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Do You Keep Wheat Flour In Your Household?

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  1. 1. As a celiac, do your family keep wheat flour in the house?

    • We keep wheat flour in the house, so other family/friends can bake with it.
    • We don't allow any wheat flour packets in the house.


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Both my new husband and I have agreed that we should not allow any regular flour in the house. We're not totally gluten free, as he has normal bread but we have separate toasters and condiment pots, etc. I know other people who have celiacs in their household but keep flour on hand in case they want to bake regular items for the rest of the family when their friends are over that will turn out.

I don't like the idea due to airborne risk, but I'm still fairly new to this lifestyle. :rolleyes:

Just was curious and interested as to how many celiacs have wheat flour sitting in their household?

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We have no gluten in our house at all. My son and I are both celiac and it's just too risky. I would never bake gluten items for friends. That just seems so silly to me. When I have people over I make them gluten free food and they love it. Birthday parties we have gluten free cake and I've had anyone complain and not eat the cake. I use the Betty Crocker gluten free cake mixes and make homemade frosting and they taste great. I've had people over for pizza and done gluten free pizza and they loved it.

It's not like gluten eaters must eat gluten or they go into a coma. It's not going to hurt a gluten eater to have a gluten free meal at someone's house.

There was a thread awhile ago where some people said that you should serve a gluten cake at a child's birthday party and give your celiac child their own little cake. I was just blown away that celiacs would say that to other celiacs. My house is a safe zone for my child and nothing comes in here that would harm him. At his own birthday party I make sure that every single thing I serve is safe so he doesn't have to worry about ruining his party by being sick. My daughter doesn't have celiac but we still do her parties gluten free so that he and I can be safe.

I think if you have a shared kitchen, it's still awfully risky to have flour in your house. Flour gets everywhere and there is no way to contain that dust.

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I live with my Mum. She doesn't *have* to be gluten free, but she is mostly so that I don't get sick. She sometimes buys herself bread, but not often. And I do all the baking anyhow, so all the baking supplies are in MY cupboards, in MY kitchen, which is entirely gluten free :D

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I'm the only celiac in the house, but I'm also the cook/baker. So, there's NO flour in this house that isn't gluten free. We do have bread and some cereal for the rest of the family and they have their own separate places. Everything else is gluten-free. When I had to make something for my daughter's birthday at school, I bought regular brownie mix mainly because I didn't feel like spending the extra money it would cost to make a gluten-free item for kids that didn't need it. I'd MUCH rather spend $2 instead of $5 (or whatever it costs). But, that came into the house and left it in short order. The teachers and DH understood that the brownies must leave the house and not come back.

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We have cheddar bunnies for outdoor snack, and... I think thats it.

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We have some gluten bread, cereal, cookies, etc. in the house for my teenager, which works OK as long as it's kept in separate cabinets from my food, but NO flour - it's too messy and impossible to keep out of everything.

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Our house is 100% gluten free. I'm the celiac, but it was my husband's choice to not keep gluten food in the house. He just didn't want me to have to constantly worry about what was and wasn't safe or to worry about having to be extra careful in my own kitchen. He'll sometimes buy something a sandwich or something and bring it home, but he's extra careful about how he eats it and cleans up after himself. I'm so blessed to have him. :)

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We are mixed household. The pantry is gluten free and there is a cabinet that contains the gluten packaged items such as bread, cereal, crackers, etc.

We do not have wheat flour in the house. This includes gluten cookie, muffin, cake mixes as well. Have you seen how flour can poof and float when you pour it into a bowl or when you turn on your stand mixer? I'm willing to deal with crumbs. They don't poof and float.

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