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Gluten Challenge: What would you eat?

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I'm 1 week into the gluten challenge to put this diagnosis to bed. All of us were able to eat real food at one time or another and I'm sure you can remember the taste as I do. What would you eat if you were doing the gluten challenge?

Real Pizza

Deserts

Cookies

Hawiian rolls

Crossants

Maybe a Doughnut

A Chili 3 Way

What else is out there that you would eat if you were doing this? I've already eaten the Hawiian rolls and tomorrow is going to be some pizza.

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Fresh baked artisanal bread... fresh from the oven

fresh warm cider donuts or better yet fresh warm yeast donuts... the kind with raspberry filling

fresh warm bread sticks with Parmesan grated on top to dip in marinara sauce

pizza crust must be thick, yeasty and well risen... like home made but not as much work involved

Graham crackers

ritz crackers

wheat thins crackers

ooo... green bean casserole made with real traditional gluten filled ingredients 

oh, a warm thick soft pretzel

a big old cinnamon bun thick and yeasty and gooey and full of gluten... 

oh my... I didn’t realize I was missing so much until I thought about it 

hmmmm.

 

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NY pizza

chinese food

Taco Bell

Big Mac

Knish

NY street food

croissant

bagels

artisan bread

wonder bread

 

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Monte Cristo.... it is a 3layered deep fried sandwich, honey wheat bread, swiss, ham, honey wheat bread, turkey, cheddar, honey wheat bread, dipped in a pancake like batter and deep fried with a powered sugar dusting...I think cheddar still has them but we used to have them at bennigans.
^I actually have it in my will to be buried with one of these.....and if I end up on my death bed to have one delivered to me.

Monkey bread...dear lord I still have that god like recipe somewhere. I used 4 rolls of Pillsbury corsant dough.....cut them into halves each triangle that is, either rolled them up or stuffed them with apple pie filling, dipped them in a mixture of butter and brown sugar, then rolled in cinnamon sugar and placed ina bunt pan then poured a bunch of the icing stuff over them and baked it into a giant gooy mess...IMAGINE a giant cake made of nothing but the gooy centers of cinnamon rolls.....drizzled the whole thing in either cream cheese icing or eggnog icing for the holidays.

The Boss Burger from chilis...or I used to get this chibatta burger from jack in hte box stuffed it with curly fries and extra sauce.....

 

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pdm1981,

Anything you think you will miss!

I don't miss the dougnuts or the bread.  A croissant would be nice.

Eat a Krystals or White Castle for me.

Try your favorite pasta not named Pizza.

I miss a good calzone or Lasagna.

And maybe your favorite chocolate.

I still remember a friend pointing out ferrero rocher hazelnut chocolates had wheat flour in it and I was so excited to eat it.

It was for a christmas office gift . . .but I didn't and I still miss them!

Posterboy,

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Oh my goodness! Definitely a croissant!  Also, go out to eat anywhere and order anything without asking questions.  I miss that the most...

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I'm on the same page as a few of you. I've had a couple different kinds of bread now. Sorry Ennis but there are no Bennigans up here in Ky. I have eaten there when I was stationed at Ft. Hood though and that sandwich sounds awesome. White Castle does sound great but whether you have celiac disease or not, it'll make you suffer afterwards. I find myself not really wanting the fast foods. I do want a Sonic Burger though. Besides that, not interested in fast foods too much. I walked through the Bakery dept at Krogers yesterday and ended up with some Blueberry Bagels and Strawberry Cream Cheese. Also, I'm going to go to Dairy Queen and get a Blizzard this week. I'm sorry, the only part of this challenge that is hard is figuring out what to cram in just in case I'm asymptomatic. We'll find out.

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4 hours ago, pdm1981 said:

I'm on the same page as a few of you. I've had a couple different kinds of bread now. Sorry Ennis but there are no Bennigans up here in Ky. I have eaten there when I was stationed at Ft. Hood though and that sandwich sounds awesome. White Castle does sound great but whether you have celiac disease or not, it'll make you suffer afterwards. I find myself not really wanting the fast foods. I do want a Sonic Burger though. Besides that, not interested in fast foods too much. I walked through the Bakery dept at Krogers yesterday and ended up with some Blueberry Bagels and Strawberry Cream Cheese. Also, I'm going to go to Dairy Queen and get a Blizzard this week. I'm sorry, the only part of this challenge that is hard is figuring out what to cram in just in case I'm asymptomatic. We'll find out.

Yeah most Bennigans closed down...hence why I said cheddars...as in Cheddars scratch kitchen (https://cheddars.com/)....and you have them all over KY state. THEY ALL have the monte cristo.

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I've been thinking about this since I'll probably do it, and pray it isn't really celiac to say good-bye forever to them but:

Donuts, real donuts, filled ones, that are HOT AND FRESH!

Mac N cheese, in every ridiculous cartoon character or cheese variant.

Churros, wild cookie/cupcake flavors.

Chinese food, Japanese ramen, Italian pastas.

Fresh real pizza or deep dish since gluten free never seems as 'fluffy'.

Taco bell, regular burgers, Subway.

All the new snacks that sit in the freezer like Doritos loaded, frozen oreo sandwiches, Sno ball ice cream, Twinkie ice cream.

Fried coconut shrimp or any fun fried thing really.

Best of luck to us both! I hope it isn't our life time that we can't eat them again. 

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2 hours ago, amirenthsia said:

I've been thinking about this since I'll probably do it, and pray it isn't really celiac to say good-bye forever to them but:

Donuts, real donuts, filled ones, that are HOT AND FRESH!

Mac N cheese, in every ridiculous cartoon character or cheese variant.

Churros, wild cookie/cupcake flavors.

Chinese food, Japanese ramen, Italian pastas.

Fresh real pizza or deep dish since gluten free never seems as 'fluffy'.

Taco bell, regular burgers, Subway.

All the new snacks that sit in the freezer like Doritos loaded, frozen oreo sandwiches, Sno ball ice cream, Twinkie ice cream.

Fried coconut shrimp or any fun fried thing really.

Best of luck to us both! I hope it isn't our life time that we can't eat them again. 

OMG tell me about each time I go through the store  I see junk food like those loaded Doritos, Oreo cereal, new flavored Oreo, etc. Like where the FRACK were those when I was a kid?! BUT few things about this diet and being chef to relieve you.

You can do coconut shrimp, chicken, etc at home with coconut flakes and stuff like nutcrumbs.com in a egg dip fried in a skillet at home.
Cheese sticks...I do these once a year, I get a flavored chips like Protes Nacho (You can use like Beanitos or Beanfields, or a gluten-free corn chip) pulse them in a food processor into crumbs, I use vegan cheese blocks cut them into sticks dip in egg then roll in the crumbs and fry it in refined coconut oil.
Ramen. I found a nice broth stock called Jarrow Spicy Ramen Bone Broth, I use it with my PERSONAL choice of Miracle Noodles no carb noodles and add in veggies or egg to make Ramen....there are gluten free instant ramen meals also.
Churro, desserts, etc. I found ways as a baker to make most of them and found Capella flavors....to replicate most desserts.

I will forever miss the local lemon filled jelly doughnuts but I have gotten close....and the montecristo...I replicated it...but I can not justify a $35 sandwich (I had to use special keto bread, and low carb pancake mix for the batter so I am a special case) And it ALWAYS made me vomit for hours but Clazones and the local 100lber pizza I will miss.

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6 hours ago, Ennis_TX said:

OMG tell me about each time I go through the store  I see junk food like those loaded Doritos, Oreo cereal, new flavored Oreo, etc. Like where the FRACK were those when I was a kid?! BUT few things about this diet and being chef to relieve you.

You can do coconut shrimp, chicken, etc at home with coconut flakes and stuff like nutcrumbs.com in a egg dip fried in a skillet at home.
Cheese sticks...I do these once a year, I get a flavored chips like Protes Nacho (You can use like Beanitos or Beanfields, or a gluten-free corn chip) pulse them in a food processor into crumbs, I use vegan cheese blocks cut them into sticks dip in egg then roll in the crumbs and fry it in refined coconut oil.
Ramen. I found a nice broth stock called Jarrow Spicy Ramen Bone Broth, I use it with my PERSONAL choice of Miracle Noodles no carb noodles and add in veggies or egg to make Ramen....there are gluten free instant ramen meals also.
Churro, desserts, etc. I found ways as a baker to make most of them and found Capella flavors....to replicate most desserts.

I will forever miss the local lemon filled jelly doughnuts but I have gotten close....and the montecristo...I replicated it...but I can not justify a $35 sandwich (I had to use special keto bread, and low carb pancake mix for the batter so I am a special case) And it ALWAYS made me vomit for hours but Clazones and the local 100lber pizza I will miss.

I forgot about Oreo cereal! Going out and getting some tomorrow! I'm not doing this to tease anyone. I've been there and still might have celiac disease. For whatever reason I react to tomato sauce, garlic, and onions. Still avoiding those foods right now. I had my SIBO breath test today and will get the results next week. Also I have a followup with the GI Doctor on the 27th. If I have celiac disease it should be acting up by then. That would make 4 weeks of sweet tasting fluffy gluten. I hope to god I'm clear but if not I was looking at the Beyond Celaic site and saw that there were several drugs for celiac disease coming down the pipe that are in the 2nd and 3rd phases of trials. Close to approval that means. It looked like it would surpress or bind the gluten so no reaction can occur.

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I think those 2nd and 3rd phase drugs currently are more to combat against accidental cross contamination, not so much to make it safe for someone producing the antibodies to actually digest or not attack a piece of bread.  =/  Maybe some day though!

As for the answer to your question, while only on a gluten-free diet for a few weeks so far, Japanese Ramen at a restaurant and not needing to interrogate a chef at a Chinese / Thai / Korean place as to whether their sauce contains a gluten thickener / soy sauce.  I'm okay without bready things as I was never a big bread eater to begin with, and I find some of the gluten-free donuts passable enough for my cravings.  My mom and sister were diagnosed a while back when I was still living with the family and had gotten used to eating gluten-free things.  (Though gluten-free bread really still isn't great, hah.)

Though a cheeseburger sounds nice right now, hah.

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"I've been there and still might have celiac disease." If you really DID have celiac disease? You still have it, and always will. There is no evidence that the underlying problems (autoimmune failure, leaky gut, etc.) ever can heal themselves, or be healed, beyond the random miracle cure at Lourdes.

 There is, as best I've been able to find, absolutely no one out there who can say why sometimes an infant will be diagnosed with celiac, which then "goes away" for thirty or forty years, and then comes back with a vengeance. Indicating the underlying problems were there all along--and may have been causing all sorts of damage for all the years.

 Think carefully about that. Celiac is like radiation poisoning: Every exposure adds up, over your whole lifetime, and pushes your autoimmune system further out of control. Even if it seems fine at the time.

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