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I have been diagnosed with multiple food allergies as well as celiac disease. Is there anyone else who cannot eat rice too? Just when I got the celiac diet down to a science, I now cannot eat rice, milk, eggs and 13 other foods. How  do I begin to bake vegan, gluten free and rice free ? I can't buy too many packaged gluten free products from the store because they all have rice or milk or eggs. Help! any suggestions on bread?

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Google gluten free vegan recipes.  

 

I don't know what sort of diagnoses you got for " food allergies".  Most of them aren't very accurate.  You may find that once you heal the Celiac damage, you can eat some of these foods again.

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I had skin prick tests and reacted to 16 food items. I have an allergic reaction to eating these foods. Over the passed year and a half, I have had to do the elimination diet to see what (if any) reaction to these foods I have when eaten. I am definitely allergic to rice now. My intestines have had 12 years since the first diagnosis of celiac to heal. The food allergies are something new. When I eat rice now, I get a rash, blisters, itchy eyes and throat, difficulty breathing, and sneezing constantly.  I have these symptoms from the onset of eating rice and it continues for two or three days until it is completely out of my body. I was wondering if anyone else has multiple food allergies and how they deal with baking without rice on a gluten free diet. There are a ton of recipes on the internet of course, but you have to substitute one or more ingredients and this doesn't always work for the best.

 

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About the only thing I bake is corn meal muffins sometimes.  I use corn meal and masa (corn) flour.  Works ok for me.  If you have a grinder you can grind your own flours from whatever you like.  They sell egg replacer in some stores.  I haven't tried it so not sure how it works.  There were some long threads on baking bread a while back.  You might find them by searching.

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I am sorry that you are now dealing with all these allergies.  Have you heard about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome/Disorder?  How are you treating your allergies now?  

I have  some unresolved food intolerances, but have anaphylactic reactions to many medications and insect stings.  The severity of my reactions seem to be way worse during a glutening (lasting months)  or other illness.  Other allergies (pollen, some animals, etc.) can be managed with medication.  Can your food allergies be managed with medication or were you instructed by your doctor to avoid these foods at all costs or to avoid them for a while in hopes of your immune system calming down?  16 different foods is such a restriction!  Karen was pointing out that 50 to 60 % of skin prick testing can have false positives:

https://www.foodallergy.org/diagnosis-and-testing/skin-tests

Consider asking your allergist for a food challenge in his/her office to confirm the skin prick results (at least for rice).   You already are on a restricted diet!  Ask too for a referral to a dietician who might be able to help.  It is a lot to take in!  

I know this sounds like a dumb question, but how are your celiac antibodies?  One of my glutenings caused daily hives, swelling and itching for months!    Have you had any repeat endoscopies to measure your progress?  I am not a doctor, but hidden gluten contamination can play havoc on our systems (e.g. Oats, eating out, etc.)

I hope this helps.  

 

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I do not like the grittiness of rice flour.  Research a bit more - there are lots of alternative flours with recipes.  I like a mix of sorghum, tapioca and arrowroot, maybe some millet.

 

add flax to help with the lack of eggs along with chia seeds or egg replacer

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I do nut flourbased breads a lot. Pretty much on a vegan, grain free diet myself. I posted a few recipes in the cooking section here. I have issues with carbs, allergic to corn and a whole list of other issues on top of celiac.

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Last summer an allergist tested me for foods to which I had exhibited reactions--itching, coughing, sudden congestion, post-nasal discharge, asthmatic response, rash... However, I showed no reactions to these allergens. When I asked why then was I reacting to these foods, he told me it may be histamine, that many foods contain histamine. One of those reactions is to eggs. 

For a number of years I have been using bread flour and recipes from www.BreadsFromAnna.com. Anna Sobaski has individual flour mixes, most without corn, dairy, rice, nuts, peanuts. The online recipes contain instructions about using baking powder and water as an egg substitute. I am certain you will be delighted with her products. She will return your phone call. She is located in Iowa City.

I found her product in my local grocery store in Iowa.

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