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a1956chill

Member Since 25 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 25 2014 04:28 PM
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#908165 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by a1956chill on 06 March 2014 - 11:31 AM

No prob! :) I had another lil recipe for bread. It had Almond Flour, egg and a sweetner or garlic, and water. You put it in a cup and microwave it. Reminded me of the 3-2-1 cake. Anyhow do you think I can find the recipe?? Nope! I loved that bread. 

I have this recipe for flax seed buns which I love love love :wub:  but flax does not love me :angry:

I wonder if I can covert this to say chick pea  flour instead of flax meal :mellow:

 

Gluten free flax seed buns

 

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flax meal

1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder (opt)

1 tsp caraway seeds (opt)

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

drop or 2 of stevia

3 eggs

1 1/2 tablespoons water

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

 

 

               

   

Mix the dry ingredients; add eggs, water and oil. Pour the batter into 6 greased muffin top pans. Bake at 325º 15-20 minutes. To serve, split the buns horizontally to make two halves using a long, thin knife.

Makes 6 servings
Can be frozen

Number of Servings: 6

 

I leave out the stevia


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#907831 Why Multiple Food Intolerances--Need To Vent!

Posted by a1956chill on 03 March 2014 - 03:47 PM

Yeap it sucks big time!!! ,, right there with you .

I went into this kicking and screaming and stomping my feet .  I yelled at anyone who would listen ( and a few that did not want to listen) how unfair this was.

Still have my days :P  but it does get better .. may take a while but it dose get better ....Hang in there :wub:

 

I have gotten some foods back corn,  eggs , dairy :D ( made me  a very happy girl :D ) tomatoes    .......... 

 

but some foods gluten ( of course ) soy ( that stuff is in EVERYTHING !!!! :ph34r: )  potatoes ( I mean really potatoes :blink: ) almonds ,sesame seeds,shrimp ( really just shoot me now ) and a few others are still on the  never  to be had list :ph34r:


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#907824 What's For Dessert Tonight?

Posted by a1956chill on 03 March 2014 - 02:37 PM

I am trialing peanut butter so I made these :D

 

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

 

I replaced the honey with a very ripe banana and eliminated the chocolate chips. Mine baked for about 15 min not the 10 min the recipe states .

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups canned* chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (165 grams) natural peanut butter
1/4 cup (80 grams) honey
1 teaspoon baking powder**
a pinch of salt if your peanut butter doesn’t have salt in it
1/2 cup (90 grams) chocolate chips

* My can was a 400 gram can, 240 grams without the water, and I used all but a few tablespoons

** If you need grain-free baking powder, you can use 1 part cream of tartar + 1 part baking soda + 2 parts arrowroot.

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350°F / 175°C.

Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until very smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides and the top to get the little chunks of chickpeas and process again until they’re combined.

Put in the chocolate chips and stir it if you can, or pulse it once or twice. The mixture will be very thick and sticky.

With wet hands, form into 1 1/2″ balls. Place onto a piece of parchment paper. If you want them to look more like normal cookies, press down slightly on the balls. They don’t do much rising. Bake for about 10 minutes.

Yields about fourteen 1 1/2″ cookie dough balls.
*** Don't even try with regular peanut butter! They'll come out oily. You MUST use natural peanut butter


 


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#906324 Maybe It Is Gmo's Causing Problem

Posted by a1956chill on 17 February 2014 - 03:49 PM

I'm a PhD student in molecular bio so if I could just clear the air about GMO's and make sure everyone's on the same page here!  Humans have been breeding together various strains of crops for hundreds of years to obtain more desirable characteristics.  Say you want a shorter wheat stalk with the same taste as the current one, you cross various dwarf wheat with your current wheat until you are at the desired height and taste (this actually happened).  The result is a wheat crop with genes from multiple different sources.  The new wheat crop has the genes to make it shorter than the original as well as a whole bunch of other genes that were unintentionally transferred.  Modern wheat has many extra gluten proteins that didn't exist in either of its parent wheat strains which is one theory as to why so many people are being diagnosed as having celiac or nonceliac gluten intolerance.  This wheat is technically considered non-GMO despite the fact that its DNA is extensively altered.  

 

That brings me around to GMO's themselves.  GMO's allow companies to move JUST the desired genes to make a new version of a crop.  To me, GMO's are safer than conventional hybrids because you're changing only what you want to change instead of unintentionally changing lots of things.  Personally, I don't agree with the tactics used by Monsanto, but GMO's are not the evil that they are made out to be. 

 

For a non-crop example, I'll use dogs.  We've got a large number of dog breeds that are all shapes and sizes but they're all considered dogs.  Say you want a Chihuahua with the floppy ears of a Labrador.  In order to get that, you have to cross a chihuahua with a lab until you get a chihuahua with floppy ears.  Unfortunately, you're going to end up with a puppy that's a mix of both parents, not just a chihuahua puppy with floppy lab ears.  Genetic engineering would allow us to change just the gene that makes the chihuahua's ears stick up to the one that makes it's ears floppy and leave the rest of the puppy alone. 

 

tl;dr (too long, didn't read)- GMO's aren't that much different from other modern crops.  Modern wheat does have more gluten in it but that's NOT a result of it being a GMO, it's the result of conventional crossbreeding techniques that have been used for generations.  Most studies that showed that GMO's are not safe have been retracted because of fatal flaws in the experimental design, whereas studies demonstrating the safety of GMO's while run by or financed by GMO companies, have shown them to be safe and no different from conventional crops.

No matter how pretty the package you wrap them in GMO's are something I do NOT want in my food supply


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#906323 Maybe It Is Gmo's Causing Problem

Posted by a1956chill on 17 February 2014 - 03:48 PM

 

 

 

I don't have any scientific proof that it is causing problems, but my common sense tells me that food infused with herbicides and pesticides is likely to have adverse effects on my health.

I am with you on this bartfull


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#906285 Doctor Unable To Explain, Please Help

Posted by a1956chill on 17 February 2014 - 10:51 AM

You may want to consider eliminating  any prepared gluten free products ( such as gluten free breads, mixes ,products made in shared facilitys   ect...) and stick with a whole foods diet.

In the US prepared foods that have a gluten free label are still permitted to have a small amount of gluten . This trace amount may not effect  most celiacs but those who are super sensitive may be effected.

You may be ( as I am ) a super sensitive celiac


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#906087 Iodine Patch Test (To See If You Need Iodine Supplement) Uncorn People May Ne...

Posted by a1956chill on 15 February 2014 - 10:27 AM

 I am also wondering if people with hypothyroid are checked for low iodine.

I have thyroid issues ( hashimotos possibly crossing into graves' ) am on meds /have my thyroid checked every three months. To my knowledge ( and I get copies of every test I have :P )   I have never had my iodine levels checked


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#905916 Iodine Patch Test (To See If You Need Iodine Supplement) Uncorn People May Ne...

Posted by a1956chill on 13 February 2014 - 06:06 PM

As someone with DH, the idea of intentionally placing iodine on my skin makes me shudder :ph34r:


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#876092 Unexpected Hospital Stay And Dietary Nightmare

Posted by a1956chill on 23 June 2013 - 07:22 AM

The think what has taken me aback the most ( besides their complete ignorance    of celiacs ) is  I thought I was prepared . I had it all planned out . I did not realize there where " rules" that would prevent me from bringing  my  own food from home .


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#876091 Unexpected Hospital Stay And Dietary Nightmare

Posted by a1956chill on 23 June 2013 - 07:18 AM

were you a prisoner?....THIS JUST IS MORE THAN I CAN TAKE.!  They can NOT forbid food from home, can't force you to eat, when you get your post hospitalization survey, GO TO TOWN!!  geesh

Oh I plan on it ,, I am not sure I will wait until get my survey ,,, I am still enraged over this ,,, I may call the hospital on Monday to complain .


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#876090 Unexpected Hospital Stay And Dietary Nightmare

Posted by a1956chill on 23 June 2013 - 07:15 AM

What an absolute nightmare! No wonder you lost it! I think anyone would in your position. It makes you wonder how these people can be qualified io have a job in a hospital. It's no better across the pond either, I'm afraid to say. :-(

All I can offer is sympathy. Apart from the food fiasco, hope the surgery went well

Thanks flowerqueen ,, yes the surgery went very well :)


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#876089 Unexpected Hospital Stay And Dietary Nightmare

Posted by a1956chill on 23 June 2013 - 07:14 AM

All I can do is shake my head, Chill.

 

Cream of wheat. Morons.

 

My biggest fear is being stuck in a hospital, or (later down the road)  a nursing home.... or a jail (not sure WHY I'd be there, but it's on my list of places to avoid :lol: ) and getting glutened left and right by well-intentioned staff and my brain starts to fritz.

 

(shudder)

 

Glad you are home safe and sound!

 

 

Agreed, a hospital ,  a nursing home and ,, most certainly,   jail are on my list of places to avoid  ^_^


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#876079 Unexpected Hospital Stay And Dietary Nightmare

Posted by a1956chill on 23 June 2013 - 06:06 AM

Last Thursday I had surgery to repair an abdominal hernia. It was supposed to be a one day surgery.  I knew there may be a chance I would have to stay over night and though nothing of it ( I had planed on having my daughter bring me food from home)

 

Well the best laid plans    <_<  Things did not work out as planned and it was a dietary nightmare .  I ended up staying over night and because my surgeon ordered  a diabetic diet my daughter was not allow to bring me in anything to eat .

 

Long story short : the staff told me I had to eat something before I could leave . The ONLY thing and I do mean only thing on the menu even close to something I could even risk  eating  that they would allow me to order( because of the diabetic diet) was cream of rice . So I ordered it . The girl brought it and said" here is your cream of wheat"  . Seriously  I mean SERIOUSLY ,,, ,MY Chart said celiac right on it , I told the person that took my order I was celiac and they bring me CREAM OF WHEAT !!!!!!! They may just as well served me rat poison !!! I lost it !!!!!!!!!!! 

 

When the nursing staff was trying to calm me down the RN on duty all but snickered at me when I said I could not eat the eggs on the menu because they had gluten and probably  soy in them  ( powdered eggs because institutions  are not allowed to have raw eggs on the premises)

 

The Dietitian finally  came up to talk to me and offered to go to the store to buy me what ever I wanted . Not that easy .

 

She asked me what I eat at home so they could fix it for me . Not that easy .

 

Finally my  surgeon    comes in to release  me ,  the nurses  and I fill him in on whats going on and   he writes an order so my daughter can bring me food from home . So I can go home . Easy


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#871187 The New Celiac Drug Is Out There

Posted by a1956chill on 28 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

When I was first diagnosed, I found such a great amount of comfort on this forum.

 

Lately, I've noticed - not just in this thread - this self-satisfied notion among "long time" celiacs and a real condescension to anyone who hasn't been at it as long.

 

It's turned me right off. Minimizing the experience of "newer" celiacs will drive them away. Like me.

I apologize if I in any way sounded condescending. It truly was not my intent .


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#871075 The New Celiac Drug Is Out There

Posted by a1956chill on 27 May 2013 - 10:59 PM

It's so funny how different we all are. After almost 9 months off from all dairy and gluten, the only thing that enters my dreams, the only thing I get physical cravings for - bread.

I can't imagine that I'll never enjoy bread again. It fills me with a really profound sadness. Pizza. Okay I can live. Bagels. I miss them but its okay. Donuts, all right.

But, a piece of white Mrs. Baird's bread? I miss the texture and the flavor and the flexibility of that so much. Every gluten-free sobstitute (sob...) I've tried has been just a crushing disappointment. The aftertaste. Oh god. I get a little nauseous even thinking about it. If incompletely burn a gluten-free piece if bread and slather it with some honey, I can pretend life is going on normally. Otherwise, I'm just tolerating things.

I hate that it is so for me, but this is what I've found to be the most depressing about my new diet.

the difference may be that I have been gluten free for almost 4 years .

At 9 months gluten free I was still grieving the loss of gluten and was ( like you) searching for a gluten free bread that was the same ( taste ,texture ) as gluten filled bread .

 

Now, after almost 4 years gluten free  there is absolutely no temptation or desire for gluten in any shape or form .


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