Primal Goat Cheese, Spinach and Pumpkin Salad

This is a dish I came up with one day by accident. I had a butternut squash that was going bad and some spinach that was slightly wilted. We all get pretty creative when we are hungry and processed foods and flour are not an option! I find that this salad is great as a side dish for dinner or as the main option for your lunch. I do both and it never fails to satisfy me. It is super simple to put together but it sure looks gourmet - my friends are always impressed when I make it even though it takes me no time at all ;)   To continue reading follow me on the Grass Fed Girl's blog where I am guest posting this recipe. I am honored to be featured on the Grass Fed Girl's blog. She is a blogger I admire and a dear friend and [...]

April 29th, 2013|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten Free Brownies with Dairy Free Whipped Cream

Brownies were not something I grew up eating in Moldova. I was a freshman in an American college when I had my first brownie and I just about melted on the floor. It was so sweet and chocolaty. It didn't take long before I was making brownies from the box while munching on cheetos at one o'clock in the morning. I really lived it up in college. Once I began my journey with whole foods and healthy eating I stopped making brownies from the box. At first my brownies where made with organic unbleached white flour and organic white sugar. Then I made the next step and replaced the white sugar with raw honey. The final step came when I discovered that I am sensitive to gluten thus I had to replace the white flour to almond flour. This is a recipe that I have made for a couple of [...]

April 20th, 2013|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

How I Lost Ten Pounds and Healed My Hypoglycemia

If you suffer from confusion, irritability, impatience, shakiness, or inability to complete simple tasks when you miss a meal or just haven't eaten in a few hours, you might consider trying to make some dietary and life style changes. These symptoms are typical for a condition called Hypoglycemia, which is connected to low blood sugar levels. Please read Part One where I explore what hypoglycemia actually is and what causes it.   I did not suffer from low blood sugar levels as a child. Unfortunately I became hypoglycemic in college due to a diet of processed foods, soft drinks, sugar, pastries, caffeine, and lack of sleep. It has taken a long time to heal but I have not had a severe low blood sugar episode in more than six months! I still occasionally get slightly lightheaded if I am hungry but it is rare and I watch my blood sugar levels like a hawk. Hypoglycemia can contribute [...]

April 8th, 2013|Categories: Diana|Tags: , , |13 Comments
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