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I just need to vent. I have yet to find the substitute for subways bread and i am really craving it. I hear all my friends say i had subway last night and it was so good and blah blah. meanwhile i listening and thinking you do not need to get sick over a sandwich. But its hard you know? I am the only one in my family who has Celiac and is on the diet. So i have to smell the reg. pizzas and brownies. i know they have to eat too, but i get so sick to my stomach just smelling them and then i see the pizzas and i want that.

sorry for venting

Any advice would be greatly appreciated because I don't know anyone with celiac

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I just need to vent. I have yet to find the substitute for subways bread and i am really craving it. I hear all my friends say i had subway last night and it was so good and blah blah. meanwhile i listening and thinking you do not need to get sick over a sandwich. But its hard you know? I am the only one in my family who has Celiac and is on the diet. So i have to smell the reg. pizzas and brownies. i know they have to eat too, but i get so sick to my stomach just smelling them and then i see the pizzas and i want that.

sorry for venting

Any advice would be greatly appreciated because I don't know anyone with celiac

I am not sure I can offer much for advice but I would like to 'validate your frustration.' You have every right to vent. Maintaining a gluten free diet is not easy, especially when people around you are eating your favorite gluten filled foods.

I don't have celiac but my husband does. The subway sandwich is not worth it, when my husband gets sick its aweful.

We don't know anyone with Celiac Disease either. I am fairly new to this forum and I find the correspondence with others helps.

Take care,

Gretchen

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I'm not a teen (sorry) but I can sooo relate! The office where I pay my phone bill every month is actually attached to a Subway, and the SMELL... Omg... it's torture.

I haven't found a bread recipe that is anywhere near as good as Subway... But pizza and brownies, I totally do! For brownies, I think the two best mixes are Gluten Free Pantry, and Pamela's-- in that order. For pizza, Gluten Free Pantry is ok, but I like my from-scratch better. Let me know if you want the recipe. Kinnikinick frozen pizza crusts are excellent, too-- and quick and easy!

I think the Gluten Free Pantry brownie mix is just as good as regular- and they have it at a lot of Wal-marts now.

I know, it is hard. Sometimes it's the silliest little things that get me... Like when my husband had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on soft squishy regular bread the other day. I took the plate from him, and just SNIFFED his sandwich. :lol:


-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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I just need to vent. I have yet to find the substitute for subways bread and i am really craving it. I hear all my friends say i had subway last night and it was so good and blah blah. meanwhile i listening and thinking you do not need to get sick over a sandwich. But its hard you know? I am the only one in my family who has Celiac and is on the diet. So i have to smell the reg. pizzas and brownies. i know they have to eat too, but i get so sick to my stomach just smelling them and then i see the pizzas and i want that.

sorry for venting

Any advice would be greatly appreciated because I don't know anyone with celiac

I think the young adult people in the world who have a new diagnosis really have it tough! My teenagers have had to make big adjustments in their lives on top of being around peers that can eat normal food! I wish I could take it away from all of you! I know I spent hundreds of dollars searching for a bread that would make a good sandwich-did not find any and quickly gave up! I buy Kinninnick (not spelled right I am sure) and toast it for my children to have for breakfast!

My mother-in-law has helped a lot! She has worked to help me find food choices for my children! I will never forget the morning I gave them biscuits and gravy that were gluten free! I really cried that morning when sharing my story with the teachers I work with!

Hang it there! I know it can be tough in a world that revolves around living to eat instead of eating to live!


Sandra

two children with Celiac disease, ages 13 and 17. Celiac diagnosis

through blood tests and biopsies.

gluten free (or at least trying) Nov. 2006

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Yep, most gluten free breads taste like a kitchen sponge.

I found that the gluten free breads that you get from the supermarkets are the worst. The best ones that I have found have been at little bakeries, so you could try calling a few of the bakeries in your area and seeing if they offer any.

Good luck


Australian

Gluten Free Since mid March 2008

As well as gluten I can't eat: cantaloupe, honeydew, dairy and most nuts and seeds. I also seem to have a problem with a lot of fruits and vegetables but only when they are raw.

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I'm also not a teen, I'm mom to a teen, but I'm the only one in my family going through this. The other day I ran to Panerra to pick up some bread bowls to serve soup to my family in (I just eat mine without the bread bowl, but they love them). Well, Panneras was one of my FAVORITE places to eat before all this - I looked around at all the fantastic sandwhiches and grilled sandwhiches, the breads and bagels and cakes and brownies, my favorite of their soups served in a bread bowl, and I almost cried . . . all those things which once gave me so much joy and I'll never, ever be able to have again.

All you can do is focus on wanting to be healthy and accepting and loving your body as it is. its not easy, we all know that, and esp at your age . . . just find as many OTHER foods that you love and eat them when you miss those foods.


Cara - 42, mom to dd 15, ds 12, ds 4

Off gluten and dairy (and tapioca ;-( ) since 11/07

A.L.C.A.T. test showed over 50 sensitive foods

Celiac panel came back negative.

Regular allergy testing reacted to every inhalant and all but 6 foods.

Slowly adding in foods, started w 19 and now have 25

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wow.... i think i might be the first actual TEEN hint hint to post here :rolleyes:

but! let's see... oh shoot... i was gonna tell you the brands tomorrow but i dropped my jello spoon so i'll go find out now :lol: :lol:

for bread, it's not great, it's not subway, and it doesn't look too appealing unless you toast it, but i like the sandwich bread by Foods by George that they have at Whole Foods

and for pizzas... wait... noooo gahh forgot the name... ummm... tell you tomorrow ;)

and now for my "poor me" story, since everyone else has had one:

ok well ravioli, garlic bread, and meat sauce has always been my favorite meal EVER!! (by the way, anyone found a good garlic bread? or breadsticks or something?)

but anyways my whole family was eating that meal in its entirety, which is kind of a rare thing, and then i came downstairs when they were getting ready to eat it and i swear i almost cried

then, i go to hole up in my big chair in the family room (it's connected to the kitchen, no wall or anything) and watch tv to distract myself, and then my mom tells me, no, i have to let my sister choose the show!!! urrrgh i was mad :angry: :angry:


<3 Erica!! :)

diagnosed with celiac on 12/26/07 (endoscopy)

positive biopsy results for celiac 1/2/08 =(

gluten-free since 12/27/07

aha! TTG levels at 3 as of 9/26/08 =D

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I've made cheese steak subs with either Whole Foods or Glutino pizza crusts. I warm the pizza crust in the microwave and pan fry a thin sliced steak, add Provalone cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. It's a little bit messy - but worth it :)


Diagnosed with Celiac Disease April 2005

Diabetic

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ok well ravioli, garlic bread, and meat sauce has always been my favorite meal EVER!! (by the way, anyone found a good garlic bread? or breadsticks or something?)

Try Carrifaith's breadsick recipe from this thread.

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...9;s+breadsticks

If you cut the end of the baggie too much and squeeze the dough out too fast and let it rise quite a bit you end up with little loaves that can be used for sandwiches. I found that out by accident.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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Subway is probably one of the things I miss the most! Its not the like sub bread, but pamela's bread mix is REALLY good, we've even added cinnamon, and then its like cinnamon bread (imagine that, add cinnamon to bread and you get cinnamon bread!). Anyways, I think its really hard to make gluten free buns and sub bread, i have yet to find a good bun.

feel free to pm me if you want

becca

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wow.... i think i might be the first actual TEEN hint hint to post here :rolleyes:

but! let's see... oh shoot... i was gonna tell you the brands tomorrow but i dropped my jello spoon so i'll go find out now :lol: :lol:

for bread, it's not great, it's not subway, and it doesn't look too appealing unless you toast it, but i like the sandwich bread by Foods by George that they have at Whole Foods

and for pizzas... wait... noooo gahh forgot the name... ummm... tell you tomorrow ;)

and now for my "poor me" story, since everyone else has had one:

ok well ravioli, garlic bread, and meat sauce has always been my favorite meal EVER!! (by the way, anyone found a good garlic bread? or breadsticks or something?)

but anyways my whole family was eating that meal in its entirety, which is kind of a rare thing, and then i came downstairs when they were getting ready to eat it and i swear i almost cried

then, i go to hole up in my big chair in the family room (it's connected to the kitchen, no wall or anything) and watch tv to distract myself, and then my mom tells me, no, i have to let my sister choose the show!!! urrrgh i was mad :angry: :angry:

Chebe mixes have really good pizzas and bread mixes, but we make the bread into breadsticks, and we use pamela's bread mix to make garlic bread. you just have to put the slices of bread on a cookie sheet (use parchment paper or something of the sort if you dont have a gluten free cookie sheet) spread some olive oil and shredded garlic (that sounds weird but i don't know how to describe it) on it, then put it in the oven until its kind of toasted and crisp around the edges.

Also, I hate it when my family has my favorite dinner when I can't have it. Ugh!

becca

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for the 1st post:

i know exactly how you feel! i miss pizza, pasta, cakes, cookies, all of it!

both my dad and i have celiac and he really misses the beer!

im at boarding school and my friends here and like more moms, they check snacks for me and what im eating! it's not as annoying as it sounds! the kitchen does a FAB job with special foods for me tho it is hard. does anyone know of some decent bread? cause the stuff that i've had is very dry to say the least!

also any good cakes, cookies etc that you guys know of?

any help would be great! thanks :P

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I'm not a teen (sorry) but I can sooo relate! The office where I pay my phone bill every month is actually attached to a Subway, and the SMELL... Omg... it's torture.

I haven't found a bread recipe that is anywhere near as good as Subway... But pizza and brownies, I totally do! For brownies, I think the two best mixes are Gluten Free Pantry, and Pamela's-- in that order. For pizza, Gluten Free Pantry is ok, but I like my from-scratch better. Let me know if you want the recipe. Kinnikinick frozen pizza crusts are excellent, too-- and quick and easy!

I think the Gluten Free Pantry brownie mix is just as good as regular- and they have it at a lot of Wal-marts now.

I know, it is hard. Sometimes it's the silliest little things that get me... Like when my husband had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on soft squishy regular bread the other day. I took the plate from him, and just SNIFFED his sandwich. :lol:

Well I can identify with the girl needing to vent...I have mood swings about how I feel about this disease. it's sooooooooooo hard sometimes....but then I realize I dont want to get sick like I used to. This disease brought me my neice, the most amazing, beautiful, strong little girl I have ever seen in my life. Without celiac disease, I wouldn't have her....so therefore I am grateful.Being her aunt is my favorite job in the whole wide world. it is hard....but i know that somwhow I am supposed to bring this disease into the public eye even more

I am a fighter, a survivor

I will always win with this disese

PEACE OUT

Kateeeerrrrrzzzzz

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Amy's makes good bread, and bob's red mill makes really good cakes, i'm not sure about cookies.

The other day I had this HUGE craving for pizza rolls, so I'm surrounding myself with good food i can have instead. still, its so hard!

becca

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I love Foods By George Gluten Free Pizzas, and Grainless Baker pizzas are probably the most realistic (just google it). As for bread, I found a GREAT bagel, the Glutino brand...you just have to toast it haha. My mom and I have been on the biggest search to find good food and its coming along. I love Amy's products too, great enchilladas and mac & cheese. This disease definitely sucks and we have every right to vent.


gluten free since 12/07

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I know it seems hard, but you can't cheat! Every miniscule amount of gluten in your body can do big damage...it's not worth it to cheat. Unlike diets to loose weight, Celiac does real damage. I know how tempting it is to see or hear others talking about their gluten and stuff, but just say no!

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Ok anytime you wanna talk/vent email me at allisonnn04@aim.com...I am a teen (14) and I also have times when that exact thing happens and I would reallllyyy love to talk to you.soo email me pleassssssssseeeeee!I have no celiac friends and i am the only one in my family

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for the 1st post:

i know exactly how you feel! i miss pizza, pasta, cakes, cookies, all of it!

both my dad and i have celiac and he really misses the beer!

im at boarding school and my friends here and like more moms, they check snacks for me and what im eating! it's not as annoying as it sounds! the kitchen does a FAB job with special foods for me tho it is hard. does anyone know of some decent bread? cause the stuff that i've had is very dry to say the least!

also any good cakes, cookies etc that you guys know of?

any help would be great! thanks :P

The best bread I've tried is made by Udi's. It tastes like a plain white bread, and it is nice because it's sold in the freezer section of my normal grocery store. Udi's also makes really good gluten-free pizza crusts and cookies :D

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