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Hazelnut Flour Vs Almond Flour

21 December 2013 - 10:01 AM

Are these 2 flours pretty much interchangeable? I am going to try some of Elana's Pantry recipes & I have some almond flour but not enough for everything I'd like to try but I also have some Hazelnut flour. How do you think it would work if I used the Hazelnut instead of Almond in say the Muesli Scones recipe? Or the biscuit recipe?

I Have Much To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving. Help Me Celebrate!

23 November 2013 - 05:33 PM

After having been low iodine for what seems like a lifetime in order to keep the dh rash from eating me/us alive, I am overjoyed to say that both my husband & I are eating iodine without incident! We began the iodine experiment slowly & cautiously on September 10th of this year. We have a whole egg every morning, in fact, this morning my hubs had two! We have cheese, ohhhhhhh that lovely flavor of cheese.... longhorn cheddar, sharp cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, swiss. Milk, milk for sake of itself, milk in things, milk chocolate (we may die from Raisinette overdose! LOL!), sour cream, chicken parmesan with the cheese, pizza, butter. Tonight we had baked potatoes halved & loaded with butter & sharp cheddar. Cheese in salads! The list goes on. We're no longer afraid of anything dairy because of the iodine content. You ought to see next weeks grocery list. Cream cheese, cottage cheese & more. I can finally have one of my favorite comfort foods ~~~~ cream of potato soup. 

Being gluten free was one thing & we have dealt with that very well. Not a big deal. But not being able to have dairy or turnip greens, spinach, asparagus, lima beans or other high iodine beans, whole eggs was torture. It seemed that every time we turned around we couldn't eat this or that or make this or that because of the iodine. I would find wonderful gluten-free recipes online or given to me by friends & there was always that big moment of letdown when it contained high iodine foods.

Yes, we still both have rash but it has been no worse since we reintroduced iodine.

It won't be long before we try adding back seafood.

But for now we are celebrating like crazy!!!!!!!! We truly have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. :D



Hominy Grits

26 June 2013 - 06:30 PM

Has anyone found any certified gluten-free hominy grits out there? I have yellow grits but I really do miss my hominy grits.

Gluten And Autoimmunity Explained In 20 Minutes

20 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

This was posted over in the dh forum but it applies to all celiacs & it's excellent! Well worth your time watching it.