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About chocolatelover

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Here's a great crust that we make. I usually double it to make 2 large pizzas for my family of 5. Pizza Dough 1 Tbsp yeast 2/3 c warm water -- plus 1 Tbsp 1 1/4 c rice flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 c tapioca starch 1/4 c potato starch 1 tsp xanthan gum 1/8 c sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 Tbsps corn oil 1 tsp cider vinegar Proof yeast in warm water with a pinch of sugar. Combine dry ingredients. Add eggs, oil, vinegar and then proofed yeast. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Dough will be sticky and wet, more like cookie dough. Turn out onto board dusted lightly with potato starch. Coat dough just enough so it doesn't stick to hands. Do not knead or add too much starch that will make dough too heavy to rise, the moister the better. Line cookie pan or pizza pan with parchment paper. Gently pat out dough to desired thickness, just barely coating hands as needed. Cover with saran and let rise one hour. Bake 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes after you add desired toppings. Will just barely brown. Makes 1 large or 4 individual pizzas (kid's size) **I don't use parchment, but I do spray the pan and then sprinkle with cornmeal.
  3. On that chicken recipe...how high should the liquid come up the chicken, and do you do it on high or low? How long? I just happen to have a whole chicken sitting in my fridge waiting to be cooked, and I'm working all day tomorrow--what a great find today! Thanks!
  4. If you are into baking, here is a really good recipe that I found (I think it's from Rebecca Reilly's cookbook). My kids loved them. We ate what we wanted and then put the rest in the freezer and they did great. Graham Crackers 1 cup gluten free flour mix 1 cup brown rice flour 1/4 c soy flour (I used guarfava because that's what I had) 1/2 c packed brown sugar 1 3/4 tsps cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp xanthan gum 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 7 TBS butter, chilled and cut into pieces 3-4 TBS cold water (I used almost double that) 3 TBS honey 1 tsp vanilla Mix together the dry ingredients. Using fingertips, work the butter into the dry ingredients. Stir in 3 Tbs water, honey and vanilla. If the dough is too dry, add a little more water, 1 tsp at a time. Gather dough into a soft, manageable ball. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 3235. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and line it with lightly greased parchment paper. (I sprayed a Silpat with Pam). Cut off a piece of the dough and roll out between 2 sheets of parchment or wax paper. Roll out to 1/8-1/4". Cut into pieces and prick all over with a fork. Place on prepared cookie sheet, leaving a little space around each piece. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let the cookies cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough. Variations: For cinnamon: Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar just before baking. For chocolate: Replace the soy flour with 1/3 cup plus 3 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder.
  5. I would love a recipe for granola as well--we miss it terribly in our family!
  6. How do you get tested for either candida or heavy metal toxicity?
  7. I have heard of the Paleo diet but have never researched it. What exactly is it? I can't eat sweet potatoes for another several weeks on this diet yet. Potatoes don't seem to give me any more problems than I have when I don't eat them. I have also thought that perhaps candida could be a problem, and it was just suggested to me tonight to get tested for heavy metal toxicity. I thought my search for answers was perhaps coming to an end, but I guess not! Thanks for all of your comments. I didn't eat any rice today and felt tons better. I would be really bummed--how do you bake without wheat or rice flour?
  8. Hi there...havean't been on in a long time, but here is my story...I was diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis in January (causes chronic diarrhea, some say it's the large intestine version of celiac), diagnosed with celiac in April. Several weeks ago I did a blood test to test for about 150 foods and cemicals to see what I react to. I have been found to have possible intolerances to corn and soy, so I am currently on a very strict diet of rice, potatoes, chicken, turkey, almonds, eggs and a couple of fruits and vegetables. I eat nothing processed and drink nothing but water. I have discontinued OTC meds that could have been causing problems (like the calcium that had corn starch in it). I eat nothing processed at all. Every day since I started, I have had horrendous gas, bloating, gurgling, major stomach discomfort and my diarrhea is worse (if that's at all possible!). The only 2 things that I have eaten every day is brown rice (in the form of rice or rice pasta) and chicken. This diet is a 6 week trial, and after one week you start adding things in, one at a time (next week I can add cheddar cheese, pork, green beans, etc.). I started on Saturday and am under the care of a nutritionist who works with people doing this diet. Is it possible that the rice is actually causing my problems? Has anyone else ever had a problem with rice? Today I'm going to try eating no rice at all--poatoes, eggs, meat, veggies, fruit to see what happens. I am going crazy because I can't eat anything, I'm starving, grumpy and I'm tired of feeling like my insides are going to explode. Any thoughts from anyone would be greatly appreciated!! CL
  9. I've made the second one and it's very good! My family loved it.
  10. Nathan's mom....I can't help you with the tortillas, because I've never made them, but here is a really good pizza crust recipe: Pizza Dough 1
  11. It's now about 24 hours later...Benadryl helped the itching and she was ok today. No more spots and no more itching, but now she has a sore throat. Maybe it is allergies to something--I know grasses are very high right now. I'm thinking it's time to get her allergy tested! Thanks for your responses.
  12. I'm wondering if anyone has ever gotten hives from a glutening. My 13 y.o. daughter developed very red itchy hives this afternoon and we're wondering if it could have been from an accidental glutening. She is gluten intolerant and at some Dibbs this afternoon, which she hasn't had since being off gluten. My son and I also ate some (he is also gluten intolerant and I'm celiac) and we didn't have a problem, but that is the only thing we can think of that could have done it to her. She has no other symptoms. They are on her arms, chest and left ear. This has never happened before, so it's very odd. Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else?
  13. We like 2 breads in our family. One is the Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Bread--it's the closest thing we've found to real white bread. I also make foccacia out of it that is absolutely delicious. The other mix I use is Pamela's Wheat Free Bread Mix, which is my daughter's favorite. They are both very easy to make. I use my kitchenaid and just pop it in the oven. I've make Lorka's flax bread as well and it is also very good...
  14. Skinnyminny--I'd love to have you post your recipe again! I bake a fair amount and have found some really good mixes, but they're just so darn expensive! Thanks, CL
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