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2013-06-13 01:47:18 PM
peanut, gluten and lactose intolerant people are all just pansies that need to be culled from the herd
 
2013-06-13 01:48:18 PM
Not so much with the allergies.

My wife, however, is type-1, so I favor two small side dishes (one carb and one uncarb) to just one.
 
2013-06-13 01:48:49 PM
good friend of mine has an actual gluten allergy. have just gotten into cooking for her and man is it a pain...

...but it's a new skill so, can't complain.
 
2013-06-13 01:50:01 PM
If I'm making dinner for a friend and that person has dietary or allergy restrictions, I don't make the food that would bad for them.

If I'm making something for a cookout, picnic, pot luck, etc. I tell everyone "don't eat this is you're a whiny little biatch."
 
2013-06-13 01:50:46 PM
Easy, cook what you want and have them bring their own food.
 
2013-06-13 01:51:02 PM

spidermann: good friend of mine has an actual gluten allergy. have just gotten into cooking for her and man is it a pain...


The things we do for pussy, huh?
 
2013-06-13 01:51:02 PM
My chicken adobo recipe is gluten free if you use the right kind of soy sauce.
 
2013-06-13 01:52:22 PM
I do my best to cook around my friend's dietary allergies and restrictions. I'll almost always make a substitute dish if I can't modify the main thing. I look at it as a challenge and a chance to improve my cooking skills in addition to showing consideration for people I care about.

instead of, you know, b*tching about it.
 
2013-06-13 01:52:44 PM
i have a wheat allergy. there is still a shiatload of stuff i can eat. i'm not a biatch about going over to friends' houses. i will find something to eat without making a stink about it.
 
2013-06-13 01:53:34 PM
No one in my immediate family has any food issues, but a close friend who I often cook with was just diagnosed with celiac disease. It's been an interesting challenge - and fun - to experiment with gluten-free options. There's a lot of good recipes out there. Though I have yet to find a gluten-free bread that doesn't suck.
 
2013-06-13 01:53:45 PM
As someone who entertains often, my strategy for navigating allergies is freezing food. Not every dinner or dinner party is planned -- that's why it is good to learn how long you can freeze things. It also gets you out of the leftovers cycle. If I make a meatloaf, I figure I may as well make two and freeze one. I regularly cook vegetarian dishes so I usually have something in the freezer that could accommodate that need as well...
 
2013-06-13 01:54:17 PM

Aarontology: instead of, you know, b*tching about it.


No one's asking you to b*tch about it.

We're just saying that you should force those peanuts down the throat of that genetic misfire of a friend.
 
2013-06-13 01:55:25 PM
I have a minor shellfish allergy. It means I don't cook shellfish.

It's annoying. I miss shrimp something awful. That was good eating. Ditto scallops. I never really got into lobster- just didn't have much taste for me. I can eat clam chowder with no issues, but a seafood bisque will usually have me throat clearing a lot... the same reaction I get to cats.

Thank God I'm not allergic to peanuts. I love me some peanuts.
 
2013-06-13 01:55:35 PM
Let them bring their own food. It's their allergy, not mine.
 
2013-06-13 01:55:38 PM

Shostie: We're just saying that you should force those peanuts down the throat of that genetic misfire of a friend.


BUT THEN WHO WILL REPAIR MY CAR FOR BEER MONEY?
 
2013-06-13 01:59:39 PM
Processed peanut oil is fine for me, cold-pressed, not so much. I also don't cook with or buy products containing canola as I have an intolerance to it.

When a friend of ours is over for dinner I make certain that I either serve poultry or fish as the main course, or I'll make a pork or beef roast for everyone else and make her something she can eat. She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison).

No shellfish either due to allergies.

No particular recipes, but more on the line of carefully reading labels when shopping.
 
2013-06-13 02:03:25 PM
HaHAha, no.

Fark your feels and self diagnosed crap.

Here's my recipe.

Ants and shiat on a Log

Celery
Peanut Butter, with extra gluten
Raisins
Little pieces of the cheapest bread you can find, that's the shiat.

Spread the PB in a stick of celery. Dot with poison raisins (ants) and bread (shiat).  Feed it to the neighborhood kids to save them from helicoptermitters.
 
2013-06-13 02:10:50 PM

Bathia_Mapes: She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison).


That's one of the strangest things I've heard in the dietary restriction realm.
 
2013-06-13 02:12:26 PM

ahab: Bathia_Mapes: She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison).

That's one of the strangest things I've heard in the dietary restriction realm.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

*adds hot dogs to the logs*
 
2013-06-13 02:13:36 PM

ahab: Bathia_Mapes: She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison).

That's one of the strangest things I've heard in the dietary restriction realm.


Are we sure she's not, like, Jewish?

Because I'm pretty sure Jews can eat that stuff, they just don't want to.
 
2013-06-13 02:23:00 PM

ahab: Bathia_Mapes: She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison).

That's one of the strangest things I've heard in the dietary restriction realm.


Yup. She's had that since she was a small child. At cookouts there are always things she can eat available, such as chicken or turkey hot dogs and burgers. My son goes camping every year with her family and jokes about how she's not allowed to cook the steak they always have the first night. They allowed her to do so the first year and she charred it practically beyond recognition.
 
2013-06-13 02:26:58 PM

Shostie: ahab: Bathia_Mapes: She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison).

That's one of the strangest things I've heard in the dietary restriction realm.

Are we sure she's not, like, Jewish?

Because I'm pretty sure Jews can eat that stuff, they just don't want to.


Nope. She absolutely cannot eat the meats I've listed or she becomes very ill.
 
2013-06-13 02:31:22 PM
Everyone loves my peanut-stuffed fried shrimp with cream sauce.
 
2013-06-13 02:35:21 PM
I regularly get together with three girls for dinner and hanging out. One is a powerlifter, one is gluten sensitive, and one is Paleo. High protein, gluten free, no dairy/sugar/cultivated grains of any kind.

It's retarded.
 
2013-06-13 02:43:04 PM
dice tomatoes and put in a bowl
chop up lettuce and put in a second bowl
put shredded 4 cheese mexican cheese in a third bowl
open salsa jar and put it out
cook a couple of pounds of ground beef and put it in a fourth bowl
put taco shells out

let people make their own meal that may or may not include meat/gluten
 
2013-06-13 02:53:27 PM
Celiac disease (gluten) is nasty, but it is not an allergy.  Many people who are "gluten-free" have no evidence of celiac disease and are just being trendy.

Peanut allergy can be deadly.  For real.  Somewhere around 80% of people who carry a diagnosis of peanut allergy are not peanut allergic.

She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison) -That's really odd.  Does she have alpha-gal sensitivity?

/Board Certified Allergist
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-06-13 03:10:14 PM

mysticcat: Celiac disease (gluten) is nasty, but it is not an allergy.  Many people who are "gluten-free" have no evidence of celiac disease and are just being trendy.

Peanut allergy can be deadly.  For real.  Somewhere around 80% of people who carry a diagnosis of peanut allergy are not peanut allergic.

She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison) -That's really odd.  Does she have alpha-gal sensitivity?

/Board Certified Allergist


Excellent point, thanks for clarifying.
 
2013-06-13 03:17:27 PM

mysticcat: Does she have alpha-gal sensitivity?


I honestly don't know. I just know that she's had this problem with eating meat from hooved animals since she was a young child, and that's years before I met her. I felt it was too nosy for me to go in depth as to the reasons why. She's like me when it comes to reading labels too.

And I do have a legitimate peanut allergy. Have had it since I was 16 years old, so over 40 years of not being able to eat PB&J sanwiches. I miss PB&J sandwiches. :-(
 
2013-06-13 03:20:43 PM
Wow, half the people in here are violating Wheaton's law in a way I have rarely before seen.

I suppose my son bleeding from his intestines because of his milk allergy is just him being a whiny, self obsessed, self diagnosed pansy?
When he was two weeks old?
Was it my imagination that this bleeding occurred, or maybe a practicing physician told me? Hmm?
Anyway.

When making food for people with milk allergies, Smart Balance Light buttery spread has no milk in it. My kid loves it.

Egg allergies: substitute coconut oil for eggs when baking. I often do this anyway, it makes the cakes much more delicious.

And you Wheaton's Law violators need to get a better farking hobby.
 
2013-06-13 03:54:25 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Shostie: ahab: Bathia_Mapes: She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison).

That's one of the strangest things I've heard in the dietary restriction realm.

Are we sure she's not, like, Jewish?

Because I'm pretty sure Jews can eat that stuff, they just don't want to.

Nope. She absolutely cannot eat the meats I've listed or she becomes very ill.


That's God punishing her from straying from his whims.
 
2013-06-13 04:13:24 PM

Bunny Deville: Wow, half the people in here are violating Wheaton's law in a way I have rarely before seen.

I suppose my son bleeding from his intestines because of his milk allergy is just him being a whiny, self obsessed, self diagnosed pansy?
When he was two weeks old?
Was it my imagination that this bleeding occurred, or maybe a practicing physician told me? Hmm?
Anyway.

When making food for people with milk allergies, Smart Balance Light buttery spread has no milk in it. My kid loves it.

Egg allergies: substitute coconut oil for eggs when baking. I often do this anyway, it makes the cakes much more delicious.

And you Wheaton's Law violators need to get a better farking hobby.


Not trying to be a jerk, but was your child tested?
 
2013-06-13 04:38:08 PM

mysticcat: /Board Certified Allergist


Will you answer a question for me? A woman I know has been going through thinking she's allergic to this or that and finally went and got a full spectrum test (or whatever it's called).

Results all came back negative. Gluten, corn, whatever else. All of it.  Great, stop blaming your mood swings on nonexistent allergies, right?

But no, the farking Doctor told her that the fact that she had been avoiding those foods (she hasn't been, at least not religiously) may still mean that she is allergic. Gah! Fu*king thanks a lot Dr. Enabler.

Should I hunt this guy down and smack him around, or is that legit?
 
2013-06-13 04:44:22 PM

Calmamity: mysticcat: /Board Certified Allergist

Will you answer a question for me? A woman I know has been going through thinking she's allergic to this or that and finally went and got a full spectrum test (or whatever it's called).

Results all came back negative. Gluten, corn, whatever else. All of it.  Great, stop blaming your mood swings on nonexistent allergies, right?

But no, the farking Doctor told her that the fact that she had been avoiding those foods (she hasn't been, at least not religiously) may still mean that she is allergic. Gah! Fu*king thanks a lot Dr. Enabler.

Should I hunt this guy down and smack him around, or is that legit?


No that's not legit.  Food allergies in adults have a very specific constellation of symptoms and moodiness is not one of them.  The NPV for food tests is quite high given her history.  Also. avoiding a food allergen will not turn your tests from positive to negative, unless, of course, your food allergy spontaneously resolved, in which case you're not allergic any more.

What's a "full spectrum test", BTW

 (Dr. Enabler- lol)
 
2013-06-13 04:46:08 PM

mysticcat: Bunny Deville: Wow, half the people in here are violating Wheaton's law in a way I have rarely before seen.

I suppose my son bleeding from his intestines because of his milk allergy is just him being a whiny, self obsessed, self diagnosed pansy?
When he was two weeks old?
Was it my imagination that this bleeding occurred, or maybe a practicing physician told me? Hmm?
Anyway.

When making food for people with milk allergies, Smart Balance Light buttery spread has no milk in it. My kid loves it.

Egg allergies: substitute coconut oil for eggs when baking. I often do this anyway, it makes the cakes much more delicious.

And you Wheaton's Law violators need to get a better farking hobby.

Not trying to be a jerk, but was your child tested?


Yes, several times. They tested his stool twice, both times it came back positive for occult blood. He had severe vomiting, breathing issues, and failure to thrive for three months because no one believed it was allergies, which is why I have little patience with those who dismiss them. He had an endoscopy, was put on three different medications that didn't work, had several breathing treatments, and was diagnosed with everything from laryngomalacia to reflux before someone finally figured out what was wrong. I had to quit eating dairy and several other foods so I could continue to nurse him. 18 months was the earliest they could scratch test him, it came back positive for seven different food allergies. He had another scratch test at 4, which came back positive only for dairy. The same guy scratch tested him, and said kids often grow out of the milder allergies, but we don't know about milk. We're testing again this month.

If you had to stay up all night because your baby could barely breathe, if you had to clean up projectile vomit every two hours, if you had to take your baby to the doctor twice a week and subject him to an endoscopy at one month old, and the whole time you kept asking if it could be allergies, AND EVERYONE WAS farkING DISMISSIVE OF YOU AND TOLD YOU YOU WERE PARANOID, only to find out that yes, in fact, it was farking food allergies, and they almost killed your infant, you'd be short on patience with this issue as well.

His father and grandfather have the same allergies, only not as severe.

The problem is not misdiagnosis. The problem is that, like autism, it's now being diagnosed correctly.

It certainly wasn't about getting attention. I had to send my daughter, who was two, away from home for almost a month because I seriously thought my son was going to die, and I couldn't drag her around from doctor to doctor to procedure to hospital stay to doctor with me. my baby was dying, and I was helpless. My mother kept telling me not to get attached. It was that bad. Since then, I have watched other moms go through the exact same thing. No one believes them. You have to understand, a hundred years ago these kids would have died. It was an accepted part of life. Now they can be saved, and pass on the allergies to their own kids, as my father in law passed them down to my husband and son.

People getting on a message board and crowing about how fake allergies are isn't helping anyone. It's just making people look like unfeeling, ignorant jackasses.
 
2013-06-13 04:46:24 PM

mysticcat: What's a "full spectrum test", BTW


It's when they put a grid on your back and prick you with a spectrum of contagions (allergens) in each quadrant--from gluten to roach feces.  Seen it done.  Pretty creepy.
 
2013-06-13 04:47:01 PM
And quadrant is probably the wrong word.  I saw 10 x 10...
 
2013-06-13 04:49:39 PM

mysticcat: What's a "full spectrum test", BTW


I have no idea. I just mean they tested for everything and that was the phrase that popped in to my head.

Thanks for the answer. I don't want to jack this thread any more since it's going green, but this confirms what I already thought.

Guess I need to dig up some research on how this stuff all works and show it to her.

If the tests are negative, that means you're not allergic to it, dammit.
 
2013-06-13 05:02:39 PM
I don't cook around anyone's allergies. If they're all pussy about eating certain foods, then they can bring their own shiat to the party.
 
2013-06-13 05:05:13 PM
How in the f*ck are peanuts a "modern horror"?

And what on earth is Wheaton's Law?
 
2013-06-13 05:05:54 PM
I have pretty severe allergies to nuts and shellfish.  I don't care what people make at a party, as long as they don't mind that I ask what is in anything questionable.

I kinda prefer that people DON'T try to cook around my allergies, because they can get weird about it.  "HERE, TRY THIS DIP, THERE'S NOTHING YOU'RE ALLERGIC TO IN IT."
 
2013-06-13 05:07:18 PM
I make whatever, and let Darwin take care of those who have no business surviving.
 
2013-06-13 05:07:24 PM
Practically nobody is allergic to blood, so eat lots of blood products.

www.eattv.com
Blood Tofu

a9.vietbao.vn
tiết canh
 
2013-06-13 05:07:28 PM
I avoid peanuts, sunflower seeds, that sort of thing at the kid's birthday parties, because it's just not worth the hassle.  No special recipes needed, just making sure ingredients are nut free.

I don't cook for my one celiac suffering friend, because he's told me not to bother, it's not worth the risk.  He hates most gluten free stuff anyways (and most of what he sees as gluten free bandwagon jumpers).

That's probably the best advice anyone can get about gluten free cooking if you aren't equipped or prepared for it.  Don't risk it.
 
2013-06-13 05:08:22 PM
Get new friends
 
2013-06-13 05:09:05 PM
If you can't have gluten, but still want a sandwich, then do this.

Make chicken salad, tuna salad, etc.  Some kind of chunky protein thing
Pull off some big romaine leaves.
Wrap chunky protein thing in lettuce.
Eat like a burrito.

If you are allergic to eggs, but still want an omelet, then sucks to be you.
 
2013-06-13 05:09:07 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: How in the f*ck are peanuts a "modern horror"?

And what on earth is Wheaton's Law?


Wheaton's Law: Dude, Don't Be a Dick.
 
2013-06-13 05:13:02 PM
Daiya cheese, for the lactose intolerant.
 
2013-06-13 05:14:39 PM
Get better friends and family.
 
2013-06-13 05:16:51 PM
I had them a can of this:

tidigmorgon.se

No peanuts, no gluten, and it isn't real meat so it's fine for vegetarians.
 
2013-06-13 05:17:30 PM

cookiefleck: Easy, cook what you want and have them bring their own food.



This.
Our crowd gets together at least two times a month for a bbq and the hosts grill what they want. If your a special needs eater, prepare for yourself.
Also, Boca Burgers never touch the grill until the meat is done.
 
2013-06-13 05:17:42 PM
I have Celiac Disease, and one big thing I can tell you is if you regularly cook for people with food restrictions, then get an allergen scanner app for your phone. It's so much easier than trying to decypher the fine print of ingredients.

Pho is probably one of the best foods you can learn to make that is gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.
 
2013-06-13 05:17:54 PM

Bunny Deville: mysticcat: Bunny Deville: Wow, half the people in here are violating Wheaton's law in a way I have rarely before seen.

I suppose my son bleeding from his intestines because of his milk allergy is just him being a whiny, self obsessed, self diagnosed pansy?
When he was two weeks old?
Was it my imagination that this bleeding occurred, or maybe a practicing physician told me? Hmm?
Anyway.

When making food for people with milk allergies, Smart Balance Light buttery spread has no milk in it. My kid loves it.

Egg allergies: substitute coconut oil for eggs when baking. I often do this anyway, it makes the cakes much more delicious.

And you Wheaton's Law violators need to get a better farking hobby.

Not trying to be a jerk, but was your child tested?

Yes, several times. They tested his stool twice, both times it came back positive for occult blood. He had severe vomiting, breathing issues, and failure to thrive for three months because no one believed it was allergies.....


Not sure why someone would say you couldn't test until 18 mos old.  We routinely test infants with GI symptoms, malabsorption, FTT, etc  for food allergies .

Unfortunately, for every real food allergy there are lots of misdiagnoses and simple poseurs.
 
2013-06-13 05:17:58 PM
For any recipe that calls for peanuts: use peanut butter.
 
2013-06-13 05:19:16 PM

Eutamias21: I regularly get together with three girls for dinner and hanging out. One is a powerlifter, one is gluten sensitive, and one is Paleo. High protein, gluten free, no dairy/sugar/cultivated grains of any kind.

It's retarded.


That's my diet, only I'm okay with corn\rice. Just no wheat.

/I cheat
//A lot
///Still losing weight
////THYROID. It works miracles.

Calmamity: mysticcat: /Board Certified Allergist

Will you answer a question for me? A woman I know has been going through thinking she's allergic to this or that and finally went and got a full spectrum test (or whatever it's called).

Results all came back negative. Gluten, corn, whatever else. All of it.  Great, stop blaming your mood swings on nonexistent allergies, right?

But no, the farking Doctor told her that the fact that she had been avoiding those foods (she hasn't been, at least not religiously) may still mean that she is allergic. Gah! Fu*king thanks a lot Dr. Enabler.

Should I hunt this guy down and smack him around, or is that legit?


Her symptoms are mood swings? Uh...if that's bipolar, it may well be triggered by food, or at least blood sugar. You have to keep your body relatively balanced to keep moods to a minimum. And definitely different foods can do different things to unmedicated and unbalanced neurochemistry.

If her main symptom is mood swings, that might be a bipolar thing, not a food allergy.

/Though on the upside, chocolate will now be MAGIC.
//Seriously, chocolate is freakin' crack.
 
2013-06-13 05:20:27 PM
My wife, son, and grandson all need to eat gluten-free foods.  At first, having to read all the labels was a pain.  In the long run, it meant that we use a lot fewer ingredients that have labels.  As Michael Pollan would say, we shop around the edges of the grocery store.

/Thank goodness for Pamela's GF baking mix, Franz GF breads, and Blue Diamond Almond crackers.
 
2013-06-13 05:21:39 PM

RexTalionis: Practically nobody is allergic to blood, so eat lots of blood products.

[www.eattv.com image 800x600]
Blood Tofu

[a9.vietbao.vn image 420x290]
tiết canh


yeah!
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-13 05:23:28 PM
I have an adverse reaction to strains of hair in my mashed potatoes.
 
2013-06-13 05:23:41 PM

silverblues: I have Celiac Disease, and one big thing I can tell you is if you regularly cook for people with food restrictions, then get an allergen scanner app for your phone. It's so much easier than trying to decypher the fine print of ingredients.

Pho is probably one of the best foods you can learn to make that is gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.


Thanks for the tip on the GF Kikoman Soy Sauce, I'll have to track some of that down.
 
2013-06-13 05:24:02 PM
"Gluten free".   To truly protect your allergy suffering friends and family, wash the pans/utensils/dishes that will be used for gluten free cooking more than once before use.   This is extremely important and often underestimated by people doing 'gluten free'.    Don't bake in the same kitchen used to prepare gluten foods for several hours (gluten can be microscopic and still cause serious reactions).

Peanut.   Give up Thai food from restaurants , learn to make you own.  Same with Burmese.   Most Asian restaurants are family businesses, and you just can't trust them to not cross-contaminate ingredients.   Five trips might be ok--but trip #6 could cause an event.    Organic Almond Butter can be better than peanut butter.  It's also 3X pricier.   They claim that boiled peanuts removes the oils that cause the reactions.   Peanut kicks me around and steals my wallet every time we meet up, so I have not tried this.

Soy.   This one is surprisingly hard, because it's a filler in everything these days in USA. Read the labels on everything.

Wheat:   Keep the benadryl handy.   A 'rescue dose' is apparently 3-4x a normal over the counter dosage.   Consult your allergist.

Coconut.   This one is rare, and so it's not generally bold faced or listed in allergy warning labels.  Sometimes falls under 'natural flavors'.   Hard to avoid.

Vinegar.   No wine.   No ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc.   Vinegar is in tons of things as a natural preservative.   Lemon juice is a good substitute to make your own stuff with, it can be diluted to minimize the lemon flavor.

Chocolate:   You're doomed, hold out as long as you can.

Inevitably, there will be issues.   If you need an epi pen, keep one in the car, one in the kitchen, and possibly carry one with you at all times.   A 'rescue dose' of some other medicine (consult your allergist) is a good idea to have around as well.   Learn to pay attention to yourself, and the signs that you are having an event.   Don't wait for it to get 'really bad' before taking action.
 
2013-06-13 05:25:09 PM
My cat is allergic to gluten. She can only eat Blue brand "Basics: Grain Free" cat food in the reddish-colored bag.

/Otherwise she scratches holes in her neck
//The more you know
 
2013-06-13 05:25:28 PM

doyner: mysticcat: What's a "full spectrum test", BTW

It's when they put a grid on your back and prick you with a spectrum of contagions (allergens) in each quadrant--from gluten to roach feces.  Seen it done.  Pretty creepy.


Had it done.

Twice.

Thank FSM all my allergies were respiratory.  Went through a ridiculous program of injections (6/week for 6 years) that desensitized me to just about all of them.  30 years later, ragweed is starting to cause me problems again, however.
 
2013-06-13 05:26:10 PM
As someone who has no food allergies and family and friends who have no food allergies, this has never been an issue.  My suggestion: meatloaf.  No wheat, peanuts, shellfish or gluten.  Serve with potatoes so any friends or family members who are vegetarian won't starve.
 
2013-06-13 05:26:21 PM

akula: I have a minor shellfish allergy. It means I don't cook shellfish.

It's annoying. I miss shrimp something awful. That was good eating. Ditto scallops. I never really got into lobster- just didn't have much taste for me. I can eat clam chowder with no issues, but a seafood bisque will usually have me throat clearing a lot... the same reaction I get to cats.

Thank God I'm not allergic to peanuts. I love me some peanuts.


I shave the cats first and leave them on the grill a bit longer than most people do, so I don't have that problem.
 
2013-06-13 05:28:22 PM

Gough: My wife, son, and grandson all need to eat gluten-free foods.  At first, having to read all the labels was a pain.  In the long run, it meant that we use a lot fewer ingredients that have labels.  As Michael Pollan would say, we shop around the edges of the grocery store.

/Thank goodness for Pamela's GF baking mix, Franz GF breads, and Blue Diamond Almond crackers.


San Francisco has a grocery store that's entirely gluten-free. Even if you don't live around here, you can order online from them:  http://www.gfrgrocery.com/
 
Bf+
2013-06-13 05:28:39 PM
You got your shellfish in my peanut butter!
You go your peanut butter on my shellfish!

/Two great tastes that go great together...
//ew
 
2013-06-13 05:28:54 PM
I have a work potluck coming up and I've been chosen to make a main dish. One of the guys I work with has celiac disease and can't have any gluten at all.

I think I've found a winner dish though. It's pork shoulder slow cooked in gluten free hosin sauce and served in a rice wrap with a cabbage, cilantro and green onions and a little rice vinegar. That's not the entire recipe, I have it written down at home so I'm going from memory here.
 
2013-06-13 05:29:35 PM
8 oz steak
2 green peppers
1 white onion

chop.  cook.  eat.
 
2013-06-13 05:30:46 PM
Why are there so much more people claiming  gluten intolerance in the last 10 years? It's like the new dietary autism.
 
2013-06-13 05:30:48 PM
Are peanuts, wheat glutens, or other modern horrors part of your routine to avoid?

Shut up stupid people. About everything you buy in a store didn't exist before the agricultural revolution too (at least not in the form it is today). This idea the gluten is something magically new so we can't eat it is idiotic.
 
2013-06-13 05:31:04 PM

GrahamManning: peanut, gluten and lactose intolerant people are all just pansies defective dna that need to be culled from the herd

-=-
They may not be pansies and beat your ass for saying so..., or perhaps I like pansies..., so I FTFY.

Well, I get headaches from peanut butter and some spices, but I didn't have any spawn to pollute the well.
(You're welcome.)
 
2013-06-13 05:31:14 PM
Hubby is a Vegan and I am a pescetarian (fish-eating vegetarian) so I have to buy both dairy and non-dairy products. When I am in the mood for fish, I just cook stuff for me. It's no biggie really. Hell, if it were up to my hubby, he would eat just PB&J sandwiches all day.
 
2013-06-13 05:32:14 PM

mysticcat: Celiac disease (gluten) is nasty, but it is not an allergy.  Many people who are "gluten-free" have no evidence of celiac disease and are just being trendy.

Peanut allergy can be deadly.  For real.  Somewhere around 80% of people who carry a diagnosis of peanut allergy are not peanut allergic.

She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison) -That's really odd.  Does she have alpha-gal sensitivity?

/Board Certified Allergist


I've been allergic to latex all my life from the elastic leg bands in underwear, to condoms, and latex gloves. I get swollen red and itchy within 15 minutes from contact.
I've had reactions to Cashews, but not in the traditional way with food allergies. I can eat them without any symptoms in my digestive system and no breathing problems. I get hives over every inch of skin on my body and pretty severe angioedema in my knees, elbows and fingers about 10 to 12 hours after eating them. I've had this happen several times in my life before I figured out what's causing it. I was told by my PCP that it couldn't be a food allergy because the timing was too long. If it's not an allergy, what the heck is it?
 
2013-06-13 05:33:25 PM

Professor Wormbog: i have a wheat allergy. there is still a shiatload of stuff i can eat. i'm not a biatch about going over to friends' houses. i will find something to eat without making a stink about it.


That's what I did when I was a Vegan. Hell, why complain and make your friends suffer. I would always explain to my friends that I didn't give a shiat what they eat in front of me and that I could work my way around what's offered. It's all about getting along ya know.
 
2013-06-13 05:37:41 PM

Calmamity: Calmamity: mysticcat: /Board Certified Allergist

Will you answer a question for me? A woman I know has been going through thinking she's allergic to this or that and finally went and got a full spectrum test (or whatever it's called).

Results all came back negative. Gluten, corn, whatever else. All of it.  Great, stop blaming your mood swings on nonexistent allergies, right?

But no, the farking Doctor told her that the fact that she had been avoiding those foods (she hasn't been, at least not religiously) may still mean that she is allergic. Gah! Fu*king thanks a lot Dr. Enabler.

Should I hunt this guy down and smack him around, or is that legit?


The problem is they only test for some items.   Probably around 40-100 different things depending on the allergist.   Soy is a major allergen today, but wasn't tested as recently as 1990 in most of the USA.    She may have been tested for everything you mentioned, but the DISH SOAP may not have been on the list.  And since traces of that would be on all of the dishes, it could be the problem.     A great form of test is the 'isolation' test.   Discuss with an allergist.

"Brain Allergies" (histamine reactions in the brain) are a fairly new area of research.   There has been some good research done in the UK, but we are probably 15-25 years away from this being normally understood by doctors in the US.    These seem to cause mood swings and irritability.  I believe I have this problem.   However, I doubt my allergist has really studied this, there just isn't enough research yet, or general treatment processes.
 
2013-06-13 05:38:24 PM

GrahamManning: peanut, gluten and lactose intolerant people are all just pansies that need to be culled from the herd


My peanut butter-and-gluten yogurt is to die for.
 
2013-06-13 05:39:18 PM

mysticcat: Bunny Deville: mysticcat: Bunny Deville: Wow, half the people in here are violating Wheaton's law in a way I have rarely before seen.

I suppose my son bleeding from his intestines because of his milk allergy is just him being a whiny, self obsessed, self diagnosed pansy?
When he was two weeks old?
Was it my imagination that this bleeding occurred, or maybe a practicing physician told me? Hmm?
Anyway.

When making food for people with milk allergies, Smart Balance Light buttery spread has no milk in it. My kid loves it.

Egg allergies: substitute coconut oil for eggs when baking. I often do this anyway, it makes the cakes much more delicious.

And you Wheaton's Law violators need to get a better farking hobby.

Not trying to be a jerk, but was your child tested?

Yes, several times. They tested his stool twice, both times it came back positive for occult blood. He had severe vomiting, breathing issues, and failure to thrive for three months because no one believed it was allergies.....

Not sure why someone would say you couldn't test until 18 mos old.  We routinely test infants with GI symptoms, malabsorption, FTT, etc  for food allergies .

Unfortunately, for every real food allergy there are lots of misdiagnoses and simple poseurs.


I agree about the poseurs. I have a good friend who won't let her kids eat gluten, although there is no documented medical reason for it. My husband actually is gluten intolerant. He still eats gluten. He figures it doesn't mess with him enough to matter, even though his tests came back positive for the intolerance.

The clinic we went to in South Carolina wouldn't skin test my son until he was 12 months, but we moved right before his birthday and didn't have insurance until he was 18 months. I don't have anything good to say about that clinic.

I spent a lot of time in Sedona, AZ, where every single person there had some type of food that they wouldn't eat for health reasons. I get just as sick of that as anyone else. But I get even sicker of people being flippant about the reality of allergies. And I'm glad that my son is sitting next to me right now, badgering me about getting him the new Smash Brothers, instead of in a hole in the ground, because things were pretty goddamned iffy with him for a while.
 
2013-06-13 05:39:35 PM
My sister is vegan, my wife is vegetarian, my mother in law has celiacs and diverticulitis, my brother in law is allergic to milk and nuts, my mother hates cheese and fish and my brother doesn't want to eat anything without meat in it.

I swear I'm the only member of my family that will eat any damn thing you put in front of me.

Family dinners usually involve a huge number of dishes. We have a file of most of our recipes. It hasn't been updated in a while but if anyone's interested send me a message.
 
2013-06-13 05:40:14 PM

silverblues: gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.


Wat? There is a GF Kikoman and there are GF tamaris if that's what you mean.

Rhypskallion: vin

egar allergy

Wat?
 
2013-06-13 05:42:44 PM

Theory Of Null: I have an adverse reaction to strains of hair in my mashed potatoes.


Sorry. they were warm and soft like an apple pie.  couldn't resist.
 
2013-06-13 05:42:56 PM
There is a big difference between regular allergies, food intolerance, and anaphylactic reactions such as peanut allergy.  Most people when they hear peanut allergy, they think it is just discomfort, or makes us a little sick.  What actually happens is that all of the soft tissue in you body swells within just a few seconds, including your lung vessels, respiratory passages, and so on.  So while the issue may be a big joke to most of you, it has put me in the the ICU with machines breathing for me for a week twice already.  So yes, if I had a kid with anaphylactic allergies to any food item, you bet I would do my best to make sure they wouldn't go through what I've been through.

And no, it isn't just a matter of "don't eat peanuts then".  I can have the reaction if I come in contact with something that has come in contact with peanuts.

And no, it is not about kids today being shielded from everything.  I grew-up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the 1960's & 70s, and my family had a farm.  I used to swim in highly polluted waters in the big city, and run through cow & horse dung infested fields barefoot at the farm.  And I didn't develop peanut allergy until I was in my 40's and living in NYC.

And for those who say people with anaphylaxis "need to be culled from the herd", fark you.  With a pineapple.
 
2013-06-13 05:43:21 PM
So here's a tough one: suppose you and some buddies want to throw a BBQ, and some vegan friends who are very offended at the concept of eating meat want to be part of things, but don't want anything to do with a BBQ? Is there any way to Shatner out of that situation, or do you just have to request to your offended friends that they join other festivities later on?

/This would be a fine fake Dear Abby letter
 
2013-06-13 05:43:57 PM
My wife is vegan and my mother in law has Celiac's Disease (so she's got a doctor's note excusing her from eating gluten). Cooking vegan was the big change - I had never actually eaten tofu before meating her. For both of them, I've found asian food to be easiest to adapt. And corn tortillas come in handy when people start saying "Stir fry AGAIN?!?"

Personally, though, I'll try almost anything once and I've only once been allergic to food. I have no idea what was in it, but I was allergic to a certain jar of tomatillo sauce. I ate some on food and had a textbook allergic reaction. Trying to figure out what it was, I ate everything from that meal separately, and had the same reaction to the sauce. There was nothing unusual in the ingredients, but I tried a couple more times just to check and I swear to god I'm allergic to that jar of sauce. I never did bother to buy another jar to see if it was the jar or the brand.
 
2013-06-13 05:44:31 PM
I suggest dinner sized salads. That way, people can add protein or dairy if they'd like (steak with blue cheese? chicken caesar?). Garlic bread on the side for those that don't eat bread. There's a million twists you can put on a salad and people can easily make it their own - as healthy or unhealthy as they'd like

/now I want a steak salad
 
2013-06-13 05:45:01 PM
Allergies vs Sensitivities.

I have to point out that for the medical community, it's not an Allergy unless it can cause extremely severe reactions.   They use the term:  "Sensitivity."    This is extremely unintuitive because both can often be measured by allergists as histamine reactions.   So, for example, minor reactions to peanuts are 'sensitivity' and major 'allergy'.   Most non-medical folks use the terms interchangeably.
 
2013-06-13 05:47:03 PM

Disaster Transport: I suggest dinner sized salads. That way, people can add protein or dairy if they'd like (steak with blue cheese? chicken caesar?). Garlic bread on the side for those that don't eat bread. There's a million twists you can put on a salad and people can easily make it their own - as healthy or unhealthy as they'd like

/now I want a steak salad


[Smart]
 
2013-06-13 05:47:33 PM
My girlfriend started a website dedicated to gluten-free cooking.  http://basicglutenfree.com/
 
2013-06-13 05:47:42 PM
My perfect, allergy free genetics mock your overly sensitive physiology.
 
2013-06-13 05:49:08 PM

MarkEC: I was told by my PCP that it couldn't be a food allergy because the timing was too long. If it's not an allergy, what the heck is it?


Spite.
 
2013-06-13 05:49:24 PM

Jacob_Roberson: silverblues: gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.

Wat? There is a GF Kikoman and there are GF tamaris if that's what you mean.


Regular Kikoman tests at less than 20ppm for gluten, which is the threshold for a product being called "Gluten Free." The natural fermentation process actually breaks down gluten to amino acids which makes it safe for most people with gluten allergies.
 
2013-06-13 05:50:29 PM
Jacob_Roberson:
Rhypskallion: vinegar allergy

Wat?


My loved one blisters in minutes when she eats even a drop of vinegar.   In any product.   If she eats five or six bites, she will blister all over, and then when she sweats, those areas will blister.   It's very rare in general--but it does happen.
 
2013-06-13 05:51:52 PM
they can bring food from home.

/if i hear a vegetarian is coming, i put bacon on the salads.
 
2013-06-13 05:52:17 PM
How about "bring your own shiat or eat what's served"?
 
2013-06-13 05:54:25 PM

Rhypskallion: Allergies vs Sensitivities.

I have to point out that for the medical community, it's not an Allergy unless it can cause extremely severe reactions.   They use the term:  "Sensitivity."    This is extremely unintuitive because both can often be measured by allergists as histamine reactions.   So, for example, minor reactions to peanuts are 'sensitivity' and major 'allergy'.   Most non-medical folks use the terms interchangeably.


Does it farking matter outside of a clinical discussion? If someone is 'only' going to break out in hives or maybe vomit if they eat something they're sensitive to, is it okay to blow that off? Does there have to be a risk of fatal anaphylaxis for you to give a shiat?
 
2013-06-13 05:54:57 PM
I've been having to cook gluten-free for the manfriend. He developed a gluten intolerance not long after moving to the US, though wheat products in his homeland are seemingly fine (we've done experiments when we've been visiting his family). It's a pain in the ass, especially when it comes to baking BUT! there is hope.

This shiat right here is the absolute best GF baking stuff I've ever used. Pamela's GF baking and pancake mix is a good second, and easier to get a hold of.

Aside from that, I have a few food allergies to soy, certain types of beans, and kiwi fruit but since I do all the cooking it's easy to avoid those products.
 
2013-06-13 05:56:06 PM

Theory Of Null: I have an adverse reaction to strains of hair in my mashed potatoes.


I'm with ya, I like "hair free" anything.

/wink wink
 
2013-06-13 05:57:16 PM

silverblues: Jacob_Roberson: silverblues: gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.

Wat? There is a GF Kikoman and there are GF tamaris if that's what you mean.

Regular Kikoman tests at less than 20ppm for gluten, which is the threshold for a product being called "Gluten Free." The natural fermentation process actually breaks down gluten to amino acids which makes it safe for most people with gluten allergies.


This is why a lot of beer is low gluten (and some even test as GF when you get the testing kits). Only highly sensitive intolerant people or people with Celiac seem to really have issues with beer.
 
2013-06-13 05:57:23 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: So here's a tough one: suppose you and some buddies want to throw a BBQ, and some vegan friends who are very offended at the concept of eating meat want to be part of things, but don't want anything to do with a BBQ? Is there any way to Shatner out of that situation, or do you just have to request to your offended friends that they join other festivities later on?

/This would be a fine fake Dear Abby letter


You could get some veggies to grill and just makes sure they don't touchy a part of the grill that's recently had meat on it. Portabella mushrooms are good for replacing burgers, as long as nobody has a problem with 'shrooms. Soak 'em for a little while before in soy sauce with some garlic, red wine vinegar and olive oil. That's about what I usually do, or I get some veggie burgers. Then just tell them what you've got, and that you'll have burgers (or whatever) for the other folks and let them decide when they want to show up.

If everyone involved acts like an adult, there's not really much problem. They're surely aware that you eat meat, and yet they associate with you, so there shouldn't be a problem with you eating meat in front of them. On the other hand, part of being a good host is adjusting (in reasonable ways) to the people who are coming over. We might think it's weird that they don't eat meat, but if we're going to claim that they're our friends and family, then surely we can make sure there's food for them to eat..

Also, everyone loves grilled corn. Peel away the husk (but not off), put on a little salt and pepper, then wrap the husk back around it. Toss it on the grill and a little while later, you'll have pure deliciousness.
 
2013-06-13 05:59:24 PM

Rhypskallion: Allergies vs Sensitivities.

I have to point out that for the medical community, it's not an Allergy unless it can cause extremely severe reactions.   They use the term:  "Sensitivity."    This is extremely unintuitive because both can often be measured by allergists as histamine reactions.   So, for example, minor reactions to peanuts are 'sensitivity' and major 'allergy'.   Most non-medical folks use the terms interchangeably.


There are also intolerances. I developed a blueberry intolerance sometime in my teens, and sometimes it's just easier to tell people it's an allergy because saying that I'm "blueberry intolerant" sounds like I kick puppies and punch babies.
 
2013-06-13 05:59:57 PM

slobberbone: they can bring food from home.

/if i hear a vegetarian is coming, i put bacon on the salads.


fickenchucker: How about "bring your own shiat or eat what's served"?


You two don't actually LIKE your friends, huh?
 
2013-06-13 06:01:07 PM

Rhypskallion: Allergies vs Sensitivities.

I have to point out that for the medical community, it's not an Allergy unless it can cause extremely severe reactions.   They use the term:  "Sensitivity."    This is extremely unintuitive because both can often be measured by allergists as histamine reactions.   So, for example, minor reactions to peanuts are 'sensitivity' and major 'allergy'.   Most non-medical folks use the terms interchangeably.


As someone who has family with food allergies, *fark* the medical community.
 
2013-06-13 06:01:18 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: Also, everyone loves grilled corn. Peel away the husk (but not off), put on a little salt and pepper, then wrap the husk back around it. Toss it on the grill and a little while later, you'll have pure deliciousness.


Yes INDEED
 
2013-06-13 06:01:26 PM

akula: I have a minor shellfish allergy. It means I don't cook shellfish.


Have you tried popping a Sudafed or Zyrtec shortly before eating them? My sister developed a minor shellfish allergy (she gets a rash) ages ago but as long as she takes an antihistamine (she's allergic to diphenhydramine so Benadryl is out) about half an hour before she manages just fine.
 
2013-06-13 06:03:09 PM

JesseL: Rhypskallion: Allergies vs Sensitivities.

I have to point out that for the medical community, it's not an Allergy unless it can cause extremely severe reactions.   They use the term:  "Sensitivity."    This is extremely unintuitive because both can often be measured by allergists as histamine reactions.   So, for example, minor reactions to peanuts are 'sensitivity' and major 'allergy'.   Most non-medical folks use the terms interchangeably.

Does it farking matter outside of a clinical discussion? If someone is 'only' going to break out in hives or maybe vomit if they eat something they're sensitive to, is it okay to blow that off? Does there have to be a risk of fatal anaphylaxis for you to give a shiat?


If you are sensitive to Latex, that is you have a skin reaction soon after coming in contact with it, it needs to be taken seriously. Anaphylaxis could happen the next time you visit your dentist if he wears latex gloves. I'd bet food allergies can follow the same trajectory. Get swollen lips one time you eat peanuts, and dead the next time.
 
2013-06-13 06:03:36 PM

Bathia_Mapes: mysticcat: Does she have alpha-gal sensitivity?

I honestly don't know. I just know that she's had this problem with eating meat from hooved animals since she was a young child, and that's years before I met her. I felt it was too nosy for me to go in depth as to the reasons why. She's like me when it comes to reading labels too.

And I do have a legitimate peanut allergy. Have had it since I was 16 years old, so over 40 years of not being able to eat PB&J sanwiches. I miss PB&J sandwiches. :-(


I've had soy peanut butter (no peanuts of course) that I couldn't tell the difference.  Check it out.
 
2013-06-13 06:04:20 PM

Calmamity: mysticcat: /Board Certified Allergist

Will you answer a question for me? A woman I know has been going through thinking she's allergic to this or that and finally went and got a full spectrum test (or whatever it's called).

Results all came back negative. Gluten, corn, whatever else. All of it.  Great, stop blaming your mood swings on nonexistent allergies, right?

But no, the farking Doctor told her that the fact that she had been avoiding those foods (she hasn't been, at least not religiously) may still mean that she is allergic. Gah! Fu*king thanks a lot Dr. Enabler.

Should I hunt this guy down and smack him around, or is that legit?


Thats what happened to me with the celiac test. You have to have a certain amount of antibodies in blood to trigger a positive result.

Long story short, after returning home from the hospital my mom put me on the gf diet bc she assumed I had celiac like my aunt.

I finally got my test done 2 weeks later and it came back neg.

Now doctors are saying that you have to eat gluten for 3 weeks to make sure to get the right result.
 
2013-06-13 06:05:56 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: I May Be Crazy But...: Also, everyone loves grilled corn. Peel away the husk (but not off), put on a little salt and pepper, then wrap the husk back around it. Toss it on the grill and a little while later, you'll have pure deliciousness.

Yes INDEED


I'm convinced that middle east peace could be achieved if only they'd grill corn at Camp David when they get everyone up there to yell at each other.

"Infidel!"
"Terrorist!"
"Murderer"
"We'll destroy your whole coun... hey, this corn is great! Can I have another?"
"Yeah, one over here also"
"Not until you promise to stop attacking each other"
 
2013-06-13 06:08:07 PM

silverblues: Regular Kikoman tests at less than 20ppm for gluten, which is the threshold for a product being called "Gluten Free." The natural fermentation process actually breaks down gluten to amino acids which makes it safe for most people with gluten allergies.


Trillian Astra: This is why a lot of beer is low gluten (and some even test as GF when you get the testing kits). Only highly sensitive intolerant people or people with Celiac seem to really have issues with beer.


I'm familiar with this idea but it's not entirely correct, if anyone wants me to spew pages of stuff about this I can but "not entirely correct" is about it.

And the 20ppm threshold comes from the most widely/cheaply available test. There's no evidence that this limit corresponds to any safety limit for the human body.
 
2013-06-13 06:08:20 PM

Bunny Deville: Egg allergies: substitute coconut oil for eggs when baking. I often do this anyway, it makes the cakes much more delicious.


fark you.  My wife is allergic to coconut.

You know why she's still my wife?  She avoids things she's allergic to and asks questions if she's not sure. People like you are trying to kill her.

/Exaggerated to make a point--if you have an allergy it's you responsibility to make sure your food is safe--not everyone else's.
 
2013-06-13 06:08:37 PM
My sister has celiacs, and my mother is allergic to a dizzying number of things - corn, wheat, chicken, peanuts. @ 70+ years, there are a huge amount of generic medicines that have corn starch or wheat as filler, and she's had to get doctors notes for non-generics of several medicines because of what the generics do to her are worse than the disease.

I make my own powdered sugar to make xmas candies for both of them (*all* powdered sugars have corn starch in them to keep them from turning into hard lumps) and use Cane Sugar Syrup I get at foreign food stores (apparently Britain likes Cane sugar syrup). Vanilla can be a problem because the alcohol in them is often made from corn. Wheat and wheat by products are in a lot of things as well. Rice is about the only thing mom can reliably eat, and it's damn difficult to make decent bread with rice, due to the lack of gluten.

www.polyvore.com
 
2013-06-13 06:11:35 PM

Stoker: GrahamManning: peanut, gluten and lactose intolerant people are all just pansies defective dna that need to be culled from the herd
-=-
They may not be pansies and beat your ass for saying so..., or perhaps I like pansies..., so I FTFY.

Well, I get headaches from peanut butter and some spices, but I didn't have any spawn to pollute the well.
(You're welcome.)


You stole my "Done in One" but did a much more elegant job. Thanks!

/also choosing not to procreate
//because I am smart
 
2013-06-13 06:13:37 PM

mysticcat: No that's not legit. Food allergies in adults have a very specific constellation of symptoms and moodiness is not one of them. The NPV for food tests is quite high given her history. Also. avoiding a food allergen will not turn your tests from positive to negative, unless, of course, your food allergy spontaneously resolved, in which case you're not allergic any more.


I think this is the most frustrating thing ever. I've had beaucoup allergy tests, both scratch tests and blood testing done, to confirm all of my allergies. My former coworker insisted she was allergic to chicken and when I asked if she had ever had any allergy testing she just said her GP said it might be so she took that to mean it was and therefore she didn't eat chicken.

People suck so hard.
 
2013-06-13 06:20:02 PM

Jacob_Roberson: I'm familiar with this idea but it's not entirely correct, if anyone wants me to spew pages of stuff about this I can but "not entirely correct" is about it.

And the 20ppm threshold comes from the most widely/cheaply available test. There's no evidence that this limit corresponds to any safety limit for the human body.


I'm sure there are pages about it. The truth is that there is no exact safe number because every person is different. When it comes to beer, though, a lot of it tests low enough that people who aren't particularly sensitive can get away with the occasional brew. It isn't correct for everyone, of course.
 
2013-06-13 06:20:30 PM
Trillian Astra:
People suck so hard

THIS.
 
2013-06-13 06:21:18 PM

Rhypskallion: My loved one blisters in minutes when she eats even a drop of vinegar.


Strange. Has she tried a distilled vinegar, or is this only apple cider/balsamic/some other vinegar with a lot of other stuff in it? Because I thought vinegar is an unavoidable natural metabolic product somewhere in the body... or microbes we carry around with us... or something. I could be wrong.
 
2013-06-13 06:23:55 PM

CheapEngineer: I make my own powdered sugar to make xmas candies for both of them (*all* powdered sugars have corn starch in them to keep them from turning into hard lumps) and use Cane Sugar Syrup I get at foreign food stores (apparently Britain likes Cane sugar syrup). Vanilla can be a problem because the alcohol in them is often made from corn. Wheat and wheat by products are in a lot of things as well. Rice is about the only thing mom can reliably eat, and it's damn difficult to make decent bread with rice, due to the lack of gluten.


Buy potato vodka. It's not always easy to find potato vodka, but it's out there. Split a bunch of vanilla pods and stick them into the bottle. Give it about a month or three and you'll have a bottle of corn- and wheat-free vanilla extract.
 
2013-06-13 06:27:26 PM

Joe Peanut: There is a big difference between regular allergies, food intolerance, and anaphylactic reactions such as peanut allergy.  Most people when they hear peanut allergy, they think it is just discomfort, or makes us a little sick.  What actually happens is that all of the soft tissue in you body swells within just a few seconds, including your lung vessels, respiratory passages, and so on.  So while the issue may be a big joke to most of you, it has put me in the the ICU with machines breathing for me for a week twice already.  So yes, if I had a kid with anaphylactic allergies to any food item, you bet I would do my best to make sure they wouldn't go through what I've been through.

And no, it isn't just a matter of "don't eat peanuts then".  I can have the reaction if I come in contact with something that has come in contact with peanuts.

And no, it is not about kids today being shielded from everything.  I grew-up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the 1960's & 70s, and my family had a farm.  I used to swim in highly polluted waters in the big city, and run through cow & horse dung infested fields barefoot at the farm.  And I didn't develop peanut allergy until I was in my 40's and living in NYC.

And for those who say people with anaphylaxis "need to be culled from the herd", fark you.  With a pineapple.


Yeah, same here.  The good news is, my mouth and throat swell up so fast it's almost physically impossible for me to eat any.  The bad news is, it's also pretty hard to breathe.

But I don't agree with the pineapple thing.  Being a crosspatch about allergies is just one of nature's natural warning signs, like popped collars, or wearing track suits to go shopping.  Nature makes jerks easy to spot so we don't have to bother about them.  Look at that 'griffer' guy who was trolling at the top of the thread, for example.
 
2013-06-13 06:29:38 PM

Trillian Astra: Jacob_Roberson: I'm familiar with this idea but it's not entirely correct, if anyone wants me to spew pages of stuff about this I can but "not entirely correct" is about it.

And the 20ppm threshold comes from the most widely/cheaply available test. There's no evidence that this limit corresponds to any safety limit for the human body.

I'm sure there are pages about it. The truth is that there is no exact safe number because every person is different. When it comes to beer, though, a lot of it tests low enough that people who aren't particularly sensitive can get away with the occasional brew. It isn't correct for everyone, of course.


You just gave me fresh appreciation for cheap-o bud light
 
2013-06-13 06:39:32 PM
Oh look, it's this thread again.  The one where somehow, 25% of the US miraculously contracted celiac disease within the last 3 years.
 
2013-06-13 06:42:09 PM
feed them what they're allergic to.  they're never going to know their limits until they exceed them.
 
2013-06-13 06:44:38 PM
I was gluten free until I was 14 due to a misdiagnoses.  I don't miss those days but for the life of me, I still prefer rice flour pancakes.  The edges get all crispy.  It's divine.
 
2013-06-13 06:46:16 PM

mysticcat: Celiac disease (gluten) is nasty, but it is not an allergy.  Many people who are "gluten-free" have no evidence of celiac disease and are just being trendy.

Peanut allergy can be deadly.  For real.  Somewhere around 80% of people who carry a diagnosis of peanut allergy are not peanut allergic.

She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison) -That's really odd.  Does she have alpha-gal sensitivity?

/Board Certified Allergist


However, gluten sensitivity can cause all kinds of problems. Especially weight gain around the waist.
 
2013-06-13 06:48:59 PM

PsiChick: Eutamias21: I regularly get together with three girls for dinner and hanging out. One is a powerlifter, one is gluten sensitive, and one is Paleo. High protein, gluten free, no dairy/sugar/cultivated grains of any kind.

It's retarded.

That's my diet, only I'm okay with corn\rice. Just no wheat.

/I cheat
//A lot
///Still losing weight
////THYROID. It works miracles.


Agreed - I love being (95%) Paleo - I still eat legumes and cheat once in a while.  Shed 20lbs since March :)  I ate some pizza last night, and have been feeling terrible all day today.  For all of you that have general aches, pains, depression, low sex drive, fatigue, etc - try going grain, refined sugar and lactose free for just two weeks - it's difficult at first, but you will feel and look 100% better.
 
2013-06-13 06:51:05 PM

neefafeefa: For all of you that have general aches, pains, depression, low sex drive, fatigue, etc - try going grain, refined sugar and lactose free for just two weeks - it's difficult at first, but you will feel and look 100% better.


Funny, I just send the wife to somewhere away from here with her friends for a couple of weeks.  After about the third day, I perk right up.
 
2013-06-13 06:54:10 PM

GrahamManning: peanut, gluten and lactose intolerant people are all just pansies that need to be culled from the herd


Of course people with peanut allergies should be protected
But maybe... Maybe, if touching a nut kills you, you're supposed to die.
 
2013-06-13 07:01:45 PM

abu ponster: Joe Peanut: There is a big difference between regular allergies, food intolerance, and anaphylactic reactions such as peanut allergy.  Most people when they hear peanut allergy, they think it is just discomfort, or makes us a little sick.  What actually happens is that all of the soft tissue in you body swells within just a few seconds, including your lung vessels, respiratory passages, and so on.  So while the issue may be a big joke to most of you, it has put me in the the ICU with machines breathing for me for a week twice already.  So yes, if I had a kid with anaphylactic allergies to any food item, you bet I would do my best to make sure they wouldn't go through what I've been through.

And no, it isn't just a matter of "don't eat peanuts then".  I can have the reaction if I come in contact with something that has come in contact with peanuts.

And no, it is not about kids today being shielded from everything.  I grew-up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the 1960's & 70s, and my family had a farm.  I used to swim in highly polluted waters in the big city, and run through cow & horse dung infested fields barefoot at the farm.  And I didn't develop peanut allergy until I was in my 40's and living in NYC.

And for those who say people with anaphylaxis "need to be culled from the herd", fark you.  With a pineapple.

Yeah, same here.  The good news is, my mouth and throat swell up so fast it's almost physically impossible for me to eat any.  The bad news is, it's also pretty hard to breathe.

But I don't agree with the pineapple thing.  Being a crosspatch about allergies is just one of nature's natural warning signs, like popped collars, or wearing track suits to go shopping.  Nature makes jerks easy to spot so we don't have to bother about them.  Look at that 'griffer' guy who was trolling at the top of the thread, for example.


Unclench, it was obviously a joke.

Unless that tightness is from an allergic response, in which case EPIPEN.

/still think a lot of self diagnosed 'gluten' intolerance is crap
//key being SELF diagnosed
 
2013-06-13 07:03:20 PM
I recently switched to a plant-based diet (90% raw fruit, veggies, nuts and seeds; no meat) to calm down annoying but not life-threatening GI issues, and just to be healthier and a bit thinner.  It's working like gangbusters, and the only thing I really miss is turkey.

However, all the buzz about people getting massively sick from food allergies and being rabidly anti-gluten/lactose/carbs/whatever seems to have warped everyone's expectations about how to treat someone on a special diet.  Not only are people going out of their way to accommodate me, they're walking on eggshells.  "Can you eat this?  Will this be a problem?  We can always make something separate just for you.  Will this work?  I made sure to get pasta with spinach in it - is that better?  Will us cooking meat nearby bother you?"  Etc.

All I did was cut a few things out of my diet.  I still drink scotch and eat dark chocolate, for pete's sake.  I won't die if I have to pick the chicken out of the noodle dish.  It's fine.
 
2013-06-13 07:14:18 PM
Man, some of you people are real dicks, you all must be so fun at your parties where you hate on everyone who isn't exactly like you in every way.  Seriously, are you farkers 5?  "Nyah, nyah!  You're allergic to something and it makes you a loser!  Here, try some of this stuff you're allergic to, loser!"

I have many friends with various food stuff--celiacs, vegan, vegetarian, whatever (and they are not obnoxious about it, and generally bring stuff that's safe for themselves anyway, because we're all farking adults).  When I invite them over, I know I'm actually, you know, inviting them into my home, so I try to be...uh...inviting when I do so, which means I do indeed provide stuff that's safe/preferable for them to eat.  Jesus christ, farking courtesy, how does it work?  Do people just invite other over so they can be superior biatches?  What a sad way to live.

General foodstuffs are, to me, pretty easy--stir fry, curry, pasta (there's pretty good gluten free stuff out there, or spiral up some zucchini to replace noodles), tacos, salads, grilled veggies--this shiat isn't hard if you realize that meat/bread/dairy does not have to be the feature of every single meal for your entire life.  It's just one party/event, have some farking vegetables.  Dessert seems to be where a lot of people get bogged down, so I've focused my efforts more on those, and I've found two really good options...

Vegan/wheat free cookies:

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup natural peanut butter

3 tablespoons ground flax seed

¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons water, divided

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon kosher salt

-Preheat oven to 350°F.

-Prepare baking sheets by lining with parchment paper or silpat mats.

-In a small bowl, combine flax seed and 3 tablespoons water.  Mix until it is one smooth mixture.

-Combine brown sugar and peanut butter in the bowl of a stand mixer (or electric mixer).  Beat on medium until well combined.  Add flax seed and mix until combined.  Add vanilla, baking soda and salt.  Beat on medium until combined.

-Add remaining water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing between each addition, until you achieve a nice cookie texture.  My mixture takes about 3-4 tablespoons of water.

-Scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet with a 1 tablespoon scoop or using with a heaping teaspoon.

-Bake for 8-10 minutes.

-Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

I sometimes add in chocolate chips (a couple of the major brands at my grocery store uses soy lecithin instead of lactose, so they are indeed vegan, just check the ingredients label, it's more common than you think), and some orange zest really works nicely in these as well (if you're into that sort of thing).  The cookies will keep for a while, but they get sticky, so use some wax paper in between them.  I also imagine you could substitue other nut butters in to avoid peanuts, but I haven't gotten around to trying that yet.


Vegan/wheat free/nut free chocolate mousse:

1/2 cup chocolate almond or hazelnut milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate (ghirardelli makes semisweet chips that use soy lectin instead of dairy)
12 ounces silken or soft tofu
1/4 amaretto or grand marnier or 1 teaspoon or so of almond extract and/or orange extract or whatever else you want
espresso powder to taste
orange zest to taste
a bit of sea salt to taste
Simmer the milk, melt the chocolate (if you have a double boiler, all the better), mix both with the tofu and then blend/blend/stir like mad (immersion blender seems easiest).  Add everything else, stir some more, and then chill for at least 1.5 hours (the longer the better).  This will also keep for a while, but there will be some separation in the fridge--you just have to stir again to get the consistency back.

Both of these are pretty quick to make, very tasty, and get a lot of appreciation at parties.  Enjoy!
 
2013-06-13 07:15:33 PM

bourbonslurp: akula: I have a minor shellfish allergy. It means I don't cook shellfish.

It's annoying. I miss shrimp something awful. That was good eating. Ditto scallops. I never really got into lobster- just didn't have much taste for me. I can eat clam chowder with no issues, but a seafood bisque will usually have me throat clearing a lot... the same reaction I get to cats.

Thank God I'm not allergic to peanuts. I love me some peanuts.

I shave the cats first and leave them on the grill a bit longer than most people do, so I don't have that problem.


Really?  From what I've been hearing, shaved pussy is going out of style.
 
2013-06-13 07:24:54 PM

GladGirl: Gough: My wife, son, and grandson all need to eat gluten-free foods.  At first, having to read all the labels was a pain.  In the long run, it meant that we use a lot fewer ingredients that have labels.  As Michael Pollan would say, we shop around the edges of the grocery store.

/Thank goodness for Pamela's GF baking mix, Franz GF breads, and Blue Diamond Almond crackers.

San Francisco has a grocery store that's entirely gluten-free. Even if you don't live around here, you can order online from them:  http://www.gfrgrocery.com/


Thanks for the link.
 
2013-06-13 07:27:56 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: So here's a tough one: suppose you and some buddies want to throw a BBQ, and some vegan friends who are very offended at the concept of eating meat want to be part of things, but don't want anything to do with a BBQ? Is there any way to Shatner out of that situation, or do you just have to request to your offended friends that they join other festivities later on?

/This would be a fine fake Dear Abby letter


Just straight up tell them it's going to be a BBQ because that's what you guys want to do this time, and that they are welcome to come later after the meat cooking has died down, but otherwise, it'll be up to them what they want to do.  If they're that uncomfortable seeing people eat meat, they'll just have to skip, and if you're worried about your relationship with them you can have a different party/soiree/drink-'em-up later that better fits them.  But if they're so sensitive and prissy that they can't handle other people's personal choices, they're probably going to be unhappy about a lot more than just your party.
Some people like to be martyrs and be all up in everyone else's business--be it religion, sex, food stuff, politics, the kind of car/computer/phone/pet/shoes--and nothing is going to stop them.  I've been a vegetarian for years, but I certainly don't expect other people to change themselves for me, nor do I make a big deal about it (except for the time a former boss ordered pizza for the office, and every single pie was full-on meat-lovers, not even one cheese pizza; the muslim guy and I had a great time out at lunch together that day, after we both just kind of stared at boss and said "what is wrong with you?").
 
2013-06-13 07:33:48 PM

stonelotus: feed them what they're allergic to.  they're never going to know their limits until they exceed them.


I'd be fairly amused if someone tried that with me, since my reaction to clams is copious vomiting, and I usually can't make it to a bathroom first. So go ahead and feed me some if you don't mind you and everything you love getting puked on.
 
2013-06-13 07:36:54 PM

slobberbone: they can bring food from home.

/if i hear a vegetarian is coming, i put bacon on the salads.


I call shens--someone this petulant and immature can't possibly have any friends to invite over.


/Well, unless his mom starts allowing guests in the basement...
 
2013-06-13 07:38:52 PM
my SO's cousin can't have hops/grain/whatever that is in beer, so we just serve'm vodka. Problem solved.

/what is it in beer that makes some people have a 'hives' type reaction?
 
2013-06-13 07:46:14 PM

nanim: my SO's cousin can't have hops/grain/whatever that is in beer, so we just serve'm vodka. Problem solved.

/what is it in beer that makes some people have a 'hives' type reaction?


It could be the hops, since most people only consume hops through beer.
 
2013-06-13 08:07:51 PM
My daughter is allergic to dairy and garlic (I tried to convince my wife to put her up for adoption after we found out, but to no avail).  Garlic is in EVERYTHING and its not a common enough allergen to ever warrant a special market.

Combined with the milk allergy, we enjoy the weird paradigm of making almost everything from scratch (to avoid garlic and dairy), and yet have to buy the lowest grade butter substitute and "convenience" foods such as pancake mix and biscuits.   (110% yellow colored lard! Generic pancake mix...now with 50% more sawdust!)

/could kill for a real pizza right now
 
2013-06-13 08:34:22 PM

Theaetetus: Everyone loves my peanut-stuffed fried shrimp with cream sauce.


Recipe?
 
2013-06-13 08:40:28 PM
Having a spouse who is highly allergic (not intolerant) to dairy has made me really pick up some tricks on baking and candy. Most of what I make is dairy-free and no one ever knows it. I tend to replace butter with a Californian olive oil that is very buttery in flavor or in a pinch, Fleischman's no salt margarine has no dairy (most margarine likes to throw in whey.) I've even managed to figure out a pretty decent dairy-free caramel... that took some work.  Today I made my first foray into vegan baking with ground flax and water for egg replacement.

/inveterate label reader
/even better baker
 
2013-06-13 08:46:22 PM
tortured my college English prof. with pasta during the semester, as I was always bringing in something during class.  Offered to make something, but she and her hubby are both allergic to pretty much everything.

Never again.  That meal was both expensive and nigh on impossible.  I had to improvise for pretty much every ingredient in my normal fish casserole.  No cheese due to a casin(sp?) allergy, so I threw in a non-dairy casin-free cheese.  Gluten free pasta.  Sauce that couldn't be based in olive oil.  Farking nightmare.  Gluten free bread ... yeah, that about sums it up.

/they ate every bit of it, she said
//couldn't eat it: the cheese didn't melt.  Whoever heard of cheese that doesn't melt?
 
2013-06-13 09:00:30 PM
The ex-fiance also was "allergic" to almost everything, too, except she was allergic because she didn't like stuff.  Tomatoes.  Celery. carrots.  The list goes on and on.  Caught her in her lie a few times, her having suddenly developed an allergy to something she had eaten with gusto a few weeks prior, but which I made a different way that night. "I'm allergic" translated to, "I don't want to eat that."  Fine, but say you don't like it, don't cross everything off the list.  My thing is Italian/Med. cuisine.  Can you imagine cooking my style without touching olive oil or tomatoes?  No garlic, are you kidding me?

/she started having negative feelings towards salt and I cut that shiat in the bud
//make your own damn food, I'm cooking here
///she started eating real food when I wouldn't specially prepare one-off dishes for her acquired tastes
 
2013-06-13 09:03:28 PM

GrahamManning: peanut, gluten and lactose intolerant people are all just pansies that need to be culled from the herd


Wow, came to say pretty much the same.
Was still thinking about it sounding too mean.
But hey, right there at the top, someone said it for me.
 
2013-06-13 09:36:06 PM

shortymac: Calmamity: mysticcat: /Board Certified Allergist

Will you answer a question for me? A woman I know has been going through thinking she's allergic to this or that and finally went and got a full spectrum test (or whatever it's called).

Results all came back negative. Gluten, corn, whatever else. All of it.  Great, stop blaming your mood swings on nonexistent allergies, right?

But no, the farking Doctor told her that the fact that she had been avoiding those foods (she hasn't been, at least not religiously) may still mean that she is allergic. Gah! Fu*king thanks a lot Dr. Enabler.

Should I hunt this guy down and smack him around, or is that legit?

Thats what happened to me with the celiac test. You have to have a certain amount of antibodies in blood to trigger a positive result.

Long story short, after returning home from the hospital my mom put me on the gf diet bc she assumed I had celiac like my aunt.

I finally got my test done 2 weeks later and it came back neg.

Now doctors are saying that you have to eat gluten for 3 weeks to make sure to get the right result.


Sure, but Celiac disease is not an allergy.  Very different

Princess Ryans Knickers: mysticcat: Celiac disease (gluten) is nasty, but it is not an allergy.  Many people who are "gluten-free" have no evidence of celiac disease and are just being trendy.

Peanut allergy can be deadly.  For real.  Somewhere around 80% of people who carry a diagnosis of peanut allergy are not peanut allergic.

She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison) -That's really odd.  Does she have alpha-gal sensitivity?

/Board Certified Allergist

However, gluten sensitivity can cause all kinds of problems. Especially weight gain around the waist.


aka Biscuit Toxicity
 
2013-06-13 09:47:42 PM

LeroyBourne: Bathia_Mapes: mysticcat: Does she have alpha-gal sensitivity?

I honestly don't know. I just know that she's had this problem with eating meat from hooved animals since she was a young child, and that's years before I met her. I felt it was too nosy for me to go in depth as to the reasons why. She's like me when it comes to reading labels too.

And I do have a legitimate peanut allergy. Have had it since I was 16 years old, so over 40 years of not being able to eat PB&J sanwiches. I miss PB&J sandwiches. :-(

I've had soy peanut butter (no peanuts of course) that I couldn't tell the difference.  Check it out.


Thanks. I'll see if I can find some. I've tried both almond and cashew butter, and I like both, but they tend to be expensive. And they aren't nearly as satisfying taste-wise as peanut butter.
 
2013-06-13 09:48:23 PM
I am deathly allergic to crustaceans so no shrimp crab or lobster, but can eat other kinds of shellfish so I just avoid it.

On a side note I may have found a way to build up a tolerance to it, 2 years ago got some red cherry shrimp for my aquarium at first I would get a mild rash when I changed the water or worked in the tank so I had to have gloves but after 2 years I don't have any reaction working with the tank
 
2013-06-13 09:51:53 PM

fickenchucker: She avoids things she's allergic to and asks questions if she's not sure.


Which is what someone with allergies should be doing. It's called personal responsibility.
 
2013-06-13 09:53:30 PM

Trance354: tortured my college English prof. with pasta during the semester, as I was always bringing in something during class.  Offered to make something, but she and her hubby are both allergic to pretty much everything.

Never again.  That meal was both expensive and nigh on impossible.  I had to improvise for pretty much every ingredient in my normal fish casserole.  No cheese due to a casin(sp?) allergy, so I threw in a non-dairy casin-free cheese.  Gluten free pasta.  Sauce that couldn't be based in olive oil.  Farking nightmare.  Gluten free bread ... yeah, that about sums it up.

/they ate every bit of it, she said
//couldn't eat it: the cheese didn't melt.  Whoever heard of cheese that doesn't melt?


heh...must be the same I use with my daughter. I can't stand it either. The trick is to use less of the cheese...it doesn't become a gluelike mess then.
 
2013-06-13 09:53:35 PM
EGGLESS MICROWAVE TORILLAS (tortilla press required)
Recipe makes two (2) tortillas.

1/4 cup each:
almond flour, chia or flax meal, and chestnut flour.

1 Tbsp tapioca flour

1/4 teaspoon psyllium mixed with 1/4 cup water (allow to gel for 10-15 minutes)

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 teaspoon spice mix (your choice- we use chile powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper in equal proportions)

1 teaspoon baking powder

INSTRUCTIONS:
Combine dry ingredients (IOW- everything but the psyllium and olive oil) in a bowl and mix.
In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients.
Combine both bowls together- you should come out with workable dough you can handle with your hands.

Use ice-cream scoop to measure out a ball of dough, place dough ball on small piece of parchment paper. Place doughball & paper in center of tortilla press. Cover dough ball with another bit of parchment paper and press. This should make an approximate 6-inch circle of flattened dough. You can make two (2) dough balls this size with a bit left over. NOTE- you can purchase parchment rounds in various sizes from Amazon.

Remove top sheet of parchment paper and, using the bottom paper, flip the flattened dough ball onto a microwave-safe plate (no need to oil the plate). Remove the rest of the parchment paper. Microwave on HIGH for 60-seconds (YMMV- our microwave is 1000W).

Remove plate to cooling rack and wait until cooled to the point where you can safely handle the plate. Use butterknife to gently loosen edge of tortilla from plate, slowly working your way in to the center. Once the tortilla is free from the plate, turn it over and return to cooling rack (minus the plate) so the bottom can cool off, too.

Stuff tortilla with desired ingredients. This tortilla is flexible, freezable, and re-heatable (on HIGH for 10 seconds).

You can also use this recipe for mini pizza crusts. Bake in oven vice microwave (350 for 10 minutes). This will make the tortilla rigid enough to eat with your hands.
 
2013-06-13 10:03:02 PM
BREAKFAST BREAD IN A BOWL

1 Tbsp almond flour
1 Tbsp flax meal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sugar
1 beaten egg white (the damned things refuse to submit, so we beat 'em)
1 splash of olive oil

Mix dry ingredients, then add egg and oil to create a wettish batter. Pour batter into greased microwave-safe cereal bowl or ramekin. Microwave on HIGH for 80 seconds.

Turn out and slice. Serve warm, or allow to cool and toast it.
 
2013-06-13 10:04:23 PM
I got nothing.
As usual.
However, we do and will eat just about anything that does not eat us first, and a lot of stuff that might had had it seen us before we saw it.
And snakes.
Ever had rattlesnake fajitas?
Try Sweetwater Texas, Yummy fun, but seasonal.
 
2013-06-13 10:21:42 PM

PsiChick: Eutamias21: I regularly get together with three girls for dinner and hanging out. One is a powerlifter, one is gluten sensitive, and one is Paleo. High protein, gluten free, no dairy/sugar/cultivated grains of any kind.

It's retarded.

That's my diet, only I'm okay with corn\rice. Just no wheat.

/I cheat
//A lot
///Still losing weight
////THYROID. It works miracles.

Calmamity: mysticcat: /Board Certified Allergist

Will you answer a question for me? A woman I know has been going through thinking she's allergic to this or that and finally went and got a full spectrum test (or whatever it's called).

Results all came back negative. Gluten, corn, whatever else. All of it.  Great, stop blaming your mood swings on nonexistent allergies, right?

But no, the farking Doctor told her that the fact that she had been avoiding those foods (she hasn't been, at least not religiously) may still mean that she is allergic. Gah! Fu*king thanks a lot Dr. Enabler.

Should I hunt this guy down and smack him around, or is that legit?

Her symptoms are mood swings? Uh...if that's bipolar, it may well be triggered by food, or at least blood sugar. You have to keep your body relatively balanced to keep moods to a minimum. And definitely different foods can do different things to unmedicated and unbalanced neurochemistry.

If her main symptom is mood swings, that might be a bipolar thing, not a food allergy.

/Though on the upside, chocolate will now be MAGIC.
//Seriously, chocolate is freakin' crack.


Not to be a picky know it all, but mood swings by no means indicate bipolar disorder.

Poor mood regulation and/or inadequate coping mechanisms for distress tolerance may be indicative of a mental health issue, but not necessarily. She should meet with a psychologist for an evaluation if she wants to rule things out.
 
2013-06-13 10:24:52 PM

Shostie: ahab: Bathia_Mapes: She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison).

That's one of the strangest things I've heard in the dietary restriction realm.

Are we sure she's not, like, Jewish?

Because I'm pretty sure Jews can eat that stuff, they just don't want to.


Animals that chew their cud and have cloven (split) hooves are Kosher.  Has to be both specifications, not just one. Shellfish and eating milk and meat together are no-gos as well.
I eat bacon... I'm a bad Jew. :(

I'd go nuts (no pun intended) if I had a food allergy- more props to those of you that find creative ways to get around them.
 
2013-06-13 10:33:09 PM
I have two vegetarians so if I am making something like bbq I make sure we have meat (and meat contaminant?) free sides (which isn't hard) and maybe veggie kabobs or another suitable veggie 'main'.

For Thanksgiving I still do turkey but I make my stuffing vegetarian and make a vegetarian main dish like stuffed/roasted butternut squash as well.

Not hard. As for gluten free- is it that hard to make a gluten free main dish and some sides? Hello- meat? I have a friend with Celiac disease (like actual 'if I eat gluten I will be in pain for a week; also, remember when I mysteriously lost 20 lbs and looked like I was dying? Yea, this is what is wrong with me'). She loves eating VEGETABLES and MEAT. I love eating those things too, so cooking gluten free isn't hard.

Last, we have a seriously lactose intolerant guy at work. I bake things for my coworkers all the time. Sadly (for him), I do not make things lactose free for him. Not really because I am a jerk, but he really won't eat any random food unless he can read the label or it is clearly free of milk products (vegetables). People do bring him Oreos though (which very strangely are free of milk products...).
 
2013-06-13 10:39:32 PM
*/pet peeve

:)
 
2013-06-13 10:54:23 PM

Wenchmaster: EGGLESS MICROWAVE TORILLAS (tortilla press required)
Recipe makes two (2) tortillas.

1/4 cup each:
almond flour, chia or flax meal, and chestnut flour.

1 Tbsp tapioca flour

1/4 teaspoon psyllium mixed with 1/4 cup water (allow to gel for 10-15 minutes)

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 teaspoon spice mix (your choice- we use chile powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper in equal proportions)

1 teaspoon baking powder

INSTRUCTIONS:
Combine dry ingredients (IOW- everything but the psyllium and olive oil) in a bowl and mix.
In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients.
Combine both bowls together- you should come out with workable dough you can handle with your hands.

Use ice-cream scoop to measure out a ball of dough, place dough ball on small piece of parchment paper. Place doughball & paper in center of tortilla press. Cover dough ball with another bit of parchment paper and press. This should make an approximate 6-inch circle of flattened dough. You can make two (2) dough balls this size with a bit left over. NOTE- you can purchase parchment rounds in various sizes from Amazon.

Remove top sheet of parchment paper and, using the bottom paper, flip the flattened dough ball onto a microwave-safe plate (no need to oil the plate). Remove the rest of the parchment paper. Microwave on HIGH for 60-seconds (YMMV- our microwave is 1000W).

Remove plate to cooling rack and wait until cooled to the point where you can safely handle the plate. Use butterknife to gently loosen edge of tortilla from plate, slowly working your way in to the center. Once the tortilla is free from the plate, turn it over and return to cooling rack (minus the plate) so the bottom can cool off, too.

Stuff tortilla with desired ingredients. This tortilla is flexible, freezable, and re-heatable (on HIGH for 10 seconds).

You can also use this recipe for mini pizza crusts. Bake in oven vice microwave (350 for 10 minutes). This will make the tortilla rigid enough to eat with your hands.


You know that corn and flour tortillas don't have egg in them, right?
 
2013-06-13 10:54:49 PM

Gough: silverblues: I have Celiac Disease, and one big thing I can tell you is if you regularly cook for people with food restrictions, then get an allergen scanner app for your phone. It's so much easier than trying to decypher the fine print of ingredients.

Pho is probably one of the best foods you can learn to make that is gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.

Thanks for the tip on the GF Kikoman Soy Sauce, I'll have to track some of that down.


The best Gluten free soy sauce is Bragg's Liquid Aminos; it is brilliant.  A close second is Tamari.
 
2013-06-13 11:10:25 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: slobberbone: they can bring food from home.

/if i hear a vegetarian is coming, i put bacon on the salads.

fickenchucker: How about "bring your own shiat or eat what's served"?

You two don't actually LIKE your friends, huh?



I hang out with people who take responsibility for their real or imagined quirks.  I hate bell peppers more than anything else in life and have never asked other people to alter their dishes.  My friends and family eat what they're served or make their own adjustments.
 
2013-06-13 11:36:07 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: How in the f*ck are peanuts a "modern horror"?



Um... because people with peanut allergies die when they eat them.
 
2013-06-13 11:40:05 PM
I'm allergic to bananas (among other things, but bananas make my throat close up) so I read labels, keep my epipen handy, and ask about the inclusion of bananas if there's, for instance, a fruit salad at a party. My other allergies, like olive oil, are more mild for now (face puffs up, but throat has yet to close shut) so I avoid certain salad dressings, etc.

It's not a hard thing to follow, but I do miss bananas and things like fresh bread dipped in olive oil desperately. I found out the hard way that I can't even eat Jelly Belly jelly beans that are banana flavored if I want to continue breathing. :(
 
2013-06-13 11:44:53 PM

kabar: Oh look, it's this thread again.  The one where somehow, 25% of the US miraculously contracted celiac disease within the last 3 years.


Wheat sensitivity (which people often think is gluten sensitivity) is not due to a miraculous increase in celiac disease.  It is due to the genetic mutation of wheat.  What we call wheat is not wheat.  The wheat grown now contains a protein that ALL people are sensitive too.  Some of us just have healthy enough bodies to let us know there is a problem.  The rest of you dumbf*ks are running on Big Macs and Doritos and your system is so plugged up with trans fats and msg that you wouldn't know a food sensitivity if it hit you in your fat face.

Just because you're too dumb to understand it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
 
2013-06-14 12:04:49 AM

sugarhi: PsiChick: 
If her main symptom is mood swings, that might be a bipolar thing, not a food allergy.
Not to be a picky know it all, but mood swings by no means indicate bipolar disorder.
Poor mood regulation and/or inadequate coping mechanisms for distress tolerance may be indicative of a mental health issue, but not necessarily. She should meet with a psychologist for an evaluation if she wants to rule things out.


Mood swings.  If it is physiological, it's cause is undetermined.   So, more doctors and tests.    There may be something to find, and not all doctors or care providers are excellent.  Good luck.

JesseL: I have to point out that....use the terms interchangeably.

Does it farking matter outside of a clinical discussion? If someone is 'only' going to break out in hives or maybe vomit if they eat something they're sensitive to, is it okay to blow that off? Does there have to be a risk of fatal anaphylaxis for you to give a shiat?


Yo. I'm just trying to be informative.  Some folks have no clue about this stuff.   When dealing with medical issues or concerns, and living with them, it is helpful to try to understand the clinical terms.   Many care providers are BAD at explaining things.  A good care provider should be able to provide resources, or suggest resources.

LeroyBourne:
And I do have a legitimate peanut allergy. Have had it since I was 16 years old, so over 40 years of not being able to eat PB&J sanwiches. I miss PB&J sandwiches. :-(

I've had soy peanut butter (no peanuts of course) that I couldn't tell the difference.  Check it out.


I think that they call it soy butter, or soy nut butter.  Which is ridiculous, soy is not a nut.   Soy is botanically, a legume like peanuts and beans.   I  heartily recommend Nature's Promise Organic Almond Butter.  Very yummy.   Pricey though.

Jacob_Roberson: Rhypskallion: My loved one blisters in minutes when she eats even a drop of vinegar.

Strange. Has she tried a distilled vinegar, or is this only apple cider/balsamic/some other vinegar with a lot of other stuff in it? Because I thought vinegar is an unavoidable natural metabolic product somewhere in the body... or microbes we carry around with us... or something. I could be wrong.


Yes.   She's a chef, and has been very meticulous in testing variations.

cardex: I am deathly allergic to crustaceans so no shrimp crab or lobster, but can eat other kinds of shellfish so I just avoid it. On a side note I may have found a way to build up a tolerance to it, 2 years ago got some red cherry shrimp for my aquarium at first I would get a mild rash when I changed the water or worked in the tank so I had to have gloves but after 2 years I don't have any reaction working with the tank


Problem:   You have no idea if there was some other contaminant in the tank that is no longer present that could have caused the rashes.
 
2013-06-14 12:32:09 AM
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There. Problem solved. Thanks for coming.
 
2013-06-14 01:00:42 AM
substitue cooked quinoa in recipes that call for flour. You can make nice moist muffins and cakes with cooked quinoa.

otherwise, since I hate buying flour, I've made gluten free flour out of mixing buckwheat, rice, tapioca starch, arrowroot powder, chia seeds sometimes, xantham gum. I made some pretty decent pie pastries with these ingredients.

If you enjoy cooking, its actually kind of fun to experiment with weird diets. I was cooking for myself when I did a no gluten, lactose, vinegar, yeast, sugar and fruit diet. I wouldnt want to do that diet all the time but I learned a lot about cooking.

almond butter in pad thai-esque stirfry is also really really awesome if you need to cook peanut free.
 
2013-06-14 01:02:32 AM

sugarhi: Her symptoms are mood swings? Uh...if that's bipolar, it may well be triggered by food, or at least blood sugar. You have to keep your body relatively balanced to keep moods to a minimum. And definitely different foods can do different things to unmedicated and unbalanced neurochemistry.

If her main symptom is mood swings, that might be a bipolar thing, not a food allergy.

/Though on the upside, chocolate will now be MAGIC.
//Seriously, chocolate is freakin' crack.

Not to be a picky know it all, but mood swings by no means indicate bipolar disorder.

Poor mood regulation and/or inadequate coping mechanisms for distress tolerance may be indicative of a mental health issue, but not necessarily. She should meet with a psychologist for an evaluation if she wants to rule things out.


Oh, certainly not, but if it's linked to something like food (or appears to be), that would indicate a biological basis. Ain't much that'll cause that.

neefafeefa: Agreed - I love being (95%) Paleo - I still eat legumes and cheat once in a while.  Shed 20lbs since March :)  I ate some pizza last night, and have been feeling terrible all day today.  For all of you that have general aches, pains, depression, low sex drive, fatigue, etc - try going grain, refined sugar and lactose free for just two weeks - it's difficult at first, but you will feel and look 100% better.


I feel SO GOOD eating more meat and veggies. Holy fark. MEAT IS AMAZING.

/Bread and sugar don't fark with me, but making my diet meatier really helps.
 
2013-06-14 01:15:41 AM

Rhypskallion: sugarhi: PsiChick: 
If her main symptom is mood swings, that might be a bipolar thing, not a food allergy.
Not to be a picky know it all, but mood swings by no means indicate bipolar disorder.
Poor mood regulation and/or inadequate coping mechanisms for distress tolerance may be indicative of a mental health issue, but not necessarily. She should meet with a psychologist for an evaluation if she wants to rule things out.

Mood swings.  If it is physiological, it's cause is undetermined.   So, more doctors and tests.    There may be something to find, and not all doctors or care providers are excellent.  Good luck.

JesseL: I have to point out that....use the terms interchangeably.

Does it farking matter outside of a clinical discussion? If someone is 'only' going to break out in hives or maybe vomit if they eat something they're sensitive to, is it okay to blow that off? Does there have to be a risk of fatal anaphylaxis for you to give a shiat?

Yo. I'm just trying to be informative.  Some folks have no clue about this stuff.   When dealing with medical issues or concerns, and living with them, it is helpful to try to understand the clinical terms.   Many care providers are BAD at explaining things.  A good care provider should be able to provide resources, or suggest resources.

LeroyBourne:
And I do have a legitimate peanut allergy. Have had it since I was 16 years old, so over 40 years of not being able to eat PB&J sanwiches. I miss PB&J sandwiches. :-(

I've had soy peanut butter (no peanuts of course) that I couldn't tell the difference.  Check it out.

I think that they call it soy butter, or soy nut butter.  Which is ridiculous, soy is not a nut.   Soy is botanically, a legume like peanuts and beans.   I  heartily recommend Nature's Promise Organic Almond Butter.  Very yummy.   Pricey though.

Jacob_Roberson: Rhypskallion: My loved one blisters in minutes when she eats even a drop of vinegar.

Strange. Has she tried a distilled vinegar, or is this only apple cider/balsamic/some other vinegar with a lot of other stuff in it? Because I thought vinegar is an unavoidable natural metabolic product somewhere in the body... or microbes we carry around with us... or something. I could be wrong.

Yes.   She's a chef, and has been very meticulous in testing variations.

cardex: I am deathly allergic to crustaceans so no shrimp crab or lobster, but can eat other kinds of shellfish so I just avoid it. On a side note I may have found a way to build up a tolerance to it, 2 years ago got some red cherry shrimp for my aquarium at first I would get a mild rash when I changed the water or worked in the tank so I had to have gloves but after 2 years I don't have any reaction working with the tank

Problem:   You have no idea if there was some other contaminant in the tank that is no longer present that could have caused the rashes.


True but the only time I are lobster I had a nice trip to the ER in the back of an ambulance, and when they gave me a shrimp egg roll after I ordered a chicken one I broke out in hives, I could not breath and passed out before my x ran to the car and got my eppie pen. I would say its good probability the shrimp are the cause of the rash (well that and my allergist thinks its worth doing a study on and ask me to sign release forms for a paper on the subject)
 
2013-06-14 06:45:54 AM
Peanut butter french toast

2 slices wheat bread, 1/2 inch thick
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
Jar of peanut butter


Directions:
1
Remove crusts from bread.
2
Place one slice on top of the other and cut the sandwich in half, making certain that the cut edges match exactly.
3
Preheat oven to 325°F.
4
Beat egg, milk and salt.
5
Dip sandwich in mixture and let soak until all of the liquid is absorbed.
6
Meanwhile, heat a shallow fry pan, add a bit of butter or oil and toast sandwich well on each side.
7
Transfer to a cookie sheet.
8
Bake for 15 minutes exactly and serve immediately.
9
The French toast will be light and puffy.
 10
Slather with copious amounts of peanut butter. Add pine nuts or even cheese, if that gets your rocks off.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 09:02:44 AM

HalfOffOffer: Skywolf the Scribbler: How in the f*ck are peanuts a "modern horror"?


Um... because people with peanut allergies die when they eat them.


Don't go making sense with that one. Lost on deaf ears.
 
2013-06-14 10:41:34 AM
 
2013-06-14 11:36:09 AM

HalfOffOffer: kabar: Oh look, it's this thread again.  The one where somehow, 25% of the US miraculously contracted celiac disease within the last 3 years.

Wheat sensitivity (which people often think is gluten sensitivity) is not due to a miraculous increase in celiac disease.  It is due to the genetic mutation of wheat.  What we call wheat is not wheat.  The wheat grown now contains a protein that ALL people are sensitive too.  Some of us just have healthy enough bodies to let us know there is a problem.  The rest of you dumbf*ks are running on Big Macs and Doritos and your system is so plugged up with trans fats and msg that you wouldn't know a food sensitivity if it hit you in your fat face.

Just because you're too dumb to understand it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.


[citation needed]
 
2013-06-14 03:51:17 PM

FrancoFile: HalfOffOffer: kabar: Oh look, it's this thread again.  The one where somehow, 25% of the US miraculously contracted celiac disease within the last 3 years.

Wheat sensitivity (which people often think is gluten sensitivity) is not due to a miraculous increase in celiac disease.  It is due to the genetic mutation of wheat.  What we call wheat is not wheat.  The wheat grown now contains a protein that ALL people are sensitive too.  Some of us just have healthy enough bodies to let us know there is a problem.  The rest of you dumbf*ks are running on Big Macs and Doritos and your system is so plugged up with trans fats and msg that you wouldn't know a food sensitivity if it hit you in your fat face.

Just because you're too dumb to understand it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

[citation needed]


Citation: Wheat Belly.

It's an interesting theory, it may explain why my family (Celiac gene carriers - Aunt almost died from it in the 50's, pre-fad) have had a sudden explosion of late-in-life Celiac cases and other GI issues.
 
2013-06-14 05:08:35 PM

shortymac: FrancoFile: HalfOffOffer: kabar: Oh look, it's this thread again.  The one where somehow, 25% of the US miraculously contracted celiac disease within the last 3 years.

Wheat sensitivity (which people often think is gluten sensitivity) is not due to a miraculous increase in celiac disease.  It is due to the genetic mutation of wheat.  What we call wheat is not wheat.  The wheat grown now contains a protein that ALL people are sensitive too.  Some of us just have healthy enough bodies to let us know there is a problem.  The rest of you dumbf*ks are running on Big Macs and Doritos and your system is so plugged up with trans fats and msg that you wouldn't know a food sensitivity if it hit you in your fat face.

Just because you're too dumb to understand it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

[citation needed]

Citation: Wheat Belly.

It's an interesting theory, it may explain why my family (Celiac gene carriers - Aunt almost died from it in the 50's, pre-fad) have had a sudden explosion of late-in-life Celiac cases and other GI issues.


A book that's been pimped on Dr. Oz is not a citation.
 
2013-06-14 06:33:30 PM

shortymac: FrancoFile: HalfOffOffer: kabar: Oh look, it's this thread again.  The one where somehow, 25% of the US miraculously contracted celiac disease within the last 3 years.

Wheat sensitivity (which people often think is gluten sensitivity) is not due to a miraculous increase in celiac disease.  It is due to the genetic mutation of wheat.  What we call wheat is not wheat.  The wheat grown now contains a protein that ALL people are sensitive too.  Some of us just have healthy enough bodies to let us know there is a problem.  The rest of you dumbf*ks are running on Big Macs and Doritos and your system is so plugged up with trans fats and msg that you wouldn't know a food sensitivity if it hit you in your fat face.

Just because you're too dumb to understand it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

[citation needed]

Citation: Wheat Belly.

It's an interesting theory, it may explain why my family (Celiac gene carriers - Aunt almost died from it in the 50's, pre-fad) have had a sudden explosion of late-in-life Celiac cases and other GI issues.


Get thee immediately to AMP Floracel. And I mean f*cking  immediately.
Saves lives and is  truly a miracle pill. I shat thee not.  Everyone I know who has used it has been cured. Do Not Delay and no ... I am in no way associated with the Company.
 
2013-06-15 02:04:01 AM
My wife is gluten sensitive, so we tend to keep the gluten down to a minimum. Not much of an adjustment for me personally.

Other than that, two of the people in our gaming group have mushroom alergies, one deathly so (I saw him hospitalized once due to cross-contamination), so anything I make on my nights to cook simply have no 'shrooms in them.
 
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