Pizza (W/ Gluten Free Dough)

Pizza is one of my favorite foods. It is easy to throw together, delicious, and, if done correctly, can be very healthy too! Conventional pizza crust, while it can be absolutely delightful, especially if made by a master baker, doesn't do all that well after it goes down the hatch. The starches and gluten cause terrible inflammation. Fortunately for me and for my husband I discovered Natasha Campbell's almond flour dough recipe; since then it seems like we make pizza every chance we get! After dinner I never experience indigestion, and the pizza is every bit as delightful, in its own way, as if it had been made with the finest italian bread. The dough is very simple and a good deal easier to make; you don't have to use yeast or wait hours for it to rise. I have also made some slight alterations to the recipe to make the crust less [...]

March 15th, 2012|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Coconut-Ginger Chicken Soup

I am posting this recipe at the request of my dear friend Walter. Earlier this week he had a knee surgery and I made him this soup the night he came back from the hospital. I decided on a chicken-based broth soup vs a vegetable-based broth soup because I wanted the collagen and minerals in the broth to work their wonders on his knee. This recipe is one of my all times favorites. The coconut milk is full of potassium and calcium and the ginger with the lemon aids digestion. It is nourishing, delicious, and surprisingly filling. It is from Sally Fallon's Nourishing Tradition's Cookbook, page 199. I have made some slight alterations in order to adjust the taste to our needs, but feel free to experiment with it and add the ingredients according to your preferences. The measurements are simply suggestions to get you started. I did not take any photos of the [...]

Roasted Chicken with Gluten Free Gravy

  I love roasted chicken but I love gravy with roasted chicken even more. This is a simple recipe we enjoy making on a regular basis because it tastes delicious, it has healthy saturated fats, it is great for left overs, and the gravy is gluten free. Roasted Chicken 2-3 pounds of farm raised chicken 1/2 cup of unsalted Kerrygold butter or olive oil 2-3 tsp dried or fresh Rosemary 1 tsp paprika 1/2 lemon 2 tsp freshly ground pepper 1 tsp Celtic sea salt 1/2 onion Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. Rinse the chicken with filtered water if available and then pat it dry with a paper towel. While it dries out completely, heat the butter, if you are using olive oil you do not need to heat it up. Once the butter is heated add the ground pepper, sea salt, paprika, rosemary, and squeeze the lemon into [...]

March 1st, 2012|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Q & A – Almond Meal Muffins

After I posted the gluten free recipe I received quite a bit of feedback so this is a response to the questions some of you had and a further explanation of certain items I used in the recipe. Are almond flour and almond meal the same? Technically yes, they are both made out of ground almonds, but in almond flour the almonds are blanched, while in almond meal they are not. Another difference is consistency- almond flour is more fine while the almond meal is a little coarser. Do you prefer to cook with almond flour or almond meal? I am not too picky. Some stores have one and others have another so I am just thankful when they carry at least one of them. When I can choose - even though some people swear by the almond flour - I like the almond meal. I like that it is not [...]

February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |7 Comments

Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free Muffins

This recipe will please anyone. The reason I decided to make a post about it is because  these are the best muffins I or my husband have ever eaten. I have baked many muffins in my life but these ones are outstanding. Plus there is the added benefit of them being dairy free, sugar free, and gluten free. The recipe is easy to make and extremely healthy. It is a combination of a few different recipes from various paleo websites. Through trial and error we have been able to figure out one that meets our needs the most. My body doesn't digest wheat very well and we don't have any whole wheat or white flour in the house, so we have had to become very creative with our recipes. To my surprise there are plenty of ways to cook delicious food that doesn't involve gluten. Almond meal has been my magic ingredient in the [...]

February 20th, 2012|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |19 Comments
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