Need Recipes And Ways To Get Started!
Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:43 PM
Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:02 PM
dx celiac 9/2007: gluten-free 9/2007
corn intolerant: corn-free 5/2010
nut allergy: nut-free 8/2010
Posted 20 June 2011 - 03:45 PM
Then, go through your standard recipes. You probably have some that are already gluten-free, like:
1) tacos with corn shells instead of flour tortillas, or just nachos
2) rice and beans
3) lentil soup
4) baked potatoes, broiled chicken, steamed veg
5) scrambled eggs with frozen veg and baked potato/sweet potato (omelettes, fritattas, etc)
7) baked beans or three bean salad
8) salad with homemade dressing
10) pork chops with two veg and apples (or apple sauce)
11) spring rolls with peanut sauce
The key at first is to cook. Just make plain food that you bought ingredients for like rice, or plain beans, or eggs during the first couple of weeks. Then, add in the spices and condiments. It's fairly easy to buy gluten-free condiments (except for soy sauce) but like the poster above said, READ the label.
In terms of equipment, you need a dedicated toaster, colander, and anything porous like wood or scratched up non-stick. Stainless steel and glass (pyrex) are good investments because you can generally scrub them down if someone goes and makes a flour-laden cake in it.
There's also a thread where people post what they have for dinner/breakfast, so check them out. Some are pretty snazzy (love2travel!) but there's plenty of broiled chicken and steamed broccoli sorts of meals too. Baking is more complicated, but simple cooking isn't too bad as long as you have a few basic cooking skills. There are also LOTS of gluten-free bloggers out there, so look around and see if you can find someone who has similar tastes.
2/2010 Malabsorption becomes dramatically noticable
3/2010 Negative IgA EMA; negative IgA TTG
4/2010 Negative biopsy
5/2010 Elimination diet; symptoms begin to resolve on gluten-free diet round two (10 days)
5/2010 Diagnosed gluten sensitive based on weakly positive repeat IgA & IgG TTGs and dietary response; decline capsule endoscopy.
Now, what to do about my cookbook in progress? Make it gluten-free?
Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:52 AM
How do you normally eat? It may be easier on you emotionally to try to find substitutes in the beginning.
Negative blood test for celiac 7/7/11
History, genetics, and response to diet point to celiac anyway.
Syððan ærest wearð
feasceaft funden, he þæs frofre gebad,
weox under wolcnum, weorðmyndum þah,
oðþæt him æghwylc þara ymbsittendra
ofer hronrade hyran scolde,
gomban gyldan. þæt wæs god cyning! -Excerpt from the prologue of Beowulf.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:38 PM
P.S. My favorite lunch is choppd lettuce (preferably romaine, which has a good shelf life.) Top that with safe tuna (tuna and olive oil is what it should read on the label) or leftover meat or fish from home with chopped veggies on hand, a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice, a drizzle of olive oil. Top that with toasted sunflower seeds or safe nuts. You can add dried or fresh fruit too (like romaine with sliced chicken, sliced strawberries, balsalmic vinegar, Olive oil, nuts. All of that is equally good on a bed of gluten-free pastas or wilted spinach with garlic.
Wish you the best!
As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!
Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:03 PM
I am feeling so overwhelmed that I haven't started my gluten-free diet yet and I am still sick as can be. I need tips and things i should do broken down into steps to get started. Are there special containers, strainers or things like that, that maybe I should buy? Also I have the iphone and I downloaded the "Is that Gluten Free" app and the "Scanavert" app. Sometimes they work but finding stores that have gluten-free food is the most difficult thing because I live in Vegas. I guess just an helpfull advice or tips to get me started and less stressed and overwhelmed would be amazing. Thank you so much for your time in advance!!!
Until you get familiar with the diet and reading labels, I would recommend www.triumphdining.com - grocery guide or www.CeceliasMarketplace.com. These will get you over the hump, but it's not something to rely upon after a year or so. Things change quickly and ingredient listings may not be current.
Gluten Free - August 15, 2004
"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien
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