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I miss bread, help?

Commented on January 26, 2014
Created January 25, 2014 at 1:44 PM

I'm new to paleo for a month. Love and believe in it!

I lost 5 pounds so far.

I miss my Sammie's and pizza,

What is a good substitutes for bread or an approved bread for a sandwhich?

And a pizza dough?

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on January 26, 2014
at 05:42 PM

stop eating paleo

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on January 26, 2014
at 03:52 PM

AFAIK, fermenting does not get rid of the gluten, and even yeasts can be problematic if they're not cooked all the way through. (i.e. no issue in breads, somewhat of an issue in beers/wines)

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on January 26, 2014
at 02:11 AM

It is purely on personal experience. I should have mentioned it, I agree.

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on January 25, 2014
at 10:01 PM

Can you provide any evidence that this process destroys gluten, as opposed to simply failing to develop it? My understanding is that the constituent proteins in gluten are not any better for gluten-intolerant people than gluten itself.

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at 04:19 PM

Why are you eating paleo?

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on January 26, 2014
at 02:22 AM

People new to paleo often yearn for bread.... I did when I was sliding towards paleo. But after a time of looking for or making bread substitutes, I became less and less interested in bread & bread substitutes. As others have suggestion, better to "retrain yourself" and forget about bread.

As per example, some home made chocolate chip cookies are readily available to me today.... rather than powering 6 or more, I had two small ones and I wasn't all that jazzed about them. Though I could walk two steps and get a platefull, I'm content to sip my unsweetened Earl Grey tea.

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on January 26, 2014
at 12:48 AM

I think coconut flour is the best substitute. You can make lots of things with it.

I just did this recipe, modified earlier this week:

http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/grain-free-goodies/paleo-banana-bread/

Really helped me with the bread craving to have that similar consistency.

This will be my next venture:

http://urbanposer.blogspot.com/2012/12/grain-free-sourdough-bread.html

Search for paleo gluten-free alternatives and make substitutions based on what kind of paleo you are following, if no grass-fed butter then use coconut oil, i don't use honey or anything that sweet so that's always excluded, etc.

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on January 26, 2014
at 12:11 AM

When I first started Paleo, I couldn't fathom not eating cereal every morning or having sandwiches without bread, so I used some of the recipes in the Wheat Belly Cookbook until I one day stopped wanting to recreate bread in any form.

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on January 25, 2014
at 11:52 PM

There are "paleo breads" and lots of delicious coconut flour biscuits and wraps recipes out there, but it's really better to retrain your palate off of bread. Instrad, use leafy green vegetables like collard greens or Swiss chard for wraps, fried scrambled egg "tortillas" for wraps, "hamburger buns" made from sliced sweet potatoes, or even "bacon sandwiches" with some kind of filling between tow strips of bacon. After a while, you won't really even be missing the bread. If you really can't stand it, an occasional couple of slices of gluten free bread might be a less evil cheat.

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on January 25, 2014
at 04:57 PM

homemade flat bread, fermented one day or two with brewer's yeast, can be incredibly light, and surely 90%+ of the gluten is gone. But alas, brewer's yeast can not be found anywhere in the US nowadays. Even the so-called live yeast that you can find on Amazon makes inferior bread. The place where I buy natto spores has a number of sourdough starters, the secret to gluten destruction is at least 24 hrs at 70-75F, and a very liquid dough, basically pizza dough. If you know someone who brews, ask them for the yeast. I only make wine these days. and that yeast is no good.

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on January 25, 2014
at 10:01 PM

Can you provide any evidence that this process destroys gluten, as opposed to simply failing to develop it? My understanding is that the constituent proteins in gluten are not any better for gluten-intolerant people than gluten itself.

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on January 25, 2014
at 04:03 PM

Look at it this way, now you can eat all the bacon, steak, and eggs you want. Isn't that better? You could even make meatza.

Please realize that wheat contains addictive morphine like substances called exorphins, yes, most of the population is addicted to eating it.

If you really, really, really must cheat, you could get some Chebe pizza crust mix - it's made of tapioca flour. There are other non-grain breads and recipes out there. If you can do almond flour, for example, if not, there's rice flour, potato flour, or coconut flour. It won't be the same and part of it will certainly be the addiction factor, as well as the lack of gluten for elasticity. If you go down this path, don't stay there too long as they are sources of easily digested carbs that may cause fat gain. Maybe once a month as a treat.

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on January 25, 2014
at 03:58 PM

I would suggest you try to find new favorite foods that don't contain bread. For instance, one of my favorite meals is shrimp cooked in homemade salsa (Camarones Rancheros). Before paleo it was fried and battered shrimp. Trying to imitate it by using coconut or other nut flours to replace the batter never did it for me. Its expensive, not as healthy, and it just made me want the "real thing". If you really must, I would try "meatza" which is pizza with meat as the "crust" or portobello mushrooms as the "crust". Its both healthier and easier than trying to substitute and either way its not going to be exactly right (though meatza is pretty awesome).

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on January 25, 2014
at 02:21 PM

I found the best thing was trying it again & realizing how nasty it is, whenever i had some bread, like if i got a kebab & it came in pitta i'd have a cheeky bite only to end up spitting it out as it felt unatural having all that doughy crap in my mouth, if something digusts you then you won't eat it ;)

Best susbtitutes are nut flours, i think

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