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Crockpot BBQ Chicken (White Sugar-Free)

Pulled pork/chicken is one of my greatest weaknesses, which is interesting for someone who usually couldn’t care less about meat in general. I don’t know what it is, but I could eat BBQ every single day… perhaps it’s the Virginia in me. I had yet to venture into the world of making mine own, however, […]

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Cholesterol (I’ve Been Framed!)

Cholesterol Ah, cholesterol. Poor guy has taken a ruthless beating over the past couple of decades on his role in human health. If I ask “Why is cholesterol so bad for you?” I know I’ll get a wide variety of answers and that’s exactly the problem. Too many conflicting answers and information out there. OK […]

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No Bean, Watermelon Seed “Hummus”

Ah hummus, one of the things I miss greatly about no longer eating beans/lentils. I tend to avoid beans and lentils because of their anti-nutrient properties, and also because they usually give me extreme stomach pain (not terribly uncommon for beans–they do tend to have that, ahem, reputation–but often times it is literally unbearable for […]

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Watermelon Seeds

Watermelon Seeds I have a new favorite discovery, and they go by the name of Watermelon Seeds. Raw, sprouted watermelon seeds in fact. (You can find more in-depth information on raw foods and sprouted seeds on my Raw, Unfiltered Honey, and Sunbutter posts) They are absolutely addictive. We found them in our local Fresh Market […]

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Vitamin D (You Are My Sunshine)

Vitamin D Vitamin D is a very often disrespected and under appreciated nutrient to human health. In fact, if I had to guess based on my own readings, research, and experiences I would say nearly 80-90% of Americans are deficient to some extent. Basically, most people are walking around in a chronically inflamed state of […]

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Preparing Garlic to Maximize Benefits

Preparing Garlic to Maximize Benefits Garlic can be a powerful super food, but it needs a little forethought in order to get all of its wonderful benefits. Allicin is a compound in garlic that has been shown to be incredibly potent in the health world. Allicin is responsible for many of the cardiovascular, anti-cancer, and […]

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Coconut Flour

Coconut Flour Coconut flour is becoming a popular “alternative” flour in the world of gluten-free/grain-free baking. I use it often, but it took me a while to figure it out. My very first grain-free baking experience went horribly wrong when I incorrectly assumed you could sub coconut flour for almond flour in a 1:1 ratio. […]

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