Hey - I know there are a few of us on here who are gluten free and vegan. How are you guys doing?? I'm doing pretty well when I eat at home, but eating out is tough. The places who have vegan items on the menu usually have (off-limits) pasta dishes. I have found a few restaraunts nearby that are good options. One place even does big bowls with brown rice, beans, and steamed veggies.
How are you holding up? My husband seems more concerned than I am, just because no gluten was pretty limiting, and adding vegan on top of that is even MORE limiting, at least when eating out. At home, no biggie.
Books: The China Study by T Colin Campbell - while note specifically gluten free, the research was very convincing. The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier - again, great recipes, nearly all of which at GF. Breaking the Food Seduction by Dr Neal Barnard - just amazing. Learning how to deal with getting meat, dairy, and eggs out of my diet was helpful. And the BEST (GF, vegan) french toast recipe ever. :) VegNews magazine, http://www.vegnews.com - did I mention great recipes? :)
I'm doing pretty well- the toughest part is remembering to bring something healthy (and filling to work for lunch). I now keep things like brown rice cakes, organic peanut butter and nuts here at all times, so that I always have something, even if it's not my ideal lunch.
I am definitely going to check out 'Breaking the Food Seduction' - I love the title!
Funnily enough, I find vegan, g-free food in the weirdest places- like Chipotle! I can get crunchy (corn) veggie tacos w/ no cheese or sour cream, just beans, fajita veggies, salsa(s) and guacamole. Yum!! I do find myself eating processed food too frequently at home, but a lot of people say it's a good way to help you make a slow (and permanent) transition.
My boyfriend is concerned (like your husband) but I think that is overshadowed and will continue to be overshadowed by how good I feel. Thanks for starting this post!! Sorry for the epic reply.
Besides rice, I can eat rice noodles, bean noodles (also called glass noodles), soba noodles (buckwheat does not have gluten), corn chips, corn tortillas, and any kind of potato. Take a raw potato to work and microwave it for 6 to 8 minutes. I don't like microwaves, but it gives you a hot meal at work. Put Great Balance and chives or seeds on it. Bring vegetarian chili and pour over it, or leftover soup or greens. Make rice balls to carry to work--an umebesha plum covered with brown rice. Roll in sesame seeds, then wrap with lightly toasted nori. It is tennis ball or slightly smaller size when finished. The balls can last a couple of days on a trip. The umebesha plum and nori preserve it. Get some Thai noodle cups, or miso soup mixes with dried tofu that reconstitutes when you heat in water. Eat rice crackers or gluten free bread (in freezer section of health food store) with ground nut/vegeannaise/herb spread or hummus or bean pate. Avocado--halve it, dig out the seed and use a spoon to spread the avocado on a cracker. Grind nuts, seeds, and herbs then mix with vegeannaise and Great Balance butter. You can make it chipotle by adding smoked peppers, make it southwest by adding salsa, make it savory by adding dill or parsley, make it Thai by adding basil and ginger. That just made me hungry. Blessings,Kathy
Hey Kathy - where have you found gluten free soba noodles? All of the soba noodles I've seen all have wheat in them as well as buckwheat. I mean, it's a buckwheat noodle - why add wheat??
Today I had a Glutenfreeda brand frozen burrito. Yum! Totally GF and vegan.
For GF bread I generally eat Trader Joe's brown rice bread. Very simple ingredients, no sugar, and it's vegan. Most of the other GF breads I used to eat have milk or egg products. I did also just get a millet bread by Food for Life that I'm going to try for Thanksgiving dressing.
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