Chocolate cake using acorn flour.

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Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.

Chocolate cake with acorn flour. You can make it using regular flour.

I used a little acorn flour and it gave it a slightly nutty flavor.

Chocolate cake.

I used a little acorn flour and it gave it a slightly nutty flavor.

1 ¾ cups of sugar

1 cup of unbleached organic flour. To many farm chemicals in non organic.

¾ cup of acorn flour if you do not have acorn flour you can use regular flour.

1 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder.

2 eggs

2 cup of buttermilk or sour milk

1 cup of black coffee

½ cup of oil make sure it isn’t canola or corn oil they are very bad for your health.

1 teaspoon of vanilla

¾ cups coco powder.

This will make one 9” round cake or one 13”x9” cake.

Mix the dry ingredients, then and the wet ingredients and whip until mixed well. Pour into a pan that you have greased so it does not stick. Back at 350 degrees for about 30 to 35 minutes. Cake keeps cooking for up to 8 minutes after you take it out. If you want a moist cake use a toothpick when there is only a little of the cake sticking to the toothpick take the cake out of the over. It will finish cooking all the way and still be moist. If you accidentally over cook it, take the cake out of the over and immediately cover the top with foil and let it sit. The moisture will even out in the cake which will make it seem moister.

I made this icing up. It was an experiment that succeeded. It kind of taste like chocolate fudge.

1/3 cup of unsalted butter.

1 ½ cup of raw sugar

½ cup of milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

3 heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder

melt the butter in a pan then add the cocoa, whip it so it is thoroughly mixed together. In a separate pan add milk and vanilla and sugar. Heat and whip until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Combine the melted butter cocao mix and the milk ,vanilla sugar mix continue heating until it starts to thicken.

I pour it on my cake while the cake is still hot and the icing is still a little warm.

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Gluten Free Bread Mix From nuts.com

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Gluten Free Bread Mix

  This is the recipe for the Gluten Free Bread Mix from http://www.nuts.com. As I stated in my other post http://www.nuts.com does not put the recipes on how to prepare their mixes on the packages , you have to go to their website to find the recipes. Note to keep in mind, nuts.com has their recipes incorrect the amount of liquid on their site is way to high and you will ruin your recipe if you use the amount they state. I never made homemade bread before so mine came out like fruitcake. I have learned and will give it another try someday. So here is the recipe.

1 Cup of warm milk which was still too much, I suggested adding the liquid a little at a time until you get the desired consistency for the dough.

3/4 Cup of egg.

1/4 Cup of oil of your choice.

1 Package of yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons.

1 Teaspoon of vinegar.

1 Pound of bread mix.

Mix ingredients well put in bread pan and let rise then place in oven preheated to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. If you like you bread crust softer rub with oil, I rub mine with ghee because it is very nutritious and good for your health in so many ways.

Gluten Free Products From nuts.com

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 Genetically Modified Food (GM)

 You are probably asking yourself why am I talking about GM products when the blog post is about gluten free and organic? It is because I have Lyme so I have been having a Bad reaction to the GM (Genetically Modified) foods. So I started researching them to see what could be making me have such a bad reaction. When I would eat them my stomach would bloat, I would get muscle spasms, cold sweats and a headache that was out of this world. GM foods are designed to produce herbicides and insecticides. So when you consume GM foods you are consuming those things. I did not realize it until I got Lyme and became very sensitive to GM foods. You have to look at it this way. Would you take a glass and drink the pesticides a farmer is spraying on his field?  Or would you dip a spoon in Round Up (Glyphosphate) and eat it? That is exactly what you are doing when you eat GM products.  That have used things called plasmids to introduce genes into the plants so that they will produce these compounds while they are growing. Since the compounds are now in the genes of the plants they will contain those compounds.  It is known that these plants have ill effects. As a matter of fact to protect the companies financially the government passed a billed called the Monsanto Protection Act. It protects the GM food producers from laws suits and legal actions. So you cannot sue them for the ill effects they have.  The other toxin that is contained in GM products is BT Toxins. (Bacillus Thuringiensis)  . Now any animals that consume these foods will most likely contain these toxins. For example if a chicken eats corn raised from GM feed ti will probably contain those toxins in the eggs. No matter what their studies say they cannot convince me otherwise because I have to severe of a reaction to GM products even meat that has been raised with them. If I eat organic grass feed beef and have no reaction.218px-Organic_bread_rolls

Organic And Gluten Free

  In order to avoid the toxins in the GM foods you will need to make sure that the food you purchase is organic. In order for it to be USDA certified organic it cannot contain any GM products from growth to the table. The reason I mention the gluten free is because I have not found any flour that is organic that is made of wheat so far. I have only found gluten free flouers. That is where http://www.nuts.com comes in.

Why I Chose To Write About nuts.com

  I chose to write about http://www.nuts.com because at the time of writing this article they have the best priced and the tastiest organic and gluten free foods. They have a pretty good selection of premixed stuff also like cake mixes , brownies, and pancake mix etc. The one thing I noticed about nut.com is that you have to go to their website to learn how much liquid to put into their flours. The recipes are not on the packages they are listed on their website. I will warn you and please read this because if not you will waste your flour. All their recipes tell you to put the wrong amount of liquids in them. Cut the amount of liquids that they state in at least half do not add the amounts they say or you will ruin your recipe.  Even cutting it in half was to much sometimes so I got in the habit of adding my liquids a little at a time until I got the desired consistency.

  I tried their brownie recipe first. I found it to be very tasty but it was like eating puddy because I added the amount of liquid they called for on their website.  The next one I tried was their pancake mix. I found it to taste better then regular pancakes which was a pleasant surprise.  Then I tried the bread. It had the consistency of fruit cake. I think that was my fault though because I have never made homemade bread and it would not rise. If I am successful I will post the recipe on here. I tried their pizza crust and it took less then half the water they stated to make their recipe. It tasted very good when I first made it. It makes two 9″ pizzas or one 16″ pizza. It tasted very good the first day but when I reheated it the second day it didn’t taste very good and developed a gritty texture.

  One more final warning. The gluten free and organic food fill you up a lot quicker. For example. I usually eat three plate sized regular pancakes. I can only eat one plate sized gluten free pancake and it really fills me up. It is a lot tastier also. The gluten free products are very high in protein.

I will update this each time I try one of their products.