Every once in awhile, I like to give the community a recipe that might not fall into the Gut or Cleanse guidelines; a treat. Something to enjoy post cleanse when you're still trying to incorporate many of the principle of Clean but might be a bit more lenient on ingredients. This cake, which I discovered on one of my favourite food and photography blogs, Roost, contains eggs (lots of them!) but even for those who may have a sensitivity to eggs, like myself, I find that when they're in something baked, they're fine. And of course, as we've mentioned before, the higher quality (pastured, local) eggs you use, the better they are for you. The large number of eggs is why the fiber rich coconut flour works so well here.
This is a great way to enjoy the abundance of summer stone fruit and berries. The protein and healthy fats in the almonds and coconut (as well as the cinnamon) help keep blood sugar levels stable, but berries and stone fruit are generally lower in sugar than other fruit anyway. This is a perfect summer dessert, a delicious part of your cleanse lunch, and will be a hit at dinner parties, birthday parties, or as a post-cleanse breakfast. Enjoy!
Summer is in full swing everywhere and that means the kids are out of school, and there are beach adventures, road trips, visitors and celebrations. There are lazy summer mornings as well as jam-packed days. This means you need fuel for all of the above and these are my absolute favorite. Waffles are fun and celebratory, perfect for family brunches, breakfast for dinner, unique desserts or you can even freeze them to use as needed for snacks on the go. They only require a waffle iron (available in many different sizes and prices, I've seen them for as little as 20 dollars), and they hold a variety of toppings OR you can put the toppings right inside the waffles as we've done here.
The perfect recipe to go with the peach and avocado salad from this post, here they are: eagerly-awaited salmon quesadillas! They're dairy and gluten free, making them perfect for lunch on the cleanse, a healthy dinner for the whole family or just something to keep on hand for a yummy snack. Leftovers make a great protein packed breakfast too.
Trust us, this one is going to be an instant favorite!
As I've embarked on this gluten free journey, from time to time I miss good old fashioned baked goods. Many gluten free options you find in the stores are filled with tons of ingredients, fillers, and sugar, so I've been experimenting on my own. I've had more than a few failed attempts, learning the hard way that anything you bake with garbanzo bean flour will taste like falafel. I've also had some pleasant surprises, and this recipe for a savory muffin takes the (gluten-free) cake. It's definitely become a staple in my kitchen!
I previously mentioned that avoiding gluten is one of my top daily doʼs for managing my auto-immune disease, Hashimotoʼs thyroiditis. “Gluten-free” is becoming quite the diet buzzword these days, so I wanted to dig into this a bit more and explore why going gluten-free is important for me and how it plays into my diet.
Spring is the season for local grass fed lamb, and for omnivores this is one of the healthiest cuts of meat you can find. We offer this cleanse and allergy friendly version of a favorite meal- tacos! If you can't find local high quality lamb (yes, it does matter where your lamb comes from and what it was raised on!), you could use organic chicken, turkey or even fish (although I'd hold on, as we have an amazing fish taco recipe coming soon). If you are vegetarian you could make these with sauteed mushrooms or your choice of beans. Endless possibilities, all of them delicious and nutritious, so dig in!