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Originally Posted by Shazer View Post
Although I feel best being totally grain free, I eventually would like to splurge on oatmeal and popcorn every once in a while. Mostly, I miss dairy. I would love to have cheese and heavy cream. When my daughter is weaned, I should be able to have dairy. I don't know about her, though.
Ditto that, esp. the dairy part.
post #262 of 267
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Originally Posted by crunchy_mama View Post
what do you guys think about buckwheat. technically it is a flower and I see it used a ton on a paleo board I visit.
I'd be interested in hearing others' opinions on this, too. For ds, he reacts much less to buckwheat than to true grains, but he does react to it (at least he did about a year ago when we last tried it). It took us awhile to realize he was reacting to it because it's so subtle. We're hoping he'll be able eat it when all is said and done.

It is still a starchy food, so for those who need to avoid starch (i.e. those on the SCD), it wouldn't be OK. But ds can eat potatoes no problem, and he does fine with arrowroot when use it to thicken gravy.

Another "grain" that isn't technically a grain is quinoa. We haven't tried that with ds. Mainly because we feel like our diet is pretty good as it is, and because dh and I really didn't care for quinoa when we ate it for awhile years ago.
post #263 of 267
barose - how are you feeling?

I just started back to work after about 2 years at home, and it's been interesting these last couple days... yesterday I was getting the tour of the facilities, and a guy walked out of the lunch area with a plate with a bagel and cream cheese and some fruit on it, and she said "doesn't that look like such a healthy breakfast?" or something along those lines... and it took everything I had to not say "no".

As to the buckwheat question... it doesn't seem to set off cravings for me like other grains do, but it is still not something I keep in the house. If I want to make something like garlic noodles (comfort food), I can go down to Whole Foods (around the corner), and pick up a pkg of buckwheat noodles, but keeping them in the house is too tempting.
post #264 of 267
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Originally Posted by ChristieB View Post
For snacks, I have coconut flour muffins or cookies (very minimally sweetened), coconut balls (I make them out coconut cream concentrate, CO, shredded coconut, vanilla and a small amount of raw honey, rolled in toasted shredded coconut), or almond balls (made from almond butter, ghee, shredded coconut, ground chia seeds, vanilla, and raw honey, rolled in chopped almonds), boiled eggs, fruit, nuts.
I just got our coconut flour! I also have coconut cream concentrate. I really need recipes for coconut flour grain-free sugar-free cookies! honey sweetened is ideal.

Thanks anyone! The boys are really excited to make cookies today. It's been a LONG time.
post #265 of 267
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Originally Posted by cristeen View Post
barose - how are you feeling?

I just started back to work after about 2 years at home, and it's been interesting these last couple days... yesterday I was getting the tour of the facilities, and a guy walked out of the lunch area with a plate with a bagel and cream cheese and some fruit on it, and she said "doesn't that look like such a healthy breakfast?" or something along those lines... and it took everything I had to not say "no".
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LOL, I do the same thing at work.
post #266 of 267

coconut flour cookies

Here's what we wound up making-- I used almond extract because I was out of vanilla. Adding lemon would be really good, too, I would think.

5T very soft butter
3T raw coconut oil
1 c honey
5 eggs (my eggs are more medium-large sized, not the jumbo kind they usually sell at the grocery store)
1/2 t almond extract
1/2 t salt
1/2 c raw shredded coconut
2 c sifted coconut flour (I used Tropical Traditions brand)

mix butter, coconut oil, honey, eggs, almond extract, salt. Stir in the coconut flakes and flour. Shape into cookie shapes (these will not spread or move at all!) on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for about 14 minutes.

Made about 15 cookies for us, but it would completely depend on the size cookie you made. The finished cookie is a little bit cakey and dense, a little bit shortbread-y, kind of crumbly. Yummy, though.
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