Special Diets

Share your thoughts on gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, allergy-specific, Paleo, raw, high-fiber, Weight Watchers, and strict low-carb diets, among others.


Please HELP!!!!

by AcaciaV 2 months ago

I feel like I'm at a complete loss. I recently took a sensitivity test for food and I can't have almost anything I've been eating. Almost absolutely everything in the store or online has soy, wheat...

Need Meal Plans

by SavemykIdn3ys 3 months ago

Hello! I am new to Chowhound and need help with meal plans. I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (38% function) and was told I have to go an a low protein and low potassium diet. A couple...

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Gluten free help!

by buckeye83 8 months ago

Hi Friends - I need some help! I was just diagnosed with celiac disease, which means no more gluten for me (sob!). What are some great baking recipes for sweets and breads that are naturally gluten...

Jello Sauce?

by ombretta 11 months ago

Has anyone ever used jello as a meat glaze or for stir fry sauce? My dad has diabetes and hypertension, he likes lemon and orange stir fry sauce but the sugar and sodium levels are not good for hi...

Gluten Free able to eat wheat in Italy. Better wheat there?

by pdxgastro 6 years ago

Hi Special Diet Hounds! I have a friend (friend #1) who is Gluten free and Dairy free. She in turn has a friend (friend #2) who is also GF and recently traveled to Italy. While in Italy, friend #2...

I need some serious help!!!

by jritz 1 year ago

My girlfriend was born with many food allergies, and I’m trying to find some recipes that cater to her needs. Her allergies include: Peanuts Nuts Eggs Wheat Seeds Sesame seeds Edamame Fish...

Where to find 100% buckwheat Japanese noodles?

by Lis7 1 year ago

Am looking for a source for 100% buckwheat noodles, grown/made in Japan or the US (NOT China). Organic is a plus. Available at a store in Denver is a plus, or online.

ISO Caputo Fiore Glut Gluten Free Flour in Toronto (Canada)

by missdoji 2 years ago

Any leads on Caputo’s gluten free flour in Toronto / GTA? Or even online with fast shipping (need for next weekend). Hoping to make some Neapolitan style pizza in an Ooni pizza oven and have a GF ...

FODMAP Cookbook. Any recommendations?

by Googs 1 year ago

Preferably something that's creative and fun. Most diet cookbooks read like a prison food manual.

Gluten-free Chinese dumpling wrappers

by tetraneutron 1 year ago

I'm having a Lunar NewYears party and one of my guests has a wheat allergy. Most Asian dumpling and wonton wrappers are made with wheat. Rice paper (like what you use in summer rolls) aren't the sa...

Low Oxalate Diet

by wintersweet 6 years ago

Anyone else on a low oxalate diet? I know that some people believe it to be a magical cure-all for all sorts of things, but I'm on it due to pesky kidney stone issues, per my urologist. At first I ...

Pumpkin Pie No Spice?

by catrinarf 5 years ago

I am trying to find a pumpkin pie recipe with no spices. I am allergic to Balsam of Peru, which means no cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, ginger, so on. I am also allergic to coconut, and have an intol...

Soft Foods for Thanksgiving

by adoreprince7 5 years ago

My dad recently start the process of getting dentures. So come Thanksgiving, he will have no teeth and just starting the healing process from having them pulled. I'm trying to find some savory an...

New allergy, need help with recipes (Benzoic Acid, Cinnamates, and Balsam of Peru)

by Rambutan2000 6 years ago

My wife was recently diagnosed with a number of food allergies. Not life-threatening, but the effects do seriously impact quality of life. We are hoping that the right diet will help. Sadly, t...

Flour substitutes for MTHFR (no folic acid)?

by heykatieben 1 year ago

Does anyone know of a guide (or what you do?) for white flour substitutes for an MTHFR diet (avoiding folic acid)? For some things, oats or almond flours will work - what flour do you use for bakin...

Looking for Rice Syrup

by justamtlguy 1 year ago

Went to several places today, bulk stores and Rachelle Bery, and had no luck finding rice syrup. Does anyone know if it's still available in the city?

Nut-Free Cupcakes for a Wedding

by Rachelmd3 1 year ago

Looking for someone who can make nut-free cupcakes for my wedding next year. Are there any caterers or companies in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that offer this?

low carb breading for deep or pan frying?

by zackly 6 years ago

If you were going to make a breaded cutlet or a piece of fish to deep fry or pan fry what would you use in place of the flour, egg wash & breadcrumb coating? I have several nut flours but fear they...

Cooking from No Salt/Low Sodium Cookbooks (link to discussion on Home Cooking)

The Dairy Queen
by The Dairy Queen 2 years ago

Hello fellow salt-sensitive 'hounds: I started a thread on the Home Cooking board about cooking from No Salt/Low Sodium Cookbooks. I've discovered some cookbooks that I'd love to have some compa...

Patient food at UCLA Med Center

by dtm323 2 years ago

Have you been a patient at RRUCLA? Which menu selections are particularly good? I'm facing the horror of a 2 gram sodium diet, but there has to be SOMETHING on the menu that's good... Help?