Ginger, Honey and Lemon: Can You Guess How I'm Feeling?

O.K., which of you stuffed my ears with marshmallows and forced me to swallow a cheese grater? I know one of you is the culprit because there’s no other explanation for why I feel this way. ...more

Apple Cider Raisin Bread - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, SCD Legal

This bread has a cake like texture which makes it great for a treat. Breads are not a staple of my diet anymore since I dramatically changed my eating happens to accommodate my healing but it is nice to have a treat once in a while especially when in the company of others....more

Winter Cold (Green) Survival Kit

Currently  my family and I are deep in battle with  a nasty  cold which inevitability comes around  this time every year.  With all my eco changes in place  my ‘Must Have’ list for cold season had to also be updated. Here is my drug free updated list. To Eat/Drink...more

Sweet Vanilla Banana Smoothie (Gluten Free, Nut Free, SCD Legal)

You remember those stands at the mall? The ones with the orange drink? Well they had banana too, which was my absolute favorite. This is a knock off that is actually good for you! Sweet Vanilla Banana Smoothie ...more

SCD is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, it's a diet for people with inflammatory bowel diseases ...more

A hot drink to help fight the cold and the flu

A hot drink to help fight the cold and the fluProbably right now, you are a bit sick like me; you have the flu or a big cold. When we are a bit groggy: runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, chilliness and tiredness, the whole shabang, i am making a great concoction that we call a Ponce. This drink is very effective for the blues of the long winter nights. Be sure you are making it right before going to sleep, because, you will sleep like a baby ! Here is the recipe. Ingredients 1/2 cup of orange juice 1/2 cup of water...more

Grain Free, Nut Free, SCD Legal Banana Bread

Since I started SCD  I always had some issues with nut flours which, I've recently discovered, was an allergic reaction. The doctor took my complaints very seriously and I am now a proud epi- pen carrying member of the nut-free club. However, now I had to go figure out how to bake again with a new flour. I chose coconut flour because, well, really, what is there other than nut flours that are allowed on this diet? Good thing coconut flour is yummy and I've found it to be cheaper than the almond flour that I was using. Don't worry, this doesn't actually taste like coconuts. It's moist, filling, and everything you'd ever want from a banana bread....more

Honey and Rosemary Cornbread

A Touch of Spice

A Touch of SpiceSo I've been allowed to have a bit of a play in the kitchen - and I thought that I would have a play with Moroccan Spices; turmeric, coriander, cumin, ginger. I was surprised at how quickly the meal came together (although I did marinate the meat the night before). If you're looking for something with lots of flavour and the something which is ready in less than 20 minutes (20 MINUTES!!) than this dish is for you.Moroccan Lamb and Apricot CouscousSpiced Moroccan Lamb3 lamb back-straps (or lamb fillets)1/2 cup apricot nectar...more

Fig Happy

Fig HappyPhillip's parents have a quant little garden out the back, filled with lots of fresh produce. Things like lettuce, shallots, garlic, spinach and tomatoes - along with a fig tree and an olive tree. Each evening I meander through the garden and peruse the fig tree for fruit ready for eating.The figs are just coming into season and I can't wait for the first plump and juicy fig to be ready!...more

honey cinnamon tres leches cake

honey cinnamon tres leches cake ...more