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BECCASINGSLEAD's Photo BECCASINGSLEAD SparkPoints: (46,699)
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3/29/10 7:17 P

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Please don't think that bread is a bad guy!! FEARLESSLIFE has it right. Home baked bread can be very good for you. You control the ingredients and with no preservatives or dough conditioners (ie chemicals) added you create a wonderfully healthy, very satisfying food. I know I can't give up bread so I make my own and make it as healthy as possible with fresh ground organic whole wheat flour, organic honey and coconut oil, some time and love. Even without a stand mixer the actual investment in time is only about 30 minutes. During rise times and baking time I work on other tasks that require my attention.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,801
3/28/10 9:06 P

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It's only store-bought bread that is bad. Made with your own hand, from organic flour, with nuts and seeds bran and cinnamon, it's good.

Be sure the flour you use is organic; bromine added to flour blocks the iodine receptors inside the thyroid gland. Also Mike the Natural News guy pointed out in one of his newsletters, another ingredient added to flour I don't remember it's name, that causes diabetes. So be sure to use organic flour!

It's not homemade, unadulterated bread that's bad. It's all the crap they add to bread, and all the crap they add to conventional flour, that's bad.

Edited to spell check.

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CAROLJ35's Photo CAROLJ35 Posts: 12,973
3/28/10 7:33 P

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Can't make biscotti without my Kitchen Aid. Last week our son sent me a Slicer/Shredder and said I will love it. He has one and makes good use of it for shredding carrots, cabbage and cheese. I like to use the grinder to grind my own beef and pork for meat loaf. Mash sweet potatoes as well as white ones.
Love my Kitchen Aid!!!


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KITCHENCAT's Photo KITCHENCAT SparkPoints: (35,734)
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3/28/10 4:12 P

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Yeah, mine was given to me so I could make croissants (by my son who lives nearby; I sense a motive. It works well for meringues (think: pavlovas). I have done them with all truvia, but adding a bit of sugar helps the structure. Most of my fun comes from the attachments, especially the pasta roller/cutter. I have worked out a recipe with Prairie Gold whole wheat flour and semolina that works well even for ravioli. And I can roll it about half as thin as commercial ravioli, cutting starch calories. I have used the food grinder attachment for tomato sauce and apple sauce and, with the sausage stuffer, chorizo.

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3/28/10 1:27 P

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baby food,colslaw,chopped nuts,milk shakes,soups(to puree)falafel is what i use mine to make most.chopping and preparing any bread.crushed ice,homemade peanut butter,pate´s etc.the list is endless.just experament and have fun.

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LADYIRISH317's Photo LADYIRISH317 Posts: 55,591
3/28/10 1:19 P

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Tons of them! I'd start by browsing Sparkrecipes for ideas. How about sauces and salad dressings to start?

Lord, I'd love a stand mixer.

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My beloved DH bought me a KitchenAid Stand Mixer yesterday - a much coveted item but one that ironically I received just as I've decided to overhaul our eating habits. So here's the question - uses for a stand mixer besides the bread, cookies and cakes that are the bane of Spark People. I made whipped cream last night for strawberries and know folks do mashed potatoes and whip eggs/cream. Got any other ideas???

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