(Closed) Gluten Free?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My Fiance is gluten free and there are tons of things you can make! Our grocery store has gluten free spaghetti, gf pizza crust and a lot of other things that companies are making now.

What kind of stuff do you like? Maybe I can reccomend some brands

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My doctor put me on a gluten-free diet last year because we thought I might have Celiac.  Pretty much nothing I ate the whole six month trial was yummy.  Sorry.  I still have a bunch of recipe websites and e-newletters and stuff, if you’d like the links.

I’m sure there are yummy things, but the recipes are a LOT of work (you have to mix together a bunch of different flowers to make up for just one regular flour, etc.) and I didn’t want to go out and buy a breadmaker just so I could have a slightly-less-crappy sandwich than the ones in the gluten-free freezer at the grocery store.

Tell this girl that I feel her pain. 🙁

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

J’s mother has Celiac’s disease.  I often cook in their household (it’s where we’re currently staying until our finances get straighten out) so I know of a few dishes.

Suggestions:

  • Corn pasta – it’s delicious.  You cannot tell the difference.  You will even enjoy it. We buy the Pasta D’Oro brand.  You will not be disappointed.
  • Chicken francaise.  Instead of using flour, use corn starch to thicken the chicken broth (you have to use Progresso though) and lemon juice.
  • There’s bread and bagels you can buy as well.  I just don’t know the brand off the top of my head.  I’ll look into it.
  • I’ll also find you her recipe for cupcakes and the cookie bars that I enjoyed as well.
  • Your typical steak, hamburgers (with no bread unless you by specific kind), and french fries/potatoes.
  • French onion soup.
  • Chicken noodle soup with the corn pasta and progresso broth.
  • There’s gluten free nut bars made by nature valley.

Hmm, that’s all that I can come up with.  I’ll be back with the brand of the bread and bagels.  Also with any other suggestions I may have for you.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@FutureMrsChaney: Im not sure if you have whole food there but they have gluten free chicken nuggets in the freezer aisle that were amazing~!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

One of my best friends is allergic to flour (not gluten, flour) and we’ve learned to get around it. It was definitely a period of adjustment, I won’t lie, but there is so much available and so many resources that when you get used to it, you really can make it work!

Most of the prepackaged stuff we tried is not great, like cake mixes and stuff, but it’s so easy to make stuff from scratch (and let’s be honest – glutenous cake mix versus glutenous real cake, the scratch is going to be better too!)

http://www.celiacchicks.com/ and http://ourgaggleofgirls.com/recipes/ both have TONS of great recipes! I’ll be honest that we haven’t tried all of them, because my friend is also allergic to corn and tomatoes (yeah… seriously), but everything we have tried, we loved!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

@FutureMrsChaney: I think corn is actually the worst allergy I’ve heard of – way worse than gluten, because there is seriously corn starch in everything ! I had no idea until I had to start cooking for her hahahahaha

ETA: At least one of those sites (don’t remember which) has a whole section of “Top 8” recipes, meaning they don’t have any ingredients with the top 8 allergins in them – I’m pretty sure dairy makes that list. 🙂 jk, I was wrong. 🙁 A bunch of Rachel’s Recipe Box recipes are “wheat free, dairy free, soy free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, shellfish free, and vegetarian”

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@FutureMrsChaney: Are you allergic to the dairy protein or to something else? We noticed that even the lactose-free dairy milk made me sick we tried goat products and I can actually have them without getting sick. Also, if you bake with almond milk it doesn’t affect the taste, or at least we haven’t noticed it.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ugh sorry I dont remember what the brand was….They were the only gluten free chicken nuggets though hehe Innocent

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@FutureMrsChaney: FI is allergic to Dairy, Egg and Peanuts/Nuts. Soy is my go to for everything cooking. People always ask me what we eat and I say “EVERYTHING!” Ha!

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