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Hi guys, I just wondering if anyone has found that lentils can be an easy source of cross contamination? 

 

The particular brand was merchant organic pre-cooked bought at Waitrose.  I am 99% certain they were the issue but I hadn't heard of lentils being a risk in the same way as oats. 

I do share a kitchen so it's a possabity some snuck in but I make sure to pre-rinse everything. 

 

Thanks for your help 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Arduaine said:

Hi guys, I just wondering if anyone has found that lentils can be an easy source of cross contamination? 

 

The particular brand was merchant organic pre-cooked bought at Waitrose.  I am 99% certain they were the issue but I hadn't heard of lentils being a risk in the same way as oats. 

I do share a kitchen so it's a possabity some snuck in but I make sure to pre-rinse everything. 

 

Thanks for your help 

 

 

Lentil have become more of a CC issue as of late -_- even some gluten-free ones were brought to the attention of GFWD when someone found random grains in their lentils that ended up being a gluten grain.

Extra precautions you can take, dry sort your lentils first, go through dump them out on a paper towel or butcher paper and find anything that doe not belong...find any grains in there play it safe toss the batch. After which you can rinse them well, (make sure you use a dedicated gluten free colander/wire mesh strainer) then cook them.

https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/more-foreign-grain-found-in-edison-grainery-lentils/

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I'm not sure what your symptoms are when you are cc'd but if you are suffering from pain and D, and you are newly diagnosed, it could just be that your system is still healing and you are finding it hard to deal with this type of fibre.

I was unable to eat lentils for a very long time after my diagnosis - it brought back the same sort of burning pain that affected me when I was still eating gluten.  Now I can eat lentils.

However, I'm still unable to eat pure oats, sad to report, which bring back that burning epigastric pain.  I wish it were the other way round, I miss flapjack and porridge!

 

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1 hour ago, cristiana said:

However, I'm still unable to eat pure oats, sad to report, which bring back that burning epigastric pain.  I wish it were the other way round, I miss flapjack and porridge!

You can make almond meal, or coconut porridge, there are some instant paleo porridge ready to go grain free ones....you can also use Miracle Rice blended in to give it oatmeal texture. If you miss flap jacks look up coconut flour ones if you want a mix look up Simple Mills Pancakes mix it is grain free and if you need sugar free also look up Julian Bakery Pancake mix. Need Links?

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2 hours ago, cristiana said:

Wow Ennis - that's really helpful.  I do miss flapjacks - these recipes sound great.  Yes please - a link for the flapjack especially.

My homemade recipe is very iffy and I always mix it up and this is a rough estimate. 220g egg whites, 100g nut milk, 2 tbsp coconut flour (not quite level), 2 tbsp ground flax, 1/2tsp baking powder, pinch of stevia/monk fruit. and a bit of extract of choice (I mix this up from egg nog, cheese cake, maple, vanilla, rum...what ever I want) I blend this up with a hand blender and let it set awhile, it gets really thick over night. then you remix up in the morning and use it.
If you want a mix here are some options AND bounus use the top link for a savings on thrive up to 25% your order...they want you to sign up for a sub if you do not have one you can just cancel if you want. This is a list of grain free ones, the bottom one from julian is VERY low carb and no starch so perfect if you have bloating issues/sugar issues like I do.
http://thrv.me/gf25
https://thrivemarket.com/simple-mills-almond-flour-pancake-waffle-mix
https://thrivemarket.com/birch-benders-paleo-pancake-waffle-mix
https://thrivemarket.com/bobs-red-mill-paleo-pancake-waffle-mix
https://thrivemarket.com/pamelas-grain-free-pancake-mix
https://julianbakery.com/product/paleo-pancake-waffle-mix/

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8 hours ago, Ennis_TX said:

My homemade recipe is very iffy and I always mix it up and this is a rough estimate. 220g egg whites, 100g nut milk, 2 tbsp coconut flour (not quite level), 2 tbsp ground flax, 1/2tsp baking powder, pinch of stevia/monk fruit. and a bit of extract of choice (I mix this up from egg nog, cheese cake, maple, vanilla, rum...what ever I want) I blend this up with a hand blender and let it set awhile, it gets really thick over night. then you remix up in the morning and use it.
 

Thank you so much for this, Ennis.  The receipe sounds great.  Thank you for the links, too.  I'll look out for these in the UK - we do import quite a lot of gluten-free stuff from the States.

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There are some that may not agree with me, however, here goes......  Beans (lentils included), oats, quinoa can be difficult to digest.  They can also cause glycemic spikes.  I am not saying not to eat these items, just be aware, especially if you are fairly newly diagnosed.  Eating difficult to digest foods can cause glutened type reactions.  Everyone is different and our reactions are all different.  8 years and I still can't eat oats.  It took me (and I am older......) about 3 years before I could eat beans without the "glutened" feeling.   

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On 12/15/2017 at 12:11 PM, Arduaine said:

Ah ok, the bloating was fairly extreme and immediate.. which is quite unusual for me as normally there is a 24hr delay. Maybe I just overloaded my system. 

I think it was the lentils. You said they were pre-cooked. That's where your problem lay. When they were precooked, any gluten grains mixed in with them got cooked into them. If you had gotten dried lentils & carefully sorted & washed them as Ennis instructed then you wouldn't have gotten cross contaminated. In the case of lentils, I would NEVER eat them unless they were dried, not pre-cooked, & I could sort & wash them. 

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