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Does this really exist???
« on: December 07, 2012, 04:25:10 PM »
Hi,

Ok so I am going to my brothers next weekend and have been challenged with finding just the right receipe for cake, or cookies or something sweet. NO easy since his family has several eating restrictions they are on right now.

I need something gluten free, sugar free, diary free. I'll take diary free and sugar free if gluten can't be done, but it has to taste good. the stuff they have found so far sucks..

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Re: Does this really exist???
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 04:54:18 PM »
Are artifical sweeteners an option or are those out too? If they can be used, I might have a suggestion for you.

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 05:00:55 PM »
Try the website "The Foodie and the Family". They are paleo and she likes to create recipes. I've had some really tasty stuff off there (but substituting dairy where possible because we aren't dairy-free).

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 05:47:33 PM »
In the past I've made coconut macaroons with maize cornflour instead of flour for a coeliac friend, and they were a huge hit.  It wouldn't be too hard to substitute Splenda or something for the sugar as well.

Splenda works to a point in meringue and pavlova recipes - slight change to the texture and colour of the end product.  Finding something to dress a pav would be the problem with the dairy free.

I make a sugar and dairy free fruit cake (yes, I know, the dreaded fruit cake, but they're popular here) every year, it should be possible to substitute gluten free flour for the cake.  There may be texture changes, but the original cake is more like a dense slice than cake anyway.  Soak 2lb mixed fruit in 2 cups apple juice overnight, fold in 2 cups flour and 1tsp mixed spice, bake in lined tin in a moderate oven ~2 hours or till cooked through.

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 05:57:22 PM »
Something meringue-based, if they can have artificial sweeteners.

Such as, peppermint meringues: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/11/peppermint-meringues.html

Is fresh fruit a problem? If not, I would do a tart. A nut-based shell, fresh fruit tossed with lime juice and mint (and honey, if honey is acceptable), topped with whipped coconut milk.

Shell recipe:
1 1/2 cups (190 grams) Blanched Almond Meal
1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 cup (48 grams) Sunflower or Canola Oil
1 tablespoon Water

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. In a bowl whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon spice. Break apart any lumps. Add the oil and water, combine with a spoon. Put the dough on a work surface. Knead the dough until well combined with your hands. Press dough into a 9 inch tart pan. Be sure to press it all the way up the sides and evenly throughout the pan. Put tart on a baking sheet and bake it for 15-20 minutes. Take it out of the oven and let the crust cool a bit.

Taken from this recipe: http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2012/07/01/very-cherry-tart-with-almond-crust-recipe/

Whipped coconut milk: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/08/30/coconut-whipped-cream-a-step-by-step-photo-tutorial


Most of the following recipes use honey or liquid sugar substitute, such as: http://us.monin.com/product.php?id=109

Mint chocolate truffles: http://paleoinpdx.com/2012/12/03/cocoa-mint-holiday-truffles/

Chocolate mousse: http://vegan-magic.blogspot.com/2012/09/chocolate-mousse-no-added-sugar.html

Bacon chocolate chip cookies: http://urbanposer.blogspot.com/2012/08/pudgy-bacon-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

Dark chocolate almond butter bites: http://beta.primal-palate.com/recipe/dark-chocolate-almond-butter-bites/

Peppermint patties: http://marinasprimalcooking.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/homemade-peppermint-patties/

Triple chocolate truffles: http://paleomg.com/triple-chocolate-truffles-nut-free/

Dark chocolate cookies: http://fastpaleo.com/dark-chocolate-avocado-cookies/

You might want to search "dairy free paleo". I'm pretty sure that paleo, by definition, is GF and (possibly) sugar free. Here is a Pinterest Paleo dessert board: http://pinterest.com/mrsvandalsem/primal-paleo-desserts/
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 07:10:21 PM »
For a sweetener try using stevia instead. It's way better tasting than the other sweeteners out there and you can buy a bag of it made to be "cup for cup" the same as sugar re: measuring. You don't have to worry about conversions, and the flavor is really good. I use it in everything (that requires sugar).

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 09:57:54 PM »
I would semi-give up and buy some fruit and whipping cream and nuts and honey and chocolate and frozen soy desert and a few other things that are individually dairy free or gluten free or sugar free.

Then I'd put it all on a platter or individual plates and let people assemble their own plates of yumminess.


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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 10:22:02 PM »
Are the restrictions all for one person, or are they split up? If they're split up, I would buy 3 trays and make 3 of the same kind of cookie- subbing out the restriction in each one, and then food-dye or ice them a different colour to make sure there is no mix-up.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2012, 05:56:51 AM »
If they are OK with alcohol in cooking, then poached pears are nice. Use firm, even under-ripe pears. Peel off the skin, but keep the stalk on, and keep them whole. Place them upright in a pan of red wine, and add mulled wine spices to taste. You can put a bit of sugar or substitute in as well if you want, but don't have to. Simmer the pears until cooked, and take them out. Reduce the remaining red wine liquid to a syrup to serve.
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Re: Does this really exist???
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 07:00:46 AM »
are any type of sweeteners allowed - honey, artificial etc?

are there any nut allergies?

could it be candy-like ideas, like rice crispie clusters?

Hi,

Ok so I am going to my brothers next weekend and have been challenged with finding just the right receipe for cake, or cookies or something sweet. NO easy since his family has several eating restrictions they are on right now.

I need something gluten free, sugar free, diary free. I'll take diary free and sugar free if gluten can't be done, but it has to taste good. the stuff they have found so far sucks..

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 10:23:32 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/  this website is very helpful- you can search by various categories and can really narrow it down. They have categories for gluten free etc.
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 04:10:46 AM »
Gluten free, dairy free and sugar free food is found a lot on bodybuilding forums. Those guys follow a hardcore diet! I've made a lot of stuff with eggs, protein powder and sweeteners. Using protein powder and egg gives the treat some shape.

This bar, called "the Jake Cake" is protein fudge. It tastes pretty good if I say so myself. You need vanilla protein powder, and you would need to use vegan cream cheese replacement.
https://sites.google.com/site/thejakecake/

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Re: Does this really exist???
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 11:08:07 AM »
Gluten free, dairy free and sugar free food is found a lot on bodybuilding forums. Those guys follow a hardcore diet! I've made a lot of stuff with eggs, protein powder and sweeteners. Using protein powder and egg gives the treat some shape.

This bar, called "the Jake Cake" is protein fudge. It tastes pretty good if I say so myself. You need vanilla protein powder, and you would need to use vegan cream cheese replacement.
https://sites.google.com/site/thejakecake/

You said cream cheese but the recipe calls for ricotta. I think my DH (primal) would love those bars! Do you know which kind of cheese works best? Also, I could get cashew butter but I've already got some almond, do you think that would work?

I'm not the OP but thanks for sharing!  :)

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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2012, 05:49:29 PM »
Um... how about the totally classic and beloved: jello?  You can do it in fancy glasses in layers of colors/flavors, you can mix fruit into it, you can do it in a mold, you can mix sugar free Cool Whip into it, etc. There's always room [on the menu] for J-E-L-L-O  :D

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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2012, 08:47:16 PM »
Ohhh we used to make citrus-slice jello shooters- you could leave the alcohol out?

Like these:

http://quick-dish.tablespoon.com/files/2011/05/2011-05-rainbow-gelatin-orange-wedges-upclose-500.jpg
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