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  1. hello Sacgf. I live in cali also and we have the same two diseases...cool! haha

  2. I just came back from Vegas and did lots of research before I went. You can check out my blog for multiple posts: you can find my blog link if you check out my profile. Have a great trip!
  3. For the sugar cookie mix, I highly suggest using gluten free mama sugar cookie mix. :-) Best of luck.
  4. Lifestyle Coach Cindy Swan Says No to Cheating on the gluten-free Diet The Sacramento area chapter of the Celiac Sprue Association, welcomes Cindy Swan, to its September 20, 2009 support group meeting, held at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 2391 St. Marks Way, Sacramento, CA, from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Cindy Swan is a lifestyle coach on staff at the Center for Functional & Integrative Medicine in Cameron Park, California. With over 10 years of experience working with wellness and nutritional issues, she knows first hand the struggles that can accompany gluten and dairy intolerances. She will be lecturing on "The Importance of staying 100% Gluten Free" and answer questions about Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet. Cindy will share with us why is it absolutely essential to remain 100% gluten free for those diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and the consequences of cheating. In addition, she will discuss other dietary concerns and patterns that are important for anyone following a gluten free lifestyle. This will include a discussion of foods that individuals may need to avoid temporarily when first diagnosed, uncovering fact verses fiction regarding packaged gluten free foods, and the right balance of nutrients to prevent or manage the other autoimmune conditions that often accompany celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
  5. Here's a recipe I use from time to time to make taco seasoning from scratch. * 2 teaspoons dehydrated onion * 1 teaspoon chili powder * 1/2 teaspoon cayenne or to taste * 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano * 1 teaspoon salt * 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch * 1 teaspoon instant garlic * 1 teaspoon cumin Mix it all with 1/2 cup of water & add it to a pound of browned beef & simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. I good place to start is urbanspoon. They now have a gluten free section: http://www.urbanspoon.com/tn/6/1/7190/SF-B...rey-restaurants
  7. I'm heading to the Mendocino coast area later this summer and was curious if anyone has had any positive dining experiences in the Mendocino area? I know that the Inn at School House is gluten free aware for their guests but not sure what else is available. Thanks for your help in advance.
  8. Paul Martin's American Bistro advertises itself as being gluten free friendly, so I thought I would try it out. It's located inside a newer plaza across from CarMax in Roseville, CA. Everything is made fresh so they can alter any menu item for you to make it gluten free. I usually am quite skeptical of this, but we tried it out and my husband and I were super disappointed! The service was beyond sluggish and the food was bland as can be. It's a complete waste of money and time so I wanted to make sure you all know. This is of course is only one girls' experience, but it was bad and wanted to forewarn others. To see more details about the meal you're welcome to view my blog post about it and other restaurants I have been to.
  9. I love bionaturae. It's pretty much the only kind of pasta I buy now.
  10. Being gluten intolerant is just part of who she is. I'm in my mid-20's and my husband and I have been together for 7+ yrs, married for 2 months. I have celiac; he does not. For a long time we ate separate meals and there was double the meal prep and double the dishes, but slowly he has converted to being gluten free when we're together. Sure he eats things I can't have when he's out and about, but our house is 99% gluten free. The key is trial and error of finding the right products and the right recipes. I know going out for dinner or family gatherings can be difficult, but it gets easier with time, and others' being aware and accepting of the gluten free lifestyle. There are more and more places offering gluten free menus, and more and more gluten free convenient foods being offered to help easy the problems you speak of. By being with someone who is gluten free you too must become an advocate of the gluten free lifestyle, sharing what that means with others. That's the only way it becomes easier. Good luck.
  11. I'm not sure where you're coming from or how long you're going to be in this area, but if you can I would suggest making a day trip to Sacramento. You could check out Old Town Sac which has a lot of great shops, and then hit the Gluten Free Specialty, an all gluten-free market at 2612 J Street. They have about 1,500-2,000 gluten-free products, and some are also egg, dairy, and/or corn free. As for restaurants, here's some links to gluten-free places in the bay area: http://www.urbanspoon.com/t/6/1/SF-Bay/Glu...dly-restaurants. http://surefoodsliving.com/2009/03/13/eati...cisco-bay-area/ I would highly recommended Amici's Pizzeria, if you've been craving gluten-free pizza.
  12. What kind of items do they have on the menu? A wide selection? Did you get sick at all or where they super careful? Please share whatever you can about your dining experience at Lemon Grass. Thanks
  13. You can't always believe the adds on craigslist; they try to offer a deal to get you to come check it out and that deal has magically disappeared when you mention it to them. Natomas is near downtown without the downtown living. There are a few decent complexes, including Medici, but an apartment will run you around $900+. Midtown and East Sacramento are nice and convenient if you work in the downtown area but can get pricey ($1000 +) because of the old Victorians that are around. if you're not super picky and don't care about c h/a or about having a washer dryer you can get a decent place downtown for $700-$800. Good Luck.
  14. I'm so sorry you had a horrible experience. Hopefully your next trip will be a lot more successful.
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