HI, I remember how challenging it was to get started. IT's like a culture shock to eat this way. One author that I found helpful was Bettey Hagman. She wrote several books that I found at the library that have many tips and flour mixes. Also, if you get on to yahoo, and click on groups and then type in gluten free or celiac, there are many groups you can sign up for that are very helpful, especially the silly yak group. And www.celiac.com is great too. Nicole
Here is another site that might help you; Half way down the page are links to gf product lists. http://forums.delphiforums.com/celiac/st art Depending on the grocery stores in your area, they may have gf foods in the natural food sections. That's where I find my mix for Kinnickinick Bread mix. I made a loaf this morning in 5 min, then baked it for 40 min (samll pan) Also check Natural Food/Health food stores. Barb
You can buy LOTS of gluten free items on Amazon.com. Just search in the grocery section with gluten free. Don't try go under gourmet first. The only porblem is you usually have to buy several of one item. Not good if you've never tried it before. But once you know you like an item, check for it there. There prices tend to be pretty good!
You can visit allergygrocer.com and at least view what's available too. If you have something you're interested in, let us know and we'll give our opinions here (we're not short on those)!
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Jen, Glutino, Ener-G, Kingsmill, and Kinnicknick are all gluten free foods that make their products in a completely GF facility. I prefer the Glutino breads, especially the flaxseed bread, their bagels are very good too. There is also Schar products, which are good, but they are one of the most expensive brands for GF foods. I like their crackers for soups. I really like the carrot muffins from El Peto. I have found that if I defrost the muffin in a ziplock bag over night, it is extremely moist the next day! And moist is very hard to find in a GF product. I don't like the fruit variety of muffins as I find they get soggy. There is a lot of companies out there now who cater to those on a GF diet, which is a lot different when I was first diagnosed in 1983. The Hospital for Sicks Kids in Toronto has a speciality food shop that sells GF products and will ship anywhere by purolator. I believe it is shipped by the pound though so if you order, make sure you like the stuff first!
On of the best places for me has been the: GlutenFreeMall.com.. this site has so much information to offer. Mixes, food products, books, links to explain all you will need to understand the problems dealing with Celiac Disease plus other conditions. You will find list of foods that are healthy to eat etc. Good luck to you, it is well worth the effort to check around and get wholesome information.. Your body will thank you for it..
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You can do a web search for gluten free a lot depends upon what you are looking for and where you live.
I order my bread from Canada where the maximum shipping charge is $10 from Kinnicknick and they have a great flax seed high fiber bread. They are also know for their pizza crusts, bagels and donuts, but since I'm always dieting I stick to the bread.
If you go to Amazon.com - their grocery section and search for gluten free they have over 500 items on the list (non perishable) and you can pick and choose what suits your fancy with that.
There are also a number of Celiac groups and chats on the web that are filled with experienced people with loads of good information to share.
one of my personal favorites http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Sil lyYaks/ I've learned a LOT from this list. Kathy
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