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Gluten Free Cake Batter

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How to Make Gluten Free Cake Batter

SERVINGS: 6
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES

STYLE: WESTERN
PREPARATION: BAKED

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Use this mix in any of your favorite cake mixes. Sourghum flour is lighter for digestion and drier than wheat - plus it's gluten-free for celiac sufferers.

Kate Zuckerman, in her book, "The Sweet Life," reminds us that butter, egg, and sugar form a gel that traps air bubbles for fluffier, lighter baked goods. She's a beautiful, baking, chemist and I recommend reading her book to find out why. Whip the eggs, butter, and sugar on medium speed until the batter turns a shade or two lighter (about 5 minutes).

Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients together. Add all the wet ingredients including the club soda and mix well. Butter a cake pan and place the mix in the pan. Turn the oven on to 350. Let the cake sit for ten minutes to extract the sticky quality from the ingredients. Then place in the oven for 40 minutes or until a knife stuck into the center comes out clean.

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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Gluten Free Cake Batter Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Gluten Free Cake Batter' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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GOOEY

ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Gluten Free Cake Batter
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Makes Jittery,
Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Relaxes Eyes

RELAXES-EYES

Eases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Dries Mouth

DRIES-MOUTH

Makes the mouth feel dry, or pasty.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Constituents:
Carbohydrate, Vitamin D, Fats, Protein, Phosphorous, Sodium, Potassium,
Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Gluten Free Cake Batter

Hemp Seed

Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Diuretic, Nutritive, Makes-you-tired, Relaxes-eyes

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Tofu

Tofu has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Dries-mouth, Nutritive, Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach, Diuretic

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Sorghum Flour

Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common

Dries-mouth, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Diuretic, Nutritive

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Tempeh

Tempeh has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Diuretic, Nutritive, Dries-mouth, Satisfies-stomach

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Peanuts

Peanuts has these Actions in Common

Dries-mouth, Nutritive, Makes-jittery, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Dries-mouth, Nutritive, Makes-jittery, Satisfies-stomach

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Salmon

Salmon has these Actions in Common

Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Wakes-you-up, Nutritive, Makes-you-tired

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Lamb

Lamb has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Strengthens-resolve

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Buffalo Milk

Buffalo Milk has these Actions in Common

Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Soothes-throat, Nutritive

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Nutritive, Makes-you-tired, Relaxes-eyes

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Buckwheat

Buckwheat has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Diuretic, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Strengthens-resolve

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Gluten Free Cake Batter

Vata Shirodhara Oil

Vata Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Strengthens-resolve, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Shatavari

Shatavari has these Actions in Common

Relaxes-eyes, Soothes-throat, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive

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Vidari

Vidari has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Soothes-throat, Diuretic

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Strengthens-resolve, Diuretic

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Pitta Shirodhara Oil

Pitta Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes

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Self Massage

Self Massage has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Shankhapushpi

Shankhapushpi has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Relaxes-eyes, Strengthens-resolve

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Kava Kava

Kava Kava has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Makes-you-tired, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nutritive, Soothes-throat

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Gokshura

Gokshura has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Relaxes-eyes, Wakes-you-up

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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I need a birthday cake recipe, and this, though it's Kapha provoking, is better than eating gluten!
- Nina Collins, Asheville, NC , 02-09-10 (Reply)

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