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Needing Ideas for gluten/wheat/egg/nut free recipes/meals

Friday, February 01, 2013

I am having a very hard time finding EDIBLE recipes that don't have wheat, gluten, eggs or nuts in them. I am GMO-free and its so hard! I am vegan as well, due to allergies. If I had a choice to eat other foods, I would :(
I have looked at a lot of recipes and made a few, but they tasted terrible. I spent the money for allergen free foods, but I get tired of the same thing every day!
Please post a link or two to some good recipes, it would be much appreciated :)

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BRIDGIEEE 2/5/2013 4:54PM

    If you haven't already try some recipes at All of her recipes look amazing but I've only tried one myself. I tried the cookie dough dip and it is made with chickpeas!! You would never ever know either. All of her stuff is vegan. Good luck!

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GOGOSHIRE 2/1/2013 10:55PM

    Do you know about these sites?

m/ (this one has a really good lentil/kale lasagna)

http://www.wheatfre (this site is vegetarian, not vegan, but if you are a longtime vegan, you probably know how to easily convert a recipe to vegan).

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XTINA46 2/1/2013 10:18PM

    I am just 8 days into a detox elimination cleanse, where I am not eating dairy, wheat or eggs -- and starting to feel really good and shedding the weight - but I do knowwhat you mean about vegan eating, it's hard finding good recipes.

What I would suggest is for you to go to Ask. com and then type in vegan or gluten free or whatever, and you will be linked to hundreds of recipes that suit your needs. I think you will find this website a great resource for what you're searching for! I think you are a great inspiration, and so don't give up: you are looking fabulous and healthy and strong -- keep on keeping on! emoticon

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Interesting concepts....

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hello everyone!
Well 3 weeks now of no eggs, gluten/wheat or milk or PEANUTS! Soynut butter is JUST NOT the same, but I have acquired the taste for my gluten free rice cakes....*eye-roll*
I am down about 5lbs, still kicking butt at the gym, no migraines! YAY!
I have been watching a few Youtube videos of the concept of "juicing"
You use a juicer and drink fresh fruits and veggies for 10 to 60 days....
Has anybody done this?
I am considering this just for the anti-inflamitory properties that most fruits and veggies offer...especially since of the allergens that I am aware of. However, I would be adding my vegan protein to the juicing due to my muscle mass of about 40%. Ideas? Suggestions?

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GOGOSHIRE 1/31/2013 11:22PM

    I have been juicing for 8 yrs now. I have an Omega 8005 as well as a Cuisinart juicer. I am currently doing a 14 day juice cleanse. Today was Day 5. I designed the cleanse myself for me and 3 other people. I've been studying nutrition for a while. I have a fruit smoothie (with fiber) in the morning, veg juice all day, and then a light supper with some whole grains - tonight was swiss chard sauteed with bell peppers and onions and dried cranberries and served with brown rice.

I am not trying to lose weight, but I am focused on using juice and a flesh-free/dairy-free/gluten free/processed food-free diet to give my digestive system a break and detox.

I do about 4-6 juice cleanses a year, but this is my first time doing a 14 day one. Mine are usually much shorter - only 3-5 days. When not cleansing, I juice daily, but just once a day (it is expensive to juice 3x a day or more!), and I normally am not gluten free - just veg. Because of this cleanse and how awesome I'm feeling, I just made the decision to go vegan again. I have been vegan or vegetarian for over 2 decades.

The other people that are doing this cleanse with me are carnivores who normally eat a lot of processed food, and they have all lost 2 lbs each already.

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Allergic to foods....That I LOVE!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I have been having issues with gaining weight, bloating, night sweats and moodiness. I had my doctor do some blood tests for hormonal imbalances and also food allergies. It turns out that I am allergic to:
Egg Yolks/Egg Whites
This is just a preliminary test, more testing is to come. But all my issues have pretty much disappeared within 7 days of being free of gluten/eggs/wheat and dairy. I love eggs and peanuts! I love peanut butter toast....I am lost without my beloved foods!!
However, I noticed I sleep better, feel better and my weight is slowly going down!
So going vegan was a good decision, because I was allergic to everything I was eating before anyway!

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SUSIEMT 1/31/2013 10:56AM

    You do look wonderful. So glad you found out about the allergies. Keep up the good work!

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KATHIC2 1/31/2013 9:51AM

  Glad you found out!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/31/2013 9:25AM

    I have been put on an anti-inflammatory diet and like you I have a whole list of food sensitives, but today I noticed the sores on my legs are quickly healing, aamazing how much effect food has on our bodies

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AMANDACOETZER 1/31/2013 7:45AM

    You look fantastic! Congrats!

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NCSUE0514 1/31/2013 6:09AM

    Wow - food allergies must be a bummer

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NEELIXNKES 1/22/2013 10:37AM

    Wow, that stinks but at least you are seeing relief from changing your intake. Hang in there and keep pushing forward!

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BRIDGIEEE 1/21/2013 10:57PM

    It sucks to find out that you are allergic to all of those things but I hope this news and your new vegan diet help you to feel better. Good luck!

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GNISULA 1/21/2013 11:56AM

    How fun to find a whole new world of rules of eating! Sounds like a challenge, but you can do it. emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 1/20/2013 10:45PM

    Ouch - that hurts! Hope you can get to enjoy some new foods.

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MTP717 1/20/2013 8:49PM

  When I first read your blog, I thought maybe you were following "The Virgin Diet" by J.J. Virgin. I don't know much about it, but for 21 days, you eliminate the foods you were talking about and then gradually entering them back. Here's a link:

and I think there is a Spark team -

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Vegan...YES I DID...

Saturday, January 05, 2013

As a personal choice and body needing a break from all the meat that I have been eating for the past 20+ years. I decided to go vegan for the year. I cut out everything dairy, meat and even fish.
I have found some great options to replace my protein, and made some great recipes. It has been 9 days without meat, lost 5lbs! I replaced some protein by low calorie, non-dairy protein powders and I feel so much better!
I think that I will go back to meat someday, but I feel way better and have so much more energy without meat!
We shall see how things go in the next 6 months to see if I can keep it going.

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GOGOSHIRE 1/31/2013 5:49PM

    I used to be vegan, and then I lapsed back into vegetarianism for 6 years, and I just decided to go vegan again this week. I love cheese, so for me, that's the hardest - milk and eggs are no biggie for me - but I've been doing a lot of reading about the effects of dairy on cancer, and as I get older, I want to have the strongest immune system possible. :)

Good luck with your vegan year!

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BRIDGIEEE 1/14/2013 11:24AM

    I could never do it but I admire you for making that choice. Good luck! emoticon

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    I've always liked the theory of being vegetarian, and happily eat some meals that way ... but, I just love meat. Sigh

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LILLIPADTX 1/6/2013 12:01AM

  Congrats! That's a great start. I've tried off and on to eat vegetarian and have never lasted longer than three months but the idea of it is so tempting that I keep coming back to it.

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Frustrating, but proves a point!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Got in 1 hour of weirdness this morning......half way through my "Insanity" workout the DVD screwed up, couldn't get it to work again so I went up stairs to my loving treadmill....wouldn't you know it, 2.5 miles into my 7 mile run, I blew the circuit breaker for the room! Burned about 600 calories between the two and called it quits. Needless to say, I had steam blowing out of my ears!
Had a busy day of killing ants (in the house!) and cleaning. Then had to take my car for new tires, and then off to Sam's club for all kinds of stuff for the house and kids. All the kids birthdays are August, September, October and December, so we start as early as possible. Stopped by Home Depot, to see if we could get a new, more powerful circuit breaker for my room, and of course, they have 30 different kinds, we have no idea what we needed so we had to come back to the house to find out exactly which breaker we have. We will go back later today, after dinner. We don't like to eat out, and the kids were absolutely "wasting away" (as my 6 year old said). emoticon
Yesterday, I didn't get a real workout in, but boy did I kill some calories. I decided to get rid of some old clothing and baby furniture that my little girl doesn't need anymore. Going up and down the stairs and trying to clean and load everything into my car burned about 700 calories in 2 hours of work! I wore my calorie monitor, just because I was curious to see what I burn in a day, when I am not sitting at my desk doing homework. emoticon

This past week I have lost 12lbs! Interesting how the body works! I had been feeling bloated and having headaches for about a week, then all the sudden I get on the scale and I am losing weight like crazy! I was very depressed when I got on the scale and I was out of the 140s and in the 160s, almost 170s again! I was like "OH HELL NO!" not gonna let the scale go any higher. I started watching the carb intake closer and of course I was not tracking my intake properly, like I have been for the past 2 years. Kinda just let everything slide for a bit, but now that I am on track again with the food, it seems to just fall off (THANK GOD!) emoticon .

I have been working out, pushing hard but I got to say that 70-80% of how you want to look is the nutrition that you put in your body, and I have just proven that! If I eat like crap, no matter how hard I work, the body just doesn't want to get rid of the crappy nutrition, holding on to fat and getting rid of the "goodies" that keep a person slim once they have reached a maintenance phase. I have been cooking extra food in the slow cooker, to freeze and save for the next day or later in the week. Healthy, low carb, low sodium meals is what I like to cook. When I talk about carbs, I am looking at net carbs, I aim for 25-35 grams of fiber per day.

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GALINAZ 10/18/2012 2:24PM

    Remember to be kind to yourself too

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    I just happened upon your page and need to say THANK YOU for writing this blog. I needed YET ANOTHER reminder that nutrition is important. I have been slipping! No more... back on track tomorrow.

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ELSCO55 9/8/2012 8:50PM

    SOunds like a busy weekend. Congrats on the weight loss

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