I'm making some changes around here

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June 2018

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.

Latest Posts

Gretta’s Chocolate Muffins

Suitable for children with a Salicylate allergy.  Gluten and grain, dairy & egg free. Vegan Ingredients: 1.1 cup water 2.1 tsp vanilla 3.1 Tbsp vinegar 4.1/3 cup vegetable oil 5.1 cup sugar 6.1 tsp baking soda 7.1/3 cup coconut (OPTIONAL ) 8.1 and 1/2 cups flour ( use...

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Banana Cake

Moist and light, this banana cake can be served to anyone and they won't believe its grain/gluten free. Uses almond meal. Start with 2 eggs and 1/2 tsp vanilla, and beat well. Add 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and beat well. Add 2 mashed very...

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Apple Crumble

Ingredients Apples - we used granny smith - about 6 - 8 sliced. Currants Orange Juice Cinnamon Mix apples etc together and place in baking tray.   We cooked this recipe all together (without pre-cooking the apples) but the apple mixture was a little on the dry side,...

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Failsafe Eating

This website now includes links, references and recipes relating to FAILSAFE (FAILSAFE stands for Free of Additives, Low in Salicylates, Amines and Flavour Enhancers) eating as many children who react to grains will also greatly improve on a FAILSAFE...

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Convert Any Recipe!

You don’t need to throw out your cookbooks. Use this list as a guide, you can easily convert any “normal” recipe into a grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free or anything else free with a little bit of know-how.

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Why did I go grain-free?

We personally went grain free almost two decades ago to deal with Crohn’s disease. This article will cover our reasons for going grain free and I’ll share my favourite resources that explain the science behind why going grain-free worked so well for us.

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Is cutting out grains boring and restrictive?

This is not a diet of just salad and protein.  That would be really, really boring.  And restrictive.  (I should also point out that it is NOT ANYTHING LIKE OR TO DO WITH the Aiken's Diet or any other low carb eating plans.  This is a diet for intestinal and immune...

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Grain Free & The Food Pyramid

Is going grain-free cutting out an entire food group? Can carbs come from sources other than cereal grains? I have a look a the standard food pyramid and show the difference of the grain-free food pyramid.

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What is Grain Free?

Going grain-free means you replace grains with plant-based complex carbohydrates. It is not necessarily low-carb or restrictive.Being grain-free is the elimination of all grains from your diet including wheat, rice, corn, barley and oats.  A grain-free diet is...

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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.