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Gluten-Free Folks Eating Low-Carb / Low-Glycemic
Herro? Anybody here? glutened halp! 
3rd-Feb-2010 03:07 pm
depressed marvin
Ugh so I was glutened (eternal battle of getting food catered to company, they assure me my "special" chicken is gf but it sure as hell isn't - coated in gluten if my gut's telling me right :(). I just wanted a free lunch like everyone else dammit!
I usually go for some toast and ginger ale when I've been glutened.
I'm on the first week of South Beach, which forbids bread/rice/potato/fruit of any kind, and sugar (just for the first 2 weeks). I've lost a few pounds already these past few days, and I can't backslide now when I'm doing so well (oh sugar, how I miss you so...)

So - anybody got any tried and true healing foods that aren't bread/rice/potato/fruit/sugar?


Crossposting to celiac group

ETA: Thanks for the tips. I will definitely use them!
3rd-Feb-2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Sugar-free tonic water? The quinine might help the spasms in your gut.

3rd-Feb-2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Peppermint tea. Unsweetened.
4th-Feb-2010 03:59 am (UTC)
Stash Licorice Spice tea.
Chamomile tea.
Raspberry leaf tea.
Fennel tea.
Fresh cucumber juice

Slices of fresh pickled ginger. You can make your own sugar free with stevia if you can find young ginger.


When I was coming off of clear liquids when I had severe gastritis, I went into pureed veggies. I mixed steamed veggies like spinach, broccoli, asparagus, summer squashes, onions, a bit of garlic, lots of celery and or celeric, fennel, spaghetti squash, and puree them with chicken broth. Add herbs and seasonings to taste. Serve hot. Makes a great tasting soup. Some vegetables are really very healing for the intestines and provide lots of nutrients.
You can do the same with beets. If you can have dairy, make a kind of borcht with yogurt instead of sour cream.
If allowed, you can also make a yummy sweet soup with butternut squash, cinnamon, milk, ect. Or a savory butternut soup.

Thayers Slipper Elm lozenges
Deglycyrrhizated Licorice (DGL)
(those last two might have a little sugar in them)

Are sweet potatoes allowed? I find them comforting.

You can also drink unpasturized Bragg's cider vinegar - a teaspoonfull in half a glass of water. It's very healing.

4th-Feb-2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Can you give me more info on that butternut squash, cinnamon and milk soup? That sounds yummy!
14th-Apr-2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
I do a squash or pumpkin or sweet potato soup that is one part pureed orangey veg to one part liquid -- milk (dairy or non) or broth -- with various seasonings.

It is very difficult to go wrong. And if one starts with canned puree, it takes about five minutes.

Seasoning options:
Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, allspice, alone or together
apple pie or pumpkin pie spice mix
five spice mix
curry powder
a dash of cayenne
Grated or minced fresh ginger
minced fresh garlic
finely sliced lemongrass
Herbs de Provence
summer savory

A little minced onion or sweet pepper, gently sauteed in butter or olive oil, also make nice additionally.
14th-Apr-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
Scrambled tofu, or a sweet or savory tofu or other soy custard or those Japanese egg-custard soups also can be very soothing.
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