Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Paleo/Gluten Free Bars

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Hemp Foods

Today I tried Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro Fiber and I really liked it! For those of you who don't like anything sweet, give this one a try. It only has raw cold milled organic hemp in it and nothing else like other protein powders. The serving size is 4 tablespoons which provides 13 grams of fiber, 11 grams of protein and is 130 calories. I found it on sale at Super Supplements for $9.00, which is so much less than any other protein powders that I have purchased.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Egg Replacements

Gluten Free
Both flax seed and chia seeds can be used as egg replacements. One pound of either type of seeds can replace up to 45 eggs. Both seeds can accomplish the same goals as eggs: they can act as a binder in baked goods and other recipes like veggie burgers, add moisture to baked goods and help baked goods rise.
To substitute for one egg:
1. Use a food processor, spice grinder or mortar and pestle (if you want to work your guns) and grind 1 tablespoon of flax or chia seeds into a meal. Only grind up as much as you need. You can buy the seeds already ground up but since they contain oil, it shortens their shelf-life. If you do buy pre-ground meal or want to grind up more than one recipe’s worth, store them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge or freezer. One cup of seeds will give you approximately 1 1/3 cup of meal.
2. Mix the ground seed meal with 3 tablespoons of water or other liquid. The liquid should be room temperature or warm. This speeds us the gelling process while cold liquids seem to slow it down. Allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes until it turns into a thick gel similar to a raw egg. This gel, also known as mucilage, pulls together when heated, acting as a binder.
3. Use as you would an egg in your cooking or baking.

- One Green Planet

Caveman Cookies

Free from grains, dairy, and gluten, all seven Caveman Cookie flavors are paleo-friendly. Sweetened with organic honey or maple syrup, these decidedly delicious, sticky, and chewy cookies also contain almond meal. New World, my favorite flavor, is a robust, pumpkin-filled delight. At only 70 calories each, they're a guilt-free treat I plan to liberally dunk in my paleo-allowed almond.
-Jenna Blumenfeld, senior food editor
-Delicious Living magazine, January 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Xanthan Gum

Even the most "natural" and "free" bottled salad dressings usually have Xanthan or Guar gum on their ingredient lists, and even though they sound funny, they're perfectly natural. Both help to thicken and emulsify oil-and-vinegar mixtures to keep them from separating.
- Natural Choices Magazine 2015
BUT...keep in mind that Xanthan gum is usually processed with corn and Guar gum can act like a laxative.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

March Meeting

Gluten Free Support Group, formerly the Gluten Intolerance Group of Southwest Washington
Guest Speakers:  Dave and Debbie Jensen of Jensen’s Bread and Bakeries have developed a wholesome and delicious line of products for those with gluten intolerance.
Date:  Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time:  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location:  Health Education Center (Room 1) at Peace Health Southwest Medical Center.  (Location is accessed via NE 92nd Ave. off E. Mill Plain Blvd.  Pass the parking structure and turn left.  The entrance is directly ahead.)
Cost:  Free admission
For Information: Contact Maureen at 360-571-8998

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dock Sale

is DOCK SALE time again! This must be on your "TO DO" list this Saturday! Come on Down! We can't wait to see you!