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eleanorj

Member Since 02 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 18 2013 06:09 AM
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In Topic: Anyone With A Good Bread Recipe?

29 January 2013 - 06:58 AM

Thank you, will have to try them.

In Topic: Would Like To Start Baking With gluten-free Flour... Just Don't Know How/...

28 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Go to the library and pick up a few gluten-free cookbooks, there are A LOT out there, I know my library has about 20, slowly making my way through them. As for bread, luckily for us, the first one I tried was Udi's, my Trader Joe's sells it on the shelf vs freezer, so I was able to push a tad on it and figure our it was much softer than the other ones, and the girl said it was the best one. It's good, I don't think you'll ever find one that taste like wheat bread. I find it too sweet, my quest is to be able to bake an "Udi's like" bread at home, it has a texture very similar to regular bread. So far, I have a lot of work ahead of me! LOL! Good luck!

In Topic: Anyone With A Good Bread Recipe?

28 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

I am looking for recipes where I would make my own flour mixes versus buying a gluten-free flour mix, those can get quite pricey. If I get desperate, I might give it a try, but I'd rather find good mixes to make myself instead of getting used to buying them mixed if that makes sense. Thanks.

In Topic: Testing - Is It Necessary?

10 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

Gatita, thanks, I'll look into it. I know those test can check for a lot more too, I've thought about them, but the thoughts of digging in his stools.. yuck, I had to do it when he was still in diapers, made the job easier while still very unpleasant ;) I'll try to get the GI to order some stool test, I know I can get some covered by insurance before going the private route. Can't wait to hear what he thought of his gluten-free sandwich today, we bought Udi's bread, it smelled so good :)

In Topic: Testing - Is It Necessary?

09 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

I know, dr said he is not worried, he could have just came off an infection, his glands were slighty swollen the day of the lab so that could just be it. I'm not dead set on celiac but I am on the fact that now that we started digging, I'm not going to stop until I get an answer, so we'll see the GI suggestions, until then gluten-free diet is starting tomorrow. As for endoscopies, the fact is that most people performing those procedure are usually interns because they are considered rather "safe" procedures, but because interns are learning, mishaps are more likely to happen like a punctured something as a results. When my son saw the GI dr several years ago (he was only 2), I was seeing the head of the dept but the intern was always seeing him first. When it got time to schedule the procedure, I asked him if he was going to perform it and pretty much told him I wanted him to do it and his replied was simply "If that's what you want I will do it" in other words, he wasn't planning on it. So not, they are not invasive, they are just performed by learning folks. If he really wants to go in, I'll ask him about the "camera pill" they do nowdays, of course he couldn't do a biopsy, but I think that it is meeting ground. We'll see.. wish me luck as we try the new bread tomorrow... :)