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Unstuffed Egg Roll

This recipe for Unstuffed Egg Rolls works for a quick and easy last-minute weeknight meal that packs a lot of veggies. In my opinion, getting vegetables in is much easier when they are #1 shredded and #2 intermixed with meat for extra flavoring. Fortunately, this recipe achieves both of these. In full disclosure, while my son and I enjoy this recipe, it has never been a favorite for my husband.  However, it won’t hold him back from eating seconds, and being completely honest, it is such an easy way to get whole food and vegetables the [...]

Unstuffed Egg Roll2020-09-14T21:38:49-04:00

Crispy Kale Chips

Shortly after we started our journey with REID, one of my closest friends in Charlotte had us over for dinner, and she made the most delicious oven-baked kale chips.  Up until that point, I hadn’t eaten much kale, and I was delightfully surprised to see it prepared in this way.  Instead of choking down the soggy bitter green, we inhaled the crispy potato-like chips, leaving only crumbs.  From this dinner on, we started consuming kale chips on the regular.  These Crispy Kale Chips only take a few minutes to make and are an easy way to [...]

Crispy Kale Chips2020-09-14T14:03:43-04:00

French Toast

Our transition to REID and working to lower glutamate didn’t mean that we had to remove all “fun foods.” We just learned how to make them healthier and consume them in moderation. This French Toast recipe has become a weekend treat in our home, especially for our little guy. Keep in mind, there are several ways in which you can adapt this recipe to fit your family’s needs best, but the most important thing is to keep ingredients clean. Under tidbits below, you will find clean recipes and products for your bread, milk, and spice options. [...]

French Toast2020-09-13T09:23:04-04:00

Trader Joe’s Hearts of Palm Chicken Pesto

Random, just getting back in town, pulling dinner out of the freezer meal. The verdict on this last-minute meal from my family: my husband loved it, the little guy thought it was too spicy but loved the flavor (go easy on the chili flakes), and I enjoyed it. We had no leftovers. The following is only an approximation of what was used, and I may have had a glass of wine before typing this up. […]

Trader Joe’s Hearts of Palm Chicken Pesto2020-09-08T12:27:52-04:00

Legit Bread

A couple of years ago, we had removed, umm… pretty much everything, and were searching for a gluten-free, casein-free, grain-free, nut-free, soy-free, additive-free, gum-free bread. After 16 failed attempts at creating my own recipe,  I came across Jennifer of Predominantly Paleo.  Not only did she clearly understand the struggle, but she had also created the perfect Legit Bread Mix, fitting our needs. Her recipe only eggs, honey, olive oil, apple cider vinegar (or lemon), cassava flour, potato starch, psyllium husk powder, potato flour, sea salt, and baking soda.  Now here we are, a couple of years [...]

Legit Bread2020-09-08T11:57:55-04:00

Coconut Vegetable Curry

I’ve always loved Indian food, but I never knew how to make it until I discovered a Coconut Curry recipe by Averie Cooks.  With a little work, I adapted this dish to make REID friendly.  Our once favorite store-bought curry dish can now easily be made at home and clean enough for REID.  This recipe is pretty flexible and can be adapted to fit your specific needs. Working to lower animal protein consumption? We’ve also enjoyed removing the chicken and subbing with chickpeas and zucchini.  Feel free to add or swap the vegetables to fit your [...]

Coconut Vegetable Curry2020-08-31T21:13:23-04:00

Roasted Pork Loin and Root Vegetables

I am sitting in hot Florida, actively trying to convince myself that cooler fall temperatures are coming. For me, nothing says fall more than roasted root vegetables and savory herbs.  Tonight I made this delicious Roasted Pork Loin recipe from The Barefoot Contessa.  She has the absolute best recipes; I just more of them were REID friendly.  Good news, with the few minor tweaks I’ve listed below, this one is!  Yes, I know many choose to avoid pork, and I understand why, but one of the most challenging and most important lessons we’ve learned in this journey [...]

Roasted Pork Loin and Root Vegetables2020-08-26T11:07:28-04:00

Easy Energy Balls

When we first started REID, these energy balls became a staple in our house.  They were easy to travel with, served as a great accompaniment to a smoothie for breakfast, worked in lunchboxes, and also made a nice treat after dinner. With time the recipe morphed because these easy energy balls acted as a great vessel to hide dried herbs in. Please don’t be afraid to adapt this recipe, add new ingredients, and increase the nutritional density of these little treats. […]

Easy Energy Balls2020-08-26T09:50:38-04:00

The Role of Glutamate in Pain

Glutamate is also the most abundant neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating over 50% of the nervous system, including the sensory system.  Glutamate is considered to be an excitatory neurotransmitter, which means it excites or stimulates nerve cells located throughout the nervous system and facilitates the transmission of messages. The excitatory pathway is responsible for a wide variety of functions like the release of adrenaline, the control of movement and motor systems, learning, memory, and the expression of thought. It works in tandem with the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which calms and relaxes nerve cells and impedes [...]

The Role of Glutamate in Pain2020-07-21T18:28:23-04:00

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
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