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Carol the Dabbler
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Since ground-up flax seeds are an excellent egg replacer, you could presumably use them as a base all by themselves.  They have a very bland, nondescript flavor, so the taste of the crackers would be determined by your other ingredients.


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that definately has to work! )

endless possibilities with all our beneficial herbs and spices!
you can shape the beaten egg whites like rice cakes.......


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Unfortunate update, 1/11/2006 - re: Glutino flax crackers.

After "test driving" two varieties of these, I have reluctantly concluded that they are not fit for human consumption.

Now, perhaps if you had a drywall project that needed raw materials, these would be perfect, but I gotta tell you, the texture is just basically not ready for prime time, if you are talking about actually eating them.

The banana variety is okay smothered in almondbutter and 100% fruit spread of your choice, but then so is cardboard, if you know what I'm saying.

So, the bad news is that these crackers, after being test driven, get a resounding "not up to par" from me, but the good news is that this thread resulted in some great recipes for homemade flax crackers and I think they sound way more promising. I think the prob with the Glutino ones are that they use whole flaxseeds instead of ground, probably because flaxseeds apparently are highly perishable once ground, hence no shelf life. The homemade recipes in this thread, however, use ground and are thus probably far better, texture-wise and digestibility-wise. So, yay, this thread turned out to be informative and helpful...but too bad about those store-bought ones...oh well.


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Edna,
try oven roasting them for a few minutes before consumption.....
that might make them crunchier.


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you can very, VERY easily make your own "flax crackers" in varying thickness or crispyness...

2 tbsp flax meal to 3 tbsp water.  Mix, let stand to thicken at least 5 mins.

Spread on parchment paper--thicker is less crisp, thinner is crispy

Microwave four minutes--or to texture/taste.

The variations are endless... (of course--excepting avoids!)  Sesame Seeds & Sea Salt, Garlic, cinnamon & (sweetener of choice) etc. etc. etc.
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Well, looks like I got back here just in time to be irrelevant, but here goes anyhow:

If anyone still likes Glutino crackers, or would still like to try them (after Edna's resounding testimonial), the distributor that supplies my buying club (see my Good Food at Good Prices thread on the Little Fishes forum) has just started carrying them (as of the February catalog), and they're even on sale.  You can buy these unpalatable, indigestible lumps of cellulose for a mere $3.67 per box (if you buy 12 boxes).  Hey, you can use the leftovers to repair your walls!  (Thanks for the tip, Edna!)

On a possibly more helpful note, the February catalog also announces organic tapioca (from Let's Do Organics, in granules, pearls, or starch), "Dutch" brand organic honey in squeeze bottles (so presumably not like the chip-it-out-with-a-knife organic honey available in local HFS's), and water-buffalo yogurt in twelve different varieties (but has it been tested...).

There's also something called ImiTaters that promises "the taste and texture of mashed potatoes" without all those nasty carbs -- they're basically mashed cauliflower, with the addition of cream, corn starch, guar gum, and xanthan gum.  Yum!


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water-buffalo yogurt ........sounds ok
real mozzarella is made from WB milk......don t see why not, for you As!
how lucky can you get?! )

just check ingredients for gums and such.....


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Quoted from lola

water-buffalo yogurt ........sounds ok
real mozzarella is made from WB milk......


Good point!

Think I'll stick with my goat yogurt for now, but my curiosity may get the better of me sooner or later....


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Edna,
try oven roasting them for a few minutes before consumption.....
that might make them crunchier.

Girl, they do NOT need to be crunchier **!!!!!  

If they were any crunchier, they could be a driveway paving material!  


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...You can buy these unpalatable, indigestible lumps of cellulose for a mere $3.67 per box (if you buy 12 boxes). Hey, you can use the leftovers to repair your walls! (Thanks for the tip, Edna!)

ROFLMBO!  
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There's also something called ImiTaters that promises "the taste and texture of mashed potatoes" without all those nasty carbs -- they're basically mashed cauliflower, with the addition of cream, corn starch, guar gum, and xanthan gum. Yum!

You know what?  My neighbor and friend, Nancy, who first introduced me to ER4YT (bless her forever), occasionally makes me some faux mashed potatoes and she uses califlower (which is also an O nonnie avoid, but ANYWAY *lol*) and they are excellent!  They are at least as good as mashed potatoes.  However, if memory serves, they do contain a dairy avoid somewhere in there.  Anyway, if one just has to have mashed potatoes, they are certainly a better alternative, as you are outta the nightshade family and into the cruciferous, outta the high-starch, into the low-on-the-glycemic-index, outta the potato lectin, into the sunlight!  I keep meaning to get her recipe and try it with broccoli instead.  I see no reason that, if it works with califlower, it wouldn't work with the beneficial broccoli, too!  I think people just favor the califlower because then it is the same color as mashed potatoes and enhances the whole "faux mashed potato" experience, which is great if one needs that, but if simply going from off-white to green will change the experience from BTD avoid to BTD beneficial, I'm all about "going green"!



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P.S.  How can they claim "without all those nasty carbs" and then add "cornstarch"?  Oh, the humanity.


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Well, they didn't phrase it quite that way.  I think they said "all those carbs you don't want" or something like that.  I personally don't mind the carbs per se, but I do mind the potato lectins, so I was hoping to at least get some ideas from the product.  Please do get your neighbor's recipe, Edna, and share it with us!  Some of us can eat cauliflower (and selected dairy products) "legally" -- it never has been one of my favorites, but with the right treatment, who knows?  Dunno about green "potatoes" though....


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Please do get your neighbor's recipe, Edna, and share it with us! Some of us can eat cauliflower (and selected dairy products) "legally" -- it never has been one of my favorites, but with the right treatment, who knows? Dunno about green "potatoes" though....

Okay, I'm on it!  Besides, maybe enterprising O's could substitute something like Imagine (or homemade, there's a concept!) butternut squash soup for the creaminess factor instead of whatever milk or cream she has in there.  Califlower isn't the worst avoid on earth, but again, I would personally use broccoli if I made it myself (and now you've got me hankering to do so).  As for the "green mashed potatoes", just think, green means chi, baby, life force, phytonutrients, antioxidents, yada yada YADA!  Weeee!  Think outside the white!  Green is your friend.

Anyway, I'm on it, I'll get the recipe.  This weekend is going to be difficult for me, but if I don't get it this weekend, I'll get it next week sometime, okay?  And I'll post it.  The way she makes it, avoids and all, really, REALLY is good...I'm talking, every bit as good if not better than mashed potatoes.   She is a good friend who made me that faux mashed potato thing, a beautiful steak, and a green salad and carried it all over to me when my 20-year-old cat passed away this summer.  I think the loving care that went into it was a beneficial that outweighed the actual avoids in there.  



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P.S. OR you could use parsnips instead of the califlower! Cheryl_O_blogger raves about parsnips as a potato substitute!


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I know a mother who gets her kids to eat parsnips by french-frying them (and neglecting to mention that the "french fries" are not potatoes).

Yes, please do get your neighbor's actual recipe, then we can all fiddle with our own personal Avoids as we choose.  Thanks!!!


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Yes, please do get your neighbor's actual recipe, then we can all fiddle with our own personal Avoids as we choose. Thanks!!!

Asked her last night, but I notice that she has not e-mailed it to me as of this a.m.  However, she is not an internet person.  In response to me asking her to "e-mail it to me", she said "Or, I could just write it down and bring it to you."  Radical!

Anyway, it should be forthcoming...if she hasn't already forgotten about it, she is a little stressed out.  But I'm on it like white on rice and will get it for y'all next week, even if I have to bug her a bit.  She did say on the phone that it is very easy and also that what I thought was a dairy avoid is really mayo.  Details when I get 'em from her!



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I use sunchokes in place of potatoes. They work quite nicely.

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Hi all,

Those gluten free flax crackers should be ok for A's right? Just not the banana or tomato flavors.


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Hi,

What about for a B+ bloodtype ??
What Glutino products would be ok for me ??

Thanks !


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O.K., I just piccked up the apple and raisin variety at Five Seasons HFS. Taste pretty good though I wonder if the whole flax seeds are digestible. They also have cinnamon and honey not completely Bnonnie friendly. By the way when I went to see my folks I forgot my vegetable glycerine for making my fresh pumpkin pies(loaded with cream, B heaven). I finally found some at Vitamins Plus a quasi health food store. Of course it was priced as high as a cat's back and I had to tell them what it is used for. Imagine having a product and not being able to tell what it is used for!


Hi,
i thought pumpkin was a no-no for us B'S ??


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June,
As I read the posts...  The crackers are made from whole flax seeds and therefore, not very digestable.  I don't think they would be beneficial for anyone if they are not digestible.  They wouldn't be avoids either, though since they don't have lectins, etc. that are going to bother anyone.  Again, no personal experience, just my take from reading the thread.


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i thought pumpkin was a no-no for us B'S ??


Pumpkin is neutral for B nonsecretors & an avoid for B secretors.


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Oh ok thanks ... I don't know yet what I am
I should however do the test



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I don't have any flax seeds but do have some golden linseeds.  Would they work with the cracker recipe??
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Hi rustyc,

Actually Flax seeds and Linseeds are the same thing. So it will work.

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