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Anyone here on a rotation diet? We eat NT and I'm celiac and casein/soy allergic. I'm trying to figure out how to rotate my grains and meats to try to avoid problems. Right now we're consuming beef, chicken, pork, turkey, eggs and seafood in a 3-4 day rotation, and any grains that aren't glutenous, with one grain per day. So we rotate rice, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat and corn right now. I'd like to add others, but the problem I'm running into is figuring out what to do for breakfast with unfamiliar grains. We're not rotating fruits or veggies right now, because I don't seem to have issues with them.<br><br>
My problem is that it seems rice is in everything for gluten-free people. Does anyone have any advice, or any recipes for the other grains I could use? In doing this, it seems I have no choice but to make everything from scratch, as finding non-contaminated things that don't have rice in them is near impossible. So then you have to deal with finding recipes and all that, and I'm still not well enough to spend a lot of time on my feet in the kitchen.<br><br>
Thanks for any help.
 

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I was on a rotation diet when first going NT for my dd's eczema. One thing I did quite a bit was make flatbreads. I probably got the recipe from The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook, but it was just flour, water and some salt cooked in a cast iron frypan. Mostly I remember making buckwheat and garbanzo flatbreads. Mmm. The garbanzo kind was so tasty! It was the first breadlike thing that I ate after a long, restrictive elimination diet- I almost wept!<br><br>
For breakfast<br>
With rice, I would make a 'rice cream' from the box with some leftover rice mixed in.<br>
Amaranth is nice with a bit of honey.<br>
Buckweat is tasty with some maple syrup.<br><br>
Sorry if some of these suggestions aren't celiac-friendly. I don't know much abou that.
 

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We have celiac disease and are egg, soy and dairy free due to allergies. I havve to say that my life is easier grain free. I use alot of nuts and nut flours though. I also make alot of raw things that satisfy me.<br><br>
Rice, quinoa, millet and buckwheat are my easiest if I'm going down that path for sure. Millet cakes (with squash or sweet potato) are wonderful. Buckwheat can make an okay bread if you mix in some sorghum flour or garbanzo bean flour. We also love lentil pasta for some variety. It's tasty and very high in the protein-cooked in stock with some veggies it's great.<br><br>
Quinoa makes a great pilaf...but you probably have figured that out!<br><br>
I have make breakfast puddings with quinoa and coconut milk. Buckwheat, soaked and dehydrated with nuts and fruit makes a wonderful granola my kids love. Nut butter muffins are something we love as well. Oh-and nut butter pancakes! You can also blend butternut squash and egg with a bit of honey and nutmeg and make crepes. Very quick and easy.<br><br>
I'm sorry. I'm not much help with grains and that's what you are looking for! Good luck, and if I think of anything that actually might help, I'll post.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was on a rotation diet when first going NT for my dd's eczema. One thing I did quite a bit was make flatbreads. I probably got the recipe from The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook, but it was just flour, water and some salt cooked in a cast iron frypan. Mostly I remember making buckwheat and garbanzo flatbreads. Mmm. The garbanzo kind was so tasty! It was the first breadlike thing that I ate after a long, restrictive elimination diet- I almost wept!<br></div>
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Do you buy garbanzo flour to make the flatbreads? I would like to tgive that ry that...
 

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Just clarifying, you just do an acid soak (overnight-ish), and put it straight in the dehydrator? Cool! I've been wanting a granola type snack for dd! Any ideas on modifying my trays so that the buckwheat doesn't fall through the holes?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Yup, I think I got the last one from Bob's Red Mill. You can make your own with a grain mill, too, though.
 

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Yup-very easy. I just put them on teflex sheets, and if you don't have that option you can use parchment. What I do though is mix them with nuts and fruit, cinnamon, OJ and a bit of honey. It binds pretty well, so I think you may even be able to get by without the parchment.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yup-very easy. I just put them on teflex sheets, and if you don't have that option you can use parchment. What I do though is mix them with nuts and fruit, cinnamon, OJ and a bit of honey. It binds pretty well, so I think you may even be able to get by without the parchment.</div>
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Thanks so much, Firefaery! You are the dehydrator queen!
 

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Can you post the recipe? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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C'mon, Moonshine. You should know better than that at this point! When do I *ever* have a recipe? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I just mix coconut milk with water-half and half. I add a pinch of cinnamon, a dash of vanilla and some honey to taste. I'm a really great chef, huh? maybe I should write a book....Make Your Own: General Ideas in Cooking.<br><br>
I basically just do rice pudding using quinoa as the grain. Hope that comes somewhere close to helping. Otherwise I'll pay closer attention when I make it again!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">C'mon, Moonshine. You should know better than that at this point! When do I *ever* have a recipe? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I just mix coconut milk with water-half and half. I add a pinch of cinnamon, a dash of vanilla and some honey to taste. I'm a really great chef, huh? maybe I should write a book....Make Your Own: General Ideas in Cooking.</div>
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Yes! Write a book!<br><br><b>krankedyann</b><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s you have had a hard year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s<br>
I also find it easier to go totally without grains (I feel soooo better too). Me and ds may have celiac and we just started SCD. I made grain-free/dairy-free pb cookies last night and dh could not stop eating them!<br><br>
Could you have potatoes for your carbs? For breakfast you could make hash browns or fried potato slices. You could also slice up sweet potaoes really thin, toss in oil/herbs (coconut/olive/dried herbs/sea salt) and then bake on a cookie sheet. They make great chips.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">C'mon, Moonshine. You should know better than that at this point! When do I *ever* have a recipe? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I just mix coconut milk with water-half and half. I add a pinch of cinnamon, a dash of vanilla and some honey to taste. I'm a really great chef, huh? maybe I should write a book....Make Your Own: General Ideas in Cooking.<br><br>
I basically just do rice pudding using quinoa as the grain. Hope that comes somewhere close to helping. Otherwise I'll pay closer attention when I make it again!</div>
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Thank you, ma'am. That is all I needed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> And no, I didn't expect anything else. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: Ok, hijack over.
 
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