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Ok, I'm Sorry I Got Another Question Concerning Making Your Own Foods!

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I already spammed you guys aobut homemade breads, I also told you guys aobut my first shopping experience and aksed some more question! Now another one!

Does it make sense to make your own gluten-free pasta? Is that even possible I tried to find recepies for it but couldn't? We are huge noodleeaters, but switching the whole household to glutenfree noodles (after an accidental gluteing of my babydaughter) now is really gonna hurt the budget badly. Is it gonna be worth the efford? I mean, Incredients are expensicve too, would it make sense or even save money at all to make it yourself?


Susi with Shayden and Brandy

Shayden, pos. with DQ 2, pos. for Glutensensitivity with Tissuetransglutaminase Stool TgA 45 Units

Brandy, pos. with DQ2 + DQ8, DX Celiac Nov.07, gluten-free since Nov. 1st 07, Tissuetransglutaminase Stool TgA 63 Units

Me: Gastroscopy negative f. Celiac, IBS, Oesophagitis, Hiatus-Hernia

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I think there are one or two people here who do make their own pasta, but for me....

That is where I draw the line! :lol:

I make tons of food from scratch these days. My friends all say, Oooh, Ahhh, you make your cakes without a mix? Etc... And I do most of the time, because the mixes are ridiculously expensive. The day I paid $7.00 for a brownie mix in a pinch, I vowed- Never again! It really offended my bargain-hunter sensibilities.

But I draw the line at making my own pasta. Won't be happening in our house!

For us, making everything else from scratch more than makes up for buying a lot of pasta, though. As I said, I make a lot from scratch and that cut my costs A LOT. The key to doing that is finding a cheap source of flours.

I buy rice flour in the Mexican section of my regular grocery store, and I use cornstarch instead of potato starch. Then, the only specialty things I have to buy are tapioca flour and xanthan gum. A bag of xanthan gum is expensive, but it lasts forever. Some people have also found tapioca flour at Asian markets.

I used mixes at first, but it just got too expensive. I found myself hoarding the mixes, and not using them very much. Now I use homemade flour blends for everything. After a little while, it doesn't seem so overwhelming to make things from scratch. It really only takes an extra minute or two.

Anyhoo, like I said- I know I read at least one person said they make their own pasta, but I can't remember who it was. If you try it out, let me know how it goes!


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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Pasta can be difficult. The hard part is the stickyness/consistency .. I have made it a few times but its hard to roll out as unless you get it just right it either stcks to the machine or falls apart.

Although I love pasta I just cut down and buy the pre-made stuff.

I sometimes try thicker pasta like canelli which can be rolled thin enough by hand.


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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I buy the pasta but make my own egg noodles (Gluten Free Comfort Foods p. 93). We do eat less pasta but really enjoy it when we do splurge. We only keep my pasta in the house except for mac & cheese mixes for the kids and dh.


-Kate

gluten-free since July 2004

Other Intolerances:

Strawberries and Banannas (2007)

Nitrates (April 2006)

Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)

Peanuts (Nov. 2004)

Soy (Oct. 2004)

Almonds (Sept. 2004)

Corn (Sept. 2004)

Lactose/Casein (1999)

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ITA with Sarah. I make most everything from scratch now, because I just cannot pay the prices for the mixes. But, I draw the line at pasta. We buy TInkyada. If I had the storage, I'd buy it in bulk to save a bit.


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Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.

Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )

Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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I have toyed with the idea of making pasta, but haven't done it yet.

If you have a Trader Joes near you, try their gluten-free pastas. They are quite inexpensive and very good. Also, many asian markets have a staggering selection of rice pastas that work very well.


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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THANK you si much guys, I"m so glad I found this forum! Really, it does help to get an unbiased opinion! I think this is how I'll do it too, I already spent 200$ for a good breadmachine I'll probably stick with the bread in handmade things and stay with the pasta. I did buy some of the Tinyiada Pasta yesterday, I've tried it before and I think at actually was pretty good, compared to the ones I had two days ago the naturae organic ones! thanks guys for being there!!!!! The road into glutenfree adn in the starters of having Celiac in your life adn in your families can be hard, confusing and very lonely it seems because the awareness about this desease is just not there yet!


Susi with Shayden and Brandy

Shayden, pos. with DQ 2, pos. for Glutensensitivity with Tissuetransglutaminase Stool TgA 45 Units

Brandy, pos. with DQ2 + DQ8, DX Celiac Nov.07, gluten-free since Nov. 1st 07, Tissuetransglutaminase Stool TgA 63 Units

Me: Gastroscopy negative f. Celiac, IBS, Oesophagitis, Hiatus-Hernia

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I already spammed you guys aobut homemade breads, I also told you guys aobut my first shopping experience and aksed some more question! Now another one!

Does it make sense to make your own gluten-free pasta? Is that even possible I tried to find recepies for it but couldn't? We are huge noodleeaters, but switching the whole household to glutenfree noodles (after an accidental gluteing of my babydaughter) now is really gonna hurt the budget badly. Is it gonna be worth the efford? I mean, Incredients are expensicve too, would it make sense or even save money at all to make it yourself?

I tried to but it was jsut way to much work. I found a family down the street who eats Quinoa pasta and we purchace it from the company in bulk (cheaper) and split the costs!

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I tried to but it was jsut way to much work. I found a family down the street who eats Quinoa pasta and we purchace it from the company in bulk (cheaper) and split the costs!

Where do you get Quinoa pasta? Is it just Quinoa? I have corn, rice, and soy problems and am looking for another type of pasta? I was thinking of getting a pasta maker for Christmas and was going to try it with sorghum flour.

Yellow Rose


27 years of misdiognoses

seziures summer of 1979 lasted 10 years had maybe a dozen in that time Dr.s never could find what was causing them blamed it on lack of sleep and maybe nutrasweet

rheumatoid arthritis May 1980

wrist joint replacement Jan 1984

fibromyalgia May 1980

insomnia since the 80's

diarrhea 1995-2000 blamed on arthritis meds

Crohn's 1998 after two operations to fix fissures caused by the diarrhea

Other symptons over the last 27 years that have been treated for symptoms not causes:

depression, anemia, constipation, tooth discoloration, tremors in hands, tingling and numbness in feet and hands, fatigue, high blood pressure due to arthritus meds, flushing in face, severe muscle pain and thinking I was going crazy thanks to Dr.'s attitudes.

After diognoses my mother tells me I have an aunt and a cousin with Celiac. Mother tested negative but thinks she is intolerant to wheat and is changing her diet.

Suspect all three of my children have it as well but still trying to convince them to go get tested.

In answer to my prayer, "Lord Please Heal My Broken Body". May 2007 Celiac antibody test positive

Matthew 7: 8 Ask and ye shall receive, Seek and ye shall find, Knock and it shall be opened unto you.

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Where do you get Quinoa pasta? Is it just Quinoa? I have corn, rice, and soy problems and am looking for another type of pasta?

All the Quinoa pasta I've seen has corn.

By whatever the main Q-company is. Is it Ancient Harvest or similar? Can't quite recall since I've never bought it.

Re: T-joe's rice pasta - it's cheaper than Tinky, at $2 instead of $3, but it's not cheap like regular pasta.

It is nice to see them add different types tho. I think I've seen 4 now?


>>>>>>> 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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I get Quinoa pasta from my health food store. They do ship things so if you can't find it where you're at, you might try calling or writing to them. Here's a link to their website.

http://www.truhealth.com/

Be sure to tell them you want the 100% Quinoa because they also sell a blend.

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