Donna Spills The Beans on Tora (The Whinging Pom) – GSF Day 11
- 2 cups flax seed meal
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tiny spoon of Stevia
- 5 beaten eggs
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Mix all ingredients together and lay on baking tray, with oiled baking parchment).
- Flatten out to make a flat bread.
- Cook at 170 degrees for around 20 minutes until it becomes spongy to touch.
- Then use as a bread.
The recipe was surprisingly easy to make and it’s actually come out looking just like it’s meant t0. I adapted it slightly from here (used less oil).
I made this recipe during our two weeks of grain and sugar free living. If you’ve followed along with our experiment, you’ll know that I’ve been getting pretty obsessed with food, exemplified by being up at 6am cooking flaxseed meal muffins.
Do I normally get up at 6am on a Saturday? Nope. Do I normally bake muffins? Nope. Do I normally bake anything? Nope to that too. I do plenty of cooking - but I cook meals, rather than bake. Today I was up with the birds, googling recipes that would make me think I was eating carbs and sugar, and I was baking. From this you can gauge my state of mind…
The muffins were pretty tasty, I made half a batch ‘for the weekend’ but they were gone by 11am. Oops. I’ve just finished making flaxseed focaccia, which on first nibble does kinda sorta taste like bread. Double yippee to that!! I don’t eat a lot of bread usually, but my craving for anything with starch and carbohydrate in it has increased so much that even a pre-sliced white loaf from the supermarket seems appealing.
By the way, flaxseed is a kind of ‘cheat’ flour in that it’s not a grain but it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, while the amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids in flax leaves grains in the dust. Additionally, flax seed is very low in carbohydrates, making it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and sugars (from about.com). Flaxseeds are very high in fibre, and although the flaxseed meal gives it different properties you still need to be careful of not going overboard with it and also drink plenty of water if you decide to use it.
Watch the video below to get Donna’s take on this grain and sugar free living – is it working? Have you tried quitting grains and sugar and, if so, what’s been your experience?
For more ideas for healthy lunches, go to Donna & Tora’s healthy lunch recipes.