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#914878 A Little Bit Confused...

Posted by on 03 May 2014 - 12:51 AM

Yes, it is genetic. Everyone who has it has the genes for it but not everyone who has the genes for it has celiac. Having the genes simply means you may get celiac. You could could have many relatives in your ancestry (or alive) who have the genes and never developed the disease. There is also no way to know how many in your ancestry may have died of celiac.


ETA: it is also possible to be something called a silent celiac. This means that you actively have celiac and the damage is being done to your body but you have no classic symptoms. Again, there would be no way to know if anyone in your family fit this either.

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#914863 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 02 May 2014 - 07:52 PM

Free/free? Sounds awesome! Have a great time! I've been seeing stuff about it and it looks like a great time planned.

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#914724 Frank's Red Hot - Is The Distilled Vinegar From Corn Or Wheat?

Posted by on 01 May 2014 - 02:44 PM

It is scientifically impossible for gluten to be in distilled anything. Enjoy!

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#914301 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 28 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

You want my snow? Take it! Someone must have taken it because it cleared up beautifully and will be near 50 today. I think I'll get out in the late afternoon to pot my mint if I'm feeling up to it. I started my day with the kitchen half done already but the stove hood and oven racks staring at me when I walked in this morning. Ugh! At least it's just the racks though, the oven cleans itself. :D My husband got bumped to Wed off instead of tomorrow so I guess that is gonna be my move in day for my kitchen. I'm so excited.


Tonight we'll have leftover fajitas. They were so good! I haven't had them in... I don't even know how long. Maybe years. I've gotta have them more often.

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#913926 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 25 April 2014 - 08:41 AM

If I see a recipe I like, or think I will like, I bookmark it. Then when I have a little time and no get-up-and-go, I get them typed up into my recipe template. (Yes, I have a Word template for recipes and refuse to print them any other way.) I keep them all saved in a file and I print them out as soon as I type them up and keep them in a 3-ring binder that is my cookbook. I have it all separated with tabs for types of recipes like a regular cookbook too, although each tab is alphabetical which is less like my other cookbooks. If I ever decide I don't like a recipe after trying it the first time, I simply remove it from my cookbook.

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#913847 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 24 April 2014 - 04:53 PM

I make killer, amazing, to die for donuts. But they aren't a recipe. They're a mix. I tried them at an expo, and none of the gluten eaters there could tell they were gluten free other than knowing they were at a gluten free expo. http://www.glutenfre...&products_id=46

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#913398 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 21 April 2014 - 03:42 PM

Tonight will be pork tenderloin and (to steal from Lisa) stuff. I was going to make it tomorrow but through some sort of super weird magical thawing voodoo it is ready to be cooked today. I'm not sure how. But I'll take it!


It's okay that some of your family doesn't like Peeps. I eat enough every year for at least 5 or 6 people. :ph34r:

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#913209 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 19 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

I made it home in one piece. I am exhausted. I am in indescribable pain. And I am so insanely happy that I could bounce off the walls. I sat in the same room with Patrick Stewart. (I was so thrilled when he walked in the room that I almost cried because it was really real.) And... so many other awesome people. It was the most incredible experience. I can't wait to repeat it this fall. And, with the headcount Salt Lake Comic Con Fan X just became the 3rd largest Con in the country. Wooo!!!! (It's first time out.) Go Utah nerds!


Happy Easter!

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#913059 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 18 April 2014 - 07:00 AM

Oh... My...Gawd.... Patrick Stewart just surprise showed up and will be there tomorrow night. I'm trying to be all, that's cool. But I'm more like GAH OMG OMG OMG!!!! It's Friday morning and I'm so excited by this that I can already hardly breathe.


I think tonight I may throw together a meatloaf and all the stuff for with it. Also, with the strawberries in my pancakes last night (I probably had all of a tablespoon of them all finely chopped, so barely any) I feel fine today.


I need to go find something to distract me, because I can't sit still. Too excited.

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#912930 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 17 April 2014 - 07:05 AM

This is why I'm going.


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#912826 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 16 April 2014 - 10:57 AM

Irish sent to her room. Hahahahaha! That's hilarious. :lol:


Chocolate mint is the holy grail of mint. The best of the best imo. And there isn't anything wrong with a patio garden, especially with good herbs! :D

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#912667 Awesome Service Experience

Posted by on 15 April 2014 - 07:55 AM

Yesterday was a day from hell for me. I spent hours on the phone dealing with insurance and social security disability crap. Plus I got stepped on, on my bad foot, by a kid in the social security office and spent the rest of the day feeling like my foot was broken and a step away from tears. And yet, the errands needed to be done, scripts picked up, etc... so I did what needed to be done before going home and collapsing into a useless heap in bed. 


But I made my last stop on the way home the grocery store for some things for dinner and necessities. I was making chili last night and was out of corn meal and wanted corn bread. The store didn't have any Bob's (or any other gluten-free brand) so I checked the regular brands on the shelf out of desperation/curiosity and none were labeled gluten-free. I was about to walk away but thought hell, I'll call on the store brand one because WHY NOT! It was late in the day so I wasn't even sure I'd get a person on the phone but I did. He was super friendly, mentioned someone had asked earlier about the white corn meal and it listed gluten but checked on the yellow and it did too. Then he was all, but it shouldn't, that's stupid, it has no ingredients that should have gluten. I told him that maybe it's a manufacturing thing. He said that when that's the case it almost always said "may contain" not that it does have it. Then he shocked me right down to my toes. He said, maybe it has corn gluten and that wouldn't be a problem would it? He could check with their nutritionist on what's up with the product to see if it's safe and what's up with why it's labeled like that.  :blink:


I couldn't believe some random dude on the phone just said that to me! I waited patiently, but their nutritionists had all gone home for the day. I'll get an email or a call back about it soon. I told him I couldn't believe how helpful he was and how amazing he was. I was so grateful. He told me he has a friend who has RA whose doctor told them to try being gluten-free and it changed their life so knowing all about it is super important to him. I actually teared up a little. 


More of us need friends like him. And more customer service people need to be as knowledgeable as him. He really made my day from hell just a little better, even if I didn't end up with cornbread with my dinner.  :wub:

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#912641 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 14 April 2014 - 08:52 PM

I had a long day myself. Hours on the phone, then hours out of the house doing necessary errands. Lots of insurance and SSD calls and errands, and picking up meds for hubs and me. I came home after having some kid whose parent wouldn't control them in the SS office step on my left foot and ram their head into my thigh (setting me on fire and making me feel like my foot is broken now, fun) and was in heaven, in jammies... just to realize I forgot my meds. <_< I almost went out for them in my jammies and slippers.


But, came home, got a nap, had no effort left in me for dinner so I threw together a quick chili. I wanted leftovers because somehow I agreed to work tomorrow. (UGH! I'm gonna want to kill myself all day.) But, I'm awake now and think I can stay awake for the total lunar eclipse and so far the sky is clear! :D I missed the total solar eclipse to a cloudy sky and I'm still kind of sour about the whole thing. I'll pay in the morning, but it will be so worth it. This isn't an everyday opportunity. B)


ETA: I meant to say, that for all that today was incredibly awful it is also just incredible to be able to do things. This sure as hell beats sleeping for 16-20 hours a day. I'd take a pass on the pain and obnoxious kids though.

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#912187 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 10 April 2014 - 04:20 PM

Stuff is good for dinner. :P Glad you're mending.


We're having do-overs of the meat. I made some more puffs this afternoon when I wanted a snack so I'll have those and some sort of veggie or something.


I had one of those days where everything went wrong, and the longer the day went on the more things there were going wrong. So finally I gave up before I started screaming at the walls or went totally mental. And I made puffs. Because the obvious cure for a bad day is baked goods. :D

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#911107 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 01 April 2014 - 09:30 PM

Glad you were able to get out to the game. :)


I'm doing fine, as fine as I expected. I'm sore, but slowing cutting back on my meds so I'm a little more lucid a little more often. I managed to make black bean chili for dinner tonight, with a little help. I am so enjoying fresh meals. It's amazing what you take for granted when you never think you'll have to do without it, even for a short time. Mostly I'm getting plenty of rest, sleeping as much as I feel like I want to so I can heal faster. And I'm getting out for short walks up and down the street to stay active without overdoing it. I'm hoping that by the end of the week I'll be sewing again. I won't risk sewing over a finger like a moron on these drugs.

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