I recently found that people with my genetic profile have a genetic variant that is associated with the inability to break down lactose, and that in my case I have a high lactose sensitivity.
As a result, I’ve switched to lactose-free milk for my morning tea and I also use it—or soy and oat milks—in milk-based recipes (crustless quiches, frittatas, … Read more
My sweetie and I like to make low-carb stews, pot roasts, braises, chili, curries, soups—and desserts—especially since cool weather in the Pacific Northwest favors those kinds of foods for most of the year.
So to simplify our lives, we just bought a six-quart Instant Pot. An hour or so before dinner, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty,
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I found myself in a funk. I was overweight by about 50 pounds, could no longer run up stairs, had trouble leaning over to tie my shoes, was exhausted, was depressed, and had a bad case of brain fog. After floundering around, trying to fix all this with medication, yoyo-dieting, and cheating, I finally decided that perhaps a more healthy … Read more
If you tend to be on the road quite a bit, or are trying to juggle way too many things during your week, batch prep will be your new best friend.
You can keep several things prepared in the refrigerator. This will allow you to assemble “bowl meals” very quickly and either heat them up or eat them cold.
BOWL … Read more
VEGAN EGG REPLACEMENTS
TO ADD MOISTURE
Applesauce: 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder = 1 egg (can also replace butter, oil) (moist/heavy cookies, brownies, cakes, muffins)
Bananas: One small mashed banana = 1 egg (moist/heavy brownies, muffins, cakes; adjust sweetening in recipe)
Canned Pumpkin: 1/4 cup = 1 egg (moist/heavy cakes, muffins, cupcakes, bread)
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Here’s a rough look at the foods I have in my kitchen. There are times I run out of something and don’t replace it until a particular menu or recipe comes up that’s on slow rotation, but I’m lucky enough to have a walk-in pantry, so I can afford to stock up.
Brown rice (short grain, … Read more