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AmyTopolski

Gluten & Egg Free Meatloaf

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Hi,

My daughter loves meatloaf and on such a strict diet and being picky I love to make her special meals that she will actually eat. Since diagnosted with an egg allergy I have not found a way to make meatloaf. Maybe I'm jsut missing something simple. Any suggestions would be a blessing!

Amy

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I was diagnosed with egg allergy (ELISA IgG antibodies) in August. Since then I have learned many egg substitutes, including Ener-G Food's Egg Replacement. However my FAVORITE egg replacement (for one egg) is: Combine 1 tablespoon of flax meal (or ground flax seeds) in 1/4 cup very hot water. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. I used that substitute for pancakes and cooky dough so far, with great results. The flaxmeal creates a gooey, eggy, fatty feel, just like real eggs in recipes.

BURDEE


Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.

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However my FAVORITE egg replacement (for one egg) is: Combine 1 tablespoon of flax meal (or ground flax seeds) in 1/4 cup very hot water.

Thanks for the comment but unfortunately it did not work well for meatloaf.

Amy

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Thanks for the comment but unfortunately it did not work well for meatloaf.

Amy

WOW! That was fast! You already tried it?

BURDEE


Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.

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WOW! That was fast! You already tried it?

BURDEE

LOL! I also use flax meal as a substitute in most of my baking. I did attempt meatloaf maybe a month ago and it fell apart using just the flax meal.

Amy

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Did you dissolve the flaxmeal in boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes before adding to the meatloaf? I used that mixture in pancakes which turned out fantastic! I'm surprised that didn't work in meat loaf ... unless you just threw in the dry flaxmeal. I did that once with equally disastrous results. LOL

BURDEE


Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.

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I've been making meatloaf without eggs for over 10 years. I don't even bother to substitute anything for the eggs and I've never had one fall apart. I used to use the flax meal/water, but then ran out once and discovered it didn't need it. I leave out eggs for meatballs too and they've never fallen apart. I use ground turkey - maybe it works better than beef? I dump in worcestershire sauce, ketchup, seasonings, crispy rice cereal, onions (usually dried, minced) and don't even measure anything. I can't imagine how a meatloaf could fall apart.


Liz

Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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I sometimes had trouble with meatloaf falling apart even with eggs, so no help here. I just wanted to ask about the crispy rice cereal. I've got some Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice cereal...would that work? I've always used oats and haven't tried making meatloaf since going gluten-free.

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I've been making meatloaf without eggs for over 10 years. I don't even bother to substitute anything for the eggs and I've never had one fall apart. I used to use the flax meal/water, but then ran out once and discovered it didn't need it. I leave out eggs for meatballs too and they've never fallen apart. I use ground turkey - maybe it works better than beef? I dump in worcestershire sauce, ketchup, seasonings, crispy rice cereal, onions (usually dried, minced) and don't even measure anything. I can't imagine how a meatloaf could fall apart.

What brand of worcestershire sauce do you use? I have a Heinz one at home, but it lists soy sauce as an ingredient. Now, the ingredients in brackets beside that listing say: water, salt, hydrolyzed soy protein, corn syrup, caramel. Does that mean it is actually safe to use? There are no other gluten ingredients listed on the label.

Thanks,

Michelle

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What brand of worcestershire sauce do you use?

I think it's Lea and Perrin's. I'm out, but need to get more for Christmas time "Chex Mix". Probably should have thought to save the bottle or wrapper so I could get the same brand. I don't think mine had soy in it - I'm allergic to soy. I'll be so bummed if they've changed the recipe.


Liz

Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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I think it's Lea and Perrin's. I'm out, but need to get more for Christmas time "Chex Mix". Probably should have thought to save the bottle or wrapper so I could get the same brand. I don't think mine had soy in it - I'm allergic to soy. I'll be so bummed if they've changed the recipe.

I believe that all worcestershire sauces have soy sauce...and so it is a risk for gluten. However, after checking the Lea and Perrin's site, I see that they say it is "suitable for a celiac diet"...but does that means it meets the Codex 200ppm or that it is truly gluten free? They don't say, on their website, that it is soy free though.

Their worcestershire sauce is one of their main products...I doubt they would ever change it.

Michelle

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I've never used egg in my meatloaf either, even pre-gluten-free. I use beef, worchestershire (Lea & Perrins is gluten free in the US), ketchup, spices, and Betty Crocker Potato Buds. The potato buds and the ketchup keep it stuck together.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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I use Potato Buds in my meatloaf, also. They give it a nice flavor, and hold it together while still keeping it somewhat soft. I usually use an egg, but I have omitted it when I've been out of eggs, and it still works fine.

I make a "paste" out of the potato buds, ketchup, a little water and the spices I'm using. (If I use an egg, I'd add it here, too). Then I mix in the meat. :)


Patti

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"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

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