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babygirl1234

I Have A Qustion About The Turkey

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are all turkey gluten-free because i have to eat it monday and thurs so i need to know if its safe for me to be eating it because its at my aunts house i know i told her not to suff the turkey but it CC with the suffing then im deep doo doo and this my 1st time having thanksgiving with them

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self-basting turkeys are not always gluten free, nor are some of the seasoning packages that may be added. turkey's need to be labeled if anything with a grain is added, but you have to check and find out what's been added.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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so even though my aunt isnt going to stuff it i might still get sick and if i dont eat it i'll get yelled at so im better off not eating it if i dont know the basing

Argh (at your aunt)! It *pisses me off* when people are that disrespectful.

You are doing exactly the right thing - not eating something unless you know it to be safe. Be secure and CONFIDENT in yourself, knowing that you are doing the BEST thing for your health. A quiet confidence is often quite hard for someone to rally against, though she might try. Eat something before you go, or bring something with you that you know is safe.

You sound like you're early in your diagnosis, and it's hard to do a big family meal so early in the learning curve. Right now, when it comes to what goes into your mouth, you need to focus on your own health. And always remember that YOU and only you have final say over what you eat.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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Guest nini

the other trap that we sometimes fall into is that if someone prepared their Turkey in a roasting bag they might have added flour to the roasting bag to keep it from sticking...

yeah most FRESH turkeys are gluten-free before they are prepared, but for someone to prepare it that is not aware of gluten-free food preparation issues with cross contamination, it can be tricky, and extremely risky for us. And as was mentioned, you have to watch out for some of the pre basted turkeys or the ones injected with broths and flavorings.

I'm making my own turkey as I have for the past 3 Thanksgiving dinners... I use the roasting bag but I put gluten-free flour in the bag and not wheat flour. I make a corn bread stuffing from gluten-free breads that I cook in a separate pan, never in the bird, this way I know the turkey will be safe for me and my daughter.

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no ive been gluten-free since i was 16 so i know about what i can and cant have and my 2 aunts dont do basing with flour they do it with butter so thats good and the turkey isnt being cooked in the same over with the stuffen so thats good no CC there

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