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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? http://thenourishingcook.com/soaked-brown-rice/ This gal does something unique to her rice. I am finding that a soak makes a far better product.
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.
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
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!
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.
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?
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!!
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.
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!