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Homemade SCD GAPS Diet Mayonnaise Recipe

SCD GAPS Diet Mayonnaise - so easy to make and so much better than store-bought

Homemade SCD GAPS Diet Mayonnaise is so easy to make and so much better than store-bought. Have you ever read the ingredient label on a jar of mayonnaise? Here's the ingredient label for a popular mayonnaise brand (their olive oil version): WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, OLIVE OIL, WHOLE EGGS AND EGG YOLKS, MODIFIED POTATO STARCH, VINEGAR, SALT, SUGAR, LEMON JUICE, SORBIC ACID AND CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (USED TO PROTECT QUALITY), NATURAL FLAVOR, PAPRIKA OLEORESIN As you can see, there's actually … [Continue Reading...]

Homemade SCD GAPS Diet Yogurt Recipe

SCD Yogurt with Blueberries and Honey

This Homemade SCD GAPS Diet Yogurt is fermented for 24 hours, making it virtually lactose free and easier to digest. Enjoy with fresh fruit and honey for breakfast for an afternoon snack. Have you heard of the SCD or GAPS Diet? SCD stands for Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I first came across this diet when my youngest son was suffering from gastrointestinal issues four years ago. Our nutritionist suggested we give the SCD a try. At the time, the diet seemed far too restrictive for my son, so … [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Asparagus with Mint Feta Pesto Recipe

Grilled Asparagus with Mint Feta Pesto - a delicious and easy way to dress up asparagus this summer

I'm a lover of condiments. If you could only see all the little jars of sauces and bottles of hot sauces in my refrigerator, you might wonder what I do with all of them. A good condiment can elevate the simplest of meals to the next level, adding new flavors and textures to foods that you might otherwise think nothing much of. This Mint Feta Pesto is lip smacking good. I made this on a whim a few nights ago to dress up some grilled asparagus. I ended dousing grilled shrimp with this sauce too … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Quick Bread Recipe

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread - a healthy and delicious breakfast bread or snack

This Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Quick Bread is perfect for breakfast or as a healthy snack. Imagine a banana dipped in peanut butter and chocolate. That's what this quick bread is all about. Swirls of chocolate batter and peanut butter batter run throughout this banana bread. Pure yumminess. Recently, I bought a jar of powdered organic peanut butter. Powdered peanut butter has 90% less fat than traditional peanut butter (1 gram fat versus 16-18 grams fat in 2 tablespoons … [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Thai Curry Cilantro Garlic Chicken Recipe

Grilled Thai Curry Cilantro Garlic Chicken - this is so easy and delicious - it's our go-to summer barbecue recipe

Although it's not quite summer, it sure does feel like it. School is almost out, my college boys are home, and grilling is back. We finally decided to invest in some outdoor furniture so we can spend more time outside this summer. I'm now wondering what took us so long. Our college boys are asking the same question..."why didn't you do this when we were home?" Well, we're fortunate they are home this summer, so that is precisely why we decided better late then never. I've been making this … [Continue Reading...]

Copycat Mrs Green’s Hail To The Kale Salad Recipe

Copycat Mrs Green's Hail To The Kale Salad - so addictively good! Make a big batch and eat it for lunch throughout the week

This copycat version of Mrs Green's Hail To The Kale Salad is additively good - you'll want to make a big batch and eat it for lunch throughout the week. A while back, I went to a church retreat called We Want More that was packed into a little over a day. It was an intense session as over 70 people gathered in search of something unique for themselves. To be honest, I hadn't planned on going, but went as the dutiful spouse. But, once I got a whiff of what was to come during the full day … [Continue Reading...]

Bacon Cauliflower Garlic Fried Rice Recipe {Low Carb}

Bacon Cauliflower Garlic Fried Rice - This is a low-carb, healthy and delicious version of Filipino garlic fried rice

Serve this Bacon Cauliflower Garlic Fried Rice with a tangy Asian tomato ginger salad and fried egg for a healthy, low-carb breakfast.   I'm a big fan of cauliflower and fried rice, so I've been wanting to make cauliflower fried rice for a while but just hadn't gotten around to it. I've almost always got a head of cauliflower in my fridge, so one morning, I decided to make this Bacon Cauliflower Garlic Fried Rice for breakfast. To make cauliflower "rice" simply put cut up … [Continue Reading...]

Cashew Miso Kale Chips Recipe

Cashew Miso Kale Chips - these crispy kale chips are packed with umami flavor and make a healthy snack

These Cashew Miso Kale Chips are packed with umami flavors and make a healthy snack. I remember the first time I tried kale chips. One of our friend's sons was on a raw food diet and made kale chips in a dehydrator on a regular basis. They were addicting and no one could eat just one. When stores started carrying kale chips in different flavors, I tried almost every flavor. They were pretty expensive, so after a while, I stopped buying them. Instead, I made kale chips and roasted kale in my … [Continue Reading...]

20 Healthy Overnight Oatmeal Recipes

Twenty Healthy Overnight Oatmeal Recipe Combinations - these no-cook oatmeal in mason jars are a quick, healthy grab-and-go breakfast. Make a batch for the week and use any of these 20 recipe combinations. Nutrition facts included in this post.

Make a batch of these  for a quick and easy grab-and-go breakfast throughout the week. Spring always seems to be the busiest time of year, with all the sports ramping up, end-of-school festivities, and graduations. So, quick and easy protein-packed foods are key when I'm short on time. Healthy Overnight Oats have become my best friend in the morning because I can just grab a jar from my refrigerator and breakfast is served. Fresh fruit and nuts add fiber and nutrients as well as … [Continue Reading...]

Edamame Miso Avocado Hummus Recipe

Edamame Avocado Miso Hummus - this protein packed dip is great with veggies or as a spread on whole grain crackers

This Edamame Miso Avocado Hummus is packed with protein and makes a healthy snack. Serve with veggies or as a spread on whole grain crackers or nori. As the end of the school year approaches, I feel like the day flies by and there is so much to get done. So, there are days when I'm running errands and don't get back home until my son is almost getting off the bus. Although I try to make sure I eat a good breakfast on those days, by the time I get home in the afternoon, I'm … [Continue Reading...]

Using Molecular Gastronomy for Dysphagia Recipes

Strawberry and Yogurt Spheres - reverse spherification - molecular gastronomy

This post explores the possibility of using Molecular Gastronomy for Dysphagia Recipes to improve the lives of people with dementia, Parksinson's disease, ALS, cancer, and other medical conditions that make it difficult for them to eat. Over the past few years, I've developed an interest in molecular gastronomy and the implications it might have for helping people with dysphagia enjoy eating. I've cooked for people undergoing cancer treament, Parkinson's disease, and ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), … [Continue Reading...]