Do you ever find yourself rushing to the kitchen, ready to eat something quick, but are not sure what to eat? This wrap is grain free, is high in protein, and takes 2 minutes to put together. It leaves you feeling satisfied as a snack or even as a small meal. Bon Appétit! Read more →
For those of you who are looking for ways to cut back on carbs and grains, this is a perfect replacement for rice. This is such a simple idea and is so easy to prepare. I read about this somewhere on the Internet and added my own personal flare to it. Bon Appétit!
I have fond memories of my dad cooking the best sweet and sour porc ribs. They were so delicious and tender. But now that I understand why porc is a forbidden food, I thought I would try my hand at a healthier version of my dad’s recipe. Although grass fed beef has some nutritional benefits to it, if you are on a healing journey, you should not eat it more than once or twice per month. Since this is a slow cooking recipe, you can start it in the early afternoon and forget about it shortly before dinner time. Bon Appétit!
Nuts are the perfect snack when you feel like snacking on something. Raw nuts have enzyme inhibitors that keep them from sprouting prematurely and make them less digestible. Once they are soaked in water for 1 hour or more, the sprouting process is stimulated and then enzymes are neutralized. Typically nuts are soaked in clean water overnight.
Nuts are high in protein, packed with anti-oxidants and rich in much needed Omega 3 oils. Looking for extra minerals? Nuts are a rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Nuts are low in calories and give your digestive system doses of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Here are a few ideas on how to get creative with your nuts. If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can simply place your nuts on clean dish towels and let air dry for 12-24 hours. Bon Appétit! Read more →
My husband LOVES coconut cake! However, since he is very well aware of the amount of sugar and the wheat that is used in a regular Coconut Cake, he kindly declines. (most of the time) I could not find a recipe on line that suited my needs and had a base of almond flour, so I got creative and simply made one of my own. It is very moist and very easy to make. I did not have any coconut milk on hand, otherwise I would have topped it with a coconut frosting. Bon Appétit! Read more →
If you ever have a craving for hot chocolate but don’t like all the sugar and chemicals in the prefab packages, this recipe is simple …..and very comforting, I might add. It is made with raw cacao which is high in polyphenols, similar to those found in wine. Cacao also had mood enhancers like phenylethylamine and serotonin. This hot chocolate is high in essential minerals like magnesium, iron, potassium and zinc. It even has vitamins A, some B’s , C and pantothenic acid. No need to feel guilty as you sip on this yummy, comforting drink! Bon Appétit! Read more →
If you love Carrot Cake you will love these muffins. This was a recipe that a friend of mine shared with me. She is exploring the Paleo Diet and this was one of the recipes. I changed it up a bit and added my own flair. I love this recipe because it has no added sweetener and they are gluten free. The sweetness comes from the bananas and dates. Bake them as large or mini muffins; either way, they are perfect for breakfast or a snack. This is a double recipe and made 24 large muffins and 16 small. Bon Appétit! Read more →
Do you enjoy chicken salad but want to avoid all the unhealthy ingredients that typically are added to them? Regular mayonnaise may contain toxic ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, emulsifiers and thickeners, chemical flavor enhancers and soybean or canola oil. You can make your own mayo, which is very simple, or you can buy a healthy store bought brand that is made with olive oil or grapeseed oil. This simple recipe is perfect for lunch or a quick meal on the go. Bon Appétit! Read more →
If you are looking for a crunchy, chocolate, sugar free dessert, these treats are the answer. The raw cocoa and the soaked nuts deliver many nutrients that are perfect for a snack attack or a guiltless dessert. The coconut oil is rich in lauric acid which also helps to boost the Immune System. Bon Appétit!! Read more →
This “granola” can be served for breakfast or as a crunchy snack any time during the day. It has very little sweetener in it, except for the raisins and few dates. If you serve it for breakfast, pour cold almond milk and top it with fresh fruit. I typically keep some in my purse for those snack attacks when I am running errands or between sets when I play tennis. Bon Appétit! Read more →