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Lajet

Guacomole

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I new to a gluten-free diet and still learning - only been doing this for about a month. I bought some guacamole. The ingredients include:

Haas Avacado

salt

evaporated cane juice

onion

garlic powder

ascorbic acid

citric acid

Xanthum gum

May also contain

red bell pepper

jalapeno

cilantro

I did some research and found most of the ingredients and none seem to be on the forbidden list. But it just seems to me it must be processed and therefore probably bad, so thought I'd check wtih people wtih more experience to see if I'm missing something.

Thanks.

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I new to a gluten-free diet and still learning - only been doing this for about a month. I bought some guacamole. The ingredients include:

Haas Avacado

salt

evaporated cane juice

onion

garlic powder

ascorbic acid

citric acid

Xanthum gum

May also contain

red bell pepper

jalapeno

cilantro

I did some research and found most of the ingredients and none seem to be on the forbidden list. But it just seems to me it must be processed and therefore probably bad, so thought I'd check wtih people wtih more experience to see if I'm missing something.

Thanks.

I see nothing to cause concern. Processed does not necessarity mean bad, it just means you have to look at the ingrediences.

Enjoy!

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I see nothing to cause concern. Processed does not necessarity mean bad, it just means you have to look at the ingrediences.

Enjoy!

Very cool. Thanks for the help. I've learned to substitute avocado or guacamole for mayonnaise. Works great. The guacamole will be so much easier for me.

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This is where I'm confused. Realize I'm still new to this but I read ground spices you have to watch out for because they MAY have gluten. So what about the garlic powder? The more I look at ingredients the more I freak out because I've read stuff MAY have gluten. Like natural flavoring. That's in everything! And artificial color and flavors?? Does one have to call all these manufacturers??? I haven;t eaten anything that wasn't directly from a plant or a safe grain or meat in a week and I;m getting a little tired of it! Sorry, had to vent......

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I new to a gluten-free diet and still learning - only been doing this for about a month. I bought some guacamole. The ingredients include:

Haas Avacado

salt

evaporated cane juice

onion

garlic powder

ascorbic acid

citric acid

Xanthum gum

May also contain

red bell pepper

jalapeno

cilantro

I did some research and found most of the ingredients and none seem to be on the forbidden list. But it just seems to me it must be processed and therefore probably bad, so thought I'd check wtih people wtih more experience to see if I'm missing something.

Thanks.

Dear Lajet,

Welcome to the forum! I have a little gift for you! I have a list that should really help. This is overwhelming. I went through this with myself eleven months ago. You spend most of your day cooking and cleaning obsessively. The rest you are on the phone with reps from companies trying to find out what is safe. I decided to save you the trouble!

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 Margarine*

Crisco Shortening

Crisco Oil

Pompeiian Olive Oil

Great Value soy sauce

Heinz Ketchup

Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce (all Lea & Perrins Products are safe)

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 and *White sauces

All Jif Peanut Butters including Smooth Sensations

Welch's Grape Jelly

Cool Whip*

Philadelphia Cream Cheese*

Miracle Whip

Daisy Sour Cream (fat-free, low-fat, regular)*

Snack Foods:

Utz Potato Chips (Found at Sam

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Thanks so much NoGluGirl. I've copied and pasted your list into a word document and will start looking at it every day until I KNOW what's on the list. Thanks for hte guac recipe too! Looks easy enough.

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Thanks so much NoGluGirl. I've copied and pasted your list into a word document and will start looking at it every day until I KNOW what's on the list. Thanks for hte guac recipe too! Looks easy enough.

Dear Lajet,

You are so welcome! ;) I know what it is like! When I first went gluten-free last year, I spent half of the day on the phone with manufacturers, the other half obsessively cleaning and cooking. You just cannot keep that up! Guacamole is not difficult to make, but most of us never knew how to make it, because we were so used to buying it! Making it yourself actually is better!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

P.S. Let me know if you need a Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I recently played around in the kitchen and made Tollhouse Cookies without the dangerous stuff for us! They were so good! I cannot wait to make more! My philosophy is, no one should ever have to live without comfort food!

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Dear Lajet,

P.S. Let me know if you need a Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I recently played around in the kitchen and made Tollhouse Cookies without the dangerous stuff for us! They were so good! I cannot wait to make more! My philosophy is, no one should ever have to live without comfort food!

Thanks. Actually one of the most remarkable things is: within days of going gluten-free, my sweet tooth disappeared. not diminished. disappeared. I don't understand it at all. I had a big sweet tooth. Never met a batter I didn't like. Last week my husband wanted some cookies for his trip, and I didn't even want the batter. You don't know how remarkable that is. And it was almost immediate! Cookies just don't even look at that interesting to me anymore.

I'd suggest posting it anyway. I know we all have different reactions to going gluten-free, and I bet others would love to have the recipe.

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Thanks. Actually one of the most remarkable things is: within days of going gluten-free, my sweet tooth disappeared. not diminished. disappeared. I don't understand it at all. I had a big sweet tooth. Never met a batter I didn't like. Last week my husband wanted some cookies for his trip, and I didn't even want the batter. You don't know how remarkable that is. And it was almost immediate! Cookies just don't even look at that interesting to me anymore.

I'd suggest posting it anyway. I know we all have different reactions to going gluten-free, and I bet others would love to have the recipe.

Dear Lajet,

I know what you mean! Cookies had always been my thing, as well as chocolate candies. Having an overgrowth of yeast makes me crave it more. I have low blood sugar, which makes it extremely problematic. I am glad your cravings have diminished.

I am not as bad as I was. For a while, I could eat half a pie in a sitting, two doughnuts, two slices of cake with a ton of icing, and then of course get sick from it right after. I had no idea what was causing it. Even when I eat six cookies in a day now, I do not gain weight near as easily. It is due to being gluten-free.

I had never had trouble with my weight until the last few years or so, then after going gluten-free last year, I stopped getting so bloated. For a long time, I counted every stupid fat gram and calorie, and walked briskly for 20 minutes five days a week, only to gain weight or stay the same. Even worse was my doctor at the time was blaming me for the trouble! I was so annoyed! My Thyroid was hyped up and I could not lose weight before going gluten-free. It is amazing all of the trouble that stuff causes!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

P.S. I am anxious to hear from someone I gave the recipe to. If she liked it, maybe I will post it.

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