Summer Salad

While not low-glutamate because of the goat milk cheese, this has been my recent favorite repeat lunch. However, this simple favorite has been introduced previously. It was a favorite treat when we started diet changes years ago but without the cheese. Ingredients Avocado (chopped) Tomato (chopped) Cucumber (chopped) Sharp Cheddar (chopped) (optional) Salt Pepper Garlic Granules Basil (chopped) (optional) Instructions No oil is necessary.  Chop all ingredients and toss to combine.

Summer Salad2023-06-29T18:29:48-04:00

Christmas Chia Seed Parfait

Christmas is just a few days away, and our little guy specifically asked for a special Christmas smoothie for lunch today.  I decided to make our own version of an old Against All Grain recipe for the special occasion. Chia seed pudding parfaits are a fantastic option for breakfast on the run, as they can last a few days in the fridge. While this is a good base recipe, don’t be afraid to add your own spin to it by adjusting to your own dietary needs, sneak more vegetables and or herbs in.  Merry Christmas!! -xoxo, Andi [...]

Christmas Chia Seed Parfait2020-12-21T12:58:35-05:00

Pigs In A Blanket

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 [...]

Pigs In A Blanket2020-10-04T17:30:04-04:00

Crispy Kale Chips

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 [...]

Crispy Kale Chips2020-10-01T16:10:38-04:00

Easy Energy Balls

When we first started the transition to lower glutamate foods,  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 Balls2020-10-02T09:02:19-04:00

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 Pudding2020-10-02T11:39:28-04:00

Collard Greens

Growing up I became accustomed to the standard soggy collards- swimming in swampy water with nearly a cup full of white sugar dumped in to disguise the bitterness of the greens.  It wasn’t until recently that we changed up our collard green recipe to this lighter healthier option that I keep going back to.  We will never go back to the old soggy stewed collards. […]

Collard Greens2020-10-02T12:08:52-04:00

Smothered Apple Bowl

It is not uncommon for many families to struggle with egg allergies or egg sensitivities.  Because of this, finding easy and tolerated breakfast options can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, a few years ago one of our incredible admins from the FB group, Leslie, shared this simple and versatile breakfast/snack idea. This recipe has been a staple in our house ever since. Thank you, Leslie! […]

Smothered Apple Bowl2020-10-02T12:22:15-04:00

Roasted Pumpkin/Squash Seeds

With this recipe, we were once again trying to consume as much magnesium as possible.  Pumpkin and squash seeds contain some of the highest sources of magnesium found in whole food and are hugely anti-parasitic, especially with the hull! These incredible seeds also freeze well, so use the opportunity when in season to freeze any extras. They are surprisingly enough, a big favorite in our house. Ingredients 1 1/4 c. raw pumpkin or squash seeds 2 tbsp. avocado oil or melted coconut oil 1/4 tsp. sea salt Instructions Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheet or [...]

Roasted Pumpkin/Squash Seeds2019-09-24T16:46:17-04:00

Cranberry Sauce

Holidays can be tricky with extended family! This simple recipe doesn’t add any extra stress to the holiday food prep and is a simple way to make a traditional holiday dish a little more healthy. Most store bought options contain gelatin, natural flavors, corn syrup and other inflammatory sources of free glutamate. In my opinion, this tastes far better than any canned option out there.  This recipe can easily be made ahead and frozen prior to the big day. Ingredients 10 oz package fresh or frozen cranberries 1/2 c. Freshly squeezed orange or apple juice 1/3 [...]

Cranberry Sauce2020-10-02T12:45:32-04:00
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