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psilliium hull source

I highly recommend Mountain Rose Herbs (mail order out of Eugene Oregon) as a source of high-quality, organic & reasonably prices psyllium hulls and much, much more. I've been ordering from them for several years, always great service & outstanding quality.


Just when I think I know all of the ingredients that are used in low carb recipes, you guys come up with things I've never heard of before like chia seeds and psyllium hulls. I figure you get the psyllium hulls from the Whole Foods store or Netrition. There is no whole foods or health food store anywhere near here. I doubt it, but I'll ask anyway... can I get psyllium hulls at Walmart or my local grocery store? Barring that, is there any ingredient I can substitute for it? Gizmo wants a cracker. :clock: (Sorry, it's the only bird icon I could find.) :D
 

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One thing that made a big difference for mine was using Psyllium Powder instead of Psyllium Hulls. It really soaked up the full 2 cups of water well and baked up nice and crispy in about 45 min per side, give or take a bit depending on how thick I make them.

Lunch a couple of days ago was 2 crackers with an oz of cream cheese divided over the two sprinkled with a bit of erythritol and lots of cinnamon. Yummers!
 

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Just when I thought I have finished cooking & baking for life and will either eat out or do 'heat & eat' from our great Woolworth stores, I have to do this now for my special needs. Not funny.
Same here. It's a bummer! After a year and a half, I'm resolved to this way of life. But I came to it kicking and screaming, so to speak.

I will have to say, though, that it's all worth it. I don't know anyone else who eats as well as we do.
 

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Same here. It's a bummer! After a year and a half, I'm resolved to this way of life. But I came to it kicking and screaming, so to speak.

I will have to say, though, that it's all worth it. I don't know anyone else who eats as well as we do.
VeeJay, you're right. I guess it has its good moments. Ive lost a few kg and need to lose 3-4 more to get my ideal weight, so for that too I am pleased. Havent really given up on the 'kicking & screaming bit, but it is getting better especially after I got the crackers right. At least now I have something for my cheeses and love it with peanut butter. I had two crackers for dinner, too lazy to cook. we have a public holiday today, so Im out to lunch & a spa treat. Its women's day in honor of the women who marched/protested against the pass laws in 1956. So women here treat themselves on this day:D
 

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No bugs!

lol yes...bugs like the stuff too...I use it in rissoles/meatballs and anything really that you use breadcrumbs on/in...I make pancakes from it and add shrimp and chinese veg...or cinnamon and splenda etc...I love the stuff coz its no carbbbbbb
A little tip my mother gave me was to put all my flours, mixes, etc. in the freezer overnight. This kills any bugs/unhatched eggs. I leave everything in its original packaging, wrap in a plastic shopping bag, just to make sure moisture doesn't penatrate it, then remove the next day. I have kept certain items over a year and never had any problems with those pesky critters!
 

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Sesame Prices

Wow ya'll have got me in a pure sweat. I just ordered everything except sesame seed. Hopefully you can get them at Walmart.

bugg;)a Georgia cracker
I was purchasing my sesame seeds at walmart in the spice section and paying $3.69 for 1/2 oz. for the name brand (McC). Realized recently at the asian market-if you have one nearby, I purchased 1 pound for $3.99. I nearly fainted thinking of all the money I could have been saving! Hope this helps some of you out.
 
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These crackers sound like diabetic manna!!! As soon as I can get some psyllium husks I am going to make some!! (I have everything else!).

Gretchen
 

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Just when I think I know all of the ingredients that are used in low carb recipes, you guys come up with things I've never heard of before like chia seeds and psyllium hulls. I figure you get the psyllium hulls from the Whole Foods store or Netrition. There is no whole foods or health food store anywhere near here. I doubt it, but I'll ask anyway... can I get psyllium hulls at Walmart or my local grocery store? Barring that, is there any ingredient I can substitute for it? Gizmo wants a cracker. :clock: (Sorry, it's the only bird icon I could find.) :D
you can buy this kind of fiber in drug stores under the stomach remedies section ;)
 

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i learned to use a dough scraper and they are better than ever...not a lot thicker than the seeds are and so good! They make good dippers for guacamole, etc.
What does a dough scraper look like and where did you get one? That sounds awesome. I need to find a good substitute for dipping in my guacamole and salsa/sour cream mixtures. I get tired of always using veggies, and even a small handful of tortilla's will cause a rises in my bg's.

I think I might know what you are talking about, but please explain how you use it for the crackers. Thanks!
 
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All of mine look like this, because they're essentially freebies from KAF. Google the term 'bench knife' and you'll prob'ly find more examples.

(understand that this picture shows the scraper plunged into a pile of dough . . . ;))
 

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I think I actually have one of these :p Never knew what it was for!!!! I'm not much of a baker, and what I usually made was from a box, so some of these things are new to me (even though they've been around forever).

I will have to try and find mine because that sounds awesome to make the crackers that thin.
 

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I used the psyllium powder and accidently left out one cup of the water and rolled them up between two sheets of parchment paper. Baked in half the time and came out perfectly. It wasn't until I copied the recipe for someone else that I realized I had only used one cup of water.:eek:
 

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A good friend of mine told me that she'd seen sesame seeds at Family Dollar for far cheaper than those in the grocery store and we bought all they had for $1 apiece per bottle. I have them stored in my extra fridge right now.
 
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