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Pizza Monster

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GROAN! Ooooh! Coworkers just brought in pizza from the best place in town. It smells so darn good in all of its cheesy wheaty sinfulness! It's the best thing I've smelled in days. They've asked twice in the last 5 minutes if I want some. Yes, I want some. I really want to sink my teeth into that chewy yeasty gluteny crust. I want to ravage that pizza like a rabid dog.

On the other hand, I also want to not have a migraine and not spend hours yawning in technicolor & the rest of the week in major distress. Ahh. Ok, moving on. Just had to get that out of my system. lol Thank you for listening.

Kat


Migraines, ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, anxiety, paranoia, joint pain, vivid nightmares, exhaustion & lethargy, brain fog, bloat, GI issues--all gone or significantly reduced since dietary changes were made

Gluten-free (Nov. 2008), dairy-free (June 2009), soy-free (Aug. 2009), all-grains-and-grasses-but-rice-free (Nov. 2011); double HLA-DQ7

"'Always remember, Bilbo, when your heart wants lifting, think of pleasant things.' 'Eggs, bacon, a good full pipe, my garden at twilight....'" (The Hobbit, animated movie, 1977)

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Gosh I am sure so many of us can sympathize. Good for you for not giving into the Pizza Monster. Perhaps your dinner tonight could be a safe gluten-free pizza covered in all your favorite toppings. If you haven't discovered Gluten Free Pantry's French Bread Pizza mix it will make a great deep dish crust that has all the wonderful things we so love about pizza crust.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I know what you mean! I love pizza and yesterday went to a party at a pizza/sports bar - there were yummy looking pizzas no matter where I turned!!!!!

Ughh it was torture!!! I'm going to make a yummy pizza that I can have tonight!!

Know how you feel!

Laurie

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Here's my favorite pizza recipe. It tastes just like a local pizza place's pizza. So good w/ Hormel pepperoni!!! It is modified from a recipe someone posted here a year or two ago. I wish I could remember who to give credit to. Enjoy!!!

Foldable Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

2 packs rapid rise yeast

1 1/3 cup warm milk

1 teaspoon sugar

2/3 cup brown rice flour

2/3 cup white rice flour

1 cup tapioca starch

3 teaspoons xantham gum

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin powder

2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

2 teaspoons oil

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm milk until foamy.

In a separate larger bowl, blend together dry ingredients.

Stir in yeast mixture to dry ingredient mixture.

Add oil and apple cider vinegar.

Mix well.

Oil and flour the pizza pan

Pat down dough on pan, you may want to use cooking spray on your hands so it doesn't stick to you

Bake 10 minutes or until crust's edges are just beginning to brown.

Remove from oven and add toppings.

Return to oven and bake until done (usually 10-20 minutes)


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Does that pizza recipe you posted taste like pizza? Ive tried basically everything in form of gluten free pizza and cannot get around the cardboard box tasting crust in every pizza. It's so disgusting it makes me sick just looking at gluten free pizza.

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Does that pizza recipe you posted taste like pizza? Ive tried basically everything in form of gluten free pizza and cannot get around the cardboard box tasting crust in every pizza. It's so disgusting it makes me sick just looking at gluten free pizza.

Of the premade storebought stuff, I can tell you that the only decent one is from Against the Grain, it's a tapioca crust. Beyond that, anything you make at home will be better than storebought!


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

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Does that pizza recipe you posted taste like pizza? Ive tried basically everything in form of gluten free pizza and cannot get around the cardboard box tasting crust in every pizza. It's so disgusting it makes me sick just looking at gluten free pizza.

Yes, believe it or not it actually tastes like real pizza, not the cardboard variety. LOL It's by far the best pizza I've ever had, gluten or gluten free. My gluten eating friends all love it. Some even request that I make it when they come over. I only use Kinnikinnick brand flours because I think they taste the best and have the best texture. I use Ragu pizza sauce and Kraft FREE mozzerella cheese. YUM!


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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This sort of thing happens to me around my family alot. They'll be like, "Oh, just have a piece (or a slice), one time won't hurt you!!" And I'm like, "Yes, actually, one time WILL hurt me." And then they'll say something like, "Oh, I just don't know how you do it. I could never stop eating this yummy stuff. You have so much willpower." And then I say, "If I were doing this for vanity, then I would have had a slice. However, since I am NOT doing this for vanity -- as it is not a diet, but a way of life -- I cannot have a piece. It's not willpower, it's if I eat something, I see disease alive and well." And then they shut up because no one wants to talk about (my) health problems.

I get frustrated with that circular thinking EVERY darn time we have a meal together. Like, alright already. Of course I want to eat that chocolate cake and ice cream with you. Of course I'd like a hamburger. Of course going into a sugar or bread coma feels nice for a few minutes (before the headaches and sleepiness set in). Of course I'd like to not EVER think about what I am consuming. Of course I'd like to sit down at a restaurant and order whatever sounds good to me that day. Of course Twix will always taste good. Of course... of course... of course.

Oyyyy. :unsure:

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Y'all are awesome. :) The coworkers meant well, but oy vey. The French Bread Pizza mix and the crust recipe sound delicious; I'll definitely try them both. Mmmmm pizza. Laurie, how was yours this evening?


Migraines, ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, anxiety, paranoia, joint pain, vivid nightmares, exhaustion & lethargy, brain fog, bloat, GI issues--all gone or significantly reduced since dietary changes were made

Gluten-free (Nov. 2008), dairy-free (June 2009), soy-free (Aug. 2009), all-grains-and-grasses-but-rice-free (Nov. 2011); double HLA-DQ7

"'Always remember, Bilbo, when your heart wants lifting, think of pleasant things.' 'Eggs, bacon, a good full pipe, my garden at twilight....'" (The Hobbit, animated movie, 1977)

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This pizza recipe is fantastic! I make it weekly for our family.

Exactly how good is it?? My son's 9 year old best friend's mom called me after he had pizza here a few times and said, "OK, I know it probably has tons of ingredients, but my son has been begging me to get your pizza recipe." He is NOT a Celiac. He just happens to think this gluten-free pizza is "the best!" It is so great to have him come up and ask if he can come over and will I make him pizza. :D

It's so good that my husband and I have been sitting at Old Chicago Pizza having a gluten pizza (we are not Celiacs) and said to each other, "It's OK, but ours is definitely better."

It's so good that my son asked if I would make it for his entire class...to which I did have to say no, because I have no idea how to make pizza for 26 kids and a teacher!!!

1 T. dry yeast

2/3 c. warm water

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Oh, and that pizza keeps great for leftovers in the fridge and we've made pizzas the day before trips and then taken the whole cold pizza with us and warmed it up in the oven for our first night's dinner. I keep saying I'm going to try to freeze it, but we eat it too fast...

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Oh, and that pizza keeps great for leftovers in the fridge and we've made pizzas the day before trips and then taken the whole cold pizza with us and warmed it up in the oven for our first night's dinner. I keep saying I'm going to try to freeze it, but we eat it too fast...

It freezes extremely well. I've frozen just the crust prebaked with no toppings and I've frozen a whole cooked pizza with toppings. It heats up well in the microwave with a paper towel under it on medium heat. It tastes just as good reheated as it does fresh!


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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I need to try some of the pizza crust recipes some of you shared. I must say Namaste pizza mix is my favorite because it has seasonings mixed in, and it is so fast to prepare. Bob's Red Mill is okay if you add in some seasonings. For sauce, I like Great Value brand (make sure it's labeled Gluten-Free). Hormel pepperoni should be labled gluten-free. Kudos to all of you who make crust from scratch.


Life-long symptoms- difficulty gaining weight, fatigue, constipation, large stool, gas, dry skin, sinus allergies. Doctors recommended eating larger portions. Symptoms worsened.

Symptoms lasted three months before going gluten-free- weight loss, D, extreme irritability, skin problems.

11/06 Positive bloodwork.

12/06 Started gluten-free diet.

1/07 Canceled biopsy (symptoms were gone and I was finally gaining weight- 10 pounds in six weeks).

9/07 I've gained 20 pounds. Yeah!

9/08 Youngest daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease. (D eliminated, behavior improved, schoolwork improved.)

11/08 Two years gluten-free!

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oooh my boyfriend keeps ordering pizza at the 'tummy rumble get home for dinner and nothing prepared' time! pizza monster! :ph34r:

I found a recipe somewhere the otherday that uses polenta as a base (looking for something yeast free).. haven't got to try it yet (must buy those tomatoes...) but here is a link to one version:

Polenta pizza monster!

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Sorry to double post, but I get home last night and my boyfriend is on the phone.. yep that's right, ordering a pizza!

So I thought right, then.. I'll test out the polenta pizza. And here's how it turned out:

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I used the recipe as more of an idea and did something like this..

*1/2 cup polenta, 1 1/2 cups water (cook as per usual)

*baked it for the time they suggested

*used random veggies (capsicum, tomato, spinach - tends to go a bit crispyish- carrot, broccoli, *sweet potato and chickpeas) - sauteed them in a small frypan

*tomato paste (was a bit thick and salty.. pasta sauce would have been better)

*sprinkled on some herbs and cooked for a little bit til the veggies started to brown

only improvement would be:

when you flip over the base when you first take it out the oven, return it to the oven by itself for a couple minutes so that its not sticky on top (will make it stronger as a pizza and less sloppy). still, was pretty good and took only 30mins B)

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