Is gravy a trigger food?

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   Posted 2/27/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I had turkey with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy for dinner.... 1 hour later I was running to the toilet lol...

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   Posted 2/27/2010 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
generally the gravy I make has a base from the greasy off the bird and grease definately can definately be a problem.
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   Posted 2/27/2010 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
It depends on what it's made with. I react to beef and pork, so I just don't eat mammals. If there's any mammal in it at all, I'll flare.

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   Posted 2/28/2010 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Son never eats gravy so not a trigger in his case

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   Posted 2/28/2010 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Itoo suffer if the gravy is made with the juicies of the meat because of the fat/grease but it tastes so much better made this way! Bev x
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   Posted 2/28/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I've never made a link between symptoms and gravy for me, but grease can be an issue. You can make a homemade gravy from a roux and broth or stock, but you would still need some form of fat, but you could choose your poison. Some type of oil, olive, veg, safflower, or butter would work. Then the flavor would come from the stock that you choose.

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   Posted 2/28/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Ah love the real honest gravy but yep it gets me every time...lyn
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   Posted 2/28/2010 11:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm impressed you made it a whole hour!!! 10 minutes for me.
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   Posted 3/2/2010 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
high in fat...yup gets me too! ..if you buy it almost all gravy's have MSG... I'll run a fever with that one!
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   Posted 3/2/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
the only trigger it would be for me would be puking if i saw or smelled it!! ;0)

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   Posted 3/2/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Most gravy doesn't agree with me AT ALL. My wife makes a gravy I can have somewhat that doesn't bother me...a Brad-friendly gravy haha
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