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Thank you BAM. I basically avoid grains/starchy foods. But your post made me wonder if I 'm doing the right thing.

I noticed LCGF receipies use a lot of dairy products especially cheeses and tomatoes, or sweet breads/deserts so when you use the CALCUTATOR the fat content, potassium and oxalate is too much per serving, so I cut the serving in half. Now I'm hungry...hunger headaches.

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Nutrition-wise blog from Mayo Clinic's twitter


Are there whole-grain options that are gluten-free?
By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. February 28, 2013


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Whole grains are important for everyone. They're naturally high in fiber, low in fat and filling to eat. And, when eaten regularly, whole grains help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least half of your daily servings of grains be whole grain. This means three servings a day for most people. Seems simple? It's not. Fewer than 5 percent of Americans meet this recommendation.

The most common whole-grain foods (breads, baked goods, cereals, pasta and crackers) contain gluten. This makes getting enough whole grains even tougher for those with celiac disease because they must avoid wheat, rye and barley because of their gluten content.

So, here are five gluten-free whole grains, how to cook them and how to add them to your diet. Remember to aim for three servings of whole grains a day.

Amaranth: About the size of a poppy seed, this pseudo-grain has a light peppery taste. Use 3 to 6 parts water to 1 part amaranth. Boil water, add grain and gently boil for 15 to 20 minutes. As it cooks, amaranth softens from the inside, releases a lot of starch and thickens the cooking liquid. Rinse cooked amaranth and let it drain before using. Use amaranth to thicken soups and stews. Add milk, fruit and a bit of honey for a healthy breakfast. You can even "pop" dried amaranth and make it into a granola-type bar.

Millet: About the size of a small mustard seed, this grain has a mild flavor. Use 2 to 3 parts water to 1 part millet. Boil water, add grain and gently boil for 35 to 40 minutes. You may also "toast" millet in a hot pan before boiling to get a nuttier flavor. Top with cinnamon and peaches for breakfast. Or make a salad with halved grape tomatoes, radishes and chopped basil. Millet is also a great alternative to rice in casseroles, ground-meat dishes and stuffing.

Teff: This smallest of grains is nutty and earthy in flavor. Use 3 parts water to 1 part teff. Boil water, add grain and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Its texture is like cream of wheat. Add cooked teff to soups or use teff as the main ingredient for polenta instead of cornmeal. Teff flour can be used to make pancakes.

Buckwheat: Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat. This-pseudo grain is pyramid shaped and known as kasha or buckwheat groats. To bring out its earthy flavor, cook 1 cup buckwheat with one egg in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir to keep from clumping until the mixture is dry and separated. Add 2 cups water or broth and cook uncovered over low heat for about 15 minutes. Mix cooked buckwheat with lentils, herbs and a bit of goat cheese. Or stuff peppers or acorn squash with cooked buckwheat. Buckwheat flour can be used to make pancakes.

Quinoa: This pseudo-grain must be rinsed well before cooking to remove bitter-tasting saponins. You can also buy it pre-rinsed. The flavor is squash-like. Quinoa cooks in just 15 minutes. Use 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa. Mix with chopped fruit and drizzle with honey for breakfast. Or use quinoa instead of bulgur to make tabbouleh. Quinoa is also a good substitute quinoa for rice in rice pudding.

Whether you are going gluten-free or not, these whole grains are good for you. Share your favorite ways of preparing these grains.

-Jennifer


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I recently bought Trader Joe's Gluten Free cookbook. It is full of recipes that mostly match the way I eat and cook. Many of the other gluten free cookbooks seemed way to focus more on using 'gluten-free' products to make gluten-like foods, and I prefer to stick with a menu that is free of gluten, without trying to mimic gluten foods. i.e., I enjoy so many of the thousands of foods that are naturally without gluten that I rarely miss breads, cakes, cookies, pasta. Many of the recipes are vegan or vegetarian, or have a vegetarian option.


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For a special treat (when I'm feeling that my "everything-free" life stinks....lol) I have found EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch cereal. It has 3 ingredients corn flour, evaporate cane juice and sea salt.
This cereal is like a cross between Kix cereal and Capn Crunch. They are sweet, golden, crunchy balls of yumminess! I pour a bowl, throw on some fresh fruit and pour on some nut milk. Makes me feel like I'm being "bad" when I'm really not. A nice alternative to the other cereals in my pantry.

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RABBITART have you tried the quinoa pastas.....they are easy to prep and never mushy! The taste is also great and will add variety since we use so much rice as subs.

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I like for website glutendude, he has tons of information and I love gluten free girl's website and her cookbooks. It's real food and it taste good. For products, our family loves Rizopia Pasta, it made from brown rice it does not get mushy or sticky when you cook it.

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I love the PaleOMG blog. She is not specifically gluten free, but as a Paleo eater most of the time, her recipes are almost always gluten free. She also is GRAIN free, so there are lots of great recipes using all natural substitutes (dates to sweeten brownies instead of sugar). For those who are dairy intolerant, the paleo recipes typically use coconut milk. The paleo plans stress CLEAN eating, so no funky things like splenda or aspartame. Ptooey! emoticon


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Check out my blogs for great gf products and the nightly dinners I make. Please share your products and ideas with me!

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I feel so much better gluten-free! And it is so much easier than it was 18 years ago.

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I agree Privateey1, for anyone with celiac or gluten intolerance this book will make you realize why. I bought his cook book, I'm sure he didn't do all the recipes. He says to eat real whole food but he has Splenda in his recipes and xylitol, no thank you. I chose the lower GI sugar of the coconut palm, it has less than 1/2 the GI uptake as sugar. As you know too from reading the book, two slices of multi grain wheat bread will increase you GI factor to the equivalent of two TBSPs of sugar, amazing. Always cognizant of keeping the GI low in my diet, allowing for a little treat occasionally. I am now IBS free, less bloated in just two weeks and my pantry is gluten free except for the stuff my husband who eats a loaf of store bought bread a week and won't convert to other pastas so that too, but I'm not the least bit tempted because I know how I felt then and now, there is no going back.

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My favorite pasta is Mrs. Leepers corn pasta. I think it tastes most like regular pasta. I also like the quinoa pasta, but don't always tolerate it well.

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Phyllis Balch's Prescription for Nutritional Healing

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Canyou Bakehouse is a great site and has offers on Gluten-Free Saver frequently. That is how I discovered their amazing foccacia, rolls, muffins, etc. They are a favorite.

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I am so happy. I was able to order 7 gf cookbooks online to help me better manage this. I can't wait for them to come in!

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digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pu
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Gluten free is working for me!

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I agree, Karina at glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/ is fun to read and has great ideas for gluten free food

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Tinkyada makes some great rice options - I'm fortunate b/c sometimes Winn-Dixie has them on sale for half off

When I first tried Glutino products, I sent them an e-mail telling them how great their product was and asking for coupons, they sent me a package of a bunch of BOGO coupons a couple of weeks later.

If you are on Facebook or Twitter, friend or follow gluten-free manufacturers to get extra savings - I have gotten a lot of coupons this way.

http://glutenfreetraveller.com/ - I have gotten lots of good tips here

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/p/
site-index.html - great source of recipes and substitutions




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I like the column, "Gluten Free Tuesday" on SeriousEats.com
Almost every Tuesday, a new GF recipe is posted, usually for something I didn't realize I could make without wheat! www.seriouseats.com/recipes/gluten-f
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gluten free faces is a fun little group

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I'm in the same boat. Celiac, casein intolerant (no dairy), severe soy allergy.

I had labwork come back indicating that I was protein deficient.- that was awake up call.

I've never been a meat fan. Was vegetarian for quite a few years before being dx celiac. But now I eat it. Primarily chicken. Some beef. I'm doing paleo right now that focuses a lot on meat and making sure you get adequate protein. But it's not for everyone.

I also like almond butter.

There are some grain products that are gluten free that are high in protein, especially quinoa. It's a grain that you boil that has I think about 8 grams of protein per serving.

If you bake, teff flour I believe is high in protein as well. You could try incorporating it into some of your recipes.

Flax seed, is good for fiber and protein. You can add it to bake goods, yogurts etc.

Dairy, which you can have (?) has good protein. If not So Delicious has a line of dairy free milks, greek style yogurts made from coconut, and now almond.

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Pinterest is another great place to find gluten-free recipes, not to mention it's fun!

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I just came across this website recently and really like the recepes and tweaks for mixes. Lots of fun stuff here but watch out for the calories! http://aglutenfreeguide.com/



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It's hard to pick just one!

I use Pamela's Pancake & Baking Mix for most of the baking I do.
www.pamelasproducts.com/recipes.aspx

The reason I use Pamela's is the recipes always turn out great and taste good.

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Living without magazine, it's for GF, egg free, dairy free, nut free etc. But the recipes have options for the different allergies and they have wonderful interviews with people dealing with food allergies. They also have a section for different cities with GF places to visit.

www.livingwithout.com/

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I highly recommend http://aguiltlesskitchen.blogspot.com/ . The author has celiac and is sensitive to other grains, so she does a lot of veggies as substitutes for grains.

I'm a fan of Canyon Bakehouse bread, because it tastes just like "normal" bread and doesn't need to be toasted. Schar has amazing pizza crusts, and Snyder's has the best pretzels. I also am a fan of Amy's gf meals, as well as Organic Bistro Bowls, for something on the go.

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Hello everyone!

I would like to share my new blog www.GlutenFreeWeWillBe.com with you all.

I have been gluten free since the fall of 2010 and have been helping friends and others in my area getting started. I decided to start my own blog combining basic, reliable and thorough information in one place. Things I wish I had all in one place when I started out!

I do not have a ton of posts yet.........but have quite a bit of interesting information listed (basics, recipes, product reviews and resources) and there is so much more to come.

I'm hoping you all will be able to take a look and please let me know what you think! Suggestions are always welcome. Soon I will be adding a category on gluten free and weight loss, which has also been my struggle.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!!
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Here's a great guide for people who were just diagnosed: wtfceliac.com/guidetoglutenfree/ emoticon

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Chia seeds! A great recipe for pudding....one can of coconut milk (I use the lite version), 6 heaping teaspoons of chia seeds (can add more or less to adjust for your preference in pudding consistency), 6 packs of stevia (can also add more if you would like it sweeter) and 3 heaping tsps of hershey's coco powder for chocolate pudding. I've also used lemon extract instead of coco powder for nice lemon pudding. Simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl and put in the fridge for 8 hrs. The seeds need this time to absorb the moisture. The seeds and coconut milk really pack a nutritional punch and it's delicious. :)

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i am newly diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, but also a vegetarian who needs to avoid soy for thyroid reasons....anyone have favorite food suggestions? i am specifically looking for high-protein foods, as i need to substitute the soy products i was using in the past..

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Thanks, I'll look for them

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We were at Target the other day and found Applegate Farms GF chicken nuggets. My DD tried them and loved them! We had not found these at any other local groceries. We usually prepare our own meals, but she's working full time and going to grad school -- so sometimes it's nice to have something that's quick and easy and tastes good!

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I need to share this and wasn't sure if this is where I should do it. This is for anyone interested in a healthier life or anyone who is trying to lose some weight. First I've been diagnosed Gluten Intolerant so I downloaded "Wheat Belly" and EVERYONE should read this book. I had no idea the wheat we now eat has very little in common with the wheat our ancestors used to eat. It has been changed soooo much, genetically, and none of the changes were ever tested on humans to see how it affected us. I thought my diagnosis was a curse but now I am positive it is a blessing in disguise. My GERD has subsided, I'm not as irritable and my belly is no longer bloated. I urge everyone to read this book, it will change your life.


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Wow, lots and lots of good information, websites and sources of GF foods. I am trying GF because of cramping and diarhhea w/o any obvious reason. I've had the blood work $125 here in Canada for Celiac and it came back clear. Lots of food for thought literally. I saw Wheat Belly at Costco, I may download it on my ereader, if they have it.

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I'm currently reading the "Guts and Glory" book. It's a bit overwhelming, but we are trying to adapt our diet to more veggies and fish rather than beans and rice. It's all very interesting, but a lot of chemistry for me.
Anyone else read this book??

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Both of my DD are very sensitive to gluten. Over the past few months we've been experimenting to see what tastes good and keeps them feeling good.
Fresh fruits and veggies are at the top of the list. Mild fish and chicken, with occasional meat are all good, as long as they're prepared without any additives (i.e. msg-type products). We have also had great luck with Amy's GF meals and they work great to carry to school or work. Amy's canned refried beans are excellent and we put them on the corn tortillas with fresh salsa and they work great. Udi's bread is super, and so are their pizza crusts. I make my own granola from GF oats and nuts. We make our own chex mix and it's truly yummy.
There are several good GF crackers and I make my own hummus. We found a restaurant near us that makes fabulous falafel and it's GF, so they were thrilled with that. Basically, we're going back to simple, fresh ingredients and making things ourselves to get the best results.

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My daughter and I are gluten sensitive so I have been researching products that taste good and that are also gluten free.
Really great Rice Thin Crackers, by World Table I found these little jems at WalMart, they taste great.
San-J Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce reduced sodium.
Of course Betty Crocker has gluten free bisquit, chocolate and yellow cake, brownies and chocolate cookies.
Progresso Soups has a long list of gluten free soups on their website as does Zataran's rice mixes.
I have found recipes for gluten free baking deserts that are wonderful you just have to start looking around .
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After twenty years of stomach problems, I wasn't able to bend over to do anything. I gave away my jeans because I couldn't wear anything but elastic waist pants. My Mom, bless her, put an article under my nose from "Neurology Today" that had an article about a man who had my symptoms that were all over the place. The guy in the article found a doctor who knew that 20% of the people with Celiac don't test positive for the anti-body.
Now, after I started Dr. Joel Furhmann's "Eat to Live" diet, I asked the doctor if my improvement in body pain, and waist dropping 3 inches in weeks had to do with me having Celiac without having the antibody positive, he said it was very possible.
Because I have a mild mood disorder, they kept telling me it was in my head, but it never was. I've been gluten free for almost three months, and I feel like I'm a 20 year old. I can lose weight now.

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Hi everyone, i've been away for quite a while, but now I'm back again. I found a great book that I would recommend to everyone, but especially for Newbies. It's called :Gluten-Free, Hassle Free by Marlisa Brown, RD, CDE . The first part of the book gives you quick easy meal and snack menus that won't overwhelm anyone. Towards, the end of the book it give you a 30 day menu that includes 2 healthy snacks. I was surprised to see the menus where foods that most of would eat, plus the meals are good health choices. The book also has recipes. I think it's great to have healthy meals plan that aren't complicated to make and are healthy!

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Testing yourself with an elimination diet will give you far more reliable results without the cost. After two "negative" celiac blood tests, I finally decided to "go with my gut" and listen to what my body has been telling me for years...I simply don't feel well when I eat wheat...and many other grains. It's hard to give them up, but it had been harder to suffer the symptoms they cause!

Read "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis for a thorough discussion of the harm wheat (and gluten) can do to your body...whether you test positive for celiac disease or not!



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Wow. You weren't kidding about cost.
My recent attempt to get tested turned into a dud.
For starters, the allergist explained that a negative result is a definite negative. But, a positive result is apparently not much more illuminating. A positive without a history of a reaction is meaningless clinically, and she assured me that I would come back with all kinds of positives for things I never knew I had a reaction to.
On top of that, just 5 mins before I was to take the test, the nurse told me that she had heard back from the insurance company and it was going to cost me $700. Ick. I declined, and was totally pissed because I had already called myself and they told me it was totally covered. AAAAAAGGGGHHH! I hate doctor visits. Just hate them.

Back to the drawing board.
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Micnandec - I know you're broke from all that testing but my naturopathic doctor just ordered me a food sensitivity test. It is done in a blood lab, the same lab all the MD's send their bloodwork, so it Is a legit test. They are testing over 120 foods...it's not about being allergic, it's just if your immune system (white blood cells, etc) fight those foods. It's just a blood test...but for 120 foods. Because most people do have food sensitivities but can't figure it out because they are turning up as non-allergic. In Canada, the test is costing me $266. I know...a lot, but I am glad it's a legit test and I also just know it's going to turn up some things....will take the guess work out. :)

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Hi! I was tested early this year for food allergies. Actually they tested me for over a hundred different things that I could be reacting too. And I wasn't allergic to a single thing! In terms of testing, I say make sure you understand your health insurance and what it will cover and not cover. It can be expensive. I've spent over $700 dollars in two months just trying to see if I was allergic to anything and got a big fat nothing for it. Not saying I wouldn't have done it, it's nice to know definitively that I'm not allergic to wheat or anything else. But when you're on a tight budget, that loss of money hurts. It's frustrating too since all it did was just add a layer of mystery to what I'm reacting to. The testing is easy, unless they do the patch testing. I reacted badly to the adhesive tape because I have sensitive skin.

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Thanks for your reply about dose response. I have been off gluten for only about a week, and it's hard to tell if I feel dramatically different. I've essentially been eating a low carb diet, which has been quite satisfying and has left me feeling even keeled. I'm thinking of just getting medically tested for food allergies so there is no guessing. Has anyone had the allergy test before? If so, what are your thoughts?

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I think you are reading the wrong one. They sell both gluten and gluten free. Here are the ingredients for the gluten free loaf. They have a few to choose from.
The link I posted was merely to get you to the site, and may have landed you on the page that has the wrong kind of loaf for us. I figured you would find the GF section but I'm glad you pointed that out in case that wasn't obvious to everyone.

Ingredients: Fresh Ground Alkaline Forming Grains of *Millet, *Buckwheat (Gluten Free), *Teff, Eggs, Chicory Root (Inulin), Fresh Ground Flaxseed (Non-GMO), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Purified Water. (1.75 LBS Sliced Loaf Bread)
*Organically Grown

Take another look under the gluten free tab.
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These are the ingredients to that bread, taken from the link posted:

Ingredients: Fresh Ground Whole Grain *Wheat, Sprouts of *Kamut, *Spelt, *Rye, Lentils, Sesame Seeds, *Millet, *Quinoa, *Amaranth, Ground Flaxseed, *Wheat Bran, Oat Bran, Eggs, Undenatured Whey Protein Isolate (90%), Chicory Root (Inulin Fiber), Wheat Protein Isolate, Yeast & Sea Salt.
*Organically Grown

I have severe reactions to Gluten, and I wouldn't touch this bread. It is NOT gluten-free.

The gluten-free alternative is their GF#3 selection, which is safe for us.

Be careful, remember to read all labels. Good luck with the diet. emoticon

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Hi! I've been away from Spark People for a while but it's nice to be back. I'm one of those who fall into the "gray area" of sensitivity. The doctors haven't labeled me as celiac or anything else, but I definitely feel better without the gluten, so I have decided to take myself off it. After struggling with a rash on both arms for a little over a year now, it has finally cleared up or is almost cleared up. In answer to your question about a "dose response," I'm sure each person has a different reaction to gluten. Personally, when I eat gluten, my rash flares up. Since I know how painful and itchy it is, I avoid gluten at all costs. I also get very depressed and tired. The more gluten I eat, the more I'm tired. I've eaten a piece of cake and slept the entire next day because of it. Sometimes you don't really realize how bad you've been feeling until you finally feel better. I took a few weeks being gf before I truly realized several problems were no longer a problem. It's been a month and a half since I've been on a steady GF diet.

I do want to mention a book I've been reading lately. It's called "Wheat Belly" by William Davis, MD. I've found what he has to say very interesting. It's allowed me to connect the dots to a lot of my problems that didn't seem related, but have improved since going GF. Currently, I think a lot of the medical establishment still sees gluten intolerance as a digestive issue only, but ignores that there might be a lot of other seemingly unrelated issues that could benefit from a GF diet. But that's my opinion only. :)

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Hello everyone!

I am brand new to GF living, having survived one day now without. Only one million more to go! :o)

I am reading and learning more, but am curious-does eating gluten when you're sensitive have a sort of "dose" response? I.e., are you trying to avoid even dustings of gluten, or is it one of those things where a little bit doesn't necessarily cause problems. Do you go by symptoms you feel, or simply assume damage is being done even if you have no symptoms? I am on a sugar-free diet too, so cutting out gluten should leave me with twigs and berries as dinner options. It's quite a challenge as I'm finding that lots of things crank up the sweeteners to make up for the lack of gluten, apparently. :o)

Also, since everyone has contributed some great suggestions here, let me add mine.
Here is a website for a bakery that delivers what is supposed to be fabulous bread right to your door. I hear it is truly out of this world, low-carb, and gluten free. Dr. Oz apparently even endorsed it recently on his show as being a "super food".

http://julianbakery.com/lc-promo/?gclid=
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Hello! You make going gluten and wheat free a easier journey! You have a lot of great information! Thank you for sharing! HUGS! emoticon

site i like:
www.pamelasproducts.com/recipes.aspx
so far I love Pamela's products!

I love this soup!
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Hi, I make a foccacia bread that you would like from The Glutenfree Homemaker's site. It's very easy and you can make rolls or hamburger buns. Only problem is that it's too good and too easy and I gained a few pounds finding ways to make bread again. Hope that helps you!

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Betty Hagman's fat free french bread is wonderful. Or so I think since it's been 30+ years. It is so good I have to eat the first loaf when it comes out of the oven!

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Have you tried the Kellogg's website or the Betty Crocker website? They have some terrific recipes for using their gluten free products.
This weekend I tried quoina (pronounced kiona) it was great. I mixed some fresh vegetable in --like green onions, green peppers and carrots--then put dressing on it. Make a great quick salad. I am going to try it with fruit and yogurt next.
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I made Pizza crust this weekend using recipe from glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com website and want to let everyone know that this recipe is delicious. Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside thick crust pizza. Yum. Great place for recipes. Barb

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I'm missing some good French bread. I found out last year that I am gluten-intolerant and so far have not found a good French bread. I've tried to tell myself that I really don't need it with pasta, but sometimes you just really want it!

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I raved about Ancient Harvest Quinoa pasta two posts below and need to update it.

Last night, I wanted to make Macaroni and Cheese and the only shape that wasn't sold out was the shells. I cooked the box and thought I was watching it carefully but apparently overcooked it because they started to fall apart when I drained them. It also tasted quite dfferent from the spaghetti. I ended up throwing the whole thing away since I knew they would only get more mushy when it was baked in the oven with the cheese sauce. Fortunately, I had some Schar spiral pasta I could cook up so I could still have my comfort food on a cold night.

I know they say you need to be careful when cooking gluten-free pastas but I didn't realize how quickly that fine line between just right and mushy could change. My friends would accuse me of walking away while cooking like I sometimes do...but I really didn't this time!

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Sounds yummy. Barb

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I just had Ancient Harvest gluten-free Quinoa spaghetti for the first time and it is so close to the real thing that my husband asked me why I made regular spaghetti. He couldn't believe it was gluten-free. He always eats the Schar pasta when I make it and didn't mind it but he said he could definitely tell the difference...with this, he couldn't. I've seen it many times at the grocery store but didn't thnk pasta made with quinoa would be good. Wow, was I wrong! I am such a happy woman right now!

Unfortunately, for those of you who also have corn allergies, it wouldn't be an option since it also has corn. So sorry!

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Tankerbear- Rudi's multigrain gluten free bread which is available at Costco and health food stores in the freezer section tastes and smell most like the multigrain you remember from your pre-gluten free days. I use Pamela's Pancake mix and make pancakes and waffles and have used it in my blueberry pancakes, apple cinnamon pancakes and pumpkin waffle recipes. I think you could probably use it as a replacement of flour in your sourdough recipe. Hope this information is a help to you. Barb

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missing a good grainy nutty type bread was one of my things... I found one that is gf/cf and really good... it didn't raise up like I have had regular breads do in the past (just recently diagnosed) and I didn't notice the bready smell that regular breads tend to give off when baking, however the taste is Wonderful! It was Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Bread. I also bought the raisin bread, but haven't tried that yet. They carry a whole like of things that I can get even at my local grocery store :D

http://www.bobsredmill.com/gluten-free/

The other one that I recently tried that was really good was the gluten free Bisquick. I made up the pancakes with light vanilla silk and it made a really nice pancake :D Which from someone who is really skeptical of mix pancakes/waffles is saying something. My grandma spoiled me on homemade sourdough pancakes and waffles from scratch... still trying to find a replacement for that.

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Search for gf products here: www.gfoverflow.com/

"Welcome to GF Overflow!

Use our search box to find relevant gluten-free products, or browse our full listings organized by brand and food type. Use the site to check on foods you already know, or discover new foods you've never tried!

GF Overflow was built with the goal of making it easier and more convenient to maintain a gluten-free diet. Launched in September 2010, we currently list over 7,000 gluten-free products across a broad range of food categories and brands, and are constantly working to expand and improve our coverage of the gluten-free marketplace."

Hope this isn't a duplicate as I haven't been keeping up on current threads ... cool info, esp for android/iPhone users.

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So I just received my second order from Mom's place. I was so impressed with what I got last time that I had to try some more! Their buttery vanilla pound cake was heavenly! wow. Oh and they have ranch dressing mix! This made me so happy because I love ranch to dip my carrots and celery in. They also have cream of soups, like mushroom and chicken. these were really good. I also bought some of their flour blend. It worked so well, I made their pie crust from the recipe/tutorial that they have on their website. I'm going to have to buy it in bulk now that I now its good. They also have GF spices that I will try on my next order. I'll let you know how they are. So far I am pretty impressed and have not been disappointed in the quality,price and taste.

www.momsplaceglutenfree.com/

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Want to explain to your friends and family about the diff between gluten sensitivity vs celiac disease?

Start with this: it's a chapter exerpt from Robb Wolf's book, The Paleolithic Solution describing the particulars of gluten: bit.ly/timferrisblogrobbwolf

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Also, the new tests mentioned by Dr. O'Bryan in the lecture below, are now available, info here: bit.ly/dotsglutentestblog

Listen to Dr. Tom O'Bryan in this 3-part series and tell me what you think (ea link is about 24 mins I think):

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I'll have to look for sonoma. I haven't seen them but I haven't really looked for it in particular. The food for life tortillas were new to the store I shop at so it caught my eye immediately.

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Barb I have not found Sonoma here other than corn and wheat ones. No GF. I bet they would be good though seems like a good company and I liked the corn tortillas.

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Thanks! I'll give the stove heating a try!

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I like Sonoma brand gluten free tortilla's...soft and yummy. Barb

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Kel_ce they do break easily and I found the best way is to heat them in a pan on the stove for a few minutes. Microwaving seemed to make it worse. They do taste pretty good though!

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Just tried food for life whole grain brown rice tortillas. I have to say I really liked them!

Pros
-6 large tortillas for a pretty normal price as far as gluten free stuff is concerned
-Had a pretty good taste. Not as yummy as regular flour tortillas but it was still good. And if you hate corn tortillas like I do it's light years better than corn.
-Only 130 calories for one very large tortilla
-Whole grain!

Cons
-it tended to fall apart more than a regular tortilla
-It was a little less soft than a regular tortilla. I'm going to experiment with ways to soften it up but even if I fail it's still fine by me.

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Hi I just tried the gluten free pulled pork from Costco....man was it delicious and easy to make. I made gluten free hamburger buns with my Pamela's Gluten Free bread mix and added KC Masterpeice honey barbecue sauce to the microwaved pork and my teenager and husband loved it! They said it tasted like the local barbecue places pulled pork sandwiches they love. Easy, delicious and gluten free! Thank you Costco! Smiles Barb

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Not sure if this was mentioned but Ener-G Brand has a light brown rice loaf that is really good! If you try it & do like it, amazon has 6 loaves for around $16.

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My Costco in Washington is carrying Rudi's Gluten Free Multigrain bread in a 2 pack in the freezer section....so nice to have it available at good price and close location. I talked to the manager and they are going to continue as so many customers have asked...so ask at your costco's and see if they can get it too! Such great bread! Yum! Smiles Barb

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I got my order from Mom's place last night! So this morning I tried their Hannah's honey oat waffles with their cinnamon cream syrup. oh my it was good! My husband and children loved them also. Tonight I'm going to try the sorghum bread and maybe the double chocolate cookie bites! (I'll have to make sure not to eat to many)

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Welcome Alyzera. Thanks for the web site. Smiles Barb

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I came across this one on facebook. They have a couple of recipes on there to try and they were great! They also have a lot of different mixes and tips for gluten free stuff. momsplaceglutenfree.com/

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I live on the west coast in Seattle area and we have Fred Meyer (Kroger company) that has a gluten free section, Nature's Market ( a natural foods store) I get my bread and flour and oats and tortilla's here, Trader Joes, Poulsbo and Haley's Bakeries which are independently owned gluten free bakeries, Whole foods (lots of choices),and Marlene's Health food store and deli which has the biggest selection of everything. We also have a pizza chain Garlic Jims that delivers gluten free pizza to our door and I have found that buy asking store managers they often will carry/order some items. QFC a local grocery has been good about this. I also heard that Cosco was suppose to start carrying Rudi's Gluten free bread and I am going to request that they do when I go in next time. Hope these store names are helpful. I have started doing a lot of google searching for what ever I am looking for and have found some stores, restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops and deli's that carry gluten free items. Have a great gluten free week. Smiles Barb

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Are you buying your gluten free items at specialty shops or at the regular grocery store? They don't have much in our local grocery store. Was just wondering where I could look to actually find something different to eat.

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Rudi's cinnamon raisin bread sounds YUM! I will have to try some. Smiles Barb

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My favorite treat is any of the Tinkyada pastas! They really taste like regular pasta-if not better. Plus it is very hard to overcook them.

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I keep a loaf of Rudi's bread in my freezer! I stock up when it is on sale. The cinnimon raisin is also very good. I have it with almond butter and a banana in the morning.

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Bought Rudi's Multigrain gluten free bread yesterday and had a toasted sandwich...YUM! This is great bread. It is in the freezer section at my health food store and there are coupons at the Rudi's bakery site online. It is only 90 calories per slice too! I will be buying this bread again and enjoying delicious bread that I don't have to bake! Smiles Barb

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Went to local HFS this week and they had Rudi's new bread in 3 kinds. Original, Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin. They all looked good but I have rolls in freezer so didn't buy any yet. I am excited to try the cinnamon raisin though. Sounds delicious for french toast! So thankful for all the new choices for gluten free on the market. Smiles Barb

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So far, I love all the Schar products. I find their pastas the closest to the real thing and my husband likes that, too, so I don't have to cook two kinds of pasta.

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Schar's Ciabatta Par-baked Rolls are the best bread product I've found. They are great once heated up but are pretty good cold. Also, they are only 100 calories each and very satisfying.

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I am still looking for bread....lol. The corn issue makes it really hard to find. I will try Rudi's next. I found it on a website and sent them an email and then my gluten support team sent me a message that the local Costco will carry it. I will go on the day the rep will be there to see if I can try it. Otherwise I may have to try to make my own and rice bread is just horrible for me....no taste...yuck....that's not bread...that's cardboard to hold something in...lol.

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Debbie Udi's is a godsend!! Love all their products! My local grocery store (Wegmans) carries all of it! Yipee! They even put it on SALE!

My new food favorite is millet. It tastes just like couscous to me, which I used to love! Yum!

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That sounds really good! I love rolls. yum. Oh i have good news, i went to the Apple Crate, my local health food store, and they had the Udi'a bagels. I got the cinnamon raisin and they were soo good. Just as good as the gluten laden things. Happy day!

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Hey I made gluten free rolls last night for dinner using pamela's gluten free bread mix, added 1 cup of bob's red mill gluten free oats to increase the fiber and an extra egg and almond milk instead of water. I was making homemade soup and just wanted a roll to go with it. They turned out great and I froze the rest so I can occasionally have a roll with dinner but not blow my whole diet. These were super easy to make and nummy! Smiles Barb

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This site has great stuff to buy, Tshirts, mugs and all kinds of things. REally neat.

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I agree with Cindy...the Snyder's g-free pretzels are delicious. Whenever I've brought them to family events, everyone gets in to them and raves about them...even though they have their own regular snack food to eat. I now have to bring more than one bag just so my son, grandson and I can get some. Unfortunately, I can't get them in any of the stores around me so when I order them from Gluten Free Mall, I order several bags.



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Udi's white rice bread is really good. I bought it in the freezer aisle at my store and toasted two slices and put a slice of cheese for a grilled cheese sandwhich. it was awesome!

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Snyders GF pretzels I think are better than Glutino if you can find them. DH eats them even!

For the dairy free...I finally found a "cheese" product that is not bad! Road's End Organics "Chreese" products. They make a sauce mix and a box Mac & "Chreese" that I have tried so far. I sent DH back to the healthfood store to get more! The sauce you can make thicker and use like a spread too.

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