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Chad Sines

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I've eaten there quite a bit (one location repeatedly) and they are the most knowledgable restaurant re:gluten-free I've been to. The only gluten is wheat tortillas....and so far I've had good luck.

Tell them you are gluten-free. They change gloves and get clean utensils to scoop the food. I always get a burrito bowl....

They will heat corn tortillas for you in the press, but put them in foil.

I've never seen them touch spoon (serving utensil) to the food (wheat tortilla) but am sure it happens. It's NOTHING like Subway.....there they touch bread, dip back in, repeat. Makes my skin crawl. Chipotle is "one scoop", drop.

Hmm, I'll have to give them a whirl. I used to get the worst indigestion there before going gluten-free. Wonder if it was actually the flour tortillas rather than the spices. lol Thank you.

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oh, you're never alone when you come on here, hunny!! ;) ((((cyber-hug))) to you. Poor babe, I hope your hives resolve quickly. :angry: damn that airborne wheat!!! :P it makes me ditzy myself....

((((cyber hug)))) right back atcha! Thank you. I bought a breatheasy mask, it came in the mail the day before yesterday and I forgot to take it to the grocery store. I would have loved to have tested it to see if it works. Airborne makes you ditzy??? My husband calls this the 50% factor...meaning I only have half a brain when exposed to wheat :lol:

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Thanks. Sounds as if two of you have had good luck with Chipotle. There is one about 45 minutes from me. Maybe I'll give them a try. I'll tell them exactly what you guys said. Until now, I have only eaten out at the gluten-free bakery/cafe near me--owned by a celiac--and that's all they serve--gluten-free all the way! It's heaven!! :)

That does sound heavenly! :) Happy Birthday!

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((((cyber hug)))) right back atcha! Thank you. I bought a breatheasy mask, it came in the mail the day before yesterday and I forgot to take it to the grocery store. I would have loved to have tested it to see if it works. Airborne makes you ditzy??? My husband calls this the 50% factor...meaning I only have half a brain when exposed to wheat :lol:

Well, it DID when I was still UnDxed...maybe I am less sensitive now. Not sure. All I know is, the bakery and the baked goods aisle in the market made me feel ditzy....er, I should say ditzier :rolleyes: ....I was pretty ditzy the 3 years prior to DX. I had/have MANY neuro symptoms. Not fun. So, I asked my doc if it was possible to feel this way from airborn flour. He said "Sure...gluten gets into any mucosal area: nose, eyes, mouth".....that made sense to me.

I heard a very funny thing on here (wish I knew who said it so I could thank her) and I use it all the time.

"Gluten is my kryptonite and Supergirl can't fly when kryptonite is around." :lol:

Hope you feel better soon!! :)

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That does sound heavenly! :) Happy Birthday!

Thanks so much! This safe haven of mine is called Sherry Lynn's and it is in upstate NY in Latham. It's the only totally gluten-free bakery and cafe. (I posted earlier with that story) Yesterday, I had a carrot cake cupcake with buttercream frosting and it was the BOMB!

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"Gluten is my kryptonite and Supergirl can't fly when kryptonite is around." :lol:

Hope you feel better soon!! :)

Ha ha ha ...I love this saying!!!!! That is a good one!!!

If I can block the kryptonite poison from my nose and mouth, I do better. These breatheasy masks are "suppose" to work better than the little blue surgically masks from the hosp. I bought one in light pink and it looks like I'm wearing a pretty pink diaper on my face :lol: But I don't care, it beat the heck out of hives! Just call me "diaper face supergirl" :P

By the way, I have a cute story. Yesterday, while I was reacting, I had a man with diabetes tell me he could inject me with my epi-pen because he knows needles. He has to stick himself all day. Bless his sweet heart. Him and the manager unloaded my cart while I stood outside. He said he went unconcious with a sugar level of 5 just 2 days prior. He was in public and people around him called 911 fast and saved him. He was happy to help me, because others helped him. What an angel...

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How does changing the gloves protect you from the bits of wheat tortilla that are already in the cheese, lettuce, etc? I have heard this before but the flour or bits of bread or whatever are already in the toppings. New gloves, spoons, etc won't change that.

Edited: Sorry Lynnelise, that wasn't meant to sound snotty to you. Just a frustration I have with food places.

I should have added - I don't have the lettuce or the cheese. Only stuff that they are serving with the spoons.

I react to pretty tiny amounts of cc and I've only gotten glutened once that I attribute to Chipotle, and that was pretty minor so I think it must've been a minuscule amount of cc.

I find tortillas very unlikely to crumb, they are quite elastic. I eat at a similar chain here in Australian and have never been glutened. In the 18 months I've been gluten free, I've eaten at Chipotle approx 30 times (and that's within a 4 week period, a weekend and another 2 day period, so pretty much constantly when I can and it can easily be the only 'proper' meal I eat when I'm in the US) and at the similar chain (Guzman & Gomez) more spaced out but about 100 times in 18 months. So obviously, everyone's needs vary but I consider them really reliable (and super delicious!)

To bring it (somewhat) back on topic - my friends always tell me when they went to 'that mexican place'. It's like they feel guilty anytime they go without me.

By the way, I have a cute story. Yesterday, while I was reacting, I had a man with diabetes tell me he could inject me with my epi-pen because he knows needles. He has to stick himself all day. Bless his sweet heart. Him and the manager unloaded my cart while I stood outside. He said he went unconcious with a sugar level of 5 just 2 days prior. He was in public and people around him called 911 fast and saved him. He was happy to help me, because others helped him. What an angel...

Trish Trish, what a nice guy. I'm glad he was there for you. I hope you're doing well today.

How about this one. I'm in a hotel restaurant and ask if there is any gluten-free food. The waiter goes to the kitchen and comes back to tell us "you can't have anything with bread or pasta." :blink: I was with family and three of us are gluten-free. We all just stared at him in shock and ordered plain salads.

oh man! There's nothing like getting 'told' by people who have no idea. This reminded me of the cafe I tried the other day. They had burgers and I wanted to know if they could do the filling bit safely (I was worried what was in the patty and what else they'd cooked on the grill. Australia is pretty good for gluten knowledge so I figured I didn't have to do gluten 101 with them. And the grill was right behind him). The guy just looked at me and squinted and was all 'well for starters, you couldn't have the bun... ' no kidding! He went on to describe the ingredients in the patty but I'd lost all faith by then. My friend was outside waiting for me to find out if I could eat there and I just went back outside and said, 'um, no' and we kept walking. Bless her, that was the second place we'd tried too.

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My dp had a "duh" moment this morning. At breakfast, he presented the sandwich menu from the new grocery store that just opened near us. I didn't even glance at it.

Me: "Are you trying to torture me, or what?" Him: "Well you could order your sandwich without bread!"

Good thing I'm in my 50's, This would have been grounds for a break up in my 20's or 30's. :P

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My dp had a "duh" moment this morning. At breakfast, he presented the sandwich menu from the new grocery store that just opened near us. I didn't even glance at it.

Me: "Are you trying to torture me, or what?" Him: "Well you could order your sandwich without bread!"

Good thing I'm in my 50's, This would have been grounds for a break up in my 20's or 30's. :P

:lol:

In our 50's, we are wise and gracious enough to know that their intentions are always good, even if they make a "boo-boo." Bless 'em. :lol:

Had a similar situation when my friend said to me last Spring, "Well, couldn't you just have the sandwich, but without the bread?" and I said "yeah, but what would I call it? and would I mayo my hand??" She said "OMG, I'm such a dope!" :lol: We had a good laugh over it. And P.S. now, she's gluten-free too after she realized(with a little help) that her health issues could be related to gluten--and she feels great. Another convert!! :)

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But I don't care, it beat the heck out of hives! Just call me "diaper face supergirl" :P

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Okay, you got it, diaper face super girl. :lol: Good thing we have senses of humor, eh kiddo? Saves my butt every time. Saved me from swan diving off a cliff when I was so sick for sooo long and did not know why..... :rolleyes:

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To bring it (somewhat) back on topic - my friends always tell me when they went to 'that mexican place'. It's like they feel guilty anytime they go without me.

Anyone who suggests to me that we should eat Mexican, I bop over the head :lol: They think I'm racist :rolleyes: But I do the same for all ethnic cuisines, so I guess I am a consistent racist :rolleyes: But by the time they take out all the things I can't eat there's absolutely nothing left to eat that has any flavour whatsoever that they can manage to do in their cuisine(s)

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:lol:

In our 50's, we are wise and gracious enough to know that their intentions are always good, even if they make a "boo-boo." Bless 'em. :lol:

Had a similar situation when my friend said to me last Spring, "Well, couldn't you just have the sandwich, but without the bread?" and I said "yeah, but what would I call it? and would I mayo my hand??" She said "OMG, I'm such a dope!" :lol: We had a good laugh over it. And P.S. now, she's gluten-free too after she realized(with a little help) that her health issues could be related to gluten--and she feels great. Another convert!! :)

Wise & gracious! Wise & gracious! Wise and gracious! ( just repeating it to try to remember that!)

I do sometimes eat sandwiches without bread. I'll take some cheese slices or cut into long pieces. Then wrap a piece or two of cold cuts around them. Maybe add a couple of leaves of spinach or a long slice of red pepper in the middle, too. Can dip in mustard or mayo if wanted. Took that to a high school robotics competition and I had to eat it away from the kids. They wanted it.

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Wise & gracious! Wise & gracious! Wise and gracious! ( just repeating it to try to remember that!)

I do sometimes eat sandwiches without bread. I'll take some cheese slices or cut into long pieces. Then wrap a piece or two of cold cuts around them. Maybe add a couple of leaves of spinach or a long slice of red pepper in the middle, too. Can dip in mustard or mayo if wanted. Took that to a high school robotics competition and I had to eat it away from the kids. They wanted it.

:lol: :lol: :lol: you liked that wise and gracious thing, did you? I am so full of it sometimes :lol:

I do this too!! Bread-less sandwiches. Cheese, meat, spinach leaves, a long, thin cuke slice, red pepper .... I just do not know what to call them :lol: ....some call them lettuce wraps, I know. The Earl of Sandwich wanted the bread "press" so he could have all his food "together" and carry it ....So, would we name our creations after ourselves???...as in "I had a delicious Karen for lunch".... sounds "catchy".... :D

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:lol: :lol: :lol: you liked that wise and gracious thing, did you? I am so full of it sometimes :lol:

I do this too!! Bread-less sandwiches. Cheese, meat, spinach leaves, a long, thin cuke slice, red pepper .... I just do not know what to call them :lol: ....some call them lettuce wraps, I know. The Earl of Sandwich wanted the bread "press" so he could have all his food "together" and carry it ....So, would we name our creations after ourselves???...as in "I had a delicious Karen for lunch".... sounds "catchy".... :D

Without bread, you need more than one to fill up. Mine aren't lettuce wraps because the piece of ham is the " wrapper". Maybe we call them Celiac Sandwiches? Celiac Wrappers? Low carb Delites?

If Nicki Minaj (sp?) gets Celiac, that would make her a " Celiac Rapper".

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If Nicki Minaj (sp?) gets Celiac, that would make her a " Celiac Rapper".

oh no you didn't :lol: :lol: :lol:

Celiac wrapper it is then!!

Time for me to go get busy.....made my first gluten-free apple pie yesterday and it was delicious (if I say so myself) Notice I said was? Hubs and Mom and I "sampled"...twice.... :lol:

Happy T-day, Karen! ;)

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My mom tries so hard to understand and help me cope with celiac! My family is really supportive (except for my younger brother, but he's thirteen, so it's expected. He complains about all things gluten free!) My uncle actually made me gluten free pancakes when I was visiting him and his family a couple weeks ago, so sweet. My friends never understand, and people at work/school definitely don't understand! I had a man up at my school tell me that I needed to be more 'responsible', that did not make me happy! I had missed a day because I had been throwing up all night (along with other icky things that come along with being glutened)! I asked him if he wanted to go anywhere when he's gotten food poisoning, because that's the only thing I can compare it to! My professor tried to understand when I told him, he said "Isn't that in everything?" and I said "Even in my toothpaste!" It amazes how many things gluten is in! I'm constantly reading labels, and I usually end up getting glutened anyways! Sometimes I just don't even eat

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The best thing just happened!

A Dad from Boy Scouts that my hub & son know well just came over. His 13 year old daughter has Celiac. She made me a pecan pie! She even makes her own crust! I don't even know them! Wanted to make sure I didn't get short changed on Thanksgiving!

Pecan is my favorite but no one in my house likes it!

Maybe she can post some recipes on the Baking section.

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Anyone who suggests to me that we should eat Mexican, I bop over the head :lol: They think I'm racist :rolleyes: But I do the same for all ethnic cuisines, so I guess I am a consistent racist :rolleyes: But by the time they take out all the things I can't eat there's absolutely nothing left to eat that has any flavour whatsoever that they can manage to do in their cuisine(s)

Oh dear yes, they are not the place for the nightshade, corn, and legume free person, are they? :)

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The best thing just happened!

A Dad from Boy Scouts that my hub & son know well just came over. His 13 year old daughter has Celiac. She made me a pecan pie! She even makes her own crust! I don't even know them! Wanted to make sure I didn't get short changed on Thanksgiving!

Pecan is my favorite but no one in my house likes it!

Maybe she can post some recipes on the Baking section.

How very sweet of her ! :)

Celiacs share a special bond ;)

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A friend recently invited my kids to a cookie making party. I politely declined, reminding her that they can't touch flour. She responded by saying "Oh I totally forgot! Could they just come and watch?" Ummm...yeah. Let's stand around and watch other kids make yummy things my kids can't eat while their friends get covered in gluten. Then they'll all play together (you know, because kids are so great at washing their hands). I have to laugh because I just adore her and I know she meant well.

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The best thing just happened!

A Dad from Boy Scouts that my hub & son know well just came over. His 13 year old daughter has Celiac. She made me a pecan pie! She even makes her own crust! I don't even know them! Wanted to make sure I didn't get short changed on Thanksgiving!

Pecan is my favorite but no one in my house likes it!

Maybe she can post some recipes on the Baking section.

AAAWWW....that gives me warm fuzzies. What a sweet young lady!!!

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I was at work today and they went to get a cake from kroger for a girls birthday and came back and told me they got yellow cake with cream cheese icing so I could have cake too lol I just kinda laughed and told them I appreciate the thought but It was still cake made from flour. Atleast they tried to include me

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I was at work today and they went to get a cake from kroger for a girls birthday and came back and told me they got yellow cake with cream cheese icing so I could have cake too lol I just kinda laughed and told them I appreciate the thought but It was still cake made from flour. Atleast they tried to include me

Too funny :lol: ...um, yellow color = what flour exactly, I wonder?? Did they say?? :lol:

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Too funny :lol: ...um, yellow color = what flour exactly, I wonder?? Did they say?? :lol:

Sunflour?

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