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Archive Category: Recipes

Yummy Brunch Recipe

April 19th, 2014

I was reviewing some of the recipes that I’ve posted and was surprised I hadn’t included this one yet. It would be a great one to serve tomorrow morning and offset some of the sweets the Easter bunny may be providing! Please also check out Stephanie O’Dea’s cookbook, “Make It Fast, Cook It Slow” from which I derived this recipe. Click here for her web-site.

Baked Egg Dish

“Nutella” Recipe

February 13th, 2014

I don’t know about your family, but my daughter fell in love with Nutella. She was introduced to it at a friend’s home–they were thinking that it was a healthy treat. But have you looked at the ingredients?? So . . . I’m excited to share this recipe for homemade “Nutella”. I haven’t tried it yet but have it on good authority that it is delicious! Enjoy!!

Paleo Recipes

January 31st, 2014

Here are a couple of links to grain-free cooking. They’ve got some delicious and healthy recipes!


Nom nom paleo

Gluten-Free Sourdough Recipes

January 31st, 2014

OK–so if you know me, you know that I recommend limiting ALL grains, not just avoiding all glutinous ones. That being said, the occasional treat can be fun if it doesn’t blow the immune system, and blood sugar regulation, and brain health, and . . . , well, you get the idea. A patient highly recommends this cookbook–no gluten grains in her recipes. I have not used it, but enjoyed reading her introduction–especially since the author realized additional food sensitivities with her initial success. I do recommend avoiding the pea flours (chick pea is popular but can cause incredible gas and bloating due to residual saponins). If you try a recipe, let me know what you think!  And remember, this is for treats only 🙂

“The Art of Gluten-Free Sour Dough Baking” by Sharon A. Kane

And Sharon’s website

Yummy Breakfast Idea

January 9th, 2014

Need a simple healthy breakfast idea? Try this (and it makes enough for lunch, too!):

  • 4 – 6 leaves of purple kale (I just tear the leaf off the stem)
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, chopped (I buy a head of cabbage, chop/shred it, then store in refrigerator for quick use!)
  • 2 gluten-free chicken-apple sausages, sliced
  • Olive oil or coconut oil

Saute until almost done–I partially cover the skillet and put on medium low while I do my Bible study each morning). Push veggies and sausage to the side, increase heat to medium-high, and fry an egg. I use either olive oil or coconut oil to reduce sticking. Voila–a delicious breakfast AND lunch!


Honey Shampoo

October 26th, 2013

I’m excited about this option for homemade shampoo. Check out her link at Empowered Sustenance!

Warm Breakfast Idea

October 3rd, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve reported any recipes so I thought I’d share my breakfast idea with you. My house was rather cool (OK, “cold”) when I arose this morning. I started sauteing veggies (as usual) but today added fresh ginger. Delicious and nutritious AND warming!! Give it a try:  mushrooms, broccoli slaw with carrots, cabbage, spinach, and chopped ginger root sauteed in olive oil. An egg on the side and you’re set!

Sugar and Kidney Stones

May 20th, 2013

According to this work, just one soda per day (or an equivalent sugary drink) can increase the risk of kidney stones by 25%!  There is just no good reason to drink sodas. Try some stevia sweetened lemonade, cucumber water, citrus/fruit water, or herbal teas instead.

Cucumber water:  Slice a fresh organic cucumber and put slices into fresh water. Place in fridge to chill.

Citrus/fruit water: Make wedges of your favorite fruits (oranges, limes, lemons, cantaloupe, berries, etc.) and place into fresh water. Place in fridge to chill.

Lemonade: Squeeze lemons into fresh water (I like at least 1 per cup of water). Add pure liquid stevia drops to taste. Place in fridge to chill.

No-Bake Macaroons

January 29th, 2013

So, I’ve just got to try this recipe posted by Edible Harmony!  Wonder if they taste as good as Hail Merry Macaroons??! (Note: the other Hail Merry treats contain agave which I recommend avoiding!).

Dairy-free Milk Recipe

January 28th, 2013

This looks like a great dairy-free “milk” recipe for those of you on dairy-free diets–including many on gluten-free diets, too. While the author bemoans the soaking of the nuts (due to the time involved), soaking is helpful from a health standpoint. However, if your choices are this quick recipe versus store-bought versions with all the additives, this one would be the way to go!  Click here for the recipe.

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