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Clay,
Try a heaping tsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder in a cup of hot water as a coffee replacement.  It's not coffee, but it has a similiar little "bite", with some caffeine and nice dark color.



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Brief thread hijack here:

Now y'all are reminding me of my paternal grandma's favorite hot drink. She would put a mint toothpick in her teacup, pour boiling water over it, let it steep, remove the toothpick and add a little sugar. And that's a pine float. *chuckle*

Okay, unhijacked again.

Claydaddy, I have seen that ad and it makes me laugh every time.

Glad the spelt doughnuts were good! Diann, you are awesome! If you want an alternative sweetener to stevia, look for agave nectar or syrup at your local HFS (health food store). It is very low on the glycemic index and won't jack up your blood sugar, but it does a great job of sweetening things. I use it a lot in baking and also to sweeten my rooibos tea. Give it a try sometime.


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We are leaving for Indy this AM for the weekend.  This will be our first away from home experience on the BTD, this should be interesting.

Was in Indy last weekend at my brother-in-laws induction in the Indianapolis Bowling Hall of Fame. Had a great time but failed miserably as a rookie BTD student.
When we arrived Fri night we were greeted with a large plate of 'rice' and chicken, bread 'gluton' topped offf with a serving of Briars peanutbutter tracks icecream, sugar free of course.  They took us, Diann and myself, out for breakfast the next AM to Flap Jacks and had fench toast, sugar free syrup and a couple of over easy eggs and a great cup of coffee, avoidO, uum!!! good!!!  But hey this is a special occassion, right ?  At the awards banquet Sat. PM our 70 $$ meal was All avoids except the sliced roast beef, I did have just water to drink to go with a serving of peach cobbler, I had to get my $$ worth.  We left for Nashville Sun AM before breakfast  and stopped South of Indy for one more 'avoids breakfast' to finish this ' spre'.  I managed to put on a couple of pounds, go figure,  but am back on track this week and glad our 'diet from hell' weekend is over.  

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Hang in there Diann and Claydaddy. As you go along you'll find it's a bit easier to avoid the avoids. Five minutes of tasting good on the tongue is just not worth days full of pain, fibro fog, fatigue, and being cranky. Or as my twin Peppermint Twist says, "Nothing tastes as good as health feels."


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Hang in there Diann and Claydaddy. As you go along you'll find it's a bit easier to avoid the avoids. Five minutes of tasting good on the tongue is just not worth days full of pain, fibro fog, fatigue, and being cranky. Or as my twin Peppermint Twist says, "Nothing tastes as good as health feels."

Dang, sometimes I'm so right *lol*!

I've been doing very well lately and I'm glad. Today was yet another birthday party at work, in the seemingly unending chain. Everyone went on and on about the cake (a Publix bakery cake, mind you--just your average, run-of-the-mill cake, far as I could tell) and how Publix makes the best cakes, etc. While I was hungry, since my breakfast had really not been up to par and I had been stuck in an irksome departmental meeting all morning without even so much as my tea by my side (liquid keeps hunger dampened a tad, somehow, and to a certain point, then NOT *lol*), I was a little tempted. But I just kept thinking about the times I have bothered to stop and read the ingredients on some of the items in the Publix bakery, including the cakes, and how the ingredients list is about 90 miles long and reads more like a checklist of substances in a chemistry set than like a list of actual food ingredients. I thought, as Brigadoon points out, a few minutes of enjoyment and the resultant spike in blood sugar is not worth it, not to mention the red light to the metabolism, the beotch-inducement in my personality, the beating myself up festivus I would embark on, etc. No, I was happy with plain AIR. Until I realized that Kay had made a fruit salad consisting of pineapple and strawberries. I must say, the pineapple was absolute perfection, ripeness and robustness-o-flavor wise. Tropical heaven. And here I was eating something ANTI-inflamatory while those around me were eating the mother of all inflamatory substances. Ya, ya, ya, felt pretty good about the old self. True, a strawberry or two might have made its way down the old gullet, but hey.

They also had, in the same off-island (as in, off TI *lol*) locale at which they had hidden the fruit salad, a bunch of crackers and dips, so I eschewed all that, too...I am all about keeping my eyes on the prize right now, and that is fitness and getting to a healthy weight.


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I don't suppose I have an exact recipe written down, but I made some amazing "donuts" a while back.  I took my hush puppy recipe (made with millet and rice flours instead of cornmeal--could be made with any other diet-safe grains), baking powder, salt, and water (add an egg if you can), added sweetener of choice (I was using fructose at the time but later switched to beet sugar), and dropped them by spoon into hot olive oil.  They could have been baked instead, but I fried them and rolled them in fructose and cocoa powder.  I'll try to find my recipe if anybody's interested.  I did make a baked donut recipe which was absolutely amazing several years ago but at that time we were just wheat and dairy free, not BTD compliant.  


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Alright, I just went and found my old "Safe Recipes" book that I wrote before we started the BTD.  These can be changed as needed to comply with your type.

Buttermilk Biscuits (hushpuppies when fried instead of baked)
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1 1/3 c. plain rice flour
2/3 c. potato starch flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. shortening (I used to use Earth Balance)
3/4 - 1 c. rice milk + 1 tsp. lemon juice (can use water)

Preheat oven to 400.  Mix dry ingredients.  Cut in shortening.  Pour in "buttermilk."  Mix gently.  Let stand 30 sec. or so to absorb moisture.  Roll by hand into 6 balls and flatten a little.  Bake 15 min. or until lightly brown on top.  

If you want donuts out of this, just add sweetener of choice.  Rice flour by itself without xanthan gum and potato starch will be crumbly.  Add an egg if it fits in your diet.  I've used 2 tsp. ground flax seed mixed with 1/4 c. boiling water as a nice binder when I can't use any other.


Spiced Donuts  (this has several avoids, but it could be manipulated with a little practice)
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1 c. brown rice flour
1/2 c. each potato starch and tapioca flour
2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. unflavored gelatin powder
1 1/2 tsp. each baking powder, baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon (for strong spice only)
1/4 tsp. each cloves, nutmeg, allspice
1 Tbsp. Ener-G powdered egg replacer
2/3 c. fructose
1/2 c. rice milk
1/3 c. applesauce
1/3 c. honey or agave nectar
1/3 c. soy yogurt, sour cream or mayo
3 Tbsp. oil

Preheat oven to 375.  Coat mini-bundt pans or donut molds with cooking spray.  Combine dry ingredients.  Combine liquid ingredients separately.  Stir together just until moist.  Spoon into tins.  Batter will rise a lot, so only fill half-way, and make two batches.  Bake 20-25 min. each batch.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

If you can use spelt flour, all your troubles will be gone.  Just use it instead of all the other flours and omit the xanthan gum and gelatin.



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that was real nice of you to find the recipe, thnx! )


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Alright, I just went and found my old "Safe Recipes" book that I wrote before we started the BTD. These can be changed as needed to comply with your type.

Buttermilk Biscuits (hushpuppies when fried instead of baked)
~~~~~~

1 1/3 c. plain rice flour
2/3 c. potato starch flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. shortening (I used to use Earth Balance)
3/4 - 1 c. rice milk + 1 tsp. lemon juice (can use water)

Preheat oven to 400. Mix dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Pour in "buttermilk." Mix gently. Let stand 30 sec. or so to absorb moisture. Roll by hand into 6 balls and flatten a little. Bake 15 min. or until lightly brown on top.

If you want donuts out of this, just add sweetener of choice. Rice flour by itself without xanthan gum and potato starch will be crumbly. Add an egg if it fits in your diet. I've used 2 tsp. ground flax seed mixed with 1/4 c. boiling water as a nice binder when I can't use any other.


Spiced Donuts (this has several avoids, but it could be manipulated with a little practice)
~~~~~

1 c. brown rice flour
1/2 c. each potato starch and tapioca flour
2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. unflavored gelatin powder
1 1/2 tsp. each baking powder, baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon (for strong spice only)
1/4 tsp. each cloves, nutmeg, allspice
1 Tbsp. Ener-G powdered egg replacer
2/3 c. fructose
1/2 c. rice milk
1/3 c. applesauce
1/3 c. honey or agave nectar
1/3 c. soy yogurt, sour cream or mayo
3 Tbsp. oil

Preheat oven to 375. Coat mini-bundt pans or donut molds with cooking spray. Combine dry ingredients. Combine liquid ingredients separately. Stir together just until moist. Spoon into tins. Batter will rise a lot, so only fill half-way, and make two batches. Bake 20-25 min. each batch. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

If you can use spelt flour, all your troubles will be gone. Just use it instead of all the other flours and omit the xanthan gum and gelatin.



Thanks so much for the donut recipe! I will add this one to my recipe book and next time a craving hits Clay, I'll give it a try. I'm accustomed to tweaking recipes so I should be able to make some compliant donuts. Spelt flour is good so that will make things a lot easier. Thanks Bunches
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