Hide and Seek with Liver

No, no! Um, no, there’s no liver in there… Meatloaf (to keep it gluten free, swap out the breadcrumbs for cooked rice or mushrooms) Baby food Meatballs Simple gluten free meatloaf (liver isn’t in the list of ingredients but he mentions it in the description) Chili meat And let’s say you’re done with Hide andContinue reading “Hide and Seek with Liver”

It’s Liver Time!

No doubt only those who like liver proceeded to read this post… so I’ll consider myself in friendly company and that no faces are twisted in disgusted grimaces. 🙂 Liver from pastured animals is enormously nutritious. They contain more antioxidants than many fruits or vegetables and are replete with fat-soluble vitamins and minerals that we need toContinue reading “It’s Liver Time!”

Nut Allergy?: Crispy Garbanzo Beans to the Rescue!

Adapted from: http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/garlic-parmesean-roasted-chickpea-snack-recipe/, http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/crispy-sweet-nut-free-garbanzo-bean-snack-recipe/ You can use any bean- these recipes use garbanzo but go nuts (beans?) and try something new/different! If you use canned beans, please use a can that’s BPA-free. If you use dry beans, that’s great because it’s best to soak beans to remove anti-nutrients like phytates and enzyme disruptors. 1) Prep the beans:Continue reading “Nut Allergy?: Crispy Garbanzo Beans to the Rescue!”

Pumpkin seeds are delicious AND amazingly healthy!

I like to call pumpkin seeds by their spanish name of pepitas, because it’s more fun, sounds exotic and it makes me feel like tap dancing. Try it! The best way to have pepitas is to do this (slightly time-consuming, but well worth it). Why? Because nuts and seeds contain natural compounds that stall theirContinue reading “Pumpkin seeds are delicious AND amazingly healthy!”

Recipe for baked fish in a nori wrapper (aka. Pacific Parcels)!

Wild salmon is one of the cleaner fish choices that you can make, and sea plants are packed with hard-to-find vitamins and minerals. So, why not combine the two?! Nori is a sea plant (sounds so much better than seaweed, no?) that you may know from the wrapping around sushi rolls. Nori offers all sortsContinue reading “Recipe for baked fish in a nori wrapper (aka. Pacific Parcels)!”

Homemade Sports Drinks

Gatorade & Powerade are TERRIBLE, what with the food colorings, preservatives, caffeine and high fructose corn syrup… and high price tag. Why not make your own sports drinks? The purpose of sports drinks is to provide the body with quick-burning energy and electrolytes. This is not the time for protein and fat. Sugar is aContinue reading “Homemade Sports Drinks”

Low-sugar Chocolate Chia Pudding

Adapted from: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2012/01/chocolate-chia-pudding-and-other-sugar-free-flour-free-desserts.html Ingredients 1 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract 2 teaspoons cocoa powder Sweetener of choice, to taste (stevia, sugar, xylitol, maple syrup, dates…) 3 tablespoons chia seeds 1/2 to 1 cup raspberries, cherries, or other fruit, plus additional for garnish Instructions Place the milk, vanilla, and cocoa into the blender andContinue reading “Low-sugar Chocolate Chia Pudding”

MORE Low-sugar desserts!

Healthy Homemade Popsicles BuzzNutrition Commentary: Supermarket popsicles are also known as frozen toxin sticks. They usually contain high fructose corn syrup, food colorings and preservatives. If Star Wars were set in your grocery store freezer, Darth Vader would fight with a Popsicle Saber from the supermarket, whereas Luke Skywalker would use a homemade one. IfContinue reading “MORE Low-sugar desserts!”