Hi Juddy- welcome to the team. I am able to eat more foods now after 4 years diagnosis with Celiac and allergies but started out much like you at the beginning. I continue to eat gluten free and mostly dairy free thought. I bought cookbooks by Carol Fenster. Cooking Free and 1000 gluten free recipes are my favorite. Blackbird Bakery Gluten free by Karen Morgan is great as well. I like the blog glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com for some recipes as well.
I love to cook and so make most of my own foods and have converted most of my recipes to be allergy free for myself and my family. My younger daughter is allergic to soy and my older is allergic to gluten, dairy and eggs. Between the three of us and my husband who is picky but not allergic I set a goal to make our food taste good as well as not make anyone have a reaction....it has been an adventure but doable.
Here is a list of foods that I love and use that might help you on your culinary adventure ( I live on the West Coast so not sure if these will help you but here goes)...
-sorghum flour blend (I mix my own using carol fenster and karen morgan recipes)
-Coconut Milk Ice Cream
-Bob's red mill flours for blending
-chex gluten free cereal
-rice krispies (gluten free label on box)
-gluten free oats by Bob's Red mill
-Sheep milk cheese (Myzithra Cheese and Pecorino Romano are my favorites)
-sweet rice flour (great for thickeners in creams and sauces and for use in pie crust)
-Rudi's gluten free multigrain bread
-Nature's Markets, Natural Markets are your friend....hope you have a good one near you. You can also order a lot of things online.
-Fred Meyer has a gluten free section in our local stores and Safeway has started carrying a lot of foods as well.
-Applebees and Outback both have gluten free menus and if you google gluten free restaurants/bakeries in your area it might be helpful.
Let me know if there is a specific recipe or food item that you are missing and would like to find a substitute for and I will let you know if I have any ideas to help you. Take one day at a time and take care of you! Barb
Smiles from Barb!!
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