For quite some time, we've been making a yeast fighting herbal tea comprised of various loose herbals with anti-fungal properties. However, I've always hesitated to share specific herbal information publicly due to individual sensitivity. Fortunately, I've teamed up with the Rogue Herbalist to ensure the following recipe is legitimate and safer to use. This mild tea is an easy and gentle way to help combat underlying yeast/candida overgrowth in the gut. While it can be served hot or cold, we have always preferred it to be served cold, over ice, similar to a sweet-tea. So why an [...]
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Items are listed from highest to lowest in free glutamate (High, Moderate, Medium, Low) I have a few disclaimers to add here: Many of the listed ingredients are based on our personal experience and sensitivity to free glutamate. Specific ingredients like “strawberry flavor” will not be listed; instead, they fall into the “natural flavors” category. * glutamate levels depend on the extent of commercial processing ** some whole foods will have ingredients that reduce glutamate effect, and this varies with individuals ***sensitivity to free glutamate varies from person to person. I suspect those more sensitive to free [...]
This White Chicken Chili might be my most favorite soup recipe of all time. I’m not even joking when I say that we have probably made the recipe over 30 times and still don’t get tired of it. However, if you do not omit the jalapeno pepper from the soup, it will pack a lot of heat. My husband and I jokingly call this “cough-soup” because those seeds can induce a little cough in response to the heat. If serving little ones, you will definitely want to omit the jalapeno seeds and potentially scale back on the [...]
Okay, throwing this all out here as I make an effort to share how we manage a lower glutamate diet as a lifestyle instead of a “temporary diet.” At the time of writing this, we’ve been on a very clean low-glutamate diet for almost 7 years. What we are eating today is different from our deepest healing days of using food as medicine. Fall is officially here, and with two “boys” in the house, we have what seems like constant football games on. Nothing screams football more than pigs-in-a-blanket, so I decided to make our son this [...]
As gross as it may sound, I love a carrot smoothie. The sweet earthy flavor of the carrot and the ginger's spice adds depth to the tropical fruits' sweetness. I understand that many families cannot tolerate so many sugary fruits, so we have also added frozen cauliflower, frozen butternut squash, and/or yellow squash with little flavor change. This, of course, depends on the ratios used. We have also omitted the orange juice and just used fresh oranges instead. Feel free to play with this recipe. Ingredients 1 c. Pineapple (frozen) 1 c. [...]
I was vacationing in the mountains with a fellow low glutamate mom, and as moms do, we all packed some clean eats for us to share. Well, my friend brought the most amazing cookies I have ever had, even during my gluten-filled days. After gaining about 5lbs over the week, I begged her to share the recipe. The recipe is by the talented Laura Lea Balanced. You can check out her website and her fantastic cookbooks here. With a few minor tweaks to make this recipe more compliant, it has become our go-to recipe that I’m not [...]
Smoothie Bowls are our go-to option for last-minute weeknight meals and tonight was the perfect example of this situation. While dealing with high temperatures on the official first day of Autumn, I attempted to create a cold autumn-inspired Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl for dinner. It was a hit! Heads up, this smoothie bowl is super sweet and is more like a dessert, hence the Pumpkin Pie name. This recipe made three large servings. Happy Fall!!! […]
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 it is such an easy way to get whole food and vegetables on the table, fast. [...]
Shortly after we started our journey with low glutamate foods, 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 [...]
Our transition to a lower glutamate diet 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 [...]