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gluten-free In The Inland Empire, Southern California

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Hello all,

My name is Judith and I live in the IE in southern cal. I self diagnosed myself and my 2 kids recently.

I would like to meet someone else in the area who is gluten-free.

Judith

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Hi Judith. I'm Violet. What part of IE are you in? I live up in Big Bear. Sort of IE. I'm single, 44, no kids. Diagnosed with a combination of blood tests, enterolab tests and medical history. I'm gluten free over two months now.

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This is a super old post, but I thought I'd see if either of you still check in. I'm in San Bernardino. I've got one kid gluten free for behavior troubles that indicate a sensitivity, and a baby who may have celiac, but is too young to test. At the very least, he stopped spitting up/throwing up every day when I removed gluten from his diet.

I'm hoping to find some shared resources about great places to buy stuff, and maybe someone to share recipes with. Gluten free is so expensive that having several eyes to tell me where the deals are, and whom I can tell about great deals I've found (soy flour at henry's for $.79 a pound for example)would be so welcome.

-beth

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This is a super old post, but I thought I'd see if either of you still check in. I'm in San Bernardino. I've got one kid gluten free for behavior troubles that indicate a sensitivity, and a baby who may have celiac, but is too young to test. At the very least, he stopped spitting up/throwing up every day when I removed gluten from his diet.

I'm hoping to find some shared resources about great places to buy stuff, and maybe someone to share recipes with. Gluten free is so expensive that having several eyes to tell me where the deals are, and whom I can tell about great deals I've found (soy flour at henry's for $.79 a pound for example)would be so welcome.

-beth

Hi Beth,

I live in San Diego and just joined the forum tonight. I would love to exchange information. I was diagnosed over a year ago but just recently started a completely gluten free diet. I love Whole Foods, Trader Joe,s and Henry's for gluten free shopping. I am currently looking for a good gluten free bread machine.

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Hi Beth,

I live in San Diego and just joined the forum tonight. I would love to exchange information. I was diagnosed over a year ago but just recently started a completely gluten free diet. I love Whole Foods, Trader Joe,s and Henry's for gluten free shopping. I am currently looking for a good gluten free bread machine.

Welcome, Sara! You might want to google the forum for bread machines (check the upper right hand corner of your screen for the search button). There have been quite a few threads about bread machines. Personally I bought KitchenAid stand mixer instead thinking it would be more versatile. But there are others here who love their bread machines.

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Hi, Sara and Beth! We're in Agoura Hills (other side of the SF valley). DH is the affected family member, but I'm the cook, so Here I am. We're just starting our gluten-free adventure, only been on the diet for a few weeks. So far I've found that sticking to "home cooking" or as Sylvia has called it in many of her posts "whole food" cooking, is both a) the easiest way to stay gluten-free, B) the healthiest way to stay gluten-free, and c) the cheapest way to stay gluten-free!

We have made a couple exceptions to this rule - gluten-free bread (we like Udi's - I think even Ralph's might carry it in the freezer case, I know Whole Foods does) and cereal (chex still costs the same). Also, I'm working on making up a gluten-free flour mixture I can use like regular flour for most of my recipes. I've tried both Jules' and Mary France's recipes/blends, but they both use some corn flour, which in my opinion makes everything taste like corn bread. I'm going to substitute in some sorghum flour and see how that goes. I've heard it tastes a lot more wheat-like. Their websites are great for cooking ideas... Nearlynormalcooking.com and glutenfreecookingschool.com. I also get a lot of recipes on cdkitchen.com. There's even a gluten free search option on recipes.com.

We typically have rice or potatoes, veggies, salad and meat for dinner now. Pretty easy. DH takes leftovers for lunch. Cereal, gluten-free toast, eggs, fruit, yogurt for breakfast. Nuts, cheese, fruits and veggies with peanut butter as snacks. So far it's working out pretty well for us and the grocery bill hasn't gone up too much.

Hope to hear from you soon. Would love to exchange ideas!

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Hi, Sara and Beth! We're in Agoura Hills (other side of the SF valley). DH is the affected family member, but I'm the cook, so Here I am. We're just starting our gluten-free adventure, only been on the diet for a few weeks. So far I've found that sticking to "home cooking" or as Sylvia has called it in many of her posts "whole food" cooking, is both a) the easiest way to stay gluten-free, B) the healthiest way to stay gluten-free, and c) the cheapest way to stay gluten-free!

We have made a couple exceptions to this rule - gluten-free bread (we like Udi's - I think even Ralph's might carry it in the freezer case, I know Whole Foods does) and cereal (chex still costs the same). Also, I'm working on making up a gluten-free flour mixture I can use like regular flour for most of my recipes. I've tried both Jules' and Mary France's recipes/blends, but they both use some corn flour, which in my opinion makes everything taste like corn bread. I'm going to substitute in some sorghum flour and see how that goes. I've heard it tastes a lot more wheat-like. Their websites are great for cooking ideas... Nearlynormalcooking.com and glutenfreecookingschool.com. I also get a lot of recipes on cdkitchen.com. There's even a gluten free search option on recipes.com.

We typically have rice or potatoes, veggies, salad and meat for dinner now. Pretty easy. DH takes leftovers for lunch. Cereal, gluten-free toast, eggs, fruit, yogurt for breakfast. Nuts, cheese, fruits and veggies with peanut butter as snacks. So far it's working out pretty well for us and the grocery bill hasn't gone up too much.

Hope to hear from you soon. Would love to exchange ideas!

Yes, I eat pretty simply, too. It is a whole lot cheaper and so many things I've eaten my whole life are naturally gluten-free or can be made that way with simple substitutions. Plus I'm lazy. :P

I bought Jules Shepard's book, Free For All Cooking, and she has substitutions for just about everything for gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free and vegetarian (not necessarily vegan). I also bought her flour, which does have a bit of corn flour in it but honestly I can't taste the corn flour. You should easily be able to substitute the small amount of it with sorghum flour...I would think the properties would be similar.

Nearlynormalcooking.com is now Jules blog and she also active on Facebook and generously shares recipes and personally answers questions.

Another site I like is http://www.food.com/ and you can search for "gluten-free whatever"and come up with lots of recipes.

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Hello ~ for any of you that are interested we have a new support group in Hemet that meets the 2nd Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m. (to whenever we wind down) at the Red Robin on Florida Ave. We had 19 people show last month! Red Robin is great, they have a special prep area just for us and our server is Celiac/cross contamination trained. For any more infor you can call Jenny 951 288-5999.

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