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Who's Gluten-Free?

Postby Rabbit » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:41 pm

I am! And I know others are here too or have children who are. So I thought maybe we should have a topic where we can share links and foods and stuff.

My all-time favorite snack, and even non-gf people I've given it to love it to pieces: chebe bread -- http://chebe.com/

I also love Nut-Thins crackers and Bakery On Main's gf granola.

What about everyone else? What are your favorites?
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Re: Who's Gluten-Free?

Postby Ahorsesoul » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:09 am

I've been gluten free for years. Today my favorite snack is lefse from Grandma Ferdora. Sadly they only make it during Christmas. Everytime I saw it in the store I cleared the shelf. I called the company and they said it should last a year if frozen. They also said no they would not be making it year around because it all has to be done by hand. I have bags of it stored in the freezer.

I butter it with brown sugar for a sweet snack but I also use it for sandwich wraps.

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Re: Who's Gluten-Free?

Postby gfbentomom » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:34 am

I'm so glad to see that there are other GF bentoers out there! I've been GF 2 years and kiddo has been bring GF bentos to school for a while.
Come visit me at Flickr for bentos that are always gluten-free for mom and kiddo, sometimes casein-free and now always lowcarb for mom.
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Re: Who's Gluten-Free?

Postby honnoria » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:46 pm

It's been 10 years for me. I have it very lucky since our big supermarket chain actually marks their store brands that are GF. I also have a fantastic local health food store and a great Co-op who both are very G-F friendly. I've always packed my lunch but I'm getting very into bento. I've found that the local ethnic food are great places to find snacks I can eat. They also tend to be a bit cheaper that the big supermarkets.
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Re: Who's Gluten-Free?

Postby koolchicken » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:38 pm

I have been officaly been gluten free for almost a year. I was virtualy gluten free before that but neither my doctor or I realzied it at the time. I had been unconsciencely weeding gluten out of my diet for years.

I love Lara bars, although I've only tried the lemon and the cherry.

Chicken with salt and pepper, I bake bonless thighs (bought in bulk at Costco) in the oven [uncovered] at 425 degrees for 35 minutes and it comes out cooked all the way through but are still really juicy and never dried out!

A well marbled steak pan fried with salt, pepper, and butter. I used to use A1 and wasn't sure at first if I could have it, but now I prefer the salt and pepper version better.

Taro and sweet potato chips, I'll have to get back to you on the brand.
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Re: Who's Gluten-Free?

Postby gfbentomom » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:49 pm

koolchicken wrote:I have been officaly been gluten free for almost a year. I was virtualy gluten free before that but neither my doctor or I realzied it at the time. I had been unconsciencely weeding gluten out of my diet for years.

I love Lara bars, although I've only tried the lemon and the cherry.

Chicken with salt and pepper, I bake bonless thighs (bought in bulk at Costco) in the oven [uncovered] at 425 degrees for 35 minutes and it comes out cooked all the way through but are still really juicy and never dried out!

A well marbled steak pan fried with salt, pepper, and butter. I used to use A1 and wasn't sure at first if I could have it, but now I prefer the salt and pepper version better.

Taro and sweet potato chips, I'll have to get back to you on the brand.


Your story is interesting. Funny how we respond to what our bodies tell us. I have done much the same with many food over the years.

Banana and apple pie were my favorite Larabars before I had to watch my sugars.

We also roast the bone-in skin-on breasts fro Costco. They make an easy, filling meal. For my family, I season with equal parts sugar, sweet smoked Spanish paprika, salt and 1/4 part black pepper. For myself I used a sugar-free seasoning blend also from Costco.
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Re: Who's Gluten-Free?

Postby QChan » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:57 pm

I'm not gluten free, but I used to work with a bunch of people who were, and cooking lunch for them was an adventure some days. I like to try to make exactly what I was making for everyone else, but in a version they could eat. I'll try to think of some of the things I did...
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Re: Who's Gluten-Free?

Postby koolchicken » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:59 am

gfbentomom wrote:Your story is interesting. Funny how we respond to what our bodies tell us. I have done much the same with many food over the years.

Banana and apple pie were my favorite Larabars before I had to watch my sugars.

We also roast the bone-in skin-on breasts fro Costco. They make an easy, filling meal. For my family, I season with equal parts sugar, sweet smoked Spanish paprika, salt and 1/4 part black pepper. For myself I used a sugar-free seasoning blend also from Costco.



I know it's weird, only after I started reading labels and calling companys did I realize how little gluten I ate on a daily basis. Yet that small amount was enough to make me feel so sick every time I had any. And every time I complained about anything my Dr. would resopnd "Are you sure you don't think this is Celiac?" I only did a blood test to make her happy (it was negitive) but I wouldn't go for a biopsy. My Nana had blood work and a biopsy at my age and both came back negitive, twenty years later she broke all but three of her ribs trying to push a lawnmower, she was diagnosed with osteoporosis at 43. I just didn't see the point in invasive tests that I might have to do over and over again. So after a bad December where I was forced to eat bread everyday (ordinarily you couldn't get me to eat it, it made me sick- I know I'm a dope) and got really, really ill and I knew what was wrong. I stopped eating gluten immeadatly and got better. My Dr. had wanted me to try the diet "just to see what happens" and when I stopped complaining that was enough for her.

I'm going to have to try the chicken your way it sounds sooo good! Oh, and the brand of chips is Hawaiian Chip Company. Their site is http://www.hawaiianchipcompany.com I've never gone on, but maybe they'll say where you can get them.
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Re: Who's Gluten-Free?

Postby Caldercup » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:48 am

My son is currently being tested for Celiac disease (the blood tests done when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last fall showed antibodies indicating an intolerance to gluten.)

I started sending bento lunches this week as a pre-emptive strike -- I want him to have interesting meals that he looks forward to. So far, they've been a hit, but I have to be careful to walk the line between interesting and wierd or risk the wrath of middle schoolers.

He'll continue to get gluten-containing foods until testing is complete, but I expect to go completely GF in the next month or so.
Cooking for a Type 1 diabetic, gluten-free, teenage boy.
Thank goodness he thinks bento is fun!

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Re: Who's Gluten-Free?

Postby Ahorsesoul » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:14 pm

Unfortunatly, the tests are not always correct. Especially if a person is already eating gluten free. If eating gluten free helps don't go back.
This site has great information about Celiac disease and recipes:
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