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Daily Log: Elimination Diet day 3- 7/12/17- (and my attempt at flatbread!)

Yes, I know this is yesterday’s log…posted late! I promised to post my flatbread results last night…oops! I’ll start off by apologizing for posting this late. I wasn’t able to write this post last night. But, I wanted to make sure I had all the photos for the flatbread I prepared yesterday for my family dinner.

As you may or may not know, I posted an article about the world’s oldest flatbread, which included videos showcasing 3 different methods for preparing it. In that article, I expressed my desire to make a whole food, gluten free sweet potato flatbread. I chose to use oat flour. I wanted to try a “rolled” version, like in the first video.  Here’s how I ended up preparing our flatbread.

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes -peeled and steamed
  • approximately 3 cups of freshly ground oat flour – from whole oat groats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. First, I ground enough oat groats to make 3 cups of oat flour. (It took the whole package.)
  2. Next,  I mashed the sweet potatoes in a medium sized bowl. IMG_5368.JPG
  3. I added the salt, and gradually added the oat flour into the mashed sweet potato….IMG_5367.JPG
  4. Until it formed a stiff, rollable, dough. IMG_5362.JPG
  5. The dough was cut into 16, not so even, pieces… 🙂 IMG_5360
  6. I then rolled out each piece between parchment paper. It did stick to the paper, but, I was able to “peel” it off, without harming the flatbread.

     

  7. I next cooked each flatbread on a lightly oiled cast iron griddle, covered with a lid, to speed cooking and ensure the bread cooked through. I knew if I cooked them too long, they would be brittle. (previous experience with gluten free flatbread/tortillas) IMG_5357.JPG
  8. This made 16 pieces of flat bread. Here is the final result:

While I show a “flexible” flat bread above, not all of them were flexible. They tasted fine, however, the oats over powered the sweet potato a bit. They are dense and quite “rustic”. They reminded me more of a soft cracker than bread. They received mixed reviews in my house. My husband and I enjoyed them, while my kids did not. When I make them again. I will attempt to make them like the second video , which was more like pancakes. I believe the rolling method requires too much flour. I’d like to be able to taste the sweet potato a bit more.

I’ll keep you posted on my future attempts.

Now, onto my log.

Each day of the elimination diet gets a bit better. My headache, though present, was slightly less, though the congestion remains. My energy level is also improving, which is wonderful. My head, which had been a bit foggy, is clearer. I’m getting excited. I can’t wait to get to the end of the 21 days. If I’m feeling this good now, what will I feel like then?

Daily calories and water intake:

Food log:

Tamara Hoerner MyNetDiary Summary from 07-12-17 to 07-12-17_Page_1

Exercise: 4,092 steps (goal – 6000 steps)

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About Tamara Hoerner (616 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

4 Comments on Daily Log: Elimination Diet day 3- 7/12/17- (and my attempt at flatbread!)

  1. Always nice to spend some time reading a post on your blog Tamara! Which is one of the reasons I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award 🙂 You can find my post here https://nathalieyogini.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/my-very-first-blogger-recognition-award/
    Congratulations and keep up the good work! xx

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words, but especially for your nomination. I wanted to let you know that I am an award free blog, so I’ll have to turn down the nomination. I’m so sorry. I do appreciate the nomination though. I am honored and it means a lot to me. Thank you again. 🙂 😉

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