Introduction to the Microbiome

Introduction to the Microbiome

Today I’d like to give you an introduction to your microbiome.  As you will learn, they play a huge role in shaping who we are. The human digestive tract houses bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, molds, protozoa, and worms totaling about five pounds, and numbering in the trillions. When referring to their community, we now call this mass of microbes our “microbiome.”  And when referring to their category, we call them either “gut flora,” “microflora” (old names),...

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Cooking Foods In a Healthier Way

Cooking Foods In a Healthier Way

Cooking foods in a healthier way is just as important as what and when you eat.  There are many ways you can use basic cooking methods and less fat when preparing your favorite dishes.  These minor changes will go a long way to help you achieve your weight management and health goals. Below are healthier cooking options that you can explore instead of frying foods.  These methods will help to retain nutrients and flavors in foods far more effectively.  You’ll also...

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Flourless Chocolate Torte

Flourless Chocolate Torte

I absolutely LOVE chocolate…creamy, thick, rich, and smooth.  This gluten-free flourless chocolate torte provides all of those things…and more.  If you haven’t tried this, or similar recipe AND you LOVE a rich chocolate dessert, you must try this recipe. Have you ever wished for a small piece of something semi-sweet and velvety smooth?  All I want are a few bites…okay maybe more like six.  I will agree to add some fresh berries but don’t even...

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Gluten-Free Kale Pancakes

Gluten-Free Kale Pancakes

Who can resist kale pancakes??  *There is an option below to make these dairy free as well!* I was doubtful these green kale pancakes were going to pass my pancake taste test.  This is mostly because I usually make either buttermilk or sourdough pancakes…when I make them.  These are quick to make and simply yummy!  Cook them on lower heat to retain the pretty green color.  Move over green eggs and ham!  Make room for the king of greens–KALE! I am on a mission to...

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Creamy Cole Slaw

Are you looking for a slightly sweet cole slaw that’s a great side to have with BBQ pork?  Then this is it!  I’ve made this cole slaw for many years and I always get complements.  I think it’s because I add in colorful veggies, so it’s pretty and it has just the right amount of sugar.  

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Gluten-Free Cornbread That Tastes Like the Real Thing

Gluten-Free Cornbread That Tastes Like the Real Thing

This cornbread recipe is from Pamela’s Products website, although I tweaked it a bit by adding vinegar to the milk prior to adding the milk to the dry ingredients.  This is a another way to obtain a buttermilk-type taste that I prefer in my cornbread.  I also added an extra tablespoon of butter to the batter and a tablespoon of butter to the pan to melt in the oven just prior to baking. Gluten-Free Cornbread – Does it taste just as good? Yes!  This bread has a...

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