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  1. missmellie

    Newly Diagnosed But Not New To Celiac

    Hi, tannilisa. Most likely you are reacting to something else, in addition to the gluten. Many of us react to dairy and soy, and there are lots of other possibilities. Some people find it helpful to keep a food diary so they have a record...
  2. You won't need to ask them to use it. It is standard procedure to use dye in the examination process. :-)
  3. The only thing I can for sure is you're not the only one. I have experienced the same thing and have had multiple tests to find the cause. They finally said "well, some people just have little amounts of blood in their urine and we don...
  4. Before going gluten-free (and dairy, soy, egg, etc. free), I was a "from scratch" baker: cakes, cookies, biscuits, pancakes, quick breads, you name it, for a large family. None of it lasted long, 'cause it was gobbled down. Now, I live...
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    Yes, Clamarie. Please do pass along that applesauce cake recipe. And, thanks for your advice. I will give it a try. Edible pancakes would be a good place to start. I happen to love apple cider vinegar, so trying the soda/vinegar combo...
  6. If I understand the OP question, the dye that is used is added AFTER the biopsy specimen has arrived at the lab for processing. Dyes are commonly used to make the variations in the tissue easier to see and as part of the testing process...
  7. These are some great stories!! I've had quite a laugh. Thank you so much for sharing.
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    Please Read :)

    So sorry, I'm not understanding the question. Could you restate it please?
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    Stinky Eggs

    Have you ever tried 2 layers of zip-type bags? When I need to store the rest of a cut onion, I place it in a zip bag, smash out the air, close the bag, and then put that whole thing down inside another bag and zip it closed. This works...
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    Muffins Burning

    A lot depends on the muffin pan itself, the temp of the oven, and where in the oven you place the muffin pan. Please try placing a flat pan (like a cookie sheet) directly under your muffin pan, and place them in the middle of the oven....
  11. Just curious as to why you would want to reintroduce something to your body that you know you are intolerant of?
  12. My favorite ready made, easy to find salad dressing is Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette Lite. Kraft now calls it "Anything dressing". It's very flavorful and has no gluten, soy, dairy or eggs. Good luck with your project.
  13. I totally agree with Sylvia. That cooking time is much too long unless the chicken breasts are huge and frozen solid to begin with.
  14. Thank you for sharing this link. I, too, have multiple allergies/intolerances and I am always interested in recipes that give the cook safe options while presenting new ideas and good taste.
  15. Absolutely check the prices of gluten-free products online!! Like some others have already posted, I also buy from Vitacost and Amazon. Love them both, partially because of the information that is available online that is almost impossible...
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    Stinky Gluten Free Bread

    I can't explain "stinky stuff". But, the ingredients you are using are not wheat flour. Nothing you make from them is going to smell like the aroma of wheat flour bread.
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    The only issues I've had with teas are the ones with added "flavors". For whatever reason, many of them have added soy. I drink quite a variety of teas, but don't recall seeing any with gluten.
  18. Giving up dairy and gluten were both difficult, especially since I also have to avoid eggs and soy. Soy is VERY difficult to avoid, especially when eating out, even harder to avoid than gluten. Like some of the others have said, I miss...
  19. If you have frozen, already cooked, sliced bread, just remove the slices you need and thaw it on the counter, or in the gluten-free toaster, or microwave. If you're making a sandwich that won't be eaten for a while, don't bother to thaw...
  20. Frustrating, isn't it? You do what you think you're supposed to do, but don't start feeling better. So sorry for your troubles. Several questions come to mind. (My job is typing up the results of gastrointestinal biopsies. I am...
  21. My response to soy is very much like the reaction to gluten (typical gastrointestinal response), without any skin reaction though. Dairy affects me the same way. I hope you feel better soon.
  22. It has been my experience that customer service personnel usually respond better to a specific question than to a general one. For example: Does XYX brand sausage contain gluten? In place of: Do you have any gluten-free sausage? Have...
  23. Thanks, AVR. I'm fairly new at adjusting recipes and simply don't like what the gums do.... make things gummy!!! There is such a fine line between "enough to do some good at keeping the goods stuck together" and "YUCK" (this stuff is...
  24. Perhaps the problem is not the drink itself. http://www.wcponline.com/pdf/1002OnTap.pdf http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-08/health/soda.fountain.bacteria_1_soda-coliform-bacteria-ecoli?_s=PM:HEALTH
  25. Good news and bad news. The bad news is you really should get rid of the Tupperware because tiny bits of gluten are probably lurking in all the tiny pits and scratches in the plastic. I personally wouldn't use aluminum even if it was...