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Old 01-27-2013, 19:11   #1
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How many people use it? I went to maybe get it, just thinking about building a diverse amount of foods so I do not get bored which will make me cheat and not help me stay on track but really, $10 for 1/2 pound? Is that what others see or am I just shopping in the wrong store?

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You're definitely shopping in the wrong place, Mike! You may not want to start out buying 5# at a time as I do, but Honeyville sells a 5# bag for $32. It keeps fine in the fridge.

If you have a good food processor, you can make your own by grinding up almonds - just be careful to not grind too long or you'll end up with almond butter.




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Thank you, I was in sticker shock, I need to find better paces then with a better selection and choices I guess, checked a couple close by and were the same, the search is on. Thank you so much.

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thats why I did not buy it. Bobs red mill has it but it still is $$$$$. friend said she got it lower $ at Trader Joes.

I bought coconut flour & flaxseed flour not that I use it much lol

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Because I live so far out in the rural areas of the Ozarks where many of these specialty items aren't available locally, I do most of my shopping online. I always check Amazon first, because they offer free shipping on many things. If I can't get it shipped free from Amazon, I go to places like Netrition where they have flat rate shipping and charge only $4.99 even if you order a TON of stuff! And if you don't mind keeping an eye on 'em, online vendors often have good sales too.

Do I ever wish there was a Trader Joe's around here!




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I wish we had a Trader Joe's here too!! The closest one is in Spokane, WA a good 225 miles away. Thank goodness for netrition.com/Amazon/Honeyville online!! There are a couple local places, but so pricey!!

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I like Honeyville almond flour because it bakes a bit fluffier. It's brilliant for pancakes, and I find muffins with it are lighter. Made cookies with it once, but they were a bit cakey so I went back to Bob's or Trader Joe's for those.

These days I'm doing almost zero baking to help my carb counts (portion control issues w/ baking) ... but keep the almond meal/flour in the freezer.

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Speaking of almond flour, I tried Marty's mixture of equal parts AF and Wheat Protein Isolate with salt, pepper and seasonings to coat some Tilapia filets for frying. It was outstanding!!! I'm doing some cod tonight!

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Good news for Canadian friends: you can order it directly from JK here:
GRAIN-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE - WELCOME TO JK GOURMET | GRAIN-FREE JK GOURMET

They produce a really nice fine flour that has made a huge difference in my baking. I just made a lemon poppyseed cake and a banana loaf that everyone adored!

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I use it alot, not so much for eating baked goods but for supplementing main meals. Its great with WPI for frying fish, chicken, crab cakes etc. I made fried chinese dumplings last night with almond flour, WPI & Resistant corn starch. Also use it to make thin biscuits to hold hot dogs, burgers, sausage etc. I use it to make my own tortillas and pizza crust etc. I dont really eat bread or biscuits for the sake of eating them, I make stuff to hold the other stuff I am eating (crust, bun, fried coating etc)

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