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I second the suggestion to check with your local support group. I have some things now that I am going to contact my local group to see if anyone can use them (allergic to sorghum flour, darn it)

Banana bread is an easy recipe to convert. You will probably find one on here. You will need some xanthan gum, a bit pricey - just put it in a jar & it will keep for ages though...

Take two corn tortillas & put mashed beans between them (or cheese for the non dairy free) & top with pizza toppings, bake in oven till done (precook toppings)

Buy veggies in season & on sale is what I do. Freeze some for later if you can...

Plain home cooking with no mixes is the old fashioned way, healthier & easy to do gluten-free.

if your whole house is gluten-free maybe you could come up with a specialty to sell to gluten-free consumers - like jam, or relish or something... check laws in your area re selling food...

Good Luck - it will get easier.

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Are rice noodles the same as rice sticks? I bought rice sticks and followed the intructions to soak in hot water. It didn't say boiling, just hot. They were still tough so I drained them then added more hot water and let them soak longer. They were still tough. Are they supposed to be like that or did I do it wrong? How do you fix them?

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Are rice noodles the same as rice sticks? I bought rice sticks and followed the intructions to soak in hot water. It didn't say boiling, just hot. They were still tough so I drained them then added more hot water and let them soak longer. They were still tough. Are they supposed to be like that or did I do it wrong? How do you fix them?

I just cook them like regular noodles. Boil water, add salt, put in noodles for about 7 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water. I can't stand uncooked noodles and overcooked noodles make me gag :blink:

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YUp, I just boil them till soft, then drain and rinse.

There are all kinds of brands available. I like the Egret Rice Vermacelli.

Easy!

Geoff

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Are rice noodles the same as rice sticks? I bought rice sticks and followed the intructions to soak in hot water. It didn't say boiling, just hot. They were still tough so I drained them then added more hot water and let them soak longer. They were still tough. Are they supposed to be like that or did I do it wrong? How do you fix them?

For some dishes, they would have a very firm texture. But I eat those dishes with chosticks, not a fork. :-)

I'd get a pack and play around with a bit at a time until you get comfortable with it. Most of this stuff is just repetition until it's as familiar as what you grew up working with.

My first batch of Chebe came out of the oven great and I stuck it in a ziploc to keep it from drying out. It turned so gross, gummy and chewy! I had to play around with it before I found out the trick with tapioca is to let it dry out awhile. It's kind of like learning to drive, gets easier after you've done it awhile.

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You can get an official diagnosis of Celiac disease and then claim your gluten free purchases as a tax deduction at the end of the year (a loaf of bread is $2, gluten free bread is $5, you can deduct the $3 difference) as long as combined with all of your other medical expenses you have spent over 7.5% of your adjusted gross income.

If they're really poor a tax deduction isn't going to be any help at all. :P

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DO NOT FREAK OUT...... I felt this way also . I have had my baby gluten free at 5 months old. I was so scared.. so scared.... Then as the year went on I realized that WAL- MART has everything labled GLUTEN FREE, There is so much food that is gluten free that you would not believe .. And its stuff you may have but not realize it ... Trix. vanillia Ice cream..... Eggs ... Chicken ... Hamburger... Yougurt,... Milk ... vegtables .. Cheese... Mayonnaise , tuna fish ... corn ..peas.... Just to name a few.... Yeah I do buy so stuff at whole foods... like breads from Glutino .. but you can make it .. gluten free and with the help of everyone here... You have to avoid flour... its easy to do .. wal- mart is now selling products that whole foods ( gluten free pantry brownies... ) You can do this ... its scary but you can do it .. . everyone here has had to do this and its not that bad.... You just eat a little differntly ... Foods are starting to lable GLUTEN FREE on the packages... they list allergins ... so its getting very easy... once you start looking up the ingredients you know what things are .. Malt .. wheat are bad. You can do this just dont freak....... you can do it ...

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#1 -- It only gets easier once you get started

#2 -- Just in the years since I was diagnosed, I've seen big improvements in greater selection, lower prices, greater availability, etc.

I found the Hormel list to be a tremendous help at first. http://www.hormel.com/faq/faq.asp?id=37072...uerytext=gluten

Not everything is pricey stuff and you don't have to be Mama Walton and grow your own food and cook it from scratch (it just seems that way). :-)

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