May 15

Recipe: Grilled Grassfed Tri Tip Roast

| Entrées

With Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to grill. On my excursions through the blogosphere I came upon a wonderful recipe at Savoring Today for grilled Tri Tip Roast. It is a great alternative to london broil. It is much more savory and flavorful. Definitely purchase it from your grass fed farmer. It will be more succulent, earth friendly and healthier than conventional beef.

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May 10

CLA – The Udderly Healthy Trans Fat

| Food Supply & Food Politics

We have all heard how unhealthy trans-fats are for us. Synthetically produced tran-fats can be found as partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil as well as margarine. These fake fats are found in many commercial products from salad dressings to baked goods. For thirty years nutritionists have been saying that trans-fats are bad and recently the conventional medical community has finally agreed. So much so, that certain municipalities (like New York City) are actually banning them from use in restaurants. Surprisingly, there is one naturally occurring trans-fat that is tremendously healthy for us called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid).

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May 08

Video/Recipe: Coconut Milk Yogurt

| Coconut Products

As I mentioned in my previous post about making coconut milk, living dairy-free can be rather challenging. One of the hardest foods to give up is yogurt. The smooth texture of cool yogurt on a hot summer’s day is deeply refreshing. You do not have to miss out! This recipe is easy once you get to know the steps. Just add some fresh berries and it is as satisfying as any fresh dairy product — more so, because this yogurt is truly hand crafted.

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May 05

Understanding Coconut Oil

| Autoimmunity & Healing Diets

Many people are confused about the coconut products and coconut oil. Unfortunately, there is a widespread misconception that coconut oil is bad for you because it contains saturated fat. Although coconut products have been used for thousands of years by natives of the Tropics, India, and Asia, westerners have been told it is unhealthy. These native populations enjoy good health because coconut oil is truly one of the healthiest oil you can consume.

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May 03

Battle of the Two Sugars

| Autoimmunity & Healing Diets

In response to the declining consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the Corn Refiners’ Association has asked the FDA for permission to change the name to “corn sugar.” Isn’t that typical of special interest groups — find a new way to market an old product in order to fool the public. This, in the face of serious concerns by scientists and consumers about the health and environmental impacts of HFCS.

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May 01

Recipe: Coconut Milk (Paleo, SCD, GAPS, AIP)

| Coconut Products

Living dairy-free can be a challenge, especially when it comes to milk replacements. Over the years I have tried many products. Before I knew better, I drank a lot of soy milk. After reading Kaayla Daniel’s book The Whole Soy Story I stopped drinking it immediately because of all the problems it can create. But that is another post for a different day. One alternative is to make your own coconut milk.

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