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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,256
1/31/11 8:50 P

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I don't buy potato chips at all and rsrely purchase snack size bags of anything. I do purchase organic foods sometimes. (I can taste the chemicals in some produce, such as baby carrots, now that I am accustomed to eating organic. I have bought Mary's Gone Crackers but the price has jumped in my local store. Perhaps they will be under $4 per box at Whole Foods next time I make my trip there. (A word of warning - Don't ever get a piece of MGC caught in your throat. They don't dissolve easily at all and it really hurts! Chew well!)

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1/31/11 6:50 P

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Illteacher52- a snack bag of potato chips can cost a dollar per serving in a lunch pack. There are about 6 servings per box of gone crackers. Organic has its merits for purity.

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1/31/11 6:45 P

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Hello, Team! Welcome Beesparkle and other newbies.

Bailey- you are so right to zip-lock in the excellent crunch freshness!
Hello Dots, thanks for the tips. I am so conservative that a few of the mentioned goodies have a no-no in them’ I have to be so picky! The suggestions may address ideas for others looking for ways to avoid gluten.

Here are some of my musings on why the many snack foods fail to please me.
I have hypothyroidism and the flax and nuts are not on my self-testing good list as well as not recommended by Thyroid specialists.
I have challenge/elimination food/medicine/ health and beauty product tested for three years; I started testing in about mid 2007; before I became a G-F person in May 2008. I questioned G-F before actually ceasing to eat them.
I know well what foods and additive ingredients are not my friends.
I have a serious sulfite intolerance/ allergy. Raisons, onions, garlic, and commercially dehydrated chick peas have sulfites; I need to avoid.
To be an authorized official ‘doctor recognized’ sulfite allergy requires a hospital stay with the heart defibullator machine handy to revive the low ratio of actual sulfite allergic persons after forcing high volumes of this poison into the system; and the adrenal shock epi pin is used to help with recovery if a deep case of anaphylactic secondary shock hits; it has some more sulfites!!!
Kick me while I’m down, why don’t they? And these are the practices of professional doctors in our formal hospitals! Excuse my rant!
Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and nuts tend to be higher in L-arginine over L-lysine naturally in the food nutritional plant matrix (an infection control guide line I live under, or choose to hurt later). Nuts as a snack does not win over my own no-no’s list. Great for others, though!
The less I challenge my adrenals for stress of bad food or stress overload, the better my chances of a possible /better energy recovery.
Anything with citric acid or citrus fruit is common in many commercially made processed foods, including ‘the organics’. I had a fever of 102 learning not to eat these.
And yes, I am avoiding nightshades. The rabbit in my sure misses the crunch and a nice vine ripened juicy tomato. I forgot Gojis are of that plant genesis family, thanks for the heads-up or I would trip on this one. Inflammation is well avoided by avoiding this family of vegetables, for a while any way. Doctors always tell their heart patients to avoid inflammation foods. As a Fibromyalgic person this advice to me is sound.

Normally, organic is a wonderful guide for most people, but for me, it is just another way of saying ‘clean but expensive’ and may still possess a whole food or an additive no-no in the mix. Most of the organic products I have label read or actually tried have my no-no’s in them in one form or another. I sure want to lust after the ones I can eat.
I used to bake breads as a serious hobby, so I have explored flours and discovered the empty calories of carbohydrates are best replaced with another vegetable or the grain and seed servings I can eat.
I never fry in oil, so the bread or flour coating is a lost art for me to eat; the family is still happy that I can and do prepare those dishes for them. The seasoned flour coating becomes gravy or falls off during the baking process. Maybe I need that ‘Nu-Wave’ infra-red oven?
I do not touch baking powder due to the corn starch, I am that sensitive!
And yeast breads (even homemade ones) promote internal gut issues and compounds ill health later that I must endure when I do over-stress.

Life always throws a curve and my immune system works hard and fast; enough to recover without too much energy drain, some muscle and joint pain, and sometimes worse. It is my own self imposed bubble; learned one food at a time; I must ‘veg’ for a while after a bad food, an elimination dieting deliberate intake of a challenging ‘bad food’ or post some other stressor. I yoga, stretch, and do some mild housework but otherwise remain sedate on recovery days. I honestly am working past the anger and anxiety that evolves from taking away food and food choices. Whole sections of whole foods and food groups are removed from my grasp. Like a feral animal; I would want to bite out in anger of the possible loss of the next new no-no I find. Prayers and meditation does work, here!


The greatest love story is your own.
If you miss out of life to the fullest; they win.
You are the happiness master of your own mind.
Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good.
Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness.
I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
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1/31/11 12:28 P

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I love them! I don't eat them that often, and I put them in a zip lock to keep the fresher. I like to bring them with me when I go to parties so I can have some of the appetizers as most people do not have GF crackers or veggies out.





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1/31/11 11:56 A

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Your so right. I seen it again. The duck runs out behind him. Funny.

Thanks.

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1/30/11 10:48 P

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The commercial is an Aflac and it is for health insurance.

Dorothy





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1/30/11 6:52 P

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Thanks Beesparkle! That goat is Angel, my herd queen. She thought the camera might be good to eat.

That is a cute commercial with the goat. There used to be one on the Ricola commercial, but I have not seen it this winter.

Humus is a Lebanese dip made with chick peas, garlic, lemon juice and sesame butter. It is yummy.

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1/30/11 5:01 P

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Those crisp crackers I got at Costco. Yummy.
I got them for New years and I thought they were those wrong kind. I could not eat them. Shoved them in back of a cupboard. Hubby brought them in and showed me. They are G.free all of them. What a variety. I was going to use them for a dip in the artichoke dip. The dip was deadly though. All kinds of wrong stuff. Make one sick if having Celiac. So my hubby loved the dip back then. The rest we threw out. So the crisp crackers are G.free. How sweet !

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1/30/11 4:55 P

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What is hummus? I hear the girls mention it. I am a Canadian so I am loss as what it is?

I thought it was a meat that people have as a Irish person for an occasion.

You say you dip your veggies in it. Interesting.

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1/30/11 4:52 P

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I love your profile Goat. Then what you wrote. You give me some humor this after noon. Saying it is too hard for the teeth. Then I looked at your goat. Awesome! Have you see the commercial with the goat. Some one asks the goat something about billing and he is chewing away and then he asks a gain do you get bonus's he says Nay. Then shakes his head. Something of that sort.
My first time at a glance commercial. It is cute.

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1/30/11 3:02 P

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For a reasonable priced good tasty gf cracker, try either the Blue diamond nut thins(they come in several varieties) or Crunchmaster multigrain crisps( Sams club or Walmart- reasonable priced, Publix way too expensive)

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1/30/11 2:22 P

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Mary's Gone Crackers are so hard I am afraid they will break my teeth.

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1/30/11 2:13 P

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I'm with you on cost. I've pretty much just given up crackers... I dip my veggies in hummus (instead of the cracker) now. Bread is another gone-by. I'm still working on a home-made loaf that has some fiber, but so far no luck. (Plus, I'm in high altitude so that makes baking of any kind tricky - not just gluten-free baking!)

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1/30/11 2:08 P

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Here's a link to the plain cracker. Thanks for the reminder Margie. Did you find out the hard way, ie pain?

I have tried raw crackers from Mauk Family Farms: bit.ly/e9KzQ1 .


RAW BREAKFAST CRUSTS: *Hulled buckwheat, *golden flax seed, *sesame seed, *raisins, *goji berries, sea salt, water.* Organic.

RAW WHEAT FREE CRUSTS: *Brown flax seed, *golden flax seed, *sesame seed, *sunflower seed, *garlic, *onion, *celery seed, *red bell pepper, *parsley, sea salt, *pepper, water. * Organic.

RAW MINERAL RICH CRUSTS: *Pumpkin seeds, *black sesame seed, *white sesame seeds, *golden flax seeds, *garlic, *onion, *dulce flakes, *sea salt, water. *Organic.

The first two have nightshades (goji, red pepper) - are you avoiding those, too? The Mineral Rich would be okay?

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,256
1/30/11 1:56 P

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I just looked at a box of Mary's Gone Crackers and they were over $4 per box. That is not in my budget right now. I am going to have to find a recipe and make my own. I have chia seeds in my smoothie and eat quinoa for breakfast sometimes so I am getting seeds in my diet however, I won't be buying the crackers unless I get a HUGE tax refund!

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1/30/11 1:43 P

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People are concerned about fabulous quality. Mary’s Gone Crackers have a great line of organic products; are they great? In the wise efforts to eat a healthy high fiber diet free of gluten; the choices among other seeds and grains without gluten help satisfy the appetite. When looking for some flavorful crunch from wholesome organic blends served up in nice shapes; of popular round and stick, then look here. One looks forward to the ideal of eating foods that do not cause allergic and or intolerance body reactions.

For the average gluten-free eater Mary’s Gone Crackers made from organic foods are ideal. The assorted accents of Original; Herb Onion; Caraway; and Black pepper can really please the taste buds. Persons of the Gluten-Free persuasion like the way the box or big bag highlights the crisp structuring of the various ingredients. Within each petite organic bite is found: Brown rice, known to be better than plain white rice. Quinoa, the seed from South America that can hold a place of honor on most wonderful food lists. Flax is famous for possessing in its complex dark color the daily essentials of Vitamin “E” with a high fiber matrix powerful enough to make linen clothing. And finally, the classic Sesame seed is always a hit with big nutritional value in every tiny shell. These details are for viewing found on all the produce line packaging.

But what is not listed until the eyes reach the fine print has altered desire to eat them. The fine print on the list of ingredients includes soy. For those with a desire to eat soy, then this beloved snack cracker is sure to please. Should a body need to avoid soy then this special crunchy goodie is to be over-looked for a product without it. Where do your loyalties lie?

Mary's Gone Crackers P.O. Box 965 Gridley, CA 95948
www.marysgonecrackers.com/
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Edited by: MARGIE100%PURE at: 1/30/2011 (13:44)
The greatest love story is your own.
If you miss out of life to the fullest; they win.
You are the happiness master of your own mind.
Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good.
Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness.
I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
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