Hi . Just been diagnosed with CD . Have been GF for 2 weeks . Does anyone have any good advice for "Vegie's" ? Would be much apreciated !!!!
Not to be flippant but eat as much as you can all varieties. All gluten free naturally and good for you. Hope this is what you looking for. Good luck go well.
Thanks Roscoe . Will do
you can eat all veg and fruit as much as you like good luck i was diagnosed 18months now and eat all my own meals keep well x
Thanks for the advice , Barney . I make most of my own meals at present . so it souldnt be to difficult .
Hi lummie, I am also a veggie coeliac. I think you will do fine. Make sure you monitor your B12 and calcium levels carefully. I was advised by my dietician to eat several portions of calcium rich foods a day because gluten flours are enriched with calcium, which obviously we can no longer have and not compensated for by eating meat.
Stay away from Quorn (not gluten free - shame!), Cauldron tofu is okay, as are Heinz beans and SOME of the other baked bean varieties (check carefully). If tolerating dairy is an issue, Alpro state all their products are gluten-free (they have some very yummy soya yoghurts, almond milk, hazelnut milk etc which could be a source of calcium and vitamins)
If you haven't already I would suggest you sign up for coeliac UK, I know not all members here agree with what it recommends but it is a good starting place for a newbie and is free for the first six months.
No quorn roasts !!!!!! MAN ! I checked a roast the other day and there were no gluten ingredients in it . However it was " made in a factory handling wheat . Does this mean that i still can't eat it ?
Hi Lummie, As a veggie I know how hard it is sitting with a plate that's half empty.If you can tolerate GF flour and xanthan gum (I can't) then there is a new book out next week by Gwenth Paltrow,which you might find helpful. It's not a veggie book but has some interesting ideas in it. Talking of ideas it's time to get inventive. Remember to eat lots of pulses,beans and lentils make good stews and are filling. Also nut roasts and eggs in their many forms. Check out books in shops (you don't need to buy them.) or your local library just for ideas. Good luck.
Thanks for your advice . Hungry just thinking about it !
P.s the advice I gave was for UK products. You don't say where you live? If you don't live in the UK, other countries products sometimes have different ingredients in them - so take care as even the same brand can be different.
British , but i will double check stuff from other countries . Thanks
i,m not a veggie but do like veggie food the last one i cooked and loved is stuffed butternut squash, stuffed with toasted hazelnuts chopped,dried cranberries chopped handful of flat-leaf parsley, chilli flakes to your taste i like hot,salt^&b,pepper mix all that with the squash which was baked first then top with gruyere cheese or your favourite cheese fill the squash skins with mix and bake for 10-15 mins at 190 or gas5 hope you try it and enjoy
also don,t forget you can make your own veggie and mushroom burgers just remember to use g/f breadcrumbs, i,ve only been cd since december so still learning i make all my own stuffing now. it can be difficult when you start since finding this site its made my life easier just remember you can still use alot of stuff ie sherryvinegar w/wine vinegar watch soy sauce you can buy g/f at tesco,s and if like me you are having to be g/f w/f you can get multipurpose flour mix for pastry and such like good luck and i,m sure you will find most of the help on here more than off your gp. i,m still waiting to see dietician my appointment is in may 6 months from being told i have cd
6 MONTHS ! What are you supossed to do in the meantime ?
Sounds tasty . I'll try it . thanks
Regarding the Quorn issue, I personally avoid anything that says "made in a factory that handles wheat/barley/rye" as I don't think it is worth the risk of being ill; however ultimately the choice is going to be yours.
Quorn pieces also have no gluten containing ingredients - as may one or two more of their products. Most of the other Quorn products contain barley I think - a big no no!
You may need to ask yourself if you really want to be glutened though? I completely understand your feelings on the matter and loved to eat Quorn myself pre-diagnosis. If they ever change their production methods to remove the risk of contamination, I will be first in the que!
Quorn is just nasty. Google it and see how it's made ....
Have a look at recipes using quinoa and buckwheat. Pinterest has some good recipe ideas, as have Glutenfree Goddess and Andrea Life-after-bread.
Also check out coconut oil and flour for a different taste, if you haven't tried it before.
Hi penel . Didnt know about those websites . Have just checked out Glutenfree Godess . Looks great . Thanks
Stay away from processed foods ... lots of vegetarian replacement meat products (ie burgers, sausages) rely on wheat as the substitute. Also be wary of cheese, if you buy it ready-grated or included in a ready-made product or when eating out ... factory graters are 'lubricated' with flour, so any cheese processed in this way will be contaminated. Make your own food from scratch and have some fun discovering new ingredients and new ways to cook them. Cheese and wheat are too frequently the default position for vegetarians - it is really a very unhealthy way to eat. Going gf veggie can definitely be much better for you than the standard mainstream veggie diet of fake meat, cheese sandwiches and pasta .....
The secret to the first year of being GF is to try and eat as natural as possible so lots of veg, fruit, pulses, quinoa, brown rice, and to introduce other if any GF processed things very slowly. This is to give your villi time to heal. You will then find out how tolerant you are of things by introducing things from the free from aisles or the like. Like many coeliacs, I cannot tolerate anything with codex wheat or barley malt, or maltodextrin in it. But you may be different but at this stage you should be trying to let your villi heal first.