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#1 Mon 17 Dec 07 10:14am

The White Rabbit

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THE gluten-free thread

This is something that Cindy and Olivia (from scotland) were talking about a week or so ago. It's a thread devoted to all things gluten free - recipes, links, book recommendations, products, stores, etc.

I'll start with linking the old gluten free threads we have had here:

Recipes:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=27861
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=27393
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=27375
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=27002
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=26535
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=25447
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=24771
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=24636
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=24350
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=24226
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=23879
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=23418
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=23022

The pursuit of bread:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=25686

Substitutions:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=27200
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=25044

Elimination diet (something some people do when discovering food intolerances):
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=25734

A gluten free search of these forums:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/search … 1310360223

Gluten free cookbook review thread: http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=68025


February 2011: imporant note - I'm still gluten free but there is a chance that some other issue I had was giving me similar symptoms (too complicated to explain), the important part is that any mention in this thread about me reacting to gluten is something is likely to be false. So those products may be ok for people on a gluten free diet.

Please, please...if you have any gastrointestinal symptoms get them checked out by a gastroenterologist. Most of the conditions have almost the same symptoms and I'm unlucky enough to have two which give almost the same and that was with one of the best specialists in the country trying to sort it out.

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#2 Mon 17 Dec 07 10:18am

The White Rabbit

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#3 Mon 17 Dec 07 10:23am

The White Rabbit

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

BBC website:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mostof_coeliac1.shtml

Recipes from Darina Allen's Healthy Gluten Free Cooking (good book)

Another good book - Sharing sweet secrets: gluten and wheat free  http://www.glutenfreesecrets.com.au/ (has a savoardi recipe which is good)

I don't like Sue Shepard books, I find the recipes dull and there are far to many mains recipes - of which, most wouldn't have wheat in anyway.

Tobie Puttock's Daily Italian has variations for gluten free. Also a fresh pasta recipe (haven't had time to try yet). Also it's an interesting book.

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#4 Mon 17 Dec 07 10:29am

The White Rabbit

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

Products:

Byron Bay Cookie Company has gluten free things that are nice
http://www.cookie.com.au/shopping/gluten_free/4/1

These guys do muesli (not tried this yet; and no, there are no oats)
http://www.monster-muesli.com.au/

So do these guys: http://www.whiskandpin.com.au/shop/prod … ucts_id=35

San Remo (in australia at least) is great dried pasta http://www.san-remo.com.au/glutenfree.asp with a sauce you can't tell the difference.

Rice crumbs make very nice crumbed chicken (better than breadcrumbs).

Freedom foods (available in australia) products are generally awful, especially the wraps (*shudder*)

Norganic cornflakes (nice) http://www.norganic.com/Cornflakes.htm

Both Orgran and White Wings do gluten free versions of plain and self-raising flours. The plains are find for making white sauces (in fact they thicken a bit better)

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#5 Mon 17 Dec 07 10:35am

The White Rabbit

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Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: THE gluten-free thread

Tips:

*get a diagnosis from a doctor before heading onto gluten free

*always take advice from your doctor or dietitian

*check labels; depending on your level of intolerance to gluten you will have to be more or less strict about it.

*check out food product websites regularly for lists of gluten free or gluten-containing products

*if you are very sensitive to gluten, avoid rice flours, etc from asian grocery stores, they are more likely to be contaminated with wheat than the ones sold as gluten free

*rice noodles are great

*buy gluten free bread products that are already frozen (they last longer). Or freeze gluten free bread as soon as you get it home.

*gluten free bread is average to awful. Over time your craving for bread will wane. Having frozen bread is handy for those times where you just want bread.

*you may become more sensitive to gluten once you stop eating it

Please feel free to include your tried and true gluten free recipes, website and book recommendations, tips and hints.

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#6 Mon 17 Dec 07 11:04am

The White Rabbit

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

Rice paper rolls are an excellent substitute for sandwiches.

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#7 Thu 20 Dec 07 9:03am

The White Rabbit

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

http://www.mothermegs.com.au/ do nice gluten free anzac biscuits (no oats) although there is a disclaimer on the pack about machinery used with wheat cereals. It would depend on your sensitivity.

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#8 Thu 20 Dec 07 9:18am

oliviascotland

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

In the UK, some good places to get gluten-free items are:

http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk -they have a good selection of gluten and dairy free foods, also a section for egg free.

Another really good site (and one which sells gluten free suet for Christmas cooking - really hard to get hold of!) is:  http://www.glutenfreecatering.com/  This site is run by a coeliac and has a truly wonderful range of ingredients.

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#9 Thu 20 Dec 07 11:04am

The White Rabbit

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Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: THE gluten-free thread

Australian products:

Patties (as well as Freedom Foods - haven't tried any) do a frozen range of gluten free things like bread, cakes, crumbed chicken, pies, etc. The bread is good (for commercial gluten free bread - probably because it was frozen straight away not on a shelf for a few days). The pizza pockets are quite edible, and a great "food" (i.e. not an ingredient which needs preparation) for when you feel lazy. The sticky date pudding is very fake tasting. The apple pie is ok, a little over cinnamonned and the pastry is rather cardboardy. But as with all gluten free versions of normal things, most of the time you just want that item not matter how bad it tastes.

Edit: my top picks for gluten free bread are now country life breads (from the bread aisle) or the simply wise crusty bread mix.

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#10 Sat 22 Dec 07 9:46am

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