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Hello, I was diagnosed the first week of December 2007. I am just learning how to follow diet. Every year my family comes over to my home for Easter and I don't know what to make. Besides no gluten I can't have dairy and having trouble with egg and chocolate. The egg and chocolate where allergies I had years earlier- did natural things to clear these up and was able to have both for the past three years, but they seem to be acting up for me again. Does anyone have recipe suggestions that my family will enjoy. To them my diet is bland or gross. Please help. I would for all of us to eat together and enjoy it! (Christmas- I had to bring my own food and then watch them eat Christmas cookies and such :( ) Thanks for reading. Mindy

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Are you having dinner or brunch Sweetie?

Here's some ideas for ya, take em as you need em:)

Everything is going to be ok I promise! :D

lovelove

I developed this recipe for Valentine's day...

Chicken Breasts in Raspberry Wine Sauce

Gluten Free, Soy Free and Dairy Free

4 Chicken Breasts (Free-Range if you can get them)

3 cloves Garlic, Minced

1 cup Organic Veggy Broth

1/2 cup Reisling

1 ts Lemon Juice

1/4 cup Seedless Raspberry Preserves

1/4 ts Thyme

2 ts salt

Salt & pepper chicken breasts, set aside.

In a medium saucepan add veggy broth,lemon juice, garlic, thyme, salt, and preserves. Heat to boil, while whisking, then add wine and bring back to boil. Turn heat down to low, and grill chicken breasts.

Serve chicken breasts with wine sauce and steamed asparagus and white rice.

Serves 4.

You could serve raspberry champagne cocktails!


Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

NO Carageenan.

In a constant state of evolution... sending love! :)

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Hello, I was diagnosed the first week of December 2007. I am just learning how to follow diet. Every year my family comes over to my home for Easter and I don't know what to make. Besides no gluten I can't have dairy and having trouble with egg and chocolate. The egg and chocolate where allergies I had years earlier- did natural things to clear these up and was able to have both for the past three years, but they seem to be acting up for me again. Does anyone have recipe suggestions that my family will enjoy. To them my diet is bland or gross. Please help. I would for all of us to eat together and enjoy it! (Christmas- I had to bring my own food and then watch them eat Christmas cookies and such :( ) Thanks for reading. Mindy

Welcome to the forum Mindy :)

All these diet changes are overwhelming at first, then cooking for a crowd on top of it all is definitely an added stress. Once you learn more about the diets Dos and Dont's and get the hang of modifying your meals it will become routine!

What about a nice gluten-free Ham and all the sides, like roasted potatoes and roasted asparagus.

Since you can't do dairy or eggs, that cuts out a lot of cheesy dishes and casseroles, but there are a lot of wonderful side dishes that are vegetable based and perfect for Easter.

This is a recipe I often make:

Roasted Dijon Potatoes

1/3 c gluten-free dijon mustard (I use Annie's)

2 tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic minced

6 medium red skinned potatoes (about 2 lbs), cut into chunks

salt and pepper to taste

Mix together dijon mustart, olive oil, garlic in a small bowl. In a large bowl add potatoes and toss to coat with mustard mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Place potatoes in a greased baking pan or shallow baking sheet (I use a large jelly roll type cookie sheet that has the one inch sides)

Bake at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and slightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Serves 4

Both these Roasted Asparagus recipes come from The Food Network:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/re...6_25447,00.html

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/re...36_7832,00.html

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Are you having dinner or brunch Sweetie?

Here's some ideas for ya, take em as you need em:)

Everything is going to be ok I promise! :D

lovelove

I developed this recipe for Valentine's day...

Chicken Breasts in Raspberry Wine Sauce

Gluten Free, Soy Free and Dairy Free

4 Chicken Breasts (Free-Range if you can get them)

3 cloves Garlic, Minced

1 cup Organic Veggy Broth

1/2 cup Reisling

1 ts Lemon Juice

1/4 cup Seedless Raspberry Preserves

1/4 ts Thyme

2 ts salt

Salt & pepper chicken breasts, set aside.

In a medium saucepan add veggy broth,lemon juice, garlic, thyme, salt, and preserves. Heat to boil, while whisking, then add wine and bring back to boil. Turn heat down to low, and grill chicken breasts.

Serve chicken breasts with wine sauce and steamed asparagus and white rice.

Serves 4.

You could serve raspberry champagne cocktails!

Thank you so much for replying and for the recipe. The chichen with raspberry sauce sounds good.

But my mom just mentioned to me today that my brother feels that maybe I should not have Easter. This is part relief and part sad, as I feel left out. Moms responce to me was why can't you just take a pill for this and be over it. (I was adopted and so no one in my family is affected by Celiac Disease.) So at this point I am not sure if I will have an Easter Brunch or Dinner. Thank you again.

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Welcome to the forum Mindy :)

All these diet changes are overwhelming at first, then cooking for a crowd on top of it all is definitely an added stress. Once you learn more about the diets Dos and Dont's and get the hang of modifying your meals it will become routine!

What about a nice gluten-free Ham and all the sides, like roasted potatoes and roasted asparagus.

Since you can't do dairy or eggs, that cuts out a lot of cheesy dishes and casseroles, but there are a lot of wonderful side dishes that are vegetable based and perfect for Easter.

This is a recipe I often make:

Roasted Dijon Potatoes

1/3 c gluten-free dijon mustard (I use Annie's)

2 tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic minced

6 medium red skinned potatoes (about 2 lbs), cut into chunks

salt and pepper to taste

Mix together dijon mustart, olive oil, garlic in a small bowl. In a large bowl add potatoes and toss to coat with mustard mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Place potatoes in a greased baking pan or shallow baking sheet (I use a large jelly roll type cookie sheet that has the one inch sides)

Bake at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and slightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Serves 4

Both these Roasted Asparagus recipes come from The Food Network:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/re...6_25447,00.html

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/re...36_7832,00.html

Thank you for responding and the recipes. where do you fine gluten-free Dijon Mustard-Annie's? My familt at time is reconsidering me to have Easter. I did not know that there was a gluten-free mustard. I get more hope each time I find something new I can have. Thank you again. Mindy

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Thank you for responding and the recipes. where do you fine gluten-free Dijon Mustard-Annie's? My familt at time is reconsidering me to have Easter. I did not know that there was a gluten-free mustard. I get more hope each time I find something new I can have. Thank you again. Mindy

You can find Annie's products at Whole Foods and most health food stores :)

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Thank you so much for replying and for the recipe. The chichen with raspberry sauce sounds good.

But my mom just mentioned to me today that my brother feels that maybe I should not have Easter. This is part relief and part sad, as I feel left out. Moms responce to me was why can't you just take a pill for this and be over it. (I was adopted and so no one in my family is affected by Celiac Disease.) So at this point I am not sure if I will have an Easter Brunch or Dinner. Thank you again.

I'm so sorry to hear your family sounds so uncaring. I hope things get better for you on that front. There is a person on this forum called NoGluGirl who has a list of foods that you can get at any walmart that are gluten free, Of course you always need to check labels as ingredients change, but it's a good start. You should find her and send her a private message and ask if she'll send it you.


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

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Enjoy your Easter Sweetie!! :)


Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

NO Carageenan.

In a constant state of evolution... sending love! :)

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"why can't you just take a pill for this and get over it?"

They don't make a pill that one could feed to difficult family members who criticize other's cooking, or it would be a best seller.

All we have to do is get you into the recipe search section of this site, and then to a health food store or grocery with a gluten free aisle, and then you can eat spendidly and if they don't want to partake, too bad for them !

Can you do peanut butter and rice ? You can mix peanut butter, sugar or honey or maple syrup, and crumbled Lundberg rice cakes (easiest way to find gluten free puffed rice cereal is to take a Lundberg disc and break it up into a bowl with your fingers... ) and bake it into a type of rice crispy cereal treat. Or use gluten free marshmellows.

You can make bake fruit crisp crumbles by taking good fruit, mixing it with sugar or honey, and spices, and topping it with a crumble mix made up of a type of oil you can tolerate, a type of grain you can tolerate, like a gluten free flour mix, store bought or homemade, and chopped nuts you've ground up in the blender, and some more sugar. Then bake it until the fruit bubbles and the top is browned. I buy nuts in the largest bags I can find at a farmer's market type outlet, and then store them in the freezer/ refrigerator and grind them as needed by tossing a half cup in the blender and a few seconds later I have nut meal that would cost a fortune in the stores. Nut meals can be added to almost any sort of gluten free grain to give it a delicious taste and more fat and protein. Oils can be used in place of melted butter for a lot of things.

For flavoring, nothing beats using citrus zest or lemon juice, I just take a washed, whole orange or lemon and grate it against the grater a few zips and get the outer part of the peel that way and use it as needed. You can still eat the orange or juice the lemon afterwards. Don't waste those peels !

My standard fallback in the easy department is either baked chicken breasts with extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic slices, and real rosemary (can't kill that stuff, you should really try growing some in a pot or in the yard, heavenly flavor fresh ) and some lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, or rice pasta (Tinkyada is the best) with tomato sauce and some gluten-free sausage or meat. Classico sauce is gluten free, there are some other brands I think, or just tossing together a tomato sauce is very easy, add some more fresh herbs, and it's 10 times better than the junk you get commercially. If you can't find gluten free sausage you can take hamburger and add salt, pepper, real apple cider or balsamic vinegar (not grain vinegar) sage, and some tabasco sauce and fennel or anise seed and make sausage flavored meat.

if you get to where you can tolerate egg again,

Real mayonaise (read the labels) is gluten free and when mixed with other enticing ingredients in a little cup or bowl instantly transforms itself into Secret Super Sauce. Otherwise you can use olive oil. Or olive oil mixed with alternative milk product. ("nut milk in a box" )

Mayonaise (or olive oil) and gluten-free honey mustard= secret fish sauce

Mayonaise, and ketchup= secret french dressing

Mayonaise, ketchup, mustard, maple syrup and chipotle tabasco= secret BBQ sauce

Mayonaise, alt. milk product, cider vinegar, pinches of cumin, basil, salt, pepper= secret Ranch dressing

Some types of ketchup are supposed to be gluten free. Read the labels.

If one is just avoiding lactose and not dairy totally,

safe gluten-free yogurt, olive oil, cider vinegar, cumin, basil, salt pepper= another secret Ranch dressing

I hope this gives you a few ideas.

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I'm so sorry to hear your family sounds so uncaring. I hope things get better for you on that front. There is a person on this forum called NoGluGirl who has a list of foods that you can get at any walmart that are gluten free, Of course you always need to check labels as ingredients change, but it's a good start. You should find her and send her a private message and ask if she'll send it you.

Thank you for that info, I will look her up. Thanks Mindy

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"why can't you just take a pill for this and get over it?"

They don't make a pill that one could feed to difficult family members who criticize other's cooking, or it would be a best seller.

All we have to do is get you into the recipe search section of this site, and then to a health food store or grocery with a gluten free aisle, and then you can eat spendidly and if they don't want to partake, too bad for them !

Can you do peanut butter and rice ? You can mix peanut butter, sugar or honey or maple syrup, and crumbled Lundberg rice cakes (easiest way to find gluten free puffed rice cereal is to take a Lundberg disc and break it up into a bowl with your fingers... ) and bake it into a type of rice crispy cereal treat. Or use gluten free marshmellows.

You can make bake fruit crisp crumbles by taking good fruit, mixing it with sugar or honey, and spices, and topping it with a crumble mix made up of a type of oil you can tolerate, a type of grain you can tolerate, like a gluten free flour mix, store bought or homemade, and chopped nuts you've ground up in the blender, and some more sugar. Then bake it until the fruit bubbles and the top is browned. I buy nuts in the largest bags I can find at a farmer's market type outlet, and then store them in the freezer/ refrigerator and grind them as needed by tossing a half cup in the blender and a few seconds later I have nut meal that would cost a fortune in the stores. Nut meals can be added to almost any sort of gluten free grain to give it a delicious taste and more fat and protein. Oils can be used in place of melted butter for a lot of things.

For flavoring, nothing beats using citrus zest or lemon juice, I just take a washed, whole orange or lemon and grate it against the grater a few zips and get the outer part of the peel that way and use it as needed. You can still eat the orange or juice the lemon afterwards. Don't waste those peels !

My standard fallback in the easy department is either baked chicken breasts with extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic slices, and real rosemary (can't kill that stuff, you should really try growing some in a pot or in the yard, heavenly flavor fresh ) and some lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, or rice pasta (Tinkyada is the best) with tomato sauce and some gluten-free sausage or meat. Classico sauce is gluten free, there are some other brands I think, or just tossing together a tomato sauce is very easy, add some more fresh herbs, and it's 10 times better than the junk you get commercially. If you can't find gluten free sausage you can take hamburger and add salt, pepper, real apple cider or balsamic vinegar (not grain vinegar) sage, and some tabasco sauce and fennel or anise seed and make sausage flavored meat.

if you get to where you can tolerate egg again,

Real mayonaise (read the labels) is gluten free and when mixed with other enticing ingredients in a little cup or bowl instantly transforms itself into Secret Super Sauce. Otherwise you can use olive oil. Or olive oil mixed with alternative milk product. ("nut milk in a box" )

Mayonaise (or olive oil) and gluten-free honey mustard= secret fish sauce

Mayonaise, and ketchup= secret french dressing

Mayonaise, ketchup, mustard, maple syrup and chipotle tabasco= secret BBQ sauce

Mayonaise, alt. milk product, cider vinegar, pinches of cumin, basil, salt, pepper= secret Ranch dressing

Some types of ketchup are supposed to be gluten free. Read the labels.

If one is just avoiding lactose and not dairy totally,

safe gluten-free yogurt, olive oil, cider vinegar, cumin, basil, salt pepper= another secret Ranch dressing

I hope this gives you a few ideas.

Thank you for all the recipe ideas and tips. I will try them. ...if you ever find that pill for the family let me know!! :D My husband and son have been a great support and one brother also-as he has a close friend with celiac disease. It is just the rest---. Thanks for the support. Mindy

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Thank you for all the recipe ideas and tips. I will try them. ...if you ever find that pill for the family let me know!! :D My husband and son have been a great support and one brother also-as he has a close friend with celiac disease. It is just the rest---. Thanks for the support. Mindy

Mindy, there are lots of resources and info on this forum, and helpful people.

Anything you need, just ask!

I'm glad your family member realized it would be better to have Easter somewhere else this year, that will take the pressure off of you to feed everyone else.

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Mindy, there are lots of resources and info on this forum, and helpful people.

Anything you need, just ask!

I'm glad your family member realized it would be better to have Easter somewhere else this year, that will take the pressure off of you to feed everyone else.

Juliem, You are definitely correct. At first I was hurt, but now I am relieved. Having Easter elsewhere will make it more enjoyable for me. Thanks Mindy

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