Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Pudding

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

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 …

bowl of vanilla custard that's dairy-free on white wooden table, top view

Dairy-Free Vanilla Custard (Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Keto, Low Carb)

Dairy-free Vanilla Custard is a comfort food dessert that’s also nourishing, with plenty of omega-3-rich egg yolks and healthy cholesterol. This creamy treat is perfect for Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Keto and Low Carb diets, and you’ll never know the dairy is missing! English Vanilla Custard Comfort foods vary in texture, flavor and temperature: homemade fried chicken, chocolate cake, ice cream. …

bowls of sprouted nuts

HOW TO SPROUT NUTS AND SEEDS (“Crispy Nuts”)

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.  In other words, if …

a row of jars lined up with different veggies inside

How to Make Fermented Vegetables with Any Veggie! — From Basic Sauerkraut to Probiotic Vegetable Medley Pickles (dairy-free; does not use whey)

Eating fermented vegetables may be excellent for your health, but making them is also one of life’s pleasures. The more you make probiotic pickled vegetables, the more you’ll experiment and love making them. This post gives you several recipes, a template for how to make sauerkraut and fermented veggies (with a saltwater brine) and also shares the tools you’ll need …

Pantry and Shopping Caution

  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 …

How to Sprout Nuts and Seeds

WHY MOST ALMOND BUTTER IS BAD FOR YOU

Why IS most almond butter bad for you? Almond butter replaced peanut butter in many people’s pantries years ago, touted as being healthier. Americans also love almonds themselves for snacking. Almond flour is quite common in gluten-free and grain-free baking. Almond milk replaced soy as the most popular dairy-free milk. Are we operating off of misinformation? Certainly it’s common to …