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

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

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

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

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
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