I’ve posted both a Basil Macaroni and Cheese and a Creamy Mac & No Cheese recipe previously, but as I’ve kept refining things I think I’ve finally nailed the dish. This one comes closest to the flavors of that famous store brand box type, but is much creamier. Unfortunately, the ingredient list on the box type, besides having a cheese like substance included, also contains sodium tripolyphosphate, citric acid, lactic acid, sodium phosphate, calcium phosphate, yellow 5, and yellow 6. Yellow 5 and yellow 6 are banned in various European countries (Norway, Austria, and Finland) as yellow 5 is linked to hyperactivity, asthma, skin rashes, and migraines and yellow 6 is suspect in other issues. I hoped to be able to come up with a recipe with fewer banned ingredients, and thankfully succeeded. My only banned ingredient is organic carrots, as they are illegal in the U.S.… Continue reading
Amaranth is one of those foods whose texture you either love or hate, especially when cooked as a porridge. As a porridge it’s like eating a raw dough, because it’s thick, heavy and sticky. I personally love the texture, but our family as a whole is split on the subject.… Continue reading
Oh yeah, chick pea snack! Preheat the oven to 400º.
Dry the cooked chickpeas (If using canned make sure it’s BPA-free, rinse them well and pat dry). Place the beans in a bowl and toss with a touch of coconut oil, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, tumeric, cumin, real salt, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika.
Quick, easy, healthy and delicious creamy basil macaroni! It’s an alternative to the traditional dairy based mac and cheese or alfredo sauce. The nutritional yeast, cashews, oat milk and herb combined make it rich and flavorful. If you’re not into basil, leave it out or substitute for another herb you like.… Continue reading
Make a simple change to your diet by adding a salad almost every day. It can pay off with plenty of health benefits. I made mine today with organic baby spinach leaves, grated carrots, finely chopped beets, green onions, roasted red peppers, garlic stuffed green olives, tomatoes, sprouted pumpkin seeds, avocado, nutritional yeast, real salt, lime juice and a drizzle of olive oil.… Continue reading