Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Looking for something fancy, delicious, and easy to make  for the holidays? Pork loin is a great option. It takes less than an hour and the results can be incredible. We made it for almost sixty guests two weeks ago at an early Christmas party and it was a hit. Plus, it caters to those who forgo dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts, corn, etc. Pork loin is delightful by itself, but it's also a blank slate just waiting for some holiday cheer in the form of a tasty topping like sauteed apples, or in this case, cranberry sauce - we still had some left over from Thanksgiving. Thank you Elizabeth for the wonderful photo. I was too busy running around in the kitchen trying to get the rest of the dishes ready. Plus my photo wouldn't have looked this good anyways;) Ingredients Pork Loin Sea Salt Pepper Lard or butter if you [...]

December 22nd, 2013|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Gluten Free Dairy Free Snack Recipe Round Up

Sigh... Something in my diet is making my skin angry. Very angry. So I put on my detective hat and started investigating. Its not my detergent, since I only use washing soda, or my bath products, since I only use Dr Bronner's (and a lovely olive oil based soap one of my readers sent me from Greece!). Its not my make-up, since, well, I don't really use make up. So, that leaves food allergies.  Since I'm already gluten free, I decided to remove dairy for a while and see if my symptoms subside at all. So far, I have been off dairy for almost three weeks. My skin rash does look much better, but it's not gone entirely. I'm planning to continue my elimination diet to see if there are any other offenders, but I wont take eggs, corn, or nuts out until after the holidays. Being gluten and dairy free [...]

December 21st, 2013|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hearty Summer Salad

Summer has finally arrived in Eugene - and how. My apartment feels like a steam room and I can barely go outside for five minutes before feeling like I need to jump in a swimming pool. Consequently, I have avoided making any foods in the kitchen that requires too much bustling about or standing over the stove top. Plus, I seem to crave hydrating foods that don't increase my body temperature. So I have been eating lots of salads, fruit,  juices, and jellos. But, while I am munching on lots of cooling light foods, I still require the usual dose of fats due to my hypoglycemia. This salad is a compromise between my two cravings - fresh mixed greens, onions, carrots, and tomatoes, paired with  bacon, avocados and eggs. It is hearty and delicious, and super easy to make especially if you don't want to spend more than 20 minutes [...]

July 3rd, 2013|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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

Homemade Probiotic Borscht Recipe

The Elusive "Sour" One of the foods I miss the most from back home is homemade, sour borscht - a dietary staple unique to Eastern Europe, in particular to Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, and parts of Russia. The essence of "borscht" in these countries is not beets, as it is commonly associated with, but rather the "sour" we add to the bone broth base. The "sour" - tasting almost like a combination of sauerkraut juice and kombucha - is made by old grannies in clay pots with fermented wheat germ, fresh well water, and a variety of esoteric herbs. It is a quite involved process, and most younger women don't have the patience or knowledge to ferment it properly. I have been trying to get a starter going for a while, but besides simply lacking some of the skills and expertise, I am missing many of the herbs that my grandma used to add to use. A Suitable Substitute? [...]

February 28th, 2013|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |8 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 [...]

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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