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For The Love Of Chebe!

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I finally got around to trying Chebe. I think it was just the plain 'ol Chebe. We added some cheese and made some dinner rolls. OH MY GOODNESS! SO YUMMMMMY!!!!!! I am dreaming now of making lots of little tiny sammiches! It's the only bread I've found that makes a good gluten-free sammich. Toss on a little honey mustard and some turkey and my daughter was in HEAVEN!!! She ate about 4 little sammich balls. It was wayyyy cute.

I stocked up on some more packages of Chebe, figuring I'll be making them in lots about once a week. I've heard y'all rave about Chebe, so here comes the question.

How else can I use Chebe besdies rolling it into a ball for rolls or twisting it into breadsticks like in the picture on the package? I have high hopes for this stuff, but I noticed the package said not to make the balls too big (I'm assuming because the insides won't cook completely).

So, all you Chebe experts out there, what kinds of variations of Chebe have you made?

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I generally buy the all-purpose mix. It is great for pizza crusts, breadsticks, rolls and sub rolls. I have thought about trying for a soft pretzel. I think it might work. If you roll it really thin, it makes a great cracker.

If you really want to go crazy, check out the Chebe website for recipes - see this link.


-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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Hi!

We are addicted to Chebe!! Love it! Here are our favorite ways to eat Chebe:

Pizza Mix:

We doctor it up a bit by adding 2T Pamela's mix and 2T flax meal to the the other ingredients. Roll it out super thin on a really large pizza pan, then pre-bake 10 minutes. Top with everything you like - return to oven until hot and bubbley. Yum.

Tortillas:

do it the same as above with pizza mix, pamela's and flax meal (plus other ingredients called for on package). Then pull off golf ball size dough balls roll out as thin as you can (between pieces of plastic works really well) then cook in a large skillet (ungreased) over medium-low heat until lightly browned on each side. These are revolutionary and life altering. I know it sounds extreme but sandwich wraps, burritos, personal pizzas, quessidilla . . . we eat them like every single day - so, so , good! I usually double the recipe, using one bag of pizza mix and one bag of bread stick mix and doubling everything else, makes about 14 large tortilla (that's like 3 days worth for us :)

Garlic Naan (Indian flat bread):

Using the regular mis in the red bag - follow the recipe on the back, but instead of 1/3 cup of milk use 1/3 cup of plain yogurt. mix until a soft dough. Then break into 5 or 6 pieces. roll the pieces out into flattened ovals (but not as flat as tortilla's - more like a pancake). Then crush garlic on top of each piece. Drizzle a little olive oil on top and rub in with garlic using your fingers to smear around each piece. Then bake at 375 for about 20 minutes. Soooooo good with Indian food or just on their own.

Pigs in a blanket:

Only did this once but it was good - make according to regular recipe, break off small pieces and wrap around mini hot dogs or just cut up regular hot dogs and bake in the oven.

Enjoy the Chebe love!!

barb


Daughter, Camryn diagnosed with diabetes 3/06

diagnosed with celiac (blood test and biosy confirmed) 5/06

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I love love love Chebe - it has been a welcome addition to my gluten-and-many-other-free diet. In fact, the Cinnamon Rollup mix is on deck for Sunday.

I get about 4 personal size crusts out of a bag of pizza mix and freeze for later use.

I've also rolled it out very thin and made crackers.

I am eager to make as tortillas - thanks for the heads-up barb.

Chebe Pizza mix: Gluten, corn, soy, rice, potato, yeast, nuts, peanut, lactose and casein free, plus great taste. What's not to like? :)

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I love love love Chebe - it has been a welcome addition to my gluten-and-many-other-free diet. In fact, the Cinnamon Rollup mix is on deck for Sunday.

I get about 4 personal size crusts out of a bag of pizza mix and freeze for later use.

I've also rolled it out very thin and made crackers.

I am eager to make as tortillas - thanks for the heads-up barb.

Chebe Pizza mix: Gluten, corn, soy, rice, potato, yeast, nuts, peanut, lactose and casein free, plus great taste. What's not to like? :)

I make large flat round bun-type things and cut them in half into burger buns, I haven't had a burger bun in three years, I almost cried they were so good!


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Okay that's it! I've been debating buying Chebe now I'm sold. I don't recall seeing it at Whole Foods or Kroger. Is online the only place you can get it? I'm not opposed to ordering things online was just wondering if I can get it near me. Oh god do I miss sandwichies and the like!

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Okay that's it! I've been debating buying Chebe now I'm sold. I don't recall seeing it at Whole Foods or Kroger. Is online the only place you can get it? I'm not opposed to ordering things online was just wondering if I can get it near me. Oh god do I miss sandwichies and the like!

Follow this link to find out if Chebe is available near you.


-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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Thanks SO much everyone! I am still lovin' the Chebe. I made some more rolls and am going to get more experimental! I have a tortilla press so I'm really thinking tortillas are next on the list. And some sammich style formations. Oh the possibilities!!!!

This is a MUST for every gluten-free eater!!! And it's not just gluten-free--it's free of most everything anyone could be intolerant to, and it still tastes delicious!!!!!

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I heard it has chemically modified starch in it. Does it say modified cassava starch on the package? I heard we can't digest the modifed starch so I have steered clear of it. I'm not sure all their stuff has it, so that's why I'm asking.


Osteoporosis, and sacroiliac arthritis diagnosed 32 yrs of age.  Chronic low wbc, Severe constipation, Migraines, severe GERD, multiple miscarriages, Sjrogen's disease, positive ANA, thyroid nodules (hyperthryoid), fatty liver disease with elevated enzymes, low vitamin D, low protein, IBS, SIBO, Discoid lupus, mulitple food allergies and massive hair loss.  I left my career because I was too sick to keep working, and it was devastating because I couldn't apply for disability without a diagnosis.  My daughter was a preemie and she has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and had a positive ANA and Rheumatoid Factor at 16 and now has been dx'd with Hashimoto's.

 

Allergic to:  corn, rice, beans, tomatoes, dairy.  Not diagnosed as celiac.

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I heard it has chemically modified starch in it. Does it say modified cassava starch on the package? I heard we can't digest the modifed starch so I have steered clear of it. I'm not sure all their stuff has it, so that's why I'm asking.
Modified food starch should only be problem when it comes from a gluten source. We have safely eaten modified corn, potato, tapioca starches.

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Modified food starch should only be problem when it comes from a gluten source. We have safely eaten modified corn, potato, tapioca starches.

I haven't had any trouble with Chebe, and I'm pretty sure they all have modified manioc starch.


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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I just read it's not good for you as for as digestion and absorption in the liver. I don't know that you would experience any symptoms as it has nothing to do with gluten. I, myself, do not eat chemicals as my brother died from cancer so I am very careful what I eat. That's just me.

Modified food starch should only be problem when it comes from a gluten source. We have safely eaten modified corn, potato, tapioca starches.

Osteoporosis, and sacroiliac arthritis diagnosed 32 yrs of age.  Chronic low wbc, Severe constipation, Migraines, severe GERD, multiple miscarriages, Sjrogen's disease, positive ANA, thyroid nodules (hyperthryoid), fatty liver disease with elevated enzymes, low vitamin D, low protein, IBS, SIBO, Discoid lupus, mulitple food allergies and massive hair loss.  I left my career because I was too sick to keep working, and it was devastating because I couldn't apply for disability without a diagnosis.  My daughter was a preemie and she has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and had a positive ANA and Rheumatoid Factor at 16 and now has been dx'd with Hashimoto's.

 

Allergic to:  corn, rice, beans, tomatoes, dairy.  Not diagnosed as celiac.

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Good question - I never really thought about "how" or "why" they modify the starch - hmmm.

But meanwhile, my family is becoming increasingly addicted to Chebe. Here are a couple of new tips:

Hot dog buns made from the stuff in the red bag = yum! And, we were paying like $3.99/bag of chebe at WFM but on-line, if you buy it by the case you can get the price down to like $2.50/bag and if you buy at least 4 cases, the shipping is free. I thought 4 cases would be overkill but we are ripping through it.

We eat: pizza, tortillas, hot dog buns, ginder rolls, garlic naan, pigs in a blanket, rolls, bread sticks - it just goes on and on!

But I am still putting a plug in for the tortillas - you gott try them!

barb


Daughter, Camryn diagnosed with diabetes 3/06

diagnosed with celiac (blood test and biosy confirmed) 5/06

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Good question - I never really thought about "how" or "why" they modify the starch - hmmm.

But meanwhile, my family is becoming increasingly addicted to Chebe. Here are a couple of new tips:

Hot dog buns made from the stuff in the red bag = yum! And, we were paying like $3.99/bag of chebe at WFM but on-line, if you buy it by the case you can get the price down to like $2.50/bag and if you buy at least 4 cases, the shipping is free. I thought 4 cases would be overkill but we are ripping through it.

We eat: pizza, tortillas, hot dog buns, ginder rolls, garlic naan, pigs in a blanket, rolls, bread sticks - it just goes on and on!

But I am still putting a plug in for the tortillas - you gott try them!

barb


Daughter, Camryn diagnosed with diabetes 3/06

diagnosed with celiac (blood test and biosy confirmed) 5/06

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Well, be careful if you have kids:

Modified food starches used by the food industry for infants and young children are of concern and there is an urgent need for additional data regarding their bioavailability, effect on nutrient absorption, intestinal changes, and toxic, mutagenic, and carcinogenic effects. Therefore, the inclusion of modified food starches should be used prudently and sparingly.

This is dated Oct 26, 2007 and I got it here:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/h258227351v80kv4/


Osteoporosis, and sacroiliac arthritis diagnosed 32 yrs of age.  Chronic low wbc, Severe constipation, Migraines, severe GERD, multiple miscarriages, Sjrogen's disease, positive ANA, thyroid nodules (hyperthryoid), fatty liver disease with elevated enzymes, low vitamin D, low protein, IBS, SIBO, Discoid lupus, mulitple food allergies and massive hair loss.  I left my career because I was too sick to keep working, and it was devastating because I couldn't apply for disability without a diagnosis.  My daughter was a preemie and she has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and had a positive ANA and Rheumatoid Factor at 16 and now has been dx'd with Hashimoto's.

 

Allergic to:  corn, rice, beans, tomatoes, dairy.  Not diagnosed as celiac.

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I finally got around to trying Chebe. ....... .I noticed the package said not to make the balls too big (I'm assuming because the insides won't cook completely). .....

I've never had any, but I went to the website and checked out the ingredients. The regular Chebe mix contains these ingredients only:

Tapioka flour, Tapioka starch, dried milk, and salt. If you follow their directions, the eggs will be the only leavening agent (although they do say you can add some baking powder if wanted). That's probably why they say to make the rolls small, there's no yeast in the recipe. If you were to use yeast like a normal bread, you could probably make them as big as you wanted.

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

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I did get a chance to check out that website.

It does list modified tapioca starch in the ingredients. I think it's probably called Expandex. And here's what the company said about it:

Expandex


Osteoporosis, and sacroiliac arthritis diagnosed 32 yrs of age.  Chronic low wbc, Severe constipation, Migraines, severe GERD, multiple miscarriages, Sjrogen's disease, positive ANA, thyroid nodules (hyperthryoid), fatty liver disease with elevated enzymes, low vitamin D, low protein, IBS, SIBO, Discoid lupus, mulitple food allergies and massive hair loss.  I left my career because I was too sick to keep working, and it was devastating because I couldn't apply for disability without a diagnosis.  My daughter was a preemie and she has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and had a positive ANA and Rheumatoid Factor at 16 and now has been dx'd with Hashimoto's.

 

Allergic to:  corn, rice, beans, tomatoes, dairy.  Not diagnosed as celiac.

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I know this is an old post but I made some hot dog buns with this today and they were so good I wanted to share. I used mozzarella cheese in it and it gave it a nice mild flavor. I am going over to a friends this weekend for a bbq and I am defenitly going to be making some hamburger buns to take with me.

Can't wait to try other things with chebe now.

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