Friday, August 01, 2008

Gluten-Free = YUCK!

Please, please, if anyone has any edible gluten-free baking recipes, I need them! I think my problem is even worse because I cannot use eggs. I tried making pancakes today, with a gluten free recipe. I used the egg substitute left in a previous comment. They turned out soggy/rubbery, and I threw them out.

Being a huge carb-aholic, this is really really hard. It's day 1 of my month of elimination, and I already want to give up. After the failed pancake attempt, I cooked up some rice pasta, and it reminded me of glue. I just want to cry.

I'm waiting for the local health food store to call me. They were going to try to order an egg replacer for me. Maybe that will help.

Sorry this is all just rambling :) I figure if I was vegan or a raw-foodist, this would all be a whole lot easier. I just can't make myself do that though!

My next project is trying to make a cake. I really really hope it will work. We want to finally celebrate Bria's birthday today. She turned 1 on Wednesday, which was the day of the funeral. Not much celebrating went on that day :(

13 comments:

Donna said...

You can do it!!! It will be hard but I am sure as you get accustomed to it , you will look back and say...why did I think this was so hard!

Andrea said...

i feel bad for you - it would be really hard. I wish i had some advice. happy belated bria!

Evan and Mel said...

I am on a Gluten free diet, I am allergic to wheat, gluten, starch.
I have a couple recipes that I can share but I am too looking for good ones. I have been on this diet for 1 year and live mostly on meat and veggies and also rice cakes ( so gross).
I can tell you that the first month or two is the hardest and then it WILL get easier.
I will let you know if I find more recipes, do you have an e-mail I can mail them to?

Stacey said...

Mel,
You can email me at keithandstacey@gmail.com

Jobina said...

My auntie went on a raw food diet, trying to keep cancer from returning. Her skin looks amazing, not to mention the rest of her too! You can do it Stacey, I know it's excruciating, but I'm sure you can do it!
Happy Belated Birthday Bria! You are such a little Sweetheart, I can't wait to see how you change and grow this year!

Kristine said...

Have you looked at our website? www.Glutenfreeda.com is a free online culinary magazine that supports the gluten free lifestyle. We have over 5,000 gluten free recipes that are all tested for taste and are enjoyed by everyone-truly enjoyed. For example we have over 20 pancake recipes -savory and sweet.

There a number of suppliers that make pancake flours like Pamela's (my daughters favorite) or Tastefully Gluten Free or Ruby Red Range; Trader Joes also carries a gluten free frozen pancake.

Kristine

Stam House said...

My old roomemate who had pretty much the same eating issue use to cook millet and keenoi (do not nkow how to spell this one?) as a substitute to oatmeal! and she has a recipie for gluten free protein bar that was very yummy!!!!

Ezekiel bread was another subsitute (she use to buy it at our local natrual organic food store)

hope you find something good!!!!

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

I am not sure how much you knew Amanda Buhler, then Amanda Gibson, but I know she had Celiac's which means she couldn't have gluten, and she might have some great recipes.

Andrea said...

Aww...I know, it is really hard!! I tried to eat gluten free for a while when I was nursing Tate because someone thought that might be the problem with him having all those gas problems, etc....but it wasn't...but it WAS hard to eat gluten free! You should talk to Amanda B...she has Celiac's disease and she might have some better recipes for you to try...do you have her email? If not, let me know and I'll email it to you.

melissa said...

Wow, Stacey, all I can do is applaud your effort, I can't even live chocolate free! I'm so sorry to hear about Katelyn.

Jennifer said...

This lady, a fellow homeschooling has to cook without gluten I believe. Check out her sight and email her for advice.

http://homeschooledtwins.blogspot.com/

Hope she can help.

Jenn said...

I have wheat/gluten allergies too...but it is hard to give up! I feel a whole lot better when I do though!

I've got some recipes that Kelly gave me...I'll try to find a pancake one.

Right now I have been eating a lot of Rice Chex, and Rice Crispies...with soy milk. Which, I love soy milk...especially the chocolate! Sweet potatoes and pumpkin out of the can (both with a little "real" butter on them)...lots of vegetables.

Be careful with egg substitute, which can have actual egg in it. I found this out because I have dairy allergies also.

It is a real bummer because I just LOVE food!! heehee...hang in there, I feel your pain a lil'.

It is really hard and I cave a lot! Then pay for it later...like today when I ate my veggie sandwich on whitewheat bread! I can't help it...I so love tomato, onion and lettuce on WHITE bread! (Sorry, I'm being a bad influence)

Let's pray for and encourage each other! We can do it!!!

Wendy said...

I am sure it was my egg replacer you were talking about:) I am sorry that it didn't work for you! I have never had a problem with it.