Gluten Free (GF) Granola

Back in the day, we used to eat granola in the morning with milk or yogurt for breakfast, as a snack throughout the day, and in the evening to top fruit or ice cream. I am not sure why we stopped making it (and eating it), however of the blue last week my husband asked if I would make him some granola. Now we are off and running again.

Alternative (Vegetable) Piecrust

As an alternative piecrust for vegetable pies/quiches, I have been experimenting with gluten-free, vegan and lower-carb substitutions for the traditional wheat-based crust. In the past, I have used shredded potatoes seasoned with onion or shallot and garlic for a Passover-friendly pie crust, and so I thought I would try using different vegetables for a lower-carb alternative crust.

Black-Eyed Pea Salad aka Aaron’s Appetizer

Black-eyed peas for New Years are a multicultural phenomenon, eaten to usher in the new year, as a symbol of luck, prosperity, and/or in association with other milestone events, including Emancipation of African-American slaves in January 1963. There is no reason to wait for the holidays to make this delicious black-eyed pea salad as an easy summer salad or nutritious add-on for your Buddha bowls.

Roman Soup with Passover Dumplings

Here is the recipe for one of our very favorite Passover Soups; one interesting thing about it is that you can use so many different kinds of greens - basically whatever looks good in the market. The flavor of the broth is always amazing. Roman Soup with Parmesan ready to eat! Roman Soup with Passover … Continue reading Roman Soup with Passover Dumplings

The Microbiome Diet ABCs – C is for Curtail Processed Foods

Earlier installments in this series focused on Probiotics and Prebiotics, two extremely important elements in the Microbiome Diet that we need every day. Now we come to Processed Foods - the elephant in the room – likely the greatest challenge for your Microbiome Diet and healthy Second Middle Age. Most of us have grown up … Continue reading The Microbiome Diet ABCs – C is for Curtail Processed Foods

The Microbiome Diet ABCs: A is for Add Probiotics

This week I would like to go into a little more detail on naturally occurring Probiotics – an important element in your Microbiome Diet to promote great health in your Second Middle Age. As outlined in last week’s post on the Microbiome Diet, consumption of natural probiotics can support the immune system and fight inflammation … Continue reading The Microbiome Diet ABCs: A is for Add Probiotics