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NJceliac

Member Since 07 May 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 13 2014 03:47 PM
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#878263 Gluten-Free Bread Recos, Hated Udi's

Posted by NJceliac on 05 July 2013 - 07:32 AM

Depending on where you live there may be better options or depending on how much you are willing to spend.  I also am not a fan of Udi's so much, it does the job.  Schar is vaccuum packed and not frozen when you buy it and I like their "sandwich bread" (not a full replacement for rye bread but good for deli sandwiches).  I think their hotdog buns are slightly better then Udi's .

There are also gluten free bakeries that will ship bread.  One is evaruths.com located in Middletown, Rhode Island.  I have had their onion dill and their whole grain bread.  They are probably the best gluten free breads I have had.  Another place is westmeadowfarm.com from Vermont.  Their bread is good.  They make something called a donut muffin that is phenomenal!  It tastes similar to a cinnamon sugar donut but in a muffin form.  This donut muffin has been enjoyed and a preferred food choice for even the non celiacs in my house.  The donut muffin may not be on their website but you can order it, comes in 3 sizes, you can call or I think email them.  There have been other gluten free bakeries I have tried that I did not like at all so they aren't all equal.

I also think the Whole Foods near us makes a decent bread called prairie bread but very dense, taste is good.  As I have experimented with different breads, I think they all end up with a sort of similar taste. 

The longer you go gluten free, I have found the less you remember about regular bread and so your taste buds aren't as discriminating, meaning you start to find that some of the gluten free products you thought were not good become "better".

And bagels will never be the same, you can't expect to find one you will like if you constantly compare it to bagels with gluten.  The best I found were a brand where you actually had to bake them in the oven for 20 minutes or so but had to eat it right away and I am sorry to say I forgot the name of the brand.  I have not tried Against the Grain bagels but heard they were decent.

Good luck in your search!


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#809625 Why Gluten Free Toiletries?

Posted by NJceliac on 08 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

I'm having a hard time finding lip products that are gluten free, and I have to rely on postal service to get them as they are not readily available in the UK shops. I get looked at like I've grown another head when I dare to ask sales assistants about gluten in lipstick. I have gluten free toothpaste as that is more obvious. I think I need to become more strict with face creams and hand creams etc., as some of my symptoms have returned and I know I'm being careful with food.

Of course, there'll always be someone who thinks I'm being too fussy, but it's me that's having to 'live it' on a day to day basis. I just want to be well.


Sales assistants in US at most stores do not know which lipsticks are gluten free. It really requires an email to the company and you have to specify a color. So for some of my old lipstick that I loved I sent an email to the company. For any new lipsticks I stick with lines that are gluten free. Even one makeup line that is completely gluten free called NARS, the sales associate at the counter in a very high end department store didn't know there products were all gluten free.

In answering another post you wrote that you didn't realize you could get sick from gluten on your skin. Please let me be clear that the experts in the US agree you can only get sick through ingesting gluten. Please keep in mind if you use a hand cream with gluten as an ingredient then you will most likely ingest some of this unless you never touch your food. It is not that the gluten is touching the skin.
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#805409 Products For Curly Hair

Posted by NJceliac on 21 June 2012 - 07:20 PM

I am looking for advice on gluten free hair products, specifically for curly hair. All my hair products currently contain gluten. I don't ingest them but I am worried about cross-contamination from touching my hair and then eating something with my hands. Although I wash my hands a lot to try to avoid this, I am rethinking this process and it seems it would just be easier to switch hair products, except that I love my hair products. Any comments or suggestions? Any celiacs out there who knowingly use hair products that contain gluten?
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#794154 Is It Normal To Lose Weight When You First Go Gluten Free?

Posted by NJceliac on 08 May 2012 - 02:45 PM

Although some people experience a weight loss at first due to a drastic change in the kinds of food they eat overall people who go gluten free ultimately gain weight as their gut heals and they stop malabsorbing. Also, gluten free processed products tend to be very calorie dense compared to there gluten counterparts.
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