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fantasticalice

Member Since 24 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 22 2012 08:26 AM
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#811139 Have You Read The Book Wheat Belly?

Posted by fantasticalice on 15 July 2012 - 06:04 AM

DITTO! Your body cannot tell the difference between "whole wheat" and "regular" wheat!? I don't care if it's brown rice or wheat. Sure, a lot have Celiac and have super reaction to gluten but I don't and it affects me? Since we figured out what was wrong with my beautiful, long suffering daughter I too have gone gluten-free. Wow. What a HUGE difference in my temperament & moods. Not so much in my weight because of the gluten-free foodstuffs available.

Then I started reading. My daughter was having reactions with body products so I really had to read. Boy, the stuff I have learned about nutrition! Thank goodness for Paleo and the GAPS diet or we would of never gotten a good handle on this! My PRESSURE cooker is my best friend and I bought a good one. I had one, I never thought it worked right. When I got my Spanish "lover", my new pressure cooker, I realized what I had been missing. You can make the best bone soup, hands down, in this thing. A sip of soup every hour on the hour really helps the gut heal!? Who would of thought? A Soothing Broth by Pat Willard is a great book to start. Anne McIntyre does Healing Tonics and Chakra Tonics.

I love to cook but I've changed the way I cook drastically. I only use whole foods now, I bake with nut butters and not flour, I grow as much as I can in my yard (hanging in baskets, easy, peasy) I bought a Nutribullet to grind my own. It also has boasted my nutrition level by leaps and bounds. I added a lot of ground flax, chia, and hemp hearts. I grind those separately or it's gets icky. I keep a batch in my fridge and make sure I eat 3 tablespoons a day. There are some people doing the 3-2-2-1 http://nutiva.com/th...-2-2-1-program/ I am not sold on coconut oil. I like NO oil better or nut butter if I am baking.

If man made it, don't eat it. At least use almond flour for most of that baking! The only time I "cheat" is waffles. I have a blend that would knock your socks off! 1/2 cup this, 1/2 cup that. Bottom line? While my kid has to do it for health I have found the MENTAL aspect is far more spectacular. MY FOOD WAS MAKING ME NUTS! They put crap in our food. Even the one's they tout as "healthy".

Live simple: Buy a pressure cooker and make it yourself!
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#807643 Flour-Less Cookies/crackers

Posted by fantasticalice on 01 July 2012 - 05:56 AM

I have been experimenting with nuts. I am sure you all know you can make cookies with peanut butter, eggs and sugar. I started there and then started cutting the sugar. So far, I have a winner, with many different variations! I have found you can use any nut butter, which you can make yourself but it's so easy to get a jar of "natural" peanut butter, add a couple of eggs and some raw sugar, it's endless what you can do with this. Leave out the sugar and you have crackers. Add some cheese, oh my!

1 cup nut butter
1/4 cup raw sugar
1 egg

350 oven for 10-15 minutes I make small, round balls, size of a large marble, then flatten

Um....that's it! Now, add ground flax, chia and hemp seed. I grind it individually, hemp seed turns to butter in 3-4 pluses, you want meal, not butter. Same with flax and chia. If you grind it too long you will have butter. If you take the time to google the ingredients, you will see what wonderful nutrition this is. Pure protein and the most omega 3s you can get from a food! Here's a link for the hemp...http://www.ratical.org/renewables/hempseed1.html

Your children will thank you for this!

I have made these with almonds, hazelnuts, macadamias, It's all very oily, DON'T let that scare you. It will bake up so crunchy and nice! You can add some flour, it's not necessary, for the mix to come together. We eat Bob's gluten-free oats, last batch I added a 1/4 cup to sop up the oil. Geeze, these are too good to be true!

One last thing, you can sub any kind of sweetener. Start with a little, you can always add more. There are so many different ones!
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#775646 Planning A Bakery

Posted by fantasticalice on 23 February 2012 - 09:50 AM

Being the health nut that I am I'd 1st like to tell you that most
gluten-free bread stuff has no nutritional value and I, for one, have
stopped eating it. I too was going to do a gluten-free deli but not get
into all the allergens. Too much libel if you ask me. Arepas is
what I had in mind as well as pandabono, which is manoic flour/starch.
You can make a great sandwich with both these products.

Good luck!
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