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]

Losing 85 lbs, buying new clothes…

A little update on the body front. Sometimes I do have fun and quite enjoy the positive changes that have come into my life. It's good to share the silly stuff too. […]

Sweet potato falafel over salad greens #foodie friday

This is an old recipe I created (with some inspiration for others)  before I knew about my histamine intolerance so it's not good for anyone who is dealing with that issue! Some of the spices, the lemon, and the kefir (or yogurt) are all problematic if you have a histamine intolerance. I just looked for... Continue Reading →

Socca — flatbread made with chick-pea flour. Grain/gluten free. #foodie friday

I made socca (chickpea flour flatbread) it came out great. I was so excited as I eat nothing even vaguely bread-like these days. I made half of it with tomato and basil (for my husband....drizzled olive oil on top). This is a recipe that lends itself to variations. You can make it plain with no herbs or onion, or vary the herbs and use garlic instead. Caraway seed would be good too and I'm sure many other variations too. Oh, I can't eat cinnamon, but I can imagine a sweet version with cinnamon and vanilla and a bit of your favorite sweetener as well. Play with the recipe...I plan to! … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Homemade raw and sprouted granola (featuring sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat) #foodie friday

I've been sprouting beans and seeds quite a lot lately. It's a wonderful way to get extra nutrition from the same foods. I also recently added buckwheat back into my diet. Buckwheat is a seed. It is not wheat, nor is it related to wheat. It has no gluten. Once the buckwheat is sprouted you can dehydrate it on a low heat setting. (115 is good) It remains raw but it's crunchy like granola. Given I don't eat grains, I've been really enjoying this! … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Green juicing… (#foodie friday)

Ingredients: Dandelion greens, parsley, celery, turmeric, apple, beet, cucumber I actually only used about 1/3 of the beet, 1/3 of the turmeric root, and half of the apple. I added 1/2 a tablespoon of hemp oil to the juice. Many veggie vitamins are fat soluble and like to be accompanied with some fat when ingested for more complete absorption. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Are you addicted to sugar/carbs? other foods? (#foodie friday)

I can tell you that food addictions can be overcome...it's taken many years of paying attention to what I eat and learning what my body needs but I no longer crave foods, nor do I ever overeat...meaning I have no DESIRE to overeat...it's pretty phenomenally wonderful. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Sprout them beans… #foodie friday

I'm still learning how to eat since I went low histamine and part of that is learning to use some new foods in order to continue getting enough variety and nutrients in my diet. Exploring sprouting is one way I'm doing that. It's fun and it's actually something I've wanted to do for a long time but never got around to. Bean, seed and grain sprouts are one way to maximize nutrient density in these foods. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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