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Is it a bad thing when you want to cry while your record amounts of remaining gluten soaked pasta walk out the door to go be eaten at the neighbors house and you know she will be using your favorite recipes that you sent along with it that she drooled over when she came over for supper?

I know I shouldn't worry it will all just make me ill, but I still want to cry.

I WILL find a good replacement pasta for all my great tasting recipes won't I?!


Just my .00000002 cents worth

If I knew what I was doing years ago I would have half a clue today!

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Is it a bad thing when you want to cry while your record amounts of remaining gluten soaked pasta walk out the door to go be eaten at the neighbors house and you know she will be using your favorite recipes that you sent along with it that she drooled over when she came over for supper?

I know I shouldn't worry it will all just make me ill, but I still want to cry.

I WILL find a good replacement pasta for all my great tasting recipes won't I?!

Tinkyada - it tastes just like the real thing.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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If you didn't save copies of those gluten laden pasta recipes, go fetch them from your neighbor!!! Tinkyada tastes exactly like the "real" thing and it works in all of your old recipes. :)


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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I actually prefer Glutino pasta. I guess you just have to try all the different brands until you find the one you like best.

I made lasagna with rice pasta not long ago when most of my kids and other guests were here. And other than the daughter who is intolerant to wheat (I told her it was rice pasta) nobody knew the difference, and loved the lasagna!

One of my daughters asks me to cook rice pasta, because she likes it better than wheat pasta. Really, you don't have to give up on your old recipes at all. You can find substitutes for everything (unless you are intolerant to all the substitutes as well, like me :( ).


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Our favorite is Bi-Aglut pasta - it's made in Italy. But it is sooo expensive. Worth it every once in a while though. When we served it last Christmas, our family thought it was regular pasta and I was eating something else. Even now, my mother-in-law says she can't tell the difference. Which is very cool.

I'm good with Tinkyada most of the time. Unless I'm cooking for a party or something. I like fooling the non-celiacs. :lol:

So go get those recipes back girl! Or at least a copy. You'll use them just as often as you ever did.

You just have to start trying some of the more recommended brands of things. Tinkyada

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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Tinkyada - it tastes just like the real thing.

EXACTLY!

There is a lot you have to give up for this diet, but not pasta! Tinkyada not only tastes perfect, but it also holds up BETTER in cooking then so called real paste. Take it from an Itialian, PASTA STAYS ON THE MENU (unless your avoiding carbs.... )


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It is perfectly normal- and justified- to want to cry when you think about all of the wonderful things you used to eat. I've been gluten-free for almost a month, and it happens to me. My 18-year-old and I were driving through the Little Italy section of Cleveland last night, and I looked at all of the restaurants and the little Italian bakery and thought of all of the memories of those places, and I felt very sad. It's not just the loss of foods, there are memories that go along with the foods. Our family has always eaten out a lot, and we will continue to do so, but I will now just order a veggie salad (I'll have to bring my own dressing) or a fruit salad. I am so grateful to finally know what was wrong with me for decades, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a grieving process with this. My heart goes out to you. You have no reason to feel guilty.

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I am right there with you! I find myself either wanting to cry or actually crying when I think of all the wonderful food I will never be able to have again. People keep telling me that I need to just get used to it, but its just not that easy.

This past weekend, we went to my boyfriends parents house for the weekend and everytime we go visit them we always go out for breakfast at Big Boy and I can't eat there anymore so I told my boyfriend that I didn't want to go with them and that I would stay home while they go. Well, he kept trying to convince me to go anyway and just to eat before hand. Like I want to sit there and watch everyone eat super yummy pancakes, waffles (which are my fav), biscuits and gravy, ect...That is seriously like TORTURE for me and no one gets it! We went to the outback for dinner the night before and they have gluten-free menu which is GREAT but everyone else was chowin down on the onion blossom, and chili chz fries.....again TORTURE!! I want to cry just thinking about it...seriously.

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My moms friend brings her own noodles to whatever italian restraunt she goes out to with mom and they are more than happy to prepare her special noodles for her and then she just makes sure whatever sause she gets is gluten free.

she said thai and mexican are usually pretty safe overall though, w/ mexican she said she has to make sure things like the enchilada sause has no wheat for thickener.

i guess it'd depend on how sensitive u were or cautious to the cross contamination but she hasnt had any problems with it =)

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I went gluten-free about a month ago and I have to say that gluten-free PASTA has got to be one of the most "convincingly real" gluten-free foods out there. Both Glutino and Tinkyada are amazing. You will not have to say goodbye to pasta, I promise!

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I only gave her copies of the recipes, most are in my head passed on from my first hubby's grandmother to me (except for that coveted "melt in your mouth rolls" recipe I am not supossed to have ;) )

I have tried a few of the pastas, I am however kind of disappointed in the types available that I have seen so far.....

My baked Ziti wont taste the same using elbows cause the sauce wont soak into the middles like it did before......haven't seen any penne cept the spinich ones and I refuse to eat spinich in any form.

I am currently working on pizza crust recipes, next day off I am tryin out the one Guhlia sent to me, I found the last ingredient I needed an hour before I had to go to work :lol: !!

Maybe once I master pizza I will head into the world of pasta, for now I will just stare daggers across the street waiting forthe day she says "but my lasagne isn't as good as yours what am I doing wrong" it pays to be taught by an italian!


Just my .00000002 cents worth

If I knew what I was doing years ago I would have half a clue today!

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[Maybe once I master pizza I will head into the world of pasta, for now I will just stare daggers across the street waiting forthe day she says "but my lasagne isn't as good as yours what am I doing wrong" it pays to be taught by an italian!

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My doctor, who isn't even gluten-free, eats tinkyada over regular wheat pasta!

She says she just perfers the taste and texture!


Dx 3/23/07

Gluten free 3/27/07

Intolerant:

Gluten

MSG

Allergies:

Ragweed

Honeydew

Cantalope

Nickel (jewelry)

Dx'd Lymphocytic Colitis 6/16/08

I am a bad silly-yak!

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My baked Ziti wont taste the same using elbows cause the sauce wont soak into the middles like it did before......haven't seen any penne cept the spinich ones and I refuse to eat spinich in any form.

Your baked Ziti may taste the same with the Tinkyada penne pasta though. They make a wide variety and I have a few friends that have switched just because they like the taste and/or they found out they don't get heartburn with rice pasta. Why deprive yourself until you perfect the pizza crust? I have to admit some of the rice pastas I tried before I found Tinkyada were downright nasty, gummy and sticky. The corn pastas fall apart if you toss them in a soup. But Tinkyada is one of those gluten-free things that doesn't taste like you're giving up anything.

http://www.tinkyada.com/ProList.htm

or at Amazon...

http://www.amazon .com/s.html/002-0953733-4...%20Rice%20Pasta

and I'm sure others can give you more sources. I pick mine up a package at a time from Whole Foods.


Karen B.

diagnosed with Celiac Nov. 2003

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Tinkyada!!!! It's all good! :lol:

I found another brand called Notta Pasta made from rice that was just as good as Tinkyada, but I think it's pretty rare, I've only ever seen it once, out of the maybe 50+ stores in the area I've been in. But it's cheaper then Tinkyada, so it doesn't hurt to look. They only make spaghetti, linguine, and fettucine though, so for variety, definitely Tinkyada. Anyone else wish Tinkyada made pasta bows?


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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