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  1. Its Bette Hagmans All Purpose Flour Substitute

     

    2 parts White Rice Flour

    2/3 part potato startch

    1/3 Tapioca Flour

     

    Can someone please break this down in real cooking measurements for me, I have no cluse what Im doing and this stuff is too expensive to screw up!!

     

    Also, has anyone tried this? Does it work well?

     

    Hi Jenny,

     

    If those are the ratios needed, I would think that you could just use:

    2 cups white rice flour

    2/3 cups potato starch

    1/3 cup tapioca flour

     

    This would make 3 cups flours.

     

    Thank you so much....I do have a big issue though. The recipe has nutritional information and says that the mixture has 4089 calories in it. A loaf of bread uses ALL of that mixture so OH MY LORD ALMIGHTY, our loaf of bread is going to be 5000+ calories??? 500 calories a slice??? There has got to be something very very wrong...do you think they left out a decimal point???

     

    Hope I answered the question :blink: I would think as long as you stuck to that ratio you could double or triple the amounts easily.

     

    Heather

  2. Its Bette Hagmans All Purpose Flour Substitute

     

    2 parts White Rice Flour

    2/3 part potato startch

    1/3 Tapioca Flour

     

    Can someone please break this down in real cooking measurements for me, I have no cluse what Im doing and this stuff is too expensive to screw up!!

     

    Also, has anyone tried this? Does it work well?

  3. Jenny C-

     

    I really like the Bob's flour mixure, and use it mostly to make muffins for my son. I add a variety of things: flavorings, jelly, nuts, falx seeds, peanut butter, ect to make them more interesting and change up the receipe.

     

    it is nice to have hte bob's flour on hand to cut back on the prep time of mixing all the flours together. I also was a fan of the Bob's pancake mix, but it has corn and we are now also eliminating corn. If you can have corn, that mix has a good texture. I've also been using Sorghum flour and have a good pancake receipe that I came up with that if GFCF. I use Quinoa flour and ground flax seeds (mixed with some spices) as a batter for meats and fish.

     

    I recently checked out about 10 GF books from the library and have used THE GLUTEN FREE GOURMET the most. It has an amazing pot pie receipe which my kids love and beg for me to make.

     

    if there are specific receipes you are looking for .... email me and I can let you know what we liked ....

     

    Happy Cooking!

    Q's Mom

     

    Thank you so much for replying. Im looking for bread machine recipes that are GF/CF I would love any yummy muffin or pancake recipes you have!

  4. I forgot to ask about my daughters teeth...we have been using Toms all natural toothpaste for quite some time now. Also stopped drinking fluroide water as well.

    I noticed the other day that my daughters teeth look funny. Its almost like they have a transparency over them or something. Also some brown down by the gums.

    She is 5, we visit the dentist every six months. He cleans and polishes them and then does an exam. We have never had any problems with anything with her teeth.

    She is due for her next appointment at the end of May but her teeth are bothering me enough to call tomorrow and go sooner if we can.

    Maybe this is the way teeth look when they are maybe ready to start coming out??? Can anyone tell me if they have seen at all what I have described? Could it be lack of fluroide or a deficientcy of some kind?

    Just another thing to worry about.....I am growing so weary lately

     

     

    Is she on any new medicine?

  5. I have bought a gluten free / casein free cookbook. The recipes call for all types of different flours, sometimes 3 or more in one recipe and I understand thats because you need that many to balance eachother out texture wise and such however I found Bobs Red Mill baking flour which is a pre made mix of some flours. Does that work well to substitute as flour in all recipes?? (cakes, pancakes, breads, cookies etc?)

  6. I'm not to up on the Feingold, but remember pears and some apples are ok. I do bake cut up apples for my son, kind of like an apple pie without the crust. She could eat that warm or cold. You can do it with pears too. I make all kind of fruit sorbet for my son. If she can have raw honey spoonfuls of that would be tasty and healthy. Homemade broths maybe.

     

    Good luck,

    C.P.

     

    could you tell me how to make fruit sorbet??

  7. Faith,

     

    It made me laugh when you said "you probably wouldnt want her any other way". I laugh because that is one of my struggles, I DONT want her any other way because if she didnt have problems she wouldnt be the Isa that I know but my struggle with that is it makes me feel like a bad mom, like I want her to have these issues.People at church keep telling me to pray for healing but I kind of hesitate to pray for healing because I feel like God made her this way on purpose and I dont want a different girl, I want MY girl. So I pray that the rough patches in her life because of this wont be so rough and that she will have the strength to deal with what is throw at her....but that make me feel guilty like why wouldnt I want my kid healed??? Its an inner struggle for me.

     

    Jenny

  8. I had to go thru that very hard phase of acceptance that something was seriously "wrong" with my child

     

    I think thats what Im having trouble with, accepting that something seriously different about Isa. Im not mourning who she could have been without it because I adore her with it but Im having trouble believing there is something wrong. I feel like an imposter lol if that makes any sense at all. I feel like my child is perfectly fine and some how its in my mind even though the docs agree....its odd.

  9. Its just totally weird because I FEEL like Im okay with it but obviously Im not because I cant enjoy things and am snippy and on edge all the time. Im not really worrying about her future or anything like that but maybe I am subliminaly (sp) or something. Im not all upset because Isa isnt the perfectly healthy child you expect...I just dont know what it is. Is it fighting for her all of the time? Is it running around to all these different appts?? I just wish I knew exactly what it was that is making me like this. Maybe its just a mix of everything.

     

    Its funny because she see seems so normal to me that when I tell people that she has autism (like her playmates parents so they can better understand her) I feel like Im lying to them, like she doesnt really have it and Im saying she is lol. Its like Im going through the motions of doing everything I need to for her (dr, school, insurance etc.) but emotionally Im in denial. I know that there are different degrees of autism and some are super highly functioning but I still feel like she should be worse off if she had autism. Or maybe its because she is my only child and I have super limited knowledge of children and thats why she seems so normal?? Or maybe she is going to get worse? (she hit all her milestones and its only in the past 8 months that things have been changing for her)

     

    Thanks for letting me vent and babble, it means more than you know

  10. I posted this same thing on the tic/tourettes/pandas board because my child has those issues too.

     

    When your child was first diagnosed how did you feel? Isa has the tics and vocal tics, epilepsy and sensory issues, now they are saying she is on the autism scale. Im fighting with insurance to get her to a better team of docs, been fighting for that for a month, there has been a doctors appt every week this month, constant ear infections and high fevers, meeting with the early education intervention team and while I think Im taking it all in stride and its not bothering I dont think I really am okay. I feel like all Ive done is fight people, first my own family when they were in denial and then the doctors and the insurance...Ive gotten so serious that my husband cant joke with me, at the end of the day after dealing with her constant hyperactivity and over and over questions that she asks even though she was just told the answer, I am frazzled and worn out and snippy. I dont want this to take over my whole life and let this happen to me and my marriage but at the same time I feel like right now in the beginning I HAVE to be on top of everything until we get all the diagnoses , get her doctors and all that in place....did you all go through this?? Does it get better?? What were your coping methods? Does it level out?

  11. When your child was first diagnosed how did you feel? Isa has the tics and vocal tics, epilepsy and sensory issues, now they are saying she is on the autism scale. Im fighting with insurance to get her to a better team of docs, been fighting for that for a month, there has been a doctors appt every week this month, constant ear infections and high fevers, meeting with the early education intervention team and while I think Im taking it all in stride and its not bothering I dont think I really am okay. I feel like all Ive done is fight people, first my own family when they were in denial and then the doctors and the insurance...Ive gotten so serious that my husband cant joke with me, at the end of the day after dealing with her constant hyperactivity and over and over questions that she asks even though she was just told the answer, I am frazzled and worn out and snippy. I dont want this to take over my whole life and let this happen to me and my marriage but at the same time I feel like right now in the beginning I HAVE to be on top of everything until we get all the diagnoses , get her doctors and all that in place....did you all go through this?? Does it get better?? What were your coping methods? Does it level out?

  12. Remember doctors dont know everything. I applaud your decision not to put your child on drugs right away, sometimes they are the right decision but I think you are wise to try the dietary approach first, it cant harm him and he may react very well to it and you've avoided putting chemicals into his system. Also, if in the end, you do need to put him on drugs you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you tried everything else first and that it was your last resort.

     

    I just started this week (Wednes.) changing his diet so I haven't really noticed any improvement yet. I'm reading all kinds of things on this discussion board about eliminating wheat, giving them all these differerent vitamins/enzymes. It's a little overwhelming all the info. Not quite sure which things to try. but I've heard about changing the diet in the past but my doctor (pediatrician) didn't think it would make a difference in his Tics or ADD. I just don't want to give him Concerta or any of these prescribed drugs anymore. I think they do more harm than good but I feel like I have to do something to help him. He was diagnosed with Tourettes/ADD when he was 9 years old and he is now 13 years old. I found this website just browsing on the internet. I'm just like all the other parents who want to help their child and are searching for ways to help him. It's nice to know there are other people out there with the same problems.

  13. When we took casein (milk protein) out of Isa's diet her tics dramatically decreased. We are also on the Feingold diet now where all artificial colorings and flavorings, all chemicals are taking out of her diet and cleaning products, bath products etc. I noticed increased tics in the beginning of that but they say that can happen, they sort of go into withdrawl.

  14. I dont have OCD but I have been in the past a very very very jealous woman. Finally when I met my husband I decided that I didnt want to know about his past relationships, I didnt want to know how many people he slept with or anything like that. The only things I wanted to know (pertaining to other woman) were, was he ever married/engaged/living with someone, did he have any STDs. You know what? That did the trick, what I didnt know wasnt tormenting me. There were times when I would be tempted to ask a question but then I had to stop and ask myself if I really wanted to know the answer. I mean seriously, when it all comes down to it does it really matter? Is that information in any way going to positively impact the relationship? Probably not, if anything my question and the answer that goes with it is going to torment me and cause problems. I know you know alot about your boyfriend now but its never to late to STOP knowing anymore about his past love life. You and he are here and now and thats what matters.

  15. Thanks for the info. It wouldnt suprise me if she had OCD too. We are still trying to work out exactly what is going on with her. We know for a fact she has seizures, tic disorder, vocal tic (raspberries) and sensory issues. Now they are working out if she is on the autism spectrum. Our neuro is useless but the school districts early education intervention is FABULOUS we are very blessed.

     

    I guess if any reminder sets them off then thats a tough situation huh? I guess just give the child the salve and hope when the discomfort sets in it will get used?? Thats a really rough one.

  16. I actually got my daughter a mini version of the 14 footer. Hers is about 5 feet around and is fully enclosed with a net. I put it up in her room (she doesnt use it without supervision). I bought it because she craves movement and would throw herself into the walls, the floor, the couch etc. So now when she starts up I put her in her trampoline and turn some music on, in about 10 minutes she is calm again. I love it.

  17. Ive had Isa on Feingold for 5 weeks now, she was doing wonderfully. She stopped with her night terrors, her hyperactivity is down and she is just a more agreeable child. However I gave her grapes as her first stage 2 fruit, she went bonkers with hyperactivity so we took her off the grapes and after a few days she is great. But the night before last and last night she started with night terrors again (the first in a month) it was only once each night and thankfully before her dad and I went to sleep but its boggling me why she is starting up with them again. She hasnt had anything new. Any ideas?

  18. Maybe you could get her a watch with an alarm and set it to go off a few times a day and that can be her reminder to put the salve on her lips? Im not sure if that would help since it would be her watch reminding her and not you, maybe less pressure??

     

    My daughter is constantly picking at the skin in the middle of her top lip, any advice there?

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