After hearing about bars made from cricket flour like the Exo or Chapul bars I have really gotten excited about edible insects as a sustainable source of protein and have been researching them a lot (especially since it seems to have been a large... (more)
Hey does anyone have experience with different brands of coconut flour? I am looking at Coconut Secret and Tropical Traditions. You might say, "try both," however I live outside of the ever convenient USA and opinions would be super helpful before... (more)
First, what country do you live in? There may be alternatives to shipping all the way from the USA. Secondly, I personally would like to know the difference between the flour, the meal and the grated.
Has anyone tried using avocado as a substitute for nut butters in baking with any success? We have salicylate allergies which includes all nuts and sunflower seeds . I am also after a good subby for almond flour also please .
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)
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?
I went to Whole Foods yesterday to purchase Blanched Almond Flour. Couldn't find any so I asked a guy there to help me find it. He couldn't. He then asked what I was using it for and I said baking, paleo pumpkin bread to be exact. He commented... (more)
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)
I saw in a recent post someone mentioned using starches in place of actual flours. Nut flours have phytic acid and wheat is out of the question. Coconut is apparently also a nut with phytic acid in the flour! So What do I bake with? If I want to... (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)
What do y'all think about Keller's GF Flour, Cup4Cup? http://cup4cup.com/ Ingredients: Cornstarch, white rice flour, brown rice flour, milk powder, tapioca flour, potato starch, Xanthum gum (more)
My wife and I are new to the paleo lifestyle, so we're going through our cabinets and getting rid of most of our flours, pastas, sugars, etc. We've got some Bob's Red Mill Garbonzo and Fava flour, and we're not sure whether to keep it or not. I... (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)
Hi All Just started going paleo and am interested to see that, in some paleo circles at least, potatoes are considered a safe starch and acceptable (even necessary) for athletes. What are the thoughts on potato flour? Kind regards Reachy (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)
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 the trick to making homemade nut flour/meal? Every time I try it comes out too moist-like one big nut ball? Which isn't too bad for eating straight but it is NOT flour/meal consistency. I have tried different type of nuts &... (more)