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Janelee63

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Sorry to have missed your post - I was a little indisposed when it came up and missed it :rolleyes: .

When I go to a restaurant I sometimes feel like I am "food" free, but at home it's no problem.

For breakfast I usuallly have either a yogurt smoothie or the yogurt itself with sliced almonds, (sometimes a sprinkle of a rice cereal), strawberries, blueberries, banana - whatever fruit(s) strike my fancy.

At home I have a bakery that will bake me up buckwheat bread without the potato starch they normally put in and it is soft and moist and yummy; while here in the U.S. I usually have to bake my own (just for me - hubby can eat that store-bought stuff, no, no, just kidding, I do share but not a lot).

So for lunch I sometimes make myself a BLT and I can just hear you saying, but she said she couldn't eat nightshades!! Well, I have found that it is cooked tomato that really does me in; I can get away with a little fresh tomato without consequences. I also will do a grilled cheese or ham and cheese. But usually I will do a fresh salad with any of the things I can have, but especially avocado, carrot and cucumber, and a homemade dressing.

For dinner I can have any meat except regular beef in the U.S. - here I have to have organic - or fish, usually with rice, gluten-free pasta from rice, or half a baked sweet potato or sweet potato oven-baked chips, or mashed, broccoli, cauliflower, swiss chard, squash, carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, another salad maybe.

In between I snack on carrots, almonds, apples (cookies!! :o -some I don't even have to make myself)

But eating out is a whole different story, but it is doable at the right (usually upper end) restaurant.

Not a problem. I appreciate you taking to time to explain!

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Thank you so much for all the information. I am going to work on sucking it up to try this for awhile and see if it works. What kind of alcohol do you drink? I feel certain beer is not allowed.

There are gluten-free beers which are a bit sweeter than regular beer. Hard ciders are sweet. Wine. I think there is a list you could google.


 

 

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Thank you so much for all the information. I am going to work on sucking it up to try this for awhile and see if it works. What kind of alcohol do you drink? I feel certain beer is not allowed.

Most beer is strictly of limits because it is brewed from barley and/or wheat. Redbridge is brewed from sorghum grain, which is also a good nutritional grain for baking if you haven't come across it yet. There are a couple of other gluten-free beers which I haven't tried, Bard's Tale is one.

I drink Bacardi rum (made from cane sugar), many drink rum and coke but I am not a coke person. Gin is distilled from juniper berries and is okay, but not everyone likes it. Ah, a good martini! Some people have problems with vodka made from grain, but if you buy the (more expensive, I believe) vodka made from potatoes... but obviously I don't do that because of the potatoes.

All wine should be okay, but you can possibly react to something else in the wine. Red wines bother some - it is either the tannins or something else. White wine would be a safer bet to start with.


Neroli

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Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

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Thank you so much for all the information. I am going to work on sucking it up to try this for awhile and see if it works. What kind of alcohol do you drink? I feel certain beer is not allowed.

VODKA MARTINI, STRAIGHT UP, 2 OLIVES :-) Make sure you ask for potato vodkas: Chopin, Lukasowa, or Ciroc vodka which is made from grapes


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VODKA MARTINI, STRAIGHT UP, 2 OLIVES :-) Make sure you ask for potato vodkas: Chopin, Lukasowa, or Ciroc vodka which is made from grapes

I avoid all vodkas, especially the potato brands :o Tanqueray gin, shaken, but agree - two olives (small ones) - dh calls it a martunus :blink:


Neroli

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

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Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

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how's it going so far?

Grrrrrrr...I don't like it....I don't feel any different. And I wish I knew for sure if this is really what I have. I can fix simple foods at home....no problem. But I love to eat out. BIG PROBLEM....

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