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Food Elements / Re: Gelatin, wonderful stuff!
« on: June 28, 2013, 11:16:42 AM »
I am unable to get a good brand of Gelatin here. I talked to the health food store ppl and hopefully they will order some in. Until then I am stuck with questionable gelatin. BUT, if you are able to get the good stuff (Great Lakes is supposed to be the good one ) it is supposed to be very good for you.

Food Elements / Re: fermented foods?
« on: June 28, 2013, 11:10:50 AM »
Way to go Lyra!
Lol Bing ( meh ).
I actually like the taste of Kefir over yogurt, And you don't have to warm it, just set it out on the counter at room temp. Also it has more and varied probiots growing in it, so great for the guts. I 'm useing coconut milk at present and LOVE the taste. Am using it for smoothies. I don't think I would just drink it plain. But, if putting fermented food into ourselves is important, this is a cheap, easy, tasty way of doin it. I still have issues with the whole fermented cabbage thing.

Food Elements / Re: fermented foods?
« on: June 27, 2013, 11:17:00 AM »
Am making my own Kefir now .... LOVE it! I did a bunch of reading. I like yogurt, but Kefir is even easier to make, so that was the "ticket" for me. So now I am rounding out my diet with a fermented food. I also like that I can add my other new found food GELATIN! It makes a great breakfast or snack. Yipee, I love quick and simple.

Food Elements / Re: Gelatin, wonderful stuff!
« on: June 27, 2013, 10:17:06 AM »
O! My coconut milk kefir is delish! I put gelatin (about 2 Tablespoons in about 1 1/2 cups kefir) a few drops of stevia, a teaspoon xylitol a small handful of blueberries, some coconut oil, and sometimes some full fat cream to up the fat and taste .... zoom it up with the emersion blender, waited a few mins for it to thicken ... YUM. 12 grams of protein per tablespoon of gelatin. Works for me.

Food Elements / Re: Gelatin, wonderful stuff!
« on: June 27, 2013, 10:00:59 AM »
Yup, according to info. it's made by "Great Lakes"( thats the brand name.) I am unable to find it here, even in the big city, at the best health food store around. :( Also I can only buy it in small portions, but I think in the states, you can get it in big 1 lb. and bigger amounts.It 's VERY easy to use, has no taste of it's own. You just sprinkle it on, allow it to soften .... couple of min. ta-da! I put it in/on everything.
I grouched at the health food store and asked them to order in some good stuff in larger quantaties ... we'll see.
Anyway, everything I have read about gelatin is positive. It has become my new protein for shakes and smoothies, and my additive of choice.

Food Elements / Re: Gelatin, wonderful stuff!
« on: June 26, 2013, 07:48:14 AM »
So, am on days off and went to the big city for supplies. Bought more gelatin and some kefir  (amongst other things.) My plan is to stop using protein powder, I seem to have a problem with it( gives me a slight stomach ache.) I am going to make smoothies out of kefir, gelatin( for protein and thickener ),coconut oil ( for good fat ) and maybe cream ( also for fat.) I will add a few berries for taste and a sweetener. I will use this for breakfast and snacks. I will also start making my own kefir as i found out how easy it is to make and also how good it is for you. I have started a coconut milk kefir yesterday.
I am adding more and more gelatin to my food. Finding it adds a great "mouth feel" to foods.
Since it is STILL raining ( am thinking ARK!) Today will be spent doing inside stuff, so cooking is on my agenda. I cook usually on one day off and pack it in the freezer for work the rest of the days. I work an evening shift and REFUSE to eat the food at work. I love it when everyone at work smells what I am having and drool over it. BUT they still roll their eyes at the whole WB way of life. Silly ppl.

Hi ya Hungry!
This is the place to be! There are tons of People on here in various stages of recovery from wheat. We are all healing our bodies and minds. So, ask and search. Also if you find info. on the net bring it back here and share .... we all love a good read.

Food Elements / Re: Heirloom wheats
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:15:19 AM »
Hi Jan,
I use a squeezed orange, use it as part of the liquid. Add some grated carrot, some cinnamon and nutmeg into your dry.I also am now adding gelatin to everything, so if you want add a teaspoon of that, a little goes a long way. I also made a icing with a package of cream cheese some sweetner to taste. O! add a teaspoon of vanilla flavor to the cake too. I think what I did was find a carrot cake recipe and then just subed out what I thought would make the WBCB be close to the same. It was not hard.
I have made it with lemon juice, lemon flavoring and poppy seeds also and it is very good. Am sure you could also use cocoa and melted 85%chocolate bar and make it chocolate cake. The basic yellow cake recipe is very versitile. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need more info and I will dig out the WBCB and go through the recipe in more step form

Food Elements / Re: Sugar
« on: June 19, 2013, 03:41:06 PM »
Try and wade through this. I was shocked.

It's a lot of reading and very academic and I believe it says the opposite of what I believed about sugar. So, please someone else read it and let me know what you think. Thx.

Food Elements / Gelatin, wonderful stuff!
« on: June 19, 2013, 10:12:33 AM »
Was reading Maria's journal this morning: She has a write - up about gelatin. I use gelatin alot, in breads, muffins, cakes etc.
When I was little ( a zillion years ago ) I remember my mum and grandmother also using gelatin in baked goods.
It maybe the lazy low carber/ paleo/ WB persons "short" answer to bone broth. NOT say'n I'm lazy, just say'n in a pinch this might come in handy till we get those bones brew'n.
What say you?
Off topic: Holy cows is it ever raining this morning!

Food Elements / Re: Heirloom wheats
« on: June 18, 2013, 09:16:57 AM »
Hi Gem,
I use Dr. Davis' Yellow cake on page 258 of the Wheat Belly Cook Book. It is packed with almonds, flax, coconut, eggs, butter, and buttermilk, but I often use kefir or yogurt. Also depending on the flavor I want, I add 85% chocolate, or currents, or poppy seeds and lemon zest... or whatever I have on hand. I also double the recipe and make it in a 9 x 13 glass pan, and freeze half of it. I totally believe in: " Let them eat cake"! It also makes a mean carrot cake with cream cheese icing. Is a totally flexable recipe.
Happy baking!

Food Elements / Re: Coconut Flour
« on: June 16, 2013, 09:01:09 PM »
I use coconut flour lots.
It makes a pretty good thickener, even with fruits, like if you wanted to make a quick "jam".
Maria has some good recipes that use it and also explains how to work with it.
Maria's Nutritious and Delicious Journal. Love her recipes and info.

Food Elements / Re: Animal Fat
« on: June 16, 2013, 08:46:38 PM »
Yup, fat.
I say bring it.
I eat lots of fat, every day. I have not gained a pound. I havent lost any ( since my initial 15 lbs) either, but I have lost inches around my middle and clothes fit better. I only need to loose about 6 - 10 more pounds but if it comes off in inches I won't complain. It's like my body is rearranging it's self.
So, yes I save all that precious bacon fat, and cook with lard. I remember my dad telling me that when he was a kid they used beef tallow and bacon fat like butter: on toast on bread in sandwiches etc. YUMMMMMM :)

Food Elements / Re: Heirloom wheats
« on: June 16, 2013, 08:24:18 PM »
Two things.
I agree that we don't need all the "look alike" foods. I have found that the longer I am eating this way the less I "need"to have bready/cakey/cookie food.
BUT, when I do bake a big cake, half goes in the freezer for later and the other half goes to work with me. I love to eat cake in front of my co-workers who always freeeeeeeek at my grain free, sugar free, legume free life style. Or I have it for breakfast... love cake for breakfast.
Also, when I bake a cake I look at it like a densely packed nutricious super food.
Guess thats three.
Also thanks for the info. Boundless.

Food Elements / Re: Boar's Head Revisited
« on: June 16, 2013, 07:59:27 PM »
HA! Well said Jan.
YA, what did my sausage eat before I ate it? Exactlly.
We've had to become scientists and spies.
20 yrs ago ... even 10 years ago I would never have thought that my food would become so important and complicated.

Food Elements / Re: fermented foods?
« on: June 16, 2013, 07:50:47 PM »
Hmmmm, I have never really like pickles, and a pickled cabbage just does not sound good to me. BUT I keep reading how fermented vegies are supposed to be sooooo good for you. I did buy some apple cider vinegar tho. Just tryin to ease myself into it. LOL.
I will work on changing my mind about ( rotten) fermented food.
Hmmmmm seems like somewhere in my quest for info. I read that a zillion years ago we were able to eat rotten meat without getting sick. Must have lost that gene.

Food Elements / fermented foods?
« on: June 15, 2013, 09:48:55 AM »
Hi everybody.
I have been reading about how great fermented foods are. Am wondering if anyone is eating these, making these, buying these. Also I have never been a " pickle or sourkraut eater ". Wondering what anyone has to say on the subject???

General Discussion / Re: PET food
« on: June 15, 2013, 07:32:32 AM »
Just an up-date. My cats have been on the Orijen food for almost 1 month and one of the most noticeable things is ... no puking! Before being on Orijen I would find a large amount of regurgitated food almost everyday!!! Only once have I found any since the switch, and it was a very small amount!

General Discussion / Re: Confession
« on: June 14, 2013, 11:44:19 AM »
Rita; Last week I was in the grocery store and bought zuchinni, cauliflower, cabbage... and Chapman's no sugar added Maple Walnut ice cream, a quart. I came home, was watching tv, decided to have SOME... ate the WHOLE thing! O MY! I had done it before I knew it! And the part that is weird, is that I am not much of an ice cream eater. I like it, but am not ga ga over it.
So, there you go, you are not the only one that can be tricked by food. Like you I am back on the wagon. Thankfully we have a wagon to get on to! Unlike all the people who are unaware or dont believe in this way of eating.

General Discussion / Re: Sustainability
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:31:02 PM »
Ya, maybe. I like you're thoughts on this. It makes for a good thought puzzle. I will continue to look for more info.
By the way, and completely off topic, did you see the new bread loaf recipe on Maria's site? Am going to make it on my days off.

General Discussion / Re: Sustainability
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:33:57 PM »
My thoughts exactly! How do the two work? They seem to completly contradict each other. Hmmmmmm

General Discussion / Re: Sustainability
« on: June 12, 2013, 03:37:14 PM »
Interesting Rita... but check this out.
hmmmmm I can't seem to paste. So, Type in: herding animals and fixing the enviroment. It will come up with a you tube video with allen savoy. watch it.
OMG am late for work! gotta go. Let me know what you think.

Food Elements / Re: Are all veggies created equal?
« on: June 10, 2013, 09:57:29 AM »
Hi Jan in key west,
it was you're post that pointed me to that link, so thanks to YOU!
And, YES, I also think fat is the key. I could almost become one of those conspirocy theory ppl ... like making us think that fat is BAD. Years and years of bad information literally shoved down our throats by the powers that be. We need to take back our health and well-being, by eating the way we were ment to. Thanks again to people like Dr. Davis for putting "IT" out there. AND for Rita for starting this forum for us to exchange info.

Food Elements / Re: Are all veggies created equal?
« on: June 07, 2013, 08:58:56 PM »
Jan in Key West.. I read the whole blog. Holy cows. Good read. BUT? Did you read this?
I pasted it to the WBB too. I was blown away.
Thanks for the amazing post and link.

Food Elements / Re: Xylitol
« on: June 07, 2013, 04:00:50 PM »
It's made from birch tree sap. I think you should do some research, it's good for many things. I use it often in baking. I say: "Let them eat cake", and, I DO! LOL.

Wheat Free Tips / Re: Mashed Cauliflower
« on: June 03, 2013, 08:36:48 AM »
Hi Gem, I've never tried the Shirataki rice, never heard of it.... but the cauli rice is great. Just make sure you have all your ingredients ready and stir lots. It is great. After I made it the first time, I made it almost everyday for about a week it was sooooo good. If you make it let me know what you think. Happy cooking :)

Food Elements / Re: Xylitol
« on: June 03, 2013, 08:29:44 AM »
Xylitol tastes like sugar... almost. Also there are good tasting stevias out there, they are not all the same.I usually put both stevia and xylitol in a recipe because they compliment each other, the taste is better.

Yup, great ppl. I have to pry myself away from here, then the same at WBB. Good ppl and good info. Makes my day to read all the good stories ppl have to share. Thanks everyone.

General Discussion / Re: PET food
« on: June 01, 2013, 04:53:56 PM »
Thx Joan, found the Orijen, they love it... but I gotta say wholeY COw, smelly stuff. Also holy price... but they are worth it. My old guy ( Mr. Woo ) is moving and looking better than I have seen him in awhile, coat looks glossy, eyes are clearer, just overall looks better. It has only been about 10 days. But I look forward to their good health and longevity. Thx again.

General Discussion / Re: Good info on probiotics
« on: June 01, 2013, 04:39:15 PM »
I was lookin around and found this site. Very interesting info.
Let me know what you think

Food Elements / Re: Quick trip through the digestive track
« on: May 29, 2013, 01:26:36 PM »
O! My!
What a thought!
I am with you on that Jan!
Wouldn't that be a wonderful wall to be a fly on?

Food Elements / Re: Quick trip through the digestive track
« on: May 23, 2013, 07:40:53 AM »
Yes Rita, I don't do sugar, hence the cream. Which I have to say tastes WAY better than skim... lol.
Also my reaction to whey is more like nausea, upset stomach, but no real bowel problem. I also seem to have an issue with cheddar cheese, and am going to try it in it's white form. I understand that cheddar is colored, I can't remember the name of the stuff they color it with. But am hoping that if I eat the white kind it won't bother me. I love cheese.
Interesting that things I used to think were just everyday aches and pains and mild to moderate upsets in my body I am now suspicious of and can usually trace it back to something I have eaten. Just a few months ago I would have just ignored it.

Food Elements / Re: Almond Flour
« on: May 22, 2013, 07:54:16 PM »
Hmmm I gotta try that, thx for the idea.

Food Elements / Re: Quick trip through the digestive track
« on: May 22, 2013, 07:52:04 PM »
I recently had a protein shake, and I'm pretty sure it doesn't agree with me. And when I think back I think I have known this, it just didn't sink in. I only use the shake when I am really in a hurry and I need something to eat fast. So, now the question is... do I have a dairy issue, or maybe just a whey issue. And is there a difference? Could I do cream and no whey? Or do I have to completly get off dairy? So, I will stay away from the whey. But O! how hard to stop having cream in my coffee.
Yup, we are all different. But this is a great place to start. And Dr. Davis has helped us find a place to start. Rita gave us a forum to discuss it all.
All grains and all sugar is poison to me. Maybe whey also. I will continue down this path and eventually I hope to find good health, good body weight, great energy, and un-cloudy thinking.
I also think that by writing in here to one another we network and help one another. We also keep it interesting with things we find, recipes, blogs, science stuff, etc.
So, cheers to us all !
And thanks again Rita.

Food Elements / Re: Xylitol
« on: May 18, 2013, 11:59:18 PM »
Hmmm I eat quite a bit of Xylitol, I bake a lot and I don't have that problem. Mind you when I think back it seems there were warnings about allowing time for your body to get used to the new sweetener. But it is also in my toothpaste. Margaritas eh? I will have to try that. My big quest is sugar free tonic, I crave a gin and tonic. But alas it will probably have aspertame or some other nasty thing in it. sigh. Go easy on the Xylitol at first, also it works well with a little stevia, they kinda compliment one another.

Food Elements / Re: Quick trip through the digestive track
« on: May 18, 2013, 11:45:48 PM »
Wow ( again ) Jan.  thats ambitious.
Am not quite there yet with the beef broth. It's just not soundin like breakfast. I have a great colon, lucky me. But I do have other issues. I was so impressed with the amount of info on that blog... it was amazing. And real good networking/interaction with all the readers, was excellent reading. The farther along the path I go the more information I find. There is a vast amount of knowledge out there just waiting to be read. Thx again with the link. Let me know about the broth... like if you like it for breakfast... lunch ya, but not so much breakfast. lol.

Food Elements / Re: Quick trip through the digestive track
« on: May 18, 2013, 01:01:15 PM »
Hi Jan, I've been reading the link you posted for about the last 2 hours... WOW ( O! that includes the comments ) what a ton of info. and is very interesting. I'm about 1/3 of the way down the "comments". Puts a whole new light on meat, vegies, vegan, Farts ( lol ) etc. Thx so much for the link, it will become a new bookmark.

Food Elements / Re: Almond Flour
« on: May 18, 2013, 10:49:54 AM »
I bake quite a bit, and I have always just ground up my own Almonds, AND I dont buy blanched. My baking is probably heavier and moister than if you used a bought brand. I live in a very small kinda remote rural community and ordering food stuff from the states is just not... in my mind, feasable. Am not saying it wouldn't get here, am just thinking of the time frame and the condition once it arrived. So, ya, I just grind up what I need. O! and another thing, I have been useing half sunflower seed flour recently in recipes, it's cheeper to buy sunflower seeds than almonds! Just sayin.

General Discussion / Re: PET food
« on: May 16, 2013, 11:15:51 AM »
Thx Joan, I checked their store finder and will be going there tomorrow. Great info. Also nice that they have it in a small rural place.

General Discussion / Re: Interesting article on sourdough bread
« on: May 15, 2013, 08:16:59 PM »
Ok Rita, thats interesting. I would love to try making this. I will, once I have some free time ( ha like next year.) But seriously ... what if? I would love it if Boundless read this, and Dr. D. Also if true I might be able to make pasta from it... O! joy!But it is very interesting.

General Discussion / Re: Interesting article on sourdough bread
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:50:11 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:48:53 PM »
I sooooo want to buy an extruder for my kitchen aid stand mixer. BUT I have searched high and low for a pasta dough recipe ... nada. If anyone knows of one plzzzz let me know. But for now it's yam noodles.

General Discussion / BEER!
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:44:55 PM »
There's a guy over in the WBB that had some info on beer, I will try and get him to join in here.
I drink a low carb beer called : Sleeman's Clear. It is the only low carb beer that I have tasted that tastes like beer.It is not something I drink often, but omg when summer hits, it's beer I crave. So, Sleeman's is a beer made here, and the " clear ' is the low carb one. It's very good. Sleeman's has a website and has info on their products. Let me know what you drink, am interested. Cheers!

General Discussion / Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:35:43 PM »
Hahahhahah RITA! I gave you a little jolt in the karma dept. lol
Ya, yam noodles here. I dry fry them after I rinse them, in a non stick pan, toss them around in there for a bit then cover with Dr. D's Alfredo sauce.... almost heaven.

General Discussion / Re: PET food
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:25:45 PM »
WOW! people have posted to here .Neat.
Ahhh I'm new to this, so am impressed. Don't know why, you're all wheat belly fans so obviously cool people, with non-cloudy thinking.
So, I live in Canada and am not sure where to get grain free food for my 3 cats. They are all kibble fans. So let me know what you are feeding your tribe and where you are getting it. THX!
Also, thx for joining in. makes me smile. :)

General Discussion / PET food
« on: May 15, 2013, 09:32:37 AM »
Hi all,
Just thought it would be great to start a wheat free pet food topic. I see a few posts in Wheat Belly Blog. I think my cats would do well with wheat/grain/sugar free food also. So, if you have recipes or comments, bring em on! thx.

General Discussion / Re: How can we really make this forum GREAT!
« on: May 14, 2013, 05:27:55 PM »
Hey everybody,
I've seen a bunch of posts in the Wheat Belly blog about pet food. Has it moved over to here? I would love to learn a few recipes for the cats, and I think it's a great idea for a new topic. What do you guys think???

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Roasted chicken and veggies dinner
« on: May 10, 2013, 07:46:49 AM »
Am drooooolin!

Yes, it is a great forum... am still figurin out how to use it. Lots of great people and lots of great ideas and help.

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