Gluten free banana bread with cream cheese

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Here's another banana bread recipe that's gluten free, wheat free and grain free. It's adapted from the Nourished Kitchen Guide to Grain-free, Dairy-free Baking, Sweets and Treats. I made this for some friends and they loved it. I didn't have chocolate chips, and they are very hard to find there (in Mexico). So instead I bought a bar of milk chocolate and cut it into ‘chip' sized pieces with a chopping knife. I actually prefer my ‘homemade chocolate chips' to commercially bought ones because they taste better and you have the option of choosing to use healthier chocolate. In hindsight I thought this would really nice with some chopped pecans (or walnuts) added to it. Read more »

Savory Quinoa

Quinoa, like most grains, is a little bit boring by itself. Add some spices and a little coconut oil though and you can transform it into something that could be eaten all by itself. Well, I can at least. I make this in my little rice cooker. Rice cookers are just perfect for cooking quinoa too. They automatically turn the temperature down to warm when the quinoa is perfectly cooked. And you don't have to worry about them boiling over as long as you don't fill them too close to the top. You can cook it in a saucepan too, you just have to pay more attention to it. Read more »

Gluten Free Banana Bread

This almond flour banana bread is moist and delicious. It's not only wheat-free, gluten-free, grain-free, but dairy-free as well. I can't even tell that this banana bread is not made with wheat flour, at least by taste. My taste testers couldn't either, and they loved it. My body can tell that it's wheat-free because I don't get the usual symptoms that come from eating wheat. Read more »

Almond Pulp

It's not hard to make your own almond flour, and if you make almond milk you're already half way there because you can use the leftover pulp. You can either buy almond flour, or do as I prefer and make it yourself from the pulp left over from making almond milk, or grind your own from whole almonds in a food processor or coffee grinder. Read more »

Wheat Fast Low Carb Cookbook_

This book was a free kindle book for a couple of days when I first posted this article (the freebie special is over now). I literally just got it so I haven't had a chance to try any of the recipes yet. At a glance flicking through it many look interesting enough to try. It has very gotten good reviews. The first part of the book has what almost looks like a summary of the information in the very well researched and eye-opening book Wheat Belly by William Davis MD that I have been reading. I'll be posting a review of it when I finish and more articles that talk about how wheat affects our body. But let me just say here, for anyone who is interested in eating healthier, I think the book Wheat Belly should be mandatory reading. Now, getting back to the book Wheat Fast Low Carb Cookbook let me tell you a little more about the recipes at a glance... Read more »

This savory wild rice pilaf recipe is so delicious I usually eat half of it while I'm making a stir-fry to go on top of it. No kidding! If you want to make rice to go with any dish, but want something a little more special than just plain brown rice, try this! If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet you can leave out the salt in this recipe, this seasoning mix still gives you a really flavorful pilaf. You can also make it with just brown rice if you don't have wild rice available, just use 2 cups of brown rice. This cooks just like brown rice. I cook it in my 6-cup rice cooker, and it comes out perfect, but you can also cook it in a saucepan. What I like about the rice cooker is that you just set it up and it manages itself. Read more »

Green Juice: Pineapple, cucumber, chard, wild greens.

I'm on day 3 of a juice fast, and I must admit that this wild green juice was inspired by St Patrick's Day. I love the color, and it tastes divine! Lately I've been using a lot of wild edibles in my juices, but for the past couple of days I've forgotten, and I've missed the incredible feeling that I get when I have wild greens added to my juice. So I wanted this juice to have some of my local in-season wild greens, malva and dandelion. Most people know about dandelion, and you might know how incredibly nutritious it is. Malva is not as commonly known, but is also highly nutritious and very mild in flavor. So it's easy to use a lot without ruining your juice by creating something too bitter. If you don't know of any wild edible greens in your area, it not be as nutritious but will still taste great without them. You could add […] Read more »