ANS: Question: How does this work?

> Hi, I am new to all of this. My 12 year old son and I have been vegans for
> exactly one week today.
> We also are gluten free and use no added oils in our diet.
> So, I just have a few questions and they may sound silly to you but please
> bear with me.
> After yo-yo dieting and never feeling "quite right" the last 15 years, I
> have lost 8 pounds this week and my son has lost 10. Is that normal? Are we
> eating enough?
> We eat 3 meals a day and snack when we want and we are always full (Bonus)
> but I am just curios.
> My son has Asperger's Syndrome and an insensitivity to wheat, he could
> never gain weight until about 2 years ago but has went from 85 pounds as a
> 10 year old to 194 at 12. Very scary and every doctor I have taken him too
> keeps saying he's very tall for his age and getting ready for a growth
> spurt but I think something is not right.
> He has never slept throug the night until the last 3 days and now he is
> going to be at 8:30 on his own and getting up at 7 the next morning and
> sleeping straight through. This has never happened? Is this directly
> related to being vegan now?
> And all of his zits have completely cleared up, especially in the last day
> or two, its amazing.
> So, what do I do for recipes? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
> Thanks
> Jenn
> (By: Jenn)

I have a few gluten-free recipes you might like.
Feel free to add/omit ingredients to suit your taste.


Gluten-Free Pizza

1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup oil (can sub whipped tofu)

Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
Mix dry ingredients thoroughly.

Add oil and water. Mix until smooth.
Pour into 10" pizza pan.
Bake 10 minutes.
Add toppings, then bake 10 minutes more.

(By: Chef Deb)

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