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  1. I visited Gettysburg last month. There is a great little coffee shop on middle st. by the name of Mom's Coffee Pot... near the court house. Went there twice for a gluten free breakfast sandwich that was delicious. They are open for breakfast and lunch. Dobson's guest house/inn/pub had steak and baked potato...no gluten-free menu to speak of but the atmosphere is great...period costumes for the waitresses in a historical home. Also had a great piece of fish at the hotel restuarant in the Wyndham Hotel on the edge of Gettysburg. I was told by the hostess that there wasn't much except salads for celiacs. The chef made me a broiled fish and veggies that was quite tasty. My advice would be to speak up. This is very much a tourist town and they do cater to the tourist.

    I didn't find any of the larger chain restaurants in the area, but there are many one of a kind businesses that can accomodate a gluten free diner with some advance notice.

    Hope you enjoy your trip to Gettysburg.


  2. My wife just started a gluten-free diet, and out bread machine does not have any special settings. What needs to be adjusted for gluten-free mixes?

    -James

    James,

    I do have machine with the gluten free setting, but have also successfully made bread with a gluten-free recipe on just the white bread setting and it came out fine. You can't over work gluten free dough, supposedly.

    Try a search of this forum for more threads on gluten free bread baking. There is lots of great information on this site.

    Beverly


  3. The Bob's Red Mill Homemade Wonderful Gluten free bread mix works for me if I use 1/4 cup less milk than the suggested amount. I use the 1.5 pound loaf setting and the gluten free cycle if your machine has one. It also comes out fine in the regular white bread cycle, tho. The extra kneading won't hurt your finished product.

    i also realized that I liked this bread a whole lot more with the crusts cut off! It is my favorite for good old peanut butter and jelly.

    As for the high cost, Amazon has it for about $4.00/package if you buy the case with 4 packages and use the Amazon prime for free shipping.


  4. Glad you enjoyed Jonathan's. Looks like the key is to call ahead of time. I had a mediocre experience last year but hadn't called ahead. Even after I gave the waiter the Triumph dining card and ordered a gluten free lobster casserole with out the bread crumbs, he arrives at the table with a complimentary appetizer from the chef....served on a CRACKER, no less. ( for what it is worth, it looked beautiful!) They must have gotten some education in the past year.

    If you are looking for other gluten free dining experiences in Ogunquit, try the Oarweed in Perkins Cove. They definitely get it and the view is spectacular.

    The largest gluten free menu in Ogunquit this past summer was at Julie's Ristorante,

    396 Main St. Tel. 207-641-2522. I can't even recall what I had, but it was nice to be able to get everyone's take out dinner at the same spot and it is close to everything in town. Delivery is also an option. If you are looking to surprise a loved one on your vacation, they offer gift baskets as well.

    I have no affiliation with any of these businesses. I just love Ogunquit, too!


  5. Goldbaum's gluten free sugar cones are delicious. Can't believe I stumbled upon them in the Demoulas' Market Basket for only $2.50. They taste and look just like the regular gluten sugar cones. I don't know if they are widely available. I purchased them in the North Andover, MA store today. This Market Basket seemed to have a wide variety of gluten free products compared to my usual store. The whole line of Bell and Evans chicken products were there, as well as an incredible array of Bob's Red Mill products.


  6. Here is another recipe to try from Celiac Mommy's blog:

    RED LOBSTER STYLE CHEDDAR BISCUITS

    1/2 C butter, melted

    2 C Pamela's Baking Mix

    2/3 C buttermilk

    1/2 - 1 C sharp cheddar cheese OR grated parmesan cheese

    1 clove chopped garlic or garlic powder to taste

    MIX ALL INGREDIENTS IN BOWL. FORM DROP BISCUITS LIKE GOLF BALLS IN YOUR HAND (OR SLIGHTLY LARGER). BAKE FOR 10-12 MINUTES AT 350 DEGREES OR UNTIL THEY START TO BROWN.

    these will freeze well and can be reheated one at time, if there are any left over! These remind me of Chebe bread and are great for dunking in stews and soups.


  7. Matt,

    Do you like to cook? I forgot to mention I went crazy last year looking for cones. I think another poster on this forum mentioned making your own cones with a Pizzelle maker. I can send you the recipe if you like. I found the pizzelle maker on line at Amazon. It takes some practice but worked out well and it only takes a few ingredients.

    Bev


  8. Wow! Have any of you guys tried Aneillo's gluten-free cafe? I've been wanting to but still gun-shy.. Right now I've been mysteriously glutened, so it won't be in the near future but I'm SO glad it's there! What ice creams do you eat? (Hope I'm not hijacking the thread-don't mean to...)

    lisa

    Lisa,

    Anello's is a celiac's dream! Everything is safe to eat. We enjoyed the sandwiches on asiago rolls and the desserts...too numerous to mention. You owe it to yourself to stop in when you are feeling better.

    Most ice creams are safe (with the exception of things like cookie dough)...I stick with the brands that have the fewest ingredients...Breyers for example. There are many safe ice creams out there, but I always read the label.

    Bev


  9. I am trying to find gluten-free ice cream cones. I found some online, but with shipping included, they would be ridiculously expensive. Does anyone know of any stores in Maine, New Hampshire, or New Brunswick that would carry them?

    Thanks!

    Matt

    Matt,

    I am sure I saw the ice cream cones mentioned in the previous post at the health food store on Congress St in Portsmouth, NH near Tracy Anello's gluten free cafe.

    Bev


  10. For those in Massachusetts who have enjoyed the seafood at Woodman's of Essex, I wanted to share the news that they have expanded to Litchfield, NH as part of Mel's Funway. They have taken over the restaurant portion and will be providing all the usual fried clams, scallops etc still GLUTEN FREE. I was told they would not have lobster at this location on a consistent basis.

    I stumbled on this while taking my daughter out for an icecream at Mel's, which is on Rt. 3A in southern NH for those who enjoy seafood and don't want to travel to the coast.


  11. I recently had a gluten-free pizza at a restaurant in Mass that uses the Against The Grain crusts for their pizaa. It was AMAZING. The Against The Grain crusts are quite expensive however, and basically they're just Chebe, same ingredients. I intend to try chebe pizza pretty soon, once I get a pizza stone. It's the best 'normal' pizza I've had. I got the one with Applegate Farms turkey sausage, boy thats some good pizza sausage!

    I know you posted this some time ago, but would you mind mentioning which restaurant where you enjoyed the pizza using the Against the Grain crust? I am from So. NH and work in MA. It's good to know where the mainstream places are that serve gluten-free pizza, other than Uno's. I've seen the pre-made crusts in my local health food store, but usually prepare my own at home.

    Thanks.

    Bev


  12. Does anyone know if Hunt's Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce is gluten free? I cook it with my own ground beef and seasonings that I know are safe. I sure miss it....

    Thanks for your help,

    Wenmin

    Yes, it is gluten free. I use this often as a staple in my pantry for busy weeknights. Tastes great over Against the Grain rolls.

    Bev


  13. I just made this recipe today:

    http://www.recipezaar.com/Gluten-Free-Mult...le-Bread-217139

    because I heard that it was really good and low and behold the bread fell as soon as I took it out of the oven! :( Have any of you experienced this? What did you do wrong and how did you fix it? I've heard that it's everything from too much liquid in a recipe, to too much rising time..

    I make this bread often (a version of Laurie150 on recipezaar.com). If you add 1/2 cup of any gluten-free flour (brown rice, sorghum, garfava, teff, amaranth) it should not fall.


  14. Nicole,

    Like you, when I was off the Pill I had very irregular periods. After a year of trying to conceive without luck, I tried an over the counter ovulation predictor kit. I was stunned to find out that I did not ovulate any where near where I thought I was. I also had a history of PCOS but at the time I had no idea about the Celiac portion of the story.

    Long story short, my son will be 17 this summer...conception was easy once I knew what I was looking for!

    Best of luck.

    Beverly


  15. Would like to get an idea of those that would be interested in starting a support group in the area for surrounding towns? Chelmsford, Westford, Lowell, Billerica, Bedford, Nashua and so many more ......

    All ideas and suggestions would also be helpful for creating and running such a group.

    How to get printed information donated, centralized meeting place that would be free to use, special speakers, maybe cooking/baking classes....

    So many questions not yet thought of.

    I'm new to my own personal experience, but have watched and listened to my mother and what she goes thru for the past 17 years. I'm just glad to have found out early, she unfortunately had progressed quite far before being diagonsed. Even now - the slightest thing affects her, she is also lactose intolerant.

    Hi,

    My name is Bev and I would also be interested in forming a new support group. I am located in Manchester NH, but travel to MA for work. Have heard other support groups are useful for sharing resources (ie: the multitude of cook books and references that are important during those first few months) and for being able to buy in bulk to offset the costs of some of the gluten free items.


  16. I have had my fill of the store bought gluten free breads, either they have to be frozen or always toasted. I just want to eat an nice soft piece of bread or a nice sandwhich for a change. Oh yeah not to mention having to pay $6 and up for one loaf.

    I am looking for a varley easy recipe since I am new to baking gluten free

    I have a flour mix that has these flours in it

    6 c rice flour

    2 c potato starch

    1 c tapioca flour

    Would that work for the flour blend for bread?

    Any help would be very helpful

    Chrissy,

    I just made Gluten Free Mommy's Whole Beer Gluten Free Bread recipe and it came out fantastic and exactly as pictured on her blog. Her recipe would be easily dairy free if you substituted canola or olive oil for the butter. She gives lots of substitutions and I used a couple of my own with success. This is a delicious sandwich bread worth trying.

    Bev


  17. Just an FYI that I am currently shopping for health insurance. I was sortof diagnosed with celiac's 18 months ago, my testing was all negative, but gluten-free diet has changed my life. I reported to the health insurance company that I had been tested (had to divulge the upper GI) and that I had celiacs, even though the medical tests were negative. Big mistake. I was denied coverage. Denied. I am now appealing the denial.

    I just want people to know that this can happen

    If I understand you correctly, you were shopping for health insurance and provided a diagnosis that you gave yourself and were subsequently denied coverage? Can I ask what company you were trying to purchase a health insurance policy from? Is there any reason why you cannot obtain health insurance through an employer? Aside from stating the obvious, choosing a job which will provide you with health coverage "no questions asked" is a good reason to do a job you might otherwise not be interested in. Not that there are alot of costs associated with Celiac disease from a testing or hospitalization stand point.

    I am concerned that you basically "self-sabotaged' your application for insurance. Thankfully, there are many companies who offer health insurance and you will find one that will cover you.

    I think the lesson here is to only offer what information is actually asked for or that they could discover themselves by calling your md.

    I encourage you to call your doctor's office and ask point blank if celiac disease is on your chart. Remember also, if you have other co-morbidities, that will also impact their decision about whether to offer you coverage at a reasonable rate. Good for you for taking the next step and filing an appeal. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

    To illustrate my point,I have a friend who was asked on an application if she had any specific health issues (including cancer) with in the last 5 years. Since her leukemia had been treated successfully more than 10 years prior to her application, she truthfully answered NO. she got the coverage. Only answer what they ask you, ok?

    In case you are wondering, I am an RN who has worked in the insurance industry.


  18. We want to make gluten-free pitzels. Anyone do this before?

    We have a few gluten recipes, but not quite sure how to modify for gluten-free.

    Here is a recipe:

    6 eggs

    4 c. flour

    1 1/3 c. sugar

    4 tsp. baking powder

    1 c. Wesson oil

    1 oz. Anise extract

    I'd probably just use Bob's Red Mill all-purpose. I'd like to use a ready-made flour blend, but if anyone has done it with a home-made blend, I'm all for it.

    Do you think Pamela's would work?

    Try this recipe from the maker of a waffle cone machine:

    1 whole egg

    1 egg white

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    2/3 cup white rice flour or sorghum flour

    1/2 cup sugar

    1 teaspoon of vanilla

    No Xanthan gum needed. I have made these with my daughter as waffle cones and they were quite tasty. You could substitute the anise extract for the vanilla to get the italian cookie flavor.

    Would love to hear how they turn out.


  19. In one of my gluten-free recipe books they say to use garfava bean flour in breads. I know Authentic Foods carries it, but I also know that Bob's Red Mill carries a flour mixture of Garbanzo bean and Fava bean. Would the Bob's Red Mill mix work as well as the Garfava flour?

    Bob's Red Mill Garfava flour is a favorite of mine to use in breads and pizza crusts.

    If you are in the mood for home made bread, check out the recipezaar site for gluten free flax bread. It is number 190906.

    Carol Fenster has a pizza crust recipe on her web site the savory palate that has garfava flour.

    I think the recipe is also on the Bob's Red Mill site. I highly recommend it for home made pizza.


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    WOW, I wish I was dating a Celiac llike me (or married to one)! This kind of situation would make life SO MUCH EASIER for Girls Like Me, rather than beng with some slob who drinks BEER or SCOTCH every day! (Been There, Done That.)

    I now point-blank tell guys that if they want to date me, kiss me, and/or get all silly & romantic with me physically, then they CANNOT drink beer or grain-based alcohol when we are together. I am DEAD SERIOUS about this, too! They can drink all of the wine, tequila and potato-based vodka they want (like the fabulous "CHOPIN" vodka, which is both potato-based AND organic), but nothing else, otherwise they will make me have a gluten reaction.

    I simply will not make out with or have sex with a man that will cause me to have a gluten reaction, due to what HE consumes and retains in his body.....

    I am totally allergic to men that drink beer, scotch, and any other grain-based alcohol (adult beverages). Celiac girls (like me) ESPECIALLY cannot even tolerate exposure to the semen from guys like this either, which I will explain more about after you continue reading this......

    No kidding, I finally discovered this after YEARS of trying to figure out WHY I STILL had DH all over my face and these outrageous rashes all over my body while dating/being with macho beer & scotch drinkers.

    My discovery happened because my (former) live-in/out boyfriend of 10 years was drinking beer and/or scotch daily.

    Here's how it works for me..... this may not be the same for everyone, but still, I would like you to consider this as a possibility for you if you have celiac problems and date a man or woman who drinks beer and grain alcohol beverages on a regular basis.....

    If I make out with a guy, or get all physically silly & romantic with a man who has been drinking beer or grain-based booze, I will later on (usually within 24-72 hours later) break out in a weird splotchy rash on my arms, legs and torso, AND get all kinds of quasi-DH eruptions all over my face.

    Believe me, this took YEARS to finally figure this situation out.

    I am a seriously CAREFUL celiac, and do not make mistakes when it comes to any exposure to gluten that I would be personally responsible for.

    Still, I kept having gluten skin problems for many years while I was dating a fellow who drank beer daily.....

    It just NEVER occurred to me that being with someone- as in romantically- who indulges in gluten products will also cause ME to have a "reaction."

    Without going into personal details that would make you blush, I will now state that I "know a girl" who is also a Celiac, and "she" gets a "problem" from her sex life when she is exposed to the semen of a man that drinks beer and/or grain alcohol. This girl will experience PIV (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease), along with horrible cystitis, if she has sexual relations with a man that drinks beer/grain alcohol liquids.

    OK, this is just me, but all of you other girls & guys out there...... consider this as a possibility if you do not feel well, and your partner is guzzling beer or grain alcohol.

    I would NOT waste my time writing this message to the general public unless I was mega-serious in sharing this information with Celiacs Like Us.

    The prevention of gluten exposure is a pain in the @ss to regulate, and I want to help ease the pain we all suffer by asking you to consider that those around you may be a possible gluten exposure factor in your life.....

    CONCLUSION: you may be doing the Right Thing, but is your spouse/significant other also doing the same?

    So far, I have met only ONE man who has agreed to my "No Gluten" dating & dietary laws, and he is a precious, adorable nerdy IT guy who also believes in organic foods. I am lucky, I guess. He acts like he is GOMEZ ADDAMS when he is with me, so I have no reason to complain, I guess.....

    Ruth Ellenor Whitty

    Houston, TEXAS

    Ruth,

    Glad to hear you have found someone who treats you well after so many years with your former boyfriend. For those who may still be with someone who drinks daily...a word to the wise...they are alcoholics and you should spare yourself the pain. Remove yourself from the situation until they have their drinking under control. No one needs to drink daily. This is a form of self medication.

    For the record, I am a celiac with O positive blood type.

    Happy Holidays!