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Member Since 07 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 03 2007 08:16 PM

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Share Your Diagnosis Story!

30 May 2007 - 08:57 PM

Hi all!! It's been a long time since I've been here! My life has gotten crazy! I had my second baby almost 2 months ago and having two kids is quite the challenge for me! However, I am doing great with being 100% gluten free! YEA!

I came back to this site to ask for some help from anyone willing! I am creating a small book of sorts as a personal project (though hoping it might someday get to be published). I would love to include some personal stories of people of different ages (or loved ones of those people) telling of your diagnosis and reaction to the new gluten-free diet you were about to start. Please only share with me if you don't mind me quoting you in my "book." I will only use the stories and quotes from this specific thread.

Thanks a ton!!


04 November 2006 - 02:37 PM

Okay, so my 81 year old grandpa was diagnosed with Celiac (on his deathbed - having a last chance surgery to remove something from his pancreas...and then they went "digging" around to see if anything else was wrong - when they discovered no villi in his intestines). It's nice to know where I got this disease from...I'm no longer the only one in my family with it. Had they just done a simple blood test months and months ago (especially after my mom suggested it) - he could be just fine by now. However, he's still on IV's.... and they might be allowing him to start on liquids soon. So - anyway... my mom calls me today and says that they've told him that Whey contains gluten (comes from barley)?! We're completely flabbergasted! No research I've done proves that these idiot doctors are correct. I'm wondering if any of you know what they're talking about?? Whey, in my knowledge, is a dairy product or derivative. But we don't want to give my grandpa false information that could make him sooo sick again. (I'd actually like him to be able to meet my next baby!!) So, any help - and as soon as possible - is greatly appreciated.

Chicken Salad

19 September 2006 - 01:18 PM

I've seen lots of you post that you often eat chicken salad. Does anyone have a good recipe for it? I've never made it before, but it's sounding pretty good! I'm pregnant right now and my cravings seem to be constantly changing - and I'm in the mood for something new! Thanks!!

Made Yummy Cookies Today!

13 September 2006 - 08:57 PM

I figured I'd post this way easy cookie recipe for everyone. It's just a regular homemade choco chip cookie recipe - just use rice flour and a little bit of xanthan gum. They look the same...and I'm sure they taste the same too! (I made my kind and the "regular" kind today for my hubby - - so he doesn't eat all of mine!)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 eggs
3 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 c. shortening (crisco works best)
3 c. flour (for gluten-free use regular rice flour...and level the cups)
(xanthan gum - not too much)
1 pkg chocolate chips

Combine eggs, vanilla, sugar, soda and salt - mix well. Add brown sugar and shortening - mix. Then add flour (and xanthan gum) - mix. Finally, add chocolate chips and mix. Set oven to 350 and bake for about 10 minutes (give or take depending on your elevation and whether or not you like crunchy or chewy cookies). ENJOY!!

Bearer Of Bad News

04 September 2006 - 10:04 PM

I hate to tell everyone this...but Outback Steakhouse is no longer going to put out their gluten-free menu. They say they can't "guarantee" that anything is 100% gluten-free. My guess is that some stupid person complained one too many times about being glutened there...so they punished the rest of us and got rid of the gluten-free menu. Don't we all know that almost NOTHING can be guaranteed 100% gluten free?! We know that we eat out at our own risk, right?! The chance at a restaurant for CC is sooooo high that if you're sooo sensitive, don't go out and eat!! GRR - I'm so mad!! They've had these menu's for a long time...it must have been something big to make them take them away. So, anyway - I guess in the future make sure your server checks to make sure they haven't changed any recipes. Good luck!

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