Sweet potato chips (fried in coconut oil) homemade junk food #foodie friday

Had a hankering for something crunchy and I haven’t eaten chips of any variety in eons (literally several years) …so I did the only thing I could do in this circumstance…I deep fried my own sweet potato chips in coconut oil… photographed below is one of the batches…I ate each batch as the next batch fried…I’m shameless… … [click on title to read and view more]

Socca flat bread with cilantro pesto #foodie friday (grain free)

Today I only made enough for one serving so I used 1/4 cup of chick pea (garbanzo bean) flour. I tossed in half a small onion, a large garlic clove and a teaspoon of chia seeds. (yes I go crazy with variations) I didn’t cook the onion or the garlic, I just tossed them all together with a tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper too and then I blended it all with my immersion blender (my favorite small kitchen appliance). … [click on title to read more]

Butternut squash soup — #foodie friday

I’m in school. Yes. I’ve started an internet based nutrition program. It means I can continue my education and get certified in something I already kind of do informally while still mostly stuck at home while I continue recovering. It’s fun and I’m happy I can do it. I couldn’t have done it even 6 months ago. My well-being continues to improve.

So with that announcement I’m going to share a post I shared with my fellow students in one of our online forums. It’s an informal post about soup I was making, as I was making it. I figured the readers of this blog might enjoy it too. … [click on title to read more]

Foodie friday news roundup: allergies, the true cost of “cheap” food and sugar addictive like drugs…

“The cost of feeding U.S. youth has declined by 19% since 1960, the cost to keep them healthy has risen by almost 150%.” In other words there is an “Ugly Truth Behind Cheap Food”

And then:

“Sugar is actually a form of addiction. It’s just as hard to get rid of the urge for sweet foods as of smoking” — When I shared this on twitter and facebook yesterday people were telling me it’s been a harder habit to break then both illicit drugs, alcohol and psych drug addictions. I think that is true for many folks [click on title to read more]