol:

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#918412 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 30 May 2014 - 07:29 AM

So happy for you that you're on your bike again! :D


I'm off to PT and stopping on the way home at the library and post office. I got a thing yesterday saying they had something for me to pick up but that 39 cent is due for postage. I've never heard of the company it's from and I'm quite confused. I definitely want to know what it is before I go giving them my money, even if it isn't any real amount. I'm confused that a company just mailed me something and expects me to pay for the postage. :huh:

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#918203 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 28 May 2014 - 05:46 PM

A cousin found an old pic and I just wanted to share because I'm so amused. I'm the 5 year old in pigtails on my mom's lap hiding. My brother is totally the dorky one on the bench on the left. I can't believe someone is digging up pics this ancient. I'm sure my mom and her hair want to forget the early 80's! :lol:



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#916700 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 19 May 2014 - 04:15 PM

My husband seems to like Old El Paso. I used to... until I discovered Nueva Cocina which is so very sadly out of business. (still makes me want to cry) Fortunately I have a huge stash of packets I found on clearance that will probably last me through the summer. :D I did try La Frontera twice, they're pretty decent. Probably what I'll go to when I run out. Most things have MSG in them which is a huge no-no for me, and why I originally gave up the Old El Paso. Even though I can tolerate a little now, I have no intentions of going back to what I consider second rate at this point, no matter the price. (My husband can kiss my butt too if he thinks I'll settle for something just because it costs less. I'd rather starve.)


I'm indulging tonight after a long but rewarding day. I finished weeding today before it got hot out. Just as I was finishing I noticed a small (maybe 1/2 inch) garden slug on the top of my bare foot that I hadn't noticed right away because of how the weeds were brushing my feet. I screamed like a little girl. I calmed my nerves with some Glutino cookies. B) I've been sewing off and on as much as I can handle then had to run out for some lavender. The owner of the herb shop I go to was in and said she'd be willing to sell my heating pads. :D :D :D More work, but it feels good to be useful again. Anyway, the rewarding part. Going to try again to make "hamburger helper" and see how it turns out. I keep getting it a little better every time. I had a very unhealthy addiction to cheeseburger macaroni and keep trying to get something reasonably decent. I know it'll be more cheese than I should eat, but I accidentally opened my bookmark to the recipe I started from and that just set off the craving. I used up all my responsible adult for the day working, cheese called and I'm answering.

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#916655 Ants!

Posted by on 19 May 2014 - 12:15 PM

So this won't work for you:



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#916302 Anyone Have A Bunny Rabbit?

Posted by on 16 May 2014 - 07:04 PM

It isn't something to be taken lightly, just like getting a dog or cat. They can be complicated pets at times, and you need to be ready to handle them. They need room to exercise properly and a house, if they will be indoors needs to be appropriately bunny-proofed for when they are allowed out for free time. Your daughter would also have to accept that they frequently are not cuddle pets. They are insanely rewarding, beyond words, but one of those rewards will almost certainly not be cuddling with it. If she's old enough for a dog or cat, and you're ready for the vet bills and care associated with one then go for it. I recommend a lop, downy eared bunnies are the best. (Totally an unbiased opinion. :P)

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#916251 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 16 May 2014 - 11:47 AM

Happy Birthday!!!


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