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Amanda posting in Frugal Celiacs
User: sxeminority
Date: 2010-04-15 11:49
Subject: Long Island Press: Gluten Free: Millions Have Celiac, Few Diagnosed
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Check out this article written by the Long Island Press:

Gluten Free: Millions Have Celiac, Few Diagnosed

It's awesome to see people writing about our cause! Comment and share!
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Amanda posting in Frugal Celiacs
User: sxeminority
Date: 2010-04-10 14:28
Subject: Gluten Free/No Pasta Zucchini Linguine Recipe
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In my office building there is a small Italian restaurant that serves a few "low calorie" dishes. Most of them are also gluten free. When I inquired about "Zuchinni Linguini" I was pleasantly surprised that it contained no pasta whatsoever. Zuchinni's are cut in small strips to mimic long pasta and are simply sauteed in sauce, olive oil, and garlic. I thought I'd share the recipe.

Servings: 3 (can easily be doubled)
Total Cost With Salad: about $9-10
Total Cost Without Salad: <$5

Zuchinni Linguini
4 small-medium zucchinis.
1 can of crushed tomatoes - 28oz
1 small can of tomato sauce - 8oz
Dash of Franks Red Hot Sauce
Italian Spices

Salad (you can make whatever salad you choose, but this is what we made)
1/2 bag mixed lettuce add fresh spinach leaves
1/2 of a tomato
1 cucumber
1 apple
Handful of Broccoli or Bean sprouts
Dressing of your choosing
Parmesan Cheese to taste


1. Prepare Salad. Slice and dice to your liking.

2. Cut Zucchini into thin strips. Do not peel

3. Sautee Zucchini in olive oil and garlic

4. When Zuchinni is half cooked, add both cans of tomatoes. Add your favorite Italian spices and add a few dashes of hot sauce.

5. Simmer for at least 15 minutes so tomato sauce can cook throughly.

6. Make sure zucchini is cooked thoroughly.
7. Serve & Enjoy!

This is an easy and fun dish to make. Gluten Free and delicious. it gives you that "pasta feeling" without actually having Pasta. I know there are gluten free pastas out there but sometimes you just want something different. The dish also heats up well as leftovers. Great to bring to work. Here is a photo of the finished product:


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Regina Terrae posting in Frugal Celiacs
User: reginaterrae
Date: 2009-05-29 07:38
Subject: Question on animal feeds
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Hi, all.  I'm new here -- and not yet tested for celiac, so I haven't stopped eating gluten yet, either, until I can get tested.  But I suspect it, so I'm trying to learn what I can about it in the meantime.  I have a question for you folks, I hope someone here can answer.

I keep chickens in my back yard.  Their feed contains wheat.  It's dusty, I always end up with dusty hands and dust on my clothes after I fill the feeders.  This is organic mash grown and mixed by a local farmer.  I could buy pelleted feed, not organic, with God only knows what binders (the last bag of pellets I bought had an odd smell).  I like using the fresh organic stuff, but I'm not trying to be certified organic or anything, so if getting the dust all over me is going to do me harm I'm willing to get the pellets and wear gloves when I fill the feeders.  The pellets are cheaper, too, of course.

I suppose I could mix my own wheat-free feed, but that seems maybe unnecessarily complicated, for now at least, and anyway -- just because I can't eat gluten doesn't mean they can't.  (I'm assuming that eating the occasional wheat-fed chicken is harmless, LOL -- I am what I eat, but am I what what I eat eats?).

What do you think?  Do any of you keep livestock? 
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a walker of many paths posting in Frugal Celiacs
User: mankycat
Date: 2009-02-10 16:15
Subject: Protein portion control tip
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I read a tip today from the Laptop Lunches booklet that suggested a way to lower amount of proteins (especially meat based proteins) you get per meal, since most Americans tend to get much more protein than we need (and far less veggies, fruits, and grains). Basically this is a trick for better portion control.

Here's what you do.

Base you meals around grains and veggies. View one (or both) of those as the main item and the protein (esp. meat) as a side dish. This would immediately make the portions more appropriate to what nutritionalists recommend.

What tips do you have that you use to maintain a healthy, balanced diet?
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Frugal Celiac posting in Frugal Celiacs
User: frugalceliac
Date: 2008-12-15 14:47
Subject: The One Dollar Diet Project
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I saw a brief interview with Christopher and Kerri of the The One Dollar Diet Project. From there, I though how interesting it might be to read their blog regarding their experiences while living eating only $1 of food each per day. I mean, I love frugality and love food, so why not?

After reading all their entries (fortunately, not long or difficult) and the comments others left them, I've formed my own opinions about the experiment and how Christopher and Kerri handled it (which I might share on one of my blogs and might share here)...

But I want to know your thoughts. If you have the desire and time, go ahead and read it (The One Dollar Diet Project) and post what you think as a comment here. Praises, criticisms, and questions are all fine.

I'm also thinking about how well a similar project would be if not geared towards vegans and is aimed at gluten-free living. I would want to see a much healthier way of handling it, something that might last longer than a month if possible (health-wise), and shows the grocery costs totalled as opposed to just a daily total.

So please share your thoughts. I look forward to reading them.  :-)
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upfromtheashes posting in Frugal Celiacs
User: rebasayre
Date: 2003-03-06 20:10
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I need a new gi that is NOT part of Ohio Gastroenterology. If the GI is in Ohio, and is good, he/she works. I hope to get some good referrals. Thank you so much!
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upfromtheashes posting in Frugal Celiacs
User: rebasayre
Date: 2003-03-04 00:11
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I was diagnosed with refractive celiac disease during my trip to Mayo. Do any of you have refractive celiac? Does anyone have refractive celiac AND diabetes? Any info or encouragement would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!

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upfromtheashes posting in Frugal Celiacs
User: rebasayre
Date: 2008-11-15 09:18
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Anyone out there ever work with Dr. Darlene Kelly at Mayo in MN? I am being admitted there Tuesday and will be working with her. How was she to work with? Any suggestions in good communication with her? Thank you!

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a walker of many paths posting in Frugal Celiacs
User: mankycat
Date: 2008-08-27 13:20
Subject: Reusable produce bags from grocery shopping
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I read this one a crafty article regarding french seams:

An additional use for silk organza bags is to replace plastic bags for your fruits and vegetables when grocery shopping. Just make them big enough to fit the amount you typically buy, They only weigh a little bit more than a plastic bag, but can are washable and reusable many, many times.

Take that a step further and if you shop at a place that allows you to print your own labels, you can weight the vegetables and fruit without the bag to save some extra cash. I do this when I go to Wegmans and save several cents per bag of produce. I also spoke with them about using my own bags to put the produce in for checkout so I can avoid using the plastic bags. What they told me is that if you can see the produce through the bag, then there's no problem. So you can reuse the mesh bags that certain produce comes in (like onions, oranges, limes, and avocados), make clear vinyl bags, crochet bags (but using a stitch that is more net than cloth), or make clear bags out of a very thin but sturdy, transparent cloth. I planned on reusing the mesh bags (and still do), but I like the silk organza route too. (I was actually thinking about making clear vinyl inserts for the reusable cloth grocery bags I have for possibly leaky items like meat.

Also, a side note. JB and I checked out Aldi. It's a grocery store that's much talked about by frugal people. I've looked at one before (I think it was in MD) and wasn't impressed, but thought I'd look again at the one here. Needless to say, I was still unimpressed. If I were not gluten-free, maybe some of the items would be a good purchase, but those are mainly processed stuff. The meats and produce were more expensive than what I find at regular grocery stores. Not really worth it. Even if I didn't have the food allergy, I'd probably find it lacking. Actually, I think when I went to the first one, I wasn't gluten-free yet. Go figure. I find I can get a lot of food for about the same price or less, without coupons, at regular grocery stores.
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To Be Announced posting in Frugal Celiacs
User: synergistica
Date: 2008-07-14 08:36
Subject: Cookies!!!
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Hey all

I've started an IBS/celiac disease blog for sharing recipes and celiac/dietary restrictions friendly restaurants:

It's called Gluten for Punishment

Come on over and share some recipes, or try the cookie recipe I posted!
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