3.21.2013

Brain Food: Healthy Fats for Cooking and Dressings

Fats are confusing.   Which fats are healthy for cooking and baking with and which are good for salad dressings and drizzling?

Let me lay it our for you: 


3.17.2013

One Month Following the Wahls Diet - Plus a Free to Download Food Journal

One Month Following the Wahls Diet - Plus a Free to Download Food Journal


I read Dr. Terry Wahls' book, Minding My Mitochondria in November of last year.  This is the book about how Dr. Wahls, a research and primary care physician, changed her approach to medicine reversing her own symptoms from Multiple Sclerosis.  She stopped taking pills and started feeding her body to optimize the up-take of nutrients healing herself by healing her mitochondria.  She went from a tilt recline wheelchair to riding a bike in under a year.

Mitochondria are the power houses of our cells.  If they don't function properly, our bodies will not function properly.  The Wahls Diet aims to increase our micro and macro nutrients and prescribes a way to eat them that allows the body, specifically the brain, to get everything it needs to be its healthiest.

3.11.2013

Brain Food: Butternut Squash Curry - Wahls Paleo Recipe


I adore a spicy curry any time the temperature is less than fifty degrees.  Butternut curry is one of my favorites to make at home.  Your whole place will smell like an Indian restaurant.  

A warm bowl of this curry is loaded with healthy ingredients including some leafy greens and grass fed pork making it a Wahls Paleo and Whole30 powerhouse meal. Not to mention it has a rich, sweet and savory flavor perfect for these windy March days. 

3.07.2013

Eat Make Grow Blog Hop - March Spring

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Welcome to March's Eat Make Grow Blog Hop where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses. Eat Make Grow is a collective link party that is shared across three blogs and runs every first Thursday and goes for 20 days. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all three sites!

Eat Make Grow is a way to share with many people posts about your domestic doings, whether that’s gardening, crafting or trying out a new recipe. We want to learn about it!

Every month, we will feature the most popular link, one chosen by the the host and a group favorite.

3.03.2013

Perfect Coconut Macaroon Cookies - Naturally Sweetened, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Recipe

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The ideal macaroon is a light ball of toasted coconut goodness with a slightly chewy center.  It took seven tries but I finally got a recipe and technique for the perfect  macaroon.

Macaroons are a great option for gifts because they fit into most diets.  This macaroon recipe is gluten free, grain free, vegetarian, naturally sweetened, and paleo!  If you are following along on my Wahls Diet journey these macaroons also follow her diet.  But are they delicious?  Yes, I wouldn't put them in my Christmas cookie tins if they weren't.