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Hello all, been a couple of weeks since I have been here. Went to doctor, was told my gallbladder needs to com out, that along with my pancreas, liver, are all inflammed. So, Im starving to death! I am to be eating very, very careful, trying to ease the gallbladder a bit, trying to avoid the surgery until at least nov. 1 when the insurance starts again..anyway, if I need emergency surgery, then so be it.. anyhow, I am to avoid red meat, all fried food, (good thing anyway cause Im going gluten free, even though I havent been officialy diagnosed celiac), but I also have to avoid most raw veggies, hard to digest, and, among other things, couple of years ago, I had the scratch testsing done for allergies, and was told I show a reaction to eggs, rice, melon, bananas, so, Im am starving! most of the gluten free cereals, and breads, pastas, are all made with some kind of rice. Oh, Im also lactose intolerant, so, I have pretty much been living off of tuna, peas, jello, and lactaid milk, (but I dont think that is agreeing with me either)... any ideas on gluten free, rice free foods? sorry for the rambling, I think Im a bit foggy from starving!

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What about roasted vegetables? Potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, squash, carrots, tomatoes, beets, yams... take any kind of vegetables you like...

1) cut them into small chunks

2) coat with olive oil

3) sprinkle with salt and pepper (maybe some herbs too... or garlic)

4) bake in the oven at 375 until browned (at least an hour)

Roasting brings out the sweetness in vegetables and makes them easy to digest. Olive oil is a healthy fat... and roasted vegetables are guaranteed gluten-free/rice-free as long as your pan and utensils are clean. You could change the types of vegetables and herbs each night so you don't get completely sick of it. :P Vegetables and herbs are both full of good, healing antioxidants.

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Ok, I'm allergic to eggs, too and cannot do dairy. I can do rice, but it's easy to overdo for me.

My favorites are:

roasted cut up sweet potatoes w/ olive oil, salt, garlic and parsley

chicken is always nice and bland... if you need it to be. if you can sautee, put some olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a dish w/ some rosemary and swirl the chicken around in there and then sautee it. YUM!

can you do beans? they don't bother me, but i know they do others. i add roasted sweet potatoes to black beans for a mexican inspired dish. add some lime juice, garlic, cumin to it, one of my faves. add some avocado on top w/ some cilantro and that is good stuff.

Can you tell I'm a sweet potato junkie? hehe :lol:

sauteed zucchini and mushrooms is another of my favorites. it cooks both so they are softer, but taste wonderful. salt and garlic...

find a gluten-free vegan cookbook if you can. that was the best thing i ever bought, then you can, as i like to say "dirty it up" with some meat. but it is great for substituting the egg/dairy. also, check out karina's blog- http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/

lots of food allergies/intolerances there, so it should help!

don't starve!!! there's too much good stuff out there to eat!!!

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Make chicken soup from scratch and freeze some. Chicken, carrots, celery, onions. I would stay away from "starchy veggies" since you said you are having trouble with rice. (starch)

Pork chops, fish like orange roughy or walleye or salmon, tuna, turkey, cornish hens, boiled eggs,

Almonds, olives, dill pickles, cooked (steamed) veggies -

I drink almond milk - it's delicious.

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The scd diet is without rice, there are some threads about that here.

The scratch tests are about IgE reactions. Not the same as for example celiac which is immune mediated. IgE is immeddiate reactions. They can change at any time. You can maybe try out for yourself if they still hold.

The tings you mention in your posting, the gallbladder, pancreas and liver, this is all celiac related, and many have posted that those problems went away after going gluten-free. (and some wrote here that pancratitis returned when they were glutened or not careful about small glutenings) But of course right now you still might need gall bladder surgery because it is so inflamed.

nora

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Yes, check out the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) - it is gluten, dairy and starch free. There IS plenty to eat - just not the high-carb, high-sugar stuff which is what causes a lot of our health issues.

I could not eat eggs initially, but within a few weeks of starting the SCD I could cope with them ok, as long as they were well-cooked, so runny omelet was out, but well-cooked was in!

I also couldn't cope with most fruit either but can now eat banana, blueberries, apple, green grapes and a few (not too acid) raspberries and strawberries occasionally. I cope with banana better when eaten with something else like fruit salad or with yogurt but generally its fine.

There is a SCD thread on this section and you can also check out 'breaking the vicious cycle' and 'Pecanbread' websites. There are also SCD recipe sites.

About 10 days after going gluten-free and dairy-free my liver had a clear-out. I had been taking Milk Thistle capsules for liver support along with lemon water and suddenly one afternoon felt something move down my right side behind my ribs. My liver was a bit sore for a couple days but was ok after that. I suspect it had been dumping stones and sludge. A couple weeks earlier I also suspected that I had off-loaded gallstones as I noticed something in the loo that I realised after I had flushed were probably stones (they looked a bit like peas, but I hadn't eaten any!) and when I had an ultra-sound my gall-bladder was empty which was fantastic! It is possible that the fat malabsorption and floaty stools may have been due to my gallbladder being inflamed for a while due to the stone dumping.

Whilst my stools were pretty peculiar for 3 or 4 weeks after starting the SCD, since then they have been pretty normal. I now take the Milk thistle for 2 weeks or so out of every 2 months to keep the liver support going.

The SCD advocates a limited selection of soft cooked food initially until the gut starts to heal, then you can start to gradually introduce other foods. It is a very gentle diet that is designed to help the body heal. Please feel free to join our thread and ask any questions. We're all in the same boat!

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Could you eat quinoa istead of rice, as a pilaf etc.

Make "hamburger" steaks- ground pork or chicken,tofu instead of egg(up to equal amounts ground meat and tofu), finely chopped veg of your choice and a sauce like the one in this recipe http://www.recipezaar.com/29000 The tofu actually hold the meat mixture together very well in place of breadcrumbs or egg.

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Thank you all so much! Im very glad I stumbled upon this website. I am going to research the scd (I hope I got that right) its sounds like what I need to do. I did go to the store today, looked at the sweet potatoes, they were all gross! Im going to go to a better store tomorow. In the meantime tonight, Im going to do more research. thanks for the help! by the way, I love the idea of roasting the veggies, Im not a cook at all, so it sounds simple, but I never would have thought of doing it on my own, thanks for the tip!

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If you do want to bake, rice flour can easily be replaced with ones such as sorghum or millet flour. In fact, I don't use any rice flours at all.

In place of rice in dishes, you could try millet, amaranth, Kasha (roasted buckwheat - not related to wheat), or teff. I don't like quinoa, as it is very bitter.

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Hello all, been a couple of weeks since I have been here. Went to doctor, was told my gallbladder needs to com out, that along with my pancreas, liver, are all inflammed. So, Im starving to death! I am to be eating very, very careful, trying to ease the gallbladder a bit, trying to avoid the surgery until at least nov. 1 when the insurance starts again..anyway, if I need emergency surgery, then so be it.. anyhow, I am to avoid red meat, all fried food, (good thing anyway cause Im going gluten free, even though I havent been officialy diagnosed celiac), but I also have to avoid most raw veggies, hard to digest, and, among other things, couple of years ago, I had the scratch testsing done for allergies, and was told I show a reaction to eggs, rice, melon, bananas, so, Im am starving! most of the gluten free cereals, and breads, pastas, are all made with some kind of rice. Oh, Im also lactose intolerant, so, I have pretty much been living off of tuna, peas, jello, and lactaid milk, (but I dont think that is agreeing with me either)... any ideas on gluten free, rice free foods? sorry for the rambling, I think Im a bit foggy from starving!

Ancient Harvest Quinoa pasta is rice-free. Erewhon makes corn flakes. Envirokidz Gorilla Much and Peanut Butter Panda Puffs are rice free. Hemp Milk is an awesome rice-free dairy alternative. Bette Hagman's Gluten-Free Gourmet Bread cookbook has quite a few recipes that are egg-free and are either rice free or can be made with other flours.

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If you do want to bake, rice flour can easily be replaced with ones such as sorghum or millet flour. In fact, I don't use any rice flours at all.

In place of rice in dishes, you could try millet, amaranth, Kasha (roasted buckwheat - not related to wheat), or teff. I don't like quinoa, as it is very bitter.

RiceGuy,

Have you tried rinsing the grains well before you cook them? I measure out the amount I'm using and put it in a fine mesh stainer and rinse, moving the grains around with my hand, under running tap water.

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RiceGuy,

Have you tried rinsing the grains well before you cook them? I measure out the amount I'm using and put it in a fine mesh stainer and rinse, moving the grains around with my hand, under running tap water.

I'm guessing you're referring to quinoa, yes? I probably should have clarified that I haven't bothered to try quinoa grain. I tried the flour, which is what I found to be quite bitter. From what others say about quinoa in general, I figured the flour would be the least foul of the two. If the whole grain is not bitter once rinsed, then somebody needs to tell the people who make the flour.

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If the whole grain is not bitter once rinsed, then somebody needs to tell the people who make the flour.

:lol: I suspected that the flour would be bitter for the reasons mentioned. That's why I haven't tried it yet! :lol:

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The flour IS bitter. But if you rinse the grains well whole and cook them they are not. But Im not eating any grains at the moment. I tried corn again recently.....and up went the blood sugar. I'll stick to veggies and some fruits for my carbs. :)

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