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I thought I would start a new thread to post the foods in the grocery store that are now free of high fructose corn syrup. If anybody knows of others, please post!

So far I have......:

Kashi cereal
Kashi granola bars
Log cabin syrup (original flavor - they just took it out, so check the label)
Nature Valley granola bars (they just took it out, so check the label)
organic Heinz ketchup (regular still has HFCS)

I like this trend and hope it continues.
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Thanks Sarafina!

Any Ideas As To What What Have They Substituted In It's Stead?
regular sugars, real maple syrup, maybe corn syrup (that is not high fructose).

Really read the labels. Even so called organic food and natural labeled food have hidden items that contain allergens, glutamates, soy, etc.

I have to watch for gravy mixes, gluten-free mixes (soy, milk, milk cultures) weird stuff. Can't do soy sauce anymore, and there is hidden MSG in lots of things.

HFCS is an addictive substance. My daughter would, if she could, drink an entire liter of ketchup when we had HFCS ketchup. We switched to non-HFCS Heinz and she didn't like it. It was the HFCS!

I would be wary of herbal sweeteners too. Too much stevia may not be such a good thing. Agave Nectar is a recommended sweetener, raw honey, cane sugar...I would much rather use cane sugar than anything else.

try www.budget101.com to get recipes to make your own mixes. You know exactly what is in them and its without all the junk you don't want. And cheap too!

I have been making my own buttermilk and its FAR better than the fake "buttermilk" you can buy in the store. Commercial buttermilk isn't really buttermilk. Its cultured, but it ain't the byproduct of making butter. I said to my husband point blank - what are they doing with all that real butter milk then?

When I made fried chicken using gluten free breading and my own buttermilk (I made butter using organic cream) my son's digestion was fine. Last night I resorted to fake buttermilk and had to fry 'em in Crisco. Yep, barfed up the whole thing.

Back to coconut oil, lard, and real dairy foods for us.

Made my first pizza crust using gluten free crust today, so I wonder how that will go over!
Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail is available without HFCS. Read the label because some of that brand still does have HFCS.
Quote:Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail is available without HFCS. Read the label because some of that brand still does have HFCS.


and some of it has sacharine in it too.

they sneak all the poisons in on us in the most frightful ways.

I like fake buttermilk-because it has that thickened texture-are you talking about the byproduct stuff from when you shake cream til it is butter?
Quote:I have been making my own buttermilk and its FAR better than the fake "buttermilk" you can buy in the store.

How do you make your own buttermilk? Sounds interesting!
The local Coop here uses some kind of fruit concentrate juice
to sweeten their apple pies.
Though I am beginning to suspect that the younger girls working in the bakery
are just plain ditzy, dyslexic and inept in assignments to bake certain allotments of pies,
{because when I get food that I know comes from the two main bakers it is always good},
the apple pies sometimes are soaked in this fruit concentrate juice or syrup
and way too sweet many times.
So I had one of the good bakers special order me an apple pie
with less than half their fruit concentrate, and it was great, full of apples and it is tasty food,
not sweet sweet syrup oozing from the pie.
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Kashi cereal
Great stuff; been eating it for years ... <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/cheers.gif" alt="Cheers" title="cheers" />
Just a reminder: never feed honey to infants.
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Y'all probably know that already, but I was just now reading fsbirdhouse's granddaughter thread and remembered that.
I have to pick up my kids in a moment so sorry for the post and run...

I take organic heavy cream (not whipping) and put it in a food processor and process until the liquid starts to fly off the butter.

I take the solids out, and put in a strainer to drain a bit.

I then take a wooden spoon and press out liquid until there is no liquid coming out of the butter. I then rinse the butter and put on wax paper and mold it in a cylinder shape and stick in the fridge. I put the liquid in another container and stick in the fridge.

For thicker "buttermilk" you can purchase buttermilk culture and add it to whole milk and let sit (like yogurt) to ripen a bit. A recipe is in "Nourishing Traditions" a book I highly recommend.

Butter tastes good. I do add a smidgen of salt to the butter solids before rolling it into a cylinder though. And wonder of wonders, when I use it to cook like eggs, not a lot of milkfat comes out, unlike commercial butter. It clarifies more quickly, which is more tolerable for my son.

Its easy and FAST!
Quote:I have to pick up my kids in a moment so sorry for the post and run...

I take organic heavy cream (not whipping) and put it in a food processor and process until the liquid starts to fly off the butter.

I take the solids out, and put in a strainer to drain a bit.

I then take a wooden spoon and press out liquid until there is no liquid coming out of the butter. I then rinse the butter and put on wax paper and mold it in a cylinder shape and stick in the fridge. I put the liquid in another container and stick in the fridge.

For thicker "buttermilk" you can purchase buttermilk culture and add it to whole milk and let sit (like yogurt) to ripen a bit. A recipe is in "Nourishing Traditions" a book I highly recommend.

Butter tastes good. I do add a smidgen of salt to the butter solids before rolling it into a cylinder though. And wonder of wonders, when I use it to cook like eggs, not a lot of milkfat comes out, unlike commercial butter. It clarifies more quickly, which is more tolerable for my son.

Its easy and FAST!


thanks! I would have never ever thought to use a food processor for that! I remember drinking real buttermilk before. I think they use it for dry ingredients somehow. There's buttermilk powder for sale I've always wanted to try.

In the home food storage department I saw and bought a big can of dried butter. Add water or sprinkle on veggies as a dry mix. About 12 or 14 dollars for a big can of it. bigger than a coffee can of it.
Update on my son's diet:

Friday and Saturday he was mostly off gluten and casein; he had a hamburger bun and then did an impulsive thing - he went outside of a restaurant we were at where there were some pretty rowdy people were previously - didn't tell us that he went outside. He was pretty frisky. This after having a very focused time playing with the pool table and hitting balls into the pockets - he was unusually focused and quiet. (His diet had pancakes with flour in it and a hamburger bun).

My DH just scared the shit out of him (good) because we weren't too sure if anyone of those ickies were still hanging around outside. One guy got so drunk he was taking his clothes off and had to be apprehended by the bartender and owner of the tavern. They were already drinking when they arrived - there was a beer tasting in the area.

So my son got very upset and immediately blamed the gluten. He cried "I'll never eat gluten again!" over and over. I think he could really feel the difference between being on the diet and being off.

So yesterday and today, he again was totally gluten free and mostly casein free. Yesterday he watched several hours of documentaries on the National Geographic channel (Egypt!) and then watched a movie on my computer. He was very calm, no running around, nothing impulsive, spoke clearly and seemed very happy. He ate his first egg yesterday.

Today he had another egg for breakfast, had gluten free pizza for lunch along with other free foods. I think I'll make him a hot dog tonight and have him try some rice and pureed cooked squash.

So I have found a profound improvement with my son's behavior and attitude just in two days. His face is kind of breaking out and I expect him to detox a bit over this period - but I will have to work really hard to come up with some gluten free choices for him to eat because we will be on the road in two weeks and that is almost impossible!

Eek! But a good eek. I'm glad I think he has finally got some skin in the game.
I worked for a lady who had to be gluten free-we did a lot of rice and oat products. Rice milk etc. There is so much and so many kinds of wheat products in everything that it has got to be really hard for you to just 'grab a bite' anywhere-how bout the Atkins Diet recipes? I used to have his book somewhere.
don't feed honey to kids?
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Quote:I worked for a lady who had to be gluten free-we did a lot of rice and oat products.

I am hooked on Organic Kamut pancakes.
I stuff them full of blueberries I have picked in the mountains.
Soon I will try apple bits,
and then applesauce when the berries run out.
Also good on them when the berries are sweetening the pancakes
is Hazelnut butter..
I drippy drippy it on in long thin lines from the jar...
yummy
God I have the munchies tonite...it's bad...
the banana bread is screaming "eat me" down in the refrigerator,
and I already ate 3/4 of an apple pie.

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You don't feed infants honey because there are spores in the honey that infants are not yet immune. They can really get sick from these spores.

Did you see the sweetscam.com (or .org) commercials yet? Talk about appealing to the lowest common denominator in intelligence.

We have to watch out for oat products. It needs to be certified gluten free because often oats can get contaminated with other grains that are grown near the oat fields.

Speaking of oats, my son - three days on eggs for breakfast, with homemade butter, will be eating hamburgers (without the buns, I hope) for lunch. First time. This morning he announced that he wants to try oatmeal. So off I go to the coop after my 11 am appointment for that gluten free oats!

He craved hot dogs (no casein) with buns (with gluten) and he was off his focus last night. I think sometimes its important for him to stray so he can FEEL THE DIFFERENCE with his diet. He needs to invest his efforts to try new foods with this.

Good for him! I'm really proud. Even with his bun break, he completed his homework with a lot more ease.
very interesting on honey and spores.... <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/hmm2.gif" alt="Hmm2" title="hmm2" />

I gave up on Oatmeal...it just didn't work for me.
That is why I tried the organic Kamut,
and that has worked really well.

Sometimes I use a mix of Kamut and Amaranth pancake mix.
The ancient grains are good.
If I remember correctly amaranth has small amounts of laetrile,
and more so in Millet.