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Dessert Recipes and Ideas

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Ok, I'm not saying this is good for you. But that it sounds to me like a worthwhile indulgence once in a while. Ricotta is made with whey which is less problematic intolerance-wise than other dairy products. It is insulinemic though. I'd use dark, low sugar chocolate and skip the chocolate wafers. Maybe put a layer of cacao nibs instead. Or slivered almonds, coconut, etc.

Chocolate-ricotta icebox cake

Allie Lewis Clapp

Ingredients

* Nonstick cooking spray

* 2 15-ounce containers ricotta

* 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled, plus more, shaved, for topping

* 1/2 9-ounce package chocolate wafer cookies

Preparation

Spray an 8 ½ -by-4 ½-inch loaf pan with the cooking spray. Line the pan with 2 crisscrossed pieces of parchment paper, spraying between the layers (to keep them in place) and leaving an overhang on each side.

In a food processor, puree the ricotta with the melted chocolate until very smooth, about 1 minute.

Layer a third of the ricotta mixture, then half the cookies, in the pan; repeat, then top with the remaining ricotta mixture. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours and up to 2 days.

Using the parchment overhang, lift the cake out of the pan, transfer to a platter, and slice. Sprinkle with the shaved chocolate.

TIP: For a silky-smooth filling, make sure you process the ricotta and chocolate long enough and occasionally scrape down the side of the food-processor bowl.

Serving Size

Serves 8

Edit: I made this (sortof) and it is delicious. I made approximately half the amount and didn't measure anything. I plan to try making it with cocoa and stevia instead. And I just stirred it. i didn't care if it was silky smooth. In fact, I like the grainy texture of ricotta. If I wanted it smoother, I'd use a hand mixer in the same bowl I melted the chocolate then mixed in the other ingredients.

I plan to try it with cocoa instead. I know I have instructions for mixing cocoa and I imagine oil to replace melted chocolate around somewhere.

Edited by alternativista

Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Apple Cupcakes

I spotted this on a blog that said it was stolen from Martha. Stewart I assume.

Cut apples in half crosswise, the way you do so that you see a star in the middle. scoop out the core. spread with nut butter and sprinkle whatever you keep on hand on top: Nuts, seeds, dried fruit, oat/nut/seed/fruit crips topping (there's a few recipes here), chocolate, cacao nibs. You can stir stuff into your nut butter like cocoa, etc.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Avocado and coconut Ice cream:

Detailed instructions with pictures:

http://patismexicantable.com/2011/04/avocado-ice-cream.html

Adjust/substitute the sweetener, of course.

AVOCADO AND COCONUT ICE CREAM

Helado de Aguacate y Coco

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

3 large ripe Hass avocados, about 2 pounds, halved, pitted, pulp scooped out (about 3 cups)

2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice

1 1/2 cups coconut milk

3/4 cups sugar, more to taste

1/4 cup dried shredded coconut, lightly toasted, optional for garnish, or toasted almonds, pine nuts or pistachios

TO PREPARE

Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit and scoop the pulp out. Cut the pulp into chunks and place it in the blender or food processor. Add the coconut milk, sugar, and lime juice, and puree until smooth.

Process the avocado-coconut puree in you ice cream maker, or ice cream ball, according to the manufacturers instructions. Place in the freezer for a couple hours for firmer ice cream. If you don't have an ice cream maker you can serve it as a cold mousse, or you can also freeze it and serve it as ice cream, but it will be a little less fluffy. But its still good!

Lightly toast the shredded coconut on a small saute pan set over medium-low heat, stirring constantly so it does not burn. It will take less than a minute. Once the coconut becomes fragrant and acquires a tan, remove and set aside. Sprinkle over the ice cream.

On the TV show, she made it with one of those ball ice cream makers they sell for camping and such. You use rock salt and throw the ball around to mix it while the ice cream sets.

Avocado Cocoa pudding

Ingredients

6 dates

1/2 avocado

4 tbsp high quality cocoa

1-2 tsp water (optional)

Directions

Place all ingredients in a food processor and purée until smooth. Add 1-2 tsp of water if mixture is not blending.

Recipe courtesy of Kate Geagan, MS, RD via the Doctor Oz show.

Note: 6 dates sounds awfully sweet. I'd reduce.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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A gluten and dairy free chocolate chip cookie recipe. It calls for 1 cup of brown sugar and a ripe banana. That's pretty low sugar for a cookie recipe that involves nearly 3 cups of flours. I wonder if it can be reduced further and still hold together. Otherwise, try substitutes.

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/gluten-free-vegan-baking/

And a vegan gluten free carrot macaroon recipe:

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/gluten-free-macaroons/


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Frozen banana truffles. Skip the agave nectar, of course.

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/frozen-banana-truffles/

Frozen Banana Truffle Recipe

ingredients photo1 300x200Ingredients:

4 frozen bananas

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp alcohol free vanilla

2 tbs tahini

4 tsp agave nectar

Toppings:

1/3 cup cocoa

1/2 cup shredded coconut, chopped fine

1/2 cup nuts, chopped fine

Chop the bananas into chunks. Beat all ingredients (not the toppings) in the mixer until smooth and creamy. Start with 2 tsp of agave and add more to taste, it will depend on how ripe your bananas are.

Separate the banana mixture into three containers and freeze until solid. I froze it one container and it took over 6 hours, but three containers should shorten the time.

ingredients 2 photo 300x200Spread the toppings out on three separate plates. Remove one container of the banana mixture at a time from the freezer, and shape into balls using a melon baller or mini ice cream scoop. Roll around in one of the toppings to coat. Place in mini cups and return to the freezer. Repeat with the other two containers and other two toppings. It is important to work quickly so that the truffles will hold their shape. If they are too soft when you shape them into balls, they will slouch in the freezer. I made the mistake of having just one container and the second half of my truffles were all slumped over in their cups (though still delicious).

Freeze the truffles until they are firm again, and keep frozen until ready to serve.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Does anyone know a good recipe with no dairy and low sugar that would make a nice type of icing or cream that i could put on the chocolate cake in a cup? I tried it the other day, and it was a bit dry, it needs something else to make it delicious. thanks

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Icing recipes thread, big with the coconut cream and coconut oil.

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/recipes-i...pi-t298456.html

Kara individual packets of creamed coconut are just like icing and the perfect size for the cocoa cake in a cup recipe.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Spice and fruit combinations this is from a slide show on Serious Eats. I expected it to be better thand this, but here's a few that I thought people might emulate.

I was expecting things more like pairing spices and herbs with fresh, raw or slightly cooked fruit. Like my tip of sprinkling Chinese 5-spice powder on grilled or briefly sauteed peaches or nectarines. Or on raw mango. Or cinnamon on apples sauteed in butter. Or combos like watermelon and basil.

From http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/06/spice-h...tml#show-167792

Peppercorns with Mango: Mangoes are luscious, juicy emblems of summer. They're also one of the few edible carriers of toluene, a chemical in paint thinners that give the fruit a slight turpentine-y flavor. Black peppercorns (and, for bonus points, long pepper berries) turn this chemical quirk to a flavor advantage, emphasizing its harsh bite as a spicy compliment to the fruit's full-bodied sweetness. It's an especially powerful combination in ice cream, savory compotes for meat, and toppings for desserts.

Winter Notes on Summer Impressions: Traditionally wintry herbs pair quite nicely with summer fruits. Thyme and citrus is the most famous combination; try peaches with rosemary or strawberries with sage.

Winter Spices with Cooked Fruit: As often as not, I use winter spices with my baked and roasted fruit, such as star anise, allspice, and nutmeg. For example: a plum cobbler with star anise and ginger.

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Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Pie/tart crust recipe that I thought could easily be adapted using nuts or seeds in place of the rice crispies. Fill with fresh fruit. Use low sugar dark chocolate, of course.

Crispy chocolate pie crust

1/2 Cup butter

1 cup chocolate chips or chopped/grated chocolate

2 1/2 cups rice crispies

Melt butter and chocolate in sauce pan over low heat, double boiler or microwave in brief increments. however you like to do it.

Stir in cereal, nuts or seeds or whatever until evenly coated.

When cool enough to handle, press into lightly buttered pie/tart pans.

Chill for at least 30 minutes before filling.

This recipe will make a crust for a 9-inch pie plate.

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Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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PUMPKIN COCONUT MILK ICE CREAM:

1/2 can (~6oz) of organic canned pumpkin (I personally use less. Unless you like a strong pumpkin flavor, 1/4 - 1/3 can is probably enough)

1 can (~12oz) organic full-fat coconut milk

Pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice (I also added ginger and cloves and added more than a "pinch")

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract - maybe a bit more

2 tsp sugar (I used maple syrup and stevia to sweeten it instead)

1/4 tsp sea salt

4 tbsp almond butter

1oz unsweetened 100% chocolate (chopped up for topping)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients except for almond butter and chocolate together in a bowl. Add to your ice cream maker and begin stirring. Continue occasionally stirring mixture every 30s or so until mixture reaches a firm consistency (about 10min). Remove the mixer and stir in almond butter.

Serve topped with cinnamon and chocolate chunks.

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Clear as long as I stick to Paleo - lots of meats, vegetables, healthy fats, and small amounts of fruit. Supplements: CLO/ fish oil, Mg, vit. D3, vit. E.


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Has anyone seen the "No Pudge" brand of brownie mix? It doesn't have a lot of ingredients listed, no hydrogenated oils, etc., and you can made individual servings with a little yogurt and just pop in the microwave. Probably not a good thing to have around (and it does contain gluten as well as having to add dairy) but it does make a fun treat here and there. :)


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Bliss Balls:

Ingredients:

-Handful of rasins chopped (or any dried fruit)

-Handful of unsweetened coconut flakes

-Tablespoon of honey (or maple syrup, agave.. etc)

-Handful of almond flour (or any wheat free flour)

-Tablespoon of Almond Butter (or any nut butter)

-1 piece grated 85% coco chocolate (or any kind of chocolate/leave out)

-2 tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or almond extract, lemon extract..)

Instructions:

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mash together

Make round balls with hands and then roll in left over coconut flakes

Put in the fridge and enjoy whenever!

These are amazingly good and can be made with lot's of substitutions depending on the flavor you were wanting. Real fruit instead of dried would also taste amazing, as would chopped up nuts or seeds. Omit the chocolate if you are worried about it breaking you out. Cinnamon would be a good substitute because it is anti inflammatory.

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25, female, moderate acne since age 12.

Accutane at least 6 times.
Intolerances: corn & wheat & alcohol.

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'Baklava' made with slices of pears instead of the phylo dough. Also, has reduced honey. I believe baklava is usually drenched in honey. And I would think apples would work just as well. And probably other things.

Oh, and it isn't baked so it doesn't reduce nutrients or harm fats in the nuts.

Recipe: Fresh Pear Baklava

Alleregen info/recipe info
: This recipe contains nuts.

This recipe can vegan/vegetarian if using coconut oil instead of butter.

Ingredients
:
  • 1 pear

  • ~1/4 C. nuts* (a mix of macadamias, almonds, pistachios and walnuts is nice).

  • 1 tsp. coconut oil or butter/ghee

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • a drizzle of raw local honey

  • cinnamon extra, to sift on top

  • optional: yoghurt or home-made vanilla ice cream (to serve)

A few tips on finding healthier nuts and seeds & preparing them
: Nuts and seeds can be made easier to digest to by
or soaking and then drying them in a dehydrator.
. I’ve always found the freshest nuts are at farmers markets, but wherever nuts are solds often (meaning the batch of nuts is not sitting around for months and weeks) can be a good indicator as to how fresh it is. Also if you taste a nut such as a walnut it shouldn’t taste ‘bitter’ this is an indication the fats in the nuts are randcid (they have oxidized).

How to
:

Make the pear ‘pastry’ slices
:

Using a mandolin carefully slice a whole pear length ways to produce a lot of thin pear slices. They will act as the ‘pastry’. Line up the pear ‘pastry’ together and cut the pastry in half so you have two mounds of pastry (i.e. for two serves). Set these aside.

Now make the filling
:

Chop the nuts into very small pieces. In a pan heat the coconut oil/butter/ghee add the nuts, cinnamon, lemon juice and vanilla and cook for a 1 minute or so. Take this off the heat.

Now to arrange the Fresh Pear Baklava
:

Take each slice of pear add a bit of the nut mixture, then another slice of pear on top of that and so on. Do this for both lot of pear slices.

Serve with a bit of left over nut mixture (if there is any) and a drizzle of honey & serve with yoghurt or home-made vanilla ice cream.

From http://healthfoodlover.com/hfl/


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Bliss Balls:

Ingredients:

-Handful of rasins chopped (or any dried fruit)

-Handful of unsweetened coconut flakes

-Tablespoon of honey (or maple syrup, agave.. etc)

-Handful of almond flour (or any wheat free flour)

-Tablespoon of Almond Butter (or any nut butter)

-1 piece grated 85% coco chocolate (or any kind of chocolate/leave out)

-2 tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or almond extract, lemon extract..)

I just made these, more or less. Tons of substitutions and I wasn't so accurate as to use handfuls or tablespoons. I used shredded carrot, dried currants, some of my cooked 'cereal' which today was buckwheat/oat groats/coconut, some cacao nibs, sunflower seeds, ground flax seed and dried coconut in place of the flour. No honey as the ingredients are sweet enough. I've eaten over half of it like cookie dough and cookie dough eating has never been my habit.

I think when you stir in a spoonful of nut butter, whatever you do can't help but be delicious. I bet you can put spinach in them.

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Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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I also just made the coconut carrot macaroons mentioned elsewhere in this thread. They aren't worth the effort and expense, not when you compare them to those just stir handfuls of stuff together no-bake 'bliss balls.' Also, they wouldn't hold together perhaps due to my substitutions of coconut oil and coconut flour. I had to add an egg.

Next time, I'm going to make them less fruity and more chocolatey by making them primarily out of the cooked 'cereal' plus coconut, seeds, nibs, and cocoa powder.

I use almond butter, but I wonder if there's a less flavorful nut or seed butter that could be used to stick things together but that doesn't dominate the flavor? Like if I wanted them to taste like coconut.


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[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

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I use almond butter, but I wonder if there's a less flavorful nut or seed butter that could be used to stick things together but that doesn't dominate the flavor? Like if I wanted them to taste like coconut.

Have you tried macadamia butter? It's rich but yet, mild in flavor. This makes me want to go get some now--haven't used it in a while!!


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Here's a recipe to fill some of the previously posted nut/seed or chocolate based crusts. You might also be able to substitute greek yogurt, goat cheese or other such fermented product or one of those pureed cashew 'cheese' recipes.

Recipe: Blueberry-ricotta tart

Recipe courtesy of Whole Living magazine

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups part-skim ricotta
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 more tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups blueberries

Preparation

Puree part-skim ricotta with 1/4 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon honey. Spread into cooled shell. Stir 2 tablespoons honey gently into blueberries and arrange on top of tart. Chill for 2 hours.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Deep Fried Oreos

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 package of Oreos

    Directions:

  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together the egg, milk, and 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a bowl until smooth. Stir in the pancake mix until no dry lumps remain. Dip the cookies into the batter one at a time, and carefully place into the hot frying oil. Fry only 4 or 5 at a time to avoid overcrowding the deep fryer. Cook until the cookies are golden-brown, about 2 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate before serving.

Enjoy.

Haha! No! I'm just kidding.

My friends were eating deep fried oreos earlier. I ate an apple.

On a more serious note - I really appreciate all of the recipes listed in this thread. I'm going to have try them out biggrin.png.

Edited by InAStateOfDespair

I used to go by InAStateOfDespair.

-Completed 6 months of Accutane.

-Now taking .05 Tazorac


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Coconut & Raw Cacao Pudding

Vegan, Raw-inspired

Add to blender:

1 1/2 cups coconut milk (not "lite")

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup Chia Seed meal (I grind the seeds in my coffee grinder. 1/4 cup seeds is equal to about 1/2 cup meal)

3 tbsp Hemp Seeds

3.5 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder

4 tbsp coconut sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Puree

Refrigerate about 8 hours.

Makes about 3 servings.

Variation: Take the pudding out of the fridge and throw it into the ice cream machine for about 10 minutes—Awesome ice cream! Fruit on top and it's like a banana split :-)


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Primal recipe blog. This link goes straight to the treats

http://beta.primal-palate.com/category/treats-and-cheats/


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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This is an altered recipe for Tim Tams, which I guess is a very popular British thing. It's complicated, but I think just the basic cookie without the chocolate layers and coating sound good. If you do the chocolate layers, use only low sugar high cacao dark chocolate. Skip the milk.

Healthier Tim Tams from healthfoodlover.com

1. Chocolate, almond and date biscuits:

Ingredients:

  • 100g almonds, ground (you could also use the equivalent of coconut flour or a sprouted grain or sprouted almond flour)
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 75g dates, pitted & chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 tbsp. butter/ghee (or coconut oil), chilled
  • 1 egg (or 1 tbsp. chia seeds that have been soaked in 2 tbsp. water. note: this variation will be give the biscuits a bit of a crunchy, chewier texture)
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • butter or coconut oil to grease the tray

    Tools you will need: A square or rectangle tray (I used the back of a square tin), spoons and a knife.

    How to:
    1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees C (320 F) (my oven was fan-forced). Grease your tray with butter or coconut oil.
    2. In a bowl, combine the almonds and cocoa powder. Stir in the the date pieces and add the chilled butter. Using your hands, mix in the butter evening until the mixture resembles crumbs.
    3. Beat the egg and add it to the mixture almond. Stir in the maple syrup.
    4. Spread the mixture onto the tray. When I spread the mixture onto the tray, it had roughly ~1/2 mm thickness. Score the biscuits into an even number of rectangle shapes: the biscuits themselves were around 1.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches length (in a rectangle shape), which made around 16 biscuits (to make 8 whole tim tams- 2 halves for each biscuit) (I had to make them in two batches as they didn’t all fit on the tray). But make as many or as few as you would like.
    5. Bake them in the oven for around 10 minutes or until lightly brown and they look dry and cooked. Remove them off the tray when they are still warm and leave to cool.

    2. Chocolate ganache layer: (please note this seemed to make a bit too much ganache, so you may like to 1/2 this amount).

    Ingredients:

    • 150ml full fat cream (or coconut cream or coconut butter)
    • 50g dark chocolate
    • 50g milk chocolate

      How to:
      1. In a pot heat the cream (or coconut cream or coconut butter) and chocolate on low heat and whisk it until the chocolate is fully dissolved into the cream. Leave to cool then put the ganache in the fridge to chill.
      2. When the ganache is chilled and slightly thickened, take out a whisk or electric mixture and whisk the mixture until it is thick and mousse-like.
      3. In half of the biscuits spread about 1 tsp of the ganache evenly on each biscuit and then put the other biscuit on top.
      4. Put the biscuits in a plate, cover (with an upside down bowl etc.) and leave in the fridge to chill.

      3. Chocolate layer:

      Ingredients:

      [*] 190 dark or milk chocolate, chopped

      How to:

    [*]Place the chocolate in a saucepan, put on low heat and stir to melt the chocolate.

    [*]Now take out the biscuits from the fridge. Dip them in the chocolate to completely cover all sides of the biscuits. Put them back on the plate. Cover all the biscuits with the chocolate. Then place the biscuits on the fridge to set.

    Enjoy!

    If you have any trouble with this recipe, please let me know!

Edited by alternativista

Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Damn, so many different types of ingredients, don't have much money to buy em. I'll just stick to my casual fruit smoothie with nuts and yogurt mix.

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