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#1 of 4 Old 03-16-2013, 09:03 PM - Thread Starter
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So, a few days ago I found out that I have a gluten and dairy allergy, and it's really hard to find things that I can eat. Could you please suggest brand names, protucts, etc. Anything helps!

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It can be difficult when transitioning. Learning to read labels will help. Look for milk, whey, casein, lactose for dairy ingredients.

You asked for brand suggestions. I do not have the gluten problem, so I am hesitant to make recommendations. If there are specific products you wish to have brand suggestions for, there may be some I feel comfortable recommending. However. I tend to make things from scratch, with a few exceptions. I find it easier to control the ingredients that way.

I hope this helps some, and others notice your thread and provide additional information.
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When we went gluten-free, we got a copy of a shopping guide from Cecilia's Marketplace.  It really helped us to figure out which brands were ok and which weren't.  It's not comprehensive, but it was sure helpful at the beginning.  I think they have gluten-free and casein-free guides.  

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Living Without magazine used to have a little pull-out guide for both of those. We're gluten/dairy/soy free here (among other things). We use soy-free Earth Balance and Spectrum palm shortening for baking. I use Pamela's baking mix (make sure it's the one that doesn't have dairy) as my go-to flour blend these days. Black pearl olives. Watch your meats, some of them add various "lactates" and you have to call the company and ask. We use the mixed meat bologna that is chicken and pork (Oscar Mayer) once in a while (I think it's disgusting, personally, but my son likes it and he has so few treats that I let him have it). I have lots of recipes. We were corn free too for years, so I made/make most things from scratch. Applegate Farms makes a couple of deli meats that are safe too. Any kinds of food in particular?

Kathy, mother of 3, wife of 1. My new recipe blog: (no longer searchable by allergen, but at least it doesn't have a virus!)
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