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I'm curious about the bread machine with a gluten-free setting. I won't use my bread machine anymore because I'm afraid of cc. The breadman machine is only $90 which isn't too bad.

I made corn tortillas before I was diagnosed. You can buy the masa here in all the stores and it is gluten free. There is NOTHING like a fresh made tortilla. A press makes the job so easy. All you need after that is a scorching hot pan to cook them. The masa dough can also be stuffed and steamed for tamales.

We all really like the lettuce wrap sandwiches. Those are something we ate before this all happened as well. I really like tuna or chicken salad in lettuce.

I think part of it is almost all the things I can't have anymore I shouldn't be eating anyway. Sure, a bread sandwich is good but I save alot of calories by using lettuce instead. I am not one those who has trouble gaining. Now that my brain fog is clearing and I'm not in pain every day I can see I was really using food to try and make myself feel better. It's hard to believe I was poisoning myself. I guess I feel kind of turned off of eating bread because of all the agony it caused me the last 13 years. I don't really want to replace it. I suppose we all go through this new experience differently...

Thanks for all the help!

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I'm curious about the bread machine with a gluten-free setting. I won't use my bread machine anymore because I'm afraid of cc. The breadman machine is only $90 which isn't too bad.

I had a Black & Decker breadmaker for years and there came a point where we never used it much anymore. I was going to attempt cleaning it but it was beyond that and I was too afraid of CC. I decided on the Cuisinart - not sure of the price in the U.S., but it does have a gluten-free setting and works very well. We don't eat a great deal of bread. Our kids are grown and there is just the two of us at home. So, I make about 2 loaves a week to week and a half, and make bread crumbs with the leftovers. (I bought a bag of breadcrumbs at Choices Market and payed 3.69 for it). :blink: Would never do that again! My husband likes the bread and finds it much easier to digest than wheat bread so doesn't mind the switchover. There will definitely be no baking of wheat bread in the new breadmaker. :rolleyes:

If I had to eat the bought gluten-free bread, I would give up bread altogether, but feel that at the moment, have given up enough. Will probably cut down, but right now love to have the odd sandwich that tastes like a real sandwich. I like the lettuce wrap sandwiches too and ate a lot of them when I first went gluten-free.

Next, I am going to tackle sushi. Haven't made it before, but last time I had it out, I got really sick. Seems to be that way with so many things, doesn't it?

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So my question to all of you who don't eat bread anymore: What do you eat for lunch? I work so it isn't like I can prepare myself something during the day. I can't count on having leftovers all the time. I like being able to rely on a good 'ol sandwich when I'm running late in the morning... what types of things do you all eat that are light and easy to refrigerate and if needed, nuke in a microwave at work? Sorry - but I can't eat a salad everyday!

my food i eat nearly every day for lunch is granola/yougart and frozen raspberies or fresh cutup strawberries. lol. its quick, relativly cheap and super easy.

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So my question to all of you who don't eat bread anymore: What do you eat for lunch? I work so it isn't like I can prepare myself something during the day. I can't count on having leftovers all the time. I like being able to rely on a good 'ol sandwich when I'm running late in the morning... what types of things do you all eat that are light and easy to refrigerate and if needed, nuke in a microwave at work? Sorry - but I can't eat a salad everyday!

I haven't eaten nearly as much bread as I did pre-diagnosis and I didn't eat that much then (sandwich at lunch usually). Now, most days, I take a gallon ziploc with half a bag of salad greens and another ziploc with a cut up, grilled chicken breast and at lunch I combine the two with dressing and toss in the bag (the reason for the gallon size bag).

Other alternatives:

  • Chicken salad (with walnuts and apples in the salad) and crackers
  • Pizza Tacos - I used to keep mozzarella cheese, corn tortillas and pepperoni in the group fridge along with a jar of pizza sauce and make "pizza tacos" in the microwave
  • Amy's frozen dinners (cheese enchiladas makes everyone hungry)
  • Apple slices and peanut butter are a good light lunch
  • Rice crackers with squares of Boarshead turkey and Lacey Swiss cheese is another sometimes thing
  • Tasty Bites (http://www.tastybite.com/Gluten_Free_Food_s/56.htm)-- Tasty Bites Kashmir Spinach + 1/4 cup of mozzarella + a cut up chicken breast makes a great lunch with tortilla chips. Add more cheese and leave out the chicken and you have a great dip.
  • Hormel chicken and rice or Dinty Moore stew during the winter (but they are too high in salt for me)
  • Tuna Salad - a co-worker tipped me off to a great tuna salad recipe... tuna, mayo and pico de gallo. The jalepenos really kill any fishy taste from the tuna!

I tend to eat light for lunch or else I get drowsy in the afternoon, so these are all things I have taken but the default lunch is salad and grilled chicken.

Funny thing is I made a loaf of Pamela's bread and normally, Hubby and I don't eat much bread. But between the two of us, we've managed to eat all but two slices of bread in the loaf. It doesn't have to be heated to taste good and it tastes better than any other bread I've tasted except the bread I had at Keili's Kitchen in Seattle (on vacation). Hubby is asking me to make more but if the next loaf goes as quickly, I'm going to leave it alone. It may be too good.

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The bread thing has really frustrated me. But, I found options that worked for awhile. I ate bagels, made pancakes, rice cakes with peanut butter and Jam. All of those options are gone for me as I am having problems with rice and corn. Hopefully this weekend, I can experiement with other options. Any good ideas?

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So I'm wondering if any of you who have had this for a while just don't eat bread replacements? I've made some and while they are okay and even good it's alot of trouble. And it seems there is still the issue of cc with mixes. (I think I may have had an issue with a Bob's Red mill mix--not sure) I thinking eating could still be very enjoyable. I can think of lots of things that it would be easier to forgo the bread all together. If I make a pie for the family instead of making two crusts I could have the filling only, right? I'm talking small adjustments like that. I'm a good baker so it isn't that I'm overwhelmed by it. I think maybe I want to break my attachment to bread all together.

Any thoughts appreciated!

I've cut out bread all together except for 2 recipes

1 - is for cornbread and I make it as muffins and they are great for breakfast or to go with a salad at lunch or to go with soup at dinner time.

2 - I make a batch of muffins every two weeks, sometimes I add blueberries, but I just used raspberries in the current batch and am really quite pleased. My next batch will be graced with the June favorite - strawberries.

Other than those 2 things I eat ONLY Fruits and veggies. Will try to bring meat back eventually. My puffy bloated belly is gone right now so I am affraid to introduce anything new or different to my diet right now.

Kelly

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The bread thing has really frustrated me. But, I found options that worked for awhile. I ate bagels, made pancakes, rice cakes with peanut butter and Jam. All of those options are gone for me as I am having problems with rice and corn. Hopefully this weekend, I can experiement with other options. Any good ideas?

Chebe bread is from tapioca and it can make some really good rolls, buns, pizza crust even tortillas. Whenever I take them to work, my co-workers wipe them out. There are some good variations on their website www.chebe.com but you can really change up the taste by changing the cheese you use. I found out accidently, it's also good with no cheese. Making bread when you're tired can bring interesting results.

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The bread thing has really frustrated me. But, I found options that worked for awhile. I ate bagels, made pancakes, rice cakes with peanut butter and Jam. All of those options are gone for me as I am having problems with rice and corn. Hopefully this weekend, I can experiement with other options. Any good ideas?

Can you make pancakes with other flours that you don't have trouble with? I tried several sorghum flour recipes and liked them. Some came off this website:

http://www.twinvalleymills.com/

(really liked the pumpkin pecan spice bread)

and others from a book called something like Gluten Free Family Recipes.

BF

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Before diagnosis, my all-time favorite food was homemade bread (and butter... that counts as one food, right??). I still miss it terribly. Manna from Anna bread mixes are one of the best I've found. I make a loaf maybe once a week and use some of the batter to fashion a few rolls w/ English Muffin Rounds. I slice the bread and freeze it and make sandwiches for work.

The Gluten-Free Pantry's Sandwich bread isn't bad either. I make it w/ my Kitchen Aid mixer and slice and freeze it.

I'd kill for a real bagel and a real hot dog roll... seriously.

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I make pancakes out of anything and everything. Coconut flour, flax meal, almond meal. I've probably used pumpkin in them too.

I used to love bread too, but I've given all that up trying to stay healthy and avoiding the carby foods, which make me too fat.

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