I went to the local Farmers Market on Tuesday and the Indian food vendor had Besan Pura - which is made from chickpea (gram) flour and is gluten-free. I never thought I'd be able to eat Indian bread with a meal again! I don't think I heated it up quite enough and I have one more to try for next time. I don't see the bread on their website but I got it from Sukhi's.

Oh, and I found this video of how to make it, so I thought I'd share:
I think I am now really too sensitive to eat soy sauce with wheat. I thought it wouldn't bother me that much but it did. Ugh. (ETA: I usually buy wheat-free soy sauce but I was at a Japanese restaurant and just used what they had.)

On the plus side, I had yummy gluten-free pizza with a fluffy crust at Willow Street in San Jose tonight.

[livejournal.com profile] svava told me about this gluten-free flour that she heard about while at Pennsic:

I'm wondering when/if people will understand "gf" is short for gluten-free. It's a lot easier on my thumbs while texting.

Also, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lifecollage and [livejournal.com profile] rm for posting this link to a New York Times article on Celiac's Disease:
I modified a recipe I found here:
All of the notes in parentheses are from me.

Makes about 4 waffles.

* 3/4 cup cornmeal
* 1/4 cup gluten-free flour (I used Bob's Redmill GF flour, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] klwalton. This is the right amount for this flour in a waffle recipe. If you use it straight, you get a dense garbanzo flavored waffle that I call "falafel waffle")
* 1/4 tsp xantham gum (if your flour mix doesn't have any in it)
* 1 tbsp sugar
* 2 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1/4 cup butter, melted
* 1 egg, separated


1. In medium bowl, mix together cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder.

2. In small bowl, mix together milk, butter, and egg yolk.

3. In another small bowl, beat egg white until stiff. (Note: A secret I learned about beating egg whites is that the bowl needs to be dry and cold so I stick it in the freezer for a few minutes.)

4. Begin heating waffle iron.

5. Add wet, milk ingredients into dry ingredient and mix well.

6. Fold in egg white.

7. Bake in waffle iron according to your model’s instructions.

8. Serve with butter and your favorite syrup.

(These waffles fall apart in your mouth in the very buttery way instead of the no gluten way. I almost ate all of them in one sitting but saved some for tomorrow's breakfast.)
nisaa: (no wheat)
( Jun. 17th, 2008 10:39 pm)
This is mostly a question for my gluten-free LJ friends:

What does it feel like if you've accidentally had gluten in your food? I'm just trying to figure out if my reaction to dinner was because of gluten or something that was bad. I didn't think I was that sensitive but maybe I'm wrong. I figure the symptoms might vary but I'll list my symptoms behind here to be polite )

ETA: for my own info mostly: June 5th, 2006 was when I started the wheat-free experiment, so it's been just over two years now. I thought it was longer.
nisaa: (no wheat)
( Apr. 28th, 2008 08:38 am)
It's been a while but there has been wheat-free goodness I have to share:
Hubby brought home these little tapioca-based bacon and cheese rolls AND gluten-free pizza crusts. The cheese rolls are to die for good.

He also brought home some gluten-free baking mixes - buckwheat pancake mix (which, if you camped with me last weekend you got to taste) and some cornbread mix he used to make a savory curried pear-raisin cornbread. He got all of these yummy things at the Lake Merrit Farmer's Market in Oakland. Who knew?

Breakfast is spelt and oat honey bread made by [livejournal.com profile] deyo last night. Yum!

I like to celebrate the good stuff, especially when I had a chicken burger that I think was dipped in flour a few days ago because I got the tell-tale owie stomach ache that I only get from wheat.
nisaa: (no wheat)
( Apr. 2nd, 2008 09:07 pm)
Torture can sometimes be defined as:
Three pizzas being passed around at a staff meeting and I had to pass on all of them.
Walking to the train, I saw two women on bikes passing out 'hundreds of bagels' to people who were hungry.
Going to the local health food store and finding all the Amy's pizzas except for the rice crust ones.
(All of the above happened within about an hour.)
nisaa: (no wheat)
( Oct. 22nd, 2007 08:20 pm)
Via [livejournal.com profile] rm:
Go to amazon and search for gluten-free croissant in the grocery section, or the brand "I can eat it".
Hubby suprised me and ordered me some today.


Ok, I guess I should wait to see how they taste first.
An anonymous person commented on my last post about farro=spelt.
Here are some links that say that's not the case. I guess you can't believe everything you read on the back of a spaghetti box.



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