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  1. I am having an awful time with my boss!!! Where did you find the above info on the ADA? I would love to have it to show her. Thanks, Brenda
  2. That happened to me with the gluten-free Mock Toll House Cookies recipe from the gluten-free Gourmet Makes Dessert cookbook by Bette Hagman ~and they were hard, dry, flat as a pancake (didn't rise), and crumbly too. I ended up using them crumbled as a Sundae topping. I tinkered with the recipe a little bit (increasing the flour a little bit and adding Baking powder). And now, not only do they look like the normal chocolate chip cookies, but my husband who is NOT a Celiac, loves them.... Mock Toll House Cookies 2 cups Featherlite mix 1/2 cup Sorghum flour 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine 1/2 cup butter flavor Crisco 3/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 scant teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 1 12oz. package semisweet choc. chips 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Have ready, but do not grease, 2 cookie sheets. In a medium bowl, blend the flour mix, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum. Set aside. In the bowl of your mixer, cream the margarine, Crisco, and both sugars. Add the baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the dry ingredients and beat well. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Spoon the dough onto the cookie sheets, using approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons at a time, spacing the cookies 3 inches apart. Bake 7-9 minutes for soft cookies, 9-11 minutes for firm ones. Cool slightly before removing from the sheets. Makes 5 1/2 dozen cookies. Nutrients per cookie: Calories 100, Fat 5g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 70mg, Carbohydrates 12g, Protein 1g. For 9 cups Featherlite mix: Rice flour (1 part) - 3 cups Tapioca flour (1 part) - 3 cups Cornstarch (1 part) - 3 cups Potato flour* (1 teaspoon per cup) - 3 tablespoons (* this is potato flour, not potato starch) Hope everyone enjoys these as much as I do. And Connie, I'm definitely going to try your flour mixture! Thanks for posting it!
  3. It DOES have to be a recipe designed for a bread machine. Some of Bette Hagman's recipes in her "The gluten-free Gourmet Bakes Bread" are not formulated for the Bread machine. BUT, she gives instructions on mixing in the machine (thus taking out half the work and time), then letting it rise and baking it in the oven. Just as easy. Sounds like a lot of work but it's not. I'm one of those with not a lot of time on my hands to be baking by scratch, etc.
  4. I use Bette Hagman's "The Gluten-Free Gourmet Bakes Bread". Her recipe for gluten-free Flour Mix (which can be used cup for cup in place of wheat flour) is : For 9 cups~ 6 cups Rice Flour (2 parts) 2 cups Potato Starch* (2/3 part) *this is potato flour, not potato starch 1 cup Tapioca Flour (1/3 part) I like her recipe for French Bread best. I can make rolls out of it too and therefore use it for hamburger buns, etc. By adding Dough Enhancer (find it at health food stores), the bread lasts weeks stored in the refrigerator and may be frozen as well. Her cookbooks were the best investment I've ever made.
  5. Hi everyone, I'm pretty new to Celiac (2 1/2 years). I cried the first time I tried the frozen pre-made gluten-free breads out there. Nothing I did would make them palatable enough for me. My wonderful husband bought me a great programmable bread machine and I have since learned to make a great variety of breads with Bette Hagman's gluten-free Gourmet Bakes Bread recipes. With the machine, all it takes is throwing in the ingredients, starting the machine (which is programmed to skip the 2nd kneading & rising that gluten-free breads do not need), and within 3 hours, I have tasty bread at my disposal. My sandwiches do not fall apart, and I use any crumbs for gluten-free croutons or gluten-free bread crumbs. Take heart! It does get a little easier with time, research and advice from fellow Celiacs.
  6. I use "The Gluten-Free Gourmet Bakes Bread" by Bette Hagman. In it she recommends the Zojurishi machine and lists suggestions as to what features are the best to look for in a bread machine. My Zojurishi has a "Homemade" button which allowed me to set: 1. warm up time (which will get my liquids, eggs, etc. to the right temperature for the yeast to react right). 2. Kneading & Rising time (and allows me to turn off the 2nd & 3rd ones). 3. Baking time. All I did different was turning off the unneeded 2nd & 3rd cycle. The homemade button now is programmed and all I have to do is choose that when I want to make my gluten-free Bread.
  7. The first time I ate gluten-free bread bought in the frozen section at the local health food store, I CRIED!! I tried toasting it, making it into Garlic bread, anything to make it palatable to NO AVAIL! Then my husband bought me a Zojirushi bread machine for Christmas. It is indeed programmable to skip the second kneading, rising cycle that our breads made with gluten-free flours do not need. It also has TWO paddles for mixing and produces a regular shaped oblong loaf which is better for sandwiches. I use recipes from Bette Hagman's gluten-free books and have not been disappointed. The machine is top of the line and probably the most expensive but WELL WORTH IT!!!
  8. HELP PLEASE!! I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease by biopsy in April 2002~ a month to the day after my wedding ~God Bless my husband... I have since gone from a size 6 to a 16!!! My stomach feels better since going on the gluten-free diet but I am extremely uncomfortable with my weight gain. I admit in the beginning I ate a lot of rice and potatoes because those were safe, but soon learned how to adjust to gluten-free ways and eat very little of them, as well as bread (I'm a bit lazy when it comes to making it. I can't handle the store's gluten-free selection-I find it to be gross). My GI Doctor has been no help as he just says I look healthy now. Easy for him to say, I'M the one with no waist now and weigh what I did when I was 8 months pregnant with my son 21 years ago!! I also exercise at a gym 3 days a week, for 1 1/2 hours a day, and have been for the past 2 years. I continue to GAIN not LOSE. I am so frustrated that I am ready to go back to eating gluten and deal with the consequences! I am so overtired all the time and have no energy. I had more before I was diagnosed. What can I do??? I need to lose weight. I had a physical recently for work and the Dr. told me according to my BMI, I am overweight and on the edge of obesity. My Dr. has checked my thyroid, glucose, hormones, etc. Can't find anything. Why is my watching what I eat (I've cut down on sugar and carbs) and exercising regualrly doing exactly the opposite of what it should be doing? Does anyone else have this problem?
  9. HELP PLEASE!! I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease by biopsy in April 2002~ a month to the day after my wedding ~God Bless my husband... I have since gone from a size 6 to a 16!!! My stomach feels better since going on the gluten-free diet but I am extremely uncomfortable with my weight gain. I admit in the beginning I ate a lot of rice and potatoes because those were safe, but soon learned how to adjust to gluten-free ways and eat very little of them, as well as bread (I'm a bit lazy when it comes to making it. I can't handle the store's gluten-free selection-I find it to be gross). My GI Doctor has been no help as he just says I look healthy now. Easy for him to say, I'M the one with no waist now and weigh what I did when I was 8 months pregnant with my son 21 years ago!! I also exercise at a gym 3 days a week, for 1 1/2 hours a day, and have been for the past 2 years. I continue to GAIN not LOSE. I am so frustrated that I am ready to go back to eating gluten and deal with the consequences! I am so overtired all the time and have no energy. I had more before I was diagnosed. What can I do??? I need to lose weight. I had a physical recently for work and the Dr. told me according to my BMI, I am overweight and on the edge of obesity. My Dr. has checked my thyroid, glucose, hormones, etc. Can't find anything. Why is my watching what I eat (I've cut down on sugar and carbs) and exercising regualrly doing exactly the opposite of what it should be doing? Does anyone else have this problem?
  10. HELP PLEASE!! I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease by biopsy in April 2002~ a month to the day after my wedding ~God Bless my husband... I have since gone from a size 6 to a 16!!! My stomach feels better since going on the gluten-free diet but I am extremely uncomfortable with my weight gain. I admit in the beginning I ate a lot of rice and potatoes because those were safe, but soon learned how to adjust to gluten-free ways and eat very little of them, as well as bread (I'm a bit lazy when it comes to making it. I can't handle the store's gluten-free selection-I find it to be gross). My GI Doctor has been no help as he just says I look healthy now. Easy for him to say, I'M the one with no waist now and weigh what I did when I was 8 months pregnant with my son 21 years ago!! I also exercise at a gym 3 days a week, for 1 1/2 hours a day, and have been for the past 2 years. I continue to GAIN not LOSE. I am so frustrated that I am ready to go back to eating gluten and deal with the consequences! I am so overtired all the time and have no energy. I had more before I was diagnosed. What can I do??? I need to lose weight. I had a physical recently for work and the Dr. told me according to my BMI, I am overweight and on the edge of obesity. My Dr. has checked my thyroid, glucose, hormones, etc. Can't find anything. Why is my watching what I eat (I've cut down on sugar and carbs) and exercising regualrly doing exactly the opposite of what it should be doing? Does anyone else have this problem?
  11. HELP PLEASE!! I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease by biopsy in April 2002~ a month to the day after my wedding ~God Bless my husband... I have since gone from a size 6 to a 16!!! My stomach feels better since going on the gluten-free diet but I am extremely uncomfortable with my weight gain. I admit in the beginning I ate a lot of rice and potatoes because those were safe, but soon learned how to adjust to gluten-free ways and eat very little of them, as well as bread (I'm a bit lazy when it comes to making it. I can't handle the store's gluten-free selection-I find it to be gross). My GI Doctor has been no help as he just says I look healthy now. Easy for him to say, I'M the one with no waist now and weigh what I did when I was 8 months pregnant with my son 21 years ago!! I also exercise at a gym 3 days a week, for 1 1/2 hours a day, and have been for the past 2 years. I continue to GAIN not LOSE. I am so frustrated that I am ready to go back to eating gluten and deal with the consequences! I am so overtired all the time and have no energy. I had more before I was diagnosed. What can I do??? I need to lose weight. I had a physical recently for work and the Dr. told me according to my BMI, I am overweight and on the edge of obesity. My Dr. has checked my thyroid, glucose, hormones, etc. Can't find anything. Why is my watching what I eat (I've cut down on sugar and carbs) and exercising regualrly doing exactly the opposite of what it should be doing? Does anyone else have this problem?
  12. HELP PLEASE!! I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease by biopsy in April 2002~ a month to the day after my wedding ~God Bless my husband... I have since gone from a size 6 to a 16!!! My stomach feels better since going on the gluten-free diet but I am extremely uncomfortable with my weight gain. I admit in the beginning I ate a lot of rice and potatoes because those were safe, but soon learned how to adjust to gluten-free ways and eat very little of them, as well as bread (I'm a bit lazy when it comes to making it. I can't handle the store's gluten-free selection-I find it to be gross). My GI Doctor has been no help as he just says I look healthy now. Easy for him to say, I'M the one with no waist now and weigh what I did when I was 8 months pregnant with my son 21 years ago!! I also exercise at a gym 3 days a week, for 1 1/2 hours a day, and have been for the past 2 years. I continue to GAIN not LOSE. I am so frustrated that I am ready to go back to eating gluten and deal with the consequences! I am so overtired all the time and have no energy. I had more before I was diagnosed. What can I do??? I need to lose weight. I had a physical recently for work and the Dr. told me according to my BMI, I am overweight and on the edge of obesity. My Dr. has checked my thyroid, glucose, hormones, etc. Can't find anything. Why is my watching what I eat (I've cut down on sugar and carbs) and exercising regualrly doing exactly the opposite of what it should be doing? Does anyone else have this problem?