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Gluten Free but Still Not Feeling Your Best?

Three Steps to Identify Food Allergies If you have cut gluten from your diet but still have health complaints, then I have important news for you. Here are three likely reasons that you are still suffering from the various symptoms that eating gluten-containing foods can trigger. 1. For 100% results you must give up gluten 100%. The odds are that while you may have done a great job of passing on pasta, perhaps there’s still an occasional indulgence. Yes, even two pretzels yesterday and one nibble of a cookie today… Continue Reading

A Dietary Sherlock Holmes: Do 4 Out of 5 of These Clues Describe You?

I’ve been offering Diet Consultations for decades, meeting up with all kinds of people to examine the clues in their health history and diet log; to diagnostically read their face; and to deduce the causes of their health challenges. In this eminently fascinating and satisfying work, I think of myself as something of a dietary Sherlock Holmes. Despite my clients’ diverse situations, backgrounds, and faces, I see repetitive patterns. In fact, I’ll wager that I’ve pinpointed you in at least four out of five of the following: 1.… Continue Reading

Fig Compote

Serves 3 Here’s a delicious dessert or breakfast dish. Simply plump dried figs and then simmer until tender. This dish needs no adder sweetener, but you may dress it up with a dollop of crème fraiche or a grating of nutmeg 6 ounces (1 cup) dried figs, woody stems removed 1 cup apple or orange juice or red wine 1 star anise, 2 whole cloves or 1 small cinnamon stick Place figs, juice or wine and spice in a small saucepan. If figs are hard, let them soak… Continue Reading

Fig Compote

Accompanying article: Figs   Serves 3 Here’s a delicious dessert or breakfast dish. Simply plump dried figs and then simmer until tender. This dish needs no adder sweetener, but you may dress it up with a dollop of crème fraiche. 6 ounces (1 cup) dried figs, woody stems removed 1 cup apple or orange juice or red wine 1 star anise, 2 whole cloves or 1 small cinnamon stick Place figs, juice or wine and spice in a small saucepan. If figs are hard, let them soak for… Continue Reading

Quinoa Pudding

Similar to rice pudding, quinoa pudding is both more delicate and more substantial. This whole grain (wheat-free) dessert is so healthy and satisfying that some people eat it for breakfast! Serves 4-6 1/2 cup organic sugar or maple sugar 2 tablespoons soft butter, plus butter for greasing the pan 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch sea salt 2 cups cooked quinoa 1/2 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts 1/2 cup currants Freshly grated nutmeg Pre-heat oven to 350 °F. Cream sugar and butter. Stir… Continue Reading

Oat Groats

Oat groats are sweet and—compared to other grains—almost meaty, with a satisfying moist but chewy texture. They make a great breakfast and, just like brown rice, can be used as a grain entrée or in a casserole, soup, stir-fry or croquettes. Makes 3 cups 1 cup whole oat groats 1 ¼ cups water or stock ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or sesame oil ½ cup toasted sunflower seeds or chopped walnuts Toast the groats in a saucepan or wok over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, for… Continue Reading

Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

For a healthy breakfast, transform left-over quinoa into a hot breakfast cereal. It’s easy, delicious and a welcome change to oatmeal. To make quinoa see the steamed quinoa recipe. Place left over quinoa in a sauce pan. Add milk to cover, a knob of butter (optional), a dash of cinnamon and a little honey or maple syrup. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until the cereal thickens. Serve hot. Garnish with toasted sunflower seeds or nuts. May you be well nourished, Rebecca… Continue Reading

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