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  1. 1

    J

    Happy Birthday! I hope most of your wishes come true.

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    1. 1.1

      The Gluten Dude

      Thanks J!

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  2. 2

    Mrs. Dude

    I love this!!!! You are an amazing person and I feel blessed that you are my best friend, husband and father of my children! Now get OUT of your office, IT”S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!
    *<:o)

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  3. 3

    Tami

    Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hope that at least 90% of those wishes come true… Thanks for writing your blog and giving us some of our sanity back knowing we’re not alone…

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  4. 4

    Sue

    Happy Birthday! It’s not the numbers that count!

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  5. 5

    kj

    Happy Birthday G-Dude! I wish for you a yummy GF birthday cake with only ONE candle. :)

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  6. 6

    Donna

    Happy birthday Dude! May all your wishes come true!!!!!!

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  7. 7

    Michelle

    I love your sense of humor! Very entertaining list of wishes. Happy Birthday.
    And Dude, when I get my recipe blog going here soon, I will introduce you to super easy to make, very yummy gluten-free bread that you don’t have to toast or warm up to enjoy! :)

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  8. 8

    Denise

    Lol! Loved your list of wishes. Happy Birthday Glutendude! Now for the math question at the end to send this. Hope I get it right with this fog brain. Lmbo!

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  9. 9

    JoyK8

    Happy Birthday Dude!! Thank you for always giving us the gift of laughter. Keep at it; wishes & dreams do come true!

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  10. 10

    IrishHeart

    GD,

    Except for the ones where you age backwards, (because I don’t think those are likely to happen,unless we find Mr. Peabody and the way-back machine) I hope ALL your wishes come true.

    I usually tell the people in my life this same thing every year on their birthdays, so I’ll tell you too:

    I am glad you were born.

    Slainte, kiddo!

    IH

    I wish I had l punched Dr. R, Dr. G, Dr. S and an especially snarky NP right in the face…but that’s a long story too. :)

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    Miss Dee Meanor

    Just for reference, New Planet Gluten-Free Beer in the Tread Lightly Ale flavor tastes as close to real beer as I’ve had (so far). They have two other flavors, but I don’t like them at all. As I said in a comment yesterday, alcohol puts me in a little corner of hell, but hey….IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!! Celebrate it like a Rock Star! Happy Birthday, G-Dude!

    http://newplanetbeer.com/

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    Donna T

    It would be great to go to a birthday party where I could eat the cake. 47 is the new 37. Happy birthday!

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    1. 12.1

      Miss Dee Meanor

      @ Donna…Amen!! “Let them eat Udi’s” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. I miss real pie crust, red velvet cake, and fruit cobblers.:)

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        IrishHeart

        But you guys do not have to miss anything!

        Use The Bronski’s flaky pie crust recipe from Artisinal Gluten Free Baking!

        cobbler ?
        http://blog.julesglutenfree.com/2011/04/any-fruit-cobbler/

        http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2011/05/13/gluten-free-rhubarb-cobbler/

        crisps

        http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2006/06/summer-blueberry-crisp.html

        Use King Arthur GF Cake mixes.

        there are ways to enjoy desserts again, I promise you!

        There are DOZENS of fantastic bloggers who create all these goodies and they are delicious!!

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  13. 13

    IrishHeart

    Dude, Ladies, Everyone–please, make this EASY cake and
    tell me it’s NOT a slice of heaven!!

    Flourless Chocolate Cake

    CAKE:

    1 cup (6 ounces) chopped semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips( I use ENJOY LIFE chips)
    1 stick unsalted butter
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/ 2 teaspoon vanilla
    3 large eggs, beaten
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder(Hershey’s is fine)

    GLAZE:
    1 cup chopped semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips
    1/2 cup heavy cream

    TOPPING: (optional)
    1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted in a 350°F oven till golden brown, about 10 minutes

    Preheat the oven to 375°F.
    Lightly grease an 8″ round cake pan; cut a piece of parchment or waxed paper to fit, grease it, and lay it in the bottom of the pan. 

    TO MAKE THE CAKE: 
    (1) Put the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat till the butter is melted and the chips are soft. Stir until the chips melt, reheating briefly if necessary. Transfer the melted chocolate/butter to a mixing bowl. 

    (2) Add the sugar, salt, and vanilla.

    (3) Add the eggs, beating briefly until smooth.

    (4) Add the cocoa powder, and mix just to combine. 

    (5) Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
    Bake the cake for 25 minutes; the top will have formed a thin crust. Remove it from the oven, and cool it in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges of the pan with a sharp knife or nylon spreader, and turn it out onto a serving plate. The top will now be on the bottom; that’s fine. Also, the edges will crumble a bit, which is also fine. Allow the cake to cool completely before glazing. 

    TO PREPARE THE GLAZE: 

    (1) Combine the chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat till the cream is very hot, but not simmering.

    (2) Remove from the microwave, and stir till the chocolate melts and the mixture is completely smooth. 

    Spoon the glaze over the cake, and spreading it to drip over the sides. Allow the glaze to set for several hours before serving the cake. 

    This cake is ultra-rich and a small serving is sufficient. But you can serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and strawberries or raspberries if you wish.

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  14. 14

    Sassy Celiactivist

    As I have succumbed to lying down for now because the pain is really bothering me, I am glad I brought my iPhone and decided to check my Twitter Feed. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Dude! And I am honored and fighting back tears over your wish for me :) Some of the other wishes got me going, too. Coincidentally, 4 is my favorite number! I appreciate your generosity and kindness on this day which should be all about YOU! Thank you, friend, and enjoy your sushi ;)

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  15. 15

    Aloha Julie

    Happy Birthday Gluden Dude! I love your sense of humor, and wish you felt better. Yesterday’s post made me laugh out loud, my husband was like, what’s so funny. I wake up every day not knowing how I’m going to feel, is this a good day, or a so-so day or a bad day. I think for me it is b/c I went so many years without a diagnosis and I feel I am allergic to myself most of the time.

    I love your wish list; hope you feel ok today.

    P.S. I went the “no alcohol” route for over 2 weeks and did not feel any different, but I do think it is worth doing, just so you can say you did ii.
    :-)

    Irish Heart, thanks for taking the time to write out that recipe! I’m going to a party tomorrow and I know there will nothing there I can eat, I may make this cake!

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    1. 15.1

      Aloha Julie

      would anyone like to correct my mistakes? not cocktail time yet in aloha land got another 9 hours to go!

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      IrishHeart

      Aloha, girl!!

      Julie, If you do not like this cake, I will eat my laptop.

      A friend turned me on to it and it is adapted from the King Arthur website (we should always give “props” where they are due) :)

      Cheers,
      IH

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    Tracey

    Happy Birthday Dude! And many, many more.

    I’ll say a wish and a prayer for you and everyone here to be pain free and to find a cure.

    Enjoy life today and always!

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  17. 17

    Lisa

    Happy Birthday, Dude!

    (I really wish for #28, too!)

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  18. 18

    Jen M.

    Happy Birthday, Gluten Dude! May all your wishes come true except #27 because Rocky IV is the gift that keeps on giving. The soundtrack, Dolph Lundgren’s blank affect, the training montages. C’mon! :)

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    Jen

    DUDE :: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  20. 20

    Alissa

    Happy birthday, Dude! Celebrate your gluten-free heart out today!

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  21. 21

    Texas Celiac

    Happy Happy Birthday Gluten Dude!!! The video was hilarious! I hope you and the Dude Family do something special and fun for your big day!

    Here’s a birthday song for you in German:

    Wir freuhen uns das du geboren bist und hast Geburtstag heut!

    Man hat dich lieb und schenkt dir viel zum Essen und zum frohen Spiel!

    Wir freuhen uns das du geboren bist und hast Geburstag heut!!

    Translation:

    We’re happy that you were born today, and that today is your birthday, may you be loved, and have plenty to eat and to enjoy, we’re happy that you were born today, and that today is your birthday.

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  22. 22

    Andrea

    Dude! Happy Birthday!
    And please let wish #7 come true ;)

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  23. 23

    Becky

    Happy Birthday Dude!

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    Ellen

    Hope you had a wonderful day, Dude. And that you aren’t too hung over this morning!

    I have found one commercially prepared gluten free bread that you can eat without heating… Katz Gluten Free Challah bread. I don’t know if you can tolerate all the ingredients, but it is soft, holds together well enough to spread with peanut butter, and doesn’t need toasting or nuking to be edible.

    Hope you will have a wonderful year. (You sweet young thing, you!)

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    Phyllis712

    Happy Birthday Gluten Dude!!!! :)

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    Phyllis712

    PS-LOVE that video!!!

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  27. 27

    The Gluten Dude

    Thanks to everyone for your birthday wishes. Had a great weekend escape to the beach. Back to reality.

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    IrishHeart

    But the weekend at the beach IS your reality, TOO, Dude! :)

    Whatever you are doing at any given moment, is your “reality”.

    Glad you had fun! so, keep having fun, no matter where you are.

    at the beach, at home, at work, on the road…at the DMV (no, that’s probably a bad example….) HA!

    what I mean is…what made it better at the beach? well, then, do THAT every day.

    Hugs and blessings, IH

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    1. 28.1

      The Gluten Dude

      Point well taken Irish!! I like it.

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    IrishHeart

    I’d like to take credit for this bit of wisdom, but this one came from the Hubs.

    When I met him, I was in chaos and he took me for an escape weekend to NYC. I was the happiest I had been in a long time and on the way back home, I lamented that I was so bummed that I “had to go back to reality”.

    And he said “But, this is your reality, too. At any given moment.”

    I found him more relaxed, patient, wise and witty than anyone I had ever met and he impressed me with that thought ( and a bunch of other cool things he can do) :)

    GD, Find out what’s keeping you from feeling 100% and have a great NEW birthday YEAR.

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    le_seus

    Dude happy birthday! I gotta say Rock 4 & 6 were actually good, but tomato/tomatoe.

    Hope your wishes come true and you celebrate 47 more healthy years!!!

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  31. 31

    Wendy

    I wish I had not missed that it was your birthday on Friday!!

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us and happy late birthday!

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  32. 32

    Paula @CeliacCorner

    And now after reading this post (in December), it is forever marked in my brain that the day after my birthday the gluten dude will be celebrating his! Go June babies!

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    1. 32.1

      The Gluten Dude

      June babies rock!!

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