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Member Since 05 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 07 2010 11:39 AM

#631813 Anyone Unemployed Or Divorced Because Of Celiac?

Posted by on 15 August 2010 - 05:34 AM

I think an awful lot of us can relate to this. I also have fibro and hypothyroid. Which I am just finding out could be from Celiac all along! My husband is still in denial about the fibro and it is going to be hell to switch everything to gluten-free. Thankfully he is out of town on a job til the end of Sept, so I can do this while he is gone and get everything out by the time he comes back.

Personally, now that I am a tad educated, think he's got it too, if not worse than I. But he would never change his diet or even admit that he does. Our marriage is tenuous as it is. This may be the breaking point. In retrospect and in educating myself, I believe that our marriage is this way because of his probable celiac. His personality completely changed, he's angry, paranoid, explosive, emotionally abusive and sometimes on the verge of physical.

I too believed in my vows when I said them, but the hell we have had to endure has just been that, hell! He doesn't see his behavior as bad as it is. and that's a problem too. I am hoping against all hope that maybe I can convince him, if I can switch the whole family over to gluten-free and he improves and I get the man I married back. Maybe that would convince him, and it probably won't happen until he slips off the gluten-free wagon and turns into a monster again. Then maybe he can see himself as others see his rage and stay gluten-free then maybe he can get off all those psych meds that only trim the edges of angry-ness. and we can all be normal? Has anyone else experienced this or am I just dreaming and he's just an @#$#@%$#!

If this works for his behavior not to mention his bowels and he doesn't see it, we are out of here! If he knows the solution and won't accept it or do what it takes then how much does he love us to begin with. Right? Plus, I am not going to be emotionally tortured when there is a fix for it! That will be an 'enough is enough' moment. Don't you think?

I hope everything works out well for you and you find peace. Sorry to rant on, just thought you'd like to hear another story to tell you: you are not alone!

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#631409 Ok, So Now What?

Posted by on 13 August 2010 - 10:02 AM

Whole foods sells dough enhancer....I almost purchased some the other day but decided not to. Am glad to hear cider vinegar can be used instead...easier on the budget.

Tapioca flour and tapioca starch are both the same. It is potato starch and potato flour that are not the same. Am curious as to where the recipe you are talking about originated....perhaps you could post it so someone can be of more help with correct information.

I also purchase corn tortillas in the regular supermarkets, but I live in the western United States, where tortillas are easily obtained. I have found Mission tortillas not to my liking....almost stale like. I prefer another brand that originates from Albuquerque, NM.

I got it from celiac sprue site for buttermilk pancakes. It specifically says not starch. So, I am still confused.

Are the tortillas in the ethnic section or a different one, so I can narrow down the search some.
Thanks so much.
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#631408 Ok, So Now What?

Posted by on 13 August 2010 - 09:59 AM

Yes, it is a 1:1 conversion. Which is good since apple cider vinegar is much easier to find.

Yes! Now that I know that I will use it the next time after I run out of the 'real' thing! Thanks!
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#631336 Ok, So Now What?

Posted by on 13 August 2010 - 05:38 AM

Cool! Thanks halfrunner!
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#631316 Ok, So Now What?

Posted by on 13 August 2010 - 03:44 AM

For "dough enhancer" just use pure 100% apple cider vinegar.

Is it a 1:1 conversion for the substitute?
Thanks so much!
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#631314 Ok, So Now What?

Posted by on 13 August 2010 - 03:43 AM

I had to order dough enhancer I believe from this site, white vinegar also works

I found powdered egg whites at my local health food store, you might try whole foods

Indian markets are where I get my corn flour

Mission corn tortillas are made on a dedicated line and few people seem to have problems with them.

Yes, I found the dough enhancer and ordered it last night. Thank you! Do you know how much vinegar to substitute for it?

I'd have to check in the Indian markets for the flour, thanks so much.
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#631312 Ok, So Now What?

Posted by on 13 August 2010 - 03:40 AM

Asian markets and regular groceries that have large international aisles and/or ones that are located near populations of internationals carry tapioca starch/flour and it is MUCH less cost than mainstream gluten-free or specialty brands.

Thank you, I will check there as well. I hope I can get a handle on all this new stuff. ;-)
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#631310 Ok, So Now What?

Posted by on 13 August 2010 - 03:39 AM

Tapioca flour is the same as tapioca starch. Why they have two names, don't know. :huh:

I can't say that I have come across powdered egg white solids either... what are you making?

Where are you? Our earth fare has a fantastic gluten-free selection. And you should be able to find corn tortillas just about anywhere. They are usually smaller in size that the regular flour ones, though. The same for corn flour, which a lot of times is labeled as masa harina. I've seen that at Harris Teeter (not sure if you have one nearby).

Hope that helped a little! :)

Thank you! I saw Tapioca flour, but the recipe I saw specifically said 'starch NOT the flour.' So, this confuses me.
They might have had the masa harina, but even the sales clerks didn't know that was it, as they stared blankly at the shelves. I will check our HT. Thanks so much, yes, you've helped a lot. Thanks!
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#631198 Ok, So Now What?

Posted by on 12 August 2010 - 01:18 PM

Hi guys! I have gotten so much help already from you guys. Thanks so much! So, our only store is a dinky, earth fare, and they do not have a lot of the ingredients I need for the recipes I found that we would like to try. Does anyone know where I can get:

dough enhancer (or is there another name,

tapioca starch (I found the flour), but the only tapioca I could find were the little pearls for the pudding. I am not sure if it is this and I need to cook it down or something?

Powdered egg white solids- or can I use how many eggs per spoon or something?

They also didn't even have corn flour, they had corn meal but not flour.

I also couldn't find corn tortillas either.

Any suggestions?

Thanks so much guys!

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