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#16 alex11602

 
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

Is there a recipe thread here?


Just head down to the Baking and Cooking Tips section and there are hundreds of threads with different ideas and recipes. I think that the What are you cooking tonight is one of the best for ideas personally.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

You know, it's really nice to hear someone be able to say that. :-) So many of us have to cook that it's comforting to realize that for some of us, that's a GOOD thing, you know?

I really wish I was in that position. I do find it very satisfying when I make a dish that turns out really well, or find a recipe that is simply awesome. But at the end of the day, I still don't like cooking. I would happily say yes if a genie came out of a bottle and said: I will now make all your food, and it will be good, but only if you never cook again in your life.

That would be fine with me.

Now gardening? That I would miss like crazy. ;-)

Thanks! It is one of those things that makes me feel alive. I MUST cook! :D

You're into gardening? What zone? I am a Master Gardener so am into it, too. However, with all my chronic pain I am very restricted to what I can do. So, my husband built me raised beds up to my knee with seating all the way around them. That way, I can still plant my vegetables and herbs and harvest them. My zone is 1b which is quite pathetic, really.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:50 AM

I am also dead sick of thinking about every damn thing I put in my mouth, not being able to go out with friends anymore or having to be "different" at a restaurant (if I can find one), not able to drink what I want and searching for stuff I can have. It SUCKS. Celiac disease SUCKS...there I said it!
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:10 AM

I am also dead sick of thinking about every damn thing I put in my mouth, not being able to go out with friends anymore or having to be "different" at a restaurant (if I can find one), not able to drink what I want and searching for stuff I can have. It SUCKS. Celiac disease SUCKS...there I said it!


for me, the benefit would be great if not eating pizza and donuts and bowls of pasta with butter would be healthier (which I know it is), but I eat all this
organic stuff, whole foods, and when I get a craving for carbs, ok so I was eating a bowl of rice chex w cinnamon. and still my cholesterol is so whacked!

sometimes I have gone to my buddies' house and wanted to eat the pizza with the other guys. I have smelled the pizza and I think, I am just gonna eat this I dont care, I feel crappy anyway so why not just put up with the discomfort anyway.... it does suck, but thank God its not life threatening at least for most of us that dont have other major complications...
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

It is annoying to be unable to grab something off the shelf and just eat it, or order pizza or whatever, sure. but my problem is that it's annoying to put food in my mouth, chew it, swallow it, and start all over again. I eat because I can't stand a hungry stomach, but a full stomach is almost as bad. I used to constantly have cravings--mostly cravings for sweet stuff, but sometimes cravings for meat or savoury things. Nowadays i get hungry and I have no cravings. i don't want anything. and I'm not going to spend ages in a kitchen making food if eating food is so obnoxious. I love cooking for OTHER people, seeing them happy eating tasty things. There's no one here and I can't taste anything anyway. I hate this. I do eat, but not properly at all. I want to be strong, so I eat, because fatigue is worse than eating. I'm just fed up is all. Fed up.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

ILoveToTravel,

Oh my! You have re-inspired me. I LOVE to cook and eat and feed people. I would love some gluten-free recipes. Or what I call "great recipes that happen to have no gluten." I wouldn't bother with a lot of gluten-free substitute foods as there is so much we can eat. I actually wept the day after my diagnosis when I looked at my collection of 7 years of Cooks Illustrated.

Is there a way to PM in here? I'm on an iPhone and can't even figure out how to do a profile, etc. DUH

Thanks for your enthusiasm.

I can't find where you would PM on an iPhone, either. There's an app called IP.Board for iPhones (free), don't know if it give you more choices.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

I can't find where you would PM on an iPhone, either. There's an app called IP.Board for iPhones (free), don't know if it give you more choices.


There's a little button on the home page of the Celiac forum website (upper right hand corner). If you press it a drop down of options will present. One of them is messenger. :)

I eat because I can't stand a hungry stomach, but a full stomach is almost as bad. I used to constantly have cravings--mostly cravings for sweet stuff, but sometimes cravings for meat or savoury things. Nowadays i get hungry and I have no cravings. i don't want anything.


I feel so similarly! Wouldn't it be nice to just not get hungry for awhile? :/
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:56 AM

I want to live in the future were they can make like a grey paste with all the necessary nutrients for the day and I can eat that and be done with it.

Trying to figure out easy meals that cover all my bases and i can choke down and get over with.

had rice, mackerel, and avocado for supper today. gets my protein, carbs, fat all there. often I will just eat a bowl of rice with hemp protein powder and olive oil. I also have a bad habit of eating peanut butter from a spoon. trying to get more green veg in by adding spinach and boiled eggs with olive oil and vinegar about once a week. when I have sugar cravings I try to go for fruit or at least fruit jam but sometimes I just go out and buy gluten-free processed sh*te.

I hate food, and I hate eating it. I like to go from hungry to full, however. I don't like being hungry, so I eat. but I get lazy sometimes and then don't eat. I'm anorexic like half the time. but i want to be strong and have energy. I really do.

any suggestions for meals that cover all the nutritional bases that cook as quick as rice does?


Hey Jam (can I call you Jam ;) I totally know where you're coming from. I know all the replies mean well, but I not only hate to eat (and it isn't necessarily b/c of the gluten issue b/c I've learned what 'normal' foods I can eat) but I don't feel like eating. And I HATE cooking to the point that I WON'T cook. Except for bottled Prego spaghetti sauce and noodles and the once every 3 or 4 months of chicken casserole, I never cook. I have a salad every so often, and some celery sticks or an apple once in awhile. Cheese and some gluten free crackers (found some ok ones but can't remember the name). I'll eat a sliced tomato here and there and will drink a gluten free protein shake if I can get it down without throwing up. I used to eat the spoonful of p-butter, but I gag on that now, so don't do it anymore.

The good news is that I'm extremely overweight and I've lost 18lbs in the last month (although I wasn't eating food, I did binge on sugar until the dr. put me on topamax). Now I don't eat food and I don't eat sugar, so I'm losing all the fat I gained eating all the sugar I binged on. The bad news is, I have no strength, I lose my balance and sometimes feel as though I'll faint. My legs feel like rubber and I get indigestion and severe heartburn.

I want to eat healthily but don't want to have to cook. I like rice, but don't want to go fancy with it. I don't mind making red beans and rice though (just thought of that). I guess rice and Broccoli w/cheese. But what simple things can I do to get nutrition without cooking? I really have no appitite so when I do eat, I need very little to be full.

Any ideas all?

And good luck Jam! :D
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#24 JNBunnie1

 
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

It is annoying to be unable to grab something off the shelf and just eat it, or order pizza or whatever, sure. but my problem is that it's annoying to put food in my mouth, chew it, swallow it, and start all over again. I eat because I can't stand a hungry stomach, but a full stomach is almost as bad. I used to constantly have cravings--mostly cravings for sweet stuff, but sometimes cravings for meat or savoury things. Nowadays i get hungry and I have no cravings. i don't want anything. and I'm not going to spend ages in a kitchen making food if eating food is so obnoxious. I love cooking for OTHER people, seeing them happy eating tasty things. There's no one here and I can't taste anything anyway. I hate this. I do eat, but not properly at all. I want to be strong, so I eat, because fatigue is worse than eating. I'm just fed up is all. Fed up.



Now THIS I understand. There are times when I just don't want to eat food anymore. It's tiring, it's going to make me feel like crap, I get full and then I'm hungry ten minutes later anyway, or I get full and feel like I'm going to puke for three hours. I make a big fancy lasagna and then realize I didn't read the pasta sauce ingredients and I can't have any. There's so many reasons eating can just be a trial.

Two things I've found are my problem, in general. One, if I haven't seen my chiropractor in a while, my jaw gets whacked (I have TMJ) and so it actually hurts to chew anything tough. Two, if I don't stop to really think about what I'm about to eat, my stomach may reject it and I'll have to stop eating after a few bites. I've started this process where I REALLY visualize the food, the taste, the texture, the feeling of the swallow. Then my stomach will tell me if it's ok to eat. I still can't eat eggs before noon. Makes me wanna hurl.

I also notice you say you can't taste anything. Is this a recent occurrence? Do you have trouble with smell as well?
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

I can taste, but I don't taste like normal people. I can eat strange combinations of food and I taste each food separately rather than a medley. so for example I can eat guacamole on ginger snaps, or cherries dipped in hot sauce, or mackerel and avocado mashed into a paste with rice, and not think any of it is gross. My taste is also extremely insensitive it seems, while my smell is pretty decent i think. I wonder if I burnt my tongue too many times on super hot liquids. anyway my sense of smell is fine and far surpasses my sense of taste. this is pre-celiac.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:27 PM

I can taste, but I don't taste like normal people. I can eat strange combinations of food and I taste each food separately rather than a medley. so for example I can eat guacamole on ginger snaps, or cherries dipped in hot sauce, or mackerel and avocado mashed into a paste with rice, and not think any of it is gross. My taste is also extremely insensitive it seems, while my smell is pretty decent i think. I wonder if I burnt my tongue too many times on super hot liquids. anyway my sense of smell is fine and far surpasses my sense of taste. this is pre-celiac.



It is possible that your taste will recover as you heal on the diet. Are there any particular types of tastes that you can taste strongly and still enjoy? Sweet, salty, savory?
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:42 AM

It is possible that your taste will recover as you heal on the diet. Are there any particular types of tastes that you can taste strongly and still enjoy? Sweet, salty, savory?



I can taste everything, I just don't enjoy the eating part. I enjoy sweet too much as in I eat too much sugar, but the enjoyment only lasts for the first few bites and then I just feel gross again.

I do like eating well-flavoured red meat though. And bacon fat. And bone marrow. But I still malabsorb fat if I eat too much at once :(




and @ lindamb296 -- of course you can call me Jam. That's actually my name IRL :lol:
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

I can taste everything, I just don't enjoy the eating part. I enjoy sweet too much as in I eat too much sugar, but the enjoyment only lasts for the first few bites and then I just feel gross again.

I do like eating well-flavoured red meat though. And bacon fat. And bone marrow. But I still malabsorb fat if I eat too much at once :(




and @ lindamb296 -- of course you can call me Jam. That's actually my name IRL :lol:

Well, maybe a good solution would be to just go with what makes you happy. If well-flavored red meat is appealing, a steak, burger patty, or pot roast, with a small amount of potatos or bland greens would be good. Stick a burger patty on top of a salad, help get the greens in. That's actually one of my favorite meals. Fry potatos in bacon fat so they taste good, and you get some calories and resistant starch.

It sounds like your body really wants fat, probably because you're having trouble absorbing it. A number of vitamins are fat-soluble, so your body will crave fat so that it can get those vitamins. A certain amount of dietary fat is also necessary for proper brain and bowel function. Bone broths are a good way to get the fats and nutrients you need in their most digestible form. I can give you some links to recipes for making the most nutritious broths.

When you say you feel gross after the first few bites, do you mean nausea? Trouble swallowing? Or something else?
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

naw it's just a mental thing.

too much fat does make me feel nauseated. I made a bone broth without draining the fat and I almost got sick off it. now I drain the fat but keep the marrow.

my eating is really disordered. half the time I'm hungry but even a nice fatty bacon slice doesn't sound good. nothing sounds good. it's a mental block I guess.

also I have reflux on and off. right now it's really bad so I hate everything. it will come and go even when my diet is constant, so I wonder if it isn't triggered by microscopic effing CC.
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