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    About fantasticalice

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    1. fantasticalice added a post in a topic White Basmati Rice Recipes Or Ideas   

      There are so many things to do with rice but I wanted to ask if you've ever soaked your rice and if so, how long? In a fridge or on the counter. Ever added vinegar to the soak? This gal does something unique to her rice. I am finding that a soak makes a far better product. 
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    2. fantasticalice added a post in a topic Making It Too Hard?   

      Don't forget the SALT! While some of you cannot have salt it really makes the gluten-free stuff "pop"!
      I made Sea Salt cho chip cookies the other night, WOW! Salt really helps balance the flavors,
      as gluten-free tends to taste so harsh.
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    3. fantasticalice added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Making It Too Hard?
      I have been reading this site for awhile now. I have learned some stuff but nothing to make it "easy". We can all see this by the over 7,000 posts alone for cooking advice. I have been to the library and read countless books. I have spent hours online trying to "get this down". Well, when I decided to RELAX and let go, it all of a sudden became easier.

      1st and foremost: Find a recipe that works for you. Pancakes are easy, so are cookies. Just find one thing you can do and go from there.

      COOKIES: 1 cup some kind of nut butter or seed if you don't do nuts (sunflower)
      1/4 cup raw sugar (you can use whatever you want including liquid)
      1 cup some kind of flour(oats are excellent), cereal,(Chex?) something along this line
      You can add anything to this; dried fruit which you chop, cho. chips, nuts, seeds, chia, hemp seed, flax
      If you toast them, then grind the add-ins you will get a better result. I almost always toast my flax, it
      tastes better.

      I have been grinding flax, chia and hemp and adding it to everything I make. A tablespoon or two will do it.
      You can stew prunes and use those instead of sugar. Think outside the box. This you can do "raw".

      I make my cookies using a blend of Bob's Cornbread Mix and Pam's Baking mix. WOW! This last time I added a whole bag of sorghum flour, to make it go farther. This is what I make pancakes, waffles, cookies and banana breads out of. Works like a charm. I am not a huge fan of gar gum or the other stuff, which I cannot spell, but use powdered buttermilk and yogurt to make stuff rise. Yes, there is already leveling agent in Bob's and Pam's. I use a cup of the "mix" and then add a cup of something else like amaranth or sorghum or teff flour. One egg and some baking powder & soda. I always start with 1/4 cup of sugar in everything. I really don't like too much sugar, not good for us. You can use any kind of liquid sweetener too. To keep it all together I dress it up with oats. So far we can eat Bob's gluten-free oats and I use them a lot. Trader Joe's also carries gluten-free oats, 1/2 the price of Bob's!

      So, start with a tray of no-bake "cookies" and see what you think. There is some really terrific peanut butter out there from Sweet Dreams that has chocolate in it as well as some sugar. No need to add anything, just melt it in the Micro for a minute with 1/4 cup honey, mix it together with oats, dried fruit, seeds(millet is good) and ANYTHING else you want. Press into a pan or make balls, chill and eat!
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    4. fantasticalice added a post in a topic Secrets For Cream Of Rice   

      Use it for breading! You'll be so surprised!
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    5. fantasticalice added a post in a topic "here's A Cookie You Can Give My Dog"   

      Good job Mama!
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    6. fantasticalice added a post in a topic Spring Roll Wrappers 

      Some other things to do with spring roll wrappers!
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    7. fantasticalice added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Spring Roll Wrappers
      Sometimes I will use these to do something fun for my daughter.
      You CAN cook with these babies! Yep, you have to use more than one but
      I "fry" them in olive oil, after wrapping meat & veggies, fun treat.

      Works with fruit too!

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    8. fantasticalice added a post in a topic How Many Do Whole Foods Only?   

      Nobody has to tell me it ain't easy doing it yourself but if you
      knew what goes into your food. It takes a LOT of JUNK to keep
      this kind of food on the shelf for months & months!!??
      You really want to put that into a kids mouth?
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    9. fantasticalice added a post in a topic How Many Do Whole Foods Only?   

      MOMS! Make your own! You can do it, it's really very easy.
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    10. fantasticalice added a post in a topic Oatmeal Flour Instead Of Wheat?   

      Tends to be DENSE! Really dense!
      I have found, if you toast the product
      1st you get a better grinding result.
      IE: Millet, quinoa, oats toast so nicely,
      why not give it a hand at grinding your
      own? Coffee grinder will work, small batches.
      You'll feel like The Little Red Hen!!
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    11. fantasticalice added a post in a topic Grinding Chia Seeds   


      Don't buy it here! Bed, Bath & Beyond, $80 + tax to your door. Anything over $50,
      shipping is free. Don't like it? Send it back. Trust me, you will like this!
      Easy to clean, rinse well & go, uses a SMALL amount of product, best gadget I
      have ever owned and I have them all

      This dumb thing has CHANGED my life! It's NOT like a blender drink, that's for

      This may not sound so nice but my 350 lb daughter just went for blood work, time
      to renew the birth control, or she would never go to a doctor. They always look
      her up & down, hum...all the things that could be wrong?! It's what they always
      think about us fatties, I just got the same treatment myself! Anyway, the blood
      work: We are Paleo as much as we can, but we do cheat with rice. We eat meat like
      nobody! I was so worried what these tests were going to revel! I was the one who
      was gonna "get it", I do the cooking

      PERFECT blood work, low everything, no sign of diabetes, no high cholesterol, (boy,
      do we eat bacon!) her BP is low as well. The doctor asked her, "What do you eat"?
      Well, my mom has been studying and she does the cooking. Rachel cannot eat gluten(no hand lotion either!)
      soy, dairy, I bet there are more but these are the triggers. SO, she told this very
      open-minded MD about her Nutribullet. That doc actually called her and said she
      loved the thing! I KNEW she would go out & buy one. I even own a Vitamix,
      this little bullet can grind the heck out of chia, flax & hemp! Runs circles around
      the Vitamix when it come to grinding seeds. I also do millet, quinoa, among others.

      Cheers! Alice
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    12. fantasticalice added a post in a topic Parchment Paper 

      Feeling behind the times....?
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    13. fantasticalice added a post in a topic Sourdough Bread And Fermenting Yeast   

      Today I bought Ivory Teff tortillas(big ones)made by

      I also am buying some Italian wheat after reading an article in Whole Living about sourdough.
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    14. fantasticalice added a post in a topic How Many Do Whole Foods Only?   

      Convenience is the enemy! I feel way better w/o packaged food!?

      How do I do it? Nuts(I carry them around with me)boiled eggs, chopped meats for lettuce roll-ups(I knew I was
      on to something when my co-workers were jealous, while eating their breaded sandwich)lots of small containers
      with all kinds of 3-bite foods. Olives.(YUM!) I bake cookies with nut butter, NO FLOUR! I think the gluten-free stuff
      is just as bad as the gluten, in a different way.

      Read the book "Wheat Belly", he's on you-tube too!
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    15. fantasticalice added a post in a topic Found A Great Pasta!   

      Thank goodness for Trader Joe's! I can afford it AND there is some nutrition in their brown rice pasta! This stuff made me bloat like a fish belly! I assume that corn in NOT GMO!?
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