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Benefits of Fermented Foods

It may seem strange to us that people in earlier times knew how to preserve vegetables without the use of freezers or canning machines. This was done through the process of lacto-fermentation. Lacto-fermentation happens when the sugars and starches in vegetables are converted to lactic acid by lactic-acid producing...

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Gluten-free Coconut Cupcakes

Forget about  the chocolates and candy for Valentine's Day.  Here is a  recipe for Gluten-free Coconut Cupcakes that is sure to please your sweetheart! Gluten-free Coconut Cupcakes Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 6 eggs 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup honey 1 TBSP vanilla 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut...

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Creative {Sugar-Free} Valentine’s Day Foods

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means another holiday for kids to fill up with sugar. It doesn't have to be that way. I was browsing the internet and found several wonderful sites with Valentine's Day foods that aren't filled with sugar! I love...

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Autumn Muffins

I decided to play around with gluten free flours yesterday.  These muffins turned out superb! The flavor reminds me of Autumn with the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. I hope you enjoy these "Autumn Muffins" on this wonderful winter day! Ingredients: 4 eggs 2/3 c. sugar 2/3 c. brown sugar 1...

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Substitutions for Wheat Flour

If you are cutting out wheat flour because of gluten and you still love to bake, don't be discouraged. There are so many other options for baking and the food tastes wonderful. The following are substitutions for 1 cup of wheat. 1 cup gluten-free mix 7/8 cup rice...

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Gluten Derivatives

Do you suffer from Celiac Disease or are you gluten intolerant? (Read about the symptoms of gluten intolerance here.) For people who suffer from gluten intolerance,  avoiding gluten is crucial to your health.  Gluten is not just found in bread. The first thing you must learn...

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Grain-free, Sugar-free Pumpkin Muffins

Every once in a while I crave muffins. Since I went grain and sugar free, most muffin recipes leave me less than satisfied.  I tried a new Pumpkin Muffin recipe and they turned out wonderful!  We even served them to a friend who eats sugar and...

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Oil of Oregano

  Most people don't know about the wonderful benefits of Oil of Oregano. It is a popular alternative health remedy for many ailments. The ancient Greeks were one of the first people to recognize this oil for its health benefits and medicinal qualities. Oil of Oregano acts as nature's...

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Too Much Protein?

Considering the popularity of protein-heavy diets, I feel it is important to understand the need for balance. How much is too much? If more than 30% of your calories come from protein (complicated math), then you are possibly getting too much protein.  (You can read about...

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