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Replacement Foods That Are gluten-free

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Ok, I am looking for some suggestions to replace the foods I miss the most. I am tired of spending money on un-edible foods and having to throw them away.

Flour tortillas.... I tried the brown rice gluten-free tortillas and didn't like them. I am trying to use corn tortillas as much as possible but I really miss the taste of the flour kind. Is this possible? Can you make flour tortillas that are gluten-free?

Bread.... I miss peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I am replacing it with rice cakes but again good bread makes a sandwich. I have a bread machine and I think I have read that you can make some almost realistic gluten-free bread. That brings up another question. How can I steralize my bread machine?

Milk... I don't drink milk because I don't like the taste but I use it in cereal. I don't know if I need to watch dairy yet. I don't seem to react to cheese and yogurt but when I have cereal with milk I get crampy. When I have the cereal alone I am fine. Leaves me to believe its the milk.

Rice.. I know I can have rice but I used to use the Rice a Roni and Lipton packages. My favorite were the spanish, chicken flavor and rice pilaf. Can I make those gluten-free from scratch?

I have posted before that I am not a creative cook but my dad always said "necesity is the mother of invention" and I need to fine a way to eat my favorite foods again!

:D

Thank you!

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A couple Uncle Ben's rices are gluten free. You should call them and they'll give you a list. I buy Lundberg risotto for busy nights. It comes in a box with seasoning. glutenfreeda.com has lots of rice recipes. Walmart brand scalloped and au gratin potatoes say gluten free on the box.

If you can tolerate dairy products, but not plain milk, maybe you should try Lactaid milk or supplements. Celiac disease destroys the villi, which is where lactase is produced, so it is possible that you will be at least temporarily lactose intolerant.

As for tortillas, I have yet to find one that is really good. I have been told that help and teff tortillas are good. I think I will buy a tortilla maker and make my own.

I make bread from scratch. There is a definitely a consensus around here that the gluten free flax bread is great. Here's a link to the recipe:

http://www.recipezaar.com/190906


Jenny

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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First you can not use your bread machine for gluten free breads if it has had gluten breads baked in it. Give it to a freind and get a new one or just get a couple of pans. For a good ready made bread I prefer Kinnikinnick, they make an Italian and also a brown rice, frozen pizza shells that are really good and hamburger and hot dog buns. Always remember whatever prepared bread you buy that most are parbaked and need to be microwaved and or toasted to improve the texture.

You may want to try Hemp Milk, the chocolate is fantastic and I love the vanilla on cereal. It is very high in Omega's and also in protein. Almond milk is also good.

As for the 'rice a roni'. I make what was likely the precursor to it, it was one of the best loved dishes in my restaurant. Take a thin noodle, I use Thai Kitchens fine rice noodles they look like angel hair pasta, break those into little bits then brown them (uncooked) slowly with some butter. When the noodles are golden add your rice and stir that just a bit. Now add chicken broth in the amount you need for the rice plus about a half a cup extra. If you want to make it a one pot meal add some chi-chi beans or some cooked diced chicken when you add the water. To make it taste like the traditional dish and really impress those who think you can't cook you would add about a half teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of saffron but those are not needed to do it 'American' style. After adding the spices and water etc. bring it to a boil and cook for the time the rice package says. It will work with instant rice but is best with long grain unprocessed and better for you. It also reheats nicely in the microwave so make enough to take for lunches.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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