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Food Intolerances : Enterlab testing show slight gluten sensitivity and also oats
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:24 pm    Post subject: "Whole Foods" Grocery Store Reply with quote

I've seen the "Whole Foods" grocery store, but there is non near us. To use it, I will need to drive a good distance.

I'm interested to hear from people about what foods are really good to buy there. I am completely naive at this part of it, but after reading more of Tex's book, feel the need to make better food choices even if I DON'T have any food sensitivities, and if I do, what is good?

Also is "Whole Foods" a 'cheaper' way to go than your typical health food store. The health food store near us is VERY EXPENSIVE.

Thanks for all info.
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to the first Whole Foods store back when they started in Austin, TX, in the late 1960s. I never went back, because I didn't like the way their bulk bins were cross-contaminated with other foods. I wasn't aware that I had any food sensitivities back then, so I only went there because the food was supposed to be so "healthy" (whatever that is). The prices turned me off, too.

Trader Joe's offers many, many GF foods, at a much better price than WF, IMO. I used to go to health food stores, too. These days though, I don't go to any of those places. I just go down to my local small town grocery store and buy plain unprocessed eggs, meat and potatoes type foods for the bulk of my meals. The only processed foods I buy are bacon, white rice, corn or potato chips, tortillas and tortilla chips, almond milk, and occasionally Chex GF cereals. Everything I eat is available in most regular grocery stores, at reasonable prices.

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Food Intolerances : gluten, casein, soy, eggs, yeast; 3+ rice, chicken, corn, almond; 2+ tuna. oat, beef, cashew; 1+ white potato, walnut

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Whole Food "Organic" Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_emb...amp;v=JQ31Ljd9T_Y
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Birdlover, When I first went to Whole Foods (many years ago) I was really impressed. They didn't have one in my smaller town and I traveled 100 miles to visit one. They had a great selection of things I was looking for but they were really expensive (hence the moniker "Whole Paycheck".) I am much more impressed these days with Trader Joe's (which finally opened in my town) and their prices. Tex is totally right....buy good, whole foods. You don't need the overpriced stores. If there's something you really want and can't find locally, it is usually available at Amazon.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We don't have any Trader Joe's around here either Rolling Eyes
What type of stuff at Amazon do you get?

Tex, you don't eat bread at all then? No sandwiches of any kind? I have tasted some GF bread and it's like cardboard.

I know I'm a weenie but no sugar, no bread....gee what do people eat?
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

birdlover wrote:
What type of stuff at Amazon do you get?


Just go to Amazon.com and do a search for gluten free. Here is what you will find:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=sear...words=gluten+free

I used to eat bead, but as you say, it used to taste sort of like cardboard, so I lost interest in it. A few years later there were some decent mixes available (such as Anna's Gluten Evolution), and these days there are some decent readymade brands of GF, DF bread, but it's so expensive, and hard to work with, that it just doesn't seem worth it. I don't miss it. I've been using corn tortillas to make wraparounds for probably at least 7 or 8 years now. Corn tortillas are very inexpensive, and they make great wraparounds. IMO, white corn tortillas are much better than yellow corn tortillas, but YMMV.

birdlover wrote:
gee what do people eat?


We eat whole foods — the same foods that our great, great, great, grandparents ate, a hundred to two hundred years ago. They were a heck of a lot healthier than most everyone living today.

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Food Intolerances : gluten, soy, casien, eggs, legumes, Pepto Bismol, all fruit (incl. tomatoes), all root vegetables, onions, peppers, carrageenan, chicken, beef, orange roughy, cucumber, vinegar, all squash, chocolate, olives, buckwheat, millet, tapioca, sorghum, rice
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tex wrote:
I've been using corn tortillas to make wraparounds for probably at least 7 or 8 years now. Corn tortillas are very inexpensive, and they make great wraparounds. IMO, white corn tortillas are much better than yellow corn tortillas, but YMMV.

iagree However, it's very hard to find white corn tortillas in the northern part of the country. I buy El Milagro yellow corn torillas for about 30 cents a dozen. They only contain corn, lime and water and are readily available in several stores near me.

Birdlover - I just asked you in another post what part of Illinois you live. It sounds like you live away from Chicago, because there are several Whole Foods and Trader Joes in Chicago and the suburbs. I am able to find the food I want at Trader Joes and local stores. I only go to Whole Foods a couple of times a year, and one is just 8 miles from my house. Luckily, many stores are beginning to stock gluten-free foods.

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Food Intolerances : Enterlab testing show slight gluten sensitivity and also oats
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gloria,
Yes, we are about 40 mile south of Chicago. There are some Trader Joes up near the suburban area. Not knowing what is tastey and what isn't, was interested in what to try. I have tried our local Kroger store and they have about the best selection of Gluten free things. Red Mills has quite a few different things. I have tried a brownie mix that was very good...you couldn't tell the different except the consistancy was a little different.

PS. I don't know how to use the 'quote' feature. Can someone explain.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't go to WF because of their treatment of their employees and their business practices.
Do you have farmer's markets near you? Those are the best for produce. Kroger's is good and are expanding their choices. They will also order stuff for you.
I can't eat tortillas, so sandwiches are out for me. My diet is really, really limited.

I just made oat cakes.

Apropos WFs, I just saw this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_emb...amp;v=JQ31Ljd9T_Y

Another reason not to go there.
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Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barb,

When you're reading a post, just click on the "quote" button in the upper right-hand corner of it to quote it in a new post. The system will open a new window with that quote in it, and you can finish the message and then submit it.

To turn something that you have cut and pasted into your post into a quote, just highlight it and click on the "quote" button above the window in which you're writing the message. The system will automatically add the necessary bulletin board code to your message to turn it into a quote when someone reads it in their browser.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AH! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, A good g-f bread mix is made by King Arthur. The secret to get a good bread from their mix is to use their bread baking pan. You can order both online and save the time and fuel. When finished it is the closest to regular bread. Jon
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll look this up online and see. Will keep it on my list when/if I end up needing to go GF. Thanks, Barb
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