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I'm going to Whole Foods on Wednesday since I'm having the endoscopy in a town that has one (yay). I plan to immediately go gluten free after the endoscopy (blood test was positive already). What are some basics that I should pick up there? I want to get flours, etc because I plan to bake all of my own breads, cookies, brownies, cakes, etc. No mixes please. I also am excluding soy from my diet, and I don't like bean flours. So.. suggestions on stocking the pantry? I picked up a thing of tinky pasta last week and it was REALLY good. So that excites me. What else should I be stocking in the pantry? Thanks!

~Sorry for the million questions, I really want to learn as much as I can!~

04/07 - Diagnosed Fibromyalgia

05/07 -Diagnosed Celiac from test & symptoms - scheduled for biopsy

~Also intolerant to milk, soy & beef

Daughter - 2yo - tested negative 03/07 for Celiac

-allergic to milk and soy

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My closest Whole Foods is over an hour away. I buy some stuff there, but not a lot. I buy nearly all my flours online because I didn't like the selection that the Whole Foods in my area carries, but I love the Tinkyada pasta. We get the pasta, San-J Wheat Free Tamari soy sauce, and sometimes we splurge and get some of the Whole Foods Gluten Free Bakehouse ready made breads, scones and cookies.

I do also buy some cereals there, mostly the Health Valley Rice Crunch'ems and Corn Crunch'ems (exactly like Rice Chex and Corn Chex without the barley malt), Perky's Nutty Rice cereal, Perky O's cereal and sometimes we buy the Envirokids rice bars. My kids love the Wellshire Farms dinosaur chicken nuggets and Ian's allergen free fish sticks. I also stock up on gluten/dairy/soy free chocolate bars for myself when we are there.

~West Coast-Central California~

Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children

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Guest j_mommy

I would get:

Chebe products

atleast one all purpose gluten-free flour mix

Potato starch flour

tapioca flour

white rice flour

brown rice flour

flax meal

pizza crust(chebe has one too)

gluten-free pancake mix

Those are the things I have to drive to get. Note: alot of recipes call for a nut/bean flour and with all the other flours in teh recipes I don't even taste it!

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I would get white rice flour, tapioca starch/flour, potato starch, xanthan gum, and flax or almond meal. I'm experimenting with amaranth flour right now and it's pretty good, try it if you're up for experimentation. ;) I would also load up on Tinkyada pasta. Bell and Evans chicken nuggets and Dr. Preager's (sp?) fish products are really good. You may also want to pick up Pamela's pancake/waffle mix. I would also pick up some cereal. Some tasty cereals that are less sweet are: Nature' Path organic corn flakes, Erewhorn twice rice, and Health Valley corn or rice crunch-ems. I like the Blue Diamond Nut Thins, the 365 brand crackers, and Barbara's Cheese Puff Bakes. I don't buy cookies or baked goods anymore either, but the Whole Foods brand cream biscuits are fantastic!

I hope that your endoscopy goes well and happy shopping!


Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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Jenny C and I seem to have the same tastes :)

I love the Bell and Evans gluten free chicken nuggets or chicken tenders (the black and red box - NOT the blue box), Welshire Farms or other brands of flavored chicken sausages (the big thick ones) - there are many brands that are gluten-free - just read ingredients.

You definitely need xantham gum - it is expensive but will last forever and is necessary if you are going to do baking. I buy my potato starch/rice flour/tapioca flour at the Asian markets (much cheaper), but I have to buy the brown rice flour at a health food store (usually I just buy Bob's Red Mill brown rice flour). Pamela's pancake and baking mix is wonderful mix to use for many different baking things. You'll probably want to buy some corn meal (make sure it doesn't have wheat flour added - some of the mixes for cornbread have wheat flour!). I also love the Whole Foods brand of chicken taquitos (in the frozen section), and they have wonderful greek yogurt (fago is the brand I"ve bought) too. I like the same cereals that Jenny mentioned, but I buy these on amazon (much cheaper and free shipping if over $25). I also buy the Envirokidz cereal bars on amazon.

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I 3rd the Bell & Evans chicken nuggets. They are great for a quick convenience meal. If they have Foods By George Pizza, those are also good for a quick meal.

Definately get a bunch of Tinkyada pasta (as previously mentioned). I like the Nature's Path Honey'd Cornflakes.

As far as flour you will need Rice Flour, Potato Starch (not flour), Millet Flour, Tapioca Starch and Sorghum. Those seem to be the ones I need for recipes. For rice flour I actually prefer Authentic Foods, which you can't find at Whole Foods, but Amazon has it and it is the best price of anyplace I have seen. Alot of rice flours can tend to have a little bit of grainyness to them and this one doesn't.

http://www.amazon .com/Authentic-Foods-Brow...9555&sr=8-1


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Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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I'd agree w/ most of what's been said, but I didn't see anyone say Quinoa flour, or Quinoa flakes.

The flakes are *perfect* for a fish breading. At my current WhF, they's next to the flours. But at my prev WhF, they were w/ stuff like Cream of (ack! I can barely finish typing it) Wheat (phew!).

Quinoa flour makes for a nice nutty-ish but not quite flavor. Since I'm also off yeast, I make great flatbread w/ it.

W/ such a list in an unfamiliar, u could do well to take advantage of a unique service I'd heard of at WhF.

A personal guide showing off the multitude of gluten-free goodness. Busy times it might be harder to do, but otherwise I bet someone would be able to point to each item. Facing a veritable wall of flours, looking for 3 can take a while.

>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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