Gluten-Free Cornbread with Sweet Corn, Cherry Tomatoes and Sheep’s Cheese

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This delicious vegetarian gluten-free recipe is perfect for a gathering of family and friends, and just in time for Easter and Passover! The base is a gluten-free cornbread using oat flour, sweet white rice flour, stone-ground yellow cornmeal and bits of real corn. Plus kefir (yes probiotics!) or buttermilk, butter, delicious veggies, and two types of cheese. It’s a beautiful, heart-warming and flavorful dish that is a sophisticated take on a classic comfort food! Continue reading

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Diabetes Myths and Facts

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If you live in the US, it’s likely you’ve come across someone in your life who has diabetes or for whom high blood sugar is a concern. It is estimated that over 29 million or 9.3% of the American population has either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, and that 86 million are pre-diabetic, meaning they have higher than normal blood sugar levels. That’s a lot! The good news is that although a component of many diabetes cases is genetic, for many, changes in eating and lifestyle can make a significant impact. Continue reading

Detoxifying Foods!

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With juice detox cleanses being all the rage these days, some people may have trouble with the idea of consuming nothing but liquids for days in order to eliminate harmful toxins from your body. But did you know that many of your organs already function has detoxifying agents, for example your skin, liver, kidneys and intestines? So if going on a specific detox cleanse isn’t your thing, there are many foods you can eat that support the function of these detox systems within your body and promote your general health, metabolism and immune system at the same time. Talk about bang for your buck!

Foods, beverages, herbs, and spices that are high in prebiotics, prebiotics, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, alkalinizing, full of phytonutrients and antioxidants will be your best bets for naturally detoxing in a sustainable and ongoing way. Below is a long list of our favorites and why, but for the summary version check out the nifty infographic below! Continue reading

Easy Chicken Satay with Cashew Sauce (GF, DF)

DSC02639 This easy chicken satay recipe is both yummy and healthy! You just need to marinate your meat a few hours in advance then skewer it and grill. You can make the sauce as you wait for the chicken to marinate. This recipe uses cashew butter rather than peanut butter for a slight twist on the classic peanut sauce, and is safe for people with peanut allergies. It’s a perfect dish to bring to parties and potlucks, or to serve as a fun appetizer to dinner! Continue reading

Films About Food And Its Impact

In the spirit of last month’s Golden Globes, Oscars, Spirit awards, and the awards season in general, we thought we would look at some food and nutrition related films. There are many debates and politics around how the food we eat impacts our bodies as well as the environment, and each of these movies presents their own view while also providing some entertainment value. So if you’re interested in what all the hullabaloo is about, check these out and enjoy!

Super Size Me
This is original gross-out food movie. Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock eats only McDonalds for an entire month and examines the health impacts of doing this.Super_Size_Me_Poster Continue reading