Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Almond Biscuit

WHOOPS --- I missed my Monday Morning Mix-up. SPACED it TOTALLY!!!! :) 

I have been cooking one or two new meals a week. I have gone back through some older recipes that contain dairy, legumes or grains and I am trying to re-create them. I am hoping that I will soon master the meal makeover and hope to post pre and post pictures. For those of you who have not been following long will notice that I do have recipes that contain dairy, legumes and grains. We have consumed all 3 and you can look back at the beginning of this blog and find such recipes. 

Last August was had some testing down with said that I was Gluten Intolerant and Dairy Sensitive. I could not get on board. Like many - GLUTEN free seemed impossible. I looked at some recipes and was OVERWHELMED. 

I was not in the right mind frame. 

In October, I started to experience pain. My body was sore and very sensitive. After our trip over Thanksgiving, Hubby and I started to re-evaluate our diet and decided that we need to get strict and see if I saw improvement. We still do eat grains, very little. It would be safe to say that we are 75% - 90% of the time we eat dairy, grain and legume free. 

When you have the right mind set, the right tools and the right sources - ANYTHING is possible! I have several great blogs that I follow and am HUGE fans of. I read articles and am continuing to educate myself in living such a lifestyle. 

You would be surprised to know that without trying hubby and I have thinned out. For me, I would not say I have lost weight but inches. I was not trying to lose anything. I would like to tone up. I do get in a 30 minute DVD workout in twice a week. I sometimes make it to the gym once and if I am lucky twice a week. I am not working out as much as I would like. I am a busy mom who forgets to exercise but I do chase after my kids and I am moving ALL day. I do not like working out at night because it is hard for me to fall asleep on a normal night and when I work out at night it is IMPOSSIBLE to fall asleep. 

I am really looking forward to the nicer weather. I love strapping the kids in the stroller and walking and running. I plan on taking them out every night for a walk and hope to soon be running! :) So hurry up warm, consistent weather! I am waiting!!! 

One thing that I have really enjoyed about cutting out dairy, grains and legumes from our diet is that I have have found replacements - COLORFUL replacements! :) I have said it before but I love how colorful our dinner plate is. Yes - there are still nights where we have cauliflower rice or cauliflower mash but we also have spaghetti with spaghetti squash or with zucchini! :) 
Roast beef, acorn squash mash and brussels (new recipe)

I have even made my boys a biscuit with Almond Flour/ Coconut Flour.
and they were a hit... 

Almond Biscuit

The Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups Almond Flour ( I used 2 cups Almond 1/2 coconut)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
2 eggs
1 TBSP Raw Honey

The Directions: 
In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda.
In a large bowl, blend together buttery spread, eggs and agave
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until a nice dough forms
Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to 1 1/2 inches thick
Dust dough with extra almond flour if it is sticky and/or misbehaving
Cut the dough into biscuits using a mason jar with a 3-inch wide mouth
Using a spatula, transfer biscuits to a parchment lined baking sheet
Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, until biscuits are browned on the bottom edges


  1. Going gluten-free can be challenging, but still tasty. I am not gluten-free right now, but have considered it with my ongoing symptoms that haven't been diagnosed.

    Any reason why you cut out all grains and not just ones that contain gluten? I have tried grain-free eating and it's not so bad, but I love grains, so I'd rather just cut out gluten if I had to and keep rice and corn and quinoa, etc. :) I have made tasty baked items with almond flour, coconut flour, and flaxseed. I recommend getting the Almond Flour cookbook and the coconut flour cookbook.

  2. Jenn, Thanks for stopping by!

    I had testing done last year and found out that I have a grain intolerance. We do have every once in awhile treats or foods that do contain grains but I feel the affects later. It was a hard and still is hard for me to not consume grains but it is getting easier.

    If you want to see how grains (or gluten) affect you give it up for 90 days. It takes 90 days for your system to completely be rid of the grains.

    Like I said, I am do not consume a lot of grains anymore but we still do "once in awhile!"

    I would love to get the cookbooks but try hard not to keep many sweet items in the house because I go over board!!!! :) Working on self control, too!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. 3 Researches PROVE Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    This means that you literally burn fat by eating Coconut Fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from major medical journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!


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