Is Cassava Flour a Good Substitute for Wheat Flour?

Manioc / cassava cross-section

I’ve been intrigued by the recipes I’ve been seeing on the Internet that substitute cassava flour for wheat flour.  The recipes are intended to provide wheat substitutes for followers of the paleo diet and for people who are avoiding gluten. … Continue reading →

On the Real Food News Front – 8/8/14

Mug of bone broth and newspaper

I haven’t had time to publish any new posts this week, but I didn’t want to skip writing about the latest news.  Breakfast today was a cup of bone broth (by now, you should not be surprised!) and a banana … Continue reading →

On the Real Food News Front – 7/17/14

Houston Chronicle and mug

I know it’s not still morning, but while reading my newspaper today, I did have a cup of homemade chicken bone broth.  Chicken is my favorite broth, but I have made broths from beef, pork, chicken, duck, and goose bones.  … Continue reading →

Nutty Granola – Grain-free, Paleo and Raw

Paleo Granola with Blueberries

I have always loved granola!  It’s crunchy, fruity, and delicious.  However, the recipe I made many, many years ago had lots of oats, unsoaked nuts & seeds and processed vegetable oil.  So, I stopped eating granola.  Anyway, It isn’t as … Continue reading →

Buckwheat Pancakes – a delicious, earthy, family favorite

My family loves the earthy flavor of buckwheat pancakes, especially when served with lots of butter and a little real maple syrup.  However, buckwheat doesn’t just taste good, it is also very nutritious. Buckwheat is not wheat.  It’s not even … Continue reading →

Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates with Pecan Topping

Heavenly and decadent, these lightly broiled stuffed dates are delicious and will satisfy your sweet tooth without any additional sweetener!  I love Medjool dates and eat them just plain, but these stuffed dates are way better than even I imagined.  … Continue reading →

Cheese Biscuits – Grain Free

I made my favorite vegetable beef soup the other day and wanted something to add a different flavor to the meal.  We don’t eat a lot of bread or bread substitutes; however, we had really enjoyed the coconut flour blueberry … Continue reading →

What’s for Christmas dinner? Roast duckling and veggies!

The roast duckling we ate for Christmas dinner is probably the best I’ve cooked.  It was tender and juicy, but still flavorful with brown, crispy skin.  My family prefers duck to turkey or even chicken because it is ALL dark … Continue reading →

Blueberry Muffins – Grain Free

One of the projects for my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course was to make a real food recipe that I had never made before.  I had not experimented much with grain-free baked foods so I chose to make a blueberry muffin … Continue reading →