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Crystalkd

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As the holidays get gloser I'm realizing even more how much I miss certin things. I'll be eating out for Thanksgiving which is scary but I've gotten good at picking my way through that but for Christmas the whole family usually gets together. I'm thinking it'll be easier to make my own to take with me. I'm allergic to gluten ofcourse as well as corn and soy. I have no clue on whow to cook some of the stuff so that I won't have a reaction. I still eat a little corn and soy but I'd like to have all the trimmings and not over do it. I also keep eggs and dairy to a minimum but do eat some.

I need help! LOL

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If you search through this forum and the internet in general, you can probably find recipes that are adaptations of the dishes you're familiar with. You didn't say what it was you want to eat, so it will be harder to give you specific answers. You can also call ahead of time to the places you will be eating and see what they can do to accomodate you. Some people are very willing to help, others not so much. See if they can get a turkey that's gluten free and not stuff it, or you could offer to bring some side dishes to share and then make sure that yours is the first spoon in the dish before some idiot, I mean clueless relative, cross-contaminates it. Ask for what you can get (but ask a lot of questions before you eat it), and bring what you can't. Be prepared to explain over and over why you can't eat what everyone else does and that it's not an insult to anyone's cooking, but you'd rather not (make up dramatic symptoms here) all over their house after you eat. If you can't cook, you still have time to find edible things at Whole Foods or order something over the internet.


Lee

I never liked bread anyway.....

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My family is good about understanding to a point. I'm prepared to make alot of my own stuff if needed. Any ideas on a cranberry sauce? I love that stuff! I need something that is gluten-free, corn free and soy free if possible. I've been eating corn from time to time but I think I'm getting ready to cut that out too. It seems like if I over do it it I get really bad reactions. Pumkin pie and sweet potato pie are also favorites as well as green bean casorle.

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My family is good about understanding to a point. I'm prepared to make alot of my own stuff if needed. Any ideas on a cranberry sauce?

I got an email just this morning that the canned stuff is gluten-free. I'm guessing it is soy free. I'm not sure about the corn.

I like to take a bag of cranberries, wash them and microwave them with a large can of mandrian oranges until all the cranberries "pop". I then add some sugar (couple spoons). Mmmm. You can also add some nuts or seasonal spices if you desire.


Shellfish free since 1980

Milk free (all forms) since 1991

Feingold in 2003

First gluten-free round 2007

Now entering full time Gluten free, egg free, almond/peanut free

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The packages of cranberries usually have a recipe on them. It is so easy to make. I have a small family and usually half the following recipie and freeze the other 1/2 of the bag to use in later. It also freezes well IF you have leftovers.

1/2 c. water

1 pkg. cranberries

1 1/2 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. orange juice

1 Tb. orange peel

1/3 c. walnuts or pecans, optional

Combine water and sugar in a pot over heat until sugar is thoroughly melted. Add cranberries. Simmer about 7 min. until berries pop. Remove from heat. Stir in juice, peel and nuts.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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Thanks guys. I'll have to find the cranberries and try that it does sound good. My family know WHY I can't eat things and they're supportive to that end but as far as making things I can eat I have to do that. They are not understanding to that end. For instance we're having a party for my newphew friday night at Chuck E Cheese so I'll get my mom to stop so I can grab a salad that's not off a salad bar. LOL Luckly I CAN cook. Everything will be soooo tempting!! I LOVE holiday food. The good thing is that my boss promised we would go somewhere I can easily get something to eat for our holiday party!

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