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  1. I have to vote for Trader Joes, it is cheaper and it makes awesome brownies that have the thin crust over the tops that cracks when you bite it (that's my favorite part) I add choco chips and it is even better
  2. Janessa

    Help Me Before I Litterally Waste Away.

    I hope you don't have any more allergies or intolerances, but just so you know I had a bunch or skin and blood tests for allergies and nothing showed up not even things I knew I was already allergic to like peanuts. My dr. explained the...
  3. Janessa

    Help Me Before I Litterally Waste Away.

    you could possibly have additional intolerances that could be holding you back. I know that Ensure is almost 100% highly processed corn and soy, not good for you even if you can have them, there is another vitamin drink I use called mix...
  4. you need something acidic like lemon juice, if you google soaking grains you will find a lot of info from people who know more than me and they might have other suggestions posted
  5. I forgot to add when you are baking you only soak the flours and sugar in the kefir mixture and when they are done soaking then you add the rest of the ingredients and bake as normal. Things you make like this come out so fluffy and tender...
  6. I am on a 4 day rotation with all foods I can tolerate, to prevent new intolerances from developing. you can by sprouted rice at some places like Whole Foods, but one way you can do it cheap is I throw my brown rice in the rice cooker...
  7. I am also vegetarian and there is still tons of stuff for you to eat If you have a Trader Joes near you they have tons of gluten free food much cheaper, I like their brown rice pasta the best, they have mac and cheese, brownie mix, pancake...
  8. I like this recipe but find it too sweet, if I reduce the amount of sugar do I need to add something else since it is the only dry ingredient?
  9. Janessa

    Orange County, Ca

    There are some place in Long Beach I like on 2nd st which is practically the OC like Z pizza and Natraj Indian are gluten free friendly Veggie Grill in Irvine is good And Disneyland is gluten free friendly, go to the restaurants...
  10. stop eating bread, then try again in a month or two it will taste better. I like Pamelas bread mix for regular bread and chebe for rolls. Chebe has a nice crunchy outside chewy inside texture that other gluten free breads don't have, but...
  11. do you have time to go home between work and dinner? You can have dinner then meet everyone at the restaurant and have salad or steamed veggies. You can also excuse yourself and speak to your waiter away from the table if you don't want...
  12. I am not grain free but I can't have corn and have problems with rice if I eat too often. I am also on a rotation diet and on the day I eat grains I try to eat them sprouted or fermented and this helps a lot especially with the rice. I...
  13. Use more water to avoid the thick starchy film, when you first put the pasta in the water stir it really well and stir more often while it is cooking. I find stirring it really well in the beginning and more often toward the end keeps it...
  14. Janessa

    Need Pasta Ideas.

    Do you like pesto? I use a really good fresh pesto that has no dairy, you could also make your own, toss with things like sauteed zucchini, fresh tomatoes and maybe toasted pine nuts
  15. in Hollywood area Hugo's is great, they have a menu up online and I drool every time I read it I also like Veggie Grill in Irvine