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n D nile

Member Since 02 Jul 2006
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In Topic: Fatigue, Nausea, Stomach Pain Related Issues?

09 August 2006 - 01:34 PM

I am new to this celiac thing too. Husband was diagosed last Oct and my almost 4 year old was just diagnosed in June. Luke seems to be understanding his diet pretty well for his age but was really craving pizza too. I tried Jill's Quick and Easy Pizza Crust from Bette Hagman's Gluten Free Gourmet and he liked it. Actually our whole family ate it. It actually is easy which is a miracle compared to most gluten free baking. It wasn't as good as normal pizza--sort of more like a bisquick crust but it really made his day. We have had it twice in the last week. What seems to be helping my son is to try to find recipes that fulfill some of his cravings since he is just a kid and wants to be able to eat the foods other kids eat too. Bette Hagman's cookbooks have been a lifesaver--I now make bread, hamburger buns, muffins, cookies and brownies. The teenagers at church polished off the brownies not realizing they were different. Good luck! I commend you caring enough to try to help your girlfriend.

Luke's Mom,
I want to tell you about a wonderful recipe for cupcakes, etc. They are made with coconut flour, which has been dificult to locate. I had to buy it online from Bob's Red Mill, and it is rather expensive, but............let me tell you, I really think I am eating the real thing when I make them, and it is not as expensive as it seems as smaller amounts of coconut flour are called for in comparision to other flours. It is very high in fiber and low in sugar also, which is a plus. Your little guy will love these. The recipe for the cupcakes is:

3T butter, melted
3 eggs
1/3 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 C sifted coconut flour
1/4 tsp baking powder

bake 15 min at 400 degrees

Just mix up the ingredients and put in a muffin tin. They stick really bad so oil it well. Good luck, I hope he likes these as much as my son and I have. There is a whole recipe book that I checked out from the library, so far I have only liked these, I did not like the bread or the corn muffins. I want to try the pie crust, I think the flour is only good for sweets. Let me know if you want the name of the book, I'll try to find it.

In Topic: My Psychologist Is Interested In Celiac Connection

03 July 2006 - 07:46 AM

Sue,

It sounds like you really love this man. Why not hold off on the verdict. Watch him from afar for a year or two, listen to what people say who spend time with him to see if he has changed. I really do believe that the disease messes with a person's head. I definately agree you shouldn't trust words or promises though.

Sorry for your pain,
Lori

In Topic: Newbie Here With Some Suspicions

03 July 2006 - 07:34 AM

Laura,

From your first post, I can see that we have a lot in common. I am also 43 and also have the thyroid issues, Hasimoto's. I have been having many health issues lately, constant bladder infections, I've always had sinus infections every several months since I was about 25, and IBS, which just means they don't know what's wrong with your bowels, but something clearly is. Everything just seemed to crash down around me the last year, and since my boys both have Celiac disease, they convinced me to try it. Why I didn't consider it long ago, I don't know, as my name says, I've been in denial. I miss eating everything so much, but with the migraines and sort of depressed feeling I have when I have challenged it, I am staying gluten free. If you plan on getting off of gluten, and you truly have celiac disease, I don't think you'll want to go back. One wonderful side effect I have noticed is that I get up in the morning easily. For my whole life, I had difficulty arising from bed and felt fuzzy for hours afterward. Now I just pop up out of bed and feel alive straight off. I've always been ashamed of my self for not being able to get up when I should and truthfully getting up was painful, hard to describe. If this was my one and only benefit, it would be worth it. I'm almost four months into this with at least 3-4 challenges. It is a lot more slow going than I imaginged and also, eating gluten sets me back a lot farther than I would have thought. I don't feel right again for several weeks. I also wonder if the infections will go away, so far I have not had any. Has anyone tried making cupcakes with coconut flour? OH M G__!, they are to die for. The flour is not available at any stores that I have been able to find, but I ordered it from Bob's Red Mill. The recipe is in Cooking With Coconut Flour by Bruce Fife on page 102. The flour is also very expensive, but worth it to me. With icing, you would swear you are eating wheat and it is the only thing that has got me through this.

In Topic: Anyone Know About On The Border?

03 July 2006 - 07:07 AM

My two sons and I who both have celiac disease also ate at On the Border yesterday. So far I haven't had any problems, the waiter brought us corn tortillas which were very good and we had fajitas.

In Topic: My Psychologist Is Interested In Celiac Connection

03 July 2006 - 07:00 AM

I think that the assertion is that celiac disease may cause or make worse some mental problems, such as anxiety, unstable temperment, depression, and ADHD, etc.