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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Okay, we're going on vacation to our relatives house for 4 days...it's not the cleanest house (not dirty either), but has lots of crumbs...what do you bring when you're going for an extended stay to eat? I thought of cereal...but what else?

I'm cheap and I'd rather bring everything I need than have to buy it there.

Erin

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I eat a lot of fruit and eggs. I either bring my own pan or stick to one of their pans (that is safe for me to use) and am the only one to use it for my stay.

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I eat a lot of fruit and eggs.  I either bring my own pan or stick to one of their pans (that is safe for me to use) and am the only one to use it for my stay.

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I have read that Teflon pans are unsafe. Why? If you clean them in super hot water and soap, wouldn't that remove gluten?

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The problem is that Teflon pans get scratches and gluten can get stuck in the scratches and be hard to remove. I don't know what the amount is that can be left as residue in these scratches but for myself just don't use them anymore. I did, however, use a cast iron pan at my uncle's house and got really sick off of that (they use soy sauce a lot).

I think it's better to be safe than to be sorry...

Stephanie

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I bring my own pot, spoon and colander when I travel. Bring along a bag of Tinkyada pasta. Teflon also releases toxic poisons. Isn't there a lawsuit against DuPont now?

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I make food ahead of time and freeze it in those ziplock throw away containers. I too bring my own pot, fry pan, and utensils. My daughter is ultra sensitive and therefore all must be gluten-free. I bake an assortment cookies and muffins and bring potato chips and chocolate bars. Not the healthiest but we eat healthy at home.

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When I am away for a few days I bring lots of genisoy bars, yogurt, Amy's frozen entrees, rice cakes and peanut butter and some bagged salad. Also, I'll bring a homemade pasta casserole that everybody might enjoy. Good luck.

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