I am going to try to get a series of these posted on here, each covering different foods and hope dogchopper achives them (hint, hint) so as people come along we can show them where the information is without having to type it all again. I get these lists from my allergies ladies at Nate and mine's ear, nose, throat dr. "Wheat is one of the most hidden foods and difficult to remove 100% from your diet. Major Sources of Wheat: Cream of wheat Fariona Puffed Wheat Shredded Wheat Wheat snack crackers White and Wheat Bread Flours-white, whole wheat, Graham, gluten Wheat germ Hidden Sources of Wheat: Avoid oats, barely and rye due to the cross contamination in the milling process, as well as barley and rye being closely related to wheat. Watch for gluten on labels, gluten provides the structural frame work for baked goods. Baked Goods: Bread and Bread crumbs Biscuits and biscuit mixes cakes, cake mixes, cake flour cookies crachers doughnuts matzos melba toast pancakes and pancake mixes pies and pastry popovers rye bread waffles and waffles mixes Beveragers: Ale Beer Coffee substitutes..postum Gin Malted Milk-ovaltine soft drinks (syrup portion of soft drinks made from wheat) Whiskies Wines Cereals--Most Cereals Desserts and snacks: Chocolate and coca butter Chocolate candy Chesse spreads and sauces Ice cream and cones Custard Pudding Sherbets Snack Crachers Fruits and Vegatables Stewed Fruits Creamed Vegetables Baked Beans Chili Con Carne Meats: Breaded Processed (fillers are usually wheat) Sausages Weiners Luncheon Meats Pre-molded Hamburger Meat Loaf Meat balls Soups: Bouillon Cubes Creamed Soups Chowders Bisques Miscellaneous: Batter dipped foods Dumpling Bravy Pasta Macaroni, Noddles, Ravioli, Spaghetti Salad Dressing MSG--Monosodium Glutamate (really bad stuff for anyone too!) Wheat Free Alternatives: Baked Goods made with unbleached, unenriched special flours. Beverages: Budwizer Beer Rum Club soda Perrier water Mineral water Cereals: Buckwheat Rice Millet Amaranth Desserts and snacks: Bitter coca Carob Rice cakes Fruit and vegetables: Any without a wheat based thickener Meats: Any plain meat without fillers Miscellaneous: Pasta Alternatives: Wheat free noddles spaghettie squash Mung Bean Noddles (oriental stores or specialty section of food store) Cellophane noddles (specialty section of food store or health food store) Defferent Alternatives: Amaranth Artichoke Banana/Plantain Buckwheat Cassava Corn Lima Bean Lotus Root Malanga Nut and seed flours Oat Peanut Potato Quinoa Rice Sesame Soy Tritacle Water Chestnut White Sweet Potato Yam There are many wheat alternatives and many of your favorite recipes can be made using these alternatives. You may have to do a little adjusting in the recipe but the with a little time you will have a good feel for baking without wheat. Flour substitues: 1 cup flour= 1 1/8 cup rolled oats or 3/4 cup soy four or 5/8 cup potatoe starch flour or 7/8 cup rice flour or 3/4 cup of cornmeal Wheatless all Purpose Flour ! cup cornstarch 2 cups rice flour 2 cups soy flour 3 cups potato starch flour Mix all ingredients togethere. Use equal amount of wheatless flour to replace wheat flour in a recipe. Bake at a lower temperature for a longer time. Thickening subsitutes: 1 TBSP Flour=1/2 TBSP cornstarch 1 TBSP Flour=1/2 TBSP Potato starch 1 TBSP Flour= 1/2 TBSP Arrowroot flour 1 TBSP Flour= 2 TSP Quick Tapioca Remember to rotate. Doo not replace the daily use of wheat to a daily use of rice. You are running the risk of developing a new allergy to any repiticious food. There are several cookbooks with wheat free receipes. Wheat is a member of the Cereal/Grain Family and closesly related to barley, malt, rye, bran, farina and graham. Be cautious, some patients who are allergic to wheat may be allergic to the others. Most patients can tolerate the other more distant relatives in the Cereal/Grain family. Remember if you are on the sublingual neutralizing drops you do NOT have to eliminate the hidden sources, but use the four day rotation with the major sources." The drops they are refering to follow in line with what Dr. Rapp talks about in her book, "Is this your child?" The drops stop a food allergy reaction and are made by the lab just for that person. Nate was taking them and they stopped an allergic reaction to his milk, yeast, soy and egg allergies...but did not help with dyes or any other food allergies he may have but was not tested for. Plus insurance didn't cover them and they were very expensive...so instead they told me about the Buffered Vitamine C which is much cheaper and can be bought at health food stores and stops any food allergy reacting including to dyes also. I use this only now with him and sometimes I drink it too!