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Gluten Free/allergy Free Recipe Site With A Search Engine

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I was wondering if anyone knows of a recipe database type site where you can eliminate common allergens (gluten/wheat, soy, dairy, etc) when searching? I use some of the mainstream ones (allrecipes, recipezaar, etc) but many of them do not allow more than three or four exclusions and usually the recipes that come up still have ingredients that contain an allergen such as "cream-of-something soup" or if I put soy in the exclusion list it still brings up something with edamame. And I find that most of the "gluten free" recipes are for baked goods, whereas if I'm looking for something like a soup or stew it may be gluten free, but not in that category. I have to look through twenty recipes that may use flour or cream soup of some other forbidden ingredient to find one that does not. Yes, I know I can substitute many things to make a recipe anyway (and I have done that) but I would love it if I could go to a search engine and bring up twenty (or more) recipes for something without having to worry about whether a substitution will change the recipe taste/texture/cooking time, etc... So does it exist? If not, who wants to start a new business venture? :)

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GEE, we sound like we go through the same thing!

i have NOT found one site i am happy with.

i HAVE found a couple cookbooks that have recipes i like. my 2 fav are:

The Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet,

and the other is

The Everything Food Allergy Cookbook: Prepare easy-to-make meals--without nuts, milk, wheat, eggs, fish or soy.

both are set up so that they are (fairly) clearly marked at the top of the page what is NOT in the item (the kid friendly is clearer, the everything has pretty clear directions but the actual ingredient list is small and on the side of the page...)

some websites that i use are (i hope they don't get blocked by the server):

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/special_diet_recipes

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/ and then i type in gluten free - but it's still hit or miss

http://minusgluten.com/index.php

http://glutenfreeislife.wordpress.com/recipes/

http://www.livingwithout.com/

http://iamglutenfree.blogspot.com/

http://www.celiacchicks.com/

http://www.glutenfreemusings.com/ - she eats almost no meat or dairy

i hope this is helpful!!!

i am moving in the next couple weeks and my new place is already designated a gluten-free/CF/SF, citric, chocolate, & caffeine free zone....

a few years ago i started to write my "family" cookbook for a graduate class.

my goal is to start a new one based on the recipes i find i like and can live w/ following my new food guidelines.

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thank you char, that is very helpful. I have seen some of those websites before and some are new. I have to spend some time exploring them. I guess it was too much to hope that there was one site with everything I'm looking for. I guess I'll just keep searching and browsing gluten-free blogs. I love to cook, but since cutting out gluten, soy and dairy my menu has been really boring. This board is a great source of inspiration.

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Haven't found exactly that, but there's a site with a recipe exchange (if they ever get their database back up): http://www.gluten.net/recipes/index.php?cmd=6&recid=2 where I got a WONDERFUL recipe for replacing condensed cream of whatever soup that takes about 5-10 minutes (max) to make, is EASY, and works perfectly! Since their site is down (and has been for weeks), here's the recipe:

1 cup cold milk

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1 1/2 Tbsp butter

1 tsp chicken bouillon

1/2 tsp salt (if you're used to the healthy request lower sodium ones, leave this out)

dash pepper

In small saucepan, whisk milk and cornstarch till well blended.

Stir in butter, bouillon, salt, and pepper.

Heat to a boil, stirring frequently. Simmer on low for 1 minute more to thicken.

Cream of Mushroom: stir in drained 4 oz can mushroom pieces

Cream of Chicken: stir in 1/2 cup cooked chicken pieces

Cream of Celery: stir in 1/2 cup sauteed chopped celery

1 recipe = 1 can cream of whatever soup.

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thank you char, that is very helpful. I have seen some of those websites before and some are new. I have to spend some time exploring them. I guess it was too much to hope that there was one site with everything I'm looking for. I guess I'll just keep searching and browsing gluten-free blogs. I love to cook, but since cutting out gluten, soy and dairy my menu has been really boring. This board is a great source of inspiration.

oops -- hadn't seen your dairy issue too. That recipe won't work... Sorry.

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Two that I would recommend are foodieview.com and eatyourbooks.com. Foodieview is free and searches recipes on the web. You can customize searches a number of ways on both of these websites, but what I love about eatyourbooks is that you enter a list of your cookbooks and eatyourbooks browses their indices. It has a free month-long trial and costs $25/year or $50/lifetime membership, if that is still being offered. I have fallen in love with eatyourbooks, because it's all about my recipe collection and while it has a gluten-free customization as well as a vegetarian one, I find that I don't use these any more, because I'm comfortable enough with adapting recipes now after 4-5 years gluten-free, so that may be a consideration for you, as well. Still, I just harvested the entire baby bok choy crop from the garden last night and so I'm using it to find those kinds of recipes.

HTH,

Margaret

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