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I love Za'atar, Dukkah, etc.  Middle Eastern cooking is one of my favourites - I have tons of superb books and I do a lot of experimenting.  :)

Middle eastern inspired chicken cooked with Zaatar (a middle eastern spice mix), purple potato fries. Yummy!

 



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I know the plate is missing veggies, but we started off with a kale soup made with homemade chicken broth, so I can be forgiven!


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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CP,  you're still new here, so you are just beginning to see what she can do.

 

Our Love2 ...oh, she does not just "cook", nay,......she weaves magic!

 

She makes a plate talk and say "thank you, thank you, thank you".

She makes people drool uncontrollably on their laptops. 

Legend has it that she once caused a mass migration of nomadic people to walk through 3 feet of snow, following the wispy curl of heavenly aromas right to her doorstep.

oh no, no no......She does not just "cook".

 

She's a culinary goddess and we are merely her "wannabees".

:lol:

 

Some of us have actually plotted to go up and kidnap her and make her the queen of our G F cult. so we can

live happily ever after, eating ourselves silly. It's just that none us really want to trudge through all that damn snow.

 

Oh, Irish.  You are making me look so good!  But I DO love to cook and weave magic, my pretty.  :lol:  


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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I CAN HEAR YOU  ! ! ! ! !      ^_^ 

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  we're not very stealthy, are we?


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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So, if I see a group of starved-looking greedy celiacs at the airport with ski masks and nylon stockings pulled tightly over their faces I will know what to expect.  Don't forget the black sedan getaway vehicle.  And don't forget to look inconspicious!  If not, I just might figure it out!  :lol:        :ph34r:

 

:lol: yeah, but wouldn't it be funny if we actually COULD do this??  we'd all probably pee ourselves laughing so hard.


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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:lol: yeah, but wouldn't it be funny if we actually COULD do this??  we'd all probably pee ourselves laughing so hard.

 

Note: we should all bring a change of clothes.

 

Someone finally picked up on that!  I was wondering when someone would figure it out.  Leave it to Addy.  :P

 

Every once in a while I almost seem smart. :D There couldn't be any other logical reason for coming back to all that snow, on purpose, every year. I suppose I could have been wrong and you could just be crazy. :lol:

 

Change of plans tonight. Hubby wants George for dinner. I think I'll make some of that Brazilian cheese bread to go with it. It has been far too long since the last time I made that. I may have some asparagus laying around too.


"You don't look sick or anything"

"Well you don't look stupid, looks can be deceiving."

 

Celiac DX Dec 2011

CRPS DX March 2014

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Can you recommend some Love2travel? I like dukkah too. Makes a good crust for chicken.

I love Za'atar, Dukkah, etc.  Middle Eastern cooking is one of my favourites - I have tons of superb books and I do a lot of experimenting.  :)


I'm not gluten intolerant, but my wife is. I joined this blog because I do all the cooking at home and need to be educated so I don't hurt my family.

I'm always looking for recipe ideas and ways to cook and eat healthy. And while I'm not on a tight budget, I have been finding gluten free grocery shopping quite expensive, so all ideas are welcome!

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We had cod "breaded" in potato flakes, mushy peas and oven roasted new potatoes. My scottish wife misses her fish and chips sometimes...

 

Now if only I could find a vinegar that tasted like malt vinegar, but didn't have gluten I'd be a hero!


I'm not gluten intolerant, but my wife is. I joined this blog because I do all the cooking at home and need to be educated so I don't hurt my family.

I'm always looking for recipe ideas and ways to cook and eat healthy. And while I'm not on a tight budget, I have been finding gluten free grocery shopping quite expensive, so all ideas are welcome!

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Hubs was raised in a British household and finds it very hard, too.  I was a very non-traditional Kiwi and like nothing other than salt anywhere near my fish and chips, and certainly NOT ketchup :ph34r:


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"

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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

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Hubs was raised in a British household and finds it very hard, too.  I was a very non-traditional Kiwi and like nothing other than salt anywhere near my fish and chips, and certainly NOT ketchup :ph34r:

 

Slightly salted fish and chips here too.

I tried the malt vinegar years ago when in Ireland, but I did not care for it. 

 

However (pronounced howevah) Bostonians, nay all New Englandahs I know high -dose ketchup and tartar sauce on nearly everything that comes out of the deep fry-ah.

'tis a shame really, but I think most of my family does not really know what fish actually tastes like.  :D

 

ah well, to each his own, I guess. 

 

I find it interesting (and confusing/scary) that Coeliac UK has this posted on their website under FAQs::

  • Malt vinegar can be made from barley and is found in pickles, chutneys and condiments such as sauces. If it is used in a product the manufacturer must list the word 'barley' on the ingredients list.

    Barley malt vinegar is made using a fermentation process. The end product only contains a trace amount of protein (and therefore gluten), which is well below the level which is safe for most people with coeliac disease. In addition, barley malt vinegar is only usually eaten in small amounts, for example, drained pickled vegetables, sauces with a meal, on chips.

    Balsamic, cider, sherry, white wine and red wine vinegars are not made from barley and are also suitable for a gluten-free diet.

 

Not sure I'd use it anyway. :ph34r: but now I know why a recipe I read recently in a "gluten free cookbook" had malt vinegar in the ingredients. I was thinking of writing to the author.


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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lol...I always hated malt vinegar on my fish and chips -- was a salt only gal too -- think our bodies were trying to tell us something :blink:

 

so this weekend went all wonky between searching for a new "home" for Mom and a crappy - tired outta no-where afternoon yesterday --

the men took over last night and made chicken with glazed carrots for me with garlic pasta added in for them.

 

today I am making a pineapple and a peach upsidedown cake and then a few troughs of creamy garlic enchiladas to deliver the extras to another family that we cook for a few times a month and a small batch for Sis and Dad. 

 

one more house to look at today - although I already know where I'd like to move mom if we can figure out the money part of the deal.

 

long school day, but i'm cutting my lab class to get ready for mom's move -- can make it up with the wed section B)

 

Everyone have a wonderful week -- hoping the spring sunshine hits whereever you are -- although today is rainy and cool here -- sunshine expected back by wednesday :P


-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)

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Mmm chips and mayo


- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!

- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol

- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.

- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.

- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)

- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein hidsmile2t.gif

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Mmm chips and mayo

 

So I'm not the only one who does this? People think I'm a freak, especially since around here the "thing" is fry sauce. Don't get me wrong, fry sauce is good, and I like ketchup too, and some days I might consider selling my soul for just one taste of malt vinegar. But, since I can't have that, I'll take mayo any time!


"You don't look sick or anything"

"Well you don't look stupid, looks can be deceiving."

 

Celiac DX Dec 2011

CRPS DX March 2014

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SKI

Good luck with the appropriate home-hunting for your Mom. I was incredibly lucky (read as: pushy but charming and right place/ right time) when doing this for MIL#1, MIL#2,  and Dad. This is the time in our lives when the children become the parents. sigh.

Have a glass of something (and one for me) when you get home.

 

MW & Addy

:D the hubs dips his fries i.e. chips in mayo.

I have dipped them in remoulade sauce when they are served with crab cakes. Does that count?

 

Dinner tonight:

 

Lamb chops for me, sausage for the hubs with peppers and onions

Beans and greens 

Perhaps a dish of  coffee "scream" as I did not indulge last night. ^_^ I can hear it calling from the freezer.

 

Have the weight machines up to 50 lbs. at the gym now. So, in all, I lifted 500 lbs. today plus a mile on the treadmill, a mile on the bike and yoga. he he he 


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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saturday, we made baked butterfly shrimp w/spinach & arugula salad.  i just chop up a bunch of herbs & garlic, stick them onto the shrimp, bake them in unsalted butter and put olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper in the greens.  that's it nice & light :)

 

yesterday we had the church youth luncheon (fundraiser thing) so we made giant samwiches of ham, turkey, bacon & swiss w/dijonnaise. i put turkey, pancetta, swiss, craisins & mayo on a udi's hot dog roll & it was yums.  also made ham & potato soup (george & potato???  lolz)  

 

i have venison cubes marinating right now for kebabs on wednesday.  today and tomorrow i will be eating every encore in the friger!  

 

oh, and also (finally) got around to making easter bread.  it's so delicious with my morning tea.  recipe is off the baking beauties website and i have made it twice already.  

 

love2 - you poor thing!  am wishing you thawing out weather.  and y'all crack me up!  :D  stealth is not your best skill....  ;)


arlene

misdiagnosed for 25 years!
just as i was getting my affairs in order to die of malnutrition...
gluten free 7/2010
blood test negative
celiac confirmed by endoscopy 9/2010

 

only YOU can prevent forest fires - smokey t. bear

 

have a nice day :)

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  and y'all crack me up!   :D  stealth is not your best skill....   ;)

 

no, huh?  :lol:  :lol: something like "the three stooges plan a kidnapping"? 

 

I just love your  menu (and life) updates--always so yummy ( and newsy) ;)

Gonna check out that Easter bread.on The Baking Beauties (it's a great website, BTW) 


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Okay, that Easter bread looks really drool-worthy.  :)


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Okay, that Easter bread looks really drool-worthy.  :)

it is - both times i made it turned out perfect - never baked with gelatin before but yummy o -  i was thinking about making the dough into dough-nuts <see what i did there<  lolz but they have a doughnut recipe on there i'm going to check out :)


arlene

misdiagnosed for 25 years!
just as i was getting my affairs in order to die of malnutrition...
gluten free 7/2010
blood test negative
celiac confirmed by endoscopy 9/2010

 

only YOU can prevent forest fires - smokey t. bear

 

have a nice day :)

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

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it is - both times i made it turned out perfect - never baked with gelatin before but yummy o -  i was thinking about making the dough into dough-nuts <see what i did there<  lolz but they have a doughnut recipe on there i'm going to check out :)

yes, I see what you did there, you sillypants!! :) mmmmm donuts..(if I tried every recipe that sounds good, I'd be the size of Cleveland) 

 

.

 

Hey Guys

 

Hate to be all serious, but can you all take a second to say a quick prayer for my homies in Boston?

Thanks. This is all very disturbing.

It's a civic holiday there (Patriots Day) with

a Red Sox game etc.

I used to go to the game or watch the race from

the Eliot hotel. A few friends ran in it during the years.

Fortunately, all my friends and family are checking in as safe--so far. :unsure: 

Stupid asshats who do things like this. GGRRRRR


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Been following here, and wondering about you.

Dreadful business, heartbreaking.

Prayers being said, hope you and others continue safe check ins with loved ones.

Mw x


- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!

- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol

- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.

- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.

- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)

- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein hidsmile2t.gif

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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151350963491752&set=a.67150811751.85843.7630216751&type=1&ref=nf

 

PS>>>then go find the @#$OI$#)@($#@()*$ - oh ya - better term - ass hats that perpetrated this act.


-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)

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Thanks for that thought, dear Ski. True words. 

Good always triumphs evil. Always. 

This madness is just making me sick.... :unsure:


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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This madness is just making me sick.... :unsure:

 

Me too. That morning in September 2001 altered our country irrevocably -- each act of terror - homegrown or not - well - we can't go back - but I sure do wish we lived in a world without acts of terror hanging just over the horizon.

 

I am going to hug those close to me and reach out to those whom I know that are living alone.


-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)

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I was out today to buy pillows and dirt and heard on the radio on my way home. My immediate reaction was to say to my husband "what the f*** is wrong with people?" This was followed by a lot more colorful language about asshats in general. (Great word, I use it frequently.) I pray for a speedy recovery for everyone hurt, physically and otherwise today, and everyone impacted by what happened.


"You don't look sick or anything"

"Well you don't look stupid, looks can be deceiving."

 

Celiac DX Dec 2011

CRPS DX March 2014

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I made a MEATZA. Like pizza, but with seasoned ground beef instead of crust. Bake until cooked, drain off the grease, add toppings and cook until melty. Umm, yeah, nobody really liked this. You have to be a serious carnivore to eat MEATZA and enjoy it. My husband (carnivore) thought it was delicious on a bun -- like a strange hamburger -- but 3/5 of the house did not even want to taste it. Well, it was worth a try I guess.


9 year old daughter diagnosed celiac November / December 2012
Postive endoscopy / biopsy, positive antibody test, positive genetic test

She's been gluten free since diagnosis. I've been gluten free with her since Jan 2013.

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