by, 10-08-2009 at 07:10 PM (487 Views)
Don't you just love recipes? I do! Between my restricted diet and food allergies I have to adapt most of them. But I love getting new recipes! I love looking at them and figuring out how to adapt them. Most of them I can adapt to whole grain/sugar free. It's been fun learning so many new things as I learn to live without any simple sugars or simple starches. I'm deathly allergic to mushrooms. I swell up and stop breathing within 2 minutes. I grew up eating mushrooms and love them so much so when the day hit I reacted was quite a shock. 30 years later I still think "this or that" would of tasted better with mushrooms in it! But at least it was something I really could live without. I can't imagine being allergic to wheat! I love bread and don't think I could live without my wheat! DH is suddenly allergic to Onions. Breaks out with thick huge hives from head to foot. But we learned if we dry the onions and grind it to a powder he's ok with it so not so bad as we can still get the flavor of it. It's fun to work around things and learn and grow. My whole family has learned that whole grains are so much better and much more filling. Home made without fillers and unknown ingredients are much better. When we have taco's we each eat 6 or more when we were using store bought shells. When we started making our own from scratch we could only eat 1 or 2 and the shells tasted much better. I learned that hand grinding popcorn makes great corn meal. Whole grains are much better to store and then grind as you need them. I bought a really good electric grinder and made sure I had a really good hand grinder. I use the electric grinder daily and my hand grinder I use several times a week to crack grains for hot cereal or to make corn meal. In place of white flour I use equal amounts of brown rice, barley and oat groats. The only time anyone noticed it wasn't white flour was when I made angel food cake with it. I'm going to try that again adding 2 T. cornstarch for each cup of flour to see if that makes a difference. My yeast breads are made with equal amounts of hard red and hard white winter wheat. I so love collecting recipes and figuring out how to use them!