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Member Since 11 Jan 2011
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#851339 Rubbery From-Scratch Cobbler Topping. Newbie, Please Help!

Posted by Happyw5 on 30 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

All of the gluten-free recipes I've seen call for xanthan. How do you know when to skip it? I also read somewhere that tapioca starch can make it gummy. Was it maybe the combination of the tapioca & xanthan?? There were also air pockets in the finished product, like instead of filling the space it stuck to itself while baking.

Xantham gum will stick things together for you, so if you are baking cookies or cake I would add some. I wouldn't bother if you want it to be crumbly like an apple crisp topping. I never add the full amount they tell you to either. For any recipes that I used before gluten free I make a blend of brown rice flour, tapioca flour, and potato starch. Bobs red mill flour blend is also really good... I experiment alot with other flours but it does get very costly, I just ordered teff flour, because my new recipe book uses it in everything, so I am excited to see how that works...
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#683558 Tips For Cravings?

Posted by Happyw5 on 14 March 2011 - 05:54 PM

When ever I can't decide what I want to eat, I always fall back on an Udi's multi grain gluten-free bagel with blueberry cream cheese...Then I am happy again!!
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#676981 Anyone With An Unsupportive Spouse / Family Members / Friends?

Posted by Happyw5 on 20 February 2011 - 06:17 PM

I'm new here, and I am going to my doctor to talk to him about getting tested for celiac tomorrow. I seem to have many of the symptoms, but no one in my family has ever been diagnosed (but early onset osteoporosis, schizophrenia, depression, thyroid and other diseases run in the family). I'm also getting my hearing check, because I've had awful tinnitus for the past year or two. I just wish I could have some "peace and quiet".
I naturally eat gluten-free, just because it makes me feel good, so last week I was very strict with it. After several days, I started feeling so much better (I'm back to eating gluten, for the sake of getting tested. Ugh.) However, my husband thinks I'm nuts. He even tried to get me to eat something with gluten in it, when I was "off", and was laughing about it. I mentioned again this morning how relieved I was to go get tested and find out if I have it, and he laughed at me again. I told him that he would feel bad, if I had it. He just said that it's not something that's going to kill me, so why should he feel bad. It made me pretty angry. I just feel really alone in this search for answers and horribly sad.
How does everyone else handle others when they're completely unsupportive?

I have a family that can be a little unsuportive... I don't think my husband thinks it's funny, but he doesn't take it all that seriously... My mom and sisters think I make it a big deal (which of course it is)... My tests were negative, so I guess I don't have it on paper. I know that my husband (married 12 yrs) cares about my health, but thinks that I am a hypochondriac. Luckily most days I am confident and strong enough to not care!
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#675307 I Have Fingernails!

Posted by Happyw5 on 14 February 2011 - 05:25 PM

I am just so excited because I can't remember the last time I have had fingernails... They are strong and not even peeling...Just thought I would share---It's sad that this is exciting--but I get to go buy nail polish!!!
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