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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Does anyone have a good cheese straw recipe? My old one does not work with gluten-free flour.
  2. My church (Episcopalian) allows gluten-free communion wafers. I am the only one (I think) who requires them. The priest hands it to me on a linen napkin used only for that purpose. I do not take the wine, as many people dip their wafers in the chalice. I agree with PinkyGirl... don't believe that God would want to make you sick by receiving communion.
  3. My teenaged grand daughters (not gluten free) actually request Chebe rolls when I feed them. They love them, as I do. Totally easy and can be made ahead and frozen. That way, I can just take out what I need and keep the rest on hand.
  4. I used to use Pacific gluten-free cream of celery in recipes, but that has been discontinued. I still love their mushroom and chicken for recipes, but what can I use for cream of celery?
  5. bread recipe

    I also need a gluten-free bread recipe, preferably one I can use with a bread machine. I was diagnosed 12 years ago and have gotten by with Udi's bread, but the only store in my town that carried it does not any more. The other brands I have tried just are pretty much awful.
  6. Parmesan chips are super easy and soooo good. Just grate a bunch of parmesan cheese (not that junk in a green can!) and make little piles on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and pat it down with your fingers.. Bake at about 400 until the cheese melts. When it cools, peel it off the paper and eat it. It should be really crunchy. Sometimes I add some dried rosemary for a different taste. You can buy these in a bag at Sam's but this way is cheaper.
  7. The new copper square pans

    If it is well cured, cast iron is perfectly smooth and can be easily washed with hot water. I cook only gluten free but still use the cast iron I had before diagnosis. No problems.
  8. Tomato Soup

    Thanks for the tomato paste idea. Pacific does have a gluten-free tomato soup, but it is not condensed, so same problem with texture. I am still in mourning for the Pacific cream of celery soup. Thank goodness for their cream of mushroom and chicken.
  9. Is there such a thing as a gluten free substitute for Campbell's condensed tomato soup? I have a couple of really good recipes that call for this. The closest I can find is Heinz that is imported from England. I tastes right, but is not condensed, so the thickness is not right.
  10. My Kroger, in their infinite wisdom, has stopped carrying Cup-4-Cup flour, with which I have had great success. They now have something called "Krustease". Is this any good? They also have one made (I think) by Pillsbury. How is it? What other should I look for? Unfortunately, Kroger is the only super market within reasonable driving distance, so I'm pretty much at their mercy.
  11. I use Udi's Classic hamburger buns. If I'm at home I butter and cook them on a griddle of flat skillet. Out, I just eat them as is, but I do smash them down so they are not so thick. When traveling I carry them so we can stop at barbeque joints. Have never had a problem. I do check to see that the barbeque sauce is safe.
  12. Allergy or Preference? Waiter asks

    At my local Five Guys, I told the counter guy that I had to avoid gluten for medical reasons. I was ordering a burger with no bun and some fries. He yelled back "Allergy Alert!" and every line cook immediately changed gloves and cleaned their work space. Will I go back? You bet I will!
  13. I buy Udi's at Jason's Deli and it is larger than regular bread. I think that size is only sold to commercial places, but they will sell it to me. about $11 for a loaf similar in size to wonder bread.
  14. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The owner is gluten free, so all of the food there is safe. They do serve glutenny bread, but he is working on getting a supplier of Gluten free. I ate grilled fish that was as good as any I have ever eaten, before or after diagnosis. If you are going tobe in Jackson, look for Eslava's on Lakeland just past Treetops Blvd. Actually, it is worth a special trip.
  15. I use Daily Chef, the house brand at Sam's Club. The only ingredients are "chicken breast meat, water and salt". Can't get much simpler than that! It is also 98% fat free.