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Today I Will Gluten Myself On Purpose!

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I just made the best vegetable beef stew on the planet...tastes great to me anyway...I didn't think of any issues when browning the meat with Italian dressing. (Newman's Own Family style) Once I was finished making the entire stew...I decided to read the DAMN LABEL on the Italian dressing and it has BARLEY MALT EXTRACT in it!! I want to scream!! Since I have been diagnosed with Celiac, I have NEVER purposely eaten gluten...well I won't let this stew be eaten by everyone but me! I want to cry. Instead, I will come here to have people tell me not to eat it...:)

I used corn starch as a thickener instead of flour, made sure the beef stock was gluten-free...but I ignored the Italian dressing label...because I thought at this point I could figure most things out without reading every single label. NOT!! I don't have the willpower today...:(

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That darn MALT! What is wrong with good old fashioned sugar! I think most everyone makes that mistake several times. I'm running to look at the Newman's we have but I think the one we have is OK.

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So, would you eat it anyway after slaving away at a hot stove?! GRRR!!! I think other "regular" brands of Italian are probably ok...boo hoo

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So, would you eat it anyway after slaving away at a hot stove?! GRRR!!! I think other "regular" brands of Italian are probably ok...boo hoo

I just checked my Newmans Light balsamic & it's OK.

No. I wouldn't eat it. But my hub & son could. I cook some for my parents, I have neighbors who would like it, & they could eat it....so it wouldn't go to waste.

Something like this happened to me recently. I let the guys eat it & I had something I really like ( refried beans with lots of cheese mixed in & chips). Maybe you could have something rediculous for dinner like an ice cream sundae or nachos so you won't feel so left out.

These things happen and will keep happening occasionally. :(

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Thanks for the advice. I have 3 kids and a husband who will eat it. I tasted it twice before I read the label. I hate this disease! If I eat it, I will probably pay the price...but yeah maybe I should eat a huge ice cream sundae instead. Lesson learned...read ALL labels.

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Maybe I will just make another batch! It's so good, I have nothing better to do...but I still want to cry!!

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Maybe I will just make another batch! It's so good, I have nothing better to do...but I still want to cry!!

Just be careful. That can get confusing - keeping the batches separate.

Do they need food when you aren't home? You could freeze it with a big piece of tape saying not gluten-free & thaw it for them when you will be gone. That would get it out of circulation & away from the new " clean" batch.

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That is a real kick in the bum and really not fair!

Regardless of the fact I would still not touch it. You shouldn't, specially since you've been gluten-free for a while, which means you're way more sensitive now and the reaction will from at you with a vengeance! It will bring you so much pain, so much itch, so much fatigue and fog. Your taste-buds can wait for another occasion though and you can spare yourself the suffering. Make another batch and eat it all by yourself ;-)

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Thanks Karen and Dani. I made a whole new batch. It really wasn't that hard. I was just so upset...but now we have a lot of leftover stew! And I will be careful with keeping them separate. I bought new Italian dressing and it says "gluten free" on it...:)

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Good for you Kimbalou! You did it, you resisted, you WON!!!!!!!!!!! Now, treat yourself with a really special yummy desert.

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I always have Reese's Peanut Butter cups around to help when things like this get me down! Today I bought the peanut butter cup eggs...yum!!!!

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Yum, yum, yum!

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Thanks Karen and Dani. I made a whole new batch. It really wasn't that hard. I was just so upset...but now we have a lot of leftover stew! And I will be careful with keeping them separate. I bought new Italian dressing and it says "gluten free" on it...:)

B) I'm glad you had enough ingredients to make a new batch so you can eat it. I wouldn't have eaten the other one either. Now, as another person said, you have plenty to freeze for nights when you might not be home, or maybe when you're not feeling well and you wouldn't want to eat much anyway. You can just thaw the gluteny stew for the family. :)

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