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Pauliewog last won the day on October 4 2015

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  1. I use Lush products and have never had any problems. I really like the Big shampoo. I have used the conditioners as well as body washes (It's Raining Men and Happy Hippy). I also use the mint julip (?) lip scrub and the "let's rock and roll" face scrub. No problems!
  2. I started using the Acure brand that I buy from iherb.com. I live overseas so I don't have many ordering choices so iherb is best for me. But you might be able to find it from other online stores (Amazon, etc.). It says gluten-free and I have had no problems. I use the shampoo, conditioner and a couple of the body washes. Their under eye cream is great too!
  3. just out of curiosity, can you try something like goat cheese? or something made from sheep's milk? It might give you the satisfaction of cheese without the dairy issue.
  4. "grown better" and "genetically modified" has nothing to do with gluten. I don't really understand what you mean by this "hypothesis." Gluten is gluten. Eating out in Japan is extremely hard due to soy sauce in everything. In fact, aside from plain yogurt, hard boiled eggs and fruit, there is nothing I'd eat in a convenience store. In a bar you can eat edamame. If you can find a homestay that can work with special dietary needs that's great. If not, an apt. is a the way to go. Forget a dorm with food.
  5. It is important that you have your own cookware: pans, cutting board, knives, etc. My husband eats gluten but he has his set and I have mine! I have to keep an eye on him because he gets careless sometimes but I have never been sick from CC in my house. Yes, you have to be careful. It's really important to eat healthy food to heal. It's a pain, but that means cooking all your food. Forget about anything in a bag/box. I found that experimenting with sauces helped to jazz up food. My favorite simple one is just honey and yellow mustard mixed together. Goes great on fish, chicken, veggies. Once I stopped thinking about what/how I used to eat and just started thinking new it did get easier. Also, when I first started out 4 years ago, someone recommended checking out the Paleo blogs (mark's daily apple among others). Paleo people eat gluten free mostly but are so gung ho and excited about food. I found it very uplifting. Tons of amazing recipes out there.
  6. those look amazing. Can't wait to try some!
  7. I cook with a scale so I just did it as is. No conversion, sorry!
  8. I stumbled upon this recipe and had zero hopes for it tasting good. I was wrong! It is fantastic and I have made it many times. The only change I made was to reduce the sugar by half. I start with the almonds in the food processor then add everything else in there to mix it. The "dough" is kind of hard so I find it easier to just drop it onto a baking sheet. I didn't need a muffin pan. https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/299080-vegan-gluten-free-chia-brownies?ref=search
  9. I use tea bags all the time from various companies without worry. The only teas I worry about are those that are flavored like holiday blends. I have seen barley in those. As far as green tea goes, I highly recommend the Ito-en Ryokucha Premium Green tea matcha blend. It has leaf and a little matcha in it. It is by far the best green I have had. It just steeps in water for 30 seconds (longer it becomes bitter). Not sure if it is found locally but Amazon has it: http://www.amazon.com/Itoen-Ryokucha-Green-Matcha-Premium/dp/B004M89V6K
  10. Well, I feel your pain. I am in Japan were there is also NO knowledge of Celiac/gluten sensitivity. In fact, I was printing off documents to give to my doctor to read! I never eat in restaurants due to cross contamination. I can't tell you how many times I have had the conversation: "Oh, you can't eat soy sauce because you are allergic to soybeans?" "No, I can't have soy sauce because it has wheat in it." "No it doesn't" "Yes, it does." At best I have been able to get people to understand I am "allergic" to wheat. So, I have become a cook and I make all my meals. I don't necessarily like it, but in the end I know I am eating healthier! Check out iherb.com. They have very cheap shipping to Japan-- not sure about France. But I get my gluten-free soy sauce and a lot of other goodies from them.
  11. LIndt 85% was my go to chocolate for years. I LOVE it. One day I noticed the back label looked different. It now said "produced on shared equipment with wheat..." I contacted the company and they confirmed they changed their manufacturing line and the 85% was produced on a line with wheat. BUT, I live overseas and this chocolate has many languages on the label. It is possible that the bars for the overseas market are made on a shared line. I don't know where the US sold bars are made. Prior to this label change I ate it everyday and never had a problem. Sadly, after the label change I had to stop......
  12. The other day I forgot my lunch and ended up in a convenience store to buy lunch. Japanese convenience stores often have hard boiled eggs. They are in the "deli" section with salads. They are sold as two or one egg (vs. a pack of 6 or so which would be raw). I also got a banana and a cucumber! I had some salt in my car so it worked out fine. Sesame oil makes a great tasting salad dressing to put on veggies. I haven't had a problem with take out sushi packs but I avoid anything with seaweed in it or anything with a sauce. Also Soyjoy bars are gluten free: https://www.otsuka.co.jp/en/product/soyjoy/
  13. The Huff Post did a review on gluten-free beers. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/gluten-free-beer-taste-test_n_6973430.html?utm_hp_ref=taste&ir=Taste
  14. Will you be on a 2 meal a day plan or 3? If you are on a 2 meal a day plan and you can keep a mini fridge in your room then you can always have yogurt, gluten-free cereal, peanut butter, etc. You can make at least one meal on your own.
  15. I didn't check it for being gluten free, but I am using Ban deodorant (green container). I bought it in Sept. and it is now Feb. and I am still on the same container! It lasts forever. So budget-wise, if you are looking for something that isn't too expensive and lasts a long time, I recommend that!