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Zucchini Pasta

My easy low-tomato made from scratch Spaghetti Bolognaise recipe along with how to make “noodles” or “pasta” out of vegetables using a handy kitchen gadget.

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Paleo Flaxseed Almond Bread

I've been doing a fair bit of reading lately into the Paleo and Primal Diets.  This recipe for a paleo friendly bread is a super easy Flaxseed and Almond Meal Bread.  It makes up in a few seconds, bakes in 30 minutes and has a great taste and texture. The recipe is on...

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About Oven Temps

It helps to know your oven...some ovens run hot, some not, sometimes you need to adjust for fan forced, sometimes not.  It depends on your oven.  Getting to know your oven in all its quirks can make a big differnce to the final outcome when baking, as you will know...

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Hidden Sources of Gluten and Grains

One of the biggest learning curves you'll need to make when embarking on a gluten-free and grain-free lifestyle is working out all the sneaky places grains lurk for the unsuspecting shopper. Its challenging for a gluten-free person but even more so for the grain-free...

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Amaranth Berry Cake

This cake was inspired by the Rasberry Lemon Almond Cake here but has been changed so much it deserved its own recipe page. This version uses oil instead of butter, and is as always Grain-free, Gluten-free.  The citrus zest gives it a fabulous aroma, and like all of...

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About

I started on my grain-free journey 19 years ago when my husband became extremely sick.  He was eventually diagnosed with Crohn's disease.  We rejected drugs and surgery, which were the only options given to us by mainstream medicine at the time, and we started looking...

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Amaranth Cracker/Crisp

Amaranth is a seed that is highly nutritious and very high in protein.  Its a great addition to a grain-free diet.  Like all pseudograins, it is gluten free. Here is a great way of using it to make crackers or crisps, it's a useful tasty portable snack, great with...

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Gluten Free Quinoa & Buckwheat Pizza Base

This pizza base is Grain Free Living's bread recipe, but spread on a pizza tray and used as a pizza base. Suitable for children with a Salicylate allergy (yep, it's failsafe). This pizza base is:  Gluten Free, nut free, soy free, egg free and dairy free AND it still...

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Specific Carbohydrate Diet

This was probably the first truly grain-free book that I read and its impact was pretty profound. It is a must read for anyone who can tolerate nuts but can't handle quinoa, potato starch, buckwheat, tapioca and other carbohydrates. The accompanying cookbooks are also...

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Is Buckwheat a Seed or a Grain?

Buckwheat is a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel and despite having the word "wheat" in its name, has nothing all all to do with wheat.  It is gluten-free and an excellent source of magnesium, manganese, copper and fibre.   Buckwheat is also called a...

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