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Noobette

Pretty sure I ate gluten yesterday.

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I went to a big lunch yesterday at a distant cousin's house who I barely know. I really hate making food restrictions an issue in situations like that, so I usually eat sparingly and selectively instead of asking lots of questions and drawing attention to myself. The salad had dressing on it already, but it wasn't a creamy dressing so I made a calculated assumption that it was safe. By a total fluke, I found out hours later that the dressing (balsamic vinaigrette) contained wheat. I'm pretty sure this was the dressing that went on the salad, but not positive.

Anyway.... nothing happened! This was only the second time in two years I have swallowed something containing gluten (that I know of). I never had immediate symptoms even when I was chronically ill pre-diagnosis. Also my diagnosis was ass-backwards and inconclusive, but I'm not willing to take the risk of a gluten challenge to find out for sure. 

If I got glutened from balsamic vinaigrette dressing, I guess I need to be more careful. I just hate to be that guest who grills their host about every little thing. Celiac steals all the fun out of social eating. :(

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I would think a balsamic vinegrettr would be pretty safe.  Why do you think it contained wheat?

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I would never have known the dressing contained wheat, except that my nephew really liked the dressing, found it at the store after lunch, bought it, and brought it home. I would also think balsamic vinaigrette would be pretty darned safe. Goes to show we have to be constantly vigilant. 

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6 minutes ago, Noobette said:

I would never have known the dressing contained wheat, except that my nephew really liked the dressing, found it at the store after lunch, bought it, and brought it home. I would also think balsamic vinaigrette would be pretty darned safe. Goes to show we have to be constantly vigilant. 

What brand was it?

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Cindy's Kitchen of Brockton - I've never seen this brand before.  It contains soy sauce - not something I expect to see in balsamic vinaigrette!

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10 minutes ago, Noobette said:

Cindy's Kitchen of Brockton - I've never seen this brand before.  It contains soy sauce - not something I expect to see in balsamic vinaigrette!

I must say that their website makes their products look delicious! I've never heard of it either... but yes, you certainly are correct, there's wheat in the soy sauce that's in there. What a surprise! 

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It's a salad dressing with balsamic dressing as an ingredient.  I've never found straight balsamic vinegar that contains gluten.

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4 hours ago, Noobette said:

I went to a big lunch yesterday at a distant cousin's house who I barely know. I really hate making food restrictions an issue in situations like that, so I usually eat sparingly and selectively instead of asking lots of questions and drawing attention to myself. The salad had dressing on it already, but it wasn't a creamy dressing so I made a calculated assumption that it was safe. By a total fluke, I found out hours later that the dressing (balsamic vinaigrette) contained wheat. I'm pretty sure this was the dressing that went on the salad, but not positive.

Anyway.... nothing happened! This was only the second time in two years I have swallowed something containing gluten (that I know of). I never had immediate symptoms even when I was chronically ill pre-diagnosis. Also my diagnosis was ass-backwards and inconclusive, but I'm not willing to take the risk of a gluten challenge to find out for sure. 

If I got glutened from balsamic vinaigrette dressing, I guess I need to be more careful. I just hate to be that guest who grills their host about every little thing. Celiac steals all the fun out of social eating. :(

I bring my own food often via a meal prep jaxx pack I got on amazon carries 2-3 meals in and snacks so I can head out for the day with safe food. I also keep julian bakery protein bars in various places (not best tasting but sugar free, keto approved, gluten free, and I get wholesale) And when I eat foods that SHOULD be safe but unsure, I got a Nima Sensor for this reason.

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