Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Grain 'n' Sugar Free: Information and Recipe Blogs

I have been busy since we started Grain 'n' Sugar free in collecting links to great sites of grain free/sugar free recipe sites. Some of these are complete grain free, some are gluten free and most can be adapted to sugar free.

Below are the notes I have made to myself as I typed them in so really it may contain doubles of some sites and some added bits and pieces for my own information

Ok in my research Gluten free blogs are so different to grain free.
Grain free use almond flour coconut flour that you ahve to add.
Gluten free recipes tend to have rice four and other products and often have a pre packaged mix to start from. Pre packed is easier for people but just dosen't work for grain  free, not sure how they taste either., I have heard that they are not as nice.

We are in the process of changing some of what we have done over the past three weeks and I know I still have much to share on this topic but for now here is my list for your own benefit. I hope you may see some old and favourite sites but perhaps some new ones as well.

Oh and if you know a great site or book please give me a heads up in the comments section.

Below are specific sites as well as individual recipes I thought looked interesting.

What is a grain Free Diet
Grain Free Living Home and List of Grains and non grain foods
Wheat free and gluten free flours
Grain Free Recipies
Wellness Mama
Wellness 101
Elana's Pantry her Gluten Free Recipes and one Week Menu Plan and Pancakes
Healthy Pursuit Recipes - again lots here
The Nourishing Home recipies- face book only , very good list though
Scandie Food Recipies- lots here
Roost Blog -
Gluten Free on a Shoestring -recipes
 recipes from Nom Nom Paleo
The Nourishing Apron
Redeeming the Table - recipes (not all gluten or grain free, but adaptable I think)
Simply sugar and gluten Free
Staceys Paleo Kitchen
Primal Palete Recipes
Nourished and Nurtured Recipes 
Milk for the Morning Cake
A Baking Life- gluten free... interesting recipes
Grain Free Baking Powder
Cheese Slave Recipes
Coconut Flour Recipes
Paleo blogs with recipes
Raisin Bread
Seven Salad Dressings
Mayonnaise  recipe
Condiments - all types of sauces etc
Bread recipe
tomatoe sauce
Baking Powder recipe 
Great Soup recipie

List of Grain free quick Ideas for Breakfast- very good
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Food Renegarde - Recipies Angela
Erin grain free
The Spunky Coconut - grain free
Ideas for Stir Fries
Fronteir Dreams  -vegetarian and dairy free i love Nicole's Honey Strawberry Jam
Couple of recipes- egg cups and pumpkin muffins
grain free granola
Linda Wagner Recipe's
The Healthy Beehive recipes
Paleo Dish 
Amongst Lovely Things - Gluten Free
Knights and Maidens Gluten Free Dairy Free  Food allergies  Recipes   Health
Five Brothers one sister Gluten Free
Naturally Knocked Up-recipes, not all wheat free
Tomato sauce 2
Chai Booster.....she calls it pixie powder, I love that

Not quite Nigella mayonnaisee- the best homemade mayonnaise

Fruity Coconut flour muffins (face book page only)
Caramel Apple Donuts- look very scrumptous
Milk for the Morning Cake Blog- grain free recipes (Mostly I think, at least gluten free)
Chocolate Grain Free cupcakes
Hazelnut Pan Bread
Grain Free Apple Pancake Cobbler 
Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding
Lemon Cranberry Muffins
Primal Muffins
Grain Free Muffins
Paleo Muffins
Ginger Spice Muffin Tops
sugar Free Breakfast Muffins
Grain Free Apple Crisp Muffins
Carrot Banana Muffins 
Grain Free Mud slide Chocolate Cookies
Grain Free Almond bread
Hazelnut Pan bread
Breakfast list- Stacys paleo Kitchen

Apple Crisp
Grain free Chocolate Cupcakes
Honeyed Orange Breakfast Quinoa
Crunchy Apple Buckwheat Cake

Custard Powder Information
Custard powder substitute
How to replace custard powder

Grain free corn free baking powder recipe

Stevia Information
Stevia conversion Chart
Agave Nectar
sweeteners information

Egg Frittata
Pie Crust
2 week Paleao Meal Plan

Canola Oil Info- not good
Chicken Stock
Sugar and effects on Brain information - one source
Grain Free Life- Keep It Simple Ideas and Information
Improve the Budget More- tips and Ideas

Arrowroot acts as a thickener in the same way you would cornflour. Use it to thicken sauces. Also add up to ¼ cup to your recipe to soften and lighten the texture if and to increase the effectiveness of the raising agent if you're using one (such as baking powder, yeast or baking soda). Make up to half of your flour mixture with arrowroot or potato flour if you're baking a bread.

 Honey Information - I will be substituting honey for Agave nectar One note - the paler and more transparent the honey, the more neutral the flavor. If you are seeking a sweetener that doesn't impart flavor, avoid heavy, dark colored honeys. If you are looking to flavor the product with a honey taste, use the darker honeys. I don't know how flavorful agave is, but I tend toward the milder honeys for light colored baked goods, and darker honeys for darker, more heavily spiced baked goods. Frozen chips- Black and Gold - Non-Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
 and Sodium Acid Polyphosphate 

Kendra uses coconut sugar in cookies and for cakes and muffins honey ( half the sugar content)  but for every cup honey   + 1 tsp baking soda
1/4 1/2 tsp stevia  + tbs honey 

Blessings to you and your homes,


Cinnamon said...

I have been waiting for your grain free post. I'm so glad you got it all down. I cannot wait to check out the sites you have listed.


Gae said...

Dear Cinnamon,
I am glad you have seen this one. These are the previous ones I wrote you many not have seen
My Menu Plan one -
and the initial reasons why
I was going to email you to let you know I had finally done them ☺. I hope you enjoy reading them too
God Bless

Vicky said...

Hi! This is great, a fabulous resource! I thought I would also let you know about my blog

All the recipes are vegetarian and gluten-free. The majority are grain-free and suitable for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Most of the recipes are sugar-free, substituting honey instead of sugar (just a couple of recipes use unrefined sugar).

Unknown said...

Great post! I am also glad to see that you posted about how Agave Nectar isn't a good natural sweetner. At first, I was thinking you were posting that it was good. Keep up the great work Gae and I will look more into your list and see if I can add anything to it for you.
Rebecca F.

Kim @ Transitus Tiber said...

Thanks for the info about the honey ... I've had dark honey in my tea but it never tasted right. Now I see I need light honey!

maria said...

Oh Gae...thank you for this. As you know, I am Grain free and Starch free, so using any kind of rice, potato or Quinoa is just not possible for me.

Thank you for all those very helpful links.

In His Love,


Gae said...

Dear Maria,
I am glad that you like the links. I actually found a couple more I will add.
We still are using potato as we just can't et by without it, financially. I am still struggling to find exercise time though :)

Gae said...

Dear Kim,
We have been really enjoying clover honey, quite sweet and you don't need much at all. the kids love it in tea, although I have some of them having stevia now as well

Gae said...

Dear Rebecca,
I look forward to anything you could add thank you.
I love honey and have enjoyed using it too. I also don't want to add too many new things that also add to cost either

Anonymous said...


Thank you so much for sharing all these links! I am going to bookmark many of them.



Trish said...

Thank you for these helpful links, Gae.
You are a blessing!
Trish xox

Carol said...

The blogger (karen Joy) at has posted 52 recipes for gluten-free and casein (milk protein) free foods.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this expansive list of grain free, gluten free, and sugar free sites. I just want to share a new discovery I made. Have any of you heard of Natvia? That's what I use as a sugar alternative. It's made from Stevia but unlike all other Stevia-made products, it doesn't have a bitter aftertaste. It mixes really well with any recipe. You might want to try it sometime.

Nutrition Articles said...

This gluten free recipe has got a lot of demand and you have done a good job to post it here !!


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