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2/26/11 12:57 A

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Hi and welcome to the team.

Dorothy

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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2/25/11 11:24 A

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emoticon Gluten free and dairy free stuff I love: Purely Decadent Chocolate Coconut Milk ice cream, Almond Breeze Vanilla Almond Milk (great on cereal and in cocoa or coffee), Almond Breeze Original Almond Milk for all cooking (substitutes great for milk), Rudi's Multigrain Gluten Free Bread, Carol Fenster Cookbooks-"1000 gluten free recipes" and "Cooking Free", Pamela's Gluten free Bread Mix and Gluten free Pancake Mix, Mrs. Lepers Corn Pasta and Bionatures Gluten Free Pasta. Hope some of these are available in your area.Have a great first week being gluten free....I loved how much better I felt! Smiles Barb emoticon

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2/25/11 9:38 A

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It's probably easier since the GF diet has become more well-known in recent years. There's now lots of products out there in regular supermarkets. I remember trying it about fifteen years ago and having to shop at the food co-op and cook everything myself.

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2/25/11 9:37 A

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I'm GF and DF also, and I have to say that you might want to check out rice or coconut ice cream. They are available at Whole Foods, most likely at Trader Joe's as well. I have yet to find them here in Germany, but they were really, really yummy! Also, you can probably east most sorbets as long as they are 100% fruit. Good luck!

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2/24/11 7:32 P

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I've discovered lots of things which work, as I won't give up all sugar or treats. My daughter uses the Kinnikinnick chocolate cake mix with coconut oil instead of butter, and used coffee instead of the milk/water it calls for. It's awesome! You need to make sure the oil is at room temp for it to mix well.
There are good options for fiber, too, such as quinoa and teff and of course, flax seeds. More and more protein bars and even cookies are GF. I'm a fan of Pamela's mini chocolate chip cookies and I just had Dr. Lucy's chocolate chip cookies. They are really crunchy!
Good luck, and come share your discoveries. You may find things we don't!
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2/24/11 4:30 P

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It will!! Welcome! Once you feel better and better it will be easier to stick to. There are a lot of GF goodies out there, even some in the regular cake mix section now. My personal favorite treat is dark chocolate and Enjoy Life has allergen free goodies galore.

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2/24/11 3:55 P

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Today was my second day on a GF diet. So far, I'm finding it fairly easy to do since I eat a lot of rice and potatoes as it is. The most difficult thing to give up is cookies and pastries since I'm also on a milk-free diet and am already giving up ice cream, yogurt, whipped cream, etc. Don't ask me to give up all sugar - I don't know if I could do that unless you dropped me onto a deserted island. So I tried out a GF cookie mix today; I ate three, and I swear I'm putting the rest in the freezer for emergencies!

I already feel different - I'm less bloated and my mysterious chronic hives have almost completely cleared up in the last 24 hours. I hope this trend continues...

-Evie


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