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 Post subject: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Can we have a thread where we can just vent about food frustrations?

My rant: I ordered buckwheat flour and have been looking forward to it arriving so I can make the Basic Brown Bread from Allyson Kramer's book. It comes this morning, I go in the kitchen to get started and...I don't have enough potato starch. This happens almost every time I want to bake, I can't keep track of all the stinking flours and which ones I need and arrrrrrg I just want some fricking BREAD.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:12 pm 
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Eggs as a substitute for gluten in so many prepared/convenience foods! Bread, pizza shells, bagels, cookies, etc !


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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:33 pm 
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Eggs as a substitute for gluten in so many prepared/convenience foods! Bread, pizza shells, bagels, cookies, etc !

Yes! Basically why I've made everything from scratch since going gf. Our two main stores seem to have a great gf selection, but eggs in So. Many. Things.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:38 pm 
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I just really miss sandwiches. I have yet to find a GF bread that doesn't make me sad/angry.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:24 pm 
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I've made a decent pita, but other than that, no sammies over here either. The Ener-g bread looks so sad I can't even get myself to buy it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Ener-g tapioca is tolerable. Scharr white bread is pretty good. I rarely bother trying to eat a sandwich though. I'm more likely to put my veggie burger or whatever on top of a salad and I figure it's better for me anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
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I am just getting irritated by how limited my diet has become. Food is not fun right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
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My most recent frustration: I went to my son's wedding rehearsal dinner last night. Caterers were told that to expect someone who needed a gluten-free alternative. So when they were passing around the bread basket, I said to the server, "I was told that you were providing a gluten-free option." She say, "Oh, yeah - sure!" And points to the gluten-free crackers mixed up inside the bread basket. *Face palm* *sigh*

And I wholeheartedly agree with the poster who said they couldn't find a gf/v bread that didn't make them want to scream or cry.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:49 pm 
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When I am rich I will overnight ship all of you guys delicious xgfx bread from Portland.

(I will never actually be rich, but I am eating a baguette right now.)

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:51 pm 
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You are rich in gf bread options at least! A baguette, wow!

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:42 pm 
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if you're tolerant to wheatsies sharing the same belt Sami's makes a flax and millet bread that's seriously super good. we keep it in the fridge and it's yummier toasted, but it's really great (the bagels are gf&v too): http://samisbakery.com/our-products/millet-flax/ (we order a bunch online).

Kiddo, i'm a bit obsessive when it comes to the pantry, but i used to have a chart that kinda took stock of what i had in the house and what i needed. it was pretty darn helpful. these days i order a lot of the gluten-free flours on amazon and they're usually a box of 2-4 bags of gluten-free flours so i usually have a bunch on hand. i totally hear ya on your frustrations though - i'm sorry!


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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:31 pm 
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We have a bakery that sells absolutely delicious xgfx bread (and sweets), but it's pricey. ($12 for a full loaf) So I put up with the $5 Schar or FFL Brown RIce Bread most of the time, with a very occasional splurge on the bakery bread. I can get the bakery bread at another local restaurant though so that's good.


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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:27 pm 
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My frustration is how many people think that because being gluten free is trendy, my allergy is obviously made up. The good side of people going gluten free because they just randomly decided to is all the stuff available, but the negative is how many people don't take it seriously because of it. If I eat gluten, I barf. Period. Anyone who would give up bread for no health reason is insane. Bread is delicious.


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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:42 pm 
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nettie wrote:
Anyone who would give up bread for no health reason is insane. Bread is delicious.


Quoted for truth.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:20 am 
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My main frustration is the lack of gluten free products that are vegan too.

I'm also fed up of being seen as an inconvenience by my family. It took me a while to persuade my mum to let me have my own cupboard in the kitchen which I could just use for my pans etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:44 am 
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Schar bread is pretty good. Those teeny stupid slices, but yummy.

Also, I just throw whatever gluten free flowers I have in and it's working okay, like right now I'm using a 3:1 brown rice flour:tapioca flour mix and it works well in tons of things.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:39 pm 
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I have not had luck substituting like that, appifanie, but I found a diy gf mix that works well on the fork and beans blog.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
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oh good! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
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I got an email from Eienstein Brothers Bagels telling me the pumpkin bagels are back tomorrow. They were so soft and chewy and yummy. Sniff. Off to google pumpkin bagel recipes.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
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Oh bagels, how I love thee.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:13 pm 
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I made some this morning that were kinda meh. I don't know if I am really a buckwheat fan, and that's what the recipe called for.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:46 pm 
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I think that buckwheat can be good but it frequently isn't.

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I like the Deland Millet Bagel, but it is more like a roll than a bagel. It is xgfx though, which is hard to find in a bagel.

My biggest frustration lately is how many times I go to make something and it turns out to be a disaster.


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 Post subject: Re: Gluten Free Frustrations
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yeah because vegan baking is expensive with all those flours. generally i only have brown rice, chickpea, and tapioca flours on hand. i've been using a 3:1 brown rice:tapioca mix (+ 1/2tsp xanthum gum) lately in most things and it's working well for me.

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