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My son's girlfriend was diagnosed with a (mild) allergy to wheat (not gluten).  I'm looking for information on substitutions that will change existing recipes as little as possible.  For example, I dredge meat (usually chicken) in flour before searing - it contributes to the flavor and thickens the sauces a bit.  Before trying out all the grain and legume flour options, I thought I would look for some guidance.  Any suggestions?

I noticed on-line that rye, barley and oats all have gluten - does anyone have experience with using those in place of wheat flour for low gluten items like cookies, biscuits or cake?

Thanks

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Nothing like finding out that the homeless man you snubbed at the door of the church, or that you asked to leave the premises was actually your revered bishop.

"The main thing I was trying to get across was we don't need to be so quick to judge," Musselman told KUTV-TV

It wasn't Musselman's goal to embarrass ward members or make them feel ashamed, he said. Instead, he wanted to remind them to be kind to people from all walks of life not just at the holidays, but all year long, he said.

"To be Christ-like, just acknowledge them," he said.

Another example of a religious leader trying to teach the correct lessons about their faith.
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Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 04:56 PM PDT

redefining "normal" sex

by s l o w loris

The author of this blog is arguing that the progress in normalizing same sex behavior is another nail in the coffin of what moralists and religious fanaics have been defining as "normal" sex.  I haven't seen this author referenced on Kos before; I have read a number of his posts, and definitely recommend reading the whole thing

Various institutions have been warning us for centuries—about the sexual, and therefore social, impact of Boccaccio and Chaucer and of women on the theatrical stage, of mixed-gender schools, cheap mass “literature,” talking movies, and of legalizing “rubbers.”
a key reason religion and repressive government have always wanted to control sexuality is because it’s a place where people can experience profound autonomy. Since the beginning of time, even the poorest, least intelligent, least attractive people have been able to feel powerful during sex. Even when you have absolutely no power over the important circumstances of your life, you can, if not instructed against it, still do and imagine whatever you want in bed.
The really religious ones (often home-schooled) talk about virginity until marriage, the unreliability of condoms, the horrors of commercial sex, masturbation as infidelity, and strict heterosexuality in thought, deed, and fantasy.  Until, of course, they get drunk, those blissful few hours when they love strip clubs, premarital blowjobs, and watching girls make out with girls.
"Normal" sex should be what humans do - although there do have to be some clear legal and ethical boundaries around all issues involving consent.  No one should be allowed to impose their concept of normal on anyone else.
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30 years ago Grandmother and I celebrated her birthday together for the last time.

A special welcome to anyone who is new to The Grieving Room.  We meet every Monday evening.  Whether your loss is recent or many years ago, whether you have lost a person or a pet, or even if the person you are "mourning" is still alive ("pre-grief" can be a very lonely and confusing time) you can come to this diary and process your grieving in whatever way works for you.  Share whatever you need to share.  We can't solve each other's problems, but we can be a sounding board and a place of connection.

A link to all previous Grieving Room diaires.

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Mon Jul 04, 2011 at 05:00 PM PDT

The Grieving Room: Illusions

by s l o w loris

I have read back into the archives of The Grieving Room diaries, and have been comforted by the range of experiences.  Seeing similarities to my own situation reflected in the experiences of others has been reassuring.  Being able to externalize and examine my thoughts over the several months that I have been working on this diary has allowed me to step back from the individual issues and see the larger picture.

A special welcome to anyone who is new to The Grieving Room.  We meet every Monday evening.  Whether your loss is recent or many years ago, whether you have lost a person or a pet, or even if the person you are "mourning" is still alive ("pre-grief" can be a very lonely and confusing time) you can come to this diary and process your grieving in whatever way works for you.  Share whatever you need to share.  We can't solve each other's problems, but we can be a sounding board and a place of connection.

a link to all previous "Grieving Room" diaries
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Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM PST

PolitiFact on Wisconsin budget #

by s l o w loris

PolitiFact did a fact check on the numbers being cited, and found that there is indeed a budget deficit forcast for the end of the fiscal year, and that it is not due to the tax cuts, which won't take effect for another 18 months.  Too bad, it certainly made a great rallying cry.

The link
http://politifact.com/...

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