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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 (1145 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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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