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Offline jmyrlefuller

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Study: 'War on gluten' trend misdirected
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:48:57 PM »

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Re: Study: 'War on gluten' trend misdirected
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 08:48:36 AM »
I know a few people who have adopted a radical diet (gluten-free, of course) for no apparent reason, as they've never had any issues with foods containing gluten. They tend to look unhealthy, as I doubt they're getting enough nutrients from carrots, or whatever constitutes the bulk of their diet. Just another fad, it seems.

On the other hand, my niece has severe and painful reactions to any foods that  aren't completely gluten-free, but at least her diet is medically prescribed, not just because she wanted to jump on the bandwagon.  :eatdrink: (Popcorn is okay!)
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Re: Study: 'War on gluten' trend misdirected
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Re: Study: 'War on gluten' trend misdirected
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013, 01:53:33 PM »
I know a couple of people here that swear if they eat anything with gluten it makes them really ill.  I have tasted those anti-gluten recipes....yuck! the majority of them taste real awful.  :seeya:


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Re: Study: 'War on gluten' trend misdirected
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 02:21:12 PM »
I know a couple of people here that swear if they eat anything with gluten it makes them really ill.  I have tasted those anti-gluten recipes....yuck! the majority of them taste real awful.  :seeya:
I found it curious that the gluten-free diet only allowed three types of grains: 1) grains so rare the average person could  never get access to them, or afford them on a regular basis anyway, 2) rice and 3) corn (the favorite grain of Iowa lobbyists). I can't help wondering if the whole hype about Celiac is more political than medical... drive out the wheat and oat farmers in favor of the politically powerful corn farmers.

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Re: Study: 'War on gluten' trend misdirected
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013, 03:23:25 PM »
I make gluten-free black bean brownies for my niece and they are fantastic. No corn, rice or quinoa!
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Re: Study: 'War on gluten' trend misdirected
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2013, 03:29:57 PM »
I make gluten-free black bean brownies for my niece and they are fantastic. No corn, rice or quinoa!

Fantastic, you say? Recipe, please.
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Re: Study: 'War on gluten' trend misdirected
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013, 03:43:24 PM »
Gluten-free Black Bean Brownies (from food.com)

1-15 oz. can black beans
3 eggs
3 Tblsp. oil
1/2 c.  cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking powder
pinch salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk chocolate chips
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 8x8 square baking dish.

Combine black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla and sugar in a blender. Blend till smooth. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the mixture.

Bake in preheated oven about 30 minutes, until top is dry and edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan.

If you like, sprinkle more chips on top as soon as you take the brownies out of the oven, and spread around like frosting.
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Re: Study: 'War on gluten' trend misdirected
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013, 01:08:07 AM »
Ty, Mountaineer.
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