List of what is and isn't a grain

The most popular page on this website is my orginal list of what is an isn’t considered a grain.  Updated regularly.

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Chia Breakfast Pudding

A simple breakfast that I enjoy that is compliant with the Bright Line Eating Program.  It is plant based and simple but very filing. Chia Breakfast Pudding A Bright Line Eating plant-based breakfast. 1 oz chia seeds (counts as 1 grain)4 oz cashew or other nut milk...

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List of Grain and Grain-Free Foods

What is a grain? What is a seed? What are pseudo-cereals? When first going grain-free it can be a challenge to work it out, especially as grains can be hidden in the most unlikely of places. This list can help you. Regularly updated.

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Grain Free Almond Banana Cake

This is a moist and light banana cake that is gluten-free and grain-free. This is the 2017 updated version of my classic banana cake recipe.

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Grain Free Sponge Cake

This is the 2017 updated & improved recipe for my potato flour sponge cake. I make this for special occasions and its always a hit.

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Thermomix Quinoa and Buckwheat Bread

2017 fresh and improved gluten free bread recipe using quinoa & buckwheat flour, it is way more nutritious than most of the gluten free bread available commercially.

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Honey Lemon Chia Cupcakes

A grain free, gluten free lunchbox cupcake using honey or rice malt syrup and chia seeds, it has a light texture and freezes well.

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Quinoa Date and Pecan Bread

This cafe style pecan and date bread is delicious if you can tolerate or are allowed quinoa flour and starches. Not suitable for paleo, GAPS, SCD or Whole30 but great if you are avoiding gluten and grains but are fine with the pseudo cereals.

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New to this website?

If you are visiting this website for the first time, or if you are new to eating a grain-free diet you can start here.   I talk about my personal journey, about the website and its history and give some great tips on what has helped me most living grain free.

My Weight Loss Story

Hey there, my name is Janelle.  I’m a 48 year old mother of two and I’m from Sydney, Australia. I’ve been cooking and eating gluten free for nearly two decades and enjoy keeping an online journal of my recipes and experience on this way of eating. You can read about how I used a grain free way of eating to restore my health some years ago by clicking the link below.

This website covers quite a journey...

This website is my personal experience of giving up grains since 2000. For many years I used pseudo-cereals instead, which are a class of seeds that are often cooked and used as a grain – things like quinoa, amaranth & buckwheat. These ingredients, while *technically* not a grain, are not paleo. It’s worth noting, that while I now live a paleo (Autoimmune Protocol) lifestyle, this website is not exclusively paleo.

We may be different, and that's ok...

Astoundingly, occasionally people get angry (or perhaps triggered) by viewing recipes that include ingredients not allowed on their particular plan or eating philosophy.  I just want to let you know this website does use alot of “gluten-free” ingredients that you may not agree are “grain-free”. This website contains my journey of nearly two decades and the older content reflects that.