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I was actually looking for a welcome / introduction thread, and unless I'm totally blind I didn't see any. I am newly registered here on Celiac.com and recently diagnosed ( Dec. 2013)

 

I can see this new lifestyle is going to take some getting used to and I'm hoping to get some help, support, encouragement and perhaps a decent pasta recipe to make this transition.

 

First impression on gluten free though....

 

I bought a box of gluten free multi grain rice snack crackers (don't recall the brand) at Wholefoods. When I shook the box they sounded like a box of poker chips. When I opened the box they looked like they had been dipped in some sort of polish (very shiny) and then came the tasting. A cross between bird food and dried alfalfa that I used to feed to my pet chinchilla.   :blink:

 

This is NOT going to be an easy transition!

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Welcome!  We just sort of have people jump right in!  

 

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(I was looking for someone jumping into a pool or something but this one was too fun to leave behind)

 

 

This might be a helpful thread

 

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/

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Welcome!    good-morning-smiley-emoticon.gif

 

Don't let one shiny poker chip cracker discourage you. Like anything that comes in a box, there are "good ones" and "yucky ones".

Wander the site, read what appeals to you, and please, do read that Newbie 101 thread. 

(I hear there is some good info there  ;) although that person who wrote it is a little odd.......)

 

You've come to the right place. 

Hang in there. I promise you, it gets easier.

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WELCOME!!!! :lol: 

 

Yeah, stick to whole foods at first and when it comes to gluten-free substitutes, it'll be trial and error. Some stuff is really good, some is really bad. For instance, Canyon Bakehouse makes great bread. But if your first taste of gluten-free bread were EnerG tapioca bread like mine was, you'd want to just shoot yourself and get it over with. Do NOT waste your money on that stuff! But DO try the Canyon Bakehouse, or Udi's multi-grain.

 

Check out the gluten-free products thread, and of course the breakfast/lunch/dinner threads. I can't help with pasta becasue I don't eat it. Instead I use white rice - just pour the sauce and meatballs right on and dig in. (I was never a pasta fan and always preferred rice.)

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Welcome!    good-morning-smiley-emoticon.gif

 

Don't let one shiny poker chip cracker discourage you. Like anything that comes in a box, there are "good ones" and "yucky ones".

Wander the site, read what appeals to you, and please, do read that Newbie 101 thread. 

(I hear there is some good info there  ;) although that person who wrote it is a little odd.......)

 

You've come to the right place. 

Hang in there. I promise you, it gets easier.

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It's totally true, she's kinda a freak.

I bought a lot of duds and a lot of winners. Just accept that it'll be different and try to enjoy it for what it is instead of what it's trying to replicate and you may find an easier time enjoying things. That was the key for me. And remember to keep your sense of humor or you'll end up crazy. Or you may anyway, hanging out with us.

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Welcome!  I am a year into my celiac diagnosis and it gets better, trust me.  This is the place that helped me the most.  Anything you have questions about, feel free to post and ask, and the search function can get you quick answers on stuff.

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Welcome to the Forum!!

 

I'm with you... gluten-free processed crap is crap.  It ain't healthy (in my opinion) and most of it tastes like sawdust or cardboard.  The good thing is that the whole foods that are healthier for you anyhow have always been naturally gluten-free and will make you feel better!

I look at it this way... I used to try to avoid unhealthy carbs and junkfood... now much of the temptation has been taken away because it's not even an option any more.  Actually makes being healthy easier.  And just wait until you realize you've got more energy, look better, feel better, and think better.  It is soooooo worth giving up a few pieces of bread and some noodles!  :)

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Welcome!!

 

"Shiny poker chips..." HA HA... your description of them (and I know exactly the chips you're talking about) is perfect!! There ARE better crackers out there.

 

It's all a learning process. You'll weed out the duds quick enough. This is THE place to be for any and all celiac information/support.

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Thank you for the welcomes everyone, and a special thanks to "kareng" for the link. I will take all the advice given here and put it to good use I promise. Hopefully soon enough I'll be able to share some experiences and recipes with you all. Thanks again for the warm welcome !! :-)

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