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jenngolightly

I Glutened Myself!

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My first big mistake.

I've been on the diet for over 2 weeks now, but haven't been very adventurous in the kitchen. I've never been much of a cook, but this diet is inspiring me to try new things. Plus, my family is getting sick of my dull dinners so I attempted Beef Stroganoff last night. Everyone was excited. Especially me - I felt very Rachael Ray. :)

I went shopping for 3 hours and at 3 different stores. I bought ingredients, a new colander, and sought out the best Tinkyada pasta. I didn't look at the bills, I just signed the slips - and hid them so my husband wouldn't see how much I spent. ;)

So I bustled around the kitchen and made dinner using my new Calphalon One pots and pans (a splurge since we aren't eating out 4x a week anymore). Things were going well until my pasta had only 3 minutes more to cook and I hadn't started the sauce. Oh well, the pasta package said it was hard to overcook, so I ignored the timer, but started to panic! :(

Everything done and I drained the pasta. It glopped out of the pot into my new strainer. It was a weird, ET-ish looking color. I spooned some up and I couldn't really tell one piece from another.

My meat and sauce looked beautiful, but the pasta was a disaster. More panic! Kids and hubby were sitting at the table and I was looking at a mess.

I threw away the pasta and pulled out the trusty egg noodles. I wouldn't be able to eat them, but my family would be happy. Problem solved.

So I boiled the water and cooked the pasta... and kept testing the pasta to check if it was done. I tested a piece of pasta just like I've always tested the pasta - I ate it. After the 4th time it dawned on me what I was doing. I was glutening myself! :o

I paid the price. I had the GI symptoms, but I also had a weird reaction to gluten where my right hip/bum falls asleep. It's really painful and radiates down my leg.

It took me 3 hours to shop for dinner, 1.5 hours to cook, I blew the gluten-free one, saved what I could, then I glutened myself. What a day.

Have you glutened yourself?

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Hello & welcome

It sounds like you had a strange day to say the

least. I remember the first pasta I purchased!!! We are big pasta eaters at our house. I cooked it & when I put it on the plates it looked like a glob of some alien mass & tasted like paste ... I cried then we all laughed about how strange this stuff was..... If I would miss anything on this diet it would be a greasey Pizza HUt Pan Pizza & homemade pasta....

From that point on I was on the look-out for an excellent pasta..... Our choice is BiAglut ( it is an import made by Heinz). It is the very best. My second choice ( & easier to find) is Tinkyada, bionatural or rizsopia. The last one is spelled wrong.

At the beginning for us I glutened myself on a communion wafer & a envelope. The jury states now that envelopes do not contain glue but the ones I had were ancient as my Dad bought enough of everything to last a lifetime... And I don't care if I have to mail a bill in a yellowed envelope!!!!

There are four of us gluten-free so my first shopping trip was around $350.00 just for staples.. I drive over an hour to get to a store that has any gluten-free stuff so I stock up a few times a year & do a lot of mailorder.... Many people do not spend alot of cash but I figure if we have to eat this way I want the best available & enjoy it. With two young kids I have to keep their interest in food or they will just want junk on the time....

It does seem over-whelming at first but after a short period it becomes like brushing your teeth. ----- same routine , read labels, try new things, have baking & cooking disasters & keep truckin...

Things do get better & your health will improve so much you wont ever want to have gluten.

blessings

mamaw

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In the second week of my diet I went and cooked my DD kraft mac'n'cheese... yes I went and tasted it... I ALWAYS checked before out of habbit. Thats when I decided it was easier to cook gluten-free for everyone.

Hope you feel better

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In the second week of my diet I went and cooked my DD kraft mac'n'cheese... yes I went and tasted it... I ALWAYS checked before out of habbit. Thats when I decided it was easier to cook gluten-free for everyone.

Hope you feel better

I've glutened myself three times in the past four months, so I haven't even had the proper time to recover, but the last time was definitely me being stupid. I went and took a bite out of my boyfriend's ice cream cup instead of mine when we were visiting someone, completely not noticing that they were totally different colors and mine had no handle and his did and I'm just a dope...... Someday I'll learn, I get scared because I know I'm damaging myself, my glutenings last way longer than anyone else's I've read about, I'm so scared I'll trigger refractory sprue one of these days. I'll just have to be careful.

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I have inadvertently glutened myself by not checking ingredients, and then doublechecking with ingredients like natural and artificial flavors. I guess I've been a little slow on internalizing the idea that this stuff can be ANYWHERE.

The stupidest thing I did was ordering a dish with soba noodles in a restaurant and not ask if they were 100% buckwheat. I meant to, but I was busy asking about dairy or soy ingredients in the sauce. Oops. The amount of gluten there must have been tremendous, at least judging from the wheat content in usual soba noodles I see at the store. The next two weeks were a blur. I guess I'm glad I get brain fog, because I have little recollection of what I went through.

It is hard when you have gluten items in your home. My husband found a sauce in the fridge and was about to put it in something he was cooking for us. I grabbed it just in time and found wheat and soybeans. Sigh. This is after I got sick from a vegetable dish with curried cashews he made -- delicious, but there was no list of ingredients on the curried cashews themselves. I got sick on that.

I hope you get feeling better soon.

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Oh well, the pasta package said it was hard to overcook, so I ignored the timer, but started to panic! :(

Everything done and I drained the pasta. It glopped out of the pot into my new strainer. It was a weird, ET-ish looking color. I spooned some up and I couldn't really tell one piece from another.

I love Tinkyada pasta... but I don't know why they say it can stand up to overcooking! I did the same thing as you the first time I made it. I have found that I get a much better result using their alternate cooking method (usually printed on the front of the package). Basically, you boil it for 1 minute, cover and turn off the heat. You let it sit there for 20 minutes, then drain it.

Don't worry, we've all gone through the learning period in the kitchen. Just please tell me you didn't gluten your new pots and strainer with the egg noodles? :huh:

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I glutened myself while putting away left over mac & cheese that I had made for my family. I scraped what was left on the spoon into the container, and then licked my finger without thinking. I felt so guilty, and stupid.

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I love Tinkyada pasta... but I don't know why they say it can stand up to overcooking! I did the same thing as you the first time I made it. I have found that I get a much better result using their alternate cooking method (usually printed on the front of the package). Basically, you boil it for 1 minute, cover and turn off the heat. You let it sit there for 20 minutes, then drain it.

Don't worry, we've all gone through the learning period in the kitchen. Just please tell me you didn't gluten your new pots and strainer with the egg noodles? :huh:

I have a question, I bought all new pots and pans good stainless steel paid a good price for them if they are scrubbed real well and have no scratches on them is it ok for my husband to cook noodles in them? I thought that was the reason to get rid of teflon. :blink:

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