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Nascar Superbowl Ad Takes A Jab At The gluten-free Diet

29 January 2015 - 07:32 PM

I don't know if you all have seen this Superbowl ad yet. In it the star says, "When our idea of danger is eating gluten, there's trouble a foot." implying that we are a bunch of sissy, picky eaters.   :huh:  It is a totally unnecessary jab at the gluten-free diet, and frankly, they are quite wrong - for us gluten IS dangerous.


You can see the ad (see the first 20 seconds) here:



There is even a petition to pull this ad, and hopefully not air it.  If you are interested, here is the link:


Best Fodmap Book

06 January 2015 - 06:29 PM

I wanted to look into the FODMAP for me and my kids, and I was wondering what the best book for the how's and why's of this diet is.  Any advice would be welcome. :)

Christmas Dinner Got Me

26 December 2014 - 02:54 PM

I was at my in-laws for Xmas dinner. It was a potluck, but my SIL is gluten-free to gluten-lite so I was not too worried about getting glutened, but something got me.  About 15 minutes into the meal the stomach pain started and I ended up pretty bloated as the evening went on. It wasn't horrible but I'm out of practice for faking my way to the stomach pain, so I ended up pretty pale and quiet - I don't think anyone really noticed though.   It was a really tasty meal ...That almost makes up for it.  LOL  


I have a feeling it was the salad even though they had a gluten-free salad and a regular one; it could have been the veggie dish too. It's been close to 2 years since I was last glutened so I suppose I was due.  :rolleyes:  Today I'm just a bit bloated and tired, but that isn't uncommon for Boxing Day, is it?  My joints are stiff andsore too but that could be nothing.


Anyways, glutened but not too badly off. I hope everyone else had a happy and safe Christmas day and dinner.   :D



Ideas For (Relatively) Easy Nut And Dairy Free Xmas Baking

10 December 2014 - 06:01 PM

I'm trying to decide what to make for Christmas. I tend not to make a lot because, to be quite honest, I eat it - way too much of it.  I do want to make  afew fun foods for my boys this year. We are gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free.  I use coconut milks and earth's balance in lieu of dairy so I can make substitutions if you have a good idea.


All I have planned so far are brownies, cinnamon buns ( from Notme! http://www.thebaking...or-rolls.html),and some loaves (banana and pumpkin).  My mom is doing gingerbread with my boys (bless her).  Fun cookies or squares that kids would like is what I mostly want.


Thanks  :)

Old Foods You Miss And New Foods You've Discovered

07 December 2014 - 03:26 PM

It is the holidays and my thoughts turn to food!  :P  I've been gluten-free for a couple of years now and the holidays got me thinking about what foods I miss (it isn't many) and what new foods I have discovered.


I miss my Grandmother's sweet dough cinnamon buns the most.  I have experimented in my baking and come fairly close to replicating them but it is not quite the same.  If I think about them I can remember the smell, taste and texture perfectly. MMMmmmm.


I also miss really good beer. I used to enjoy heavy beers like stout.  Green's gluten-free beer is the best gluten-free beer I've had so far, but I miss a micro brewed stout or seasonal beer.


I've discovered more foods than I've lost. Going gluten-free and dairy free forced me to find new foods that my boys would like.


Coconut flour - I love coconut flour. It is heavy but there is so much flavour and nutrition in it.  Coconut milk and cream... and coconut yogurt.  I wish we could grow coconuts up here.


I also use a lot of flax, chia, and hemp in my baking. My desserts are almost nutritious. LOL


My appreciation of eggs also grew.  Best breakfast food around IMHO. Nuts are the centre of one meal a day too.


I've learned how little gluten is actually required in a good meal.  Honestly, I don't miss wheat. I just miss convenience foods when I'm busy or traveling. That's it.


Anyone else?  :)