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    ' Well, what I was trying to say is that they only even try to serve/notify potential gluten free customers when THAT ONE chef is in. Don't even try to serve it when she's not. SO let the GFers know when it's safe to come. In the interest...
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    I almost wish that the Olive Gardens that have ONE chef who really gets it would just put up a "Now serving gluten-free." sign on their webpages/storefront when that chef is in so that their capabilities are less in question than their availability...
  3. If you use a lip balm, make sure it's gluten free.
  4. I LOVED that these were one product that I could buy anywhere that actually say "Gluten Free" on the label/boxing. But, I soon realized that my lips would get irritated whenever I used them. Did this happen to anyone else? Or is this...
  5. I do think that using these products is on a personal trial and error basis. You have to consider the following: *How sensitive you are (are you still getting sick while using a certain product every now and then - when there seem...
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    Olive Garden does get abysmal ratings when it comes to gluten free.
  7. After calling Neutrogena, Revlon, L'Oreal, Maybelline, etc. I started to pick up a pattern. Will they put their assurances in WRITING. Many will not. From some companies, I got a positive answer from the call line, and a we cannot comment...
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    Questions On Coping In General

    It IS hard to forget when you don't feel just right. I try to do something fun that does not have to do with food. Something active that can get my mind off any discomfort. Many times, by the time I'm done, I feel better. There is life...
  9. Me: I can't have gluten anymore or I will get sick - so no wheat, rye, or barley. Aunt: Well, you can still have white bread. Me: Nope. It's made from wheat - the flour is just bleached. Aunt: Hmmm. So, you can have self-rising...
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    Hotels.... Safety...

    Is there a hotel or hotel chain that "gets" it yet? I can find the occasional restaurant where I feel safe, valued, and understood. BUT... are there any hotels that are making the leap?
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    When Do You Speak Up?

    seemingly silent... but sometimes, oh, sometimes... silent but deadly So sorry, couldn't resist.
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    Is It Just Me?

    I hope that they find an answer for you. There is such a thing as unresponsive Celiac Disease - I think it's Refractory Disease (or something like that). Joe C (Kid Rock's friend) had that, I think. There is also a DNA test to see...
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    When Do You Speak Up?

    So true. Pot lucks are danger zones because other attendees are not plugged in to CC. My sister-in-law has a child with a severe milk allergy - so she understands. She tries out gluten-free recipes, but acknowledges that her kitchen...
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    When Do You Speak Up?

    It is so hard. A friend offered to make something gluten-free for me for a shower she was having. I just had to confess to her all of the "accomodations" I've had to do in my home kitchen to keep me safe (after trial and sickness,...
  15. Thanks for the info on the bakery. I'm a newly diagnosed Celiac/Colitis, but an old nearly 65 yr old that doesn't understand how to blog. I probably shouldn't order from that bakery as I've gained weight in the past 2 mo. Please be my friend. I need help with this