Gluten-Free on a Budget – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 56

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4 Replies to “Gluten-Free on a Budget – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 56”

  1. Not a comment on this week’s podcast, but I wanted to share some info with you.

    I just completed a 2 week cruise with Princess and they were absolutely wonderful with food allergies/sensitivities! I am not celiac but do react to wheat products. I wrote to Princess as instructed prior to my cruise and in their response they told me to identify myself to my head waiter when I boarded. They also gave the option to order ahead gluten free beer (by the case) and gluten free vodca (by the bottle).
    Each night at supper the head waiter would bring me the next day’s menu and would assist me in making my choices. Many times there were plenty of choices that were naturally available or only required a simple sauce substitution, but I could also pre order gluten free pasta, pizza (crust was WAY too thick – ask for thin), garlic bread, etc. They make their own gluten free bread and it was very nice. Even in the buffet, when I asked for gluten free bread with my breakfast, the staff knew to offer to have it grilled on the egg station if I didn’t want to use the public toaster!
    I would highly recommend Princess for Celiacs and people with other food sensitivities! They were wonderful!

  2. I know you guys talked about Pizookies (tasty cookie-like dessert served in cast-iron skillets) and how bummed you are that they don’t offer gluten free ones… But I know of a chain here on the west coast (I live in CA) that does! I don’t know how widespread the chain is, but it’s called BJs Brewhouse. They have an extensive gluten free menu including GF beer and, yes, a GF Pizookie! Just thought you would like to know in case you came across a BJs near you!

  3. Too funny. Just now listening to the podcast as I cook spaghetti and heard the bit about Magic Mike. I just went to see it with my wife last night. It’s actually a pretty good movie. Doesn’t glamorize male strippers (though there’s plenty of it in the movie, of course) and has leads about whom you actually care.

  4. I’ve been meaning to write in for ages and ask you about testing kids but now you’ve gone ahead and brought up the topic anyway! This is such a confusing area to me. I was wondering if you had any more information about the genetic test? Both of my parents had what I think is just a basic blood test and they both came back negative. So we still don’t know which side this came from but my father has some mysterious symptoms that his doctors can’t track down (and one of them told him he probably has Lyme and that my sister and I should get tested for Lyme too – despite that fact that I have biopsy-confirmed celiac. Argh!). That’s another story though. Back to the kids…I have a 3yo and a 6yo and they had a blood test a year or two ago and both came back negative. When I brought up the subject of a genetic test their pediatrician suggested we get my husband tested first since, if he is not a carrier, they cannot be carriers. I know in my brain that this is true but my gut (literally!) feels like we still wouldn’t be out of the woods. Your thoughts? Should we just go ahead and insist on getting the kids tested? When your kids had the genetic test was it through their pediatrician? We are in Boston so should I just get us all up to the Beth Israel Celiac Center?

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