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About bridgetm

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  1. I do consider it very seriously, that's how I got to this site years ago. The wheat vs barley reactions puzzled me though based on what I read when I first experienced symptoms. But what you said about immune fluctuations and form/varieties...
  2. I expected a reply like this so I feel I should add: I do not take gluten intolerance or celiac disease lightly. It took two years to get a diagnosis for a myriad of gut symptoms, but that 'diagnosis' was more of a agreement to disagree...
  3. Hi all. These forums were incredibly helpful 10 years ago when I was discovering a gluten intolerance. I tested negative for celiac, but had already cut gluten from my diet 2 months prior to testing so the docs agreed to call it intolerance...
  4. Instant as in potato flakes? Some brands add milk. Ask the person who made them what kind it was? When buying instant potatoes yourself, compare brands and take the one with the fewest ingredients. Some contain just potatoes and a few preservatives...
  5. I wasn't able to contact Udi's until today, but I agree about their unmatched customer service -- I received an email from customer service within an hour. Dear Bridget, Thank you so much for your interest and support in Udi
  6. Thank you for all your replies! This loaf is going in the garbage. It's always past its peak within a week anyway; if there's any left after that I usually nuke it for a bit to soften it up and then use it for french toast or something...
  7. I don't usually have a reason to check the expiration dates on my gluten-free bread because I never have it long enough to worry. But I've been cutting back and I have a 2-week old loaf of Udi's that's moved between the fridge and freezer...
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    This is the first I've heard of any black coffee containing gluten, but some instant flavored coffees do contain wheat, for example some flavors in the Maxwell House International tins. Whenever I buy anything flavored, I just make sure...
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    Anything that processed shouldn't be marketed as 'edible.' With that said, I had a problem with the fries last year. I didn't have the full-on glutening symptoms - just a nasty stomach ache and I couldn't even think about food for a day...
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    Xcel Energy Center St. Paul

    Side note: I just checked with the Liffey, an Irish pub in St. Paul across from the X. They have a full gluten-free menu including Bard's beer.
  11. I have tickets to see a Wild game with my family next month and am wondering if anyone knows of gluten-free food or beer offered there? I know Target Field and the Twins take good care of us, but I can't find anything about the X. We taking...
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    Sarcasm About Celiac

    I really don't understand why people can't look at it like other serious allergies. Peanuts get a lot of attention; everyone instantly puts away anything containing peanuts with little or no complaint when asked to by someone with a serious...
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    Sarcasm About Celiac

    One of my roommates has celiac in her family and is likely celiac herself, but she gives me the most trouble of any of my friends. She talks about going gluten-free like you would about not drinking soda or avoiding sweets. Every time I...
  14. I'll look into those. I just always liked being able to keep a bottle in the fridge on stand-by. But I guess I could handle scooping and shaking on occasion Thanks for your reply
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    Beer ?

    I like the New Grist. If you were a fan of Leinie's before pre-gluten-free, this is probably as close as you'll come to a similar product. I used to buy Red Bridge because it was the cheapest on the shelves of the stores in my hometown,...