Archives for: May 2008, 11
Recently I've been feeling like some treats and, having read the Gatherer GTD information, I"m wondering if I should be incorporating more grainy-type things into my diet. I know that I don't do well with any type of rice, so thought that I'd start off with the seed-type grains - Quinoa, Amaranth, Millet and then try some others if these turn out ok.
Following a link from the boards, I discovered some new powders that I hadn't heard of - Mesquite and Nopal for example. After reading some information about their possible healing benefits and their low GI, I decided to try some. Hence, I tried making the first biscuits that would be safe for me to eat in about 5 years. I used a recipe from the boards and reduced the amount of sweetner (Agave) because the Mesquite is meant to be quite sweet. Let me tell you, it's sooooooo nice to have a biscuit. They are slightly caramel in flavour - possibly due to the combination of mesquite and agave, but they don't seem to be upsetting my stomache. That's a major achievement. Plus, it's nice to have some crunchy, dunkable biscuits with my dandelion tea!
Other than that, it's been a fairly quiet weekend. I did a heap of baking yesterday - lasagne for hubby's lunch, quiches for his breakfast and some banana muffins for snacks for him during the week. Must admit, it's great that B's can have spelt - you can substitute that for wheat at any time. He enjoys the nuttier flavour which is good, and now you can buy more spelt products in Australia. Including Lasagne sheets and wraps.