• Ranch Dressing {egg-free & dairy-free}

    Ranch Dressing {egg-free & dairy-free}

     

    A few weeks ago I cut out dairy in an effort to get rid of intermittent migraines. And it worked. I think I was eating too much aged cheese and chocolate. The great thing was it gave me the chance to dig into some healthy dairy-free options, like this ranch dressing recipe.
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    “Potato” Salad

    "Potato" Salad

    This salad is a nice replacement for those not eating complex carbohydrates, like potatoes.
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    Cheesecake Brownies {coconut flour}

    Cheesecake Brownies {using coconut flour}

    A few readers asked me for this recipe, and I am most happy to oblige. It might be a bit early for brownies in some parts of the world, but what the heck. And really, it’s always a good time for brownies.
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    Blueberry “Corn” Muffins {almond & coconut flour}

    Blueberry Corn Muffins

    With blueberries in abundance at the moment (in North America), I couldn’t resist overusing them in this simple cornbread muffin recipe, using both almond flour and coconut flour.
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    Chocolate Zucchini Bread {almond flour}

    Chocolate Zucchini Bread {using almond flour}

    Zucchini is one of those vegetables that grows like crazy in the summer. And it’s easy to grow.
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    Kale Caesar Salad

    Kale Caesar Salad

    I reach for kale when I’m looking to infuse my body with nutrient-rich green food. 
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    Roasted Strawberries

    Roasted strawberries
    I have a lot of strawberries, and it’s early in the season. Must be Seattle weather.
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    Roasted Asparagus Soup

    Roasted Asparagus Soup

    Not sure how often you eat asparagus—I have it about once a year. It’s when I notice bunches of it, fresh, in season, sitting in a tub of ice water in the market, waiting for me.
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    Children’s Book Author Recaptures Health with No-Starch Diet

    Paul Schmid and Maurice Sendak

    Maurice Sendak and Paul Schmid, 2010. Photo by Lynn Caponera.

    Paul Schmid is an award winning artist, and internationally published author and illustrator of children’s books.

    In 1993, Paul discovered he has Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). AS is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can be involved. It causes inflammation of the spinal joints (vertebrae) that can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort.
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    1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons
    1/4 cup 4 tablespoons
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    almond flour 1/2 cup 48 g
    coconut flour 1/4 cup 26 g
    honey 1/4 cup 85 g
    honey 1 cup 12 ounces
    maple syrup 1/4 cup 81 g
    maple syrup 1/4 cup 59 ml
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    butter 1/2 cup 8 tablespoons
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    chocolate chips 1 cup 6 ounces
    chocolate chips 1 cup 160 g
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    olive oil 1/4 cup 2 ounces
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