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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
12/3/10 8:24 P

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Have not seen those but LENTIL chips are good...light, crispy and low cal! Plus some fiber! Look for them!

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12/3/10 3:45 P

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i tried these gf chips yesterday, they were made from pinto beans and flax. They were light and crispy, but the flavor was, well, ODD. The first bite tasted great, but as you chewed it just got flavorless and yuck. I just can't explain it to you. So needless to say they got pitched in the trash, but on the good side, they only cost a dollar at foodlion! (now i know why!)

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12/2/10 12:40 P

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AFter tasting Sabra Hummus there is no way my husband is allowing anywhere near the food processor.

There website, atleast last time this question came up said they can't guarantee it, but I have been eating it for more than a year and not one time have I had a problem.

In fact, we recently joined Costco and you can buy a tub of the stuff. Which we were doing on a weekly basis. I think too much hummus (beans) finally gave us a bit of a bloated feeling but nothing like how I feel when I get hold of gluten!!!

It should be safe to eat in reasonable amounts! Enjoy!!

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12/2/10 11:39 A

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Hey, if you want hummus and don't want to bother with worry, it is insanely easy to prepare. I make it every other week and store it in the fridge. It takes like five minutes to make. You need a food processor. the blender might work but it would need a wide base. the ingredients and amounts are all in measurements of 2. 2 cans of chickpeas or garbonzo bean, draine. 2 tbs of lemon juice (fresh is what you can get out of one lemon) 2 Tbs of tahini, 2 tbs of garlic. toss them all in the processor and give it a whirl till they are all blended! That is it. and if you want to do roasted red pepper, you can buy it in a can or roast them yourself. I slice in half, put on cookie sheet in oven under the broiler till all black. pop in paper bag and fold top and set for about 5 minutes, then peel the black charred skin off and toss in the processor with the other stuff. one pepper for the whole thing. now, i like garlic in mine so i do the two tbs. but you can do the less than tablespoons, so give it a try and see if you like it. some people stream in olive oil. I don't do that, cause it is so wonderful just as is i dont see a reason to add fat to the mix. But if you like it, give it a try. It stores well in the fridge and is naturally gluten free. I love this stuff! nutritious, yummy and convenient! How awesome is that?

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10/14/10 11:48 A

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Thanks for even asking this question on the team. I've had a tub that I see first thing when I open the fridge in the morning - in fact, I just blogged about how I'm craving it. When I called the company, they said same as others here have mentioned: they cannot guarantee gf because of possible cross contamination from outside suppliers (which may change without notice of course - just like meds/supps - any product ...). It IS helpful to know y'all haven't had issues, the ones who've tried. THANKS for sharing. I'm legume free, but sometimes I need a change (what's the saying? "A change is like a vacation!" comes to mind - lol).

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10/13/10 10:03 P

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Next time ask her if she would say that to a person who is allergic to peanuts. Bet she would not.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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10/13/10 2:18 P

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Well I just have 'that kind of luck' and know to always CMA! I have to ask 'what is the worst thing that can happen?' and I prepare for it.

Usually I'm grateful I did. Really, my sense of humor comes in handy quite often!!

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10/13/10 1:34 P

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Yeah, she's a real sweetie! NOT!

I can see where Italian restaurants would be the hardest...I'll miss those the most but am so happy to discover some really good gluten-free pastas to have at home. I worked with this same restaurant many years ago when I was in charge of the Christmas party for my former department and had a coworker with CD. I don't remember what we came up with since it was so long ago but he was really happy with the choice and had no problems afterwards.

I laughed at putting the salad dressing in a ziploc bag. I learned the hard way when I took my own maple syrup to a restaurant and figured since I put it in a container with what I thought was a good top, it would be fine. I didn't figure on the fact that my purse had so much stuff in it that it would work it free. What a mess! I didn't feel too smart that day!



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10/13/10 1:28 P

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That was really unneeded. I'm in a bowling league and have been for more years then I've been GF. The 1st year for our end of year dinner on the request form that I needed GF. the next year on the choices of places to go was one of the few pizza parlors with GF pizza so I wouldn't be left out. Thats where we went and I got my own little pizza. Most people didn't even question a few did and I just replied that I had food allergies, to not make a scene.

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10/13/10 1:06 P

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That was a snotty and unnecessary comment to have made, but you will find the world is full of people like that.

I can guarantee that snotty person would be the one to make the company person phone the restaurant for a GF meal. She wouldn't have thought about it otherwise.

Watch out for salad dressings. Those are the hardest. Most often you get stuck w/oil and vinegar. I sometime take a small container w/some GF dressing in it and then put the container in a ziploc bag. Just in case!

Annies makes a Tuscan Dressing that is deish!

Italian food restaurants are the hardest for me. I am always worried about cross contamination. Look online and see if they post their menu.

Check w/the mgr. Most are really really nice and don't mind the special requests.

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10/13/10 12:55 P

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Thanks to all of you for such quick responses. I get out of one post and see more replies...such a help...so exiting.

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10/13/10 12:52 P

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USETOBAGGODDESS, thanks for the info. That makes me really happy to know it hasn't bothered you. I agree that companies feel they have to CTA but I was hoping they could at least tell me what was included in the "natural flavors" or seasonings.

I'm so happy I found this team...it will make this process so much easier. I'm still pretty anxious about it especially since the holidays are coming. I already had someone I work with ask me if I was going to make the person planning our department's Christmas party go to the extra work of having the restaurant (Italian) make me a special meal. I told her I was quite capable of calling the restaurant and was more than happy to pay for my meal myself.

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10/13/10 12:45 P

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It seems to me that they won't say its GF but i eat it all the time without a problem and I'm very sensitive.

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10/13/10 12:43 P

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I wouldn't throw it out w/o trying it. I came across nothing that indicates it is dangerous. In fact, every comment that I saw people were saying that it was fine and tasted delicious.

I eat it every day, literally. Once a week we go to Costco and buy a tub of the stuff.

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10/13/10 12:38 P

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Thanks so much...it was a big help. I agree with you...unless I know for sure, I'd rather stay away from it. I'm sure I can find someone to take it especially since it's unopened. My husband wouldn't think of touching the stuff.

Thanks for the info on the safe/unsafe lists...I'll definitely print it out.

Annmarie

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10/13/10 12:33 P

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I hope so because I eat it every week!! By looking at the ingredient list I've never seen what looks like gluten though I don't like the soybean oil.

I will research.....a blog on a celiac site everyone is saying that it is ok and not causing any problems; though the company claims they cannot guarantee there is no cross contamination. The consensus agrees that is a CYA comment put out by most companies.

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10/13/10 12:31 P

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Hi there and welcome to this team. I looked it up on the Internet and it is saying that no one has had any problems with it. However one person stated the company said it could have cross contamination and not sure whether to eat it. Myself, If I am not sure then I just avoid it. Once you hear from the company that may set your mind at ease.

I hope that this has been of some help to you. Also you may want to check www.celiac.com as they have a Safe Gluten-Free and Unsafe Foods & Ingredients. I printed that out and keep it with me at all times.
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10/13/10 12:01 P

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I'm new to gluten-free eating this week so I still have lots of questions and quite a few items in my fridge and cabinets that I don't know if I can eat.

I have some Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus that I wanted to have for lunch but the website doesn't have any info on gluten and I haven't heard back from the company yet as to whether the "seasonings and spices" or "natural flavors" contain gluten.

By any chance, does anyone know? Thanks.

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