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Hey guys! I am 26 mom of two and was eating a chocolate Chip cookie when the nurse called me with my results with my stomach biopsy a week ago. I will savor that moment for a long time since i won't be eating that kind of cookie for a long time.

I was tired all the time and had strong pains on my lower right side for years that would come and go for months at a time. I had a hard time having bowel movements except when i was in Target all the way on the other side of the store. I would puch my cart and kid real fast and just say, "it's ok, honey mommy will change your diaper really quickly!"

I am happy to hear fom you guys and know that I have people I can share stories that I will try to make fun of since this intolorance is not always fun. Have any of you tried ordering from the gluten free food store online? What's worth spending the extra dollars on?

thanks!

Caroline

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I mostly order from Knickiknick... great breads, wonderful treats - including chocolate chip cookies!! The shipping is worth it, only $10 up to a $200 order.

Welcome!

Ditto (to the welcome!) and ditto to the kinickiknick (sp?)! They are wonderful! A life saver! I hope you are able to adjust well! I, too, LOVED those chips ahoys, and could eat a sleeve in one sitting! But I have found gluten-free brownies that are better! LOL. Tiff

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Hi! Welcome!! I had to laugh when I read your post--I can relate :D I get a lot of things from

http://www.gluten free.com/

I have a ton of other food intolerances, and am able to use most of their stuff. I love the French Bread Mix--it's excellent. Their piecrust mix, cake and cookie mix and brownie mix are great, too. Best of luck with everything--and feel free to come here anytime and ask anything :)

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Thanks guys for all the info. I kind of think this is exciting because of the all the new ways of eating. I ahve one more question, does Soy have gluten? I know that soy sauce has wheat? I'm confused. Is sushi safe?

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Thanks guys for all the info. I kind of think this is exciting because of the all the new ways of eating. I ahve one more question, does Soy have gluten? I know that soy sauce has wheat? I'm confused. Is sushi safe?

Soy (like soy flour or soy beans) is ok. But soy sauce has wheat in it (maybe someone else on here knows why, I don't!) so not regular soy sauce. But they do make a gluten-free soy sauce. And sushi sould be ok as long as you don't get the kind of rolls with the fried shrimp. I got food poisoning from shushi, so I haven't had it in a LONG time, but from what I remember, my fav was simply avacado, crab meat (make sure they use real crab and not imitation meat), rice, seaweed wrap, and all of those are safe.

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Just receive our first order from www.glutenfreepantry.com - We've tried several of their things and, for the most part, really like them. Their brownies are absolutely fantastic - I had to tell people to stop eating them and leave them for my daughter!

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Most commercial soy sauce is not gluten-free because it is fermented with wheat? Is that correct? You can easily find gluten-free soy sauce, I use San J. Another great find is for gluten-free pasta try Tinkyada. You will not be able to tell the difference! It is that good and worth the extra cost.

Hez

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Tamari is one type of traditional Japanese soy sauce that is wheat-free. Most brands that make tamari also make shoyu (regular Japanese-style), and often several kinds. Read the labels carefully.

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For your sushi cravings.. watch any with the imitation crab meat. almost all of it has wheat in it. I know somewhere out there there might be a brand that doesnt have wheat, but I have heard it isnt very good

But welcome to the board!!!

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I absolutely love your attitude :) . Welcome.

This is a great place to ask questions and find lots of useful information. It has been a life saver for me many times!!! I hope you start to feel better quickly.

If you live in a city with health food stores you may find alot of gluten-free products on their shelves. There are lots of baking mixes you can get but it is pretty easy to substitute gluten-free flours into your favorite recipes.

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Welcome to the board, and I have to say Kinnikinick is def. worth spending the money to order from them, especially because their Montana chocolate chip cookies are the closest thing I have found to satisfy my chips ahoy craving! Especially when they are dipped in milk!

I also shop from the Gluten Free Mall and again, worth the money. I order Barkat Porridge and Glutino Break Bars (Like a Kit Kat)

If you have a Whole Foods near you, you should be able to get a lot of gluten-free stuff, and check out health food stores, you may be surprised to find that you have stores near you that stock gluten-free foods and you won't need to spend the extra money on shipping.

Don't go out and buy a lot of replacement foods at first, stick with staples like Tinkyada pasta (I promise it's really really good) and make foods that are naturally gluten-free. Fresh fruits and veggies, meats that aren't breaded or marinated with wheat/gluten, potatos, rice, corn... there really is a lot you can eat, so don't worry, we will show you the bestest yummiest foods and help you with recipes and if you have a craving for anything in particular, don't hesitate to ask here and I'm sure one of us can help you satisfy your craving!

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Welcome to the board! I'm still pretty new, too. Everyone on here has been extremely helpful and it really makes this disease more managable!

As far as foods, I got a sampler pack from glutensolutions.com. It was pretty good and fairly affordable for everything you get. Also, the Kinnikinnick chocolate chip cookies really are excellent. I gave one to my roommate and she never even knew it was gluten-free!

Also, If you have a Whole Foods, they have a "gluten free grocery list" on their website to help you find the items more quickly.

Mandy

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