The politics of food, nutrition, vegan, paleo, etc. etc.

I mindfully use diet and food and herbs to heal my body/mind/spirit. Natural healing depends on it, but the information out there is sometimes very difficult to navigate. … [click on title to read and view more]

Multi-colored beets with cilantro and hemp seed pesto #foodie friday

Fresh cut beets look like candy! Roast them with garlic and onion too. Topped with cilantro and hemp seed pesto. … [click on title to read and view more]

Mango cheese cake (raw, vegan, paleo and OMG yummy) #foodie friday

As much as it seems to annoy some people, I do like tweeting what I'm up to in the kitchen. Sometimes people ask me for recipes. I generally don't use recipes. I throw things together on the fly based on whims. Sometimes that works out real well. It did this time. So I patched together a recipe of sorts below. Clearly it's not totally precise but if you like to experiment in the kitchen it's enough to do that with. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Apple, caramelized onion and ginger chutney: a recipe in tweets #foodie friday

A recipe in tweets. I announced what I was cooking in a tweet: apple, carmelized onion and ginger chutney currently cooking on stove... Someone requested the recipe and so I tweeted the following: … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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]

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]

Sprouting beans and seeds… ( #foodie friday)

I've just started sprouting beans and seeds. Since I've had cut down my meat intake due to my histamine issues, I'm learning to maximize nutrients in veggie foods. Sprouting beans and seeds is one way to not only minimize phytates (natural toxins in legumes and seeds and grains) but also maximizes other nutrients and protein in the seed, bean or legume. ... [click on title for the rest of the post]

Sicilian dandelion soup ( #foodie friday)

An Italian friend of mine and I were discussing the meals of our youth (we are both American-Italians)  when she mentioned a dish I'd never had. Dandelion soup. I grew up eating lots of dandelion but it was generally sauteed in garlic and olive oil and then served as such. The simple sauteed dish remains my very favorite vegetable dish. We've been growing domesticated (wild) dandelion for a couple of years since I love itso much and could eat it daily. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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