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6/2/14 9:19 A

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I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I had Aldi's brown rice pasta last night. I was below my calorie range and noticed this morning I had a 4 lb weight gain. I almost burst out crying.

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FYI- if you live near an Aldi's grocery store you are in luck. The chain has started carrying GF items. The store alone carries a lot of it but recently started carrying gf pastas, mixes and pizzas. I tried the pasts and it is one of the best pastas that I have ever had. I love it.

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April 12th a Dr friend of mine is doing a special talk on Gluten and Health in Schaumburg IL. The link below has more information. You might have to copy and paste the link I don't think you can just click on it. Thank you.

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Free Gluten: The Silent Killer Talk. Free registration. Talk by Dr Alok Trivedi in Schamburg IL. April 12th. This is a free talk by Dr. Trivedi, but registration is necessary and tickets are going to sell out. If you have any interest, please register today or send me a message with any questions you might have. It is in Schamburg IL on April 12th. The link above has all the information but message me with any other questions. Thank you! Jenny Hogue.

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Wow, thanks, would have never thought of this..

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Regarding eating out...if you had a favorite place, we like longhorns and kept getting the same waiter. That worked in my favor as he knows me what I can eat and makes sure it is prepared right. I have a great meal,he gets a good tip we are all happy! Outback has a better gf menu but they did bring a salad with croutons:-) I can eat Dominos gf pizza and never gotten sick. But I did go to a party, I baked a gf bday cake and ate nothing at chuck e cheese but hubby and I shared a drink. And u guessed it, I got sick from what we guess was crumbs in the drink. I got sick from the fanciest diner I've had where the chef came out and spoke to me in depth about my gf meal. This was on Disney property. I got the sickest on this night an hour from home and spent most the night in a public restroom. So its a crap shoot. I think the big chains are the best way to go. But I cook lots, check out my blogs for pictures and recipes. I've been gf for over two years.

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I have started using Udi's Pizza crust to make crustidi for canape's and garlic toast to go to with Italian foods.

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I echo everything that you are saying. We have been GF for more years that I care to remember emoticon (only because of age do I say that!) I have several really good recipe blogs if these would help.



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candypa - wheat, rye, barley (and barley malt, which is in a lot of chocolate products), and sometimes oats all contain gluten. Oats don't, by nature, contain gluten, but they are often processed on the same equipment that processes wheat. If you get oats, they should say that they're gluten free. I get Bob's Red Mill gluten free oats because that's really all that's available in this area. Read ingredient labels, too, because a lot of canned products contain wheat or gluten, or barley in them. Sometimes modified food starch has gluten in it also, but not always. It's better to just eat non-processed foods anyway. Modified food starch is sometimes called out as modified food starch (corn), which means there's no gluten in it.
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1/29/13 7:24 A

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As some people mentioned above having a couple of good cookbooks will help you with your decision on what flours to by in replacement. I read Wheat Belly, and though it gives you the reasons and theory and science. I don't agree with alot of his thoughts on cooking, eh leave it to a woman to tell a man how to cook. He advocates a whole food real food clean diet, then has you add a cup of Splenda in recipes along with various other chemical modified sweetners. The trick with gluten free is that some of the flours etc are higher calorie and you want to try to keep you GI index lower as well, well I do because my sugars are up. If you have a bulk barn they have now got a whole aisle of gluten free flours and throughout the store other items that you need to stock your pantry. It cost me about $100 altogether and what I have will last a long time, and the usual plentiful veg and fruit and alternate pastas, but not kamut, not barley, no wheat or spelt. Oatmeal is debateable but I have it with no problem, just make sure it's gluten free, Bob's is a good one. I make a huge pot to do me for a week or more and refrigerate taking 1/4 cup plus some home made granola for crunch with yogurt or milk. I'm learning as I go but I have not had a touch of wheat now going on for 3 weeks and I no longer have Irritable Bowel, and that my friends is worth the price of poker alone. Cheerio Karen

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1/28/13 10:48 P

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Thank you for the gf tips and buying gf oats. emoticon

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I'm sorry the doctor did not send you to a dietician. Going gluten-free is certainly doable but it does take some education. I have been gluten-free for 5 years and at first I made so many mistakes!! Your best bet is to get some good gluten-free cookbooks. I learned a lot from these two books:
Gluten-Free Quick and Easy by Carol Fenster
The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Comfort Foods by Bette Hagman

There also is a great magazine you might like to subscribe to:: Living Without

It is worth the effort, for you will feel much better after you master the diet.
TTo answer your question about oats: Some people can tolerate it, some can't. You also have to make sure to buy gluten-free oats if you try it.

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Hi, new to be gluten free/celiac. I looked on-line what is gluten free? Some say it is wheat, rye, and barley, and some also said oats. What is your experience is it all 4? Am I missing anything else? I got no information from dr. other than to go gluten free. Originally I thought it was just wheat.

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1/18/13 4:22 P

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Hi there, just popped in with my 2 cents worth, about no pickles or vinegar, when I did the 6 weeks program about 15 years ago and I've seen it still supported, fermented products like sauerkraut no sugar or vinegar just in brine till fermented was not only good because I love sauerkraut but also that I could have kosher dills. Everythings else was the same. I have others say that there is a natural vinegar that is used in health food circles but I don't recall the name of it off hand. Anyway, just that little difference caught my eye. Have a great Friday night everyone

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I also keep a stash of gluten-free items in my car or my purse for just in case situations!

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Olive Garden now has a gluten-free menu with rice pasta and marinara sauce and some GF meat sides~

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Since I've started my gluten free life a month ago, I haven't eaten anywhere but my house. This weekend I'm looking at going out with some friends to a restaurant. I'm cautious on how the food will be prepared and what will be safe. Should I stick to a salad with no croutons? Any advice?

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I am not sure how far along you are but I wanted to suggest Pamela's Products for baking. The recipes always turn out good. I use it for pancakes, muffins, quick breads and more. I just made garlic & herb cheese muffins and pumpkin muffins. They are delicious!

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I've been reading thru a lot of this Teams writings. It has been very helpful to a newbe like me.
Does anyone have any little hints of do's and don'ts that I need to keep in mind?
I'm trying to 'ingest' all this new information as fast as possible.

What kinds of 'flour' should I have on hand?


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You'll have to cut it out for a month, then slowly intrduce foods...do not eat more than 1 intoduced food. (?)

You can have most veggies..no starcy veggie, corn, peas, beans, pot, soy beans.
You can have crackers..no yeast
You can have all meats, poultry, fish, top with fresh onion, bell pepper etc. NO HERBS.
Eggs, the cheap no nutritional cheese, velveta, imatation cheese.
Metamucil,Konsyl, fiber supplements.
Look at Quaker rice products, don't over do it
Rice noodles..small portions high in carbs which turns to sugar which turns to yeast.

So enjoy your sausage (no fillers) eggs, cooked fruit (apples, peaches, plums) no berries with a little sweetner.

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leaky gut will clear up once the starch/yeast has lowered.

Remember to take stomach medicine at least 30-45 mins. before anyothe meds/foods.

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Yep corn..is out for me. Including Corn Flakes.
Have you tried OatBran? I can eat it 1x per week.

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9/18/12 11:05 A

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Food for Life makes a really great brown rice tortilla/wrap. I use it all the time. Really good. Just pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds before filling it. It keeps it from breaking.

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Tried a new product "Paleo Bread", made out of Almond Flour or Coconut Flour. Low Glycemic Index and was not bad. Bought some for my son at college also, as he is showing signs of Celiac's too. YUCK

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Modified Food Starch is in a lot of foods: puddings, salad dressings, and sauces. It is one additive that makes me quite sick. It is a concentrated form of wheat starch. Beware and read labels. It is not in GF foods which use xantham gum as a thickener. emoticon

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I've had to eliminate corn too. Bummer emoticon
I think it has something to do with GMO, honestly.

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I'm too cheap to buy the GF breads. I too was using corn tortillas until I realized the corn doesn't agree with me. Out went all corn products, including corn starch.

I make GF pancakes or crepes when I get a bread craving out of coconut flour.

I buy very little GF products like prepared bread or mixes. I buy raw ingredients like meat, nuts, vegetables and fruit. I use coconut oil and milk and almond milk to drink (also lactose intolerant). I went from eating out 6-8 times a week to maybe 1-2. I now always pack lunch to work. I keep snacks like nuts, dried fruit and cans of GF soup at work. I sometimes will pick up a pizza for my kids and make a big salad for me for dinner. I feel so much better eating this way that I have the energy to prepare food. Three years ago I could not have imagined making and taking lunch everyday. Now I can't see any other way and it doesn't seem like a big deal.

My fast food now is a pop into a supermarket and pick up a steak or cooked chicken, a bag of salad mix and a package of instant potatoes that are GF and take it home for the nights I want a quick dinner.

As far as eating out - steak houses - a plain steak, salad vinegar & oil and baked potato are safe for me. Mexican - fajitas, rice, beans, salad with lime juice and hold the chips & tortillas. If Mexican food is cooked traditionally, there is no flour or gluten. There is lots of corn so you have to be careful if that is an issue.
McDonalds - fries, side salad and grilled chicken patty. You can ask for just a chicken patty. According to the McDonald's website it does contain a yeast extract and soy.


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I love corn tortillas. I warm them with a little butter for my breakfast with my eggs. Delish!

I just finished a gluten challenge to eat lots of gluten so they can test to see if I have celiac. I have mixed feelings about doing the challenge, as I feel like my weight loss was set back. I had come off gluten and felt so much better. Now, I have to come off gluten again, which I will happily do as I want to feel good again. As I got older, I became more intolerant to gluten. I am so happy to be on the right track now!

I am also glad I found this group.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

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JENDUKE -
I agree with your post. Prior to the five months of horrible gut symptoms that led to my diagnosis I had managed to slowly lose 40 pounds. However, after my diagnosis I couldn't eat the whole-grain foods that had been the center of my weight loss/weight maintenance plan. Actually I was so glad to just be able to eat without feeling ill that I didn't pay much attention to quality for a while. I slowly saw 30 of the pounds come back over the next four years.

To lose those pounds for good I'm doing as you say - focusing on whole foods.

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Actually, staying away from ALL breads, muffins, and cookies is a good idea. They're so fattening, and more so with the gluten free flours. Try to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, grilled meats and fish. It's healthy, lower in fat, and gluten free.

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If you really crave Chinese food, Pei Wei has a gluten free menu. Very tasty!

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I know you probably do not have the time but if you baked before you and take gluten free bread recipes and play with them to make a type of bread that can be eaten. Just remember the dough has to look like cake batter and you need to place it in large muffin tins (for buns) or small bread loaf pans. It takes a lot of experimenting but if you crave bread like I do it is worth it. If you read the online comments that goes with the recipe you can figure out if you have to add more oil, eggs, or leveling agent.
Good luck .
P. S. the gluten free flours can be purchased at bulk stores (pr-packaged) and the store often and discount days.

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I've pm'd CWPRAISINJC1 recommending posting a new topic for her question so it can generate relevant discussion on a specific subject. Requests for Help deserve their own topic.

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Ok, Was just diagnosed with Candida and Leaky Gut. I was told No Dairy, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Gluten! What now is there left to eat? Can't even have pickles or vinegar because of the yeast...HELP!

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The first article has excellent advice, except for two things - one is a matter of finances and the other is a matter of health.
1) Advising people who are lactose intolerant to eat dairy anyway, and take pills to ward off symptoms. Those pills don't work for everyone, and I think that advising someone with an allergy/intolerance to a food to eat it anyway is irresponsible and dangerous.

2) Some of us can't afford gluten free bread at $6 or more for a tiny loaf of it. Once in a great while I buy it as a treat, but mostly my "bread" these days is corn tortillas, as they are fairly cheap and fairly low in calories. Obviously this one is just my personal opinion.

Like I said, great advice in the article, especially the part about staying positive.

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Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to give a little tip to everyone about corn tortillas. A lot of people say that they are dry, fall apart, etc. Make sure you heat them up before you eat them, they are much more tasty when heated. :)

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Baileys7of9, if you are eating sauce and cheese from a pizza, you are getting exposed to gluten. The ingredients on a pizza are baked onto the crust, in an oven where the gluten is everywhere. Also generally flour is flying everywhere in a pizza place. Not trying to tell you what to do, just passing on information.

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Hi Poekster, that is partially true. Chinese food is mostly a no-no, as ALL of the chinese sauces contain wheat (soy, hoi sin, oyster, etc.). I know this because my parents cooked all kinds of ethnic food and I had to throw out all my chinese sauces after looking at the ingredients. Also teriyaki sauce contains wheat. If you order stir fried veggies, meat, and rice without any sauces, that is generally safe, also some restaurants have wheat free sauces if you ask. Sushi that doesn't contain tempura and isn't cooked is usually safe (cooked sushi, such as eel, contains a wheat based sauce). Thai curries are usually safe as well. I am not as familiar with other asian cuisines.

Of course, one can cook their own versions of these foods with gf products. I love the idea of sharing recipes.

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Just wanted to share info about a new soft GF bread!! consumer.kinnikinnick.com/index.cfm/
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Thanks Lulu0218. I was not aware there were apps for gluten free info. I have downloaded a couple. Are there any that you recommend above others so I don't spend money wastefully. I live in kind of a small town so a lot of the restaurants that offer gluten free will not be in my area.

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Here in Minnesota we have a pizza place that delivers gluten free pizza called Pizza Luce. I don't know if it's everywhere or just local. It's expensive, but SO worth it every once in awhile :) They also serve GF pizza at a place called New Hope Cinema Grill, where we watch a movie and eat dinner while watching. There's also a restaurant called The Original Pancake House that has a HUGE and TASTY GF menu (mmm banana pancakes). They even bring the food out on a different color plate! Of course, you'll need to be careful with portions and tracking, but these are some fun and different places for us to go :)

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I know this message was written a while go but just in case you are still looking for answers;I had the same reaction to prednisone which the doctor gave me by IV when I had a serious allergy to some medication. Prednisone is used to treat the symptoms of allergies (among other things). I think it is a common side effect.

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I like that waffle idea. May have to try that.

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If this has already been posted, my apologies. I was just diagnosed this year. I have done pretty well sticking to the GF lifestyle. The one Gluten Free tool I cannot live without is my iPhone. Smartphone users, in case you do not know there are GF apps available for download. I have one that I can look up while shopping that tells me by brand what is GF. The other app I use when I travel for work. It uses GPS to pinpoint my location and pulls up every store, bakery, restaurant etc. in the area that carries gf food. It has been a life saver.

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If I had to eat on the run I would head to Wendy's and get a chili and a baked potato (check the sour cream - not sure if it is GF these days). I don't love fast food salads, so probably wouldn't go that route.

We also have a BBQ place near us that makes a vinegar based BBQ sauce. We might stop there and have just the meat and small amounts of the sides that are GF.

If I had planned ahead (I knew that with a 6:30 commitment Murphy's Law would dictate that I would have to stay late at work!) I would have packed a dinner picnic that traveled well: quinoa salad with feta cheese, fruit salad, GF crackers.

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If I'm being really good on my diet and make a small infraction(such as using a condiment i didn't check out well enough), I suffer from immediate dry cough and sometimes tummy trouble at night the first day. However, on the second day, I swell in my hands and feet. The third day I have a more deep cough and phlegm. If I had been good since my infraction, its all clear mostly after the third day. However, I've noticed from vacations ect. that if I eat bread, crackers,or keep giving in and fall off the wagon day after day on big or small things for a while, my symptoms get pretty bad, from more severe stomach problems, bloating, congestion/sinus headaches, urine retention and leaking. If I stay on my diet appropriately, my blood pressure is also much easier to control. It will take about two weeks for me to get straightened out after having fallen off the wagon. Its still early in my management of this intolerance to wheat,but it is so much better never to veer off the path.

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Wow these are some good ideas. I've been using corn tortillas and thin buckwheat pancakes (recipe on the side of the buckwheat flour) for wraps. I do have another question though.

It's 5:30pm, you had to work late. You have a meeting at the school at 6:30. Your usual routine is to use a drive through, but have been trying to kick that habit. Your family requests pizza. What are some ideas to eat when you are famished but have no time. I'm ready to start a new fast restaurant or something with whole foods. But I'm not rich.
Thanks I need ideas.


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For those who haven't tried Udi's Whole Grain bread here is the link. It's the best store bought GF bread I have had.(gf for 10 years)

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7/27/11 8:11 P

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Hi LUVMYKAT1 -

I haven't found ANY ready-made breads that I like - they are all super expensive, stale and only edible with toasting. I read somewhere that gluten acts as a preservative, so without it the products are stale long before they get to store shelves. This summer I tried the bread mix from King Arthur Flour for the first time. It was a hit at my house, and definitely stayed fresh for days. Over the last few years I've relied heavily on gf corn bread that cooks in 20 minutes, muffin recipes, and store-bought corn tortillas (made into quesadillas with the addition of some cheese).

This summer I bought a cookbook called Cooking for Isaiah. The author includes some recipes for savory waffles. This has been an amazing addition to our "bread" category. I bought a huge waffle iron, and can turn out enough waffles in 20 minutes to keep us in sandwiches and "toast" for a couple of days. If I got organized I would cook a bunch and freeze them.

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I love quinoa, have made quite a few dishes. It is also great added in soups that need a little thickening. Add a small amount to vegetable soup.
Here is something I made adding it to soup.
Spicy Cold Weather Soup
Source: Lee's Test Kitchen (me)
Satisfying soup with the addition of Quinoa

Servings: 6
Total time: 2 hours

Ingredients:
1 16 oz can Low-sodium Corn Kernels
1 16 oz can Low Sodium Chopped Tomatoes
1 16 oz can Low Sodium Green Beans
1 Tbs Mrs Dash Garlic And Herb Mix
1 tsp Cajun Type Spice
3 cups Low Sodium Tomato Vegetable Juice
1 cup Chicken Or Vegetable Stock
1 cup Water
1/4 cup Tan Quinoa
6 oz Pre-cooked Link Sausage (spicy if you like), cut into slices
Will need a crock pot large enough to hold 3 quarts

Directions:
1. Rinse the quinoa and drain.
2. Rinse the corn and beans and drain.
3. Dump the green beans onto a cutting board and cut into 3 pieces crosswise.
4. Add the corn, green beans, tomatoes, sausage and quinoa to the crockpot.
5. Add the water and stock to the crockpot.
6. Add the juice into the crockpot. Stir to mix everything.
7. Turn crockpot to high for about 10 minutes. Reduce to a low setting so that the mixture is not bubbling. Do not boil the soup!
8. Stir after one hour.

For vegetarian, omit the meat!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients by Living Cookbook.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 184.4
Total Fat 3.98g
Saturated Fat 1.21g
Cholesterol 9.6mg
Sodium 539.26mg
Potassium 771.18mg
Total Carbohydrates 29.73g
Fiber 5.38g
Sugar 5.74g
Protein 10.5g

Tips
Test for seasoning 1/2 hour before serving.
Add additional cajun spice or mrs dash by a half tsp as needed.
Stir after any additions.


I used a pre-cooked gluten-free andouille sausage. Feel free to use all fresh ingredients instead of canned.
updated: forgot to spell check

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Forgot to add: I've recently discovered quinoa (KEEN-way) a native American grain. Very high in protein, low in fat, high in fiber, and all around good for you. To me it has a kind of nutty, steel cut oatmeal texture and taste. Very pleasing. It can be used in all manner of dishes.

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Studies show that 1 serving of alcohol a day is good for heart health. I wouldn't recommend it for diabetics, though, as alcohol has even more calories than fat, and they are empty of nutrients.

I never developed a taste for wine or hard alcohol. I had just started to enjoy beer when I found out I am gluten intolerant. However, Red Bridge is a gluten free beer and very tasty - it's similar to Shiner Bock or other medium dark beers. There's another brand out there that I can't recall. The grocery chain Henry's has a large gluten free section with Red Bridge and then an artisanal gluten-free beer. Otherwise, I would suggest hitting a well stocked liquor store. In California, that's BevMo.

The gluten free beers are made from sorghum, which is a grain producing grass from Africa. I haven't directly compared them to regular beers ('cause, you know, intolerant), but I can't tell a difference between what they taste like and what I remember regular beer tasting like.

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I had actually bought a cookbook back when I thought that the gluten/milk allergy was just friends and family (so I could fix meals we all could enjoy together) and really liked this one book that I found and it does have recipes in it that would be relatively easy to adapt to other allergies. It also journals the journey of a mother learning to cook for her son and still trying to make things taste good and as close to things other kids were eating as possible. I loaned it to a friend recently but it did impress me. Anyways, the book is called "Cooking for Isaiah" Hopefully it will have some ideas in it that you can adapt to the other allergies that you are also dealing with. :D

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4/19/11 11:42 A

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@ VEROGOMEZ30

You can google a GI list and find all sorts of tables. Think of clean meant (non-processed) as 0 and then it goes up from there!

You want as low as possible for weight loss. That's because if they are higher on the GI, your insulin works harder to control your blood sugar. Insulin is the hormone that stores fat. Therefore, if you are producing less insulin daily, you'll store less fat. Ta-da!

see author Gary Taubes for more and better detail

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thanks for the stores that sell Bisquick. I'll likely need to go online since none of the stores are in my area. emoticon

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Hi everyone: Looking for a few recipes... one is for a great home made bread, pizza dough, and a cookie mix. My kids can't have nuts, cheese, milk unless soy or rice as well as no eggs, and more... I have tried a few breads didn't like them.. If they are not made in a nut free facility which most aren't or they are free of peanuts and not tree nuts... I took my kids to a Natural path. We went gluten free for one month... We were good. Then decided to go to the doctors to get a blood test with them.. Still waiting for results... Having a hard time what to make for dinners. We are plain Jane meals. Back on Gluten and don't feel good...

The reason I went to a Natural Path was I knew that there was something wrong with my oldest and didn't sit right with me...

They are not willing to go back to GF... I don't eat alot. I skip meals which I shouldn't.. This is why I don't loose weight.. But we are slowly going to make it back...

We have a store called Lorzeno's in Winnipeg (Canada) which have the best GF cup cakes. My oldest loves them. They are not made in a nut free facility... Still looking... My youngest is the one with the nut allergy...

Will keep looking and trying recipes...

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I have found the bisquick mix in our local Albertson's, Smith's (Krogers) and our local health food store. It should be right there next to the regular bisquick.

Also tried the Betty Crocker Brownies yesterday. They are very good. I added a little milk to the mix before baking to make a little creamier.


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I have gotten the gluten free bisquick at shop-rite. If you don't have one around you maybe the bisquick web site will list where they sell it.

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What stores carry gluten free Bisquick?

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I'll have to look for the Redbridge beer. Every so often, there is just nothing better than a nice beer.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I have found Udi's in our local health food store. They carry Rudi's organic line, but not the GF at this time. I hear they are both coming out with hamburger and hot dog rolls and pizza crust in around May. Just in time for cook out season. Will definitely keep my eyes open. Udi's has some really good blueberry muffins as well. They also have a chocolate muffin, but have not tried that one. Their bagels are delicious as well.

I tried a great GF beer last night as well. I have found I have been missing my beer when I want it big time. Anheiser Busch makes one called Redbridge. It sort of tastes like a blend between an India Pale Ale and Killians Irish Red. Very good. So if you like beer, you might want to give it a try.

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gluten free bisquick is really good and if you go online they have a lot of good recipes. The chicken and dumpling recipe is really good and my whole family loves it.

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great thread, thank you!

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It is almost spring (who am I kidding Ilive in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan). But it is almost spring in many places. I am back to packing an apple a day with almond or nut butter (I buy this fresh ground at the co-op with no sugars or oils or I buy Naturally Nutty as it is vegan and gfree). This week I hope to get back to packing a two cup green salad. I take 4-5 gladwear containers and put in my greens and top with cauliflower, radishes, bell peppers. I usually eat salad with no dressing or salsa. If you buy your greens in bulk (not bagged) it is more affordable. Sometimes I cook up chciken breast on Sunday and chop it up. I put it in smaller containers to accompny the salads. Seeds, raisins, or nuts can be a nice topping too. If I am organized for the week, I am successful.



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LUVMYKAT1, you asked about good g-free breads. I LOVE Rudi gluten free breads. Their cinnamon raisin one is amazing and their multi-grain one is really good also. I can't find it in my town but can find it in the freezer section of a small grocer not too far from here so when I go there, I stock up...the last time it was half price so that was great! Udi's is also good but much smaller.

For a really special treat, I order online from Joan's GF Great Bakes but it's expensive because you have to also buy a freezer container to have it shipped in. But their bagels and english muffins are the best...the closest to the real thing as I have found. I think glutenfreemall.com also has their items but, again, you have to order the freezer container but I think there you can fill the container for the same shipping price.



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