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p4rano1d4ndro1d

Member Since 29 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 30 2012 08:36 PM
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In Topic: Food Prep/storage Convincing Family To Go gluten-free

29 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

Thanks For The Replies All!

@Adalaide You make a fantastic point about wiping down all areas of possible contamination and about keeping very specific tupperware for gluten free foods. The later had crossed my mind as the first cross contamination experience I had (before I realized cross contamination was even an issue) was from eating cereal out of a plastic bowl that my old roommate used to use for baking. Minutes later I felt like crap and went to google and was devastated when I realized my whole kitchen was a gluten bomb due to the excessive baking of my old roommate. Gave the stove, countertops, cabinet doors a good scrub. I'll probably look into getting some form of disposable handy wipes, to avoid possibly sharing a dish rag. I imagine someone even eating a few daily slices of wheat toast could leave crumbs/residue on frequently touched surfaces.

@Flowerqueen Thanks for the warning about salmonella. I'm totally clueless so its something for me to research. Generally I the only leftovers I have refrigerated (other than rice) are what I cooked the day before. Fish/Chicken/Turkey cooked for dinner eaten with breakfast and mixed vegetables cooked for dinner eaten with lunch.

For Clarification Grandma is 85, and Grandpa passed away at 86 less than a year ago. He grew quite senile and deteriorated over a period of time. Grandma was working overtime to take care of him, with help only two days out of the week. Not enough help to housekeep & look after herself. ie throw out aging food & keep the kitchen uncluttered/organized.

Convincing her to clean out the fridge + freezer might prove to be somewhat difficult. She hates wasting food. I realize that she's used to taking care of herself in her own way and that this is a routine that keeps her going. The last thing I want to do is to impose myself onto her. However, I REALLY want to be the one responsible for washing dishes, cooking, storing food, and cleaning up. I think it would be best for both of us.

Convincing her that the gluten free diet is more than just a fad diet is going to be hard. I printed her out some information for her to read through ASAP and she put it to the side to read later. She read the first page and then told me to get tested. Try again tomorrow. I'm here for the holidays and don't move in until February but every morning has been a tummy ache to varying degrees. I figure I'm not celiac+ or I'd be dead by now =P.

Here's to a Gluten Free new year!