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post #161 of 267
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post #162 of 267
gardenmommy - thanks. it doesn't sound like it would be easy to replace "cream cheese" with just plain ol' kefir - we can't do cream cheese

i miss cheesecake.
post #163 of 267
Can someone point me to some good grain-free for healing articles? I would love to get more basic info. on how low-carbs can help with healing. I have read life with-out bread but it doesn't seem TF.
Thanks!
post #164 of 267
Can someone point me to some good grain-free for healing articles? I would love to get more basic info. on how low-carbs can help with healing. I have read life with-out bread but it doesn't seem that TF.
Thanks!
post #165 of 267
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bluets,
I just copied a recipe that was posted in the main N&GE forum last week. I didn't use the cornstarch (said it was optional), and used about 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 homemade yogurt (I didn't have enough sour cream; tomorrow or the next day, I am going to make it with all yogurt). I did add more honey than I wanted, because I forgot that cold honey is *very* hard to pour and measure, lol! So, when next I make it, I will probably make it less sweet. Oh, and I didn't measure the lemon juice, as I just used the juice from 1/2 a fresh lemon.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ght=cheesecake
Did you make a crust for this, or did you just do the cheese part? IT SOUNDS SOOO GOOD!
post #166 of 267
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Originally Posted by bluets View Post
gardenmommy - thanks. it doesn't sound like it would be easy to replace "cream cheese" with just plain ol' kefir - we can't do cream cheese

i miss cheesecake.
Can you eat yogurt? I have a recipe that uses yogurt cheese instead of cream cheese. I'm happy to share it if you could use it. It would need a little tweaking, since I developed it when I was eating sugar (and dairy, obviously ) and it uses a very small amount of starch. But I'm sure it would work. I think the eggs are the key. Or, is it possible to make kefir cheese? We don't eat dairy anymore, so I don't really know anything about milk kefir. And I haven't tried the recipe in a long time, either, so that's why it would need tweaking.

OK, now this isn't sounding like such a good offer , but I do think it could work.
post #167 of 267
I'm on day 3 of no grains/beans/legumes/white potatoes/coffee and surprisingly, I'm still alive! I'm fighting off a cold but otherwise feel great, no cravings yet.
post #168 of 267
wow, this is really cool! I was just studying the Word of Wisdom again (LDS/mormon teaching on what is best to eat/not eat) and I just realized I've been misinterpreting part of it for years! It says the Lord intended people to be mostly grain-free! How did I miss this?! It's so obvious to me now!

It says: "All grain is ordained for the use of man and of beasts, to be the staff of life, not only for man but for the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all the wild animals that run or creep on the earth; and these hath God made for the use of man only in times of famine and excess of hunger." (D&C 89:14,15)

I used to think he was saying that the wild animals were only to be eaten during times of famine! It didn't even occur to me that it meant grains! Wow!!!

So cool.

It makes me feel much better about being grain-free.
post #169 of 267
Very cool, LTB! That was a very clear sign for you!
post #170 of 267
Okay, guys, my birthday is Monday, and DH wants to know what he could make me for dessert (this weekend, since my stepdaughter is here until tomorrow sometime). I'm grain-/dairy-/sugar-free (though I would do a bit of honey). I'm thinking maybe a sorbet-type thing with frozen fruit? Any recipes anyone could share?

Oh, also, I have the Omega 8003 juicer -- anything I could make with that?
post #171 of 267
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Can someone point me to some good grain-free for healing articles? I would love to get more basic info. on how low-carbs can help with healing. I have read life with-out bread but it doesn't seem that TF.
Thanks!
There are oodles of books on low-carb health and grain-free diets. You can start with Atkins, which has lots of good information. THere is a book called Going Against the Grain. For online sources, there are many. You might want to start with grainfreeliving.com's links at http://www.grainfreeliving.com/Links.htm.
post #172 of 267
stupid question, but what could you use to replace the bread/cracker crumbs in a meatloaf recipe? I want to make some for supper tonight.
post #173 of 267
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Okay, guys, my birthday is Monday, and DH wants to know what he could make me for dessert (this weekend, since my stepdaughter is here until tomorrow sometime). I'm grain-/dairy-/sugar-free (though I would do a bit of honey). I'm thinking maybe a sorbet-type thing with frozen fruit? Any recipes anyone could share?

Oh, also, I have the Omega 8003 juicer -- anything I could make with that?
Canyou do nuts? I made this last weekend for some friends that we had over and they loved it. They don't eat all that healthy, either, so their palates are not exactly distinguished...Here you go:

http://www.thedailyrawcafe.com/2007/...y-raw-bar.html

By the way, they are pretty easy to make, too.
post #174 of 267
Happy birthday New Mama!!!

You could make the coconut chocolate icecream (with honeyand coconut cream) if you like.

You could make a nut butter cake with almond butter it is delish. i like to make penut butter cake too.

any recipes for nut butter bread here? the one on pecan bread calls for mayonaise (i think they mean soy oil) and seltzer (i dont have any).
post #175 of 267
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Did you make a crust for this, or did you just do the cheese part? IT SOUNDS SOOO GOOD!
No, I was too lazy to figure out a grain-free crust and too desperate for something dessert-like, hehe! I just made it again this morning, and had better luck with it by bringing everything to room temp. first. Also, about the cream cheese, I have made very good yogurt cheese in the past. It is easy: simply drain the whey out of yogurt until you get the right thickness. I don't know if that is the "right" way to do it, but it worked very well for me. I used cream cheese today because I had it, and again I was feeling rather lazy.

And, I have made very good grain-free meatloaf by simply not adding any cracker or crumbs. It is denser, but just as tasty.
post #176 of 267
you could do a coconut crust or a nut crust...
post #177 of 267
I have used coconut flour in meatloaf. There is a recipe in Bruce Fife's cooking with Coconut Oil, but I combined it with my own recipe because I like the seasonings in mine. You need to use more eggs than usual, but it gives the meatloaf an almost custardy quality which I rather like.
post #178 of 267
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I have used coconut flour in meatloaf. There is a recipe in Bruce Fife's cooking with Coconut Oil, but I combined it with my own recipe because I like the seasonings in mine. You need to use more eggs than usual, but it gives the meatloaf an almost custardy quality which I rather like.
Oooh, that sounds really good. I still haven't tried the coconut flour yet but I want to order some. Any specific brand recomendations?

Happy Birthday, New Mama!!!
post #179 of 267
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Happy birthday New Mama!!!
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Happy Birthday, New Mama!!!
Thanks guys! It's not until Monday, but I took some "me" time today to go thrift store shopping.

I'm really trying to be careful of what I eat and I'm in a good groove right now, so I think DH is going to make a cake for him, my stepdaughter and our son so they can sing to me and have me blow out candles. I told him I was fine with that and I would just not have any. I really don't even crave it anyway. But I will send the rest of it home with my stepdaughter or to work with DH.
post #180 of 267
Meatloaf- You could add almond meal or flax meal. I think it's in this thread somewhere but, generally 1 egg to every pound of meat.
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