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  1. I went gluten-free, cold turkey 4 years ago. I have been pretty strict about it and if I do happen to eat it I am typically just very tired and groggy the next day. Well, I thought I would give sprouted bread a try. About a couple hours after eating the bread I went to the gym to work-out. I was pretty tired, but wanted to get a work-out in anyway. During the work-out my knees started to hurt. I think the last time I had knee pain was before I went gluten-free, so I was pretty shocked that this was happening. I woke-up the following day with joint pain in my wrist, ankles, and feet and my hands and feet felt swollen, but they didn't look swollen. Could this have been gluten-related? These symptoms are not the reason I even went gluten-free, so I am wondering where all of this came from. My hands are starting to feel a lot lighter and my knees don't hurt nearly as much. All so bizarre!
  2. I am going to be meeting a friend for breakfast in West St. Paul, Mn. She suggested Panera or Perkins. Any gluten-free suggestions at either places OR a restaurant in West St. Paul that may have gluten-free breakfast options?
  3. I will be heading out of the Minneapolis, Mn. airport this week and will be eating dinner there before boarding the plane. Anyone know where I can retrieve information on places at the MSP airport that serve gluten-free food OR know what's available for me to eat? Thanks so much!
  4. A Menards is being built in the small town I live in. I just found out it will have a grocery store. Anyone familar with the grocery store in Menards? Wouldn't it be awesome if they were gluten-free friendly.
  5. My Mom is making BBQ beef for Christmas. Two ingredients I am unsure of... 1. Red Wine Vinegar 2. Liquid Smoke Flavoring Anyone know if these are gluten-free or know a brand that is gluten-free?!
  6. This may be a touchy topic/question, but it's on my mind (since last night). A relative of mine came up to me yesterday during our Thanksgiving get together and shared with me that I should try soaking my food (gluten) in water before cooking it and that may help rid the gluten, since that is how it was done many, many years ago. Now, people are sensitive to gluten left and right (me being one!) because this process is no longer done and things are made so differently these days. I was a bit apprehensive and defensive inside, considering the only people who are the experts are the ones officially on the diet. I still don't believe this technique is right as gluten is unfortunately hidden in some of the weirdest places. Besides how would you water down flour? I would love to hear what others think and how they would respond. I wanted to jump in and voice my opinion with this relative, but I just didn't want to go there.
  7. Does chocolate mousse have gluten in it? A couple days ago my co-worker offered me chocolate mousse. I just assumed it was gluten-free, but I certainly did not feel the greatest afterward. I am not sure what else could've made me feel achy and extremely tired for the next two days, because everything else I ate came straight from my kitchen.
  8. I have been gluten-free since last June. As of the last few months I have been extremely tired, especially in the afternoon and evening. This is not like me. I am beginning to wonder if it has anything to do with the gluten-free diet---less carbs?! Or could it be an iron deficiency? It's bothering me because I dislike being tired during my daytime routine. Thoughts?!
  9. I live in the southwestern part of Minnesota in a small town. I have lived and grown up in the Twin Cities and moved here at the end of the summer. It's been a transition to adapt to small life as it relates to being on a gluten-free diet. You are definitely not alone.
  10. That's what I assumed. Over the Christmas break I ate something at a party and Worcestershire sauce was an ingredient and without even thinking twice I ate it. That explains why I didn't feel the greatest the next few days following the party.
  11. I went on the gluten-free diet last summer before consulting with a doctor. Going gluten-free has been a miracle. I am considering seeing a doctor in the Twin Cities because I can't help but wonder why going gluten-free has changed me in a positive way. Am I really sensitive to gluten? Is it alright if I go to a doctor without gluten in my system?
  12. I have a few Christmas parties I will be attending and I said I would bring an appetizer. Of course, I will take advantage of this and bring something I can eat. Any good and simple holiday appetizer ideas?! I already have devil eggs on the list.
  13. I am so glad I posted this because I was under the impression that BBQ sauce is a no-no. Great to know that "most" are gluten free. Very exciting! I talked with the BBQ beef cooker and she will be letting me know what she puts in it. Thanks.
  14. The holiday parties are upon us and I just got word that at my big family gathering BBQ beef will be the main course---Oh, how sweet! Anyone have another alternative for me, so I can fit slightly in with what the family is eating?! Something similar to the BBQ beef or another main course that will be filling and not look too different from the rest. Happy Holidays!
  15. The holidays are upon us and I am realizing more and more as this is my first Christmas gluten-free, that I am very limited to what I can eat at the Christmas parties. Fortunately, HYVEE grocery store located in Marshall, MN. is providing gluten-free holiday samples and their recipes on Wed. 12/9/09 from 1-6 p.m. (weather permitting of course considering we've got a snow storm coming). Come stop by and be the one to actually taste the samples and snatch their recipes. I am so excited to get my hands on these recipes so I have something to eat at these holiday parties.
  16. Over the Christmas break I will be going to Green Mill for a lunch date. I am looking at their website and do not see a nutrition menu, not that I can see anyway. Anyone been there and had a good experience with their food. I am not looking for a way to ruin my Christmas break, so I hope to have a good experience. : Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc... welcome!
  17. I searched spaghetti squash on this site because a friend of mine tweeted this idea for people who don't want the carbs from real spaghetti pasta, so I thought then it must be naturally gluten free if it's a vegetable. I am so excited to make this!
  18. I totally missed your response way back in late August. I'm sorry! Thanks so, so much for the information. I have come to terms that I may need to just stick with whole foods. I'm o.k. with that. My sister recently sent me a package from the Twin Cities filled with gluten-free bakery goodies. Isn't she the best? I just started shopping at Walmart because I was told all of their name brands will say gluten-free on it if it is. That saves so much hassle when shopping, so Walmart and I are getting friendly. Back in September I checked out HY-VEE website and they had a document specifically for gluten free people and it listed all of their items that were gluten free in their store. Awesome, huh? Even though I miss the wide-range of choices in the Twin Cities, I know I am good hands afterall. Thanks for the information. I am going to contact Katie. Never hurts to get more information to make the process easier.
  19. The pizza is prepackaged before entering Godfather's pizza, so it is made without cross-contamination and then shipped to the store all packaged and ready to bake. I'm sad they don't do that at every Godfathers's. I may need to call the company. I don't believe I have a Jim's pizza here in Minnesota.
  20. Oh! Does anyone know of a delivery or common restaurant that offers gluten free pizza?
  21. Today I found out that Godfather's Pizza carries gluten free pizza. I did some research and it appears that is true. They are becoming more aware of the the seriousness and increase of Celiacs disease. I went to call the Godfather's nearest me and they do not carry it and said they will not be carrying it. I searched for the nearest Godfather's and that one along with quite a few do not carry gluten free pizza. Is this something Godfather's pizza is slowly working towards. I was disappointed.
  22. I found this recipe on another gluten free website. These bars are delicious and so easy to make and it's quick, too! Kelly's Adapted Peanut Butter Bars Recipe 1 16oz. jar natural peanut butter (the kind with peanuts listed as the only ingredient) 2 eggs 2 tsp. baking soda 1 cup honey Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix with an electric hand mixer until blended. I bake mine on an ungreased Pampered Chef stone bar pan for around 15-20 minutes. They should be a beautiful golden brown color when done. I like them plain, but to dress them up for a special gathering, I spread chocolate and peanut butter chips on the top before baking. One time I swirled jam onto the top before baking, but plain is still my favorite. Whip these babies up in no time and enjoy!
  23. It's been a BUSY week. I am heading to the cabin for Labor Day weekend and just realized I need to provide a salad for a family get together. Anyone have an EASY, gluten free (or just no gluten used) salad I could quick mixes up of any kind. I leave this afternoon-YIKES! Thanks!
  24. I just moved to Marshall, MN. from the Twin Cities. I am not finding much luck with gluten-free foods. Anyone from here or live here? I'll make with what I can, but may have to load up on gluten-free food when I'm back in the cities. I'm so disappointed! Any ideas?
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