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3/3/11 10:38 P

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Hi all..enjoyed reading these posts...I was diagnosed last September with Celiac..so far I have just been getting adapted to eating GF without thought of calories..now I know that I need to incorporate calorie control in my diet. I have gotten a pretty good handle on the GF .. I have only "cheated" 2 times since my diagnosis....so I say to myself..if I can do it with GF..I can do it with all my food choices..right? I have a lot to lose and an additional challenge..due to polio as a very young child I can't exercise..not even wheelchair exercises due to arthritis in my shoulders..I just need to get serious and do this (with God's help) I know I can!!

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3/1/11 8:57 A

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Echo thank you for your advise. I have not done that anymore it was the once. I buy my G.Free buns and I am okay with them.
I was thrilled to hear this morning on Fox and friends this morning. It may repeat its self in the day the program with Steve and Brian and Chritshen. . A doctor was on and he treated this child I believe who was Autism. Since birth. The dad was on with the child. Since they treated her with G. free food. The child is now healed from Autism. Praise the Lord. The dad explained what she eats and one important thing is no sugar for her. I notice allot of us feel we need the sugar with G. free still the same and either bake the sweets or buy the sweets. I am one of those people. Not knowing it is really not a good idea. It really is a empty food chain. Only loaded with sugar and calories. We do not need. Others on here they have a tolerance of milk or other things they say but not anyone says about too much sweet they eat. Maybe they should lay off sweets. That could also be a colbert as why one is still feeling sickly. Give it a try for a week. You may surprise yourself. I may also.

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2/28/11 5:21 A

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Just some general notes of what I have discovered after 2+ years GF (in no particular order):
1. I read that it is very common for GF people to have additional food intolerances. This is very true for me. I also cannot tolerate Tapioca (present in many GF foods) and Cane Sugar.
2. It's very hard to figure some of these out! For me trying a strict diet and gradually re-introducing foods finally solved the Cane Sugar mystery.
3. I love quinoa! It is my favorite of the alternative grains and doesn't seem to have the Glycemic Index (GI) issues that rice products do.
4. Sweet Rice Flour makes wonderful gravy but does have the GI issue - MODERATION for me!
5. It took more than 2 years for my intestine to heal - this is very common for adults. But I went from being severely anemic and needing Iron Infusion therapy to absorbing iron on my own!
6. Almond Flour is wonderful - http://www.elanaspantry.com/ is a terrific resource. I buy my almond flour from http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/
7. Face it - life is different now. You have to make more of your own food and plan ahead. Embrace what you can eat and think positively about why you cannot eat some things. You know what? I'm glad I'm allergic to cane sugar - it was very bad for me.
8. I travel a lot and have found it is easier to be GF outside the US - we seem to have the most gluten-based products (my opinion of course.)
9. Be very careful when ordering in restaurants - you may tell them GF but by the time it gets translated to the kitchen they will forget or whatever... Many restaurants have a GF menu but you must ask for it. Favorites: Legal Seafood, Carrabbas, Casa Ristorantes (if you happen to be near Fort Wayne)
10. As your intestine heals you might gain weight. I did. Not all celiacs are skinny.
11. Another point on traveling abroad - the word "allergy" seems to translate well. Many cultures are offended when you can't do justice to their native cooking - I have found that saying "allergy!" generates sympathy and cooperation.

Hope I haven't bored anyone! It's a journey folks...

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2/27/11 6:04 P

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Hi, new to sparkpeople and a gluten free lifestyle. After many years of accepting the IBS diagnosis and the digestive issues I have lived with almost all my life as normal, I am finally finding some answers to what is really going on. Glad to find others like myself and hoping I can really make this new diet work without gaining any more weight. I actually need to lose some weight as well. Do any of you have any suggestions on a GOOD non gluten bread?? I got a loaf of rice bread yesterday and I have to say it was pretty nasty. Will definitely not buy that one again!!! Just looking for something for when I have that really bad, I really want a slice of bread craving.

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2/23/11 3:22 P

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Hi. How do you know which foods are high on GI? Maybe that's my problem, too, because I have the tendency to replace my gluten products for potatoes and rice. Any great replacements you can share?

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2/21/11 4:45 P

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Oh honey - When ever I accidentally get some wheat in my food it can take up to 2 weeks to clear up my "tummy" symptoms. During that time I bounce from oppy to rock hard and lose sleep with middle of the night tummy aches. I have not found any way to speed up the clearing. I've taken extra probiotics and drank lots of tummy teas but with little to no help speeding up the healing. It just seems to take time.

Life Lesson - I have to be uber careful about where my food was before it goes in my mouth.

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2/20/11 2:53 P

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bee, iwas reading your post about scraping the stuff off and eating the meat and cheese. just a tiny bite of bread will make you sick. you shouldnt try to eat any sandwich that has been on regular bread. even if you went out to eat and they put a bun on your plate your plate would be contaminated. absolutely no bread unless it is gluten free bread. hope this helps you

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Hi - I hate to do this, but since I will have to spend a lot of time sorting and packing and getting ready to move to Minnesota in June where my son lives; I have to cut down a lot of the time I'm spending on the computer. I do have a couple gf sites that have recipes, etc. and they send me stuff every week or two. I'll be off the computer completely for about 3 weeks while I'm getting moved and settled, then I'll be back on.

Since I've been completely on gf for over a year now, I feel so much better and the pain that I usually blame on my fibromyalgia is so much less. So guess I'm making progress.

I wish you all good gf and good Sparking and working to reach your goals. Hugs, Echo

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2/11/11 2:17 P

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Bought I thought was an amazing cookie of G.Free. I ate one and it was horid. I got heartburn almost instant. I had to throw the rest of the box in the garbage this morning at 6 dollars a box. It said Carmel and it looked so nice on the outside picture and it was G. free 100%.. Bought it at the health store where I bought the other cookies which is really good.

Had a bad experience after shopping yesterday.
Hubby bought a sub. I had half and I took out the cheeses and I scraped the mayo off.
It was a white bun. When I got home.

Anyhow last night I had a pain and beehived to the ladies room. Oh, my .
Now for me. I cannot presume it is okay a sub. Not for me. .
White comercial bread, cooked ham in it. So the guy said meaning the ham was not the comercial kind but the cooked ham. . Took most of lettuce out. Plus the rest I mentioned.

I talked to the health lady and she said when your on G.free the bowels or whatever other systems people have with Celiac will take two weeks and then one should be fine as her hubby is Celiac.

Now I was honest engine with the G.Free but still had problems till last night.

So if that is true she said. Two weeks one should be fine with G.free.

Then why do I have the one day good or two days good and then third day and fourth day with the G.Free.

How long does it take for the intestines to get better.

It is so hard as I am scared to step out the door.

Yesterday was a good day outside but then other days even though I am on the G.free can be a bad adventure to me.

i know if I go Gluten again. I would be up a creek without a paddle.

Some of my friends they phone me. How are you doing today. I guess your almost better now with G. free. I wish I could say that.

Then they will say. I guess your G.free is not working. Are you sure you should not go back to your Specialist.

Does anyone have people question you when they see you out one day and not for two days?

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Hey ladies. I've jumped on a new take take on GF! I was noticing that all of my substitutions for wheat seem to be much higher on the GI scale (potatoes, rice etc) and thought that might be slowing my weight loss.

I've now cut out almost ALL carbs (with the exception of low GI veggies) and I'm finally seeing the scale move.

Maybe this is a good option for some of you!? It's actually easier thanks to being GF, cause all the best carby things that I might want to eat are off limits anyway!!

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I like regular buffets - Golden Corral has several salads besides the green salads and lots of veggies to choose from. Furr's is good, not as many things, but okay. Sweet Tomatoes' salad bar was only green salad stuff, nothing else I could eat so wasn't worth the money. Plus, I did eat some of their chili and it made me sick, it was gf, but something that made me nauseated. So, there's other places that I can eat a nice meal.

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I added 1 slice of raisin toast for 3 days. Went back to the doctor's office and she saw the hives beginning to form on my cheeks and back. So eventhough I have the allergy to wheat, intolerance to raisin and yeast...put together and it's an allergy. She gave me a shot of something and 10 minutes later I started to sweat and then the itchyness was over.

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People bad-mouth about Buffet's, but to me there are so many choices. You can pick your toppings, bring your own salad dressings, rice cakes or rice noodles. Just say Celiac Disease, they may not know what it is but no one has said NO!to me.

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Today was a crazy, busy day. Ate at Sweet Tomatoes -- was told they had a lot of different salads - they actually just have 3-4 kinds of greens and the usual salad toppings - could not eat their soup or breads, of course - did try chili that tasted terrible. Was a real ripoff at $8.99 plus $2.39 for a coke. Never go there again. Having hard time finding more inexpensive places to eat out when my friend takes me to lunch after we go to organ lessons and other errands. Want to try PF Chang's but tomorrow being Saturday may be more expensive. Haven't checked on line yet - guess I'd better do it.

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1/27/11 8:46 P

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Thank you for posting this article! It is a nice refresher! hahaha I can relate to most of those ways! It is comforting to know that everything I was feeling back when I was diagnosised was normal! THanks yoU!

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well, it makes sense not to follow a kidney failure diet if your kidneys are still working, i guess...i wouldn't want to restrict your diet any more than you already have been forced to. i am glad that you aren't on dialysis. hopefully, that day will not come for you. keep up the good work. it sounds like your getting your eating and cooking down 'pat'.
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No No I'm not on dialysis --I just have Stage 3 Renal Failure,but won't have any real problems for years and years, just have to pay attention to a few rules. since I'd been worrying about combining kidney diet with gf/lf/sf and afraid afraid I may be eating wrong and did not find much info and conflicting info, someone on my kidney group suggested I check out the kidney dialysis nutritionist to check it out. But, kidney doc said not to bother - just eat whatever I can and I'll be okay. He also said he wasn't too impressed about any of the dietitians/nutritionists here. He said from what I've told him that I'm probably more up on things than they are. How's that for a vote of confidence from my doctor.

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hello, i am sorry to hear about the no soy rule. but, it sounds like you are inventive, and making the best of the diet. pf chang's is expensive, so i recommend going before 4 pm and using the lunch menu. the dinners start at about 14.00. i like to do my 'good restaurants' at noon.

so, are you actually on dialysis? wow. you are overcoming a lot of really bad things. i am proud of you for being so creative. i love coconut milk. yum. it's my favorite milk substitute. i have thyroid disease, so i don't use much soy at all.

thank you for replying,

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Hi - unfortunately I can't even use the gf soy sauce as I can't do soy either. But, have found several types of sauces that I can use for flavors, etc. I've not been to PF Chang's but want to one of these days. It's a little pricy from what I've heard. but I think I can look on line and see if they have prices on their menu there.

I have buckwheat flour and use it with some brown rice flour and to be the thickener in my "egg pancakes" with two eggs and coconut milk and a little bit of water to make it not so thick - a little bit thicker than crepes. but roll up with jam and is sure good.

My kidney doc said I should not worry about a special kidney diet, that the gf/lactose free/soy free diet I'm on is just fine. He also said not to worry about too much phosphorus, as since I can't do dairy I'm in not danger of overdoing phosphorus. He also said not to bother about a dialysis nutritionist to check for special diet as he feels they don't know much anyway. chuckle And I'm not anywhere needing dialysis - it's just that it was suggested I should try and get special instructions, which of course I don't really need.

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echoblue, it's just plain tough to make changes to become GF. i found out today that pf chang's has a great GF menu, and even serves their GF menu on different plates so that you know that the chef is acknowledging that the dish has no gluten. they even serve GF soy sauce and potsticker sauce. what a surprise.

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yes, the less processed foods i eat, the quicker i lose weight. i have lost almost 25 lbs so far, and gotten past the dreaded 200 lb. mark :-) i limit GF treats to a couple of times a week.

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elanaspantry.com has amazing free recipes that are GF and many are vegan which makes them dairy-free. elana has celiac disease, and is quite generous with recipes and help. yum.

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brown rice powder is very nice. the one i buy has no sweeteners added, but is a nice vanilla flavor. buckwheat powder is supposed to be awesome for weight loss, but i cannot find it. apparently the body builders beat us to it. you are right, pea powder does sound pretty gross.

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i sure understand the budget and the eating out part. whole foods sells a wheat-free tamari sauce that tastes almost identical to soy sauce. it is soy sauce with only soybeans and no wheat. it's quite delicious :-)

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One Chinese Restaurant knows I need GF and we have determined what I can eat -of course nothing with soy sauce. And only the dishes that use corn starch. And this place doesn't use canola oil so I'm okay there.
The Chinese Buffet up the road has some GF no soy sauce and corn starch only and no breading.

I've gotten off my proper small meals a lot of the time since Mom's been sick -- but I'm getting the GF down pat and being very wary. There's a Whole Foods that I'm heading for next week. Was going to do Sunflower, still haven't gotten there but think Whole Foods might be better.
Hopefully some of the gf soups will help out on the groc budget.

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12/10/10 6:46 P

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I don't know what stores you have around you but Brown Rice Powder is pretty good, you can get it online. I know that thier is also Egg Protien--pretty good but it has casien. Thier is also Pea Protien...I haven't tried it but it sounds gross.

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BTW, I just baked a loaf of the GF Pantry sandwhich bread, and it was soo good i nearly cried! I ate two slices right off the bat! I cannot believe this! Then i sliced the rest up and put it into zip lock bags and put them in the freezer. i kept 2 bags with 2 slices in each, out for the next two days. my dh and son tried it and liked it too. I had one slice that fell apart when slicing, so i tossed them into a bag to use for breading in a meatloaf or something. Awesome stuff! I always used to roll my eyes, (figuratively) when i read someone else say they nearly cried over bread. I just couldnt imagine crying over bread. but having had no bread at all, for 2 and a half weeks, and having two loaves of disappointment, well one was so so and has room for improvement, but one was awful after 5 minutes of cool down time. I despaired of ever being able to eat bread again! I have yet to try the pasta. I bought some but need to prepare it! emoticon

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The soup! I got the clam chowder and it was really good.

I eat Udi's bread -on occasion- and have lost 10 # sincew September. I have been exercising, walking, Zumba etc.

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Has anyone tried the Expandex product for making food rise etc? I am sure i am not getting the action of the product correct. the flour mixture from Jules Gluten Free baking uses it and i was thinking about purchasing some of it for use in my own baking. Wondered if anyone has an opinion on it. The Expandex site has a great recipe for pretzels that i am contemplating attempting once i get it.

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New book - Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals.

I don't have the book but it was reviewed in "Taste of Home" magazine Oct-Nov Issue. They gave 4 recipes from the book. One is for an apple-brown sugar coffee cake. I'm going to get the ingredients and give it a try.

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I'm eating it right now and you are right. It doesn't taste as good as Campbell's. LOL

It already has too much salt, and hot sause would make it taste like tomatoes. I'll have to find something.

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I really like the GF chicken noodle soup, but it needed a little kick.. some salt or hotsauce

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Soups by Gluten Free Cafe. I've tried 2 so far. Veggie Noodle (180 cal per can) and Black Bean (320 cal per can). Can you guess which one I like the best!! Yes the Black Bean is yummy!!! I have a Chicken Noodle for tomorrow. Hope it tastes like Campbell's Chicken Noodle. LOL

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I have. :) I will still have Udi's in spurts, though, and so far without huge consequences.

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I am making a huge effort to stop eating processed food as much as possible (sniff...no Udi's which I love!) because it was not helping my weight loss efforts when indulging in the increasingly yummy gluten-free treats. Has anyone else tried this and had success?

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I bought some of the Udi's bagels. They were really good. I eat a half warmed in the micro wave and put peanut butter on it. Delish!

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Thanks tellitforward. Yes I would like to know how it tastes. :)

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I don't know that store, but if you read the ingredients, steer cler if it says modified food starch and maltodextrose can be a trigger. I may be wrong, but I read that Maltodextrin is okay. I had it in my brain the dextrin is in and dextrose is gross. Little things like that help me remember.
I use a whey protein powder, as I avoid soy because of it's interferance with thyroid.
I also have some hemp powder to try. A guy at Trader Joe's says that even though it is lower in protein, it's extremely digestible. I'll let you know how well it blends and tastes.


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I have been tracking my food this week. I have noticed that I'm not eating nearly enough protein. Does anyone know if the protein powders that sell at Hannaford are gluten free?

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I've gotten pretty good about label reading and still have the few surprises. I never knew that wine could be a problem. I do not have celiac, but the sensitivity is pretty strong.
I discovered Kinnikinnick English muffins. I can get three slices from each muffin, which works well for open face sandwiches. I like Udi's whole grain bread, though it's expensive.
My nephew works in the bakery of a Whole Foods and says the Udi's is the most requested. My GF friend told me that Einstein's is carrying Udi's bagels. I've never been a big fan of bagels when I was a wheat eater, but sometimes I'm out with others, and don't always get to pick where we go.
My mother-in-law loves Panera, and that's a land mine. I've had good luck with Subway and even Olive Garden has a GF menu online.
Chinese buffets are out, which leaves out my grandkids fave in their small town. But, I will go out once in a while, and I will have a good time, and I will not compromise and eat what I should not. It's an adventure!
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I would have a doctor do a blood test to determine if one is celiac, or a skin biopsy for Dermititis Herpetiformis. I wouldn't just guess I needed to avoid gluten. I would want an accurate diagnosis.

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I would not eat the cheese or sauce off a pizza made with a gluten crust because gluten can get into it during cooking. Check around your area to find out if a company has started doing gf pizza. Here I can go to Garlic Jim's and order a pizza made gluten free. It has been great to take pizza to work when everyone else is having pizza too or just having pizza one night because I want it.

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JHELLOKITTY you can find such lists in a variety of websites. Google Celiac or gluten free and you will find a ton of sites.

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When we are invited, I state up front that I cannot have any wheat gluten and it is everywhere and inquire what the meal is.

We were invited for Pizza and I had to decline as we were really busy, but also stated I cannot eat pizza. I smiled to myself as I know I can eat the cheese and sauce off the pizza, but #1 it is not worth the calories to me and #2 I really miss the crust!





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My main concern is what do you do when you go out to eat or to a friends/family member's without making a huge scene? I feel like I need a good, detailed list of everyday products that I can no longer have. What about salad dressings and soy sauce?! When I go out to eat, if it's something simple like a sushi roll, should I just assume it's safe?

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Thanx Barb for the thinner slices of bread instructions. I especially like how it makes using the bread more afordable. GF bread is so expensive and with my husband unemployed, every savings helps! I just joined SP last week and found this team today. I have been GF for many years and love the suggestions of how to make this lifestyle healthier!

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I will need to take enough time to read through all your postings. Obviously a lot of info to learn from. I have most of the ingredients to make my own GF bread, etc., just need a couple more. The GF bread ingredients in the store had soy in them and I cannot eat soy. I get so hungry for a "sandwich". But, I've just gotten ingrained in my CD diet requirements and do not want to backslide. Besides, there's still so many good fruits, veggies and recipes that I really don't want to cheat. Have had a couple of wake-up calls lately that I did not realize were not gluten-free. Still learning.

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How To Make Thinner Slices of Bread. I have been doing for years to make better, tastier sandwiches.

Most gf breads are cut on the thick side out of necessity. At home, take one of the thicker slices, then:
1. slightly toast one slice of bread (to strenghten the structure of the bread)
2. let cool for a few minutes; if the sides have curled up, press down just enough to reduce the curl
3. using a good bread knife, cut in half sideways for 2 thn slices, also cutting your calories in half for the sandwich.
4. toast again or depending on the amount toasted the first time, place the toasted sides back to back so the cut sides are facing out, then put them back in the toaster as if one slice with the cut sides facing out.
This all takes only a few minutes.
Also, the thin slices can be used for 'danish style' open face sandwiches which were a favourite treat of mine before the cd dx.

The benefits of the new thin slices are half the calories and double the number of slices in a loaf of gf bread, cutting the cost in half.

This works best in more substantial breads but it can make great gf melba toast from breads such as Energ-g which most people don't like.

For some things, like gf bagels, which are very thick and expensive, I can get 3 to 4 slices that taste good and can be used in so many ways, make better bread cubes and french toast. Be creative with new uses for different breads.

Food for Life Rice Flour Tortillas - Make Breakfast Burritos. Although the recipe episode is not specifially gluten free, it is easy to substitute gf ingredients. In this episode, the burritos are the last recipe.
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Rose's GF Bakery in Evanston IL has them. I would search for places that carry GF items.





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CAMDEN - Food for Life has a brown rice tortilla that I have been buying for a few years. Hope you can get at your market or on line! I use it when I am serving sandwiches to my family (so I can have one too!!)

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