- I a new to this group, have been on HU for nearly a year now ( with Thyroid UK, Pernicious Anemia Society, Fibro Action, and recently added the womens health group)
I have been trying to remove gluten from my diet for about 9 years and have failed.
My stumbling blocks (things I need help with please) are:
2. biscuits (cookies to our American Friends)
3. cooking for a gluten loving family who have no intention of giving up ( so need to be sneaky)
Things I have mastered are:
1. Gluten free spag bol ( or any other pasta dish)
2. Gluten free cakes
3. Gluten free snack bars
4. Gluten free stuffing - really really nice - better than regular stuffing IMHO
I am constantly finding gluten in foods my family love (crisps, snacks), but I can live without them, it is the bread that gets me every time - I crave it, I cannot describe the depths of my hunger for bread - just typing about it makes me crave it
I am hoping to get ideas, and willing to share any I have found
The reason I wish to give up gluten has changed and grown over the years;
Firstly I am sensitive to it, or so it appears. I get stomach cramps, bloating, and it also makes me crave sugar, which is strange but if I succomb to a shop bought sandwich, I find within the hour I am then craving something really sweet, which I normally don't do.
Now, I have been advised by many here on HU, that my intolerance to gluten could be affecting me in other ways - my Hashimotos or my pernicious anemia or my vitamin D deficiency could all be linked to the way gluten acts on the gut.
So I am keen, but do not want to spend silly amounts of money on gluten free products ( although Genius bread is the most bread like substitute I have found in years - it is rather expensive) and I do not want anything with Xantham gum in it.
Not asking much I know