Ingredient Tips

12 Reasons To Avoid Gluten-Free Processed Foods

12 Reasons To Avoid Gluten-Free Processed Foods

Avoiding gluten-free processed foods If you are like me, you either have been converting, or want to convert, some favorite baking recipes to gluten-free. But are you avoiding gluten-free processed foods? If not, it’s possible to end up with something that is no more healthy […]

Asafetida the Onion Alternative

Asafetida the Onion Alternative

Asafetida and an elimination diet Staying away from onions and garlic? Missing the flavor? Try this spice. Asafetida – the onion alternative –  can be used as a substitute for the flavors of these two vegetables, if not the texture.  The key to a successful […]

Elimination Diets

Elimination Diets

An Introduction and Tips for Starting You’ve arrived at this page because you have questions about “elimination diets” in general or about my recipe series. This short article explains some aspects of elimination diets and gives 5 tips for starting one.  Please note that I […]

The Carbohydrate Continuum

The Carbohydrate Continuum

The chart below, called the Carbohydrate Continuum, was developed by Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons to explain the effects of different carbohydrates on our blood sugar. She explains that and how it affects mood and health so beautifully in her book Potatoes Not Prozac. I highly recommend […]

The Flax “Egg”

The Flax “Egg”

The flax “egg” is a name given to a simple mixture of ground flax seed and water. A few minutes after mixing these together, mysterious but wonderful components from the flax seed form a gel with the water. I say mysterious because, after browsing around […]

MCT Oil

MCT Oil MCT oil is amazing for greasing a pan! Grease pans with MCT oil or coconut oil – that’s my recommendation. Others will recommend Palm Shortening, too. These tropical products are far better for this purpose than olive oil, butter or ghee. MCT oil […]