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28 minutes ago, grannysue said:

Also wondering about the orange juice I used with it. I did read that Tropicana pure premium orange juice was 100% gluten free, though it doesn't say that on the bottle. Other sites said it is and some said it's not gluten free.

Orange juice doesn’t need to daybreak “ gluten free” on it.  That’s like an Apple saying “gluten free”.  What gluten would be in plain orange juice?  

It seems to me that you are able to eat wheat, so none of these drinks should bother you at all.  But maybe it’s something besides wheat that bothers you?

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2 hours ago, grannysue said:

I haven't bee tested, don't have insurance. But I think I'm more gluten intolerant than Celiac. I can eat stuff made with unbleached flour without having any issues. But I had to stop drinking all wine, it really bothers me and I assume it's because they use wheat paste to seal the barrels, even ones that say they don't, like Barefoot really bother me. So I bought Smirnoff vanilla vodka, the guy at the liquor store claimed ALL vodka was gluten free. Smirnoff's regular vodka does say on the label it's gluten free, however the flavored ones don't say that. Well 2 days later, I'm having issues and all I can narrow it down to is that since everything I ate breadwise was with unbleached flour which I never have an issue with. Does anyone know if the Smirnoff vanilla vodka has gluten in it? I can't think of anything else I ate that would of had gluten. Normally if something has a very small amount, like gravy, which has gluten in the thickening agent, doesn't bother me much. And if we make our own we use unbleached flour. So I'm leaning towards the Smirnoff vanilla vodka as being the culprit. I enjoy a drink now and then and love wine, but I can't drink it now so I would like to find something that I can drink without feeling so awful a day or two later.

If flour does not bother you....any bit of wheat paste in a wine even if it existed would not......reason wines bother you is probably tannin. I know many that have that issue.
-_- Look up high tannin foods...try them, if not that then perhaps a sulfites issue?

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I don't think tannin is my problem, I just read this, and I drink a LOT of tea and have never had a problem. "Tannins in tea, give the beverage its astringency. Teas with high levels of tannins have a bitter taste accompanied by strong astringency, seen especially in green and black tea. "

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@grannysue—If you can consume unbleached flour, then odds are you do not need to be gluten free.  Look to the chemicals used to process wheat four to make it white.  This is from a blogger, but I think it is legitimate and explains it well:

http://www.eatingrealfood.com/articles/how-and-why-is-flour-bleached/

If you seriously think gluten is an issue, get tested:

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/

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On ‎1‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 8:40 AM, ravenwoodglass said:

Went to the link and saw this

" All flavors have zero sugar, 1 gram of carbs, 90 calories and are crafted to remove gluten."

I avoid anything with the line I bolded.

In summer on the rare times I drink I like a good potao vodka with lemonaide or cranberry juice, clear rum and coke, or a crisp Woodchuck cider.  Kahlua and milk or in hot chocolate is nice when it's cold outside.

I was wondering if Kahlua was okay. This is good to know.  Right now with my blood pressure and pulse issues, I am avoiding alcohol, but I hope to eventually be able to take a little drink once in a while again. And have always wanted to try a mojito and am glad we can also have rum.  Any particular brands of vodka you use that you know are safe? 

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On ‎5‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 5:10 PM, kareng said:

This wheat paste stuff is just a myth . The wines you like aren’t even made in barrels.  The very few expensive ones that might use a flour paste do not get it into the wine.  That would mess up the wine!

Thanks for that info.  So far I had messaged Barefoot Wines and they said their beverages are gluten-free.  I love their pink champagne for special occasions.  So basically most wines should be safe and gluten-free? 

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5 minutes ago, LilyR said:

I was wondering if Kahlua was okay. This is good to know.  Right now with my blood pressure and pulse issues, I am avoiding alcohol, but I hope to eventually be able to take a little drink once in a while again. And have always wanted to try a mojito and am glad we can also have rum.  Any particular brands of vodka you use that you know are safe? 

I drink and cook with khalua 

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22 minutes ago, kareng said:

I drink and cook with khalua 

Sounds good.  My family always did the Khalua and milk on holidays. I found it is amazing pouring into a small glass and adding cream on top, that floats on top, and you sip it, but too many fat and calories to do that often, but what a treat.  I only cooked with it once. We used to have a Khalua little cookbook and I tried the glazed nuts one Christmas. They were good. Do you use it in desserts or marinades or whatnot? 

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1 hour ago, LilyR said:

I was wondering if Kahlua was okay. This is good to know.  Right now with my blood pressure and pulse issues, I am avoiding alcohol, but I hope to eventually be able to take a little drink once in a while again. And have always wanted to try a mojito and am glad we can also have rum.  Any particular brands of vodka you use that you know are safe? 

Ciroc is a grape base, Tito is a corn base with actual gluten-free certifications, and there was a Russian imported potato vodka.......damn I miss back before diagnosis I used to use this pinnacle whipped vodka (wheat based vodka) in a orange soda...you get get 2-6 shots in a glass and hardly notice the alcohol. I use sparkling orange water or zevia now, bit of splenda zero, and drops of orange creamsicle, or marshmallow from capella flavors in drinks...sometimes some rum extract.....damn UC will not let me drink lol.

https://www.ciroc.com/vodkas
https://www.titosvodka.com/our-vodka
https://chasedistillery.co.uk

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On ‎5‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 1:25 PM, Ennis_TX said:

Ciroc is a grape base, Tito is a corn base with actual gluten-free certifications, and there was a Russian imported potato vodka.......damn I miss back before diagnosis I used to use this pinnacle whipped vodka (wheat based vodka) in a orange soda...you get get 2-6 shots in a glass and hardly notice the alcohol. I use sparkling orange water or zevia now, bit of splenda zero, and drops of orange creamsicle, or marshmallow from capella flavors in drinks...sometimes some rum extract.....damn UC will not let me drink lol.

https://www.ciroc.com/vodkas
https://www.titosvodka.com/our-vodka
https://chasedistillery.co.uk

UC sounds very limiting in diet.  I don't dare drink right now. I never used to drink much, but when you feel you can't, it sure is a bummer. I miss being able to take a sip of my husband's cold beer, now no more beer at all with gluten issues.  I do like rum so if I can start to have a drink here or there, at least there is that.  I used to like sour mixes too, but I bet those have gluten or something nasty in them.  Are brandy's safe? I could probably make up my own sour mix, although I am wondering if I can ever eat powdered sugar again. I haven't read ingredient labels but read some article saying it usually has corn starch in it. It's weird though, that my stomach started feeling much better at a point where I was still eating some things with soy and corn in them.  But I don't know, I then started having problems again, so I really don't know. I keep avoiding the inevitable to go on a very strict diet and then slowly add things back in.  I feel such brain fog lately.  Things have been so busy, and I seem to get one more health issue after another.  Too much stress. But I know I need to figure out a meal plan for a week that is very bland and avoiding all these certain ingredients, and then slowly try out one ingredient at a time.  It just upsets me because I don't know if any prescriptions or supplements are also causing problems, and not sure how I can stop taking those.  So, I procrastinate. Bad me. I'm going to have to just do it though. And figure out what in the world I can actually eat for a weekly meal plan. Also needing to keep cholesterol and fat low too.  

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1 hour ago, LilyR said:

UC sounds very limiting in diet.  I don't dare drink right now. I never used to drink much, but when you feel you can't, it sure is a bummer. I miss being able to take a sip of my husband's cold beer, now no more beer at all with gluten issues.  I do like rum so if I can start to have a drink here or there, at least there is that.  I used to like sour mixes too, but I bet those have gluten or something nasty in them.  Are brandy's safe? I could probably make up my own sour mix, although I am wondering if I can ever eat powdered sugar again. I haven't read ingredient labels but read some article saying it usually has corn starch in it. It's weird though, that my stomach started feeling much better at a point where I was still eating some things with soy and corn in them.  But I don't know, I then started having problems again, so I really don't know. I keep avoiding the inevitable to go on a very strict diet and then slowly add things back in.  I feel such brain fog lately.  Things have been so busy, and I seem to get one more health issue after another.  Too much stress. But I know I need to figure out a meal plan for a week that is very bland and avoiding all these certain ingredients, and then slowly try out one ingredient at a time.  It just upsets me because I don't know if any prescriptions or supplements are also causing problems, and not sure how I can stop taking those.  So, I procrastinate. Bad me. I'm going to have to just do it though. And figure out what in the world I can actually eat for a weekly meal plan. Also needing to keep cholesterol and fat low too.  

Thing about UC is alcohol will make me bleed, >.< I found extracts that make the drink taste that good anyway (fun with sucrose, Capella Flavors, drinks, and sparkling water/zevia soda are great Friday nights).....I always had a insane alcohol tolerance so I never got the "buzz" unless I downed quite a bit of hard stuff. So I am not missing much and I think my liver thanks me.

Beer....dear lord that stuff ALWAYS even when I first tried it a teen would have me puking with just a sip (suspect I had celiac then) BUT I did find a local Hard Cider by Austin Ciders down here...the honey and apple ciders have that "fermented" earthly flavor of beer. I keep it for guest....and even once did a beer can chicken with it. I wonder if I could use it for a beer battered fish with almond meal? Thought for later.

My bakery uses Swerve Confectioners sugar, it is corn free and sugar free.

 

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