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Amazing Bone Broth

 

I can’t believe I haven’t posted information on bone broth before now.  Ok, it is a gazillion degrees outside and it might seem like an odd time to talk about broth, but it’s really not.  Bone broth is one of the best ways to get nutrients into our bodies, and we should all be looking for ways to get more nutrients in!  It can be enjoyed as is, or as the base of all kinds of soups, stews, etc.  In the picture above, I just threw in some celery, carrots, and leeks (they were in the crisper and needed to get used, but an onion works just as well), then added some rotisserie chicken and fresh herbs.  It is yummy, and even on hot days like we’ve had lately, it’s light and soothing. Besides that, it makes the house smell great when it’s cooking!   Click here for a great article on how to make it and its benefits.

Another Great Gluten-Free Resource

I ran into a GF site that was new to me (there are so many now, it’s great!) and she has a wonderfully easy to read, yet comprehensive page about gluten sensitivities, what to know, what options are available for flour substitutions, etc.  Everyone has their own way of explaining all of it, but I thought she had done a great job at making all the information easy to digest (ok, sorry…. bad pun!) and is a really good resource.  The site name is www.gimmeglutenfree.com.  She has great recipes as well, so take a look here for the resource page.  I’ll put her site on my list of blogs as well.

Spices!

Do you like great spice blends like I do?  I found a new company that has some really nice ones – Charleston Spice Company.  Here is their info: www.charlestonspice.com.

Zuma Organics

I’ve ordered a fabulous spice blend from Zuma Organics and, as a bonus, found out that they have a great website with yummy recipes!   I can tell you from experience that the Bag O’Chicken Lemon Love is a really easy, delicious dinner.  Click here for Five Easy Back to School Dinners.

We Love Trader Joe’s!

As most of you know, I was one of the many die-hard Trader Joe’s fans who wrote many letters to their corporate office, explaining that we needed a Trader Joe’s in our area.  Thankfully, they listened!  It’s a great place to find healthier food options at a better price than you’d expect.  My favorite is their flash frozen fish – great to have in the freezer.  And when you just can’t stand the idea of eating the same old thing for dinner one more time, click here for quick and easy recipes using the most popular Trader Joe’s products.

Huge Recipe Search

I ran into a great resource on Dr. Oz’s Real Age website.  It is a very intricate recipe search for all the recipes on the site, and it includes filters such as gluten-free, sugar-free, etc.  Very handy!  To check it out, click here.

Elana’s Pantry

Finding other people who think like you do, or have conquered challenges similar to yours is, in my opinion, finding the holy grail. That’s how I felt when I found www.elanaspantry.com.  This is a really great blogsite written by Elana Amsterdam and is full of helpful information and fabulous recipes using mainly almond flour in place of grains.  These are great options for gluten-free eating, grain-free eating, low-carb eating, Primal and Paleo diets, even Passover celebrations.

Elana has become the “go to” person for cooking and baking with almond flour and she has recently published her first cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Anyone living a healthy lifestyle should really think about adding this cookbook to their collection.  Almond flour is delicious, full of protein (low in carbs!), nutrient dense, versatile, full of fiber and Elana has come up with some great ways to use it.  I have only had mine for several weeks and it is already “well loved” and everything I have tried has been a delicious success.

Want To Be A Supercook?

I was referred to a great website (thanks Dr. Cary!) and just had to pass it on. www.supercook.com is amazing!  It is a site that  enables you to type in the ingredient(s) you have on hand (upper left-hand corner) and it comes up with all kinds of recipes, from many different sources, that use your ingredients.  It’s not only helpful, it is really fun!

Mark’s Daily Apple

There are so many people out there in the blogosphere that it can get overwhelming and frustrating.  When I run into any that I think might be helpful, I will post a link so that you can check them out and see if they speak to you.  www.marksdailyapple.com makes me laugh (he’s a tad sarcastic, I wonder why I like him!) and has a lot of really good, common sense information about what he calls Primal Nutrition and Primal Eating.  The basic premise – EAT REAL FOOD.  Told you I liked him!  Click here if you want to check him out.

We love a quick meal

Recipe Inspirations by Mc Cormick is a group of seasonings that come packaged along with a recipe for a quick entree on the back – what a great idea!  Thank you to Allison for bringing this new product to us.  I made the Spanish Chicken Skillet for dinner tonight and it was really good, and super easy.  You can find this whole line of products at any grocery store, and you can also click here for more information.