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Gluten Free Overnight Oats

Need a quick breakfast for mornings on the run?  This easy overnight oat recipe is an excellent option for a make-ahead and stress-free morning. Don’t be afraid to put your spin on it by including an assortment of add-ins to increase the nutrient value. Spice it up with a few of these optional add-ins: toasted coconut, hemp seeds, nuts/nut butter, seeds/seed butter, bee pollen, ground milk thistle, moringa, cacao nibs/powder, turmeric, cinnamon, etc. […]

Gluten Free Overnight Oats2020-06-17T09:48:06-04:00

Spicy Caesar Dressing

I recently attended a birthday dinner for one of my good friends, and her husband served this AMAZING Wasabi Caesar Dressing.  I admit I was unsure of what to think about it initially, but I was blown away with how good it was, and I have been dreaming about it ever since.  It was literally one of the best salad dressings I’ve ever had! Since dairy and I don’t mix well, I was on a mission to create my own, and after a few failed attempts, I landed on this adaptation of the Minimalist Baker (I [...]

Spicy Caesar Dressing2020-05-18T18:58:48-04:00

Rib Rub Seasoning

One of the foods we most missed when implementing REID was a barbeque; this was primarily for my husband. Most barbeque sauces are loaded with MSG, natural flavors, smoke-flavor, soy, and several sources of free glutamate, and while I am sure a homemade barbeque sauce can be made, I have yet to attempt it myself. By using this simple rib rub, we can achieve the barbeque flavor, without the unwanted additives.  […]

Rib Rub Seasoning2020-04-29T11:01:48-04:00

Better, Not Perfect | Last Minute Cake

I’ve hesitated in adding this to the website, but also understand that many families need a quick option to make REID more obtainable. The last thing I want is for families to be too overwhelmed even to attempt REID, but also have to disclose that not everyone will be able to tolerate something like this. Sensitivity to free glutamate will vary from person to person. In my opinion, this cake is far better than a typical processed gluten-free/casein-free cake loaded with xanthan gum and other additives. We had a situation recently, where I needed to make [...]

Better, Not Perfect | Last Minute Cake2020-03-03T16:41:08-05:00

A Story of Hope With REID: “Finding This Group Was Like Life Support”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some of these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some.  Thank you for giving us hope… "Original post-So proud of my son (16 [...]

A Story of Hope With REID: “Finding This Group Was Like Life Support”2020-03-02T17:30:52-05:00

Dill Chicken Salad

Here is a simple nutrient-packed lunchbox option that we loved to serve on top of a bed of greens or lettuce wraps. Dill and red onions are excellent sources of the flavonoid, quercetin. Quercetin is neuroprotective against glutamate-induced oxidative stress, free radicals and helps to inhibit glutamate release (which decreases neuron firing). Dill is also a natural antimicrobial and helps to property utilize fatty acids. Delicious and beneficial! […]

Dill Chicken Salad2020-03-02T12:06:59-05:00

Chia Seed Pudding

Are you looking for an easy, nutrient-packed recipe to keep on hand?  This chia seed pudding can quickly be served for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. Better yet, there are so many different ways that you can top-it, that you can put a unique spin on each serving. We love to top our chia seed pudding with granola, fresh fruit, fresh compote, microgreens (major nutrient boost), bee pollen, goji berries, and even thicker smoothies to make a parfait. […]

Chia Seed Pudding2020-04-14T09:56:11-04:00

Greek Pasta Salad

We had a fun-filled day, and I just tossed this random greek pasta salad together as a last-minute meal (measurements may not be exact). We typically make something similar to this meal as kabobs and a greek salad, but I was honestly too lazy to get the grill going, and our son needed some carbohydrates.  Please feel free to play with this recipe: disclaimers (oxalate, salicylate, histamine, etc.) and alternative options listed under tidbits at the bottom of the post. […]

Greek Pasta Salad2020-02-23T19:23:53-05:00

Six Years Into Our Journey With REID

When we first started diet changes, I was overwhelmed by excitement and fear. Things were great- we had hope and direction. I felt excited and empowered to continue with REID because we finally saw progress. Not to mention, I was researching like a fool and connecting excess glutamate to so many of our son's symptoms. At the same time, I was also overwhelmed with the new food sensitives, underlying issues we were uncovering, and the genuine fear of how we were going to sustain this lifestyle for our son as he grew older.  How would I be [...]

Six Years Into Our Journey With REID2020-02-22T21:54:21-05:00

Greek Tzatziki Dressing

This Greek Tzatziki Dressing is hands-down, my favorite salad dressing. It is quick, easy, and extremely forgiving. The creaminess resembles the traditional yogurt-based tzatziki, with the cumber and spices give it a refreshing zest.  We enjoy this dressing tossed with mixed greens, tomato, clean olives, red onion, cucumber, radish, and green peppers.  I hope you enjoy this simple dressing as much as we do. […]

Greek Tzatziki Dressing2020-02-21T16:21:38-05:00
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