Overwhelmed with the g-free diets

Yikes!!!! Is there a simpler way to cook g-free foods? I didn't know there were so many different kinds of flour...And the costs of such foods are ridiculous. Since this is becoming more popular, is there a cookbook and/or meals out there that can cut through all the costs and experimenting? it's very overwhelming.

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GF communities not helpful at all
by: Anonymous

I know exactly how you feel. My doctor has been bugging me for 5 years now to eat GF. And I would gladly, If I knew what to look for rather than what not to look for. EVERY webiste and forum I have read is all about what has wheat in it or what you can use to substitute it.

Telling someone to eat naturally is not the answer to this question. Tell him HOW to eat naturally.

Do people forget that symptoms of Gluten sensitivity include short attention span, brain fog, depression, severe mental diseases? How in the world is someone with those symptoms supposed to just pick up and figure it out???

People please be more helpful!

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Help for GF on a budget
by: Jennifer

The best advice I can give you if you're on a budget is to just eat naturally GF foods. I know that's probably not the answer you want to hear, but GF substitutes are ridiculously expensive.

If you really want to eat some GF substitutes, you can try to find other parts of your budget to cut back on so that you can afford them. Here are some recommended websites:

www.glutenfreeonashoestring.com (There is a cookbook by the same name, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap
but I haven't checked it out yet.)
www.moneysavingmom.com
www.hotcouponworld.com/forums

You can try cooking from scratch, too, which might help. The best thing I did was find a gluten free all purpose flour that tasted good. My favorite is Tom Sawyer, found at Whole Foods or at glutenfreeflour.com. A close second is Better Batter, found at batterbatter.org.

I hope this helps.

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