Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Pudding~ Grain-free & Sugar-free… {dairy-free option!}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 22 Comments

Bread pudding makes a great dessert but it also makes a great breakfast or lunch box addition.   Here’s an autumnal recipe that is hard to resist!  You’ll love the creamy, sweet flavor and the high-protein content to boot! We make this recipe regularly at our Paleo/Traditional/GAPS cafe and every time there are leftovers my husband eats them and tells me …

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 …

Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Custard Recipe (GAPS)

Megan Cooking With Kids, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 11 Comments

Comfort foods are often defined by texture.  The flavor and temperature of a food also weigh in.  Ultimate comfort foods range in texture, flavor, and temperature: homemade fried chicken, winter squash, chocolate cake, ice cream.  But for me, the ultimate comfort food is warm, thick vanilla custard, like the kind you find in England poured over “pudding.” Surprisingly, most of …

bowls of sprouted nuts

HOW TO SPROUT NUTS AND SEEDS

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

Soaking raw nuts and seeds overnight in salt water is essential for good general health, if you plan to eat nuts as a regular part of your diet.  Former cultures knew to ferment their grains.  Modern trends toward the healthfulness of raw food or even the benefits of a grain-free diet often miss this important step. This post contains affiliate …

dairy-free fermented veggies sauerkraut

How to Make Your Own Fermented Vegetables (dairy-free; does not use whey)

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

 “If the meal consists entirely of cooked foods, then a lacto-fermented condiment is a must.”-S.Fallon Why eat fermented vegetables? Protect the body against infection by stimulating the immune system. Improve the digestion process, helping to break down proteins and carbs, thus requiring less insulin for digestion. Provide an excellent source of antioxidants. Help fight candida and other yeast overgrowth. Keep …

Pantry and Shopping Caution

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 0 Comments

  That’s Funny: Foods NOT to Eat (And why…) 1) Monounsaturated canola oil and polyunsaturated vegetable oils such as sunflower, soy, corn and safflower Historically, the oil from the rapeseed plant, (now commonly known as canola), was used a lot in Asian countries.  Likely extracted at low heat it was probably a healthful oil, not yet changed molecularly and being …

Mamas Are Supposed to Have Secrets

Megan Main Dishes, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 7 Comments

It’s not just what’s in holiday stockings that mamas keep a secret. Some secrets are better than holiday gifts and can, if helpful, remain a secret. Shhh…. This post is about….organ meats!  Ha, HA!  Perhaps there is a child in you, too, who is wiggling? Here is the painless truth: organ meats are so good for you that they are not to be …

Kimbap

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 3 Comments

  Our family categorizes most good meals as, “feasts.”  Especially when there are abundant options and variety on the table, when family-style bowls abound, each with their own magical treat inside. Back in the day when we ate legumes[1], my homemade hummus was the foundation for regular feasts.  It provided a wonderful jumping off place for homemade bread, sauerkraut, fresh …

How to Sprout Nuts and Seeds

WHY MOST ALMOND BUTTER IS BAD FOR YOU

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 27 Comments

I feel a mix of amusement and annoyance when I see on the Internet headings like, “Almonds: the World’s Healthiest Food.”  These sites, when looked at, inevitably include a list with the nutritional profile of such foods: they are full of vitamins and minerals and fiber!  We are supposed to be dazzled, convinced. However, the claims are narrow in their …