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What You Would Like That Is Gluten Free, Your Choice! Question

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Okay,

So I am super curious. If everyone on this forum, had to pick one or two things, or maybe even more, that they could get at the store or online that is gluten free, what would it be. I am curious what people look for the most. Which items, foods, anything. Please let me know. The more replies the better. Be specific if you like, soy, lactose free, etc. I am running a sort of quasi experiment/survey for future reference. Please feel free to share what you would want the most!

Thanks.

Alexis. :)

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Hi Alexis,

It sounds like you're asking a hypothetical question... but actually, you can already get just about anything you want in a gluten-free version. Chocolate cake, pizza crust, pasta... in some places there are even gluten-free bakeries for bread, pastries, etc...

I've never ordered anything online. Some gluten-free processed foods are delicious, but some are not. I'm not willing to pay a lot for S&H on a gamble. ;)

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If I was to make a "wish list" of sorts, I suppose one of the items I'd like is a gluten-free version of Triscuits.

Generally speaking, I mostly want gluten-free flours and stuff more widely available, and at reasonable prices. But I guess that goes without saying.

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I can modify and make many things gluten-free that I like that *mostly* taste good but I can't get gluten-free red licorice !

I'm working on a gluten-free licorice recipe, and will be sure to post it once I get it to work. However, it won't be red unless you color it somehow.

I figure since gummy candies are made from modified cornstarch, something like licorice can't be too difficult. Maybe, an easy way out would be to melt some gummy candies, and add some licorice root and anise extracts. Probably also a bit of some sort of starch to make it less gummy once it cools.

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Okay,

So I am super curious. If everyone on this forum, had to pick one or two things, or maybe even more, that they could get at the store or online that is gluten free, what would it be. I am curious what people look for the most. Which items, foods, anything. Please let me know. The more replies the better. Be specific if you like, soy, lactose free, etc. I am running a sort of quasi experiment/survey for future reference. Please feel free to share what you would want the most!

Thanks.

Alexis. :)

I cook mostly from scratch so I don't buy too many things but the ones I do buy I am grateful to find gluten free. I concur with the person who stated, gluten free flours at a reasonable price. I like gluten free soy sauce, gluten-free hoisin and gluten-free worcestershire sauce (the last two took me several years to find gluten-free, I'm glad not to have to make them from scratch anymore).

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I cook mostly from scratch so I don't buy too many things but the ones I do buy I am grateful to find gluten free. I concur with the person who stated, gluten free flours at a reasonable price. I like gluten free soy sauce, gluten-free hoisin and gluten-free worcestershire sauce (the last two took me several years to find gluten-free, I'm glad not to have to make them from scratch anymore).

Braggs Liquid Aminos is a great gluten-free sub for soy sauce.

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I have gotten to where I can make any-darn-thing gluten-free I want. The ONE thing I would LOVE to have made gluten-free though is my favorite ice cream flavor, Ben & Jerry's Mint Chocolate Cookie. I gotta get an ice cream maker.

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I would like more stuff, like pretzels and crackers that are gluten free, dairy free and, the hardest, SOYA free. I find that companies use lots of soya flour in these savoury things and i find it really hard to give her 'healthy' snacks that i can keep in the car. I know that dried fruit is always an option, but hey, how much fruit can a not yet 4 year old eat?!?!

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No, actually I am asking for another reason. And yes, it is hypothetical. I just want responses to my question. Thanks for the criticism but it is falling on deaf ears. I obviously already know about Gluten Free foods or I wouldn't be here. Thanks anyway.

Hi Alexis,

It sounds like you're asking a hypothetical question... but actually, you can already get just about anything you want in a gluten-free version. Chocolate cake, pizza crust, pasta... in some places there are even gluten-free bakeries for bread, pastries, etc...

I've never ordered anything online. Some gluten-free processed foods are delicious, but some are not. I'm not willing to pay a lot for S&H on a gamble. ;)

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Thanks to everyone for your great replies so far. This is great. I actually have a reason for asking, and I will probably reveal what that is pretty soon. But I want everyone's non biased responses first before saying anything. I have found that there are LOTS of things that I cannot buy at the store that would just make my life easier if they had it. I don't mind cooking from scratch and I do lots. BUT, it would be so much nicer if there were more varieties of frozen pizza for example, or more flavors of pies, so I wouldn't have to do it from scratch every time. Or premade cakes, or different crackers that didn't feel like cardboard sometimes. LOL. Chicken breading I know you can get but it is super hard to find, or hot dog buns. You can order them but you have to pay unGodly amounts of shipping. So I am looking for the every day basics that if you wanted to just go to the cupboard or fridge and grab _______ what would it be? These are great responses so far. Please keep replying as you think of things. You can reply as much as you want. Thanks a bunch to everyone!

Alexis :lol:

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All right... I thought of one. Gluten-free, dairy-free croissants.

I am a croissant SNOB :P I haven't even dared to try the gluten-free breads because I just can't imagine they're going to be anything like the original. Croissants are the ultimate in gluteny goodness. So light and flaky. And with chocolate in the middle...

Ohhhh... and baklava. That texture with all the layers of phyllo dough... mmmm.

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gluten-free/DF pizza, pita bread, TV dinner type foods, gluten-free/DF candy bars, gluten-free/DF cheez-it-like crackers, and girl scout cookies! And all for the regular glutenous version prices!

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Wow, we have a lot in common. I still eat dairy. But I have started taking probiotics on my own because of the diet, and I have also lost a ton of weight. It's crazy. I have been gluten free since January or so of this year and it has helped a lot. I can actually eat food and stuff now, whereas before I just felt sick all the time and didn't eat much. So we have a lot in common. I would like to hear more of how you deal with stuff or what else you have found works for you. :)

And that's for the great suggestions. Everyone is really writing some good ones. Girl Scout cookies seems to be a big one. And I can TOTALLY RELATE. It kills me, I miss the Thin Mints!!! LOL

gluten-free/DF pizza, pita bread, TV dinner type foods, gluten-free/DF candy bars, gluten-free/DF cheez-it-like crackers, and girl scout cookies! And all for the regular glutenous version prices!

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Wow, we have a lot in common. I still eat dairy. But I have started taking probiotics on my own because of the diet, and I have also lost a ton of weight. It's crazy. I have been gluten free since January or so of this year and it has helped a lot. I can actually eat food and stuff now, whereas before I just felt sick all the time and didn't eat much. So we have a lot in common. I would like to hear more of how you deal with stuff or what else you have found works for you. :)

And that's for the great suggestions. Everyone is really writing some good ones. Girl Scout cookies seems to be a big one. And I can TOTALLY RELATE. It kills me, I miss the Thin Mints!!! LOL

Mint lovers...these might satisfy:

http://killthegluten.blogspot.com/2008/02/...ty-cookies.html

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Wonka'

Your request was for pierogis, ravioli & phyllo dough. Conte's, Ceasar's & Depumas all have wonderful Italian things......all gluten-free. Can't help in the last one!!!!

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gluten-free/DF pizza, pita bread, TV dinner type foods, gluten-free/DF candy bars, gluten-free/DF cheez-it-like crackers, and girl scout cookies! And all for the regular glutenous version prices!

Oh! Those girl scout samoa cookies were the ones I liked. One of these days I'm gonna make 'em gluten-free, and dairy-free/sugar-free too.

About the pita bread - that one's easy. I've made it several times, only it was never my intention :lol: Now I just have to recall what it was I did...I'll post the recipe once I remember...

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Oooh....

a thick slice of toasted artisan seven grain (seibenfelder) bread with real butter (I am gluten-free/cf)!

And to be able to eat a piece of wedding cake...

baklava...

a slice (one slice!) of pizza with everything...

giant begian fluffy waffles from Pannekoekan...

an ice cream cone... with real ice cream!

giant ravioli stuffed with cheese...

bruschetta....

a simple piece of peanut butter toast on oatnut bread...

chocolate from Lindt....

a slab of aged parmegianno reggiano and/ or manchego on real crackers....

dim sum....

God has a lot to answer for when I get to the other side. Actually, if i understand it correctly, in Islam if you have stomach problems during your life, you go straight to heaven when you die. Maybe it will be a huge banquet hall with all of these things.

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Wonka'

Your request was for pierogis, ravioli & phyllo dough. Conte's, Ceasar's & Depumas all have wonderful Italian things......all gluten-free. Can't help in the last one!!!!

I've never seen any of those brands here in Vancouver (Canada). I'll have to pick some up the next time I'm in the USA.

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Saltines. And Ritz crackers. What's the point of finding Heinz tomato soup that tastes like Campbell's and is gluten-free if I can't crumble a whole sleeve of saltines into it? Sigh.

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I think one of my biggest desires is cracker and pretzel type snacks for my kids that are gluten-free that I could find at any grocery store instead of making a special trip to the Health Foods store and paying twice what their gluten containing counterparts cost.

OH, and a gluten-free OREO-like cookie (that I don't have to make from scratch) that really tastes like an OREO instead of cardboard.

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Frozen egg noodles....like Reame's........and don't want to make them from scratch <_< ..........too much time in the kitchen for me!

I miss my famous chicken and noodles. :(

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Thin Mint cookie recipes found here:

Link won't work so try this:

forums.gluten free.com

scroll to cookies, then thin mints

I found these recipes just a minute ago. If anyone tries them, plz post your results...thanks ;)

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