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Gluten free products near you...

 
 
Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 03:07 pm
been thinking about this for a while, and I'm stuck indoors today.

when I first found out I could not eat wheat any more, I thought all was lost. no pizza ever again. no brownies...

anyway, wrong answer.

I just had to start looking real hard.

so I am going to list some of the things I found that actually taste good, and maybe some other folks will get curious about them and purchase some, and then more shelf space might open up so I don't have to go to the specialty store...

"nut thin" crackers are awesome. and Wally's is starting to keep a couple of varieties in all the local stores. (as opposed to 8 or 10 in the one with a gluten free section).

so far I like the pecan ones best.

blue diamond natural is the brand.

 
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 03:34 pm
most of the "chex" cereals are gluten free.

(not the wheat chex, dummy)

and there is an amazing amount of fake bread available, but a lot of it is not worth the plastic it's wrapped in, let alone six bucks a loaf.

I like Rudi's multi-grain.

it is frozen, and I bring a little cooler so it is still mostly frozen when I get back from the special store.

I don't see it catching on in real grocery stores due to the freezing.

but it tastes and feels like bread.

excellent with pulled pork..
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 03:37 pm
@Rockhead,
I don't need to eat gluten free food but I am ever more increasingly aware of their presence in the grocery store.

Last month I had mildly suffered through a gluten free ice cream sandwich from the Coolhaus NY ice cream vending truck. It was a gluten free peanut butter cookie and Brown Butter Candied Bacon Ice Cream sandwich. Wasn't bad nor was it great either.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 03:48 pm
@tsarstepan,
most of the stuff is not nearly as good as real stuff.

it's amazing all the places you find wheat as an ingredient. (it's #1 in soy sauce)

and beer. full of gluten...

anyways, I found a pizza crust that I actually like better than the one I used to use.

Namaste foods. fancy little paper bags. from the special store.

but really tasty. lots of basil and oregano in it.

and it makes out thin like I like it...

they also do some pastas, but I've not tried any yet.

been doing trader joe's pasta mostly so far. brown rice...
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 03:59 pm
I recently cut out lots of the wheat from my diet. But I don't have to be gluten free that I know of. I did it because it is one of the foods that helps put a pot out there in front.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 04:12 pm
@edgarblythe,
you're not growing pot are you ed? what with the drought and all...

and that's illegal still, I think.

(if you do, don't do it out front anymore, ok...?)
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 04:14 pm
@Rockhead,
Being a food blog nut, I run into gluten free recipes, and gluten free recipe sites, which probably vary from good to awful. Do we have a thread on this?
I'm not the one to start it.
I'd be glad to add stuff to it that I run across.

There must be recipes for nut thins..

This all reminds me of something - when vegetarianism became very popular, soon thereafter were lots of vegetarian cookbooks. But... one only had to look at large earlier tomes with regional vegetable dishes.

Some of this may be true with the gluten avoidance choices - the food is out there and can be delicious - I think it just needs to be accumulated on a site or book.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 04:26 pm
@Rockhead,
My wife and I had done a search on how to have a flatter belly.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 04:30 pm
@edgarblythe,
gotcha.

crohns solved that problem for me. (don't try it at home)

I eat as much fat as I can tolerate now.

lotsa ice cream...
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 04:40 pm
Nancy's makes a pancake flour that can be used for sweets. had a brownie once that was pretty tasty.

no baked goods for a coupla months.

heat wave rules...
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 07:27 pm
@tsarstepan,
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I don't need to eat gluten free food but I am ever more increasingly aware of their presence in the grocery store.

Yes. Same here, tsar.
I've noticed more & more gluten free products (pasta, bread, spreads, etc, etc, etc ..) on the shelves of the big chain grocery stores here. In the "health" sections. The range of products seems to have expanded hugely in a pretty short time, so I guess there's a strong demand for them.

A friend of mine discovered he had a severe gluten intolerance the hard way ..... years & years of very serious illnesses & seemingly endless medical tests before the cause was finally identified. This was quite a while ago when there was a lot less awareness of the problem. I would hate to have gone through what he went through before finding relief.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 10:41 pm
@msolga,
I have to thank JPB for figuring out I had celiac disease.

she came up with it in late February, and I was headed downhill fast.

we knew there was something else besides the crohns at work on me, but we hadn't found the key.

it's been mostly better now that I know what else I can't eat...

I eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies for the most part.

a little pork, and lotsa salmon.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 10:46 pm
@Rockhead,
JPB is pretty amazing about these things, isn't she, Rocky?
(I've been reading her contributions to BBB's thread.)

When you say you were heading downhill fast, what sort of impact was celiac disease having on your health & life?
wayne
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 10:47 pm
@Rockhead,
My mom suffered with crohns for a lot of years, it wasn't a lot of fun.
I have had some concern, over the years, as I've heard it sometimes gets passed on to the male children.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 11:12 pm
@msolga,
on top of the crohns, I was unable to digest most anything I tried to eat.

I was in constant pain, and very poor nutritional health.

I am still a shell of the former me, and prolly won't ever be "normal".

not something I want to get into a lot.

nobody enjoys hearing about someone else's suffering.

well, not nice folks, anyways...
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 11:17 pm
@wayne,
not sure where mine came from, wayne.

I've had symptoms since childhood.

but I don't have access to family medical histories, so I'm kinda shooting in the dark.

JPB has been the best thing ever to happen for me.

really...
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 11:20 pm
@Rockhead,
But I'm a "nice" person, Rocky! Wink

But seriously, I don't know nearly enough about this disease, apart from the horrors my friend went through, years ago. The worst part was that it took so long to figure out what was wrong.

I'm really glad you now know & are making the necessary dietary adjustments!
Sounds like you had a really rough time till you did.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 11:26 pm
@msolga,
go read on crohns, there is gobs of information anymore, the drug companies are sniffing blood. the celiac accompanies it about half the time when it gets advanced.

it's not a dinnertime kinda conversation...

miss noddy is my hero.

she smiled through a lot of yuck.
msolga
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 12:23 am
@Rockhead,
Rocky, a friend who knows all about it (she teaches nutrition) has just been & gone & now I'm properly informed.
I'm sorry for asking such personal questions of you, in my ignorance.
Noddy was a sufferer, too?
Quote:
she smiled through a lot of yuck.

That doesn't surprise me at all.
She was an very brave woman!
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 12:34 am
@msolga,
miss noddy had crohns.

dunno that I would ever have called her a sufferer.

she held her dominion too high for that...

thoughts of her struggles keep me from complaining most of the time.

she was indeed a very brave lady.
 

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