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  1. I've heard that at Arby's you can order the meat, without a bun. Supposedly they put it in a plastic container for you. But I don't know this for sure, as I haven't ordered anything from there for myself since before I went gluten free.

    A couple of items I don't have problems w/ at our mall's food court: (I am not very sensitive to cc)

    Drinks from Orange Juilous and A& W (as well as other drinks).

    French fries & fry sauce from the great steak and potato company (I asked the manager once about other items, he told me the other sides & salads also do not contain wheat/ gluten-- the only thing that does is their sandwhiches (obviously)- but the only item of theirs that I have tried so far is the fries and fry sauce).

    One place we do like to go for snacks is the Target snack bar. They have popcorn, nachos, the hot dog with no bun, chips, fries (they're baked), fresh fruit, smoothies, and even string cheese. Daughter even eats the salads there. They do contain croutons which are prepacked and sitting on the salad. Might not be safe for everyone but never caused her a problem.

    I never knew the target snack bar had things like that I could eat. I've enver eaten there, so had no idea what they have, other than ice cream cones & the oh so yummy smelling popcorn (which now I know I can eat! Thank you!) will have to give them a try sometime!

  2. Well, it's not breakfast time. But can I just say how wonderful Chocolate Chex Cereal is? I'm eating some now for my snack, it's so good. Thank you Chex Company!!!!! :P

    Agreed!!! all of the gluten-free Chex flavors-- especially the Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Honey Nut-- are all regulars at my house for breakfast, snack, or dessert (and yes, sometimes dinner, too!!)

    in fact, that's what I had for breakfast this morning... Honey Nut & Cinnamon Chex & 1/2 banana, w/ milk; and a yogurt. :)

  3. just saw this thread.... I, too, have FM issues.

    Yes, sometimes a FM reaction doesn't occur until the next day. That usually when it's the worst for me!! For me, gassy in the morning means I ate something the day before that gives me problems.

    reactions can occur within a few hours, or take as long as 3 days to occur.

    Larabars cause me problems, too-- but not bad enough that I won't eat them once in a great while! :)

    Hope that helps a little bit!

  4. yogurt, and piece of Rudi's cinnamon raisin bread, toasted, w/ margarine.

    Corn Chex with apple juice instead of milk

    Good idea, thanks, hadn't thought of doing that

    That is a good idea--- I'll have to try it sometime

    (just plain ole milk gets boring after a while!)

    Elana's Chocolate Chip scones (stones according to my 5 year old or cookies according to my almost 2 year old cookie monster:))

    lol, that's cute!

  5. finally got a chance to weigh myself yesterday--247.4-- much as I hate that #(it means I've regained 40 lbs, give or take!! (I'm tall, my goal weight is 182, higest known weight was about 289, lowest weight since starting to loose weight 5 years ago was about 209)--- I'm happy with it b/c honestly, I thought it would be in th 250's, or even 260. Now I just gotta get it going back down, instead of up!

    HAven't had much energy lately, but I have been able to do some light exercise 3 days this week. hoping I can go out for a walk this evening.

  6. thankfully, my stress level has gone back to 'normal', well at least at the moment it has. But I had a cold for a week, and been dealing with allergies. and have been busy trying to get things taken care of that need to be done.

    Last Monday, I was finally able to get back to the gym.... for the first time in like 2 months, it seems like! I just did 20 mins on the bike.

    i hope to be able to get back into working out again, and working back up to where I was on the C25K, but I don't know if that will happen... we'll have to see.

  7. your rash looks like the one I used to get (except mine was never itchy)every spring-April-May (I thought it was from sudden increased sun exposure) before I went gluten free a year ago. The only time I got that rash this summer.... late June, after weeks of plenty of sun exposure.... yep, I glutened myself!!

    The rash I had on my hands pretty much year round... in the last couple weeks I have been paying attention to my iodine intake, and that rash has cleared up!

  8. Don't know how much i would be able to do, but i would love to join in/ follow along!!

    This month 5 years ago(man, I can't believe it's been that long!), I weighed about 289 lbs... for me, that is 107 lbs over weight (I'm tall, my goal weight is 182). I started the South Beach Diet. Yes, i started my weight loss journey right before the holidays, and I remember someone asking me why I wanted to start then? My answer was why not? why wait?? My for weight loss was slow, but I did alright. I got down as low as 209 or so.

    And then two years ago i started figuring out I had food intolerances- my figuring out my gluten issues was thanks to looking back over the times I'd done SB p1 (which is no carbs).

    for a while I also couldn't eat acidic foods, thankfully now that seems to be getting better.... but I'm so used to it, I'm a little scared to eat them often.

    Then a year ago I firgure out my fructose issues... things like apples, carrots, honey, brown rice, and other things give me problems. And I am sure there are others, esp. fruits & veggies :( that I haven't been willing to try. Due to not being able to eat many vegetables & fruits, I could no longer follow the South Beach plan :(.... I have tried my best to follow some of it's principles, but i feel like I've slowly gotten away from them. And I have gained back probably at least 40 lbs :( (haven't weight myself recently.)

    My fructose issues do seem to be getting better (thank heavens I figured out my gluten issues, and my gut is healing!!), and eventaully I hope to be able to get back on the SB plan, but for now, I will keep doing what I can, and look forward to daily encouragement/ reminders (by reading you all's posts)!

    five years ago, i was willing and able to start a diet right before the holidays. Now....uh.... ugh...I know I NEED to do this.... for my health.... but I don't have the motiviation I would like to have.

    and it doesn't help that so many gluten-free recipes--- especailly holiday recipes.... have sugar in them :(

    Anywho, I look forward to hangin' with you all, if that's all right! :)

  9. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try them. My attempts to bake (and I LOVE to bake - was a home ec major) have had dismal results. Not only do I have to be gluten free, but also casein and egg free. The texture of my baked goods, so far, leaves a lot to be desired. But, I'll keep trying. Thanks, again. :D

    I can't remember if the items/ recipes I suggested are both casein and egg free-- I'd have to look. But if they are, or can be adapted to be, they should work for you. I, too have struggled with gluten-free baking (and I don't have the limitations you do), and the cornbread i've made is one of the few things that has seemed to turn out well!

  10. Well, you're in luck! gluten-free mozzarella sticks and onion rings are easy to make and just as delicious. I know what you mean about soft pretzels, potstickers and fried chicken, though. Fried chicken can still be nearly as good, though.

    i know :):D . But being a spousal caregiver living on a fixed income, i don't always have the time, energy, or means to do things like this. And the times that I attempted onion rings or fried chicken pre- gluten-free didn't come out too well. Plus, the OP was a chef asking for ideas of things to make gluten-free in a restruant- type setting, i was also thinking of things I miss being able to have the option of getting on the few times I am able to go out to eat. :D

    Here's another one--- chicken (or other flavor) pot pie.

  11. What do I miss most?

    - Really good bread, still warm with a crisp, chewy crust and soft middle.

    - Pizza and pizza "bones" (the outer crust that people sometimes don't eat!! )

    - flaky biscuits

    - cornbread

    - brownies

    I have to quit. This is torture!!!!!

    Oh, boy, do I hear ya about the pizza 'bones'!!

    as far as cornbread.... Gluten Free Pantry and Bob's Red Mill both have pretty good cornbread mixes. i used both of those last year over the holidays, and my cornbread loving- husband couldn't tell they were gluten-free!

  12. Our local church cannery has apples and pears for a really good price, so I am hoping to get some today to can... this will be my first time canning anything.... even went out and bought the Mason Jars earlier this week, as I didn't have any.

    My only question is this: does anyone know of a website I can go to that has a tutorial for canning apples or pears, that they could share with me?

    I know of one that has a tutorial for canning peaches, would that be close enough?

    (I will share that website later, I don't have the link to it at the moment!)

  13. Husband and I both were tested. I don't have my numbers (but have requested them)but they say I'm negative. I'm usually fine with stomach issues unless I get stressed and then I suffer from bloating and gas. My husband was diagnosed with hypothyroidsim about 10 years ago. He's had constipation issues the past 5-6 years and eats Activia daily which helps. When he requested to be tested for Celiac the PA said he couldn't have it because he's had colonoscopys and they haven't mentioned Celiac. We received his lab results today in the mail. All it reports is "IgA=149 normal range 70-400. This means no Celiac".

    So what does this all mean? Should we pursue more testing for my husband or myself? My kids pediatrician seems to know more about Celiac than either of the Physician Assistants that we saw. (We LOVE our pediatrician, she apologized for not testing my son earlier, but we chalked it up to the thinness in our family, concerta and his picky eating)


    I hope your husband's PA realizes that in general, Celiac isn't found via Colonoscopy!!

    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 8 1/2 years ago... had had symptoms for about a year before I was diagnosed. I, too had constipation. Had to take a fiber supplement daily. I have been gluten- free one year and two months now, and in these last two months, my constipation issues have improved greatly, with the help of gluten- free yogurt (NOT Activia). I can count on one hand how many times I've had to take a fiber supplement in the last two months!