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Potlucks can be evil.

So I had the grilled chicken and the hotdogs (without the bun) all good. Salad of brown rice, veggies and cheese all good.

The enchiladas looked great and were tasty. Then Im sitting next to the lady who made them as she starts to talk about how she just loved these "multi"-grain tortillas

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Potlucks can be evil.

So I had the grilled chicken and the hotdogs (without the bun) all good. Salad of brown rice, veggies and cheese all good.

The enchiladas looked great and were tasty. Then Im sitting next to the lady who made them as she starts to talk about how she just loved these "multi"-grain tortillas

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Yes, I agree that potlucks are downright evil! Even when I'm VERY careful, I sometimes end up getting glutened. A word of caution about enchiladas: only certain brands of enchilada sauce are gluten free, and even one brand offers gluten-free varieties for the mild and medium-spicy but its spicy version is NOT gluten free. Also, sometimes a cook will use certain canned chilis that aren't gluten free, and studies have shown (and have been borne out by my gluten-free friends and me) that eating both peppers and gluten at the same time causes a more severe reaction. I have NEVER been so sick as when this has occurred. Always avoid dishes that have spicy peppers or enchilada sauce.

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The only way I'd ever feel comfortable eating food someone else made is if that person actually understands exactly how bad and dangerous it can be for me to have gluten. I did have a muffin at a church breakfast. I felt safe because while she has no specific problem with gluten the women has so many food allergies that she takes the idea of cross contamination very seriously and understands how very sick she could make me or the dozen other women there who are gluten free. She is sure to bring allergy free goodies to all church invents involving food and I look forward to offering her a helping hand the next time an event is coming up.

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Check this out my family grew up vegetarian and we lived on vegetable proteins made out of gluten and soy ... I loved that stuff and just devoured it growing up. Our potlucks ( veggie across the board ) relied heavily on gluten based proteins.

Ah yea... had a horrible time in school, regular sinusitis infections, was renowned for being uncoordinated. Hot on the heels of sinus infections were boatloads of antibiotics and ZERO yogurt or any other similar things to help my gut after that.

The whole idea of cross contamination has been very interesting to me. I am hoping that getting a pretty ugly candida issue under control will make this more manageable for me. I do know some who, once they got on the upside of their candida problem their issues with gluten did not go away but it was more like a sensitivity to it, saying that for them, cross contamination was not as much an issue once their gut issues were healed. Either way Im cool, its about feeling better period.

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