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Since diagnosis, I've been careful to buy dry legumes that are certified gluten-free, primarily from augasonfarms.com.  I'm mostly fine with their limited selection, but I really miss hummus.

 

Would anyone point me to chickpeas that are known to be safe - not processed on shared equipment, ideally certified gluten-free?  Or is this an unrealistic goal?

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I get whatever beans I want to get. I am lazy and get canned. I would think that you could rinse the dry beans if you were worried about something being on them.

While I am mentioning my laziness...... I buy already made hummus.

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I find that I have no problems at the store finding dried beans without a "packaged in/on/with blah blah blah" statement. Rinse well before using because that's the directions anyway and on I go. I do though usually buy canned because it's easier, I don't need the hassle of turning dry beans into food when I need 1 can cooking for 2 people. If you go into a grocery store during the day on a weekday you should easily be able to make a few phone calls to the brands you find of chickpeas on the shelves. While not necessarily certified, I think you'll be able to find ones that you deem safe.

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^I do the same, I buy Sabra hummus (classic) it says gluten free on the label and I haven't had any issues with it. 

 

 

Yes!  and they make those little individual servings which is great as I can't get anyone else at my house to understand the yummyness that is hummus!

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The only reaction I get to Sabra hummus is fat!  It's soooo good.  That said, i use Goya canned chick peas all the time and have never had a problem.  I do rinse all canned beans before I use them, so I don't know if that helps.

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Haha! Yes, Kareng the hummus is filled with yummyness. The individual packs are great - I use them when I want to spread hummus on my wraps or just to dip chips in - and I know my calories are being controlled. Nikki, you should look into the individual containers of it...only 100 calories each, it will definitely keep your snacking at bay! it is really good...too good...-suspicious-  :blink:

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I find that I have no problems at the store finding dried beans without a "packaged in/on/with blah blah blah" statement. Rinse well before using because that's the directions anyway and on I go. I do though usually buy canned because it's easier, I don't need the hassle of turning dry beans into food when I need 1 can cooking for 2 people. If you go into a grocery store during the day on a weekday you should easily be able to make a few phone calls to the brands you find of chickpeas on the shelves. While not necessarily certified, I think you'll be able to find ones that you deem safe.

Shortly after my diagnosis I found an argument for only purchasing certified gluten-free beans (http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/Gluten-Free-Grains/fl/Gluten-Free-Beans.htm) and it seemed like a reasonable goal.  Since I'm still settling in to the reality of celiac disease, I'd rather eliminate as much uncertainty as possible.

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I noticed your username. Have you tried any of the gluten free "seitan" recipes out there?

OMG I am in tears from laughing so hard over here after I google searched seitan.  LOL.... you win the prize for best name ever.

 

I also don't use certified dried legumes, the packages of my store brand don't have any CC warnings and I always rinse them.  But I totally understand wanting to go with a safe bet if you are extra sensitive.  Canned beans I buy Bush's beans.

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I found a company to sell me beans wholesale.  They process no grains.  I recently felt sick after washing lentils which were processed in a wheat facility.  I am really wondering if I do have an allergy.  Anyway the name of the farm that sold me them is:  Everbest and Thistledown farms.

 

I have been canning beans with my pressure canner.  When I soak one batch for 24 hours, I may as well soak a whole bunch.  One canner full takes an impressive amount of beans.  I take out my largest kettle and fill it with beans and water.  I think I get about 5 lbs of beans in one canner load.  Next time, I am going to try to fill more than one canner. 

 

The company I bought the beans from supplies Chipotle.  They said they can't have cross-contamination at restaurants.

 

Dee

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Here's one that I haven't tried but would like to: http://happyherbivore.com/2014/03/gluten-free-seitan-recipe/

 

I have tried this one and I like it fairly well:

 

Gluten Free Seitan

 

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 bean flour
  • 1/2 rice flour
  • 1/4 tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika 
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/3 cup water or stock
  • 1/4 cup. Ketchup or tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp dairy free margarine
  • 2 tbsp Braggs

Combine all ingredients until well mixed. Shape into a log and wrap with parchment paper. Wrap the parchment paper log in aluminum foil. Put in steamer and steam for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turn off the steamer and let it sit in the steamer for 5 minutes. Remove from the steamer and let it sit for another 20 minutes and then either serve or refrigerate.

It is essential to use a good steamer for this recipe. I use a nice deep one with a lid.

 

I'm curious, are you a vegetarian? :)

 

I personally am a gluten-free ovo vegetarian.

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Here's one that I haven't tried but would like to: http://happyherbivore.com/2014/03/gluten-free-seitan-recipe/

 

I have tried this one and I like it fairly well:

 

Gluten Free Seitan

 

 

I'm curious, are you a vegetarian? :)

 

I personally am a gluten-free ovo vegetarian.

That looks interesting, I'll try it soon.

 

I went ovo-lacto vegetarian 25 years ago; 7 months on celiac diet.  I've had dairy on occasion since diagnosis but it wreaks havoc on me when I do, so I'm now also gluten-free ovo vegetarian.

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