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Happy Happy Joy Joy ! Canadian Thanksgiving Triumph

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I just though I would post a positive thing that happened to me. We had our thanksgiving dinner last night and my family ,about 14 person dinner, had a gluten free meal ! ( aside from the pie for dessert ) It was so awesome ! They are finally starting to take this illness and furthermore cross contamination thing seriously ! I made some stuffing that EVERYONE raved about. I was a little worried about that because it was my first time doing gluten-free stuffing, I also kinda made up the recipe as I went ( I can't seem to help doing that ). Everyone else just kept it simple. I even had my very own mini pumpkin pie! Everyone made sure it was ok to take out their pies and start preparing dessert. The best part was that I came round the corner into the kitchen to hear my father proudly stating that we had a gluten free meal, which he then stated many more times throughout the evening! He said it like he was proud of me for sticking to my guns. It is just so nice to finally have a good experience !


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Started diet June 28th /06

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

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I'm glad that everything went so well and you had a great holiday! :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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That's great. :)


A family with Celiac disease, two brothers and two sisters.

Lyme Disease, Diagnosis October 19, 2006

May 2006 - December 2008 Gluten and Dairy Free

December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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:D:D:D:D:D

Dessa

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25

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What a GREAT family you must have!! :D:D:D


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Riley 8 -Tourettes, OCD, ADHD

Cooper 6 -Celiac dx'ed Dec. 2005

Jake 4- Resolved Verbal Apraxia, Coordination disorder and Sensory Integration Disorder

Sutton 3- Speech issues and sensory integration disorder

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Well to put two positive spins on it I also had a great gluten free Thanksgiving. I brought the gluten-free pumpkin pies. My brother made summer squash soup with vegetables in it, the stuffing for the turkey was wild and basamanti rice with onions and mushrooms in it and it was much lighter and tastier than even bread stuffing. It was excellent.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Hi Rusla--I'm happy to hear that you had a nice holiday, too! That soup sounds good :P


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Hi Rusla--I'm happy to hear that you had a nice holiday, too! That soup sounds good :P

I am not much of a squash girl but the soup was very hearty and good . He baked the squash then mashed it adding assorted vegetables like onion, mushroom, garlic, carrots I think celery, a bit of indian curry, a bit of cinnamon and I can't remember what else. It was totally filling and gluten-free. I will have to get the recipe from him as he just made it up as he went.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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We had a successful Thanksgiving, too. My SIL hosted it, and everything was gluten free except for buns (Ty had his own crescent rolls) and dessert (Ty had his own mini-pumpkin pie).


Linda, Mom to Ty (11 years old)

Ty was diagnosed by blood test June 7/05

biopsy Aug 11/05, diagnosis confirmed Aug 18/05

Mom, Dad and big brother Celiac-free.

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We had a successful Thanksgiving, too. My SIL hosted it, and everything was gluten free except for buns (Ty had his own crescent rolls) and dessert (Ty had his own mini-pumpkin pie).

Well the only things that weren't gluten-free were the buns and we had two types of pumpkin pies gluten-free and regular. It is nice when things come together nicely.

Just to add to that and being quite impressed with Smitty's restaurant in Canmore. We had our tukey day on Sunday after I drove up there from work. Yesterday morning before we left to drive back to Calgary we stopped at Smitty's restaurant. In Calgary they will not accomodate and nor would I trust them. So, I flirted with death and talked to the manager at Smitty's there and he made sure my meal was done with all clean everythings and even on the bill it said "gluten allergy." I ate my meal and did not get sick...yay! I found the same with Swiss Chalet on McKnight in Calgary the girl made sure she told them it was a gluten allergy, put it on the bill and made sure they did not have it near any bread. I think things are looking up.

Oh, and in Canmore there is a store called Nutter's they have copious amounts of gluten-free food. One I saw was a frozen entree called Seeds of Change and they are gluten-free tv dinner things. Dumb me did not buy some to bring home because I have not seen those in Calgary at all.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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I had a fabulous gluten free Thanksgiving as well. The turkey and gravy were the best ever. Usually we cook the stuffing in the turkey but this year we didn't. There was stove top stuffing on the side for the rest of the family to have. I never liked that stuff anyway haha. For something different in the gravy we put apple juice and you couldn't even tell it was in there it was just a yummy gravy. For dessert I bought a rice flour pumpkin pie from Choices which I ate mostly myself except for one piece which my brother tried. There was also regular pumpkin pie for everyone else. Hopefully the Christmas dinners go as well as Thanksgiving did.

Karen

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It was totally filling and gluten-free. I will have to get the recipe from him as he just made it up as he went.

That is the best way to do it ! I did that the other night with a gluten-free miso based spicy carrot cauliflower soup...and now I am doing it again with the turkey left overs ... I have had the turkey broth brewing since 6pm last night ... the house smells AWESOME it is going to drive the guys NUTS when they get home ! :lol: I don't think I could follow a recipe to save my life ... unless I am baking (don't do that as often ) ... but even then sometimes I can't help it ... but I guess it is good because I am always having ppl drop buy at dinner time :lol:


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Diagnosed with Celiac on May 30th /06 with Biopsy

Started diet June 28th /06

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

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Glad Thanksgiving was a success!

Wonder whats gonna happen to us? :blink:

Oh well, I'll worry about that tomorrow. :)


Lee

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That's fantastic! I'm glad families are starting to get the seriousness of it.

This'll be my 1st holiday season away from my family & my housemate is really good about understanding & finding other ways so I'm hopeful!


Misdiagnosed with Duardinitis & Endometriosis

Diagnosed after 6 yrs & 4 Doc and every test known to man

Diagnosed October 2004

Anemic as a teen

Small Stature

Dental Issues

Constant Headaches

Joint Pain

Mood Swings

Lethargy

All those disappeared after eliminating Gluten

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