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Hi!

I am new to gluten-free living and am really struggling. I live in New Zealand and am a fan of the China Study (since I am also DF), but the China Study isn't gluten-free. 

I am not allowed Oats, Almonds, Dairy, Eggs or Gluten...yay! ;-)

My first question is: instead of Whole Wheat PAstry Flour I shoul dbe able to use Sorghum and Tapioca right? But my little loaf came out soooo dry!!! 

I would really like to have a recipe for a little loaf, pancakes and a recipe for tortillas (most likely corn).

Can anyone help me please?

 

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I jùst buy corn tortillas.  Not sure if you can where you live?  Google some recipes.  You need a bit more than tapioca and sorghum.  You might want another starch like arrowroot and maybe some xantham gum, maybe flax seeds or some pectin.  You may need to adjust the amount of " wet " ingredients.  There are many goo recipes on line.

 

you might use the search function on here and see I found you can find some recipes.  I know we have had a few nice ones.

 

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I just realized that you said you won't eat eggs for some reason.   You will have to use an replacer like chia and / or flax or " egg replacer".  I don't know what a " China diet" is but I wonder why you feel the need to limit yourself so much and make life's harder than it needs to be. I guess if you are trying to eat like Chinese people did before modern times - you wouldn't eat corn .  I not think they'd had sorghum, but they did eat eggs.  Might be duck eggs or whatever eggs they could get thier hands on.  I know they ate bugs and snakes, too.

 

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3 hours ago, kareng said:

I jùst buy corn tortillas.  Not sure if you can where you live?  Google some recipes.  You need a bit more than tapioca and sorghum.  You might want another starch like arrowroot and maybe some xantham gum, maybe flax seeds or some pectin.  You may need to adjust the amount of " wet " ingredients.  There are many goo recipes on line.

 

you might use the search function on here and see I found you can find some recipes.  I know we have had a few nice ones.

 

Hi thanks for your reply, corn tortillas are very expensive and I try to make as much as I can myself. I have got some xantham indeed...you are right there are so many recipe's on line and am making folders as we speak though some work better than others, trial and error :-)

Why I am limiting myself is because when I eat egg white I get sick! :-) I am not doing this to punish myself haha!  I do indeed replace eggs with flaxseed.

Regarding the China study, I have been tested and won't go into this too much if you don't mind, I am loving most recipes from the China Study Cookbook, but am not stuck on the study as such, maybe I have worded that the wrong way in my topic-intro.

 

The China Study, by the way, is not about eating like Chinese people.

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Corn tortillas are cheap in the US.  They are just water and corn.  I think the secret to making them is getting the right " grind" or texture of corn.

 

Just saw this on my Facebook about flour substitutions.  You might find this helpful

 

https://www.glutenfreegigi.com/substituting-gluten-free-flours-and-starches/

 

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