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#1 of 5 Old 11-07-2008, 01:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just wondering if anyone was interested?

We can share recipes, grain free baking tips, health benefits or issues and so on.

I have been trying coconut flour baking - it has turned out ok but not great.
I am a bit skeptical of baking with flax because I am worried about the oils going rancid in the oven heat.

Flax is also pretty high in phytates -so soaking is needed. Then blending ingredients in soaked flax is PIA

Almond flour is a good substitute but the kids can't take it too school bc of kids with nut allergies.

Soy flours I don't do either.

anyone else want to share?
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We're trying to go low-grain. I really feel like I need some grain in my diet so I try to keep it just to breakfast for DH and I. I'm trying to keep those grains the easy to digest ones like millket, quinoa, amaranth (haven't tried this one yet) and buckwheat. My DS also gets grain with his lunch. I found a really good book called Grain-Free Gourmet. It has lots of good recipes in it. There is also an Everyday Grain Free Gourmet: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. I'm really interested in getting a look at that one.
She uses a lot of almond flour, but also substitutes tortillas with crepes, which I thought was a good idea. I really like Mexican food so that's an easy way to have a taco. All of the recipes in this book are also refined-sugar free and low-lactose.
Another good cook book I found was The Everyday Low Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook. I think most people think of Atkins when they see titles like that but they are a very useful reference for us low-grain or no-grain mamas. There are lots of those type of cookbooks too. I found both of these at my local library.
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Thank you for those book titles. I will have to check them out.
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I get a lot of good recipes from here:

www.lowcarbfriends.com (message boards there) and http://healthyindulgences.blogspot.com/

We use almond meal, coconut flour, a little flax (not much though).
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I don't have a lot to add. But I'm interested. I cook both ways.......sigh.......
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