Introducing my new digital cookbook. You might be wondering, “Why low-carb and gluten-free?” Over the years I’ve struggled to lose weight. Can you relate? And I knew maintaining healthy weight along with proper rest and exercise are key to…
Vegetables & Salads
Here are a dozen gluten-free, low-carb, nutritious soup and side dish recipes that you can choose for your holiday table. (Though really these dishes would be lovely additions to any meal!) These delicious dishes can be enjoyed by everyone at the holiday table.
Summer’s on its way, and that means it’ll soon be warm enough for shorts and short sleeves. Maybe you’re like me and want to lose a few pounds before summer arrives. In the previous post, John wrote about how vinegar can actually speed up weight loss. Any help in that department is okay with me. Don’t you agree?
Last spring, I tried sunchokes for the first time. Ever since, I’ve loved serving them up every now and then as a special, healthy side dish. These delicious tubers feed the good bacteria in your stomach. Essentially, they’re like a gourmet feast for the good bacteria.
Baby bok choy might be my new favorite veggie. A type of Chinese cabbage, it’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. And it’s absolutely delicious cooked in a skillet and covered in a sweet …
It’s the day before Christmas Eve, and I’m officially in holiday mode as I plan the upcoming Christmas meals. If you’re looking for a last-minute, extra-special recipe for your holiday table,
Hey guys, Check out the new video I just uploaded on YouTube! Watch this video and see how you can easily and safely get to the hundreds of nutritious seeds that are nestled within the pulp of the amazing pomegranate. Pomegranate seeds are so awesome. They’re like tiny jewels bursting with flavor.
When I was a child, I remember my mom bringing home an unusual fruit one day. It looked a little like an apple but not exactly. She said it was a Chinese apple. I didn’t know it at the time but that was the British term for pomegranates. She was so excited to show it…
Autumn in New York usually means a slight chill in the air, a visit to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard, and afternoon walks to admire the vibrant fall foliage. It doesn’t mean softly falling snow. But this morning I looked out the window only to see that it was snowing. I’m not ready for winter yet! Thankfully, the tiny snowflakes soon turned into rain.
Who doesn’t love a good massage? Well, my kale is loving one right now as I’m getting ready to prepare a delicious kale salad tossed with pistachios, cherry tomatoes, and juicy Kalamata olives. But why am I massaging the kale first? If you’ve ever had a raw kale salad, you might have noticed that the kale was a little bitter and its texture a little coarse. However, if you massage the kale for only about five minutes, it will begin to soften and wilt. This seems to break down its dense cellulose structure leaving it easier to digest and much tastier.
Potatoes are a real comfort food and what better way to enjoy them in the summertime but in a rich, creamy potato salad? There’s just something about a cool dish of potato salad that makes a summer meal a true delight. At the same time, though, I used to shy away from eating potato salad. I used to think something this tasty couldn’t be good for me. After all, it’s potatoes and mayonnaise. We all know what potatoes do to our waistline, right? And commercially prepared mayo is processed with all kinds of ingredients that we really don’t want to eat. Fear not!
Today, I’m excited to share a step-by-step tutorial for making your own super-nutritious sauerkraut. John and I have been having fun making sauerkraut at home. First, let’s look at why homemade sauerkraut is such an important food to add to your diet. Recently, on the blog, we discussed the importance of keeping our gut microbiota…
This healthy and delicious lemony marinated zucchini salad is the perfect side dish to bring to a summer cookout or on a picnic! The zucchini is topped with slivers of red onion, crumbled goat cheese, toasted pistachio nuts, Kalamata olives, and crispy bacon. So much tastiness in every bite!
When you want something healthy with tons of flavor for dinner but don’t have time to fuss, this nutritious paleo and gluten free meal comes together in a flash. The secret? An hour before you’re ready to cook, marinate the chicken breasts.
Ever have a hectic day and just want to enjoy a tasty treat with dinner? These parmesan baked sweet potatoes are sure to make any meal extra-special. The sweet potatoes are roasted in lots of butter with a hint of garlic and parmesan cheese that forms an out-of-this-world delicious parmesan crust on top.