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Wheat Free Recipes / Zuppa Toscana
« on: October 22, 2017, 04:36:55 PM »

[size=78%]This is delicious! It does have potatoes in it. You might be able to figure out a substitute. It's an Instant Pot recipe, but it could be converted. Not sure but the original one may be posted here too.[/size]

General Discussion / Instant Pot
« on: March 11, 2017, 10:59:31 AM »
Does anyone have an Instant Pot? If so:

Do you like/love it?
What model?
What size?
Do you use it daily, weekly, monthly?
Any other info to share?

General Discussion / Google
« on: February 25, 2017, 12:49:02 PM »
This is political, but it does involve nutrition. Rita, if it's not appropriate here, please remove it, or let me know and I will be glad to.

I received an email from Ty Bollinger (with The Truth About Cancer) regarding Mike Adams with Natural News stating:

"Last night I got a call from our good friend Mike Adams at Natural News desperately seeking our help.Mike’s supported us from day one, plus what “they’re” doing

to him is completely unacceptable.Google just recently deleted all 140,000 pages from theirsearch index because they don’t agree with everything hepublishes.This is a blatant suppression of free speech and something needs to be done."

Ty also  included a link to a petition on this matter.

Wheat Free Recipes / Chicken Enchilada Casserole (no tortillas)
« on: February 25, 2017, 12:29:54 PM »

I'm really enjoying the recipes at cooks simply and does a lot of slow cooker meals as well. In fact,  one of her cookbooks is "Slow Cooker Meals Made Simple." She sometimes has free cookbooks as well. This sounds good. I plan to make it as soon as I get the ingredients.

Wheat Free Recipes / Creamy Basil and Chicken
« on: August 08, 2016, 09:40:03 AM »

Creamy Basil and Chicken

This sounds delicious. What about the yeast? It also has arrowroot, but not much. I love basil!

Wheat Free Recipes / Casseroles
« on: July 20, 2016, 01:27:36 PM »
Usually when I make chicken broth I will shred the chicken and make Rita's chicken and green chile casserole and put it in the freezer. Now I need some other choices of ways to use the chicken. Anybody got ideas...easy and quick??? Thanks!!

General Discussion / Estrogen
« on: April 12, 2016, 02:52:19 PM »
Has anyone read anything about this? Estrogen and breast cancer? I took a very small amount of estrogen for many years. I stopped it about a year ago (age 71-ish). It seemed that within a couple of WEEKS I really looked older and much more wrinkled. Now I'm wondering if it would still be ok to take it. I don't really want to add another medication back...but I'm wondering...

Off Topic Discussions / My Pillow
« on: March 01, 2016, 01:34:33 PM »
Does anybody have one of these? Can you give us a review please?

Wheat Free Recipes / Red Wine Braised Ham
« on: January 10, 2016, 10:25:06 AM »

This sounds delish. Haven't tried it yet, but I will...with dry red wine.

Barbara, I know many of you don't use honey. What would you substitute?

Wheat Free Recipes / Apple Chips, etc.
« on: July 12, 2015, 10:45:45 AM »
hey guys, do you tHink this would work for zucchini chips too...etc? In the microwave?

Food Elements / Oregano Oil for Chickens...and Pigs
« on: June 08, 2015, 10:53:33 AM »

Wouldn't it be nice if all the chicken farms followed suit?

Off Topic Discussions / Castile Soap
« on: June 03, 2015, 12:59:39 PM »
Does anyone use Castile soap for body soap? I've read that it's made from olive oil. But I've also read that it can be made from any vegetable oil.

I'm also interested in kinds/brands of the following that y'all use:
Laundry detergent
Makeup, moisturizer, etc.
Hair conditioner
Any other beauty supplies or cleaners that you use

I'm paring down my cleaners now. Every time I use one up I'm substituting a safer product. I think I'll be able to use vinegar for most things. I already use vinegar as a fabric softener. I plan to replace my Windex with a vinegar solution for bathrooms, replace my ammonia with vinegar for mopping the floors. I'll prObably keep Comet because it works best on my shower and toilet bowls.

Do you use furniture polish or maybe just a damp microfiber cloth?

Anything else?

All info is appreciated.

Wheat Free Recipes / Lime Shrimp & Avocado Salad
« on: May 24, 2015, 04:05:08 PM »

This is delish!!!

Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad!!

1 lb jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped*
1 medium tomato, diced
1 avocado, diced
1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 limes, juice of
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
salt and fresh pepper to taste


Wheat Free Recipes / Onion Hash Browns (no potato)
« on: May 22, 2015, 11:36:26 AM »

Onion Hash Browns
(Pam -

1 sweet onion cut in thin slices

1 tbsp. coconut oil

1 / 4 cup parmesan cheese

1 / 4 cup almond meal (also known as almond flour)

1 /4 tsp. Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

On medium high heat, fry sliced onion in coconut oil until golden brown. Add cheese and almond meal and continue frying until the cheese melts and also turns golden brown.

Off Topic Discussions / Wool Dryer Balls
« on: May 08, 2015, 08:02:27 AM »

Does anyone use these? I currently use white vinegar in the rinse. That works great, but something reusable would be nice.

General Discussion / McDonald's, etc.
« on: May 08, 2015, 05:09:18 AM »

McDonald's goes's another move in the right direction:

General Discussion / Big Pharma
« on: April 20, 2015, 12:45:27 PM »
Former Eli Lilly exec blows whistle (this video seemed to end in the middle):

General Discussion / WFF Expense
« on: April 16, 2015, 06:01:04 AM »
Hey guys, I know there's an expense for the forum. In my opinion there's no reason for Rita to be responsible for all of it. I asked and she said it averages out to about $40 a month. I'm willing to pay for 1 or 2 months a year. My guess is that there are others of you who are willing and able to pay for 1 or 2 months also. We could all pay our agreed upon amount at one time so we wouldn't have to keep up with our month. If we committed, we would not have someone checking behind us. But if it doesn't work, maybe we should consider putting ads on the site. By my calculations Rita is paying at least $480 per year out of pocket. Feedback?

If you are not able to pay, please do not feel any pressure.

Off Topic Discussions / Mammograms
« on: April 01, 2015, 09:34:27 AM »
Do all of you women get them? I always have...probably will continue, but am rethinking.

General Discussion / Apple Cider Vinegar
« on: March 30, 2015, 12:50:35 PM »
Does anyone take a spoonful of vinegar every day? In warm water? What are your results?

General Discussion / Well Said
« on: March 30, 2015, 07:47:23 AM »
This is a quote from someone called Em who commented on a blog that I follow. It's not really about the WB's actually about minimalism and decluttering. But her words can be applied to how most of us feel when our families and friends won't consider changing their matter how unhealthy they are. ;)

"And I often feel very desperate that she won’t let me help her because I know it would help. But as you are saying, you can’t force people, you can only lead the example and offer them hand. And if they still don’t get the message and decline your help and then continue complaining, it’s really their fight, isn’t it."

Off Topic Discussions / CVID
« on: March 25, 2015, 02:27:30 PM »
My niece has just been diagnosed with CVID. I've been trying to research it...very difficult for me to follow. So far I haven't read of any connection with diet. Does anyone know anything about this...especially relating to diet?

General Discussion / Estrogen
« on: March 09, 2015, 02:46:40 PM »
Does anyone use estrogen cream (topically, i.e. rub on wrist, behind knees, etc.)? If so, do you have/know a good brand? I've been looking online...nothing really promising so far...lots of ingredients.

Wheat Free Recipes / Julie's Stuffed Japs (or poblanos)
« on: February 22, 2015, 03:39:42 PM »

Julie’s Stuffed Japs
12 japs
1 roll of sausage-HOT or mild-(Petit Jean brand is good)
1 – 8 oz. cream cheese (room temp)
Italian blend shredded cheese - OR Parmesan
Half peppers and remove seeds (wear rubber gloves) – Julie noticed that the bigger the pepper, the milder the taste
Brown sausage lightly and drain
Put cream cheese in skillet with drained sausage
Mix until cream cheese melts
Add Italian cheese blend
Stuff peppers
Bake @ 400 degrees approximately 25 minutes (check @ 15 minutes)

NOTE: I made these today with poblano peppers instead of japs and they were DELICIOUS!!! I used 7-8 poblanos.
Roast your poblanos under the broiler until somewhat blackened (on both sides with oil on them...I rubbed coconut oil on them and on bottom of pan). Be sure and end up with skin side down. Then make the sausage mixture and stuff your poblanos. I only baked mine for about 10 minutes.

Wheat Free Recipes / Refrigerator Jam
« on: February 21, 2015, 01:11:37 PM »
Substitute your favorite sweetener for honey if desired. I'm thinking of using Wheat Free Market's pizza crust mix to make a thin bread. Then butter...and spread this jam on top.

This recipe was posted on facebook by Dr. Josh Axe. Below the jar it shows

General Discussion / Water Intake
« on: January 18, 2015, 08:23:21 PM »

This makes a lot more sense to me than the current widely spread formula.

"The range of fluid intake needs is quite broad, depending on your metabolism, activity level, ambient temperature and age," says preventative medicine specialist Roxanne Sukol, MD. It's better to focus on output: if it's almost clear, you're good. If it's dark yellow or has a strong odor, try fixing it with a couple of glasses of water."

I'm talking about something that takes only 10 minutes or so, almost no prep, and you love it enough to eat it frequently.

Wheat Free Recipes / Zucchini Noodles w/Bruschetta
« on: January 08, 2015, 04:18:19 PM »

Made this today and it was delicious!

Zucchini Noodles w/Bruschetta
(Dr. Alan Christianson)

This Adrenal Reset Diet approved recipe is a quick and delicious week night meal.  Impress your guests and bring this to your next Holiday party.

Zucchini Noodles:
Use a spiral cutter to make zucchini noodles.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
2 medium, ripe tomatoes - diced
¼ sweet or yellow onion - diced
3-5 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Olive oil
¼ tablespoon fresh Basil – finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix the bruschetta ingredients together and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.   Shake the container every now and then to really meld the flavors together.

Heat the zucchini noodles on medium high heat, for five minutes or until warm in a sauté pan. Serve immediately.  Top with the cold, fresh, bruschetta. Add a lean protein like grilled chicken.  Enjoy!

Wheat Free Recipes / Zucchini Noodles w/Bruschetta
« on: December 13, 2014, 07:25:34 AM »

Zucchini Noodles w/Bruschetta
(Dr. Alan Christianson)

This Adrenal Reset Diet approved recipe is a quick and delicious week night meal.  Impress your guests and bring this to your next Holiday party.

Zucchini Noodles:
Use a spiral cutter to make zucchini noodles.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
2 medium, ripe tomatoes - diced
¼ sweet or yellow onion - diced
3-5 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Olive oil
¼ tablespoon fresh Basil – finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix the bruschetta ingredients together and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.   Shake the container every now and then to really meld the flavors together.

Heat the zucchini noodles on medium high heat, for five minutes or until warm in a sauté pan. Serve immediately.  Top with the cold, fresh, bruschetta. Add a lean protein like grilled chicken.  Enjoy!

Food Elements / Chocolate
« on: November 16, 2014, 03:02:53 PM »

Off Topic Discussions / Florida Winter
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:58:44 AM »
Get your winter clothes out!

Off Topic Discussions / Not much posting going on...
« on: October 30, 2014, 04:01:37 PM »
We've sure been quiet on here the last week or so...not much to read. Has anybody else noticed?

General Discussion / Neuropathy
« on: October 10, 2014, 08:04:31 AM »

Does anyone have neuropathy? Has anyone seen this neuropathy support formula?

Food Elements / Water Absorption
« on: September 22, 2014, 07:50:43 AM »
I read somewhere recently about some product (maybe vitamin, mineral) that helps your body absorb more water and it doesn't go straight through you, thus causing many trips to the bathroom at night. Did anybody read that? I can't find it now, but I think the link must have come from this forum. Anybody?

Wheat Free Recipes / Grilled buttermilk chicken
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:28:33 AM »

DH and I enjoyed this...really good leftover too...

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken
(Real Simple)

(Note: I used thighs, a lesser amount, so I adjusted recipe accordingly.)

1-1/2 cups buttermilk
8 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon Paprika
Kosher salt & black pepper
6 pounds bone-in chicken pieces

In a small bowl combine the buttermilk, garlic, paprika, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper.

Divide the buttermilk mixture and chicken between 2 large resealable plastic bags. Let marinate in the frig, turning the bags occasionally, for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Heat grill to medium-low. Remove chicken from the marinade (discard the marinade) and grill, covered, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes.

General Discussion / CVS Health
« on: September 03, 2014, 09:37:10 AM »

Name change and no longer selling cigarettes and cigars...

Wheat Free Recipes / Deep Dish Low-Carb Pizza
« on: July 23, 2014, 04:49:50 PM »

Deep Dish Low-Carb Pizza
Find original recipe at:

4-5 eggs
6-8 oz cream cheese (3/4 package) at room temperature
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1½ teaspoon oregano or other Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon salt
pinches of black and/or cayenne pepper
Parmesan cheese
Shredded Italian cheeses, or Mozzerella cheese

Heat the oven to 350° F.
1) Be sure the cream cheese is at about room temperature. Using a stick blender, mix the eggs and cream cheese until well blended. Add the salt and spices and blend again.

2) Butter 9X13 pan and spread cheese in bottom. Pour egg mixture over the cheese, and bake for 25-45 minutes, or until the top is browning.

3) Remove from oven, add sauce and more cheese. Then add pizza toppings, and bake until done - about another 10-15 minutes.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 1.5 grams effective carbohydrate plus 11 grams protein, and 179 calories.


Low Carb Pizza
I thought this was a great alternative to regular pizza delivery. i'm in my 3rd week of trying lower carbs and just trying to eat better, so anyway i was craving pizza! and found this. i changed it up a bit and used 2 eggs, an entire 8oz of cream cheese, garlic, pepper seasonings and 1/2 c Moz cheese. butter the pan. The crust was so easy to make, it did not brown on top so i left it in for 20 min, then i let it cool a good 15 minutes before adding toppings and let it cook for 10 more min on 400 I like the broil option i read earlier to make the top browner - maybe crispier? but also next time i'll try the cookie sheet to thin it out. I was full after a few pieces and had some for breakfast the next day!

After reading the reviews I cut the eggs to 4 and used 6 oz of cream cheese. I melted butter in a 9x13 glass pan and covered the bottom with Parmesan Cheese (green can). I also spread mozzarella cheese on top of the Parmesan and then poured the egg mixture over it. I baked it for 35-40 minutes on 350, spread pasta sauce on the crust and added more cheese, pepperoni and Canadian bacon. I baked it for about 15 more minutes. Turned out great, nothing stuck to the pan, I could hold it or use a fork. My kids and husband said this was better then regular pizza. Warmed up great for lunch the next day in the microwave. Thanks for the recipe!

Lots more reviews on the website...

(Note from Deanna: Link above is where I found it, but I tweaked it a little based on the comments. It was very good. DH said it's the best grain free pizza we've had and certainly the best "gluten free". Read the comments...lots of them!)

Food Elements / Magnesium
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:10:18 AM »

I've never heard before that claustrophia is a sign of magnesium deficiency!!!

I wonder if Dr. Carolyn Dean says this also? I'm reading one of her books plus a lot of her online material. She's pretty much a magnesium expert. I feel that I'm learning a lot...especially about myself.

Off Topic Discussions / Bidet
« on: July 01, 2014, 09:08:48 AM »
Wow! I think this is what I want for my birthday!!!!!

Wheat Free Recipes / Broccoli Cheese Soup
« on: June 22, 2014, 03:30:14 PM »

Broccoli Cheese Soup
(my friend Gale Shook)

Use a large pot (Dutch oven)

1 package frozen broccoli
1/2 stick butter
1 medium onion
Optional: 1 can cream mushroom soup (gluten free) - I'm going to omit this
1 can HOT Rotel (or regular Rotel)
1 quart half & half (or heavy whipping cream)
1/2 BIG block of Velveeta (I used 2 pounds total) - use Parmesan cheese instead
Salt & pepper

Cook broccoli then mush it up w/ a pastry cutter. Set aside.
Melt butter in Dutch oven
Chop onion and add to butter til soft
Add cream mushroom soup - leaving this out
Add HOT Rotel (or original Rotel)
Add 1 quart of half & half (or HWC)
Add broccoli
Cut Velveeta into chunks & add a little at a time while stirring continually to prevent sticking - use cheddar or Parmesan instead
Salt & pepper to taste (salt may not be needed)
When cheese is melted, enjoy!

Note: more milk can be added if needed

Note: I'm using the Alfredo Parmesan recipe to modify this recipe (changes noted). I'm not sure how much Parmesan will be needed. I'll have to taste test as I go.

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