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In a processor:
1 cup Quinoa
Tablespoon olive oil
Tablespoon sour cream
Tablespoon of chopped onion
(optional) 2 tablespoons of low-fat cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Process OR blend it until it's smooth. It's more of a dip than anything, but it's good for you....(despite the 1/2 teaspoon of sugar)
ALSO..you can PICKLE onions, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumber and anything else suitable...then use it as a salsa.
Someone suggested I try tinned pumpkin to replace eggs or butter. It may just work. Also, you an grind maybe....7 or 8 blanched almonds with a tablespoon or two of water, and it makes a creamy-pastey thing, and it can replace eggs as well.
With your peanut butter, use that in the milk substitute, and blend the peanut butter, milk, whatever fruit you're allowed, and some whey powder if you can have it...and you've got yourself a lovely "milkshake". OR dairy-free ice cream?
Welcome to the fascinating world of gluten-free baking.
You CAN get cup-for-cup substitutions, such as Better Batter and Cup4Cup. Generally, mixes which contain more starch than flour (ie, a flour mix of corn starch and rice flour), you should use 3/4 a cup per cup of wheat flour. But, generally you can not substitute just ONE type of gluten-free flour per cup of wheat flour, which is why we mix. Rice flour on it's own is not the best in baking.
Buckwheat.....potato starch....there's a lot.
You can go grain-free and use almond meal or coconut flour. These, can be used on their own.
Here's a glossary of all the gluten-free starches and flours we can use. There are more than this, but these are most common.
When using gluten-free flour, if your mix does not already contain it, you must use xanthan or guar gum to replace the gluten.
*though tapioca flour can be used on it's own, there's even research in seeing how tapioca can emulate wheat, and one such product that does that is "Expandex" flour.
Your post got me emotional
I know what it's like. The doctor thinks you're looney, but you're not. You are SICK.
I wasn't as bad as you, but my doctor thought I was anorexic and depressed and everything thrown in. No, I was sick...I think a lot of doctors just want to keep us going for a while. It's ridiculous, NO ONE is too young to be ill.
Almond meal is almond flour.
Yes, you can put the shreds of coconut into a processor, and it will turn into flour. It will work nicely, and although it may not be the same as the store-bought/normal flour....it'll just be more coconutty-tasting. Go ahead, and it'll be perfect.
I think the almond pancakes sound better, but that's me