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Tonight!! :) Spaghetti!! I will find a gluten free sauce! :) probably pay way to much!! I usually make my own but Know I don't have any left pfftt!! So I will pay the price! I bought some gluten free noodles the other day :) We will see!! I will cook hubbs some regular noodles :) Have a great day everyone! :)

Hon, the vast majority of bottled spaghetti sauce is gluten free as far as I know. It's tomatoes, basil, oregano.

Classico, Newman's Own,  etc.  Just look at the ingredient list and if you do not see wheat listed, you're good.

 

 

Still flagging a bit here so I am KISS.

 

Turkey burgers, roasted asparagus, mixed fruit salad.

 

Note to self:

Hullo? your body views some things as foreign invaders.

Antibiotics and vaccines make you really sick.

therefore, stop doing things that cause you to 

have to put that crap in your clean and for-once-in-your-life healthy body....CHECK!  ;)

 I suppose I should be grateful it is defending me so vigorously??. LOL

 

 

Addy was also telling you this at the same time I was. Did not mean to "double team" you.   :)

 

PS. The heck with making two kinds of pasta. Make the gluten-free for everyone. No one can tell, I serve it to WE's all the time and they love it.

It's a "mental thing"--people think it's going to taste like crap.

Corn pasta is served in fine Italian restaurants and no one says a disparaging word. 

Start making your life easier and your chances of CC lower.

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Tonight!! :) Spaghetti!! I will find a gluten free sauce! :) probably pay way to much!! I usually make my own but Know I don't have any left pfftt!! So I will pay the price! I bought some gluten free noodles the other day :) We will see!! I will cook hubbs some regular noodles :) Have a great day everyone! :)

 

 

We like Newman's own marinara but most are gluten-free.  It about $2 at target or Walmart and close to $4 at the grocery. There might be one that has wheat, but I haven't found it.

 

I found its too hard to make both gluten-free and regular pasta at once.  Trying to keep the spoons separate, the colanders separate....it was too much work and anxiety.  We all just eat the gluten-free pasta.  no one cares.

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Addy, am not forgetting to post ketchup recipes for you. Am finding this heat debilitating. All I do is a struggle. It is 40C or 104F (with humidex). Feeding Bingley ice cubes and keeping myself hydrated. How do people cope with this? It is dreadful and we have no A/C.

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Note to self:

Hullo? your body views some things as foreign invaders.

Antibiotics and vaccines make you really sick.

therefore, stop doing things that cause you to 

have to put that crap in your clean and for-once-in-your-life healthy body....CHECK!  ;)

 I suppose I should be grateful it is defending me so vigorously??. LOL

 

You just need to stop playing with all the critters. Lucys (Lucies? Luci?) and critters do not mix! :P

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I didn't read the label!! It was some off brand.... I assume it was that! Not sure where eles it came from. I will have to remember everything I ate today. Just amazing how stuff effects me so fast!! 

 

fyi - if i take a gluten 'hit' i can usually count on it hitting 2 days later.  i might feel a little 'puny' before i am sure but at 2 days i *know* what it was - you might want to journal your meals?  it helped me figure out where things were 'getting' me.  

 

my husband likes PREGO jarred sauce.  me?  not so much, but i give in every now and again - it's safe, too :)

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You just need to stop playing with all the critters. Lucys (Lucies? Luci?) and critters do not mix! :P

i agree!!!!!  no critters for lucys   ^_^

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Addy, am not forgetting to post ketchup recipes for you. Am finding this heat debilitating. All I do is a struggle. It is 40C or 104F (with humidex). Feeding Bingley ice cubes and keeping myself hydrated. How do people cope with this? It is dreadful and we have no A/C.

 

I know you won't forget. :) The heat is what it is. I'm pretty beat for the day myself and won't do much more than sitting on my butt and dinner after my trip out this morning in the sun and heat at 9 in the morning. Whoever ordered this heat is no longer allowed to place orders. Ever. <_<

 

How do we cope? A/C of course! I rarely leave home in this kind of heat unless I absolutely have to and if I do it is always early early in the morning or late in the evening. Or even in the middle of the night. My grandparents will open windows in a way that gets a breeze through the house, keep curtains closed on windows to keep sun out. Fans. I personally think my whole family without A/C back east are completely nuts.

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we have NO a/c - i wait all winter to be this warm and wear the least amount of clothes possible.  people tend to freeze me!  we have open windows, breeze off the river, and an industrial attic fan that pulls in air throughout the house.  our house is over 100 years old and built to be 'open' - i keep the front and back doors open and the breeze blows right through.  it's nice for most of the summer :) we have an 'emergency' window a/c, but haven't had to use it yet.....  and if the hubs wants a/c, he can go to work lolz   :P

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. I personally think my whole family without A/C back east are completely nuts.

 

We've got it,  but I hate it. 

 

I'm with Arlene......I  like wide open windows.  :)

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We've got no AC as no one near the coast needed it when these houses were built in the 50s and 60s -- never needed it when I was kid except for one week in September -- first week back to school was always a SantaAna scorcher -- but great reason for us teenaged girls to wear next to nothing to school -- I am horrified at what we wore now!  Anyway -- it is about the same temp during the Summer but we now have more humidity...not sure where that came from but here we are.  Thus my pool and ice packs at the ready to cool me down -- we are lucky the past few days -- the marine layer is keeping us about 15 degrees cooler than my inland friends (just 5 miles inland) whom are all melting!

 

We've used Prego for years for the boys everyday stuff like bread or bagel pizzas and quick spaghetti...I make from scratch for dinner these days...but as everyone mentioned most jarred tomato sauce is gluten free...just check the label -- even if we tell you it is gluten-free...it is good to get in the habit of reading the label -- every time!

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fyi - if i take a gluten 'hit' i can usually count on it hitting 2 days later.  i might feel a little 'puny' before i am sure but at 2 days i *know* what it was - you might want to journal your meals?  it helped me figure out where things were 'getting' me.  

 

my husband likes PREGO jarred sauce.  me?  not so much, but i give in every now and again - it's safe, too :)

Food journal is a great idea!! TY :)

 My hubbs cannot eat Prego, I got Classico , it is stamped Gluten free, and it comes in jars that are reusable for canning :) It is a plus plus :) I also can my own but I don't have any more left!  I have some nice Chocolate tomatoes I will add to this sauce and some fresh garlic and spices :) Yummy!! I went to Kroger and got him some bread and will make him some garlic bread :) Yummy!! I am not a fan of this kind of bread anyway so it will not hurt my feelings not eating any.

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 My hubbs cannot eat Prego, I got Classico , it is stamped Gluten free, and it comes in jars that are reusable for canning :) It is a plus plus :) I also can my own but I don't have any more left!  I have some nice Chocolate tomatoes I will add to this sauce and some fresh garlic and spices

lolz - i do that, too - my husband calls them "mutt" jars - i had 2 of them break while i was trying to process them last year, so i went out and bought a sh...  ton of ball jars and didn't use the "mutts" the rest of last year.  then i had a qt ball jar blow out last week!!  wtfrench?!  have you ever had any break on you?  (maybe i should start a canning thread lolz)  this one broke *in* the canner and boy were we p!ssed - had to empty it out and start over and takes for ever to boil......

 

do the tomatoes taste like chocolate??  sounds yummmzzz!!!

 

i am making myself a plain hamburger w/my (cheaters) ketchup.  maybe onion.  reconsidering dairy.  journal says i am having trouble and the common culprit is dairy.  :(  i can not frown enough :(:(:(

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lolz - i do that, too - my husband calls them "mutt" jars - i had 2 of them break while i was trying to process them last year, so i went out and bought a sh...  ton of ball jars and didn't use the "mutts" the rest of last year.  then i had a qt ball jar blow out last week!!  wtfrench?!  have you ever had any break on you?  (maybe i should start a canning thread lolz)  this one broke *in* the canner and boy were we p!ssed - had to empty it out and start over and takes for ever to boil......

 

do the tomatoes taste like chocolate??  sounds yummmzzz!!!

 

i am making myself a plain hamburger w/my (cheaters) ketchup.  maybe onion.  reconsidering dairy.  journal says i am having trouble and the common culprit is dairy.   :(  i can not frown enough :(:( :(

Canning thread would be great!! Did you start one? I should look lol, I have had them Crack on me but not to bad!! It is a mess! I make sure everything is hot b4 I water bath!! Even the Sauce, everything is hot!! Jars ... Sometimes there is a spot on the jar that is weak. Or they get old and just break..I can alot of stuff!! I cannot w8 to start Salsa, Tomato sauce, chunky tomato's,  here this fall!! I usually grow chocolate tomatoes , they don't have that acid bite to them so they are very good , the ones I have now are called Kumato's I bought them at Whole food store or Trader Joe's can't remember..... but yea start that canning thread!! We can share recipes!! Ohhh I love ketchup and Onion in my burger!! We make Sloppy Joe Mix with Ketchup and Onion :) 

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Ok I had spaghetti, I used the Quinoa noodles <-- spelling ... they were actually pretty good, but I couldn't wrap my head around it!! I tasted it, liked it, texture was nice, but I just couldn't eat them, few bites was it!! It will take me a while to eat them again, not much on noodles anyway and then weird noodles is just not happening!!

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My husband had a rare two days in a row off work the past two days. Which means he is heading off to work today and it is back to life as usual, holiday or no. I have a bunch of pork roasts that I cut into small "single serve" sizes for the two of us. I had gotten two out to thaw and put them in the crockpot together this morning. I'm sure I'll think of some veggie or another to have with them before the end of the day. No excitement or grilling or backyard BBQs here.

 

I'm not feeling super festive because I'm sick as a dog. Apparently I'm anemic, got the call last night at 7 after new blood work, new doctor that isn't a moron. He said (nurse, but w/e) to start taking 325mg of ferrous sulphate 3 times a day asap. It took 3 stores to find the stuff, but our trips to the other stores were not entirely in vain or unproductive.

 

At the health food store we got monkey meat! :wub: For those not in the know, that is what those of us who grew up with it affectionately call Lebanon bologna which is a Pennsylvania Dutch thing. Instead of being all pale and people colored, it is purple and flecked and unlike anything else I've ever tasted. Since the deli sells only Boar's Head meats I know I can get meats there without making a fuss. Having my husband hooked on this stuff just makes it more simple for me.

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Oh right.... HAPPY FOURTH!!! Be safe, keep your limbs attached and don't burn anything down.

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Oh right.... HAPPY FOURTH!!! Be safe, keep your limbs attached and don't burn anything down.

Celebrate-Independence-july-4-happy-smil

 

LOLZ !  killjoy..... <_<   although, we do evaluate holiday weekends as 'successful' when nobody goes to the e.r., jail or morgue, so you are on the right track  ;)

 

it's going to be rainy all day, on & off - the river is probably over the fire pit and we are not camping in the muck.  i think the wild blackberries are ready to be picked and it's only going to be 77 for the high today - long pants and work boots won't kill us to go picking today.  i think i'll crack the whip and round me up a pickin' posse!  i have a burger (yup, there's my buddy txting me that he has a pork roast that 'nothing' has touched if i want to pull some off before he (probably already cc'd it but he is so sweet to keep trying!) puts it on the grill........  awwww......

 

but i am on a strict WHAT THE HELL IS BUGGING ME diet.  (o Lord, i think it is cheese  :( ) so nothing is going in my stomach except plain foodage that i make myself.  had butter yesterday and it was ok, though.  journalinggggggggg.........

 

so, i have a plain burger with home-made ketchup on udi's bun.  everybody else will feed the hubs  :P

 

HAPPY 4TH, EVERYBODY!!!   :D

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I'm wearing Red White and Blue....but eating very Green today!

 

Rough couple weeks so -- Green Smoothie for Breakfast and Snack

 

Just had early lunch of Albacore smothered only in fresh herbs a touch of salt

 

Dinner tonight will be greens with a bit of chicken for me -- Creamy Garlic Cilantro Enchiladas for the gang.

 

Peachy dessert!!!!

 

Happy 4th Everyone!  Have Fun!  Stay Safe and keep the furry family members safe too :)

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LOLZ !  killjoy..... <_<   although, we do evaluate holiday weekends as 'successful' when nobody goes to the e.r., jail or morgue, so you are on the right track  ;)

 

 

That sounds like the official redneck holiday policy! This also applies to shindigs, hootenannys and family reunions. :lol:

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Kettle corn hot from the big cauldron! ( appetizer?)

Salmon on the grill with a grilled pineapple salsa, asparagus & some cheesy, roasted garlicy mashed potato thingy. Maybe piña coladas for dessert?

Boys working until about 2 a.m

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We're having eggplant parmigianna (like chicken but with eggplant instead) with homegrown, freshly picked carrots, zucchini and baby squash steamed, freshly picked homegrown roasted sweet potato, freshly picked homegrown spinach boiled, and potato bought from the fruit and veg shop mashed.  Possibly with brussell sprouts if we have any frozen.

 

http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/eggplant-parmigiana-L5914.html

 

We use Cheezely in place of cheese, and freshly grown tomatoes, not jars of pasta sauce but the home made variety.

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Think I might need to work out how to be getting a hootenanny going here :)

Hootenanny across the Pond....I am in...can we invite royalty?

Perhaps we should send the formal invites after Independance Day ;)

The floating with wine is doing wonders today....I am staying put until fireworks :)

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Sounds yummy...what is Cheezely?

Ah ya...on the silly kindle and quote didn't quote and spell correct is messing with me as per usual.....the yummy was directed to CDwM's yummy post.

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    That said, people with IBS generally react to more than just wheat. People with NCGS generally react to wheat and not to other things, but that’s not always the case. Doctors generally try to rule out celiac disease before making a diagnosis of IBS or NCGS. 
    Crohn’s Disease and celiac disease share many common symptoms, though causes are different.  In Crohn’s disease, the immune system can cause disruption anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, and a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease typically requires more diagnostic testing than does a celiac diagnosis.  
    Crohn’s treatment consists of changes to diet and possible surgery.  Up to 10% of Crohn's patients can have both of conditions, which suggests a genetic connection, and researchers continue to examine that connection.
    Is There a Connection Between Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Large Number of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients Sensitive To Gluten Some IBD Patients also Suffer from Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Many Cases of IBS and Fibromyalgia Actually Celiac Disease in Disguise CELIAC DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
    Diagnosis of celiac disease can be difficult. 

    Perhaps because celiac disease presents clinically in such a variety of ways, proper diagnosis often takes years. A positive serological test for antibodies against tissue transglutaminase is considered a very strong diagnostic indicator, and a duodenal biopsy revealing villous atrophy is still considered by many to be the diagnostic gold standard. 
    But this idea is being questioned; some think the biopsy is unnecessary in the face of clear serological tests and obvious symptoms. Also, researchers are developing accurate and reliable ways to test for celiac disease even when patients are already avoiding wheat. In the past, patients needed to be consuming wheat to get an accurate test result. 
    Celiac disease can have numerous vague, or confusing symptoms that can make diagnosis difficult.  Celiac disease is commonly misdiagnosed by doctors. Read a Personal Story About Celiac Disease Diagnosis from the Founder of Celiac.com Currently, testing and biopsy still form the cornerstone of celiac diagnosis.
    TESTING
    There are several serologic (blood) tests available that screen for celiac disease antibodies, but the most commonly used is called a tTG-IgA test. If blood test results suggest celiac disease, your physician will recommend a biopsy of your small intestine to confirm the diagnosis.
    Testing is fairly simple and involves screening the patients blood for antigliadin (AGA) and endomysium antibodies (EmA), and/or doing a biopsy on the areas of the intestines mentioned above, which is still the standard for a formal diagnosis. Also, it is now possible to test people for celiac disease without making them concume wheat products.

    BIOPSY
    Until recently, biopsy confirmation of a positive gluten antibody test was the gold standard for celiac diagnosis. It still is, but things are changing fairly quickly. Children can now be accurately diagnosed for celiac disease without biopsy. Diagnosis based on level of TGA-IgA 10-fold or more the ULN, a positive result from the EMA tests in a second blood sample, and the presence of at least 1 symptom could avoid risks and costs of endoscopy for more than half the children with celiac disease worldwide.

    WHY A GLUTEN-FREE DIET?
    Currently the only effective, medically approved treatment for celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet. Following a gluten-free diet relieves symptoms, promotes gut healing, and prevents nearly all celiac-related complications. 
    A gluten-free diet means avoiding all products that contain wheat, rye and barley, or any of their derivatives. This is a difficult task as there are many hidden sources of gluten found in the ingredients of many processed foods. Still, with effort, most people with celiac disease manage to make the transition. The vast majority of celiac disease patients who follow a gluten-free diet see symptom relief and experience gut healing within two years.
    For these reasons, a gluten-free diet remains the only effective, medically proven treatment for celiac disease.
    WHAT ABOUT ENZYMES, VACCINES, ETC.?
    There is currently no enzyme or vaccine that can replace a gluten-free diet for people with celiac disease.
    There are enzyme supplements currently available, such as AN-PEP, Latiglutetenase, GluteGuard, and KumaMax, which may help to mitigate accidental gluten ingestion by celiacs. KumaMax, has been shown to survive the stomach, and to break down gluten in the small intestine. Latiglutenase, formerly known as ALV003, is an enzyme therapy designed to be taken with meals. GluteGuard has been shown to significantly protect celiac patients from the serious symptoms they would normally experience after gluten ingestion. There are other enzymes, including those based on papaya enzymes.

    Additionally, there are many celiac disease drugs, enzymes, and therapies in various stages of development by pharmaceutical companies, including at least one vaccine that has received financial backing. At some point in the not too distant future there will likely be new treatments available for those who seek an alternative to a lifelong gluten-free diet. 

    For now though, there are no products on the market that can take the place of a gluten-free diet. Any enzyme or other treatment for celiac disease is intended to be used in conjunction with a gluten-free diet, not as a replacement.

    ASSOCIATED DISEASES
    The most common disorders associated with celiac disease are thyroid disease and Type 1 Diabetes, however, celiac disease is associated with many other conditions, including but not limited to the following autoimmune conditions:
    Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: 2.4-16.4% Multiple Sclerosis (MS): 11% Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: 4-6% Autoimmune hepatitis: 6-15% Addison disease: 6% Arthritis: 1.5-7.5% Sjögren’s syndrome: 2-15% Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: 5.7% IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease): 3.6% Other celiac co-morditities include:
    Crohn’s Disease; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Chronic Pancreatitis Down Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Lupus Multiple Sclerosis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis Scleroderma Turner Syndrome Ulcerative Colitis; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Williams Syndrome Cancers:
    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (intestinal and extra-intestinal, T- and B-cell types) Small intestinal adenocarcinoma Esophageal carcinoma Papillary thyroid cancer Melanoma CELIAC DISEASE REFERENCES:
    Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University
    Gluten Intolerance Group
    National Institutes of Health
    U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Mayo Clinic
    University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center