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All That Flour Around...my Husband Made Bread..:(

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Hi

Yesterday my husband made his Christmas bread that he traditionally makes every year.I've been gluten intolerant for about 1 year now and gluten free for 3 months...so yesterday i stayed out of the kitchen of course because of all the flour etc....he cleaned all the counters etc...during the night i woke up around 3ish and had bad cramps..could i have been glutened with just the flour dust around the air.

Does this make sense to anyone....the smell of fresh bread was absolutely yummy but...is it possible.

need an answer please :( can we be that sensitive......

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tell us what you ate yesterday and if you prepared any food while he was in there before cleaning. we all have varying degrees of senstitivity

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I had gluten free turkey supper from the previous night.left overs...i made sure not to contaminate..

can it be just the flour powder that i could have inhaled or what..

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I had gluten free turkey supper from the previous night.left overs...i made sure not to contaminate..

can it be just the flour powder that i could have inhaled or what..

Did you add anything to the turkey supper? Butter? maybe it had been used for the bread? (double dipped?). Did you touch any knobs on drawers, then touched what you ate? Think of sponges used for washing dishes, ANYthing like that. I never used to think of those things until I had ruled everything out and it dawned on me. It could be that you "inhaled" flour?? Hubby may have to change his "traditions" in lieu of YOUR better health! Yes, we can be that sensitive.

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Did you add anything to the turkey supper? Butter? maybe it had been used for the bread? (double dipped?). Did you touch any knobs on drawers, then touched what you ate? Think of sponges used for washing dishes, ANYthing like that. I never used to think of those things until I had ruled everything out and it dawned on me. It could be that you "inhaled" flour?? Hubby may have to change his "traditions" in lieu of YOUR better health! Yes, we can be that sensitive.

I think I got glutenned on hte sponges and washcloths he used....bingo thanks........will remember that

Diva

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Tell Hubby to find a friend's house or go to the in-laws next year to make his bread, or adapt it to a gluten-free recipe so he can share it with you.

I don't even allow non-gluten-free flour in the house anymore. A loaf of bread is allowed (in its own area with its own Toxic Toaster). TV dinners for the non-gluten-free people are allowed. Regular crackers are allowed occasionally but most of the time we all eat corn chips or rice crackers. And that's pretty much it. Flour is just too hard to contain.

Maybe if you post your husband's recipe here some of the smart bakers on this board can suggest how to adapt it to be gluten-free.

-Elizabeth

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Toxic Toaster, love it!

You can always arrange to go away for a week during the time he wants to bake. Have a cleaning service come to clean the kitchen top to bottom before you come home. Other wise he should learn to do his speciality baking with gluten free items. We'd love to have him share his recipes if they are gluten free.

It sounds tough but it for a health reason. We did not ask for this disease.

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Tell Hubby to find a friend's house or go to the in-laws next year to make his bread, or adapt it to a gluten-free recipe so he can share it with you.

I don't even allow non-gluten-free flour in the house anymore. A loaf of bread is allowed (in its own area with its own Toxic Toaster). TV dinners for the non-gluten-free people are allowed. Regular crackers are allowed occasionally but most of the time we all eat corn chips or rice crackers. And that's pretty much it. Flour is just too hard to contain.

Maybe if you post your husband's recipe here some of the smart bakers on this board can suggest how to adapt it to be gluten-free.

-Elizabeth

Ditto. I use pre-made gluten pie crusts for T-day pies (we used to make all the family pies from scratch 5-6 pies) and don't allow any wheat flour. Hubby complains that the store-bought pied crusts aren't as good but if he wants to make them he can go to his mom's.

As far as other gluten, I allow flour tortillas, frozen pizza, frozen mac-n-cheese, burritos etc. plus an occasional bagel and wheat thins when daughter comes home from college. Otherwise everythng is gluten-free. No flour in the air or on the counters. My family members are not very neat and would get crumbs/flour everywhere.

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Oh no! Sorry to hear! I think it might have been an xc problem. Inhalation maybe? In the future, if you have to make your food at the same time (or close after) all that NASTY flour is in the air, keep tupperware closed until the microwave and then just crack it. Once it's done in the micro....clamp it shut and RUN. ;p The funny part....I actually do this!

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