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5/26/12 1:27 A

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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5/25/12 10:05 P

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emoticon Money saving wise, the easiest way is to go back to basics...meat, fish, poultry, veggies, fruits, nuts, potatoes, rice, sweet potatoes. All cheap and nutritious!

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5/25/12 8:34 P

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Welcome to the team. There are tons of recipes on this site and some online. As far as saving money, what is really good is getting things on sale and stocking up. The second thing is that we have bulk foods in the US. You go to a bin and take the amount you want and pay for it. So if you need a couple table spoons of an ingredient, you only pay for what you use. That can be a huge money saver. It also allows you to try out an ingredient before committing to things.

Baking GF things take a while to learn. Be willing to make a mistake. There are several great books out there, but what you need to do is practice and see what works for you. You will understand over time what works best. Good luck to you!

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5/25/12 4:31 P

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Hi Mel, I just joined the team today. My family and I are following a Gluten and Casein free diet in order to help our son who was diagnosed with ADD, an autism spectrum disorder and a gluten sensitivity. I noticed since removing both I feel soooo much better myself, all my stomach issues are gone! There are a ton of great books out there for GF/kid approved recipes, my favorites are "Special Diets for Special Kids by Lisa Lewis PhD" and "The Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook by Pamela Compart M.D., Dana Laake R.D.H. M.S. L.D.N., Jon B. Pangborn Ph.D. F.A.I.C. and Sidney MacDonald Baker M.D." There are definitely adult friendly recipes and I don't know if your children also have a problem with gluten but because of the heritary aspect of the disease and the simplicity of just making meals for all of your family at once, it might be worth it. My only problem with the GFCF lifestyle has been the calorie-dense bread alternatives and I am contemplating giving up bread altogether in order to shed the pounds I need. I hope this helps Mel, best of luck to you!

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5/25/12 8:12 A

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Hi,
My name is Mel, I'm a 38 year old single mum from the UK. I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease last November. Although I'm just about getting my head around it all. I would love to find recipes etc for someone on a very tight budget, that both myself and my two very fussy kids can enjoy. Also, advice on eating correctly to fuel exercise but not over-indulge!! Hopefully now I've found this site it will give me the boost I need to shift those pesky pounds, keep a control of my snacking and motivate me back into doing exercise, something that I used to love but lost all confidence in. Anyway that is me and it is a pleasure to meet you all! Have a great weekend!

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
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