Gluten Free Banana Bread

Almond Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

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 »

Honey bee on borage flower

Honey bees are essential to our food supply. They, along with all other bees are facing a crisis right now. You might have heard of Colony Collapse Disorder, sometimes also called Spontaneous Hive Collapse. Bees are dying off at an alarming rate, and have been for some time now. The term Colony Collapse Disorder was used in late 2006 to describe the trend that bee keepers and scientists were becoming of aware of. It's a serious threat to our food supply. Both honey bees and bumble bees are used in agriculture for pollinating crops. Bees pollinate many of our food crops, and of course are responsible for the production of honey as well. So, if the bees all die off, it's not just honey that we will lose. For the plants that rely on bees, in order for the plant to bear fruit pollination has to occur first. When I say fruit, it's not just what we typically think of […] Read more »

Young coconut meat with chili and lime

This simple, nutritious dish is commonly found in markets and roadside stands in Mexico and is often called Cocos Preparados. It would be easy to make at home as well, as long as you have access to young coconuts and a way to cut them open. It's filling and tasty, combining the four flavors, sweet (coconut), sour, piquant and salty. Young coconut meat is low in calories, an 11-ounce serving contains only 65 calories. That same serving size contains 50% of the daily recommended dose of manganese, which assists in blood clotting and connective tissues. One serving also contains 15% of the daily recommended allowance of potassium, which helps to keep your muscles and digestive system healthy. A serving will also supply you with 6% of your daily recommended dose of magnesium, which is vital to healthy functioning of kidneys, muscles and energy production. It's also important in maintaining mineral and vitamin levels. Be sure to drink the coconut water […] Read more »