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Nantzie

I Have gluten-free Cake In My Kitchen...

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Before I went gluten-free, I couldn't have cared less about chocolate cake. Didn't like it. At all. Brownies either. Too much cakey chocolate going on. Add in chocolate frosting? OMG. Gross... I'd eat it to be polite if someone gave it to me, but that's it.

My best friend's son's birthday party is tomorrow and he's having chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

I thought - Yea, not a problem. I'm a gluten-free pro.

I even bought a couple of half-size bunt pans so I can take a cake for me and the kids, and then wrap one up for the freezer. Because I don't want to waste it. Because I don't like chocolate cake. (Priss, priss.)

I baked them a couple hours ago and it's all I can do NOT to dive face-first into one (okay, both) of them.

They smell so freaking good I can hardly stand another minute of it. My daughter doesn't like cake and my son will probably only eat a few bites. So my plan is to bring extra frosting. :ph34r:

Anyone else have food that they never liked before that now they'd hide from their children in order to eat the whole thing?

Or is it just me? Which would be fine.

Cuz that means more cake for me.

:D

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

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I have noticed something similar with nuts. I couldn't stand the taste of most of them. Peanut butter I LIVED off of, but tree nuts...ugh! Now however, I actually like tree nuts. Not like peanuts mind you, but still I can eat them, and I really like making nut milk with them, especially for use in milk shakes and smoothies.

Chocolate I never cared for, and something all chocolate like cake and frosting, or chocolate ice cream I still think is distasteful. Thing is, I don't want any so haven't tried, so I guess I really don't know if I'd like it. I do use carob for certain things, and that's fine in small amounts, so it's just like the way I'd use chocolate. Cookies, ice cream, etc with chocolate chips is ok, and I do like mint chocolate chips, but again in reasonably amounts, otherwise it's just overpowering IMO.


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Yes, isn't this funny, strange? I feel the same way. I NEVER ate salad that was dressed, especially in a restaurant because the drown their salads. Would you like a little lettuce with that dressing? I always had the dressing on the side and put on sparingly. I ordered and ate and a whole dressed salad in a restaurant a few weeks ago. I couldn't believe what I was doing! My tolerance for certain things has increased. I think it's partly a blood sugar thing with me.


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I am laughing so hard! Pre-celiac disease I couldn't give a hoot about chocolate...chips...m&m's and ice cream...now...LOOK OUT! It just comes over me...and I NEED it all!! Of course I have learning to modify slightly....I needed to drop the 20lb that came on as quick as the cravings...but...they are regular items in my pantry. No...you are not alone!

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This is so funny--and yes--almonds! :D

I never cared for them, especially the way the raw ones felt in my mouth. I avoided anything with almond flavoring--too strong!

Now I slather almond butter over everything--and have been known to eat it right off the spoon. And almond milk--love the stuff :lol: It makes the best pancakes, pudding and cocoa.

Of all things, I never thought I'd crave almonds!


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Slightly off topic........but I made the Kinnickkinnick chocolate cake....sliced it lengthwise...put gluten-free vanilla ice cream between the warmed up slice of cake and drizzled(more like dumped!!) Smucker's hot fudge over the top.........OMG, I thought I was back at Shoney's having a hot fudge cake!! I am fighting NOT to eat it right now!!


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Slightly off topic........but I made the Kinnickkinnick chocolate cake....sliced it lengthwise...put gluten-free vanilla ice cream between the warmed up slice of cake and drizzled(more like dumped!!) Smucker's hot fudge over the top.........OMG, I thought I was back at Shoney's having a hot fudge cake!! I am fighting NOT to eat it right now!!

OMG--Shoney's Hot Fudge Cake!!!!I was just mentioning that to my husband last weekend! Memories of living in Georgia :rolleyes:


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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One thing which shouldn't be overlooked is nutrient deficiencies. Chocolate has a fair amount of magnesium, as well as potassium and other things. Almonds do also, and it is common for Celiacs to have a magnesium deficiency. Seems to me if a craving is because of deficiency, it would be for something the body is familiar with, not necessarily the best source.


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