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MallysMama

Member Since 07 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 03 2007 08:16 PM
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In Topic: Over Whelmed

02 June 2007 - 09:50 PM

Most people don't know this - but you can just use rice flour (scooped low) and about 3/4 tsp xanthan gum to every 1 cup rice flour as a substitute for most recipes. My mom always used the same recipes for me growing up as she did for the rest of the family - just using that substitution. Just find the finest rice flour you can (oriental markets sell it). I had "normal" chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cupcakes, muffins, etc. It doesn't have to be so hard. You don't need to get a bazillion different types of flours and starches! I'm creating a book to explain this concept - going gluten-free doesn't have to be difficult and strange! I'd love to share all the recipes I grew up eating... just let me know if you want them!

In Topic: Share Your Diagnosis Story!

02 June 2007 - 11:23 AM

Thanks, so far, for your responses! All I can say is - wow! It makes me glad I can't remember my diagnosis!

I have a few specific questions I was hoping someone might want to reply to (again - just a reminder - by replying, you give me "permission" to quote you in my project).

I want to know about first experiences going grocery shopping after being diagnosed.

What did you do with all the food in your kitchen after being diagnosed?

Tell about the first time you went to eat at a restaurant (and which one) after going gluten-free

If you have kids with Celiac - how did you handle sending them to school after being diagnosed?

What kind of frustrations do you have with cooking gluten-free?

What one product do you wish you could still eat?

Thanks!! Feel free to respond to all the questions or just one! I really appreciate you sharing your stories and wisdom!

In Topic: Whey?

05 November 2006 - 10:29 PM

Yeah, I had already checked the wikipedia site and got their definition. I sent all the info to my mom in an email for her to pass on to my grandparents. I let my grandma know about the dairy being hard to digest at first....thinking maybe that's why they told her to keep him off of whey. That wasn't the case... but she knows about the dairy issues now, at least. I plan on making a visit up there sometime this week - so I can hopefully make sure they got the correct info. Thanks for your help... it's good to know that I'm not the only one who thinks that "nutritionist" is crazy!

In Topic: Whey?

04 November 2006 - 08:32 PM

Thanks! Now I just need to convince my grandma that the nutrionist they talked too is Wrong! (Easier said than done!) She said that the nutrionist told them that whey can come from either milk or barley. Which is completely stupid! No information I've found says that. I even looked on the Whey Protein Institute's website!! (www.wheyoflife.org) Argh! Stupid people making my grandpa's new diet more complicated than it needs to be. Thanks for the input, though!! I'll pass on the info!

In Topic: Chicken Salad

19 September 2006 - 09:20 PM

Wow!! Thanks for the responses!! I was prepared to write down a recipe or two...but I think I'll just print that whole page and take to the store with me! So, from the sounds of it - just throw in whatever you want... no measuring involved? That's my kind of cooking! I know that celery is just as much a part of Chicken Salad as the Chicken is....but it won't kill the salad if I leave it out, will it? (I'm not a fan of little chunks of celery in anything.) Hmm... I might try it processed as a dip - sounds tempting! Yum Yum! Thanks!

Oh! Forgot to ask - has anyone tried the Tyson packaged chicken that's already cooked? It's like in a red bag type thing by the tuna. Is it gluten-free? Would it work in chicken salad and save me time by not having to cook the chicken?