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I bet the crackers could easily be done in the oven. You might need to crack the door a tad to allow the moisture to escape. My Dad used to make jerky in the oven that way so I bet you'd have good results too.

Nectar bars all have goji and lemon? I wasn't aware of that but I honestly haven't looked for that specifically. Bummer.

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Ohhh! I wish I could try those nectar bars!! (No-no's for me due to the lemon and goji).

If I ever get around to making any of these at home, I will be sure to share the results.

I notice you make dehydrated flax seed crackers. I don't have a dehydrater. Can it be done in the oven? I am intrigued...

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The pecan pie LaraBars call my name ALL THE TIME! Heaven! Sometimes the cherry pie ones get me salivating.

Nectar Bars are just as wonderful and just as gf.

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I love lara bars! If you ever find a reciepe that comes even close - please share! The peanut butter cookie ones taste just like cookies! Thank goodness their single serving!

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What a good way to share ideas!
I like the Glutino crackers. Thought they were a bit strange at first but it grew on me. They sell them bulk on Amazon for much less expensive than in my local stores.

Before, I discovered I should stay away from tree nuts for a while, my main snack was LaraBars. Ugh, so good! But again, one of those $$ GF foods if you eat it often. I am going to try my own version with dates and seeds when I get the time.

The other day, I got Bob's Red Mill GF Baking Flour ... but haven't had time to experiment with it yet ;-).



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You and I have opposite taste buds. I like the Glutino but not the Mary's. The Amy's Pizza is good but my home made is much better. But some times you just want the luxury of the frozen, heatable foods, I really like their southwest style meals, The enchilada bowl was good but again is on the pricey side.

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My local grocery just started carrying Amy's GF pizza. Its cheese only and on the expensive side, but I got one last night, added some veggies and more moz, and it turned out pretty good.
The glutino crackers were the ritz kind. I dont think I will be buying those again. I picked up some Mary's gone Crackers and they were pretty tastey. Very crunchy!

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There are several different Glutino Crackers. I like the ones that taste like Ritz Crackers. They have that buttery flavor. Is that the one that you had that you did not like. I tried to make my own graham style crackers. They came out hard as rock.

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I make some raw, dehydrated flax crackers that are really tasty!

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If you are looking for a GF saltine cracker I like ENERG crackers.

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Alright, after reading this I went and checked my cabinet. They are nut-thins. No 'K' so sorry about that. My grocery also has them in the health food section and all the varieties I've seen have been GF. Even the cashier at the checkout said how much she liked them so hopefully they are selling enough to keep stocking them.
So what is your favorite cracker? I tried the glueterno and they were nastey. I ended up mashing them into a meatloaf to cover the taste.

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We got a bunch of Nuthins on clearance the other day at a local store.. This also means that they will no longer be carrying them but I know of another local store that carries them. What is strange is that they are never with the other crackers in the stores. They are usually in the health food area or near the nuts.

You have to be careful when you buy them because there is at least one variety that is made with gluten in it.

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I think it was really Nutthin crackers. I have seen them at WF but never tried them. Sometimes they have samples there so I might try them, knowing they are gf.

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I have never heard of Nutkin Crackers and did an internet search and could not find them. All I could find was character names in stories about Nutkin. I eat Nutthin Crackers form Blue Diamond. They are good but not on my favorite list.

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The Nutkin crackers are gluten-free? I didn't know that. Cool!

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The ice cream cones sound fantastic in our current 90 degree temps! The brown rice tortialls I found at a somewhat local (45 min away) whole foods. What that whole foods doesnt have is the 365 bread everyone is talking about! That is very disapointing!
I am loving the Nutkins crackers. They come in almond, hazzelnut, and other yummy flavors. They are very crunchy and taste better than any other GF crackers I have gotten. Best of all - they are carried by my regular grocery store! AND they are only 100 calories for about 13 crackers! Whats not to love?!?

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Shelly, brown rice tortillas sound good. Wish a store around here would carry them

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I found wonderful Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones made by Boldbaum's Natural Food Co. at the health food store. I was so excited! And just in time for summer. To me ice cream just doesn't taste as good without the cone when everyone else is eating one.

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Food for Life brown rice tortillas are my fav!

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No, I haven't tried ordering any GF items from Amazon yet. I didn't know they had GF foods. I've been happy with books and other things I've ordered from them. Thanks for this info I will check it out.

I do find lots of GF foods here at the 2 health food stores, it's just that some of my favorites are the Whole Foods 365 brand and they don't ship...I did check that out.

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Bluejya, Have you tried ordering form Amazon. Sometimes the prices are very good there. My Dad orders almost all of his Gluten Free Stuff from Amazon because he lives 150 miles away from a major city.

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Yup, pasta definetly Tinkyada!

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My favorites bread is Whole Foods 365 brand Gluten-free sandwich bread mix. Yummy and cheaper than Bob's Red Mill which is my 2nd choice. Unfortunately I moved 300 miles away from the closest Whole Foods market. I stock up when I get close to one though. My favorite GF pasta is Tinkyada. My grandson likes my GF goulash better than his mom's made with regular pasta.

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That sounds almost to good! I would want to eat the whole pan! Maybe I better pass on that one.
I am casting my vote for Lara bars. Portable, good, and can help tide you over during those 'there is nothing here I can eat' moments!

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gluten free pantry chocolate truffle brownies are so ridiculous awesome!

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I agree that the Bob's Red Mill Homemade Bread is the closest I have ever had to "real" bread. My youngest daughter, who is a picky eater, will gobble it up, which makes me upset because she is not glutenn free and has plenty of other things she could have. But she loves my bread.

Tinkyada pastas are really good but if you can find them the Pastariso pasta is even better. Make sure it is the one made with potato though. I used to be able to find it easily but the last two years I can only find the brown rice pasta.

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I am with you on the Namaste chocolate cake. I made them as cupcakes and took them into my son's class (he is the reason we are GF, but I feel a lot better so I have stuck with it). Plus the school secretary who is Celiac got a treat too :)
We also really like Bob's Red Mill Homemade bread. It is the closest thing to real bread I have been able to make at home since we went GF in August '08.

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best gluten free pasta is Tinkyada because its constitency is superb..........you would not know it was brown rice pasta. It comes in all the same variation of white flour pasta!
Gluten free pantry has the best brownies
and I love Ezekiel bread
Oh and milk Blue Diamond Breezes Almond Milk is the best smooth with no chalk after stuff like soy
I get unsweetend and microwave raw sugar like 2 tbsp and pour it in the container after it cools and it sweetens the whole thing!

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I do not think the Clif Zbars are gluten free. They contain rolled oats and they are not the gluten free certified oats. The last report I read said that oats can have any where from 30-300 ppm gluten from wheat that was previously grown in the fields. So be careful with those. When I want a quick bar like that I use the Envro-Kidz bars. They are gluten free. and cost about the same.

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Sarabeth722:
I love Clif Z-bars for kids, too!! I think they're the perfect size if you just want a little snack.

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Just had the BEST lunch. All the guys in the shop are eating pizza and I brought one of the Amy's Kitchen dinners and I was prepared to be miserable.
Well it was so delicious. I told the guys they were the ones missing out.
It is Tamale Verdi Black Bean. Says new on the label. Spanich rice, a corn masa tamale and green sauce. Just the right spicy not too hot. Very Yummy.

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Isn't it amazing when our non gluten free family members ask us to make certain things because they love them. Our household favorite requested food is the Nameste Gluten Free Chocolate Cake. It is pricey but it makes a wonderful treat. It has now become a birthday favorite. My kids actually like my brown rice flour pasta Mac and Cheese much better then anything out of the box or anywhere else. It is often a requested item. The Nameste muffin and scone mix is also really good.
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I love Gluten Free Pantry Muffin and Scone mix - I follow the scone recipe (use regular milk, not buttermilk) and add grated lemon rind. Its yummy! Even my non GF family begs me to make the "special" scones. OR I use the same recipe but add some almond extract and use it for cobbler topping.

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I am with Sarahbeth. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Backing mix is wonderful. I pretty much use it for everything. Another brand that I really like is Nameste. But they are pricey. Their Chocolate Cake is the best gluten free cake I have ever had.

For premade snacks I like the Midel Cookies. They are not near as good as home made but they are like the Keebler Cookies.

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I love Bob's Red Mill gluten free baking mix. I made GF brownies with it for a family gathering, and made a batch of plain for everyone else, and the GF got eaten first. As long as you add the recommended xantham gum, the texture is great. I've even made bread with it, and it was awesome, if a little dense).

I also love the Glutino cheddar crackers. And my new favorite snacks are EnviroKids Peanut Butter Puffs and Clif Z-bars for kids (Yes, I'm 23, but they're so good!).

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Just found a new salad dressing- Organicville Tarragon Dijon. Only 60 calories, gluten free, Very good flavor.

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I am loving brown rice tortillas made by Food for Life. ( no gluten, sugar, no chemicals, no nasties !! )

$ 2.99 for 6 at my local food co-op.
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Right now my favorite gf foods is *gasp* Trader Joe's GF Brownie mix. OMG is it fabulous. It's really hard to only eat one square a day but so far I've been "good."

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I don't eat GF processed foods often but when I do have my treats I like the Glutino crackers I serve them at parties and my friends like them too. I like the Kinnikinnick bagels sometimes. And I just made the Trader joes GF Pancake Mix for the first time and it was great. I did add fresh blue berries though.

But for the most part I don't eat processed foods. And I don't try to substitute my old gluten items very much. Sometimes I will get a HUGE taste for something bready but not that often. I find the more I eat of that stuff the more I crave it, so I stay away.

I love the Mesa Sunrise cereal, I add raisins and it's like raisin bran.

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There were a couple of people who commented that even the gluten free brands sometimes bothered them. Not only am I allergic to gluten, but I am also sensitive to eggs, milk and soy. I think sometimes the gluten and the other things go together. A lot of gluten free products have some of the other allergens -eggs, milk, soy.

My doctor did say I could probably add back into my diet everything but the gluten at some point. I guess as the digestive system heals, you become less sensitive. She did say that I would always have to avoid gluten.

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There were a couple of people who commented that even the gluten free brands sometimes bothered them. Not only am I allergic to gluten, but I am also sensitive to eggs, milk and soy. I think sometimes the gluten and the other things go together. A lot of gluten free products have some of the other allergens -eggs, milk, soy.

My doctor did say I could probably add back into my diet everything but the gluten at some point. I guess as the digestive system heals, you become less sensitive. She did say that I would always have to avoid gluten.

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I am on a road trip with the family driving through from Calgary Alberta to Vancouver BC, and stopped at a little Farmers Market in Salmon Arm, BC. I discovered these DELICIOUS little gluten free cookies and crackers that are locally made. They are sort of like granola bars and made with sprouted buckwheat and seeds with spices and dried fruit and nuts. I bought three varieties: Chocolate - ginger, walnut, zucchini and flax, and cran-apple. The company is called foods alive and they will ship if anyone is interested. THEY ARE WORTH IT!!!

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http://www.foodsalive.ca/

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I just became GF and also find it hard. Thanks everyone for posting all the information, it's been very helpful. I currently use the Glutino cereals in the morning (from Whole Foods) and they are quite tasty. Are there any GF breads that are low in calories?

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I have just become GF, I have also had to cut out sugar and wheat. This is hard as heck!! I have discovered an amazing online bakery that makes wonderful Flax/millet bread, pizza crust, and chips (the sugar/cinnamon is delicious, my kids love them) go to www.samisbakery.com. It is a little pricy, but I really am happy with their products. They also make a spinach pie with the flax/millet dough and it tates wonderful.

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My favorite GF snack is peanut butter on apple slices. I'm also allergic to soy so I have to buy the Smart Balance brand of peanut butter but it is a great treat! My 4 year old daughter (also GFCF) LOVES it!

I've used several GF baking mixes for waffles and they turn out nice. They are even better, however, by getting a can of blueberries (not the pie filling but just blueberries) and draining then mixing it in the batter before putting it in the waffle iron. This really sweetens up the waffle taste so it's not so grainy (like corn waffles). Remember, Karo or "clear" syrup is the safest GF syrup because there isn't any caramel coloring. Yum!

Okay, another favorite is gluten free peanut butter cookies! Here's the recipe:

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

1 Cup peanut butter
1 Cup sugar
1 egg

Mix all ingredients together. Roll into 1 balls and place 2 apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press each ball with a fork. Sprinkle sugar on the top of each cookie. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cool 2-4 minutes. Remove to cool on a rack.

Enjoy ~ Kristin

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I made a tasty snack last night - I saw it on one of the recipes - but it has granola - so I changed it out. 1 small apple diced - about 3/4 cup of corn flakes - splenda (whatever you decide is enough) - cinammon (ditto as before) - microwave for 1-1.5 min - it was great!

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"19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." (NIV)


 
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Dorothy, I definitely have that issue. I can tolerate brown rice bread and gluten free oats (although the oats do cause a little discomfort) and the Vans Waffles. But all of the baked goods and cereals that are gluten free cause me stomach upset and sometimes migraines. So, like you, I focus on fruits, veggies, etc. I ate at PF Changs tonight and had their GF lettuce wraps - and my face felt flushed right away. I just think I've gotten used to eating relatively simple foods...

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So far I have stayed away from getting gluten free foods and just eat allot of veggies and fruits to fill me up. One of these days I will try them but not now. I have found that some grains also cause me problems too. So I am going to stay away from all grains for right now.

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I love their Apple Cinnamon wheat free waffles! My son likes Ian's gluten free french toast and we also like the Namaste Chocolate Cake!

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I discovered this amazing store near me that has the greatest gluten-free selection that I have encountered in a store (barring Whole Foods). One thing that I discovered and fell in love with are Van's Wheat Free Waffles ( www.vansintl.com/wheatfree.php ). Having them is such a wonderful treat and I feel like it's cheating!

If you haven't tried them, check them out.

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