Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Recipe Review: Creamy Chicken Soup From River North Paleo Girl

This creamy, satisfying soup takes minutes to load in the crock pot. Let it cook on low for 9 hours and you have a great grain free, dairy free, gluten free meal. I used frozen whole chicken breasts then removed them with tongs and shredded them before serving.
Easy, easy, easy!

The recipe is here at River North Paleo Girl. Another pinterest find!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Recipe Review: CCF Tea from Hey Monica B!

 There is nothing like a simple, warm cup of tea to start your morning. I love a cup of herbal tea to start the day and usually a few hours before breakfast to help get things going. This tea comes from a great Ayurvedic website called Hey Monica B! I started listening to her podcasts a few months ago and got a basic education in how Ayurvedic medicine works. It is a gentle, natural approach to supporting your body and I found it fascinating.

This tea is made from Cumin, Coriander, and Fennel seed. It is mildly cleansing, a liver detoxify-er and helps balance hormones, a great way to start the morning. Here is the article with the directions.
 You can add honey to sweeten it if you wish, I found that it isn't really needed for my tastes.


I like to have it first thing and then do some light yoga before breakfast. It gently wakes up my digestive fires and gets my system ready for the day. If you want to know more about Ayurveda take this quiz and start listening to Monica's podcasts. I suggest starting with #1 and listening to them in order if you aren't familiar with Ayurveda, she gives a great background and modern application.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Recipe Review: Deep Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting

This is the kind of cake your Grandma used to make, deep, dark chocolate, moist and dense. YUM! I added 1/4 c. melted ghee to the recipe for a buttery flavor and a moister cake. You can find the cake recipe here, and the frosting here at The Nourishing Gourmet.
Note: This recipe is not SCD legal

Friday, March 1, 2013

Recipe Review: Pecan Pie Bars from Without Adornment

Pecan Pie Bars
Thanks to Pinterest I found these yummy dessert bars that would be an excellent choice for a potluck. The shortbread crust and sweet cinnamony filling loaded with soaked pecans.....it all comes together for a great Paleo dessert that everyone will love.

This recipe came from Without Adornment and can be found here.

Note: I used coconut milk instead of almond milk, honey instead of maple syrup and opted for the grain free option of arrowroot starch. Arrowroot starch is not legal on the SCD, I think this filling would turn out substituting coconut flour for the arrowroot but I haven't tried it yet.

Thursday, February 28, 2013


I know what you are thinking, "no I don't want to learn how to make clocks from my old garbage can lids!" 

Pinterest is an online website that can change your world, your cooking world. Think of it as a giant bulletin board (thus the "pinning") to put all the ideas you have found online. You can have a "board" for desserts, one for recipes you want to try, and one for recipes you know are tried and true.There is also a button you can install on your toolbar to "pin" as you are browsing the internet.

Now think of being able to get a peek at my bulletin board, or hundreds of other people's who have the same interests you do by searching keywords. It really is a great place to find and organize recipes. If you haven't tried it yet click here, set up an account. Now search for paleo, grain free or scd and sit back, you will be awhile.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Strawberry Lassi

Strawberry Lassi

I haven't posted in so long.....I had to share this fabulous drink. I like it for a light breakfast or snack. Lassi is an Indian smoothie, usually made with mango and served cold.

Strawberry Lassi

5 frozen strawberries (or a similar amount of any kind of fruit)
1/3 c. SCD yogurt
2-3 tsp. honey
1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. water or 1/2 c. water and 2-3 ice cubes for a thicker smoothie

Combine all ingredients in a small blender and blend until smooth.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Recipe Review: Summer Squash Tian from My Big Fat Grain Free Life

Summer Squash Tian

 Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Sauteed Onion, garlic, olive oil and Parmesan Cheese....Absolute Perfection! Thanks MBFGFL for another winning recipe. 

Click here for the recipe

Note: If you are dairy free substitute more almond flour for the cheese and add a pinch of seasoning salt. Or you could sub my seasoned "bread crumbs" too.