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Old 06-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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GF shopping for cooking/baking staples

Hi! I've recently started a low carb lifestyle and, after realizing how much better I felt without breads, pastas, etc. and feeling nauseous, having headaches, and sinus symptoms after consuming those things when I wasn't being so good, I've decided to go to the Dr to get tested for gluten allergies/sensitivities... So, I'm looking into certain things to buy at Trader Joe's (what I can) and ordering whatever else I might need from Netrition... I'm noticing a lot of coconut flour, almond flour, xanthan gum in recipes that intrigue me, but I'm wondering what else I should look into buying to get off to a good start.
My question: For LC/GF cooking and baking, what do you order the most and always try to keep on hand in the way of "specialty" swaps, etc? (I think I'm good with the stuff I can get at the standard grocery store.)

Thanks for your help! This is all new to me, but this site has been nothing short of AWESOME! Thank you all for being so inspirational! :0)
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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I use a lot of coconut flour and usually keep a supply of gluten-free all-purpose flour around. I just don't eat a lot of baked goods anymore in general, though.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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My staples are almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil (refined and virgin both), butter, cream cheese, eggs, nuts and nut butters (especially almond and cashew butter), Swerve sweetener is good, liquid Stevia also. I go through more almond flour and virgin coconut oil than anything else "specialty" though.
Good luck and welcome to a much healthier way of eating
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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I agree with Gretchen's list. Coconut flour, almond flour, Swerve, nut butters, cream cheese, butter, heavy cream, eggs, coconut oil.

I would advise staying away from rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, etc. Those items are all gluten free but also very high in carbs. Many gluten free baking mixes are centered around those ingredients.
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