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2/24/11 11:37 P

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2/22/11 11:24 P

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Hi, and welcome. I'm so glad dairy is not a problem for me. I do cook most things from scratch, but do cheat sometimes with mixes. I use lots of different grains. Quinoa is a fave round here. I make a stir fried quinoa instead of using rice. It's so totally yummy!
Hope you find lots of support here.

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2/22/11 7:20 P

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Welcome and thanks for the recipes. I dont tolerate wheat, any form of MSG or cow's dairy. I can tolerate goat dairy. So I raise dairy goats and make cheese. I am still reacting to I am trying to cut out corn to see if it gets rid of this wicked rash I have had for a month.


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2/22/11 4:38 P

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Hi and welcome from someone who is almost the same age... I turn 35 in July!!!!!!

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2/22/11 3:01 P

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Thanks for the recipes! I did have a great GF vegan wrap at a local coop that had the cashew/nutritional yeast cheese. I will have to make some! I can't get over the strong taste of Daiya...I can only tolerate like 1 Tbsp. spread out on something.

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2/22/11 2:56 P

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2/22/11 2:31 P

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Thanks for the welcomes!

It was challenging at first, definitely! Now I find it pretty easy, really. As long as I have the motivation to cook, the ingredient adjustments don't faze me anymore.

As for cheese, I have started using Daiya cheese, which is pretty decent (and stretchy!) for pizza, but for other uses I do make my own. The first one is a good sub for sour cream in bean soups & burritos (even without the gelatin). The second one makes great nachos.

Sliceable Cashew Cheese
from Five Loaves Deli & Bakery by Neva Brackett

2 cups cashew nuts
3/8 cup gelatin
1 cup boiling water
2 Tbs. Lemon juice
2 Tbs. Yeast flakes (nutritional)
1 Tbs. Salt
1 tsp. Onion powder
½ tsp. Garlic powder
1 Cup Cold water

1. Place all ingredients in the blender except the 1 cup cold water. Turn on and blend for 1 or 2 minutes until very smooth.
Hint: Place a towel over the lid of the blender before turning on. Hot liquids tend to splash out.
2. Add 1 cup cold water, blend briefly and pour into containers of your choice to chill and slice when firm.

Hint: This recipe makes a white cheese resembling Jack cheese. If you want half of it to resemble American cheese in color, pour half of it into a 1 pint mold and blend in ¼ cup pimientos and 1 tsp. paprika to the remainder. This can be frozen, so you might want to make a double recipe and keep it handy for future use, Frozen Cashew Cheese shreds very nicely if you do it while still frozen, and makes a great topping for Pizza. To thaw, set out at room temperature for an hour. Don't try to thaw it in the microwave--it will melt and not be sliceable.

Prep time: 15 min Chill time: 4 hr or overnight.

Nacho Cheese Sauce (from Newstart)

1 cup clean, raw cashews
1 cup hot water
2 ounce jar pimentos
1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. paprika
Chili powder to taste

Process cashews and hot water in a blender until very smooth. Add remaining ingredients and continue blending until very smooth. Pour into saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Serve over chips, if desired.

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2/22/11 2:07 P

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emoticon I too am a fan of clean, non-proceesed foods and cook almost everything myself. I really need to stay away from dairy too, although it is hard and I am tolerating it better lately. Do you make your own cheese substitute? Any favorite recipe you could share?

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2/22/11 1:28 P

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Welcome! That must be very challenging with so many different food intolerances in one family - but it's great in a way, because having to make everything from scratch and stick to whole foods will make everyone so much healthier in a lot of ways! I'm also trying to avoid packaged foods and preservatives, including GF packaged foods, and prefer to make things myself, and my body feels great because of it. Take care!

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2/22/11 12:59 P

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Welcome MOONLITEMAMA! I cook all my food too and I try to get in different types of grains other than wheat. I have been experimenting with quinoa and buckwheat. Thinking of getting my own grain grinder to make rice flour too.


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I love my dogs! Annie is a fearful dog and is doing great under careful management. I raw feed my dogs.

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease 02/25/2011

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2/22/11 12:55 P

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Glad to see this forum here. I'm 35, married with three sons. Almost 4 years ago we found out that my kids and I were all gluten (and dairy) intolerant. Three of us are also soy-intolerant. I try to avoid most additives, colors, and other crap. I make nearly everything from scratch and try to avoid pre-packaged foods. I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes and really don't feel deprived anymore as I can make nearly anything I have a craving for.

Looking forward to getting healthier and meeting others who are gf.

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