My husband and I have started to "go paleo" but we keep coming up against the same problem. Almost all recipes use almond flour, and we recently discovered my husband is allergic to almond flour (along with coconut, eggs, and honey!) Are there... (more)
Has anyone tried this before or have any good recipes for it? I have such a negative stigma with non traditional food wannabee recipes. I used to be a raw food vegan and my sister taught me how to make vegan pizza using flax seeds as the crust... (more)
Yup. I use potato starch or tapioca starch to make rolls when I have company over. Always a big hit. Here's my favorite recipe. Possibly my favorite faileo thing I make. And yes, I have used this with burgers! But they are starchy like rolls, not... (more)
Since I discovered by accident that finely chopped cauliflower in stew is like rice in gumbo, I want to try to make gumbo! I'm not worried about thickening the gumbo since okra, file powder (ground sassafras leaves), and super bony broth will make... (more)
I want to make a bisque soup for Christmas. The recipe calls for one cup of flour to thicken it. What is the best replacement Paleo-friendly flour to use and is the replacement a 1:1 ratio or something different?
Just gotta say... I LOVE THESE. I know making your own sweet potato fries is far healthier but sometimes I just don't feel like it... haha to say the least. On the ingredients of these babies though it does say "unbleached wheat flour" :( I would... (more)
ok so theres the long paleo tradition of using almond and coconut flour - im fairly new(ish) to paleo but very clued up on it. but i want to make paleo bread and other paleo baked goods to aid my diet. here is my dilema - almond flour - too high... (more)
I'm wondering what peoples thoughts are on masa harina. I rarely bake, but I've been using it as my main flour for tamales, tortillas, and even pancakes and crepes (made the recipe up myself). In my opinion, it stacks up pretty good to almond and... (more)
Ate some traditional Pakistani food today. They used Besan flour and spices to lightly season and crust the fish. First time consuming Besan flour and luckily there was no reaction in my gut, so I'm assuming it's gluten free. Would Besan be... (more)
So I'm getting married this fall and my Fiance and I are sticking to a paleo/primal menu, including the cake! We're trying to use this recipe: http://beta.primal-palate.com/recipe/coconut-cake/ for a coconut flour cake but we've had it vary from... (more)
As far as I am aware both of them are mostly glucose that is quickly metabolized. Why is once safe and the other bad? EDIT: The best answer I've seen is a difference in the corresponding proteins, the simplicity of the glucose molecules, and the... (more)
Has anyone had a reaction to Pamela's GF flour Mix? I don't have the bag in front of me for the ingredients, but my sister and nephew had diarrhea within minutes following making some pancakes with it, and my daughter just had a couple slices of... (more)
I am very aware that grains are not healthy--shocker--but I am curious as to which are the worst and which are more benign? Specifically, after listening to interviews from Dr. Davis on "Wheat Belly", we know wheat is a huge culprit. But if one... (more)
You can't directly substitute almond or coconut flour into a traditional baking recipe and expect it to work right. Nut and coconut flours have very different properties than grain flours. I do second the suggestion to check out Elana's Pantry,... (more)
One of my kids has a nut allergy, but he's fine with coconut flour. So far I've made pita bread and chocolate chip cookies with coconut flour, but both still ended up super crumbly. I guess it's not too horrible for cookies, but it's still too... (more)
Try adding some tapioca starch, too. Coconut flour is too low in starch to allow for sufficient gelatinization.
I know there are plenty of people who enjoy white rice as part of their diet, but I was wondering what the general consensus was on white rice flour? Obviously it wouldn't make up a large part of my diet, but for the occasional home-baked good... (more)
As I mentioned on the other post, the Jaminets make use of rice flour (and potato starch etc) in their cooking. I've not gone that route yet. In general, there are folks who would find rice flour problematic for two reasons: 1) it's rice and 2)... (more)
I know it's not an ideal food and at best, something that should be used sparingly. But is it a good/decent alternative to traditional flours for someone who is trying to gain or maintain weight?
Okay, I think I might know the answer, but I just wanted clarification. =P I'm going to be making cookies and though the recipe calls for "blanched almond flour", I was wondering whether I could get away with using almond meal instead. The... (more)
So basically, this is a petition from Doctors Without Borders for higher quality food for food assistance projects. They argue that the "cereal based fortified flours" being provided now are not supplying the nutritional value malnourished... (more)
My husband and I have different responses to coconut so just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or theories. We both eat pretty high fat about 45-65% day. We use high quality coconut oil like Nature's Way and Tropical Traditions Coconut... (more)
Does anyone use coconut flour as a source of protein and fiber in their smoothies? To make two servings, I have been using a mixture of 5 tablespoons of coconut flour, 2 cups of raspberries, one banana, and two cups of coconut milk. By my... (more)
Wow. Just looked on my package and what you're drinking, the 3oz of coconut flour, has about 40g of fiber and close to 20 for protein. Usually when people make their protein shakes they only use about a spoonful if they are utilizing coconut flour... (more)
I'm new to the whole Paleo/Primal living, and I don't live near a Whole Foods or other health food store (small town Texas...gotta love it!!). I'm having a tough time finding coconut/almond flour. Can I use a vitamix dry blade to meal whole... (more)
Not really Paleo, right? I would use it sparingly since peas are iffy. Outside of that, it's probably delicious if that was your question. I would like some soup made from it.
Until now I have been using almond flour and coconut flour when baking muffins, pancakes etc. But then I found this website that has a list of grain-free foods and among a lot of foods I noticed Buckwheat and Quinoa. I googled the two and found... (more)
As it should be, anyone in the paleo community who reproaches the all-mighty coconut is instantly branded a heretic and crucified. We love coconut fat for its multiple nutritional benefits and coconut seems to be the solution to things that a... (more)