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    Diagnosed 3/3/2010. Well & loving life with partner of 20 years and 4 furkids.
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  1. I do agree with your statements Colleen. However, I am sitting here thinking this down. If my partner was diabetic I would support that by not bringing stuff into the house and get my fix elsewhere which it does sound like the posters husband does to some degree. What bothers me is that she indicates that the home is extremely small which makes it doubly difficult to cook, let alone keep g.f. After living in an r.v. for 8 (loooong!) months I can totally understand. Keeping a small space "safe" is so difficult, especially when you are newly diagnosed. And I really stress the especially in the beginning part. Also the husband is eating away from home a great deal and they have a young child. The little one is missing out on the whole family meal time experience. Possibly husband could compromise some, eat at home with the family and then gluten fix his lunches out. Idk. Just my thoughts and each household has to work out what best works for them. Gluten free and shared are both very doable, I just look at the stress levels for the new diagnosed.

  2. I guess I am wondering why your husband feels the need to have gluten in your home.  And why can't he eat the same things as you at home?  A nice healthy gluten free meal that would suit a guy as well could be baked chicken with a mustard sauce (no gluten there!), some roasted sweet potato and a veggie.  Most spaghetti sauces are gluten free and he probably won't notice if you made gluten free pasta, not by the time all that sauce is dumped on top!   Seriously, this is not something that is going to heal/go away.  You have this disease all your life and if affects both of you!  


    I have had a mixed kitchen, although it was huge which made it much easier.  Time has a way of healing and changing things.  I have been doing this for five years and all of the changes over to a 100% gluten free home did not happen over night.  Friends and family rolled their eyes at me in the beginning.  Gluten in the home flew around like wild fire and I was constantly stressed over it.  Take a deep breath, ask him how he feels about joinging you on this new meal plan and slowly make the changes!

  3. We are  a 100% gluten free home.  My partner was recently diagnosed gluten intolerant so that makes it easier, however we did go 100% at home some time back and she got her fix when we dined out.  We recently moved and have a ton of company this summer, mostly grandkids.  It has cost us more (and killed the budget) but we have provide all food consumed in our home.  That way we know there will be no issues.  Since I cook mostly veggies & meat the only added expense (gulp) was g,f. bread for kid's sandwiches.  Anyone that wants to visit gets the same thing.....No gluten!!  No, I do not have a safe place where you can put it.  No, you may not bring it in the house.  Period.  


    As for family/friend events.....it depends on the event.  I take something or eat first and stick to drinks at the event. 

  4. Cap, there are several threads here about Omission Beer. Do a search and you'll see that a bunch of people here tried it and got sick. And then there is this: http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/GlutenFreeAlcohol/a/Is-Gluten-Removed-Beer-Safe.htm


    Don't take the chance. There are other gluten-free beers that taste better anyway.

    .Thank you I was only replying to the poster. And, as I stated, my gluten intolerant friends can tolerate it but I would think those who are sensitive would have a problem.

  5. Here in Oregon we have a beer called Omission. It is barley based but has been highly processed to remove the harmful gluten. I have no idea how they do it but after processing it falls within the considered "safe" zone for gluten. My gluten intolerant partner and two gluten intolerant friends all drink it, love it and have had not issues with it. I, who am celiac, have not had it but then I have never liked beer of any kind. If I liked it, would I try it? Not sure. That said, I would think that a highly sensitive person might have problems but technically it is considered "safe".

  6. Zydeco Kitchen in downtown Bend, Oregon is awesome and yes, Hoos, one of the owners is celiac. The Athletic Club restaurant in Bend is also owned by Zydeco and is gluten free. And my favorite "fast food" place is in Bend, Orgeon called Spork. Almost everything there is g.f. Tell them you are celiac and they are over the top careful. Don't want to confess how many times we have eaten there and I have never had an issue. Also most of their ingredients are organic/local.

  7. We recently moved and various family members are due to visit this summer.  The first group was just   here for over a week, my adopted daughter and her children (9, 15, 17, 18).  We provided all the food and the only problem was there was the expense of all the g.f. bread they consumed!  I did buy separate mayo & mustard for them as we had regular hot dog buns one evening and no one had a problem with keeping the buns outside by the campfire ring. (G.F. hot dog buns for teenage boys with hollow legs are waaaay to expensive)     Next morning the kids were making tuna sandwiches for our picnic lunch when the oldest remembered that they couldn't use the "group" mayo for my tuna.  All four kids came to a halt as they pondered over the dilemma.  What an awesome group of kids.  They dashed for a fresh can of tuna, my special mayo and fresh fork for my fixings!   They wrote my name on the baggie so there would be no mistakes.  Even the 9 yr old "got" it.    I love my family!!!  Thanks for letting me brag a bit.

  8. Although some grains (rice, quinoa etc) are allowed on the celiac diet I, personally, would avoid them and all processed foods, as much as possible, for a few months.  Load up on good cooked veggies, meats (baked chicken, fish....) and fruits.  Even skip the nuts.  Newly diagnosed, your gut is still raw and needs time to heal.  Grains can be hard to digest and can slow down the healing process.  Processed foods (and gluten free breads etc are no exception) are loaded with ingredients that, while safe for celiacs, are not good for us.   Skip corn when you can as it can be really hard to digest.  A handful of popcorn sent me into glutened like symptoms for a week.  Very hard to digest.  Dairy products can cause gluten-type symptons as a lot of celiacs are also lactose intolerant, which in time may pass.   I know it seems over the top but it will help you heal faster.  Then, slowly, slowly reintroduce other foods if you want.   

    Also.... not all gluten free processed foods are ok for your particular self. They might be fine for someone else, but not you.  Case in point.....  We have a piece of Udi's g.f. bread now and then with no gut issues.  We found a new brand in the store and tried it.  omg!  We were both in tummy pain.  I reread the ingredients and this certain brand had bamboo fiber in it.  I checked it out and although bamboo fiber is certainly gluten free it is processed and used as a thickener, not something that digests.  The goats ate that loaf of bread!