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LoveBeingATwin

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I am getting really burned out with food right now. I am trying to change up the foods I eat but am having problems doing so. :( I also don't eat any dairy and that is really frustrating. I miss cheese and my cottage cheese that I usually ate for breakfast. I have a hard time choking down the gluten free pre packaged foods. Those are not the best anyways but I get tired of meat, salad, eggs, rice and potatoes. However...I could eat tacos everyday! I wanted to get ideas from others. What does your food menu look like. I love to cook, but since I was diagnoised with Celiac I have had no deisre to. What is wrong with me?


~KIMBERLY~

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I too would love any suggestions to spice up our meals a little. My four year old has celiac and casein intolerance and our whole family is eating gluten free/ CF due to her but our meals are getting very BORING. I think she is starting to get a little depressed over it. She was just diagnosed in Sept. of 06 so it hasn't been that long but the same old foods are getting repetative. Thanks for any suggestions, recipies, or websites.

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When I first went gluten free (and dairy free!) it seems we ate nothing but roasted turkey/chicken, rice, potatoes.... I eat dairy now, which has opened up a lot more things for me - but I've also put on 20 lbs from the 50+ that I'd lost :o I finally set a goal to try out one new recipie a week, sometimes they were hits and sometimes not. I spent some time searching web sites to see what was naturally gluten-free/dairy free or if I could easily convert it. In the meantime I've found some great recipies, a marinated flank steak that we love and makes enough for at least two meals... a chicken satay... Tinkyada spagetti and meatballs... Make it a game and see what you can come up with!


Ev in Michigan

GFDF since 8/20/05

Negative Bloodwork ~

Dr. encourages me to trust my

"Gut Reaction"

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Try allrecipes.com. Many of the recipes are naturally gluten free and those that aren't can easily be converted. I'm sure that many of them are also casein free as well or easily converted to be so. That's where I usually get my dinner ideas when I'm in a rut. I like the site because all of the recipes are user rated so I know ahead of time which ones other people really liked and why.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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I know, I was just going through that last week myself.

Have you tried looking at gluten free blogs? Gluten Free Goddess (on blogger), has recipes labeled gluten free. And I tried this fabulous and easy to make ginger cake from Something In Season blog (also on blogger) that is dairy free and the kids love it.

I can give you some other blogs if you are interested.

Also, www.recipezaar.com is wonderful too, it has reviews and dairy free/gluten free recipes on there.


Gluten free since Sept. 2006

Improved on gluten free diet

Enterolab results confirmed suspicions on Jan. 29th 2007

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Oh, and I forgot...someone told me that the Saving Dinner cookbook, by Leanne Ely, is mostly gluten free, and it has weekly menus and shopping lists that might help you while you are working your way out of the rut.


Gluten free since Sept. 2006

Improved on gluten free diet

Enterolab results confirmed suspicions on Jan. 29th 2007

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www.whfoods.com

you can go to the recipe section and tell them to show recipes without any ingredient(s) you want.


"But then, in all honesty, if scientists don't play god, who will?"

- James Watson

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

- Ashleigh Brilliant

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Here is a link to a website that is actually for miscroscopic colitis, but many of them manage their disease by eating gluten free. This should take you right to their recipe page.

http://www.perskyfarms.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=7


Dx'd with lymphocytic colitis 1/07

Dx'd by Enterolab 3/07--+IgA, +Ttg, DQ2 and DQ8

Dx'd celiac by Dr. Lewey 4/07--without +blood or biopsy

gluten-free 3/7/07

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Before I was diagnosed I did catering.. I love food and tend to mix it up pretty well. couple of easy things: Chicken pot pie is easy and delicious.I make these awesome cabbage roll ups with rice and veggies.Beef stew and cornbread. Awesome white sauce chicken and cheese enchiladas. Good for the taco lovers add a side of refried beans and a rice spiced up with chili powder and tomatoes some peppers. Alfredo sauce is so easy. Okay I am also very hungry right now. Im having cheeseburgers......If anyone needs recipes let me know!


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Before I was diagnosed I did catering.. I love food and tend to mix it up pretty well. couple of easy things: Chicken pot pie is easy and delicious.I make these awesome cabbage roll ups with rice and veggies.Beef stew and cornbread. Awesome white sauce chicken and cheese enchiladas. Good for the taco lovers add a side of refried beans and a rice spiced up with chili powder and tomatoes some peppers. Alfredo sauce is so easy. Okay I am also very hungry right now. Im having cheeseburgers......If anyone needs recipes let me know!

I used to make an awsome chicken pot pie. I haven't tried it since going gluten free however. How do you handle the crust? The rest is gluten-free, but I'm stumbling on the whole crust thing which for me is a big part of a chicken pot pie. The crust was another one of those things it took me several tries to finally get right . . . just before I went gluten-free. Back to the drawing board now, LOL.


"My mother always told me, it's okay to play with a man's mind

as long as you put it back where you got it when you're done with it."

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I used to make an awsome chicken pot pie. I haven't tried it since going gluten free however. How do you handle the crust? The rest is gluten-free, but I'm stumbling on the whole crust thing which for me is a big part of a chicken pot pie. The crust was another one of those things it took me several tries to finally get right . . . just before I went gluten-free. Back to the drawing board now, LOL.

The crust is easy! Get the Gluten Free Pantry crust..... it is so yummy!! Even my non-celiac family agrees it's the best!


Ev in Michigan

GFDF since 8/20/05

Negative Bloodwork ~

Dr. encourages me to trust my

"Gut Reaction"

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Thanks everyone for all the great links. I was in the same boat, getting tired of the same stuff all the time. Just tonight I was looking thru all our old cook books looking for a chicken recipe I could convert and basically came to the conclusion that every chicken recipe in the world includes cream of mushroom soup :P

My main problem with converting recipes is my family( all gluten eaters) are all very picky. Looks like they're about to expand their horizons with my new found resources B)


John

positive blood tests 2/07

positive endoscopy 2/07

colonoscopy with benign polyps 2/07

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The crust is easy! Get the Gluten Free Pantry crust..... it is so yummy!! Even my non-celiac family agrees it's the best!

I miss my chicken pot pies too, ppl used to pay me for them they were so good..is the gluten-free Pantry crust pre-made or a mix?

thanks!!


~Betty

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I miss my chicken pot pies too, ppl used to pay me for them they were so good..is the gluten-free Pantry crust pre-made or a mix?

thanks!!

It's a mix, and it makes two or three crusts. Also can be used for a lot of other things like cookies.

Johnsonio- just use the Progresso Creamy Mushroom soup.


Ev in Michigan

GFDF since 8/20/05

Negative Bloodwork ~

Dr. encourages me to trust my

"Gut Reaction"

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It's a mix, and it makes two or three crusts. Also can be used for a lot of other things like cookies.

Johnsonio- just use the Progresso Creamy Mushroom soup.

Dear Stronger Today,

Progresso Creamy Mushroom is gluten free? That will be great in pot pie!

Dear LoveBeingaTwin,

I know how you feel. I love flavor! I get bored with food easy. Here is a beginner's list I put together for people:

1. There are a number of things in the regular grocery that are safe. Some things are labeled already. Wal-Mart's Great Value brand has numerous things you can eat.

2. For the love of God use Coupons on items you are allowed to eat. People can get them and print them out online even. Call some of the local stores and ask if they accept online coupons.

3. Check the ads online and in the newspaper. You would be surprised how many people do not do this.

4. Some items like rice flour and rice noodles are safe to buy at the Chinese or oriental market. The merchants are more than happy to help you if you cannot read the label.

Now, here is my list of great things to get you started:

Condiments:

Smart Balance Margerine

Crisco Shortening

Crisco Oil

Pompeiian Olive Oil

Great Value soy sauce

Heinz Ketchup

Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce and all other condiments

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce

Kraft French Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Kraft Thousand Island Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Pace Picante Sauce

Ortega Salsa

All Classico Red Sauces

All Jif Peanut Butters including Smooth Sensations

Welch's Grape Jelly

Miracle Whip

Snack Foods:

Fritos

Tostitos

Lay's Original Potato Chips

Tostitos

Act II Microwave Popcorn

Meat and Protein :

Eggs

Great Value Frozen Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Extra Lean ground beef

Carl Buddig lunchmeats all are safe

Johnsonville Original Bratwursts

Cereals:

Cocoa Pebbles

Fruity Pebbles

Dora The Explorer Cinnamon Stars

Seasonings:

Durkee Cinnamon-ground

Durkee Ginger-ground

Durkee Chili powder

Durkee Vanilla Extract (in fact, all of their liquid flavorings, food colorings, and extracts are g.f.)

Emeril's Essence - Asian, Italian

Ortega Taco Seasoning (In fact, since they are under a very strict labeling policy, all of their products are gluten free at this time)

Miscellaneous:

Ortega Taco Shells

Starkist or Great Value Tuna

Butter Buds

Great Value Soy Milk

Lettuce

Tomatoes

Apples

Pears

Carrots

Great Value Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Del Monte Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Ore Ida Tater Tots

Ore Ida French Fries

More:

Hormel Chili

Hormel Beef Au Jus Entree

Hormel Pork Au Jus Entree

Thai Kitchen Original Pad Thai

Sam's Wholesale Club Routisserie Chicken

I hope this helps a bit!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

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It's a mix, and it makes two or three crusts. Also can be used for a lot of other things like cookies.

Johnsonio- just use the Progresso Creamy Mushroom soup.

Progresso is gluten free! Yayyy!!!

That puts a whole new spin on everything! Thanks for the tip B)


John

positive blood tests 2/07

positive endoscopy 2/07

colonoscopy with benign polyps 2/07

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Uh oh.....here in Memphis, the second ingredient(seasoning) in the Sam's Wholesale Club rotisserie chicken is wheat ! Someone was trying to bring me a gluten-free lunch last week and that was on the label....


Iron deficiency without anemia, unexplained weight loss 2/2003

Positive celiac biopsy 4/2003

Autoimmune thyroiditis 8/2005

Gluten Free Since 2003

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Uh oh.....here in Memphis, the second ingredient(seasoning) in the Sam's Wholesale Club rotisserie chicken is wheat ! Someone was trying to bring me a gluten-free lunch last week and that was on the label....

Ditto, with my experience. Please be careful.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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It's a mix, and it makes two or three crusts. Also can be used for a lot of other things like cookies.

Johnsonio- just use the Progresso Creamy Mushroom soup.

thanks I found it today at whole foods..was tempted to buy it till I read you need to add 10 TBLS butter...OMG :o I workout 6 days a week and that would not be enough..so bad I think I may email them lol


~Betty

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thanks I found it today at whole foods..was tempted to buy it till I read you need to add 10 TBLS butter...OMG :o I workout 6 days a week and that would not be enough..so bad I think I may email them lol

Well, that's true - but it is darn tasty and you might be able to substitue something? Keep in mind, it makes 3 crusts... so that's only 3 per crust. And are you going to eat the whole thing? So, then that's only 1 or 2 tbs... yes, I can rationalize with the best of them :-)


Ev in Michigan

GFDF since 8/20/05

Negative Bloodwork ~

Dr. encourages me to trust my

"Gut Reaction"

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thanks I found it today at whole foods..was tempted to buy it till I read you need to add 10 TBLS butter...OMG :o I workout 6 days a week and that would not be enough..so bad I think I may email them lol

I'm pretty sure that is the standard quantity of "fat" in most pie crust recipes, gluten-free or not. That's what makes it flakey and delicious! I don't think it has anything to with this brand's particular recipe.

Debbie


Gluten free since July 97

corn free since Jan 98

Never diagnosed by a Doctor

Symptoms cleared on gluten-free diet

Mom and one sister are also gluten-free

One sister with type I diabetes (diagnosed at age 10)

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<Edit> Sorry for the duplicate.

Debbie


Gluten free since July 97

corn free since Jan 98

Never diagnosed by a Doctor

Symptoms cleared on gluten-free diet

Mom and one sister are also gluten-free

One sister with type I diabetes (diagnosed at age 10)

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Well, that's true - but it is darn tasty and you might be able to substitue something? Keep in mind, it makes 3 crusts... so that's only 3 per crust. And are you going to eat the whole thing? So, then that's only 1 or 2 tbs... yes, I can rationalize with the best of them :-)

I was in such a hurry shopping, I just saw the amount of butter and put it back..had no idea that little box makes 3 crusts, that helps alot. I'll have to go back and grab it, I'm cooking a turkey tuesday for hubbys b-day, a pie would be nice with the leftovers..I may even just crust the top.

thanks for letting me know!!

have a good weekend


~Betty

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Up here in the Northeast our Sam's chicken is gluten free...I guess it pays to check the labels..ours has rice flour.

I hate that..always double checking!!!


Gluten free since Sept. 2006

Improved on gluten free diet

Enterolab results confirmed suspicions on Jan. 29th 2007

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