My daughter is approaching school age (OMG, already!), and consequently she is more frequently encountering kids who don’t have food sensitivities and who don’t eat the way that we do.
I’ve made my fair share of banana bread recipes since going grain and dairy free, and, honestly, none of them have been anywhere close to as good as my grandmother’s old recipe using wheat flour. In fact most of them have been either soggy and dense or dry and bland.
Since winter has me indoors more and in the mood to bake, I decided it was high time to figure out how to make a grain free banana bread as light, sweet and rich as the one Grandma taught me how to make. And so I did…
I think there’s nothing like a fried, shredded vegetable pancake to fill you up and bring you comfort. This recipe definitely fits the bill—without grains, gluten, dairy or nuts.
My husband works out a lot and is generally athletic. He also has a job that doesn’t give him any time to eat a proper meal. Since commercial “energy” and “meal replacement” bars often contain toxic soy protein isolates, and are expensive, heavily processed, and generally yucky tasting, I decided to make him an ultra-nutritious, homemade bar to fortify his workouts and his work schedule.
These raw energy bars are absolutely packed with protein, healthy fats, low-glycemic carbs, enzymes, vitamins, omega-3s, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iodine and zinc—and they are yummy and will keep you going for a good while. They are also great for anyone on a Paleo, Primal, GAPS, SCD, low carb, raw or vegan diet.
Like many people these days, Babyzilla and I are allergic to dairy, soy and most nuts—each one of the most allergenic foods in the world. (We are even allergic to goat milk, too!) So, we’ve been looking for a suitable alternative for one of our favorite probiotic-rich foods: Yogurt.
Yogurt is a very healthy, mildly fermented food which contains one or more strains of friendly gut bacteria. This fermentation process also improves the nutritional quality of any milk you use (coconut, rice, almond, cow, etc.), resulting in about 20% more protein, and lots of enzymes that can help your digestion.
Making your own yogurt is easy, fun, delicious, and cheap—often costing less than 30 cents a cup!