archive for April, 2007

Gomasio

Posted on April 20, 2007

Gomasio is healthy, tasty and easy enough for a child to make.

One of my favorite gluten free condiments, Gomasio is made of sesame seeds, a healthy food, high in protein and fiber. This nutritious Asian sesame seed condiment is also full of calcium and super tasty.

In the photo above, my older son is stirring up a double batch for the family. Below, we have transferred the seeds to a suribachi and prepare to take turns grinding.

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Diagnosing Celiac Disease

Posted on April 17, 2007

UPDATE: I’ve posted a more current and thorough page with information and resources regarding celiac disease.

“Celiac disease is a an autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the small intestine, which can lead to malabsorption of nutrients. A genetic intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, triggers this destructive reaction of the immune system”, according to Dr. Peter Green of Columbia University Medical Center, and one of the premier celiac specialists in the world. Like diabetes, it […]

Cranberry Chocolate Biscotti

Posted on April 12, 2007

Enjoy this quick and easy gluten free biscotti recipe.

Every newly diagnosed celiac wants a good gluten free cookie recipe. This recipe for chocolate biscotti with cranberries is made with high protein almond flour which is a Paleo/primal friendly ingredient and very nutritious. Quick and easy to make this biscotti recipe is perfect with a cup of tea for a dessert or snack.

My friend Aimee was here the other day and I gave her one of these biscotti fresh out […]

Lions and Tigers and Lunch Boxes, Oh My!

Posted on April 9, 2007

During the last month, a couple of consumer safety issues featured in the news media caught my attention.

The first was a story in Newsweek which concluded that more than 50% of children’s shampoo contains para-dioxane, a cancer causing agent. Now I know why I wash my children’s hair with plain old warm water; it’s not just because I adore the way they smell like freshly washed puppies after a bath…

The second piece of news was more distressing than the first. […]

Pancakes

Posted on April 6, 2007

My children love these pancakes. High in protein, we eat them for breakfast, lunch and every now and then, dinner.

Here’s an easy recipe for gluten free pancakes. These pancakes are so simple that my younger son makes them from scratch. The high protein ingredients alone in this recipe beat any pancake mix.

My husband and I were talking about pancake mixes last month when we had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants with friends Gary and Nancy. Gary mentioned […]

Carlo Petrini

Posted on April 3, 2007

The Slow Food Movement was born in Italy in1986 when Carlo Petrini organized a protest against the building of a McDonald’s in Rome.

Petrini founded Slow Food International three years later, renouncing not only Fast Food, but the overall pace of Fast Life. Issuing a manifesto, the movement called for the safeguarding of local economies, the rediscovery of authentic culinary tradition and a sustainable, ecologically aware consumerism.

At the table, Slow Food advocates a return to traditional recipes, locally grown foods […]

Book Review: Fast Food Nation

Posted on April 3, 2007

Eric Schlosser examines the birth of fast food culture in this captivating survey of postwar America.

Fast Food Nation reveals the impacts of this industry on our country, taking a hard look at how fast food has lead to the homogenization of our society, hastened the “malling” of our landscapes and lead to the systemic exploitation of the teenage workforce.

Schlosser reveals frightening information regarding the unsanitary conditions of fast food production. He also uncovers the industry’s efforts to entice the […]

Sunflower Sprout Salad

Posted on April 1, 2007

Sunflower greens and sprouts are as high in protein as chicken!

Sunflower Sprout Salad made with tomatoes, fresh garden greens and freshly squeezed lemon juice is a quick and easy side dish for any healthy dinner. If you are inundated with greens from the farmers market this healthy sprout salad is the answer.

After an unusually long, snowy winter here in Colorado, we have been blessed with warmer weather. The sun was shining today as I sat on my porch, read […]