SparkPeople Grain Free Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=51832 A lifestyle that focuses on elimination of grains like wheat and corn, as well as lowering blood sugar. SparkPeople Grain Free Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=51832 Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x59804427 Hi <BR> <BR> I realise this team is currently inactive but, just in case anyone else turns up (!) I thought I'd introduce myself as I just joined the team today. <BR> <BR> I have been on the Beat Candida diet for 7 weeks and, while researching it this afternoon, it became apparent that a little more is needed than I am currently doing. So I have ordered "Gut and Psychology Syndrome" and will (I think) be doing that diet as soon as I have some more details. I understand it is similar to th... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:14:43 EST A Grain-Free Pasta recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x58180913 I haven't tried this yet, but this recipe contains noodles that you make from chicken breast and egg white powder: <BR> <BR> <link>www.rachaelrayshow.com/recipe/12776_<BR>Rocco_DiSpirito_s_Pasta_al_Pomodoro/in<BR>dex.html </link> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:36:50 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x57480073 Need support. Have an overgrowth of Candida so doc has me on gluten free diet which only allows wild rice sparingly, all other grains are a not allowed. Can have organic meats only, eggs, organic plain yogurt, mozzarella cheese, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, lots of leafy and green veggies, bone broths, and some sugar found only in berries, green apples, lemons, and limes. All other sugars not allowed. Can drink water, lemon water, mineral water. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping by being ... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:15:48 EST Stop the Corporate Takeover of Organics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x56913158 Take action here: <BR> <link>www.cornucopia.org/2014/02/moses-boa<BR>rd-petition/#petition </link> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:20:45 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x56728245 Hi all. My doctor recommended I read "Wheat Belly" and became wheat free about 6 weeks ago. My eczema is starting to clear up and I've even noticed my skin has not had what I always thought were "hormone" zits. Why I thought I had hormone problems at 57 and in menopause, I don't know. I had hoped my husband would do this with me, but he keeps bringing home candy and junk food. I think I've finally convinced him to at least put them up high. <BR> I've lost about 15-20 lbs depending on the day ... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:44:12 EST Flax Crackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x56569106 Go to this site and see photos of the process… <BR> <link>alifeunprocessed.blogspot.com/2013/0<BR>9/dehydrated-flax-seed-crackers.html </link> <BR> <BR> At their most basic, these economical, gluten-free crackers are simply flax seeds soaked in an equal volume of liquid, and then dehydrated until crisp. They can be sweet or savory, spicy, salted, or (my favorite) soaked in raw sauerkraut brine. <BR> <BR> For sweet crackers, try using fruit juice as the soaking liquid. Add some cinnamon ... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:22:29 EST Has anyone read Grain Brain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x56564358 I got this in audio format and have been finding it fascinating. The effects of gluten on the brain are even scarier than what it does to the waistline or gut Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:27:19 EST Nuts are packed with goodness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20425x51832x55852971 <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2013/12/02/tree-nuts-healthy-f<BR>ats.aspx?e_cid=20131202Z1A_PRNL_art_1&<BR>utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm<BR>_content=art1&utm_campaign=20131202Z1A<BR>&et_cid=DM34550&et_rid=354613338 </link> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 14:50:19 EST Good article on Xanthan Gum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20425x51832x55804907 <link>chriskresser.com/harmful-or-harmless<BR>-xanthan-gum?inf_contact_key=7ae19b835<BR>e0da03ef7a39b8612720e48c00679d9b561eea<BR>763b2e1ce322141b7 </link> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:49:56 EST Cheeseburger pie (It's grain free comofort food!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x55744689 I have been on a comfort food kick lately! This recipe is a remake of one a friend's mom used to make for us when we were kids. It doesn't taste grain free and it totally hits the comfort food need! Enjoy! <BR> <link>babystepsandtears.com/grain-free-che<BR>eseburger-pie/ </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:17:41 EST Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x55274076 Spotted this set of recipes and thought they might be of use to someone...... I have to say the chicken in the pumpkin sounds fun! <BR> <BR> <link>paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-hallowe<BR>en-recipes/ </link> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:30:44 EST Grain free chocolate chip bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x55077462 I came up with this recipe for grain free chocolate chip bars last night. Even my grain loving friends went for seconds. Hope you enjoy it! <link>babystepsandtears.com/grain-free-cho<BR>colate-chip-cookies/ </link> <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Catherine <BR> <link>www.babystepsandtears.com </link> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:34:08 EST Stuffed turkey cutlets wrapped in bacon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x54140459 Here's a link to the recipe for stuffed turkey cutlets wrapped in bacon. If you try it, let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> <link>babystepsandtears.com/stuffed-turkey<BR>-cutlets-wrapped-in-bacon/ </link> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:40:46 EST Grain free pasta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x53512274 Here's a link to my grain free pasta recipe. Hope you enjoy it. When you make it, let me know how it goes! <BR> <BR> <link>babystepsandtears.com/grain-free-pas<BR>ta-in-an-hour/ </link> <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Catherine Tue, 28 May 2013 17:20:30 EST Starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x53115548 After several months of floundering and eating poorly I am trying to get back on track. Over the holidays I gained 10 pounds and have tried several plans with no success. I am back to doing what I know works best and is the healthiest way for me to eat as well. <BR> <BR> Amy Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:18:00 EST Just checking in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x53113873 I cheated this week. Yeah big time cheated. My husband made stuffing, delicious stuffing, with butter, and everything else that makes your mouth water! I cheated and I gained a pound. Does anyone have a recipe for grain free stuffing? Cuz if I don't find one by this weekend, I'll be creating one. I'm thinking I'll need to make a batch that makes between four to 8 cups so that I can make a batch and freeze it in individual serving sizes. Sounds like I need a trip to the dollar store for... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:00:10 EST Grain free cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x53053888 My friend Meara shared this recipe with me this week. They were delicious! I made smaller cookies than the recipe suggests and got about 36 cookies at half the calories. <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <link>babystepsandtears.com/even-a-grain-f<BR>ree-girl-needs-cookies/ </link> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:32:28 EST Ready to scream! Why don't people understand? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x53008924 My MIL is having a party this weekend but has not included any grain free foods on the menu. I'm supposed to bring my own food. How rude not to have one thing there that I can eat? I don't mind bringing something that I can eat, but I'm basically bringing my own party: salad, grain free casserole, and ice cream without corn syrup. When my sister-in-law goes over (she has an onion allergy) she goes out of her way not to make a single food with onions in it. I'm not asking that the whole t... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:59:44 EST Grain free bread recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x52930953 I just posted this recipe for grain free bread on my blog. If you're looking for a bread that will stand up to your toaster, french toast, grilled cheese and sandwiches, try this one. <BR> <BR> <link>babystepsandtears.com/grain-free-bre<BR>ad-making/ </link> <BR> <BR> If you decide to make it, please leave a comment and let me know how it turns out! <BR> <BR> Happy Cooking! <BR> Love, <BR> Catherine Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:39:25 EST Grain free flour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x52859104 I tried making grain free sweet potato gnocchi tonight. Oh what an epic fail that was! Does anyone have a blend of grain free flour that acts like wheat flour? Could you please post the recipe! Thanks in advance! Sat, 6 Apr 2013 21:18:00 EST Grain free because I have to be http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x52692270 Hi, my name is Catherine. It wasn't my choice to go grain free. My body decided it didn't like grains anymore. In one year I gained 24lbs before doctors found out that grains didn't agree with me. So after two sets of new clothes I know that grains were the cause of my weight gain. Now it's living grain free that is a challenge. I've lost about 10lbs so far, but I won't feel right until I am back in my own skin. Got any grain free recipes to share? I could certainly use some! Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:54:55 EST Checking out this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x52643932 I'm technically allergic, as in have to carry an epi-pen because I've reactions I've had, to the a lot in the cereal family. Not rice or sugar. Corn is the worst, wheat is next. That said, I still eat things that I shouldn't. Benedryl and the close proximity to the epi-pen a constant. I didn't develop food allergies until I was in my 30's. Well, that probably isn't true, we just didn't have a reaction bad enough to warrent actual testing until I was about 32. So I'm checking this out. ... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 08:15:40 EST 3-1-2013 Starting Gluten/Grain Free Per Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x52264212 Per doctor's orders I need to move to a gluten and grain free diet. I've developed digestive tract issues and the grains and gluten irritate my system. I do not have heart disease nor am I diabetic. I struggle with abdominal cramping/severe pain, fullness/bloating, colitis, rash, etc. <BR> <BR> I have ordered almond flour, coconut flour and Maria Emmerich's "Savory" cookbook. I will make the change on March 1 so that I can track what is working/not working for my system and then see the doc... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:09:43 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x51902852 ?? Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:15:45 EST What do you ACTUALLY eat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x51820675 Hi there. I am a total newbie to this. <BR> <BR> For those of you embracing this... what do you actually eat? Anyone willing to post what they ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner? For one day - or for a week. Would be interesting and helpful to know. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:20:09 EST additional leaders wanted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x51738448 Hi Guys, Sorry I've been a missing in action sort of leader here. I only took this on when the original leader abandoned ship and then we were having a flurry of activity and discussion here so it seemed worthwhile to hop in. But now it's gone dormant again. <BR> I find that I'm getting the feedback and support I need from other teams such as the Wheat Belly team and the Celiac Disease/Gluten Free teams. This one is sort of redundant, especially since no one is contributing here. But i... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:17:28 EST Take a look at this video!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x51099659 This is so right on and I wish (hope) it would be put on TV! <BR> <link>boingboing.net/2012/12/05/198511.htm<BR>l </link> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:51:12 EST Grain-free, Vegan Coffee Cake for 1 or 2 svgs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x51057996 Here's a recipe I just developed from a couple different recipes I found online (I forget which recipes I got my ideas from) - unfortunately the carb count is higher than I would like -- perhaps use of an alternative sweetener would help: <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2308706 </link> <BR> <BR> But it's a good recipe for when you are craving a sweet roll or coffee cake. It makes 1 large serving, but could certainly be split in half! Sun, 2 Dec 2012 17:39:46 EST Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x50925262 I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:15:12 EST Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x50786781 Just ran across this thanks to a Facebook "friend" <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/re<BR>cipe-raw-chocolate-hazelnut-cheesecake/ </link> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:05:40 EST Specific Carbohydrate Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x50670692 Are any of my grain free friends here familiar with or following SCD? I'm just learning about it myself as I checked out the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall BA MSc <BR> It's not a weight loss diet. It's about improving intestinal health and is of particular interest to those suffering from Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, IBD, Celiac disease, diverticulitis, cystic fibrosis and chronic diarrhea. <BR> The book is out in it's 13th edition now (I have the ninth from ... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 10:43:57 EST Do we need warm weather for this one?? Not! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x50618501 Get those grapes and bananas frozen, roast some peanuts and put them in your processor and you'll be all set for this. Of course you can use store-bought pb but the results won't be quite as yummy. <BR> <BR> Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake <BR> <BR> 1 frozen banana <BR> 2 c frozen grapes <BR> 1/4 c peanut butter <BR> 1/4 c heavy cream (or 1 c milk of choice) <BR> 1 tb bee pollen (or honey, if desired) <BR> about 2 c water (use less water if using milk) <BR> <BR> Blend until creamy & smoo... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:48:39 EST Spaghetti Squash and Lentil Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x50521122 This one is from Dr. Ben Kim. I haven't made it yet but I will include a spaghetti squash in my next shopping trip. It's making me drool. <BR> <link>www.drbenkim.com/lentil-bolognese-sp<BR>aghetti-squash </link> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:07:24 EST Hi, checking you out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x50521001 I am mostly grain-free and am enjoying the benefits. I'm looking for comrades in and ideas for grain-free cooking. I also belong to the Primal Lifestyle team. <BR> Annie <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:57:58 EST Bell Pepper Stuffing - Vegan AND Grain Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x50171620 I'm not vegan or vegetarian, but I am trying to do the Meatless Monday thing. Plus I don't really need meat at every meal. <BR> <BR> I got the concept out of. "Vegetarian Paleo Recipe Cookbook", by Michelle Tray and Jennifer Dawn, an e-book which one can find on Amazon for the Kindle. But I am making this my own dish, without referring back to theirs. <BR> <BR> Mushrooms, large, about 5, diced up as finely as you have patience for. If the stems have gone yukky, remove stems and add a... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 11:16:59 EST Put yourself on the team map http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x49982851 Click on your spark teams, then Manage my teams email/settings up in the top right of My Sparkteams. <BR> Find Grain Free and check the box Show on team map. <BR> <BR> Click on the team, at the bottom click on the view team map on the Newest team member section. <BR> <BR> It is just a hoot to see where everyone is from. <BR> I did it, I am in AZ. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:36:19 EST It's NOT about the gluten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x49859283 I need to change my settings for SP or something as I get these "newsletter" links to articles. I got this one this morning... <BR> "Is Gluten-Free Right for Me?" <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1441 </link> <BR> <BR> It's so condescending it makes my teeth hurt. What do they think - we'd a bunch of cattle following the latest fad on Oprah?. We know this is a rerun of an article published long ago as the Oprah show isn't on anymore and the episode... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:19:22 EST Do any of you track? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x49420756 I really hate tracking but I am not doing very good with weightloss. I think I am either eating too many calories,carbs or too much protein. Something is not clicking. I feel like I am doing good but the scale says otherwise. Do you all stick to a certain amount of calories along with your carb levels? Sun, 12 Aug 2012 08:35:14 EST Coconut sugar review http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x49330616 I got 5 oz. each of 2 kinds. By Madhava, from <link>www.vitaminshoppe.com </link> . <BR> Each one was around $3.70, so not any cheaper than the $9 larger ones in the health food stores. I ordered it through the store, so there was no shipping cost. <BR> <BR> The only ingredient is organic granulated coconut nectar. Sugar content is 4 gm. per teaspoon. It isn't very sweet, but on the label it says use 1 tsp. for 1 tsp. of sugar. <BR> <BR> It takes processing to make this, but if y... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 09:17:40 EST webinar - pre-diabetes and disordered eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x49145273 I just wanted to give members here a heads up about a free webinar on the topic of pre-diabetes and emotional eating. It's being offered by the leader of the Sugar & Food Addiction team. In the very beginning of the webinar she will give her credentials. <BR> <BR> So here's the link <BR> <link>InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=3 </link> <BR> <BR> You'll need a password to join and that's "sugar" Wed, 25 Jul 2012 07:22:04 EST Glad to find this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x48871216 I'm not new to SparkPeople nor to 'dieting' or trying to lose weight - but I just found this team today and felt like I really 'had' to join! I've been following a grain-free eating plan since mid-May and have lost 15 lbs. Considering I have tried 'everything else' for years without much success, even when eating low calories and getting plenty of exercise, it tells me there is really something to the carb thing!! <BR> <BR> I got the plan from a doctor who basically told me to stay away from... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 14:45:58 EST Coming Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x48867167 My schtick has been, talking about my healthy blood sugar readings, while my much leaner husband has been prediabetic for three years. I knew that in time, I could become prediabetic myself. <BR> <BR> My weight didn't change much, but percentage of body fat went up. I couldn't get off sugar, and part of the reason was, that I continued having healthy blood sugar readings on the rare times that I checked them. No sign of having insulin resistance. <BR> <BR> Now, it has happened. M... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 09:23:05 EST cheesy cauliflower "tater" tots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x48744394 <link>www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/01/cau<BR>liflower-tater-tots.html </link> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:39:37 EST Low Carb Breakfast Lasagna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x48744376 <link>www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/01/zer<BR>o-carb-breakfast-lasagna.html </link> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:38:01 EST Duke University Medical Center NSNS diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20426x51832x48718925 That's No Sugar - No Starch Diet <BR> <BR> The outline for this diet is given in the appendix of Gary Taubes book "Why We Get Fat". <BR> It is not meant to be THE Gary Taubes diet. It is only offered there as and example of a low carb diet. Certainly there are many, many other plans that are low carb and which may have healthier components or advice than this one. This plan is certainly not Paleo. <BR> <BR> It's just this diet plan I want to put up for discussion rather than the book. We... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:30:37 EST Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20426x51832x48714480 I've recently purchased this book in ereader format but I haven't read and studied it cover to cover. There is a lot of science in it and it has 59 pages of end notes. Alway I'm not ready to write an exhaustive report on its content, but I can answer some questions that have come up. <BR> <BR> The extended title is "Perfect Health Diet, Four Steps to Renewed Health, Youthful Vitality & Long Life." (hereafter I will refer to this as PHD) <BR> <BR> The four steps are: <BR> One - Optimize M... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:30:30 EST Is saturated fat healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20425x51832x48699253 You decide. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/saturated-f<BR>at-healthy/#axzz1yuS7UqXC Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:39:26 EST Forbidden rice pudding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x48698068 This type of rice is purple-black. They have it at one supermarket here, $$$. Since I'm into wild blueberries right now, . . . . <BR> <BR> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/health<BR>/nutrition/26recipehealth.html Tue, 26 Jun 2012 09:33:53 EST Rice - a "safe starch" or deadly poison? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x48687744 I recently purchased Paul Jaminet's "Perfect Health Diet" book - which opens up an interesting can of worms with regard to his introduction of "safe starches". <BR> He recommends that a perfect diet should include up to one pound per day of "safe starches". A pound of these foods would be about 300 to 600 calories of carbohydrate food which contain a beneficial fiber "resistant starch". Said safe starches include white rice, taro, sago, plantains, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and tapioca. <... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:54:56 EST Bugs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x48646299 http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ar<BR>e-people-in-austin-so-hungry-they-are-<BR>eating-bugs-157181265.html Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:15:29 EST Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x48644730 Here is a blog from a paleo person. Within it, I clicked on the link about lectins for some interesting info. on them. <BR> <BR> http://jdmoyer.com/2011/02/15/to-bean-or<BR>-not-to-bean-that-is-the-question-legu<BR>mes-lectins-and-human-health/ Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:59:36 EST Meat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20425x51832x48592770 Who's doing what? Buying grass-fed? Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:09:16 EST Loosey Goosey no more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x48592744 This team was started, and abandoned by a small group who moved on, some to Paleo. Our little group has Paleo, Primal, and anyone who likes the term Grain Free. <BR> <BR> There are other programs, with details in other posts here. Overall, we all want to improve the quality of what we eat. <BR> <BR> Loosey Goosey "no more" refers to me. I'm going with Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman. Grains will be greatly reduced in this plan, even if not 100% grain free. <BR> <BR> We noticed the or... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:07:58 EST Roasted cauliflower recipe roundup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x48475598 http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-roundup-ro<BR>asted-caulifl-74401 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:48:59 EST Staying with cauliflower http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20425x51832x48475405 You can make it "rice" or "mashed potatoes," or you can eat it as itself. There are various ideas here. Last night I made Emeril's recipe (link within this link). <BR> <BR> http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/01/rec<BR>ipe-for-cauliflower-rice-with-fried.html Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:36:35 EST Jimmy Moore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x46518436 Just curious who knows of him, and any comments. I was humbled a couple of years ago, when I put a negative review of his book on Amazon - just for one point in the book, when I was the ignorant one. <BR> <BR> Right away, he posted a response - a kind one, and not snarky at all. I learned that sometimes authors do read and care about reviews people are posting. <BR> <BR> Lately his blogs have come up in various google searches I do. He's pro grain-free - I know there are more perti... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:50:38 EST Hi,new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x45957547 Hello, I'm new,but not too new to grain free living. I've been going grain free since October. I'm completely wheat free at this point, I still eat rice and rice flour products, but have been phasing those out of my life also. I also don't eat legumes including soy. <BR> <BR> It all started in October when an allergy panel came back and I found out that I have a wheat allergy. I had been struggling for years with daily heartburn, IBS symptoms, a rash on my back from the base of my hairline ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:46:26 EST What I do for fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20426x51832x45877007 Four days a week (usually) I go to the Lifestyle Family Fitness Center pool for one hour each day of their Silver Splash. While there, once a week, I also do a set of sprints in the water and a five minute set of pulsing stair climbs. On the fifth weekday I do the Silver Sneaker's Sit 'n' Fit for an hour. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 09:39:36 EST Cream of Mushroom Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x45875066 1 box mushrooms, cleaned, chopped and dried <BR> 2 Tablespoons of butter <BR> 1 quart of heavy cream <BR> 1 clove of garlic <BR> 1 small onion, minced <BR> Unrefined sea salt and ground black pepper to taste <BR> <BR> Saute veggies in butter at medium low temperature until onions are translucent and mushrooms are dark. Add cream and cook down by half until thickened. Use as a replacement in your Campbell's Soup recipes calling for the cream of mushroom. I use raw cream and organic butter fr... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 07:14:18 EST No Grains Low Carb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x45874906 I am Sharon Burress, age 69, native of West Virginia and Virginia, a Floridian since1965. <BR> I am also a no-grainer. I follow Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution, read Dr. William Davis's Wheat Belly, and a lot of other books on the primal and Paleo lifestyles. I am convinced. I have some favorite no-grain recipes, but they are not mine, but borrowed from others. My favorite "goodie" is a no-grain carrot cake muffin originally found at Whole Lifestyle Nutrition's website, the author Halle Cul... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 06:55:12 EST Paleo vs Primal - what's the difference? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x45447690 This topic came up in a recent discussion and I've been looking for the answers. Our fearless leader put down a quick primer about the various disciplines that have "grain free" in common, but I still didn't understand the difference between paleo vs primal. I found a good article on Mark's Daily Apple. Now being that Mark Sisson is the author of Primal Blueprint and that word is sort of his trademark, with the torch being carried on by others, this article is biased towards Primal, but it... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 19:00:54 EST Chia Seed Pudding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x45443114 Ch - ch - chia! Who knew those seeds were good to eat? But they have all kinds of nutritional benefits; Omega 3's, antioxidants, non gluten source of fiber, etc. <BR> I've just gotten introduced to them by a friend and got a great basic recipe for pudding <BR> <BR> 2 TB chia seeds <BR> 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk <BR> Stevia/Truvia - or your choice of natural sweetener to taste (I find one packet to be enough <BR> a pinch of cinnamon <BR> 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional) <BR>... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 11:37:36 EST Great Visualization Technique http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x45412302 This link applies to quitting smoking, but I like it for passing up junk food. It's for Nicorette and I don't know anthing thing about that. I just like the visualization. <BR> <BR> www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgS98gAKQiM Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:07:28 EST Cooking (breadless stuffing) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x45302772 TG has passed for this year. I bought the ingredients for this in time to cook for TG, except kept forgetting the celery. I intended to cook it each day since then - it took 6 days. Being a non-cook, for me diving in is the hardest part. <BR> <BR> Today I'm making it, and DH can take it in his lunches with the saved, frozen turkey. I'll freeze a lot of it. <BR> <BR> I've sauteed the celery, leek, and mushrooms. <BR> <BR> Marti, your dinner sounded wonderful. We had traditional thi... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:04:37 EST Breadless stuffing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x45302671 <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/breadless-ca<BR>uliflower-and-mushroom-stuffing/ </link> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:57:40 EST Thanksgivings over! : ( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x45255214 <BR> Another holiday's gone and almost another year. Why do the days seem to fly by faster now that I'm older? My daughter & her boyfriend came for a few days & left Sat. Talked to the son & daughter in law who are in the Peace Corps. They don't get the holiday off since they observe Cape Verdian holidays, but the Cape Verdians working in the Americn office get the day off. Go figure. Hope everyone had a good holiday! I'll be around thru Tuesday. Going to the All-Clad factory sale in Canonsb... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 08:55:02 EST Friends coming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x44908675 I'll be missing in action a few days. Friends from old neighborhood are coming for the weekend. Since hubby is gone we'll be footloose & fancy free. See the area, some covered bridges with the beautiful leaves, maybe some craft fairs. And just in case I don't post after that I'm going to ATL Wed & be back the next Wed. Haven't seen family in almost 2 years. My grandmother is 94! Have a good weekend everyone! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 20:51:33 EST Simpler cauliflower rice (skip MW step) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44896863 http://nomnompaleo.com/post/1626071845/ano<BR>ther-simpler-version-of-cauliflower-rice <BR> <BR> <link>www.tinyurl.com/3ktmboz </link> Thu, 3 Nov 2011 06:44:05 EST Awesome Low Carb Salmon Patties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44893700 http://www.food.com/recipe/awesome-low-car<BR>b-salmon-patties-160413 <BR> <BR> <link>www.tinyurl.com/6gwej7y </link> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 22:52:38 EST Carrot Pecan Wild Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44893150 It sounds good - sorry, it was a video, now "unavailable." <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> It did say that wild rice is really a grass, not a grain. Wed, 2 Nov 2011 22:19:07 EST Found my book - Wheat Belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x44892630 It was missing for about 2 weeks, and I hadn't read a lot yet. I found it, inside a bag, in my car. I opened it up to a part about AGE's, one of the issues in my blog today (chapter 9). <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting all my books together, and finishing some of them. <BR> <BR> Read this chapter, and I learned, high blood sugar increases AGE's all over your body (in your arteries and more). I had heard about the ones you get from foods, and cooking methods can reduce those. Lo... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 21:50:51 EST Kung Pao Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44862824 <BR> This recipe was posted by Dr. Davis on his Wheat Belly site. It is from Laura Russell's Gluten Free Asian Kitchen book. Sounds pretty good. <BR> <BR> Kung Pao Chicken <BR> serves 4 <BR> <BR> 11/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch dice <BR> 4 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce or &#8232;tamari, divided <BR> 1 tablespoon sake or dry sherry <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper <BR> 2 tablespoons warm water <BR> 1 tablespoo... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 08:23:11 EST What do you do for exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20426x51832x44858076 Breathe. Any more movement will be an improvement! <BR> <BR> (Not that there haven't been spurts of action - I had a long post here, but cut it short. I'm rededicating myself to MORE MOVEMENT at this moment.) <BR> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:26:27 EST Insulin Resistance Self-Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x44851413 I have this check list to self test for insulin resistance and I was going to pm Swift with it, but I think it's appropriate for the rest of the group because elimination of grains is one way to control IR. Anyway here's the list of health conditions/factors to look for... <BR> <BR> - a family history of diabetes, overweight problems, abnormal cholesterol or triglycerides, heart disease, or stroke <BR> - frequent cravings for sweet or salty, crunch snack food <BR> - the need to eat often or... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:33:49 EST Omega 6:3 ratio - only musing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x44846862 Today I remembered something. The omega 6:3 ratio was the nutrition issue I was tackling, in my mind, a few years ago. "That's a tough one." "How are we gonna change this ratio, with our modern foods?" <BR> <BR> Now I realize, that's what has come about in the Paleo diet. I became preoccupied, a few years ago, with other dietary issues, so this omega 6:3 problem went to the back burner. <BR> <BR> It really is a "full circle" moment. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:48:45 EST Paleo Bagels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44824540 <BR> Almond Flour Bagels <BR> <BR> Yum, yum. These turned out way better than I expected, looking and tasting very much like a bagel should taste. <BR> <BR> ½ c. almond flour <BR> 2 T. flaxseed <BR> 1 T. arrowroot <BR> 1 tsp. sea salt <BR> 1 tsp. xantham gum <BR> ½ tsp. baking powder <BR> ½ tsp. baking soda <BR> <BR> Mix above together thoroughly. <BR> <BR> 2 heaping T. almond butter <BR> 1 T ghee <BR> 1 T agave <BR> 2 large eggs <BR> <BR> Use a blender on high speed to mix together ... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 19:04:18 EST Bold Faced Lies - Grain Foundation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20425x51832x44806978 Recently I saw a post on the Wheat Belly blog that referred a blog SixServings.org. The post under attack was about one of their "experts" debunking what was in Dr. Davis' book and calling it a "fad diet". There were 26 comments at the point I looked at it - all of them anti-grain and telling the authors that we all aren't that stupid. <BR> <BR> After reading that post my curiosity was up and I started reading other posts. I encourage you all to take a look. It's actually entertaining ... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:49:48 EST Paleo - what do I know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x44806446 I don't have a stand, except, don't feel compelled to eat the way the cave men did. Marti, with the restrictions you already follow, why are you leaning toward Paleo, as well? <BR> <BR> "The rest of you" please join in <em>211</em> ! <BR> <BR> Extreme views - my hub., for one, enjoys having such out of season foods as tomatoes in winter. He says that is one of the benefits of living in a civilized society. This may be going too far off the stated topic, but seems like "EAT LOCALLY,... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:08:56 EST Bacon comment / question / just for fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x44804707 Not for any hardcore argument, just conversation. I do love bacon, and if I cook it at home, usually it's uncured (no nitrates). I'm not "a paleo" <em>221</em> , have to do my own thing. <BR> <BR> I have read posts elsewhere debating whether bacon is allowed on the paleo diet. It is a processed meat; the curing was necessary to preserve it. <BR> <BR> Without getting into an argument, (we don't do that here!), I do want to hear others' views on bacon, our MEAT CANDY. <BR> <B... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:14:13 EST Debunking nutritional "facts" - Fat Head http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20425x51832x44679461 Okay class - here's a link to a very informative and humorous movie - free to watch in full at Hulu. Take 1 hour and 45 minutes to get some enjoyable education about the lies we are being fed. <BR> <BR> <link>www.hulu.com/watch/196879/fat-head </link> <BR> <BR> I can't remember if I already posted this here, but it's worth a repeat. <BR> We can discuss the movie on this thread. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:13:34 EST Cauliflower Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44646887 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4PIze2sbjA </link> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:29:14 EST Brussel Sprout Slaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44643075 Brussel Sprouts Slaw <BR> 1 cup pecan halves, toasted <BR> 1/2 lb thick cut bacon, cut into small pieces-save the grease <BR> 1/3 cup dijon mustard <BR> 2 tbl apple cider vinegar <BR> 3 tbl fresh lemon juice <BR> 1/4 cup olive oil <BR> 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper <BR> 1 1/2 lbs brussel sprouts, trimmed <BR> 2 green onions (scallions) cut on the bias <BR> <BR> 1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place pecans on small baking tray & toast -about 5-10 min- <BR> watch carefully. <BR> 2.Me... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 07:45:49 EST Pasta Sauce with Pumpkin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44624452 <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> Hi... <BR> <BR> I got this recipe from the gym that I go to. I don't eat pasta, but I do add pasta sauce to veggies that I eat. So I thought this might be perfect for the season. <BR> <BR> Add 1 cup of Pumpkin Puree to 3 cups (26 oz) of sauce. <BR> <BR> **Pumpkin added to your favorite sauce reduces the sodium and thickens the sauce. Mon, 17 Oct 2011 06:43:01 EST Tuna "Rice" Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44601746 <link>www.genaw.com/lowcarb/tuna_rice_cass<BR>erole.html </link> <BR> <BR> Tried this last night. It was pretty good Sat, 15 Oct 2011 15:29:29 EST new administration helper http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x44599905 Hello All - I just got notice that since there has been no response to my query to the original team leader I've now been granted the honor of being assistant administrator. <BR> My first edit was to eliminate the "eat 0 grains once a week" and "eat 0 allergy inducing foods once a week" as team goals. Neither seemed like a motivating team spirited goal to me. I added a new goal to encourage team members to post a new recipe once a week. <BR> We are a teeny tiny little team of 8 here and... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 12:21:53 EST Digestion Time - Starch vs. Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x44572604 I'm testing the theory. In testing blood sugar one hour after eating, it seems to be sugar, more than starch, that gives the high readings. We know starch becomes sugar. Do you know what time to test, to get your highest reading after a meal? <BR> <BR> I guess it varies ( ! ) with foods, individuals, and more. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:50:37 EST Dog Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20425x51832x44552982 OK, wrong team? I'm on a couple of dog teams, but interested in this team's opinions. Grain-free is "the" going thing in dry dog food, but what they use instead is potatoes. From a carb standpoint, this is no better. So I wonder, in what ways are potatoes any better than the grains? <BR> <BR> Partial answer: grains are culprits in many problems dogs have, supposedly. I think there may a lot of truth to this, but marketing hype also plays a part, and I don't know how big. I suppose,... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:05:29 EST Why I'm here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x44551398 I found this team, tiny with no recent activity, but thought it's for me. One of the posts by the leader fits me - a team for people at all levels of getting into this new way of eating. I'm not Paleo, or strictly low-carb, or any one label (yet). <BR> <BR> Since I have a hard time cutting long stories short, I'll try this way: Joined SP, made lots of good friends based on common ideology team (Separation of Church and Weight). Food-wise, much discussion about 100% non-processed, CSA... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 09:28:42 EST Rice-a-phony http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44542286 I'm going to try making cauliflower into rice. There are recipes online and in a book I have. I have a new food processor, I bought just for this (hope he likes it). <BR> <BR> There IS a recipe called rice-a-phony in one of my books, but I need to copy or scan it to put here. <BR> <BR> DH loves the rice and beans in Mexican restaurants, so I'm going to copy the seasoning for that, only with cauliflower-rice. <BR> <BR> So this is a tease, not a recipe (yet). Until I do make it, has anybody ... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:47:04 EST Rice-a-phony Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x44542242 Still in the recipe forum - - - Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:43:55 EST Flax Wraps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44484715 Easy, fast, tasty & versatile! <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup ground flax seeds <BR> 1/4 tsp baking powder <BR> dash of salt <BR> dash of stevia <BR> pinch of onion powder, garlic powder & paprika (to taste or you can skip if you like) <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 Tbsp water <BR> 1 Tbsp melted Coconut oil (unscented) or butter <BR> <BR> Mix dry ingredients well. Mix wet ingredients well. Combine. Grease a glass pie plate with coconut oil. Use a rubber spatula to scrape thin batter onto pie plate and spread in... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 00:03:39 EST Flax Wraps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20424x51832x44484710 Easy, fast, tasty & versatile! <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup ground flax seeds <BR> 1/4 tsp baking powder <BR> dash of salt <BR> dash of stevia <BR> pinch of onion powder, garlic powder & paprika (to taste or you can skip if you like) <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 Tbsp water <BR> 1 Tbsp melted Coconut oil (unscented) or butter <BR> <BR> Mix dry ingredients well. Mix wet ingredients well. Combine. Grease a glass pie plate with coconut oil. Use a rubber spatula to scrape thin batter onto pie plate and spread in... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 00:03:23 EST another no-grainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x44459851 Looks like this team is dead, but I'll say hello to any who are reading anyway. <BR> <BR> 47 days ago I started a diet called the "Duke University No Sugar - No Starch diet". It was recommended in a book I read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taube. Essentially Taube answered the question by saying that carbohydrate - even the complex ones that are so highly lauded by all the "experts" are to blame. <BR> <BR> I had been "normal" weight all my life until I reached my mid forties. Then a number o... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 13:50:32 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x44234528 Been grain free for a while now... I just know the rest of the world will eventually catch on. lol Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:55:25 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51832x42779331 After some discussion on the primal forum, I created this group as a way to find a happy middle between living a low carb or grain free lifestyle and living a good life. I found that a lot of people were so gung ho they were scaring new people, as well as posting a lot of confusing and conflicting information. <BR> <BR> I'm happy and open to accepting a range of people in this group who might want to eat low carb, avoid processed foods, are allergic to grains, or just might be interested i... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 12:40:56 EST Startup Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51832x42761794 Some of us are frustrated with the extreme lifestyles and sometimes outright verbal attacks from people in various low carb arenas if you aren't doing exactly what they do, so I wanted to make a place that was much safer to discuss these issues. I really want to make this a pleasant lifestyle, not one where I am obsessed about food, and I think it's quite possible. <BR> <BR> Been trying to upload an image, but it's getting an error. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what forums to make here. I just th... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 10:14:21 EST