I use Bob's Red Mill, they have a great line of gluten free. Their pizza dough is a winner at my house. they don't know that they are eating gluten free. Has anyone tried using the gluten free pretzels as a coating for chicken or fish. I think that it is a great way to coat . Put pretzels in a food processor until they are fine, coat the chicken in egg then in the pretzels (no salt needed) I like to add paprika (check some have gluten added) to the pretzel mixture to add some color and flavor.
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Boy, do I know what you mean. Sounds like you are on the right path. I finally had to come to the point that I just don't eat bread. Not much fun, but don't have to worry with the expense of exotic ingredients.
Have you discovered Vitacost.com and/or Amazon.com? They both sell a wide variety of hard-to- find flours and the prices are certainly lower than a health food store and even what I can find in a Kroger's.
Do try to be patient with yourself, even when "self" isn't behaving well!
Diana, I did get some of the nut flours. Borrowed a couple books for baking with them, but then they said the one I got wouldn't work. I finally got the Grain Brain Cookbook (from the library) and he uses the kind I got, so I will use his recipes. The only problem is they are all so high priced and I am on low income. May be why I haven't really tried them yet. I did try chili that was good.
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There are nut flours and recipes that are grain free. Try searching the web for "grain free recipes". I've pretty much cut all bread out of my diet, with the exception of a couple of slices a month for grilled cheese sandwich.
Gluten makes my IBS act up, but it also helps when I can't go at all! HOWEVER, eating any gluten can and will cause your body to suffer from malabsorbsion issues. My nails are a disaster, very weak, ridged, etc. I'm trying to home in on just what nutrients are not being absorbed. Found some info that suggests that B vitamins could help dthe nails. Too bad it takes about 6 months to grow new nails! Keep on trying and may you find the way to better health soon.
I have another problem now since my Dr said I can't have grains, period. Of course, I cheat and have them some cause I just can't seem to do without. Also, when my IBS acts up often a roll or two will help me. I just have to figure out how to keep a few for emergencies without going nuts and eating all of them.
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I haven't tried the buckwheat flour yet since I haven't found where I put my gluten-free cookbook. I did find one Sprouts that has it and got one package. They are listed as the place that has the best gluten-free selection (of flours and such), though Whole Foods seems to have more. I did find out there are several bakeries close to me. Expensive, though. $10 for 4 cookies.
Thanks for the information about the Red Mill. That is what they have around here, mostly.
Have you tried buckwheat flour yet? I am celiac and had a very bad reaction to it. Just thought I would mention that before you spend money ordering it in :) Have you tried any bulk stores? We have bulk barn here that has a gluten free section that is divided off from the rest so there is no cross contamination? That way you can purchase only as much as you need or want to try :) Tapioca and Arrowroot flours are good too and usually a bit cheaper! Good Luck!
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Sounds like you'll have to resort to mail order. You can use either Amazon or Vitacost. I use Vitacost a lot and have been very pleased and they have an extensive inventory of flours and GF foods. If you place your order before 1pm ET, they'll get it out the same day. I live in the boonies and this is the only way I can get much of this stuff.
Just wondering where you all find gluten free flours and such. The stores here have some like the rice, flax, coconut, almond, garbanzo bean. A friend got me a cookbook that has a lot of recipes using buckwheat. I finally found one store that had 2 bags of it (1 lb each). I can't find it anywhere else. Most of the mixed flours I find have the garbanzo bean flour and I cannot eat that. I have tried Google to find places that carry Buckwheat here in Denver. There are 8 pages of vitamin stores that don't carry anything like flour of any kind, Turbo Tax, Netflix, Food Storage products, and out of state companies. Not one place that actually carries the Buckwheat in state. Only someplace in New Jersey and a company with stores in Utah, Arizona and California. I am getting frustrated on trying to find ingredients that I might use. The Coconut and nut flours are really beyond my budget unless I get almost everything else at the food pantry.
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