Wednesday, January 5, 2011

there's a new nut in town


several months ago i discovered that my body doesn't tolerate wheat very well (i'm okay with gluten, just not the wheat), and i must admit that i was pretty bummed out at first........okay, it was an all-out pity party.......but then again, what's a party without all of my favorite party fare like cinnamon rolls, an assortment of gooey, crusty panini, and cookies, cookies, cookies?!  so i've been on the hunt for decent tasting treats,  and while i found some wheat-free delights at the grocery store, i'm not crazy with how overly sweet all of the rice-flour-gluten-free products taste (can't believe i just said that).   i've been reading a lot of great things about almond flour, so i ordered some......and if proof is in the bag alone, i'm definitely on to something......this is pure almond happiness!!



and combined with this cookbook, i should be back in pastry paradise in no time (i'm thinking that chocolate cake with the mile-high frosting will be a great place to start, don't you?!)!
:))


16 comments:

Jody Meese said...

Lori, thanks so much for this! My husband is a celiac and someone gave us this cookbook ages ago and I just have never gotten around to ordering that almond flour. Thanks to your link--done. Cheers!

Gina Lee Kim said...

Hey you...I'm online right now so who you calling a nut?
Ha.

I love almonds. And I love you!
So happy you found an important solution!

Dymphie said...

the chocolate cake with breakfast as caption? good choice! :)
Never knew there was somethig as almond flour, sounds tasty.

PaperPumpkin said...

(How did you discover this problem with wheat? I wish I knew why my stomach feels so badly much of the time...?) Hope your yummy almond flour makes you feel Almond Joy again, lori. ♥ Hugs to you. Kath

chrissy said...

that sounds soooo wonderful. i am in the process of figuring out if my own body doesn.t like wheat either...how did you decide?
let me know what you make and how it is. so glad you are gonna be the guinea pig in all of this.
thank you.
xo
c

Eden said...

And...I'll have a piece of that chocolate cake too!! Good for you to find out what works for you!! Hope it all works out well :D

Christine E-E said...

can you still eat a handful of almonds? is almond flour lighter & finer ground than regular flour? curious! I think I'll check it out at New Frontiers!! (like a Whole Foods). perhaps you will share one of your "fav" new recipes in the next few months??

sowandsew said...

I'm allergic to wheat and have become a dab hand at adapting recipes to be wheat-free. I baked a rather delicious chocolate and cherry cake yesterday...

Tess said...

Did you know oatmeal can be ground to a powder and used in baking? I wonder how that would work for you?

Dolores said...

How about you eat the cake and give me the frosting. I often buy small frosted cupcakes at the grocery store just so I can have the frosting. I look forward to your experiments with the almond flour and cookbook.

BALLET NEWS said...

I'm definately giving this a go... thank you
http://wp.me/p124B5-1f9

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

oh yes, I cannot agree with you more about this fluffy white icing cake ....do let us know how good it tastes....I think even Bucky would want some!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Lori!... I know I'm not celiac, but I definitely have some unresolved digestion issues. Anything really healthy, like bread make with that first wonderful-for-you ingredient "whole wheat flour" gives me an almost instant tummy ache...it just takes about 15 minutes. Maybe I'll have to try some of this! Thanks Sweetie! Here's to lots of happy tummy days in 2011! xoxo Paulette ;)

Atticelf said...

I've been looking for a good wheat-free cookbook - sweet! (pun intended) :D

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Weird you posted this I have Celiac's and can't eat wheat, rye or barley. I can't believe how much better Ive felt the last six months. It's really like night and day.

Lancerika said...

The white ,fluffy frosting on that divine cake looks like my frontyard:)snowy wonderland everywhere here in the NC mountains!
Almond flour is a wonderful
alternative,also try *SPELT*
flour,loaded with fiber,protein
and a delicious *Nutty* flavour!
Hope your feel much better:)
LoVe,Erika

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