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Universal Gluten-Free Flour - from France
« on: August 19, 2018, 10:10:47 PM »
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    (I've heard gluten free flour substitutes can be expensive but I didn't know they'd be THIS expensive)

    Free from the "top 8 allergens"
    One-for-one replacement for wheat flour in most all recipes.
    (The price includes nearby delivery from Costco Wholesale, Los Feliz, so if you walk into the store it's going to be cheaper)

    Namaste Organic Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend, 6-pack





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    $69.99
    Price Per OUNCE: $0.24
    Shipping & Handling Included*
    Features:

    • 6-count - 48 oz Resalable bags
    • NON-GMO
    • Certified USDA Organic
    • Kosher
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    Product Details

    • 6 - 48 oz bags Organic Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend
    • Resalable bag
    • Certified USDA Organic
    • Non-GMO Project Verified
    • Organic Sweet Brown Rice Flour
    • Organic Tapioca Starch
    • Organic Brown Rice Flour
    • Organic Arrowroot
    • Organic Sorghum Flour
    • Xanthan gum
    • Contains no wheat, gluten, soy, corn, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts
    • Top 8 allergen free
    • Whole Grain Certified
    • Kosher
    • All natural
    • No preservatives
    • Complete flour blend is a one-for-one replacement for wheat flour in most all recipes.

    Ingredients:

    • Organic sweet brown rice flour
    • Organic tapioca starch
    • Organic brown rice flour
    • Organic arrowroot powder
    • Organic sorghum flour
    • Xanthan gum
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    Re: Universal Gluten-Free Flour - from France
    « Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 10:19:01 PM »
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  • Actually, it is not that expensive as it contains 6-count x 48 oz Resalable bags

    With six bags each containing 1.5 pounds, that is a lot of flour.
    This is okay for a large family, but for a retired couple, those bags could become rancid or infested with beetle larvae.

    What about arsenic levels? Are there any disclosures on the bag?
    Brown rice has one of the highest arsenic levels.

    I would rather buy the whole grain brown rice and rinse it three times to get rid of most of the arsenic.

    I make a delicious festive whole grain brown rice treat for my husband.

    1/2 cup of organic brown rice
    1/2 cup of organic raisins

    Rinse both together three times

    Place in a medium sauce pan with three cups of water along with four tiny pieces of saffron and a stick of cinnamon bark. Add finely chopped fresh organic ginger if available.

    Bring to a boil, then let it simmer on low for 25 minutes.

    Add the following spices (pre-mixed prior to placing in pan)
    1 teaspoon of Himalayan salt crystals (not pre-ground)
    1 teaspoon of ground ginger (only use if no fresh organic ginger is available)
    1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
    1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon of allspice
    1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
    1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

    Stir in the mixed spices.
    Continue to simmer the rice until done (about 15 more minutes)

    Stir and test to make sure it is done. Remove the cinnamon stick.

    Serve into dishes. Add 1 tablespoon of fresh butter. Mix in 1/4 cup of fresh organic whipping cream per bowl.

    Enjoy. Serves two to four people.



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    Re: Universal Gluten-Free Flour - from France
    « Reply #3 on: November 23, 2018, 04:55:38 AM »
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    "I make a delicious festive whole grain brown rice treat for my husband."
                                     ----   Lucky guy!  ----
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    Re: Universal Gluten-Free Flour - from France
    « Reply #4 on: November 23, 2018, 12:00:49 PM »
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    Actually, it is not that expensive as it contains 6-count x 48 oz Resalable bags

    With six bags each containing 1.5 pounds, that is a lot of flour.

    This is okay for a large family, but for a retired couple, those bags could become rancid or infested with beetle larvae.

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    Okay, so it's $69.99 / 6 = $11.67 for each 48 oz bag. That's where the $0.243 an ounce comes from. Thanks for the reminder!
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    I would expect this 6-pack case concept is for wholesale or distributors, so if you just want one bag you need maybe 5 neighbors to pool resources.
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    If Costco stocks this, they would have individual bags for sale.*
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    To prevent the beetle larvae, put the unused bag(s) in the freezer, and squeeze the air out of opened bags (less oxygen = stays fresher).
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    *This "quantity of 6" reminds me --- I was at Costco the other day, and they had pomegranates there in 6-count molded plastic trays. The trays were not plastic-wrapped so you could take individual fruits out and inspect them. One tray had 7 pomegranates in it, one setting on top of the 6. I looked around and saw there was no other tray with one fruit missing. So I took the extra pomegranate with me to the checkout register to ask if it would be possible for me to buy just this one fruit, since there was no place for it in the stockpile. The cashier told me no, that I would have to buy a whole tray of 6, since they have no way of ringing up the sale of just one pomegranate, the minimum system quantity being designated as a tray of 6 fruits. "Would you like someone to go get 6 for you? she asked." I said, "No, thank you." There is a quasi-manager hanging around in the exit aisle after you pass through the registers, so I asked him if there was any way for me to buy just one pomegranate, and he gave me the same excuse that they can only sell 6 at a time, that's the minimum. I asked him what they're going to do with one pomegranate when all the trays are full and he had no answer. "The smallest quantity is 6 pomegranates," he replied. Their price was around $16.80 for the tray of 6. So you'd expect one fruit would be $2.80 -- which is considerably more than $1.50 at the nearby Vallarta. I'll admit the Costco pomegranates are larger. So it was impossible for me to try out Costco pomegranates unless I spend nearly $17.
    Now, I just went online to see what Costco's availability is for fresh pomegranates (they're in season right now) and found that absolutely NO Costco website offers any information at all about fresh pomegranates, whether it's price, stock, locations, availability, packaging or size!
    The only pomegranate item found at Costco online is "Pomegranate-flavored 5-hour ENERGY." -- minimum order, 24-count! $32.99 -- That's twice as expensive as a tray of fresh fruit, but hey, it's got a much longer shelf-life!!!
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    Re: Universal Gluten-Free Flour - from France
    « Reply #5 on: November 23, 2018, 02:20:18 PM »
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  • Here's a 5-lb. bag on Amazon (with Prime shipping) for a little over $14.  Plus you can support CathInfo by clicking through.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LCCGCX4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00LCCGCX4&linkCode=as2&tag=httpwwwchanco-20 />

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    Re: Universal Gluten-Free Flour - from France
    « Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 05:25:11 PM »
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  • Have you ever gone into a shop and asked for gluten? The inevitable answer is, "You mean gluten-free?"

    Then I respond, "No, I mean gluten." Then you get a strange look of puzzlement.

    I used to be able to buy gluten off supermarket shelves in packets of 500 grams. We used always add gluten when making our bread. Interestingly, there was a recipe for gluten steaks on the packet.

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    Re: Universal Gluten-Free Flour - from France
    « Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 07:49:37 PM »
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    Quote from: Maria Regina on August 19, 2018, 08:19:01 PM
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    Actually, it is not that expensive as it contains 6-count x 48 oz Resalable bags
    With six bags each containing 1.5 [3] pounds, that is a lot of flour.
    This is okay for a large family, but for a retired couple, those bags could become rancid or infested with beetle larvae.
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    Okay, so it's $69.99 / 6 = $11.67 for each 48 oz bag. That's where the $0.243 an ounce comes from. Thanks for the reminder!
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    48 ounces is 3 pounds, not 1.5 -- that's twice as much than "a lot of flour."
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    Re: Universal Gluten-Free Flour - from France
    « Reply #8 on: November 23, 2018, 10:22:24 PM »
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  • Actually, it is not that expensive as it contains 6-count x 48 oz Resalable bags

    With six bags each containing 1.5 pounds, that is a lot of flour.
    This is okay for a large family, but for a retired couple, those bags could become rancid or infested with beetle larvae.

    What about arsenic levels? Are there any disclosures on the bag?
    Brown rice has one of the highest arsenic levels.

    I would rather buy the whole grain brown rice and rinse it three times to get rid of most of the arsenic.

    I make a delicious festive whole grain brown rice treat for my husband.

    1/2 cup of organic brown rice
    1/2 cup of organic raisins

    Rinse both together three times

    Place in a medium sauce pan with three cups of water along with four tiny pieces of saffron and a stick of cinnamon bark. Add finely chopped fresh organic ginger if available.

    Bring to a boil, then let it simmer on low for 25 minutes.

    Add the following spices (pre-mixed prior to placing in pan)
    1 teaspoon of Himalayan salt crystals (not pre-ground)
    1 teaspoon of ground ginger (only use if no fresh organic ginger is available)
    1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
    1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon of allspice
    1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
    1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

    Stir in the mixed spices.
    Continue to simmer the rice until done (about 15 more minutes)

    Stir and test to make sure it is done. Remove the cinnamon stick.

    Serve into dishes. Add 1 tablespoon of fresh butter. Mix in 1/4 cup of fresh organic whipping cream per bowl.

    Enjoy. Serves two to four people.
    This sounds good and I'd like to make it. I have two questions.
    Why is ground Himilayan salt not as good?
    Where do you buy your saffron? Does it make a difference in the final product?
    Thanks
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