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I honestly don't worry about the measurements I just boil it like macaroni until it is soft enough and then drain it. I have way more water than rice. This worked the best for me. I have also done it in the crock pot, I think I may have written on here in the recipes how long I cooked it for.
Good question, I would like to know the answer for adults too. I have wondered this for awhile now.
Welcome to the group! keep watching all of the videos and read everyone's posts, I think it is a great way to learn. Also, don't forget to look at the recipe section there are so many good ideas there. Dr. O also has a book with recipes and there are many others online with books with grain free recipes. spunkycoconut.com, elanaspantry.com are two good ones that come to mind right away, they both have good cookbooks too. If you are on facebook “grainfreemom” is a good one too, she has a website too, but don't know the name of it right now.
So glad you are already beginning to feel better. Take one step at a time, sounds like you have a good dr. I would ask about probiotics and ask to be tested for leaky gut syndrome. There is probably a bunch more things you could be tested for too, like maybe candida. Best wishes and if you have questions this is the place to ask if we don't know Dr O is full of GREAT information and he is good about reading these posts and replying. I also am so glad to have found his site!
I tried to edit above post, but it didn't change:
I forgot to say I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce too.
Judy, there is a new beef stir recipe I just posted in the recipe forum, take a look. It is really good!
Here is a link to one of the BBQ sauce recipes I use:
I would worry about the lunch meat, even though they say gluten free, I would almost bet they have other “grain” fillers in them. I looked on their website and they don't list ingredients but they gave a number you could call to get a list. I eat NO processed lunch meat. I think potatoes are ok if you aren't trying to lose weight, they will kill a weight loss program. I would also read the label on your smart balance, it probably has soy it in. I would say grass fed butter would be a better way to go for that. I would also check the label on your bacon, there are good bacon choices out there, US wellness.com has bacon that is safe. It seems like corn syrup is in everything.
I looked at my menu list (I have added more recently, will try and remember them)
” Chicken (on the grill usuually
vegetable beef soup
bulgogi (recipe on here very good!)
chicken/or turkey soup
chicken strips/nuggets or whole breasts – I dip them in egg yolk and then bread in a mixture of almondflour with salt, garlic, pepper etc)
chili dogs (day after chili day) I buy applegate hotdogs, if you can't find them local applegatefarms.com
hot dogs and beans (I am trying to perfect a baked bean recipe, just keep looking up recipes and trying to perfect)
salmon filets (I like to bread those with almond flour too)
salmon patties ( i use almond flour instead of cracker crumbs and salt and pepper and egg)
sloppy joes (still trying to get a super good recipe for that too)
spaghetti (I use spaghetti squash, black bean spaghetti or mung bean noodles for the spaghetti)
sweet and sour chicken (I use sugar free jams and or pineapple (fresh), just look up recipes online and try to adapt with the jams and pineapple instead of sugar)
taco salad – one of my favorites, everyone else can have the taco shells if they want (JUST be careful, my daughter onces through her flour shell on top of the meat to warm it up, so much for my meal)
websites I can think of off the top of my head
Elanaspantry.com (she has a couple of GREAT cookbooks too)
spunkycoconut.com(she has a couple of GREAT cookbooks too)
lexieskitchen.com (not sure of spelling on that one)
If I think of more I will let you know. Don't give up it is harder with parents in the house but you can do it, it is sooooo worth it!
use your search engine for paleo recipes and grainfree recipes
I drink water, (you can buy a cheap “brita type” filter for your faucet or a pitcher with a filter in it. I make lemonade, peppermint tea, occassionally I drink juice, (but very rare, it is terrible for the weight loss I want to achieve), once in a while I make chocolate milk from cashew milk (I use organic cocoa powder and stevia or xylitol or whatever sweetener you prefer). Most of the time I just drink water though, it is easy and you can usually buy a bottle of water when you are out and about. I must admit that once in a great while, when the rest of the family want to go to McDonald's I go in and buy an iced tea so I feel like I am “dining out” with them.
I just looked it up and it said they are a seed of a “cashew tree apple”. But, I'm pretty sure they are safe to eat.
I get real tired of eating out with anyone, because that is always where the conversation goes, then I get to see their eyes roll or you can just tell by what they say (mind you they brought it up), they think I'm stupid for eating the way I do. I am getting to a point where when people ask, I'm just going to say, I really don't like to talk about my diet. We went out to eat with a family member a few weeks ago and he brought a cake for a birthday and told me, I'm not sure if it's gluten free, but I'm pretty sure it is. WHAT? Are you kidding me, I said, “there is NO way that cake is safe for me to eat.” It was a normal devils food cake not even traditional gluten free. He just wanted met to have a piece and acted hurt because I didn't. I told him I was way to full anyway and wouldn't have eaten it even if I could have……How can they think I am deprived, when I just ate a steak and baked potato, cooked with no seasoning and plain potato. I really was stuffed! Guess I got off on a tangent, sorry….LOL
After reading bodyheartnsoul's post, I am sitting here wondering if we become allergic to foods because we eat so much of them, like nuts and coconut, because that is what we use instead of glutenous foods. Any comments Dr. O?
That's fantastic, so glad to hear the good news! After you are done with your rice flour, I just wanted to tell you I use almond flour to bread meat and things like zuchinni and it is really good. My family all love it. (I have very fussy 18 year sons that love it too) I season it with whatever seasoning you like, dip my meat in egg and then in the seasoned “crumbs” and it is great! Nuts online has an organic almond flour (the unblanched kind) that is not as fine as the others and for breading things I think it tastes best. For baking I used the blanched because it is more fine and soft like flour. Best wishes and I hope you keep improving, so thankful you wife is on board also! (nutsonline.com also sells gluten free beans)
It is tough especially with all of your allergies,but oh so worth it. I would suggest making a list of all of the meals you can have and know how to make, maybe even search the web for some more recipes. Type up a menu plan for a month, including your rotation. When you make these foods make enough to freeze several one serving portions and label them well. You will have to clean out your freezer if you only have a small one in your fridge. (If you are like me there was a lot of stuff in there that I couldn't eat) Give or throw out that food, it is hard, but you can't eat it anyway. I find it is so much easier when I have meals prepared ahead in the freezer, then on the nights I am prepared and feeling like cooking I can and the other nights I just grab out of the freezer and warm up.
As far as the grocery store goes, I find I pretty much just walk the outside perimeter of the store. I have learned to not feel bad about that, I don't crave any of that processed stuff anymore at all.
If I were you I wouldn't even worry about the testing, just start eating the things you know you can have, if you are allergic to gluten, then I would cut all grains out of your diet. I would also check your supplements and make sure they are also grain free, if they are not, you may want to contact Dr. O's office and purchase your supplements through him. (that could be causing your relapse feeling)
I hope this helps, don't give up! We all go through trials and tribulations, think of this group as your gluten free support group!
I think Dr. O will do over the phone consultations too, you probably need to talk to him personally to get this figured out. Either that or find a functional medicine Dr. near you. I agree with the probiotic thing though, you should really check into probiotics. Antibiotics ruin your gut flora.
I buy the mung beans online, I believe I got them through Amazon.