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6/16/10 9:57 P

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Welcome to our gf niche, TELLLITFORWARD. I agree about people not knowing what's in their food. We know all too well, don't we?

I like Udi's even untoasted. I miss artisan breads, too. I picked up a few alternative cookbooks at the library and I'll look for one for us all :).

Your kids are lucky to have a good cook in the house. :)

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6/16/10 4:48 P

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Hi and welcome to the team. I too have problems with wheat and corn and I avoid that at all costs. I too get people who don't know that white bread or flour is made from wheat. As for the corn it seems like it is in every thing. I even had to tell hospital personal that I can't eat the foods that they bring up because it does have corn in. I even had a dietitian tell me that I had to be specific that I could not eat all corn products. I always thought that if you could not eat certain stuff that it meant that you could not eat it in any form. Next time I am going to ask that person if they would say that to some one who is allergic to peanuts and see what they say to that.

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6/16/10 3:42 P

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I absolutely ADORE Karina's site, the link provided by NJORDGAL.

Also www.gingerlemongirl.com has a lot too. She has a master mix that is very similar to Bisquik. My BF and I have waffles all the time!





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6/16/10 3:08 P

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Ah, well, there's a wrinkle I didn't expect (grin).

You probably already have the link, but I *think* the bread book I have is written by the Gluten Free Goddess blogger, glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/ - I'll double check when I get home.

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6/16/10 3:04 P

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I am reliant on the Net for most of my info. I am totally blind, and there are only three GF books recorded and I haven't found one in Braille yet. I have Hagman's Gluten Free Gourmet Cooks Comfort Foods and Malorca's The Wheat Free Cook. I haven't downloaded the Gluten Free Bible. Is it any good?
I have a friend who has promised me that she will come and help me label all my different flours so I don't make any booboos. I have this neat mini scanner which uses little dots. You record the info you want, such as directions for cooking or just what the item is. The info is stored in the scanner and as soon as you touch the tip of that to the dot, it reads out the data.
Thanks for the welcome and the input.
Kate on it and then

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6/16/10 1:02 P

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I can't think of any titles off the top of my head, but have you seen any of the gluten free bread cook books? I just picked one up and am going to have to experiment - giving up artisan breads has probably been the worst part of going GF for me!

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6/16/10 12:46 P

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Yes, I do know that French and cornbread have wheat. I've been cooking a long time, and still cook nonGF foods for my guys sometimes. I'm not so sensitive that I get sick just inhaling it or anything.
Our next trip home to family will be better. My nephew works in the bakery at Whole Foods. I can ask him for some bread and maybe even a GF treat for the reunion dinner. I like Udi's whole grain the best so far, but just tried a Whole Foods brand which was in the freezer. Don't like either untoasted, but both are good when they are crunchy.
Just getting over shingles has made me not want to cook for over a month. I've done some, but not much from scratch. Brown rice is easy; so is quinoa. I get both at Costco.
Cheers to all.
Kate

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6/16/10 11:35 A

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Yeah, I love fighting through things like "It's not wheat flour, it's white flour" and "Oh, it's a special occasion, you can have a small piece of cake!"

As for the cornbread, I know you said you can only eat corn in small amounts, but for those special occasions, this isn't my recipe but it's close enough to how I make cornbread: glutenfreeonashoestring.com/old-fash
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6/16/10 8:36 A

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She didn't say French or cornbread is ok, she said people know so little and THEY have said it's ok.

Just FYI.

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6/16/10 8:22 A

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I have been trying to be gluten free for three years, but still am breaking out (I have dermititus herpetiformis) I think eating out is a big problem. A local restaurant that makes all its meals from scratch promised they could do gluten free meals, and a celiac friend recommended it. Two times were o.k, the third time I had a bad reaction. Takes weeks for the itchy rash to reside.

I carry a lot of gluten free foods with me when I travel now. We took an 11 day trip, and didn't eat in restaurants, stopped at rest areas and had a picnic.

It is a challenge and takes discipline.

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6/16/10 7:39 A

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Welcome.
Sorry to burst your bubble but both French bread and corn bread contain wheat, unless you make it yourself. I suggest you read Gluten Free for dummies, its a great book with a lot of advise and a little humor mixed in. It also does not need to be read chapter by chapter you can skip around to read what you really need to know at the time.

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6/16/10 1:15 A

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Hi. I'm Kate/Kathy, depending on which team. I've been diagnosed with wheat sensitivity and and have avoided wheat and other glutens. I also have a corn problem. I can eat that in rotation, but not two days in a row.
I live in Albuquerque, am a mom and grandma of three. Two of my guys still live at home, though they are grown. I love to cook, and I have introduced them to lots of alternatives. Fortunately, I have their total support and they happily eat quinoa and risotto. They tolerate brown rice noodles if they are in something, but not on their own.
I have been doing this for 11 months now, and it is getting easier. I negotiate things pretty well, but occasionally get glutenated without knowing. I try to be as vigilant, but still have the odd stomach upset and eczema.
I'm a professional storyteller and writer and sometimes blog on my page. I was very excited to see the recipes here. My baking has been disasterous for the most part. I use some mixes, but find that if I do, I eat more than I should, so don't do it often.
Bread is the thing I miss the most--really crusty bread like sheepherder's or one of those really crunchy baguettes. I'm almost afraid to try, but will gather my courage sometime, I'm sure.
I'm looking forward to others on this team knowing lots more than I do. I have learned a lot, and am constantly looking for the best prices for things. I've ordered many things from Amazon after trying them first, and that has saved money. But, traveling is still a problem, and I have to do that fairly often because of aging and ailing parents. My mother-in-law and mom both just don't get it. I just smile and say "no thanks" to things. I'm amazed at how little people know about what's in their food! Things like: French bread has no wheat, right? Or: it's cornbread, so it's okay.
Hope to learn a lot. I've been on another GF team, and have met lots of super folks, but thought I'd check this one out for some new perspectives.
Kate

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