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About Phyllis28

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I make pumpkin tarts without any crust. Simply make the pumpkin pie filling, pour into single serving foil tart pans and bake. I find the foil tart pans in the grocery store with the other foil baking pans.
  3. I use 1/2 broth and 1/2 water and add salt and pepper.
  4. If you are doing well on the gluten free diet after 3 months you should be able to introduce processed foods back slowly if you choose. Of course, it is always healthier to eat non processed food gluten free or not. It is easier to determine if a food is gluten free or not eating non processed foods. I try to buy processed food with simple ingredients I can indentify by sight. The other alternative is to research each processed food you want to eat. Always read the ingredients. If in doubt leave it out. Furture research can be done by checking with the company and searching the internet and this site. Know the companies that will always disclose gluten (Kraft) and companies where cross contamination is an issue (Quaker Oats). The majority of hot dogs are gluten free. I know Boars Head hot dogs are gluten free (expensive). Cheese is fine as long as you are not lactose or casien intolerant. I use hard cheese and slice it or shred it myself. I use Kraft or Boars Head. I only use packaged cheese. Having cheese or meat cut in the deli risks cross contamination. Hope everything goes well for you.
  5. What kind of cooking facilities do you have access to? Below are some of the things I eat: Soft corn tortillas (I like Mission), cold cooked meat, chicken or fish, cheese, tomatos and lettace. Place corn tortillas on a plate, place cooked meat, chicken or fish and chicken on one half of the tortilla. Microwave for about 45 seconds. Add tomatos and lettace. Bush Original Baked Beans and hot dogs. Pour 1/2 can of beans into a bowl, cut 1 hog dog into the beans. Mircowave for 45 seconds to 1 minute Microwave Pizza - Take two soft corn tortillas, place them on a plate, spread gluten free pizza sauce on top on tortillas ( I like Enricos) add shredded or thin sliced cheese and pepperoni (Hormel and Boars Head are gluten free), put one corn tortilla on top and microwave for 45 seconds to minute. PB&J on Lundberg Rice Cakes Leftovers - find simple receipes on this site and seaching the internet. Make lots and put into single servings, refregerate or freeze. I do this with spagetti sauce and rice or rice pasta, chili and rice or rice pasta, soups and stews. Look into buying a crockpot. Most of the receipes are simple and freeze well. I make soups and stews in mine. Contact your celiac local support group. If you ask someone may volunteer to help you improve your cooking skills.
  6. Meat free spagetti sauce or chili over rice, rice pasta or stuffed in baked potatoes with other cooked veggies.
  7. 30 years of basically good health. I was lucky to be diagnosed within 9 months of the onset of symptoms. I have been able to work, have a child and travel. If I had not been gluten free I would have been very sick.
  8. This is my quick and easy microwave pizza: Three sof tcorn torillas (I like Mission) Gluten free pizza sauce (I like Enrico's) Cheese (shredded or sliced thin, you choice - I like a combination of chedder and white cheese) Pepperoni Place two corn tortillas on a plate, put on sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, place one tortilla on top. Microwave for 45 seconds or until cheese is melted. A knife and fork are required to eat this. You can subsitute flat hard corn tostata (sp?) shell if you want finger food.
  9. Consider buying an softside insulated lunch box or small can cooler. I know You can find these at Target near the camping section. With the addition of blue ice cold food will keep 6 to 8 hours. I wrap my food in blue ice mats when I go to work. This would allow you to add a cold cooked meat such as chicken to his traveling food. Also, you might want to consider baking him gluten free muffins for the trip. I freeze them an put them in my lunch when I travel. Also, gluten free pancakes are good cold with jelly made into a sandwich. Hope he has a good trip.
  10. Living without specialty gluten free foods is how I started out 30 years ago. These foods were not readily available or for that matter worth eating. I still don't us a lot of specialty gluten free foods. I can manage without.
  11. I had my gallbladder out a little over a year ago. I got four opinions. All agreed it needed to come out because mine were lots of small stones not a few big stones. There were not any alternative treatments for sludge and small stones. My liver and pancretic enzymes were elevated. If I did not stay on a very, very low fat diet I had gallbladder attacks which made me very sick. Passing gallstones is dangerous. As mentioned before your bile ducts can be injured. All the doctors indicated that passing stones could be life theatening. I would get at least two more opinions from MDs. Also, I am not sure how they tested your gallbladder. I had blood tests, a Cat Scan and an ultrasound to make sure there are no stones. As a side note, I feel much, much better without my gallbladder. Hope you feel better soon.
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