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What Are Your Staples In The Kitchen?

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I have decided that I'm going to go gluten-free (without tests) maybe Enterolab soon, but I'm going to start gluten-free soon and I was wondering what everyone's staples were that are always in your kitchen besides the usuals (potatoes, eggs, rice, veggies, fruit, meat). I don't mind baking at all so that's not a problem. Also I know this may not be right for the topic but I'm trying to explain to my gram about the gluten-free lifestyle...she told me tonight that she's making pasta...I said that I'd eat it (probably not) and she said 'okay well just stay away from the bread...the pasta will be okay'. I just spent an hour explaining that wheat could be 'everywhere' So any other ideas besides getting her on the computer on explaining it to her. And also what about the kitchen since there's going to be 1 gluten-free person and 2 that aren't?

Thanks in advance


Lisa

gluten-free since~November 30, 2006 (yes I know not long)

trying to stay away from milk

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corn tortillas, corn chips, cheese, instant mashed potatoes, a variety of soups, chocolate, some sort of cereal.

I frequently come home late and starving so I keep a variety of things I can just eat.

I also have a variety of flours, butter in the freezer, nuts in the freezer, crisco type stuff.

As for gram, she really doesn't know that pasta is made from wheat flour? I just assumed that everyone from that generation was better informed about what they eat than we are!!


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That's what I thought. But basically since I've been on this 'kick' as she puts it all she says is to cut out the bread and pastry. She just made a comment at dinner that she doesn't think that I'll stick to this it's just another 'fad' . Yet I know how I feel when i have gluten. I printed out I believe it's nini's (if it's not please correct me) 50 things to eat right now. I gave it to my gram and she 'this is it?'

I said until i get better at this right now yes that's all.


Lisa

gluten-free since~November 30, 2006 (yes I know not long)

trying to stay away from milk

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Peanut Butter

Chocolate Chips

To make the yummy peanut butter cookies mmmmm

White Corn Tortillas

Shreaded Cheese

Ham

Salsa

Pizza Sauce

Pepparoni

Can make either pizzas on tortillas or quesadillas in the toaster oven

Velveeta

Tinkayada shells pasta

Mmmm mac n cheese

Canned Tomatoes

Canned Beans

Chili Seasoning

Easy and quick chili....bake some fries and have chili cheese fries

Taco Seasoning

Tortilla chips

quick tacos

Sghetti Sauce

gluten-free Sghetti noodles

Frozen Onion

Frozen Diced green pepper

French fries

IceCream

gluten-free Frozen Waffles

Canned mushrooms

Throw those into an omlet with some diced onion and pepper ham and cheese and that's a great meal.

Orange Juice

Kool-aide

Cran-raspberry juice

7-up


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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Lots of fresh vegetables, including bagged and washed salads. We make a large container of rice and chicken at the beginning of the week and eat it whenever we need a fast meal. Also, I keep a loaf of gluten-free bread in the freezer that I use to make toast on occasion. Peanut butter has become essential and so has beans and gluten-free pasta. We tend to lean toward less processed foods so we only use bread and pasta occasionally. Salads can be fun and filling if you make them right, I swear! :lol: And dinner is simple if you have have meat, veggies, and rice around.

Oh, and for breakfast I use JayRobb's protein shake and mix it with almond milk. It's so yummy and is gluten, lactose, and chemical free!

Good luck!


2010- Gluten, Soy, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Nut free. Sugar, non-gluten grains lite(Yes, still plenty to eat!)

2010-Doctor diagnosed me as Celiac then took diagnoses back, then said avoid gluten for life

2009

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For me the staples in my kitchen are:

- Tinkyada

- Bell & Evans gluten-free Chicken Nuggets

- Minute Rice

- Chunky Chicken & Brocoli Soup (I actually like this mixed with rice)

- Tostitos & Salsa

- Chocolate Chips

- Tyson frozen chicken from Sam's Club


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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Betty Crocker Potato Buds

Great Value brand margarine

Philadelphia cream cheese

Kinnikinnick bagels

Dora stars cereal

Kinnikinnick potato starch

Kinnikinnick white rice flour

Kinnikinnick tapioca starch

Bette Hagman cooks Fast and Healthy cookbook

Fresh fruit

Fresh Veggies

Perdue chicken

frozed diced onions

frozen diced green peppers

Tinkyada pasta, various shapes and sizes

Classico pasta sauce

Lea & Perrins worchestershire sauce

La Choy soy sauce

McCormick spices

Herb-Ox boullion cubes

Minute Rice

Velveeta Cheese

White Cheddar Doritos

Gluten Free Pantry skillet meals

Mrs. leeper's skillet meals

Lipton onion soup mix (for potato dishes)


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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wow that's definitely a big mix...it seems like I could get a wide variety of foods with gluten-free. which I don't have no since I'm picky...but either way it'll be good.

My question for gluten-free flours and gluten-free noodles (like rice noodles and such) can I buy those at reg supermarkets (like walmart, price chopper, or wegmans) or do I have to go to health food store?

Thanks for answering so many of my questions...I'm sorry for being a pain...I just want to do this right =)


Lisa

gluten-free since~November 30, 2006 (yes I know not long)

trying to stay away from milk

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Just one simple product: Mrs. Dash (all varieties) has helped me kick up my otherwise bland cooking. I love spice, and flavor, and these really help, especially when my cooking attempt leaves something to be desired.

It depends on the grocery store as to whether or not they carry gluten-free pastas. My local grocery stores have been carrying them, but again, I'm sure it varies.

- Lauren

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My question for gluten-free flours and gluten-free noodles (like rice noodles and such) can I buy those at reg supermarkets (like walmart, price chopper, or wegmans) or do I have to go to health food store?

If your local store doesn't carry them, you can always ask them to order stuff for you.


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- James Watson

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

- Ashleigh Brilliant

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My staples:

-Spices galore

-Gluten-free soy sauce

-Almond milk or other milk replacement

-Margarine (non-trans-fat) and butter

-Brown rice pasta (Tinkyada) in lots of different shapes

-Brown rice

-Lentils

-Chickpeas and black beans (save money by buying them dry, or if convenience is more important, buy them canned)

-Canned chipotle peppers (I freeze the ones I don't use)

-Pesto (again, I freeze it)

-Lemons and limes

-Onions and garlic

-Hummus, hummus, more hummus

-Mary's Gone Crackers or other brown rice crackers

-LaraBars

-Almonds, cashews, pine nuts and walnuts

-Quinoa

-A variety of gluten-free flours (the main ones I use are tapioca starch, potato starch, brown rice flour and almond meal)

-Xanthan or guar gum

-Spring roll wrappers (made of rice)

-Salad makings

-Balsamic vinegar

-Olive oil

-Dijon mustard

-Pickles and olives


*Gluten free since 7/06

*Cutting down on soy and dairy since 9/06

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