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Yes, that coffee does count :)

Took some Red Hill gluten-free baking mix, added some garlic and onion powder, dried basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary, and a little s&p. Dipped chicken breasts into rice milk and then dredged them in the gluten-free flour mixture. Then I pan fried them. Served up with white rice, and tomatoes with olive oil, basalmic vinegar, and fresh basil. Hubby ate it all up! :lol:
Wooow, I bet he did! Great seasoning on that chicken, Nyxie. After meals like that, your hubby is going to beg you to go to Trader Joes... Good news on the dog food. Not critter PC, but there are pig ears...and other things.

For my own peace of mind, I stopped worrying about their expectations a long time ago.
Great! So you have your own comfortable ways with the hospitality full court press.

..this little social moment is pretty frequent in my life. Some of my close friends are from non Western cultures where vigorously pressing food on guests in the home or on dinner partners in restaurants is part of their graciousness...to the point of putting it on your plate.. :) As I say, after about the 3rd "no" I get deja vu to the Butterball bidness...it takes about 5 reps with these people, hahah and then they start over again in a few minutes ...and there's a bit of a strategy to see if I can keep the friendly spoon or breaded cutlet hovering for a landing from touch down and touching other things.

Yes these are people I don't want to upset, you're right, because they're in the middle of being lovely in their own way, and there's more than my ways and concerns going on at the table....I'll figure it out.

You mentioned weight. Mine was very stable until I went through menopause and loss of nutrient absorption when the celiac manifested....and then it shot up. Cuss word. Just chatting, here...

Yum, those herbs & the chicken. JNBunnie, those sweet potatoes sound like a knockout.

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Well......

Its nice to know I'm not the only one who's gotten that reaction. Are you self-dx'd?

Yes I am self diag'd as it was already in my famiy and the dr kept insisting on it being acid reflux and force feeding me those pretty colored pills, couldnt figure out why none of them worked so he started me on his version of "drug coctails" thats when I left and didnt return for a few years, he is now gone and the other one seems to be recptive, sorta but then I didnt give her much of an option either :P

Maybe its a good thing I've had OCD all my life. A minor case of it, but still. Things don't have to be clean, but they have to be organized, dagnabbit! Everything has its place, even if its in that particular pile of stuff.

Still say we have to be twins, I know exactly where everything is, even if its in "that huge pile over there 3/4 of the way down on yellow paper but above the green paper"

The first 2 houseguests arrived yesterday evening, and I am sorry to say "didn't get it" they had (notice the past tense) the mentality of well "a little" wont hurt and I heard the words "I will just buy enough real flour to bake the cakes for your anniversary party" I am ashamed to say I reverted to "show me" and went to the fridge and pulled out the last piece of CC'd pizza my hubby was going to eat for me rather than see it tossed...... he tried talking me out of it, didnt work I basically said, a little wont hurt and explained about my little rolling pin having CC'd the pizza even though it was cleaned....

when it "started" they said "isn't there a pill or shot or something?"

They have my list of cant have ingredients with them and are going grocery shopping lets see how they do, hubby is with them........

:ph34r:

um........ time they all got a lesson in my life and they all get it at the same time, and when I get home, I get to throw out everything they got wrong >:) <~~ evil smiley with horns

Oh yes and all "her" cake tiers and stuff got packed right back into their van :lol:

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JNB,

OOOOH! I'll have to try the sweet potatoes that way! Luvs sweet potatoes! :P I've found the coconut oil pretty good when making Indian or Thai dishes, where the coconut adds to the flavor.

Yeah, I think you're right. Will stick with the white rice for a while and then re-introduce the brown in a month or so. And hubby just said he likes the brown rice too! Oh well.

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Centa,

I'm thinking its just as well that I've always been the family oddball. With any luck, they might think this is another one of my little quirks and act accordingly. My side of the family has gotten very good at humoring me. Complying, but still humoring. They usually start to realize it isn't just a quirk after a couple of years, so maybe there's hope. ;)

We're supposed to be having Thanksgiving at my in-laws. I have really mixed feelings on this one. I'd love to go down and do the "family" thing (I have great in-laws). On the other hand, I really don't want to have to sit there, nibbling on olives the entire evening while everyone else is shoveling food into their face. I haven't told my mother in law about the recent dietary restrictions and not sure I will right now. She's the kinda gal who will go whole hog and gluten/corn/dairy-free the entire dinner, rather than just cooking the stuffing and turkey separately. While that's great for me, I feel guilty that the other 12 people she's having over won't get their usual seasonal goodies. Thinking we might just eat at home and then head over for the socializing.

I gained the weight about the same time my GERD was dx'd, about 2 years ago. I'm 5'8" and my weight shot up from 150 to 185 in a year. I'm back down to 168 now and would love to drop another 20 pounds. This is motivated mostly by not wanting to buy (yet another) new wardrobe, rather than vanity. Since the weight gain, I've resorted mostly to t-shirt, sweats, and jeans. I still have all my pretty "thin" clothes and would love to wear them again.

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Loco_ladi,

*gigglesnort* Maybe we're long lost twins after all! That's too funny! Never thought there'd be another one like me out there. One of my biggest peeves with hubby is that he can't find something then goes out and buys it. He brings it home and I'll tell him we already had 3 of them and then rattle off exactly where they are. :lol:

Re: show me. Ugh! Probably not one of your finer moments, but at least it was for a good cause. I'm praying it doesn't come to that. Hope you're feeling better.

How'd the shopping trip go? Did hubby keep them in line?

And Happy Anniversary! How many years?

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In other news... Today's "egg day". Woot! Been looking forward to this. I've missed eggs. Scarfing down a scrambled egg as I'm typing this. Yum!

And found that Dr Praeger's spinach pancakes rock! I had them for dinner with some plain organic raw goat's milk yogurt last night. Will have to figure out how to make them on my own.

And 3 days now without stomach cramps! I've had them for so long, I keep expecting them to come back. And they haven't! Tummy's fine from the eggs, so far. Yay!

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And found that Dr Praeger's spinach pancakes rock! I had them for dinner with some plain organic raw goat's milk yogurt last night. Will have to figure out how to make them on my own.

And 3 days now without stomach cramps! I've had them for so long, I keep expecting them to come back. And they haven't! Tummy's fine from the eggs, so far. Yay!

Where on God's green earth did you get organic raw goats milk yogurt?!?!?!? I'm jealous!!

Way to go for you eating raw dairy, it's SO MUCH HEALTHIER!!!

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Where on God's green earth did you get organic raw goats milk yogurt?!?!?!? I'm jealous!!

Way to go for you eating raw dairy, it's SO MUCH HEALTHIER!!!

For some reason, everyone and their cousin in this area raises goats. Dunno why. Probably in the water or something. On our road alone, there are at least 6 places that have goats, and the road is only 4 miles long.

Anyway, a new produce stand opened around the corner (relatively speaking) and they carry local produce when its in season, local free-range eggs and, of all things, local organic raw goats milk products. I haven't tried their organic goats milk yet, just the yogurt. Its much sweeter on its own than I'd expected. No added anything, just milk and cultures.

I've been talking with some gals on another board and one raises goats. She has problems drinking commercial dairy, but no problem with raw milk products. That's why I decided to give it a go. :)

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For some reason, everyone and their cousin in this area raises goats. Dunno why. Probably in the water or something. On our road alone, there are at least 6 places that have goats, and the road is only 4 miles long.

Anyway, a new produce stand opened around the corner (relatively speaking) and they carry local produce when its in season, local free-range eggs and, of all things, local organic raw goats milk products. I haven't tried their organic goats milk yet, just the yogurt. Its much sweeter on its own than I'd expected. No added anything, just milk and cultures.

I've been talking with some gals on another board and one raises goats. She has problems drinking commercial dairy, but no problem with raw milk products. That's why I decided to give it a go. :)

That's probably because commercial dairy is pasteurized, even the organic stuff, which denatures the proteins in the milk and turns them into allergens for a lot of people, and very difficult to digest for everyone. Anyone notice how swiftly asthma incidences rose after they started pasteurizing milk? Modern milking procedures (for HEALTHY animals, not feedlot animals) have gotten so sanitary that you really don't have to worry about listeria anymore. It costs a pretty penny for raw stuff, but it's worth it!

Plain yogurt is very sweet to me, sometimes I add applesauce or frozen cherries and when they melt you get cherry juice all over your yogurt, yum. Sliced bananas too, or shredded coconut. Ha, we should move to PA!

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Thank you both so much!

Ok, next question: I know there's no way hubby's going to go gluten-free along with me. I have a hard enough time getting him to eat veggies. <_< Is the toaster oven the best way to avoid CC? Hubby likes to have his toast and the occasional bagel and I'm concerned about this. Maybe putting foil down on the toaster oven tray when I make something would help to avoid CC?

Still trying to figure out the details.

that sucks you cant get him to go gluten-free with you.

You sound like me with the constipation and sinus problems your whole life. I actually do have hashimoto's disease (I have extremely high antibodies) and I definitely react to gluten. (no test though)

My husband said he doesnt want me to be sick. When I first started a gluten-free diet, wed been together for four months and I was living at my moms for a month and when I moved here after him (to Hawaii, hes in the Navy and came first), he basically was on my case if I wanted to eat gluten. I never even had an official test done, but he knew i felt sick and he would be like, "WHat? No, you know you feel better now. No gluten."

We were eating a lot of meats and cheese- and some fruits and veggies. I bought myself gluten-free waffles and he really liked them (i actually bought him regular ones though bc the gluten-free ones are so expensive and he eats SO MANY!). I also ate gluten-free cereal. He still ate pasta once in awhile, but for the most part we stayed gluten-free.

Eventually i went and started eating it again (yes i felt sick) and he was happier because we could eat whatever again and go out to eat a lot. When I told him I was going gluten-free once he left on deployment, he kind of groaned about how our foods not as fun..(weve been eating KFC, cheez-itz, lots of pizza, pasta, deep fried stuff- so unhealthy)

BUT. I know he'll eat whatever Im eating if thats what we buy in the grocery store.

Some stuff he eats all the time are sf popsicles, drink mixes like kool-aid, gummy bears, lite string cheese, lime sherbert and pasta. LOL, i didnt realize what a big kid my 29 yr old husband is. He also plays his xbox 360 pretty much every day. ;D

Anyway, just TRY it with your husband. He doesnt have to give up everything he loves, but let him try some new things and also, I dont know what kind of junk he eats, but some stuff, like some ice creams/chips/junk like my hubby eats/ is gluten free naturally anyway. Learn all you can and educate him.

I know not every spouse is gunna care or be nice about what has to happen, but I think its very important for your spouse to WANT to help you be healthy!! When you love someone, you don't want them to suffer- ever.

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Thank you both so much!

Ok, next question: I know there's no way hubby's going to go gluten-free along with me. I have a hard enough time getting him to eat veggies. <_< Is the toaster oven the best way to avoid CC? Hubby likes to have his toast and the occasional bagel and I'm concerned about this. Maybe putting foil down on the toaster oven tray when I make something would help to avoid CC?

Still trying to figure out the details.

that sucks you cant get him to go gluten-free with you.

You sound like me with the constipation and sinus problems your whole life. I actually do have hashimoto's disease (I have extremely high antibodies) and I definitely react to gluten. (no test though)

My husband said he doesnt want me to be sick. When I first started a gluten-free diet, wed been together for four months and I was living at my moms for a month and when I moved here after him (to Hawaii, hes in the Navy and came first), he basically was on my case if I wanted to eat gluten. I never even had an official test done, but he knew i felt sick and he would be like, "WHat? No, you know you feel better now. No gluten."

We were eating a lot of meats and cheese- and some fruits and veggies. I bought myself gluten-free waffles and he really liked them (i actually bought him regular ones though bc the gluten-free ones are so expensive and he eats SO MANY!). I also ate gluten-free cereal. He still ate pasta once in awhile, but for the most part we stayed gluten-free.

Eventually i went and started eating it again (yes i felt sick) and he was happier because we could eat whatever again and go out to eat a lot. When I told him I was going gluten-free once he left on deployment, he kind of groaned about how our foods not as fun..(weve been eating KFC, cheez-itz, lots of pizza, pasta, deep fried stuff- so unhealthy)

BUT. I know he'll eat whatever Im eating if thats what we buy in the grocery store.

Some stuff he eats all the time are sf popsicles, drink mixes like kool-aid, gummy bears, lite string cheese, lime sherbert and pasta. LOL, i didnt realize what a big kid my 29 yr old husband is. He also plays his xbox 360 pretty much every day. ;D

Anyway, just TRY it with your husband. He doesnt have to give up everything he loves, but let him try some new things and also, I dont know what kind of junk he eats, but some stuff, like some ice creams/chips/junk like my hubby eats/ is gluten free naturally anyway. Learn all you can and educate him.

I know not every spouse is gunna care or be nice about what has to happen, but I think its very important for your spouse to WANT to help you be healthy!! When you love someone, you don't want them to suffer- ever.

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It costs a pretty penny for raw stuff, but it's worth it!

Plain yogurt is very sweet to me, sometimes I add applesauce or frozen cherries and when they melt you get cherry juice all over your yogurt, yum. Sliced bananas too, or shredded coconut. Ha, we should move to PA!

No kidding. Ran me $5.50 for a pint of that yogurt. But its soooo worth it. Doesn't cause any tummy problems and I like it!

Oooooh! That sounds yummy!

I'm so sorry about the loss of your dad. Just re-read the thread and must have missed that the first time. ((((((((((( JNB ))))))))))

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that sucks you cant get him to go gluten-free with you.

You sound like me with the constipation and sinus problems your whole life. I actually do have hashimoto's disease (I have extremely high antibodies) and I definitely react to gluten. (no test though)

My husband said he doesnt want me to be sick. When I first started a gluten-free diet, wed been together for four months and I was living at my moms for a month and when I moved here after him (to Hawaii, hes in the Navy and came first), he basically was on my case if I wanted to eat gluten. I never even had an official test done, but he knew i felt sick and he would be like, "WHat? No, you know you feel better now. No gluten."

We were eating a lot of meats and cheese- and some fruits and veggies. I bought myself gluten-free waffles and he really liked them (i actually bought him regular ones though bc the gluten-free ones are so expensive and he eats SO MANY!). I also ate gluten-free cereal. He still ate pasta once in awhile, but for the most part we stayed gluten-free.

Eventually i went and started eating it again (yes i felt sick) and he was happier because we could eat whatever again and go out to eat a lot. When I told him I was going gluten-free once he left on deployment, he kind of groaned about how our foods not as fun..(weve been eating KFC, cheez-itz, lots of pizza, pasta, deep fried stuff- so unhealthy)

BUT. I know he'll eat whatever Im eating if thats what we buy in the grocery store.

Some stuff he eats all the time are sf popsicles, drink mixes like kool-aid, gummy bears, lite string cheese, lime sherbert and pasta. LOL, i didnt realize what a big kid my 29 yr old husband is. He also plays his xbox 360 pretty much every day. ;D

Anyway, just TRY it with your husband. He doesnt have to give up everything he loves, but let him try some new things and also, I dont know what kind of junk he eats, but some stuff, like some ice creams/chips/junk like my hubby eats/ is gluten free naturally anyway. Learn all you can and educate him.

I know not every spouse is gunna care or be nice about what has to happen, but I think its very important for your spouse to WANT to help you be healthy!! When you love someone, you don't want them to suffer- ever.

I think the biggest part of the problem is that he's still in denial. He wasn't around (working) when I was doing my challenges and didn't see my reactions. Both he and his family have a problem with lactose intolerance, but they still eat a ton of dairy products. They don't really take food sensitivities all that seriously.

Yesterday, I caught him double dipping the butter while preparing a piece of corn bread (which he picked up on our trip to Whole Foods... ironic, yes?). Its going to take awhile to make him fully aware of CC and the impact it could have.

I've managed to successfully modify a few of my old recipes so far. When it comes to dinner, he'll eat what I make and LIKE it, if he knows what's good for him. ;)

The problem comes in with his snacky food. While he does consume a lot of ice cream, his junk of choice are all gluten-laden. Pretzles, crackers, pb&j sandwiches on white bread, commercially-made pies, cakes, etc.

I cleaned out the pantry yesterday. Got rid of a lot. There's 3 shelves of gluteny products and one shelf left for my stuff. I had him go through the pantry after I was done, in order to further weed out products he wouldn't use/eat. That got rid of a little more, but still.

Its only been a week since I found out about my gluten intolerance. Its been less than that for the corn and other stuff. I think we'll both adjust in time. Its just a matter of getting to that point. He is starting to ask the occasional question now, so I know he cares.

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Different people have different sensitivities. I would check all my labels and be mindful of CC for a month. If you have noticed no changes or worse have had a relapse in that time, make your own section of the kitchen.

DO NOT under any circumstances wrap your toast in foil and put in the toaster oven. I did that three time and realized what was happening. Some way, some how the gluten crumbs find their way into your toast. The cookie sheet in the oven on broil works wonderfully for me also.

I am super paranoid and have informed my boyfriend that our house will be 100% gluten-free. He's a good boy and goes along with it, all the while making a place for his wheaties. :P

Try what seems reasonable at first, and if it does not work whip the hubby into shape. Perhaps try sneaking some gluten-free goodness into his diet in the form of cookies and cakes. Then you can both be happy. Carol Fenster has some great recipes available online. I have found sweets are the easiest things to mimic. No difference whatsoever. My nutrition classmates even stop me sometimes because they think I'm cheating. :rolleyes::P

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Different people have different sensitivities. I would check all my labels and be mindful of CC for a month. If you have noticed no changes or worse have had a relapse in that time, make your own section of the kitchen.

DO NOT under any circumstances wrap your toast in foil and put in the toaster oven. I did that three time and realized what was happening. Some way, some how the gluten crumbs find their way into your toast. The cookie sheet in the oven on broil works wonderfully for me also.

I am super paranoid and have informed my boyfriend that our house will be 100% gluten-free. He's a good boy and goes along with it, all the while making a place for his wheaties. :P

Try what seems reasonable at first, and if it does not work whip the hubby into shape. Perhaps try sneaking some gluten-free goodness into his diet in the form of cookies and cakes. Then you can both be happy. Carol Fenster has some great recipes available online. I have found sweets are the easiest things to mimic. No difference whatsoever. My nutrition classmates even stop me sometimes because they think I'm cheating. :rolleyes::P

Rya,

Thank you! :)

I've become paranoid about accidental glutening or CC. I think a lot of it has to do with the dr rx-ing the epi pen. My thinking is that if he took it seriously enough to do that, then I should really be careful. Hope I never need to use it.

I haven't made the 100% gluten-free announcement. I've segregated the food cupboards, given away a lot of food I can't eat anymore, and scrubbed all the surfaces and pots/pans down real well. Hubby's also planning on taking a lot of the "old food" we still have and donating it to his family's hunting cabin pantry. Slowly, but surely, things are starting to move. He doesn't want to talk about all this much, but at least he's showing signs of listening.

We have a regular toaster, not a toaster oven. I was hoping maybe to get a new toaster oven, but your reply squelched that. I think hubby can just use the toaster from now on. I've been using the broiler to toast my bread in the morning. Found Whole Food's gluten-free prairie bread to be pretty close to the whole wheat crunchy bread I used to eat. But 150 calories per itty-bitty slice!?!? :o Guess this won't be a part of my every day diet.

I've managed to modify a few standard dinner recipes. Need to look more into baking/cooking. I don't so much miss the sweets as much as regular bread items, like tortillas and nan (indian flatbread). What I wouldn't give for a gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free tortilla! I really miss making wraps. We used to eat a lot of those. I have a recipe somewhere for gluten-free buckwheat pancakes. Thinking a little tweaking might make that into decent tortilla recipe.

Last night I was faced with a dilemma. Two actually.

First, hubby, being a nice guy and trying to get rid of some of the gluteny stuff we have around here, made himself a bowl of mac & cheese. I now have a gluten-encrusted bowl in the sink. I know its probably silly, but I'm afraid to touch it. Do you use two sponges, one for regular washing up and one to clean gluten-contaminated items? He also still eats regular cereal and bread and I'll have the dishes/utensils from that to deal with too.

Second dilemma. I had one of my tension pseudo-migraine headaches last night. It was awful! What made it worse was that I was afraid to take anything. All the pain meds in the house are either store brand or generic, rather than name brand, and couldn't find info online about the kind of starch they use as fillers. Aaaagggghhh! I'll be doing more research today (making phone calls and sending emails to my pharmacist and the manufacturers). My only recourse last night was some tiger balm and a hot water bottle. I really need to start being more pro-active about this.

Thanks again for your reply and your advice. :)

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No kidding. Ran me $5.50 for a pint of that yogurt. But its soooo worth it. Doesn't cause any tummy problems and I like it!

Oooooh! That sounds yummy!

I'm so sorry about the loss of your dad. Just re-read the thread and must have missed that the first time. ((((((((((( JNB ))))))))))

Thank you. I don't like to be a downer, but them's the breaks, right?

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Nyxie, people on the board who are running mixed gluten/non-gluten kitchens do talk about "the gluten sponge"....and some are doing use and toss, too, but I don't think paper towels will get that macaroni and cheese pot.

What about getting two Scuffies, a gluten one and a non gluten one? If that's a local brand name here, Scuffies are those round things loosely knit out of plastic yarn that you use to loosen things stuck on pots before you wash them. You could Scuffie that macaroni and cheese. Then soapy prewash with a paper towel, rinse and autoclave the pot in the dishwasher...speaking of autoclave, when I moved into my 50 year old house I didn't notice the button on the 25 year old dishwasher was on "extra hot"....I had a lot of melted plastic spoons and Salvador Dali plastic lids come out of that first run of dishes....good for attitude toward gluten cooties, though. Burn those little critters before they go down the drain. You can run Scuffies through a dishwasher BTW. I wouldn't run the Gluten Scuffie through, though...I'd tend to want to use it awhile, then toss.

Sympathy about that headache. I haven't solved the ibuprofen problem yet, but you flag me that I had better do that now...we're headed into flu season.

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"I've managed to modify a few standard dinner recipes. Need to look more into baking/cooking. I don't so much miss the sweets as much as regular bread items, like tortillas and nan (indian flatbread). What I wouldn't give for a gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free tortilla! I really miss making wraps. We used to eat a lot of those. I have a recipe somewhere for gluten-free buckwheat pancakes. Thinking a little tweaking might make that into decent tortilla recipe."

I know what you mean about the corn. Good Lord does it get old. I tried making flour tortillas. I think with a little more tweaking it would have been OK, but it was very chewy and didn't roll without breaking. BUT there is always some creativity to be had. Instead of making wraps, use all the same ingredients and make a sort of dip or taco salad-style thing out of it with tortilla chips (I bake my own from corn tortillas..cut them in fours, 10 minutes at 350F)?

Something interesting to note is that once I had been taking a multi-vitamin for a few weeks I stopped craving those items like regular bread, frosted mini wheats with really cold milk, etc. My suspicion is it was a B-vitamin thing. Despite my efforts to prove it, there is no research backing this suspicion. But I think there is something to it. I noticed you said were deficient on blood tests, I doubt mine would have showed up at all. So give it a couple of months (a long time I know) and I bet those cravings will slow down.

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Centa,

Thanks for the suggestions. Wish we had a dishwasher. Actually, we do.... me! I went out and bought one of those multi-packs of sponges. Different colors for different dishes. Green for non-gluten, blue for gluten. That, along with my "gluten gauntlets" aka rubber gloves, should do the job without too much problem.

I'm making a run to the pharmacy today. Taking my rx pills in and going to talk to them about the fillers and if they're ok. I found a list on line of OTC gluten-free meds. Will be printing that out and taking it with me during the next shopping trip. I'm going to need to take a 3-ring binder with me at this point! So much information!

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Rya,

I did a search for "flat bread" on here and found a couple of recipes that sounded like they might work. And I can eat them. While I don't seem to get a reaction to corn starch (that I've noticed), processed corn products give me palps, rapid heartbeat and D the next day. Fresh corn does pretty much the same thing, with the addition of light headedness. Would also like to find a recipe for a good cracker. Gluten-free rice-based crackers just aren't cutting it.

I'm really hoping the cravings die down once the supplements kick in a little more. Oddly enough, my cravings aren't for starches or my old food. They're for fat. Good ol' greasy goodness. :D I've always craved fats, but since changing my diet, its been particularly strong. I'm getting plenty of good fats in my diet already - olive oil, seeds, nuts, fish and lean meats, raw organic dairy. It just doesn't seem to satisfy my "fat tooth". Maybe I'm going through withdrawl? What's really weird is I don't like the mouth-feel of greasy food anymore (it feels nasty to me), but I still want it.

The one thing I miss the most is gooey melty cheese. Regular dairy gives me stomach cramps, I won't touch soy cheese because of my thyroid issues, and both soy and rice cheese just seem way too processed to be healthy for anyone. I did find some organic raw milk cheese at the grocery store once, but they don't carry it anymore. *pout*

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I'm really hoping the cravings die down once the supplements kick in a little more. Oddly enough, my cravings aren't for starches or my old food. They're for fat. Good ol' greasy goodness. :D I've always craved fats, but since changing my diet, its been particularly strong. I'm getting plenty of good fats in my diet already - olive oil, seeds, nuts, fish and lean meats, raw organic dairy. It just doesn't seem to satisfy my "fat tooth". Maybe I'm going through withdrawl? What's really weird is I don't like the mouth-feel of greasy food anymore (it feels nasty to me), but I still want it.

Would you like a recipe for oven-baked fried chicken?

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Ooooooh! YES PLEASE!!!!

Ooooo, fun. ok.

Make the flour mix amount depending on how much chicken you have. When I have 8 boneless skinless thighs, which I prefer because theyre cheaper and easier to eat, I need only 1 cup of flour. For flour ratio, I use one third starch and two thirds flour. So whatever you prefer, arrowroot, corn, or tapioca starch, and sorghum, rice, millet, whatever flour. I used rice and tapioca, mixed in a bag. Then add a CRAPLOAD of seasonings. I did a bunch of paprika, powdered garlic, salt, pepper, italian seasoning. Get the meat wet, dredge in egg or milk or water. Then throw it in the bag with the flour mix in it, and shake it around and tap the extra back into the bag. I bake it at 350 til it's golden and check the meat. I tend to have a little dry flour on the top of my chicken at the end of baking no matter what I do, not sure why, so I just smack it with something to get the flour off. Enjoy!

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Thank you! We're hitting the grocery store today and chicken's on my list. Will try that tonight. :)

In other news, hubby took me out for dinner last night. It was my first real dinner out since all this funky food stuff came about.

Started out heading to the new Outback that just opened near here, but they were packed. The parking lot was full and people were actually parking around the block. EEP!

We ended up going to a place called 99, which is apparently a northeast chain. Had never been there before. While they didn't have a gluten-free menu, the wait staff was really great in going back to the kitchen and checking ingredients to see what I could and couldn't have, even though it was a busy night. They don't have a problem with special orders or substitutions at all. Their menu is a bit limited and I couldn't order any of the appetizers. That aside, OMG their food is great! I was expecting to just order a salad with no dressing, but ended up with a steak (done to perfection) and a double order of grilled asparagus.

Have had some minor reactions (rapid heartbeat, palps, and some indigestion), but its probably due more to stuffing myself to the gills, rather than to CC.

And hubby's attitude has definitely changed, for the better I might add. He wanted to make sure we went somewhere I could have a full dinner and wouldn't get "hurt". Awwwwww! :D

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I'm really hoping the cravings die down once the supplements kick in a little more. Oddly enough, my cravings aren't for starches or my old food. They're for fat. Good ol' greasy goodness. :D I've always craved fats, but since changing my diet, its been particularly strong. I'm getting plenty of good fats in my diet already - olive oil, seeds, nuts, fish and lean meats, raw organic dairy. It just doesn't seem to satisfy my "fat tooth". Maybe I'm going through withdrawl? What's really weird is I don't like the mouth-feel of greasy food anymore (it feels nasty to me), but I still want it.

It does take a while for food cravings to end. One's body gets used to a healthier diet, but it takes a few weeks (and no backtracking). At least, this is according to Dr. Doug Lisle, who wrote about this phenomenon in a book called "The Pleasure Trap." I haven't read it, but I've listened to many who swear by it :lol: Myself, I have so many books at home I've yet to read, I've been trying to control myself, at least for now. I did listen to an hour online lecture by Dr. Lisle on this subject, though. If you or anybody else is interested, you can find it here:

http://vsh.voip-info.org/lisle.html

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It does take a while for food cravings to end. One's body gets used to a healthier diet, but it takes a few weeks (and no backtracking). At least, this is according to Dr. Doug Lisle, who wrote about this phenomenon in a book called "The Pleasure Trap." I haven't read it, but I've listened to many who swear by it :lol: Myself, I have so many books at home I've yet to read, I've been trying to control myself, at least for now. I did listen to an hour online lecture by Dr. Lisle on this subject, though. If you or anybody else is interested, you can find it here:

http://vsh.voip-info.org/lisle.html

Hathor,

Thanks for that link! I just listened to the lecture and it explains a lot about the fat cravings. Guess its just a matter of waiting it out until they pass.

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