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Mary, I also do a lot of googling, you can google paleo recipes, grain free recipes. I have just started using pinterest.com and I am finding some good recipe’s there too. I found an orange chicken recipe your kids might like just today. It was awesome, if they like sweet and sour chicken they would probably like it. I will post it.
You could use sugar, possibly coconut sugar (I have never used that before so I don’t know if it would get powdery or not) Other than that I have no answers other ideas.
Jeff, I too have 1 celiac gene and 1 gluten sensitivity gene and my Doctor told me that me and all of my children need to completely avoid all gluten. I also have Hashimoto’s and I so blame it on gluten. I have been grain free for a long time and then recently while on a vacation I ate some Udi’s gluten free bread (made from rice) the bloating was so awful. I don’t crave this stuff often, but vacationing is the worst. I also suffer from candida and I haven’t been following that diet and I know I need to. I found a great functional medicine Doctor here in MIchigan, but the problem is he is very expensive because he doesn’t accept insurance. So, I rarely go to him. I need to make an appointment because I know I am not completely healed. I struggle with weight loss, I was dieting and exercising with the guidance of a trainer and I still wasn’t losing weight. I have been sick off and on for 3 weeks and between that and vacations haven’t been exercising and I am so afraid to look at the scale. My advice to you is to start the true gluten free diet and don’t look back, it may take a while to heal but you will eventually get there. I don’t want to end up like my father who has had 3 different types of cancer one of them being colon cancer. He has so many health issues and I know that is right where I was headed. Try to focus on the future and even if the healing is slow at least you won’t be making things worse like my father.
P.S. My doctor told me being gluten sensitive is like being pregnant you either are or you aren’t there is no mild case of gluten sensitivity. You need to completely stay away from the poison. It was also described to me as rat poison, if you eat a tiny amount it may not kill you instantly or even make you sick right then, but if you keep putting trace amounts in your system it will eventually mess up your system in a bad way and eventually kill you.(just something to think about, I don’t mean to scare you, but it kind of scared me straight)
I had that same testing done (enteroLab) and it told me exactly what the gentic testing results meant. I can’t remember what each allele means. I’m pretty sure if you look on your test it will give you a detailed description.
If you can’t find it I’m sure someone on here knows what that means.
Nuts.com all the way! They have a GREAT gluten free section. I trust them too, my niece called them once because one of their beans (black beans I think) were not listed as gluten free and they told her they could NOT guarantee them to be gluten free. That made me feel real good about using their products!
Alfalfa is not a grain, it is actually a type of hay. (grass) Grass fed animals are fed alfalfa.
I make granola buy mixing up dates in my food processor until they are like a paste and then I mix in any combination of nuts, seeds, coconut, flax meal you can even use dairy free chocolate chips if you can eat them with no problems. This is a snack that curbs my appetite and satisfies for a long time.
I make the recipe below and use it with veggies or homemade crackers. I have also left out the onions and added lemon juice and dill weed and it is really good too.
It definitely is not the same recipe your recipe sounds so much better! 🙂
I know what you mean about bed rest it doesn't happen in this busy world we live in. I know you aren't supposed to use microwaves to cook in but some times you just gotta do what ya gotta do! We also have to be realistic, I use my microwave, I try not to leave things in plastic containers, but I don't think I could survive without my micro. especially for thawing and cooking frozen veggies. I hope you find some time to rest and relax, we all need a little pampering once in awhile, sounds like you need it now.
That sounds delicious, there are some other mug cakes on here that I posted, but this one sounds delicious!
I am starting to feel a little down about all of this, I try to eat so good and then find out I shouldn't be eating this too. I feel like eventually if I listen to everything everyone says I hear I will be drinking water only and then that will be bad because of the toxins in our water……. Sorry just had to vent my feelings.
I am starting to feel a little down about all of this, I try to eat so good and then find out I shouldn't be eating this too. I feel like eventually if I listen to everything everyone says I here I will be drinking water only and then that will be bad because of the toxins in our water……. Sorry just had to vent my feelings.
Thank you so much, I gave her this information.
This is strictly my opinion, I need to lose weight so I very rarely eat a potato. When I do eat them, I gain weight quickly. I also was diagnosed with candida and on the candida diet potatoes cause yeast in your body and it is not good. I think I have healed my candida, so I do eat a potato or maybe a 1/2 of a potato occasionally. That is my only reasons for not eating potatos. Beans, I know cross contamination is a real issue, so I buy canneloni beans from nuts.com because they are labeled gluten free. I have a lot of faith in this sight, my neice wanted to order something on that sight that would be gluten free if it didn't have cross contamination and she called them to see if it was safe and they told her no they can not guarantee them to be gluten free. So, I feel like they are honest with us. Some people have other reasons for not eating beans, I do soak mine over night and rinse them before using. I'm sure others on here have different reasons. My theory on all of this is you have to try and figure out what works best for you and go with that. You may eat something for awhile and realize it is bothering you or you may give something up and try it somewhere down the road and find out it is fine. I really believe in good clean food, with the exception of grains. (I don't think they were meant to be food for us especially the way they are genetically altered now.) Everything you do is something better than you did before. I keep saying baby steps Lori and it has been 2 years for me…LOL
I wanted to tell you that bulgogi recipe I mentioned can be put in the crock pot and is really good, it is in the recipe section of the forum here. My neice gave me that recipe and I love it! I ate it with wild rice, which I also cooked in the crock pot, that would take two crock pots though unless you cooked the rice the day before.
Just keep on keepin on and you will get there Judy!
Glad it helped, I also didn't mention the health benefit that I KNOW is saving me money on health care and drugs. I used to pop advil like it was candy!
I do the same thing Judy, I look in everyone's carts and EVERYONE has a cart full of processed JUNK. So funny, that two years ago, mine looked the same way. I am SOOOOOOO happy I have learned to eat healthy!