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January 15, 2017

Another spur of the moment healthy soup idea.  

1 Cauliflower, cut up into florets

1 Shallot, minced

4 garlic cloves, peeled

1 lemon, squeezed

1 TB olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

4-6 slices of bacon

2 leeks or 1 large onion

Several kale leaves, stripped and roughly chopped. 

1 TB chicken or beef fat

1/4 cucumber

A large handful of fresh basil

Fresh mint leaves

1 cup of broth, chicken...

January 11, 2017

It's been a bear of a week, weather-wise, with temperatures in the North East USA dipping into the single digits and lots of snowfall everywhere.  

Sometimes, on days like this, that ancestral urge to huddle around the hearth and eat meat can overwhelm balanced meal preparation.  Particularly if we are busy and on the run, when convenience wins out and we can all too...

June 29, 2016

Recently, I came across Sam Sifton's recipe in the NY Times Cooking Section for "the best fried Eggplant Sandwich" and read through it.  I don't eat bread because I'm gluten free but I was intrigued by the flavors I could sense in the recipe and began to play with it mentally.  And I began to revisualize the recipe as a vegetable roll up instead.  This is my version:...

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My Journey Back to Extraordinary Health

My own health journey started ten years back when, with a great deal of compassion, my gastro-enterologist told me that since the medications he had used up until then were not helping to heal my gut, we were out of options and the next course of treatment would be prednisone.  


I did not know much about health back then, but one thing I did know was that I did not want to go on prednisone.  I knew it caused weight gain and misery.  


So I began to think for the first time I needed to address my situation by changing my diet.  I was still in the thinking stage then.  However, shortly afterwards, something amazing happened.  My father handed me an article, from the Wall Street Journal, about people who were gluten sensitive.  


I already knew that wheat had a bad effect on me and had been trying to avoid it for a while, not always successfully, but I hadn't known the problem was more widespread than just wheat, which, in an instant, made me realize the mistakes I had been making...  


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