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Going Gluten Free for 2 weeks. Got any recipes to share?

If I get positive health results, I will stick with it. That will mean learning to cook all over again... I have been blessed to have several friends gone gluten free who bring me goodies that have finally convinced me I can "give up bread." This is really hard for me, I LOVE to bake, and I LOVE pastries and cakes and pies and bread and all those yummy things...

Those of you who have gone GF already, please share your favorite recipes with me! When I get a good recipe, I will share it. For now, the best I can offer is this crazy good cereal I found:


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Food For Life

For my bread fix, I buy Food for life english muffins because I love egg mcmuffins. The ingredient to make it doughy is Xanthan and Cellulose. From what i read its not harmful to the body, but who knows.


Organic Brown Rice Flour, Filtered Water, Organic Tapioca Flour, Potato Starch, Fresh Yeast, Sea Salt, Vegetable Gum(Xanthan, Cellulose).

Go to youtube and

check out Gluten Free With Alex T, she has some good recipes and her videos are fun.

Honey mustard chicken

Make a sauce with 1 cup honey, 1 cup mustard, 1/2 cup mayo. You might want to double the sauce. Seer chicken breasts in a skillet in this sauce just enough to cook the outside. Place in baking pan.

Sautée sliced mushrooms in the sauce as well.

Dump the sauce and mushrooms over chicken, and top it off with shredded cheese. I like the Mesican 4 cheese blend by Sargento,

If you like bacon, wrap the chicken in cooked bacon before dumping mushrooms on if.

Bake in oven for 20 min at 350 degrees Farenheit.

One of my favorites. Enjoy!

if youre going GF might as well just go paleo

just skip the grain all together. then you dont have to ingest gmo corn filled with bt toxin or worry about all the crappy bread substitutes they sell for ridiculous prices.


A Healthy Choice For Anyone

You can do whatever you want or feel works best for you, but I would recommend trying this out for longer than 2 weeks. Yes, you may know within your 2 week trial period if gluten is effecting you or not, but it could also take up to 3 months for all of the gluten to get out of your body and out of your gut for you to truly know the effects it has been causing to it.

If you want to find out for sure, I would strongly recommend doing this for at least 3 months and seeing how you are then. I did this about 8 years ago, and feel a lot better as a result, but the effects were not immediate. I slowly gained back energy, felt less sick, less lethargic, and more alert then I had felt in about 15 years. It was after maybe 2 months that I really started to notice a change and my friends and family did also.

There are a lot of alternatives to just about every wheat flour food I can think of, including the pastries you mentioned. The hard part is finding gluten free shops and products in your area that can accommodate you. Once you can, then you can still enjoy the foods you always loved, with a slightly different taste. Whole Foods carries a majority of product replacements that you may be interested in, a good place to start.

In all honesty, eating any kinds of grains are bad, especially if you have health issues where your body is fighting to restore whatever problems have been incurred. For anyone considering a truly healthy diet, I would strongly urge you to avoid rice, corn, and potatoes in addition to the gluten. Anything that is put into a package and sold at stores is probably loaded with additives, preservatives, and other chemical concoctions that could only be created in a laboratory, that our bodies don't want or need. You've gotta start somewhere though if you want to eat healthy and gluten is an excellent place to do that.

Amazing Chile

My favorite chile is this vegan chile recipe **plus a lb of beef.
The chile recipe has bulgur wheat but removing it will not hamper the flavor one bit. Adding the beef makes this recipe extremely savory.


I also like to cut up fresh tomato, avocado and put it on the side... some cheeses are gluten free, so good luck finding that out.

good luck with your diet.

here are some foods i like to eat when avoiding gluten:

fried rice, make sure to use gluten free soy sauce
most sushi
indian food, nan bread is okay
tacos with corn tortillas
sandwiches with gluten free bread.
--- my favorite bread is Udi's Omega Flax and Fiber
Pasta with tomatoe sauce, with gluten free pasta. Rice pasta is my jam
Deviled eggs
Gluten free Oatmeal
etc etc

Rather than going gluten

Rather than going gluten free, switch to using only Einkhorn flour. It has very low gluten and it is one of the oldest grain and has never been altered in any way. My friend is celiac and even she can eat this flour with no problem whatsoever. It is the only flour, pasta, etc. that we use. For more information go to jovialfoods.com. Good luck!

They have cookies, pasta, etc on the site

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Are you going gluten free

Are you going gluten free because you are sensitive or because you are doing anti-fungal or anti-parasite? Doug Kaufmann has a great cookbook "Cooking Your Way to Good health" with what he calls the Phase 1, and Phase 2 diets, both Gluten free. He has a TV show called Know the Cause. You should check him out. Whenever I start to feel like crap I go on the Phase 1 diet, and then try to stick to the Phase 2 once I start feeling better. Of course I always fall off the wagon but at least I know I can get back on when I need to.

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We are trying a few things out ourselves..

One thing I saw or read about was using quinoa (keen-wa) spaghetti noodles. There is a recipe somewhere and you basically cook your sauce, meat, and noodles in a pressure cooker. Supposedly it helps keep the noodles in a texture that you would recognize as "normal".

There are also really good recipes for making tortillas using quinoa flower and rice flower. Can't wait to check those out. A lot less of the bad stuff and twice the protein of regular tortillas.

It's funny that you posted this because I just stopped by our local "health food" store and picked up all these items.

From personal experience, I

From personal experience, I strongly suggest giving up all processed foods during this 2 week trial. If you substitute "gluten free" processed foods (cakes, pastries, cookies, pies etc.) made from alternative, junky, high carb ingredients, for your gluten containing processed foods, you won't realize as much impact. Eat lots of veggies, a little fruit and enough meat and fish.

The other day my wife was in the grocery store. One of the employees said to one of the customers something like "gee Bill, you look great! What's your secret?" The customer replied by pointing to the meat/fish department and said "I eat that" and then he pointed to the produce department saying "and that."

Puffed Millet and Egg

I like to put 3 - 4 cups (I can't recall exactly) of puffed millet in a huge bowl (it flies everywhere if the bowl isn't big enough) and mix in an egg (carefully and slowly by hand). It makes a kind of semi-crispy, semi-chewy material that I have used to line pie pans or spread on cookie-sheets and add pie filling or cheese. Basically, I use it as a pie crust substitute.

It's not sold everywhere. I found it at Whole Foods.

One of these days when I have time, I'll have to perfect additional uses.

When I gave up wheat, I was not expecting the cravings that drove me nuts. I substituted chocolate, wheat-free toaster waffles with real maple syrup (no corn for me), and rice. It took a couple of weeks before I didn't crave it anymore. The substitutes don't appear to be addictive, because I only needed them temporarily.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

I eat four soft boiled eggs a day

A tablespoon of potatoes reconstituted with chicken broth.

Make a ditch, fill with pasture butter and a cut up slice of uncured bacon.

Micro wave
Chives, thyme, mushrooms optional
Add 4 soft eggs
Sea salt to taste.

Time ~10 minutes to boils water while prepping.
I minute eggs.

Total time 12 minutes.

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Buy the "Wheat Belly

Buy the "Wheat Belly Cookbook" by Dr. Davis. Or check out his blog at wheatbellyblog.com His pizza, bread, foccacia bread, and pancake or waffle recipes are so yummy!

Thanks to all who supplied links and recipes!

And words of support, I just can't eat those... lol!

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Chowstalker and Foodee

Have a ton of recipes. Most of them are grain-free, but you could always add rice or potatoes to the meal if you eat them. Good luck! I've been gluten-free for 5 years and it has made a huge difference.



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Love this bread

Go harder or don't go at all

Almost everything you read about nutrition and diets is wrong. Calories, saturated fat, all BS. Gluten is just the tip of the iceberg in what's wrong with our diets. If you really want to see an effect and you aren't just doing it for a measly two weeks just to say you did, cut out a lot more types of questionable foods and do it for longer.

Cravings are not really an issue if you feed your cravings with good food. You won't be very into eating that pastry if you're stuffed with other food. I gorge myself on ridiculous amounts of food sometimes, and I'm still losing weight.

2 weeks is the trial I am doing

I have had many people tell me they felt health improvements in that time, so I am going to give it a 2 week trial. If I find no change, I will not go to the added trouble of learning to cook all over again. As far as my diet, I eat better than most anyone I know - grow my own almost everything. I do not need to lose weight, and I do not suffer allergies or many of the other problems caused by bad diet. I am getting some arthritis, and that is why I decided to try it. If I still ache in 2 weeks, I will seek other treatment.
As for pastries and treats, I still enjoy them immensely.

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"I am getting some arthritis"

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition. For best results, cut out all of the highly inflammatory foods. This would be all sweeteners and artificial sweeteners, all grains, most nuts and seeds (most nuts and seeds are very high in Omega 6) and all legumes.

Stick with organic veggies and fruit and grass fed beef and lamb, pasture raised chicken and wild caught fish. You can't go wrong with those.

you need to watch the

you need to watch the nightshades as they contribute to inflammation. eggplant, tomatoes, etc.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

Good point.

Getting rid of 90% of gluten is easy.

In the typical American processed diet, the other 10% is very difficult. You must read all the fine print on any processed foods.

Black-eyed pea gumbo

That is why I am doing the trial phase

Going hard core for 2 weeks, then I will see if I feel it is worth pursuing further.

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I've been gluten free since April 1st

Though I never thought of it that way. I finally feel I got control of my eating habits, no longer crave anything.

I decided all processed foods are bad, not just gluten.

Food companies have spent billion to figure out what combinations of foods, spices, and sugar keeps us addicted to their garbage. Most don't realize it's not their fault they are fat, the food companies have learned to control our insulin and two other hormones called leptin and grenilin.

High fructose corn syrup is just as addicting as cocaine and the food companies know it.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

Sort of my last stand

I eat organic, mostly my own home grown stuff. I admit I have eaten a LOT of garbage this summer, cooking in an RV kitchen when it is over 100 outside... sent us to the restaurant way too often. Normally, I eat almost nothing that comes with a label. I tease "label readers" that if they need a label to tell them what it is, it ain't food!
I just love breads, it was the first thing I learned to cook and I am really good at it. I got kicked this spring by my cow, and developed some arthritis that just is not going away, so I decided to give this a try.

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The reason I eat the way I do is because my hips where bothering

me as well as my back. I was having a hard time walking and I needed to stop and sit for a while because of my back pain. I was feeling like I needed to change or get ready to die. This was all hard for me because all my life I was able to do anything I wanted.

The type of diet I went on is called the Ketogenic diet, it's really similar to the Adkins diet. You eat lots of fat and protein. I was surprised with how fast my aches and pains went away, and I was having trouble with movement in my hands.

After being on it for a couple months I noticed I just naturally started eating less without even realizing it. I know I eat 1/3 the food I used to eat, and I feel more satisfied. I did go through a rough couple weeks at the beginning, I had pretty bad withdrawal symptoms. One problem most have with this new way of eating is they must start putting salt back in their diet. You no longer get the over load of salt from processed foods.

You may also want to check into high doses of vitamin C, up to 6,000 units daily. Vitamin C in high doses can be a great healer, and if you take too much your kidneys take care of it.

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Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

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one of many great Paleo recipe sites

This one includes links to other sites:

Eat meat and vegetables.

Eat meat and vegetables. It's easy.

foodgawker is a great site for pics, ideas and recipes.

I am Gluten-Free. You might find interesting and tasty recipes here:

http://foodgawker.com & http://foodgawker.com/?s=Gluten+Free

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