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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I was diagnosed several years ago and recently I began to have episodes of my hands itching for no reason that I could detect. The only thing that stops it is to take a Benedril. Has anyone else experienced this? It's driving me crazy.
  2. Kentucky

    About 10 years ago. I got to the point that I would start having a panic attack if I was out. I had to quit my job and haven't been able to work since. I've been on Paxil for the last 18 months and have been able to go out more but I still have panic attacks for no reason once in a while. No where near as bad as before.
  3. Kentucky

    I guess their real busy. I think I might be a little bit to far away to attend the meetings. I'm 150 miles from Lexington and even further from Louisville. ;-) I doubt if I could go if I was close enough. I don't go out much. I have a problem being around people. I pretty much stay at home except for church and grocery shopping when I can't get hubby to do it. Anyone else have this problem? It's gotten worse over the years. Lucy
  4. Kentucky

    Hi Not exactly sure where that is. I'm from Letcher County. Near the KY/VA border. About 30 miles souteast of Hazard.
  5. Kentucky

    I noticed there hasn't been any posts here for a while. Is anyone from KY still here? I live in the mountains of Southeastern ky and as far as I know I'm the only celiac. I've been a member for a long time, just haven't posted in a long time. Hope someone is still posting from KY. Lucy
  6. Flour Vrs. Starch

    You might also try potatoe flour or amaranth flour. I've used both and they are a little less grainy than the rice flours.
  7. Question About Potato Starch

    Sure, here it is: Black Magic Cake by Scott Adams 1 3/4 c rice flour 3/4 c cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 1c brewed black coffee 1/2c oil 1 tsp Vanilla 2c sugar 2tsp Baking soda 1tsp salt 2eggs 1c milk Add liquid ingredients to dry and beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Bake in 9x13" pan for 45 to 50 Minutes, or in 2 layer pans for 25 to 30 minutes. black coffee can be replaced with water if desired. I usually make mine in a cup cake pan and I usually cook it at a lower temp and a little longer. It seems that rice flour cakes cook better that way. It will be pretty moist. My non-gluten-free hubby even enjoys it. Hope you grandson likes it. Lucy
  8. Question About Potato Starch

    Thanks for all the help. The area I live in is so rural that the only place that carries gluten-free products is a Food City and the only thing they have is Rice Flour. Hey Webgyrl, thanks for the info, I'll check them out. I could order online but can't really afford the cost of the product plus the cost of the shipping. I love to cook and use what I can find. I did find a health food store in Va and they carry some of the products. But no potato starch. As far as I know there isn't another celiac within a couple of hundred miles. So splitting the cost with someone else is not an option. Hey Jean, I was diagnosed last November, 2 days before my birthday. What a wonderful present. It really was because it answered so many things about what I had been living with over the last 10 years. I have 2 sister's who live in NJ and when one came down for my son's ordination she brought me some rice pasta. Since I'm the only one here who will eat it, it should last a while. I use mostly rice flour and I found Amaranth flour and the all purpose flour mix at the health food store. I found a small bag of Xanthum she had clearanced and boy it was still $8.00. It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it. When I was first diagnosed I was all upset because I couldn't find any of the ingredients that were needed in the recipes I found. But now I just substitue. Sometimes it works out and sometimes, Yukky My hubby loves a gluten-free recipe I found for chocolate cake. He's not celiac but he tries to eat mostly what I eat at home. I fix some things he really likes separate. He's a sweety, he's the one who usually makes sure I read all the labels. I'm just so glad he is so supportive. I would have answered you by e-mail but couldn't figure out how so I'm hoping you get this one here. Thanks for all the help. Lucy
  9. Question About Potato Starch

    Thanks Sara, This is a recipe for gluten-free noodles and it calls for: 2-1/2 cups White rice flour 2/3 cup Potato starch 1/3 c Tapioca Flour 3 tsp Xanthum Gum I have the different flours but I don't have the potato starch but I do have corn starch. Potato flour and potato starch is impossible to find in this area. Just wondered if I could substitute. Thanks again. Lucy
  10. I find so many recipe's calling for potato starch. My question is can I substitute Corn Starch for Potato starch?
  11. What Is Xanthum Gum

    Thank you very much. I appreciate your answer. Lucy
  12. Okay, I give up. I've been trying to find out what Xanthum Gum is and what it's purpose is. I know that I probably sound dumb but I can't seem to find an answer. I asked the lady at the health store and she said it was used as an egg substitute. Is this true? I'm new at this, just diagnosed in November and I still am having a hard time baking any thing that looks remotely like a piece of bread. I know there is someone out there who can help. Please help..... Lucy
  13. Cornbreads and muffins

    Thanks a lot Shirley I'll have to have my daughter check and see if there is one in her area. She lives just outside of Chattanooga in Alabama. She goes to the city all the time. Wow! those are some really great prices. DH just brought me home a bag of brown rice flour and it was 3.00 for a 1 1/2 lb bag. Thanks again for the advice. Lucy
  14. Pediasure And Taxes

    I'm not sure about the pediasure but there is a form that you can fill out for your taxes so that you can claim anything that you have to buy because of being gluten-free. You can claim the difference between the cost of what you normally eat with what you now have to eat. Such as the difference between a bag of wheat flour and Rice flour. But you have to keep your receipts and you must have documentation from your dr. stating you have been diagnosed as Celiac if you are audited. Lucy
  15. Cornbreads and muffins

    Welda, I'll definitely try it. I have a recipe for Quick and Easy muffins and I have been eating them for quite a while. I take peanut butter and Jelly and smear it in the middle and it's wonderful. Here it is if you want to try it. 1/4 c sugar 2 tb shortening 2 ea eggs 1 c rice flour 1/4 ts salt 2 ts baking powder 1/2 c milk, or non dairy liquid 1/4 ts vanilla In the mixing bowl, cream together sugar and shortening. Then beat in the eggs. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder and add to the egg mixture alternately with the milk. Dont overbeat. Stir in the vanilla. These are best mixed by hand. Pour into greased muffin cups. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 min. Variation: pour half the batter in the muffin tins and sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar over the batter. Cover with the remaining batter and sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar. They are great with just about anything you eat that you would like a little bit of bread with. I like to cover them with margarine or peanut butter and jelly. I'd say you could even use just the eggs yolks. you might have to add a couple more though. Thanks Lucy