First off I have not broken the cooking ban. Hubby did all the heat required steps.
Second I am now banned from using the micro planer, as I shredded some of my thumb with the cheese.
Third the experiment seems to have been a BG sucess.
Fourth the end product was not what I was aiming for - a Tortilla to enjoy with melted cheese.
Fifth it made an excellant substitution for the corn masa portion of tamales.
I have really missed Tamales.
So by mixiing 1 lg egg, 1/2 c almond milk, 1/4 c buckwheat, 1/8 c quinoa, & 1/8 c Spelt we made six 4" soft tortillas in a nonstick skillet. Then Hubby prepared a pork and green chili filling. Placed some of the filling & shredded cheese on each tortilla. And Enjoyed. Did not enjoy the 15 minute apart finger sticks for the next three hours, however.
BG test results
99 before eating
Rose to 128 after 30 mins
Stayed between 128 and 133 up to the 1 hr and 45 min test.
Dropped to 114 by the 2 hr test
Was 98 by the 3 hr test
Since corn products can make my BG hit the 180's I think I have found my tamale substitute. Unless, a few more tweaks can give a better BG reading.
I had tried some Buckwheat cereal with better results than my Cream of Wheat test. Hubby had made some Quinoa and Black bean patties last week that gave me no BG spike at all. I had thrown some spelt into the shopping cart this week to try, since it has a lower gluten content than regular all-purpose white flour. So I hoped the Buckwheat, Quinoa, and Spelt would combine OK.
Maybe next time I will up the Quinoa and decrease the Buckwheat to see if it gives a lower BG rise, but still has a good flavor.
A few days ago I did make a Buckwheat, Quinoq, and Tapioca startch version. But the end product didn't taste as good. I did use them for melted cheese tortillas, after I added alot of garlic, onion, and red pepper. I used them over several days and only ate 1 tortilla per day. I did not test what the BG effect was. The flavor of the tortillas without the spices and cheese did remind me a bit of Spaetzle. I might try the batter for those little noodles. Maybe cooking them in broth with garlic, onion, and black pepper. Once I buy mor test strips. Tonight's experiment used up most of what I have, and payday is two days away.
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