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 Post subject: Trying gluten-free for a while
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:37 am 
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My partner and I want to try going gluten free for a month or so to try and eliminate some concerns I have allergy-wise. My allergies in general have gotten worse over the last year or so (or enough for me to notice) and one trigger seems to be bread/pasta/tortillas, but I'm not really sure.

Overall I know how to do this - eat rice and veggie curries, salads, etc. But I rely so much on pasta for easy meals.

Anyone have tips for starting out with the gluten-free thing? And easy lunch/dinner ideas that won't leave me wishing for a noodle?

Thanks, y'all!


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 Post subject: Re: Trying gluten-free for a while
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 8:40 am 
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I'm mostly wheat free atm, can only tolerate it in small amounts. I've been relying on GF pasta, I actually find it more filling than wheat pasta and doesn't spike my blood sugar levels like wheat pasta did. I find it really handy with store bought pesto and some veg & protein mixed in. Rice is very nice with pesto too.


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 Post subject: Re: Trying gluten-free for a while
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 8:41 am 
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Glutenfreevegan dot com has some great quick recipes FYI.


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 Post subject: Re: Trying gluten-free for a while
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 9:04 am 
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i was doing GF for a few weeks here to try to figure out some gastric problems. lots of beans and rice. gallo pinto is one of those things i can have in the fridge and eat every day. (with a banana and hot sauce)

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 Post subject: Re: Trying gluten-free for a while
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:41 pm 
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I'm gf and low-carb (50g or less for 6 days + one day unlimited re-feed) so most of my meals are pretty repetitive - about 6 servings of 2 or 3 different veggies, some fat and a protein chunk/burger or beans... sometimes it's salad, sometimes it's soup, sometimes it's plated.

on lazy days i'll just do a smoothie with protein powder, fat and some veggies.

on my re-feed day i'll do white rice, quinoa/corn boxed pasta, gf pancakes or biscuits and/or sweet potatoes.

sometimes i'll spiral cut sweet potatoes or zucchini into noodles - they taste really good but it isn't really a convincing pasta replacement.

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 Post subject: Re: Trying gluten-free for a while
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:48 am 
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I've been experimenting with gluten free soy free for a few weeks due to thyroid woes. Last night I had split pea soup and pure cornbread. I love homemade soups. Some of my favorites are: cabbage/potato/tomato/saurkraut/red lentil; carrot white bean curry soup; cream of wild rice/potato/leak; chickpea and sweet potato soup.

I like to make wild rice, let it cool, then add walnuts, dates, celery, carrot, and onion and add a dollup of maple syrup for a cold salad that is very filling for lunches.

I work with millet a lot and find it goes well with heavier dishes like chana masala, winter vegetables/lima beans/rice flour gravy, that sort of thing. I also add it to a crockpot along with apples or applesauce, cinnamon and other spices, and some water/almond milk for a creamy hot cereal in the morning. Or sometimes I make a huge batch and then have it during the week for breakfast with frozen thawed berries, seeds, and almond milk.

For savory breakfasts with a little more protein, I like chickpea flour pancakes/omelets with loads of leafy greens, salsa, and veggies tucked inside, maybe even nutritional yeast sauce poured over it. Or I scramble potatoes and veggies and chickpeas with seasonings.

I've been using sweet potatoes and potatoes a lot. I like to make sweet potato (chunked), kale, and black bean curry with coconut for a meal. Or baked potatoes topped with a sauce, broccoli, onion, etc.

Smoothies are another breakfast favorite of mine.

When the bread/flour cravings hit, I make cornflour tortillas (very easy, just mix cornflour and water) and add in some kind of bean/refried, salsa, lettuce, taco type seasonings. I love homemade cornflour tortillas and have my own tortilla press to make them now.

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