DANIELLE WALKER, SCD/Paleo bread recipe

Thank you to Againstallgrain.com, I have found the best,so far, SCD/gluten free bread recipe.
I tried it today and the recipe is pretty easy. I have found that if you forget most of what you knew about cooking with regular flour and just “go with it”, you will have less stress and better success. Enjoy the process:)
This is what mine came out like.
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GRAIN-FREE SANDWICH BREAD(paleo and SCD)
Grain-Free Paleo Bread
Here’s the moment you have all been waiting patiently (and some not so patiently!) for. And because I ♥ my readers, I’m giving it to you a week earlier than planned: Grain-free, yeast-free, dairy-free sandwich bread. It’s moist on the inside with a slight crust on the outside, has an amazing texture and taste when toasted, and can also be used straight from the fridge with some almond butter and jam.

To achieve the moist white bread texture that you often miss with the use of almond flour or almond butter, I used raw organic cashew butter and beat the egg whites separately. Obviously, baking grain-free is much pricier than regular baking, but you can make a loaf of this bread for about $8.50. If you don’t care about using all organic products, you can make it for even cheaper by making your own cashew butter. The price you pay for health!
We’ve been having a bit of bread overload in our house lately. I’ve made this loaf about 10 times now, changing tidbits here and there until I had it perfected and ready to share with you. Of course, we had to try it out with all of our former beloved bread recipes like paninis, french toast, and fried egg sandwiches first. I also plan to make an egg strada with this and probably even a bread pudding. But most of all, we just like to eat a slice toasted with homemade blueberry jam in the morning with our eggs.
Grain-Free Paleo Bread

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Author: Danielle Walker – Against All Grain
Recipe type: Breads and Baked Goods
Serves: makes 1 8.5×4.5 loaf
Ingredients
1 cup smooth raw cashew butter at room temperature (I use Artisana Organic)
4 large eggs, separated (mine weighed about 9 ounces in their shells)
½ to 2 tablespoons honey (use 2tbl if you plan to use if for sweeter dishes like french toast)
2.5 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
¼ cup almond milk
¼ cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. For a white colored loaf as in the photo, place a small dish of water on the bottom rack.
Line the bottom of an 8.5×4.5 glass loaf pan with parchment paper, then spread a very thin coating of coconut oil on the sides of the pan.
Beat the cashew butter with the egg yolks, then add the honey, vinegar, and milk. I’ve done this with both electric hand beaters and a stand mixer and both seem to work equally as well. I would not try to make this by hand due to the stickiness of the butter.
Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until peaks form. I used an electric hand mixer, but if you want a bicep workout, you can also do it by hand.
Combine the dry ingredients in another small bowl. Sorry for all of the dishes!
Make sure your oven is completely preheated before adding the egg whites and the dry ingredients to the cashew butter mixture. You don’t want your whites to fall, and the baking soda will activate once it hits the eggs and vinegar.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and beat until combined. This will result in more of a wet batter than a dough. Make sure to get all of the sticky butter mixture off of the bottom of the bowl so you don’t end up with clumps.
Pour the beaten egg whites into the cashew butter mixture, beating again until just combined. You don’t have to be gentle with this, but don’t over mix.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, then immediately put it into the oven.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Don’t be tempted to open the oven door anytime before 40 minutes, as this will allow the steam to escape and you will not get a properly risen loaf.
Remove from the oven, then let cool for 15-20 minutes. Use a knife to free the sides from the loaf pan, then flip it upside down and release the loaf onto a cooling rack. Cool right-side up for an hour before serving.
Wrap the loaf up tightly and store in the fridge for 1 week. I actually think the loaf gets better as the days go on.

Honest apology from restaurant server

I worked in restaurants for many years and like this person, I know that the information that we had about Celiac disease was so poor and inaccurate. I remember one chef telling me what a celiac person might get for symptoms if they got “glutened”. He said “they will get a tummy ache for a couple of days”.
It made me mad then, because I knew better and he was going to go on teaching many more cooks and servers his incredibly, insensitive information!

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Here is a post from glutendude.com.

Wow…check out the following email I received yesterday.

It is honest, sad and scary all wrapped into one.

It is from a long-time restaurant server who spent years not taking celiac disease seriously for her customers.

She is now being tested for celiac disease.

Here is her confession.

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This is my apology.

I am sorry. I am very very sorry.

Until I recently began the roller coaster ride of medical testing in an attempt to discover if I have Celiac disease, I had no idea. I didn’t know about cross contamination. I didn’t know that a small amount of gluten could hurt someone for so long.

I worked for many years as a server and I had no idea. I worked in many different restaurants, in many different kitchens with many different chefs, and still I had no idea.

I thought I understood what it meant if a customer told me they had Celiac disease.

I didn’t.

If a nut or other allergy was mentioned, I went out of my way to make sure the meal was delivered as safely as possible. But I never received any training about Celiac disease.

I can vividly recall a plate of gluten free pasta being served up – head chef plates it, generous helping of sauce. And the sous-chef, without thinking, adds fresh garlic bread to the side of the plate.

I pick it up, whisk the garlic bread off and deliver the plate to the customer.

What happened to that poor person?? This never would have happened with shellfish or nuts in the case of an allergy.

And so for this I apologize. I don’t know how to make it better.

How many servers are out there simply whisking garlic bread off the plate? How many crumbs are falling into our meals?

I’m still trying to discover what exactly my relationship with gluten needs to be, but in the process I’m discovering a community. They help me in the grocery store and reading their stories here are helping me too.

Thanks Gluten Dude!

And sorry everyone.

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This is not about karma. She did not have this disease “coming to her”.

This is about the ignorance of the restaurant industry.

It’s about the continued harm the pseudo gluten-free crowd is causing us.

It’s about Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus and Gwyneth Paltrow and Lady Gaga all contributing to the over-exposure of gluten-free.

Hell…I’m sick of hearing about it.

And lastly, it’s about somebody coming to grips with her past and her future.
http://glutendude.com/celiac/celiac-confessions-of-a-waitress/

Organic chocolate pudding

I’m always on the lookout for another option, or tool for the proverbial tool belt, to make life outside of the “takeout” world a much more fun place to reside. I think I came across this recipe on facebook the other day(I was really considering getting rid of the account all together).

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I was tres excited to try this with my kids and it turned out awesome! They liked it and it is an easy thing to send in their lunches and feel good about at the same time!
Happy health/life to you! Enjoy the journey!