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Member Since 19 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2011 03:26 PM

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In Topic: The Holy Crap Cereal

22 July 2011 - 03:15 PM

Good to know then!

Ty both for the info. I am going to grab a bag from a local store, but just one to see how it goes. I will hold off on the 3 pack/free shipping special lol.

I like the idea of adding it to baked goods, since I already add chia seeds.

Bit bland though? bummer, when I was reading the ingredients It 'sounds' like it should pack a flavour punch...but thats exactly why I wanted to ask the forum, so Thank you for that heads up too.

In Topic: Focaccia Bread Recipe...

21 July 2011 - 06:34 PM

Is this the flour blend from gluten-free Girl? I saw where she said she tweeked her flour blend for a cookie in Dec. 2010 on her website, but wasn't sure if this is her "go to" flour blend or if it was just tweeked for the cookie recipe.

200 grams superfine brown rice flour
150 grams sorghum flour
50 grams potato flour
250 grams sweet rice flour
150 grams potato starch
100 grams arrowroot powder
100 grams cornstarch

Yes!!! That's exactly it. I love the ability to swap out anything you may have an allergy too (she has a full list to choose from, the above was her personal blend). Plus I adore baking by weight, so I appreciated it when she switched over to that style.

I have a had a piece of the focaccia everyday since making it, and again OP, TY

In Topic: Any Celiac(s) From Canada

20 July 2011 - 06:52 PM

thanks doug i found that james lamm has all gluten free sauages and have made some great dishes with it

now just to stay away from soy gluten and lactose ill be good

Such fun! So many of us from all the provinces and territories. I am north of Toronto, off Lake Simcoe. Originally from Belleville Ontario.

I took my diagnosis as the dream come true that it was to me. Finally a reason, a definable, medical reason, that others could understand. No more pain, no more embarrassment, no more bloating up and looking pregnant randomly, rashes from my job...I was a Baker :-)No more 2-3 times a year hospital visits, with an exhausted husband asleep by my bedside while I cried silently in frustration that I was back here AGAIN.

I already knew how to bake and cook, though for a week or two I felt a bit overwhelmed and just ate salad and chicken lol. Then my appetite and creativity kicked in. I have always been the daughter that cooked for my family since I was 9, it was a passion! SO now, when we visit my mother, or sister or M-in law, I still make everything, but its all gluten free now. X-mas dinner was a mescalin greens salad with lobster in a lemon and butter vinagrette, followed by orange roasted root vegetables, mashed potatoes and Leg of Lamb. Pavlova with fresh whipped cream and berries for dessert. Anyone who says they don't know what to eat...give it time, you will find your way. It just takes time.

Without my husbands support, before and after diagnosis..well I don't even want to think about that.

To anyone trying to find certain items at a local store but coming up short, I would say, check out a recipe and have a go at it yourself. Making your own food is very satisfying and somethings that you may have thoughts were complicated are not. Things like beef jerky, or yogurt/sour cream, or even your own potato chips. All super simple things. If you need any recipes, PM myself, or check out the recipes section.

I am super excited to see so many Canadians on this forum, lets keep this thread rolling!!

In Topic: Newly Diagnosed And Depressed About It All

20 July 2011 - 06:25 PM

Hi Ashley, and welcome to the forum!

Yes, omg the diet gets easier! Shopping gets easier.

Do use the seaarch engine on the forum (upper left) to learn about cross contamination (cc) if you haven't already.

As for grocery shopping, it will be difficult at first, but then you learn to go to just the aisles that have the stuff you need (whole foods, like meat and fish and vegetables).

Kettle brand salt and pepper potato chips are great if you feel like cruising down the snack section. If you can tolerate corn, most corn chips are gluten-free (including Fritos, last time I checked, but that's been awhile.)

Try to focus on what you can have vs. what you can't, and that you have a disease but it's a disease you can control with what you eat, which is pretty cool, vs. what most people have to contend with who have autoimmune diseases.

It takes awhile to feel better, but I think you'll be happy in the long run that it is "only" celiac disease.

When you're ready, it also pays to check out health and beauty products.

Good luck!

I agree. I was diagnosed 1yr, 2 months ago. I had a huge pity party for myself, but then realized that being handed the answer to a lifetime of pain and discomfort, was something to celebrate.

Instead of getting down on what you think you can't eat, get excited at what you can! Still all the fresh veggies and fruits, tasty unprocessed meats, eggs. You will get to discover new grains! Like Quinoa. You can still eat rice, potato, rice noodles/wraps. Anything fresh and wholesome is now your ticket for relief and fullness.

Try a tasty stirfry, with fresh garlic, ginger and some hot chile's. You don't need a sauce, and when you aren't feeling so overwhelmed, then go do some more grocery sleuthing.

Baby steps. Like grilled broccoli, with olive oil and sea salt as a side dish for a beautiful bbq'd steak and mashed potato's.

You can do this, focus on the small things, the staples, and everything else will come in time.

Also, depending on where you live, some natural food stores offer tours(free) and will highlight sections in the stores that will have what you need. Nature's Emporium is huge for that up here in Canada. Gluten free signs clearly marked in every aisle.

Keep it whole and fresh!

Good luck and know you are not alone. All of us were where you are right now.

In Topic: Boston Pizza Is Now gluten-free!

20 July 2011 - 05:47 PM

I tried this the other day, It was definately my favorite gluten-free pizza I've tried so far. I've done a couple make at home crusts and they've all been kinda "meh" but I really enjoyed this one. It's just so different when it's made at a restaurant. It passed the non-gluten-free boyfriend test too!

Luckily I don't live too close to any BP's or I'd be taking WAY too much advantage of this.

I am gonna sound a bit negative and I am sorry for that. Am I the only one that was disappointed that it 'wasn't' a fresh dough? I had already tried the kinnick pizza crusts months ago, but found the taste oddly sweet. When I heard about BP having gluten free pizza i was very excited. Unfortunately my server fibbed that it was a fresh made crust, since I recognized it by its rectangular shape. Maybe she was new, or just excited that they had something to offer, but my face just fell when I saw it.

BUT, all that being said, the server WAS on point with what could and couldn't go on it, worked with me, and other than that weird sweetness, it was very nice to be on a patio, relaxing and heating a hot cooked meal. So at face value, its great for that.

I still prefer homemade. I found a great recipe months ago and feel like I won the pizza lottery, which probably contributed to my feeling let down at BP.

Still, every step forward is amazing to people becoming informed and interested in helping us enjoy eating out.

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