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Our in home trainer suggested "alternative" butters rather than using peanut butter....such as almond, sesame/tahini and even suggested a very tiny amount to be used as a training tool/positive reinforcer. Tahini is a staple in the middle East and also Greece.

I make my own hummus from scratch and it is very yummy

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Sunbutter is really good too, made from sunflower seeds, I think its the most like peanut butter, and is kind of salty/sweet.

I make my own hummus too, so delicious! I have been adding roasted red pepper to mine lately
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Did you order any of the other butters? Looks good and you are right the Joyva is horrible. I am interested in the diet you are on. Can you share? I am not on organic but getting there and I know it is difficult to eliminate wheat/gluten... Thanks I am going to order the tahini...
I do have some Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) and I do want to try the Almond butter, but I haven't yet. The one on that website is pretty expensive compared to the others ones..if you try it, let me know how it is!

I have been allergic to wheat and chicken for a few years, but I do think the gluten is causing me problems, really...I think the gluten causes many people many problems, because..basically...it is glue! And glue that can linger in your system and prevent the absorbing of vitamins and nutrients, which I'm severely anemic and wayyy low on many of the vitamins levels I was tested on earlier this year.

Has it made me feel better? Yes, I am starting to see that my sinuses are clearer and my eyes don't bother me as much, I've had less stomach aches than usual.

It is hard eliminating gluten..that crap is in so much of what we eat, and its only really here in America, other countries don't use as much gluten as we do.

Meghan (Lilymylove) has been a huge help to me and recommended many wonderful things, and a few other friends who are gluten intolerant.

One of my favorite gluten free foods are these:




The Glutino pretzels~ (and I do buy all of my snacks on amazon, cheaper and easier to find ) They taste like butter and I have to hide them from my family or they will gobble them up as we all agree they are much better than regular gluten/wheat pretzels. And I was never a pretzel eater before hand but I'm addicted now! These rice chips are yummy too:




The sea salt and Sesame Seaweed are really good (not sure how to describe the seaweed, but it taste like a dorito to me, but better)

I have been eating hummus just about everyday for lunch. 2 more bottles of tahini came in yesterday (I am trying to perfect my recipe, so I'm searching out the best tasting tahini)..

Flynn, I ordered these chemical/additive free garbanzo beans:




Eden Organics

I think I bought the last case of garbanzo on Amazon last week for $16.71, I wouldn't pay $30 or whatever that other seller wants for them, but if you see them somewhere, try them! I just have to add a bit more sea salt to my hummus.

Meghan, Roasted red pepper sounds yum! I have been adding handfuls of cilantro and cumin, maybe I will try the red pepper today.....I was planning on roasting the garlic for this batch. How long does it take for garlic to roast? I over cooked it last week when I made the butternut squash/pear soup. I roasted it with the squash and onion and it came out like a rock!! , so I'm guessing...maybe 10-15 minutes? oh vey!

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I saw someone on TV roast some garlic along with her other veggies and she left it in the peel. I usually wrap a whole head of garlic in foil drizzled with a little olive oil and roast in my toaster oven.

I would love to get some tahini - haven't seen that since we left CA 25 yrs. ago. Not like to find it in small town Georgia! Maybe I can make my own?

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You have to make your own Its better tasting that way, (I think!) I used to throw tubs of it in my cart from Trader Joe's until I realized it was mostly chemicals and preservatives and little food/nutrition.

My DH finds it odd that I like the Middle Eastern foods/flavors, since I'm a born and bred Texan...I am supposed to be a steak and potato gal...lol
Well, I AM a potato gal, I eat lots of those.

I've been buying those bags of 'heirloom' potatos, the minis mixed with red, white, purple and other baby potatos and cooking those in my crock pot and eating on them ...SO yummy (that's what I did today )

But, I did throw a pizza in the oven for my DH, potatos and hummus ain't cutting it for him..

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This Tohum sesame tahini is the best I have ever tasted. unlike a lot of tahini's it is a golden brown not pale and it really tastes great. I ate it so much I became allergic though. but it has been a few years so maybe I will try it in small doses.

A friend of mine told me a trick about tahini. it will mix with water, she was talking for salad dressings-- but I tried it in this butter and mixed it in, just a little bit-- but what it did is it got it to stay together and not separate from the oil.

I loved it on rice noodles... rice cakes...celery... or just from the jar.

http://www.southrivermiso.com/store/...me-Tahini.html




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Kathie, you'd probably fair better buying it online..I imagine it would be hard to make? IDk.. If you try, let us know!! and thanks for the tip on the garlic in the toaster oven, that makes more sense.

Missy, thanks for the rec. the fire-roasting sounds divine, roasted foods are just so...yummy. and it probably is a lot different since its cooked.

I have since tried a few other tahini's, I am learning that the chickpeas also make a difference with the hummus. The eden organic isn't as soft as the others, probably because of the no salt factor..

I've been using sea salt lately, instead...tastes better, I think. Better for you, or so they say..who knows anymore these days!!

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Kara, you can buy dried chickpeas and cook them yourself - that way you can control the softness and the type and amount of salt - cheaper, too!

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I love cooking beans from dry, although, I always forget to soak them overnight when I want to have them the next day, lol

I actually cook the Eden organic canned ones before I make tahini, because I like them softer, which is cool, because I can also cook/soften the garlic if I don't roast it. I prefer cooked garlic, totally.

Which reminds me....I should go put some pinto beans on to soak for tomorrow!!

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