A Gourmet Recipe Source Is Now Recommending MSG

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 0 Comments

I recently looked up a recipe on Epicurious.com that was sourced from Bon Appetit magazine.  The vegetarian cucumber dish had a slight Asian flair and the cook and author of the recipe said, “If you haven’t cooked with MSG before, give it a try.”  I understand that many Asian cooking techniques have been influenced by the inclusion of MSG.  Yet …

Several years ago I had a few recurrent urinary tract infections. They were an early warning sign of my leaky gut and interstitial cystitis (now healed). I found several herbs that when steeped or boiled, depending on the nature of the herb, made a healing tea that gave me complete relief and healing within just a couple of hours. This recipe worked every time with quick, powerful convincing evidence that herbs are worth learning about. I never saw relief from other methods; and I am surprised these herbs haven't gotten more press due to their effectiveness.

5 Herbs that Heal UTIs within Hours!

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Health & Nutrition 47 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Several years ago I had a few recurrent urinary tract infections.  They were an early warning sign of my leaky gut and interstitial cystitis (now healed).  I found several herbs that when steeped or boiled, depending on the nature of the herb, made a healing tea …

dairy-free chocolate ice cream

DAIRY-FREE DARK CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM- “THE BEST YOU’LL EVER EAT,” she said shyly…

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

The organic sugar version of this recipe is the ice cream that I kept eating when I was supposed to be starting the GAPS Diet, almost four years ago.  It was the final night before I went cold turkey, and I served myself a mini bowl of this flavor while doing office work.  I guess the mini bowl was supposed …

Perfect Peanut Butter Milkshake for One: Dairy-free, Sugar-free Recipe!

Megan Drinks, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 1 Comment

Being lured to this article by the thought of a creamy, sweet, delicious milkshake, I must beg your pardon while I insert the following disclaimer . The facts are… peanut butter is sooo yummy and when not on an extreme anti-candida diet, it can be in eaten in moderation for a BIG treat.  So I’m super excited to share this super …

Michael-Pollan

Michael Pollan comes up wrong in his critique of the Paleo food movement: Poorly researched?

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition, Interviews & Guest Posts 5 Comments

Michael Pollan, food author, was recently interviewed about his position on the Paleo food movement http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/01/michael-pollan-paleo-diet-inquiring-minds and specifically on what he finds wrong with it. Generally, I agree with most of Pollan’s views and appreciate his voice, guiding and shaping many Americans to choose and delight in whole foods. However, given his appreciated wit and insights, I believe he now …

New Favorite Quote about Bone Broth by Sally Fallon Morell

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 2 Comments

“What America needs is healthy fast food and the only way to provide this is to put brothals in every town, independently owned brothals that provide the basic ingredient for soups and sauces and stews. And brothals will come when Americans recognize that the food industry has prostituted itself to short cuts and huge profits, shortcuts that cheat consumers of …

Stiffened Whipped Cream with Gelatin (sustainably-sourced)

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 1 Comment

At our “gut-healing cafe” in Eugene, Oregon what one item flies out the door almost as fast as bone broth and bone broth soups?  Parfaits!  It’s no wonder: these beautiful layered desserts are all topping!  For anyone who loves decadence, and that’s me, parfaits give us permission to eat a whole bowl-full of the rich stuff!  Maple syrup ganache, honey-sweetened compote, …

Wilt-free Whipped Cream

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 5 Comments

At our gut-healing cafe in Eugene, Oregon what one item flies out the door almost as fast as bone broth and bone broth soups? Parfaits! It’s no wonder: these beautiful layered desserts are all topping!  For anyone who loves decadence, (and that’s me), parfaits give us permission to eat a whole bowl-full of the rich stuff: maple syrup ganache, honey-sweetened compote, …

Blueberry Muffins Paleo GAPS

Blueberry Muffins {GAPS, SCD, Paleo}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

This classic recipe features homemade sprouted nut flour and butter, which happily replace store bought. I don’t know what it is about muffins; but I love ’em.  Next to soup, with tea, freshly baked muffins make me happy.  When we started the GAPS Diet, grain-free muffins like these made the new diet much easier for all of us. We had …

beet kvass with sea salt

How to Make Beet Kvass, with lovely variations: an easy ferment! {Traditional, Paleo, GAPS, AIP}

Megan Drinks, Whole Food Recipes 23 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. This fermented beverage is easy to make, high in nutrition from the “super-food” beets, and is, of course, full of probiotics. I like to make a slightly sweet version with raspberries.  Traditionally celtic sea salt makes beet kvass a savory beverage that is also rich with …