Monthly Archives: September 2014

Gluten Free Almond Flour Bread

This recipe is taken from (but the bread in the photo is mine – feeling proud, I am not much of a baker usually!)

Gluten Free Herby Almond Bread


Hands on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes about 10 slices

Use organic ingredients whenever possible

Dry ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups blanched almond flour*
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine texture sea salt (such as Real Salt)

Wet ingredients

  • 5 eggs** (4 if they are large)
  • 1.5 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Fresh herbs (optional and recommended)

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped

Recipe: Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a food processor, combine the dry ingredients and pulse them until well combined, about 10 pulses. Add the wet ingredients and mix until well combined, about 20 seconds. Scrape down the edges and add herbs. Pulse another 5 or 6 times to mix the herbs into the dough without puréeing them. The dough will be like a very thick batter but should be thin enough that it wouldn’t roll into a ball. Pour dough into a greased 9×5 bread pan; there will be enough to fill the pan about halfway up. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes before serving.

Note: I tried to double this recipe to fill the pan all the way up but couldn’t get it to cook through. So, we’re filling the pan halfway on purpose.

*Instead of using 2 1/4 cups blanched almond flour, you can use 2 cups blanched almond flour plus 2 tablespoons coconut flour. I actually prefer this way, but I know that coconut flour can be more difficult to come by so I wanted to give you an option without it.

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Low Fat or Low Carb Diets? Which is best for weight loss?

All diets work (at least initially!) or for as long as you can keep them up. This research compares low carbohydrate diets to a low fat ones and both strategies produce weight loss. You need to find what works for you and what you can maintain.
From a nutritional point of view, I believe that fat is an important element of your diet, it keeps your cells healthy and your body needs it. Fats found in nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and oily fish are essential to a healthy diet and an element of saturated fats from organic animal products and coconut oil are also beneficial to long term health, they do not cause cardiovascular disease as has been believed for many years. There is no direct need to consume large amounts of grains, sugar or starchy foods. These types of carbohydrates (all turned to glucose by the body) can be obtained from much healthier sources such as vegetables and fruit.