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Ivanna44

Just Sharing Some Sites I Found, gluten-free Cooking One, And A Flax Recipes

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Hi all,

I was doing some snooping tonight, on the net. When I came across a couple of sites some of you might find of interest.

At the time I was looking for a recipe to make your own protein bars, and I came across this "flax seed" recipe one. It had some really good ideas on using up the flax seed. Flax seed has 20 gram/per/100 grams of protein, not to mention essential fatty acids and its very high in fibre.

Who would have every thought of adding just 1/2 cup of ground flax seed to your gluten-free mock Rice Krispie squares. I like having quick breads and rice crispies squares in the house, as I'm run off my feet in the mornings tending to my son, that I rarely eat anything till 2 hours later. So I like something I can grab to munch on, while I'm in the middle of Quad Tasking. Also I got a "ton" :rolleyes: of ground flaxseed in the house that I need to use up by the end of the month. Boost your protein, iron, fibre, essential fatty acids while having a treat too. >or food on the "run" as I call it. :P

Just remember to substitue the wheat/gluten items for gluten free versions.

http://www.flaxhealth.com/recipes.htm

This site was also ok too, had a great variety of gluten-free recipes from breads to desserts to main meals. I made up the Coffee cake one tonight with my *new* Kitchen Aid mixer >that is of course going to be dedicated to gluten-free cooking only. hehe :D :D :D

I had to increase the cooking time to 50 mins. as the 35 was not enough. But, the cake itself was moist, and tasted like a regular coffee cake to me. I used Kinnikinnick's celiac all purpose flour for it. I also added in some *ground flaxseed* ;) to the topping part of the recipe. About 2 tablespoons worth. Might as well be a "breakfast" cake that I can say in a way is good for me... B)

http://www.fitnessandfreebies.com/celiac/recipelist.html

I don't know what the other recipes are like, and you may need as I did to adjust the cooking time, but again it had some good ideas in terms of meals, breads, cookies so forth.

Enjoy

PS. Wonka, if you are reading this post one day in the near future. I have emailed one company to see if I can get some tips in terms of the "sinking bread" and also some tips for those who use stand up mixers for their gluten-free cooking needs. I'll let you know what comes up. :)


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blood test negative: celiac However, doctor felt other factors in blood works warranted trying the gluten-free diet

April 7/08 Doctor confirms gluten intolerance/ remain gluten-free for 2 more months; and repeat tests

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Since I have discovered flax seed, I throw it into just about everything I bake - bread, cookies, waffles, pizza, etc. And I like to sprinkle some on top of my morning yogurt.

I do not have Celiac (my son does), but at my last checkup the doc said my HDL was a little high and suggested fish oil tablets for Omega 3. I took them for a little while until I saw how much more Omega 3 was in flax seed!


Bev

Mom of Garrett - Mizzou freshman; diagnosed Jan 2005

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I like a couple of the protein bar recipes from the first link, I'll have to modify some of the ingredients to a natural sugar like agave, but I think it will work. Thanks for posting :)

The second link though, not good advice about trying spelt. Spelt is not safe for celiacs.

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PS. Wonka, if you are reading this post one day in the near future. I have emailed one company to see if I can get some tips in terms of the "sinking bread" and also some tips for those who use stand up mixers for their gluten-free cooking needs. I'll let you know what comes up. :)

I keep my flax meal and seeds in the freezer to prolong the shelf life. I haven't made any bread for a while. When I start feeling better I'll get back on that. Looking forward to hearing what tips they give. I'm on iron supplements for my anemia and I'm having trouble tolerating the iron, it makes eating a number of foods very hard.

I've gone off the supplements for a few days so that I can celebrate my 50th birthday (Apr9) party tonight. I've made two chocolate cakes. I'm going to slice each cake in half length wise, fill with ganache, then ice all four slices together. I have also made two lemon cakes, slicing them, putting lemon curd between the slices and icing them all together with a nice lemon icing. I have three other friends coming to the party who also have birthdays so I wanted a few cakes. Thought it safer if I made the cakes myself.

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I keep my flax meal and seeds in the freezer to prolong the shelf life. I haven't made any bread for a while. When I start feeling better I'll get back on that. Looking forward to hearing what tips they give. I'm on iron supplements for my anemia and I'm having trouble tolerating the iron, it makes eating a number of foods very hard.

I've gone off the supplements for a few days so that I can celebrate my 50th birthday (Apr9) party tonight. I've made two chocolate cakes. I'm going to slice each cake in half length wise, fill with ganache, then ice all four slices together. I have also made two lemon cakes, slicing them, putting lemon curd between the slices and icing them all together with a nice lemon icing. I have three other friends coming to the party who also have birthdays so I wanted a few cakes. Thought it safer if I made the cakes myself.

Hi Wonka,

First off, Happy Belated Birthday, :)

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well due to the anemia. I hope that is soon resolved.

Good idea on making your own cakes to share with your friends. But, then I know how you love to cook :P

I have still not heard back from that company in terms of any tips for the bread, or using a stand up mixer with their products. I just received a confirmation letter stating that the email I sent was received. I hope to hear from them soon.

I know I have to go next week to the Organic Market and get some more gluten-free mixes and other items. I really need to start to "stock" them. The Organic Market is a bit expensive maybe 25-50 odd cents per item, but its all in one place and the gluten-free foods are kept separate from the others, they also carry a wider stock of gluten-free items. Which as a person whom is busy, and doesn't drive, I just like to go to one place and find all I need. Plus I can bus it there. :)

Thank for the tip on Freezing the Flaxseed. How much longer does it last in the freezer? > Right now, the package I have says 45 days in the fridge. As I am the only one basically using it, the 15 ounce package still has tons in it. I think at most I have used a "quarter-cup' and this bag's fridge life expires at end of April.. according to the 45 day rule I mean <_< . I am trying to "toss" it into things. But, I bake maybe once a week usually one loaf bread and one treat (3 dozen batch types that I can freeze into half dozens), As I am basically the only one in the house eating the gluten-free foods they tend not to be "eaten" up very quickly by the kids.

But I'm not telling them, that the brown flecks in their desserts are flaxseed :o Its just extra "gluten" in the product :D :D :D


44 yr old mom, SAHM (stay at home; aka a Retro Mama :D , 2 special needs kids dd 15yrs ds 4 yrs

Follows Compassion Rules "Treat others; they way you wish to be treated"

blood test negative: celiac However, doctor felt other factors in blood works warranted trying the gluten-free diet

April 7/08 Doctor confirms gluten intolerance/ remain gluten-free for 2 more months; and repeat tests

Gluten free since March 4/2008 (other than accidently, or unknown gluten used--- its a learning process, Gluten is everywhere!)

"People are like stained-glassed windows. Best viewed in the light!" unknown author

"I am only as strong as the coffee I drink, and the hairspray I use" :)

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Thank for the tip on Freezing the Flaxseed. How much longer does it last in the freezer? > Right now, the package I have says 45 days in the fridge.

Hi Ivanna,

I have been googling to see if the freezer actually prolongs the life of flax meal and I didn't really find a good answer. Most of what I found said to use it within 2 weeks of grinding which is less time than your package says. Freezing prolongs the shelf life of most nuts and seeds so I'm assuming that it should do the same for flaxmeal. I would use the smell test. If it smells off, it is off. Here is some more information on flax an flaxmeal from the flax council : http://www.flaxcouncil.ca/english/index.ph...mp;mp=nutrition

Veronica

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Since I have discovered flax seed, I throw it into just about everything I bake - bread, cookies, waffles, pizza, etc. And I like to sprinkle some on top of my morning yogurt.

I do not have Celiac (my son does), but at my last checkup the doc said my HDL was a little high and suggested fish oil tablets for Omega 3. I took them for a little while until I saw how much more Omega 3 was in flax seed!

Actually, the omega-3's in flax are somewhat more difficult to digest, especially for women, so you might want to stick with the fish oil anyway. Maybe every other day or something. It's got a lot of vitamins in it that flax doesn't as well.


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Actually, the omega-3's in flax are somewhat more difficult to digest, especially for women, so you might want to stick with the fish oil anyway. Maybe every other day or something. It's got a lot of vitamins in it that flax doesn't as well.

Intestesing - I did not know that. Next time I had a checkup my bloodwork was great - HDL was down into the good range, but that was only one data point. Will keep your comments in mind. In general I'm a pretty healthy eater.


Bev

Mom of Garrett - Mizzou freshman; diagnosed Jan 2005

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