Tomato Jam
My sisters and I are planning on putting up a some tomato jam next weekend. Before we invest a whole afternoon (and 22 pounds of tomatoes) to it, I figured I should try out the recipe at least once. I had the loveliest afternoon doing it. A gorgeous, sunny day, with the breeze coming in through the kitchen window, a batch of bread rising on the counter, NPR playing in the background, and me shuttling back and forth between the kitchen and the den, where I’m working on a little writing project that I’ll hopefully tell you about one of these days soon. It was one sweet day. As sweet as this jam – sweet and ...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - September 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Canning Recipes Source Type: blogs

My current protocol
I have been getting quite a number of requests from blog readers wanting to know more or less the same things: how much curcumin I take, how I take it (with a fat, with cocoa, etc.)…and so on and so forth… Instead of replying to each and every one of you, which would take heaps of time, I decided to write a quick post today about this issue. Dosage: Every day I take 8 grams of C3 Complex curcumin = the curcumin that has been used in the MM, SMM, and MGUS clinical trials. As for brands, I prefer Doctor’s Best, simply because of its easy-to-take one-gram tablets, which you can sometimes find at a relativel...
Source: Margaret's Corner - June 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Margaret Tags: Blogroll curcumin protocol Source Type: blogs

“A masala is simply a mixture of ground #spices. Each...
"A masala is simply a mixture of ground #spices. Each state in India has its own blend, and there are countless variations of each. Sambhar masala — a blend of curry leaves, chiles, yellow split peas, fenugreek, cinnamon, coriander, cumin and poppy and mustard seeds — is one of thousands of versions of a spice mix from southern #India. The trickiest part about making your own is getting the 8 spices, yellow split peas and fresh curry leaves called for in the recipe. While on #nytassignment for @nytfood, the photographer @melinahammer took this picture of #sambharmasala ingredients before they were ground. Visit the lin...
Source: Kidney Notes - March 28, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Joshua Schwimmer Source Type: blogs

Creamy avocado taco soup
I've seen a video going around on Facebook the last few weeks where they make regular chicken tortilla soup and then, wait for it, they put an avocado in it and use an immersion blender to create a creamy soup. Naturally people are losing their minds. 'It looks amazing', they say, quickly followed by, 'but soooo much fat!!!!' Luckily, this is not a problem for me and my diet. So today I whipped it up, and let me tell you, the hype is real. And it's so easy to make. What you'll need for 1 bowl-2-3 cups good chicken broth3oz shredded chicken thigh meat1 small avocado (100 grams approximately)1-2 cherry tomatoes for colo...
Source: the beautiful diabetic - January 3, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Kathryn Source Type: blogs

2 hummus-based salad dressings for GOS fibers
We’ve previously discussed how adding a class of prebiotic fibers called galacto-oligosaccharides, or GOS, adds greater power to your campaign to restore healthy bowel flora. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, used to make hummus are a useful source of GOS fibers. Although moderately rich in carbohydrates, using hummus in modest amounts as a condiment, such as the base for these salad dressings, keeps you well below our safe cutoff. Each tablespoon of dressing yields approximately 1.5 grams net carbs, while adding about the same quantity in GOS fibers. So here are two simple recipes for interesting hummus-based...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora chickepeas galacto-oligosaccharides gluten grains hummus prebiotic fibers Source Type: blogs

Foods that Nourish, Replenish and Repair
The food we eat serves many purposes.  It satisfies a primal need to fuel our bodies and quell hunger. It connects us to family and friends in lovely ways, during the holidays, in social situations and at the nightly dinner table.  It encourages us to be creative, to try new things, explore different cultures, and savor interesting tastes. And it comforts us, at least temporarily, when we are lonely, sad, anxious or otherwise spent. Food has another very important purpose: it cleanses, repairs, replenishes our body at the most basic cellular level.  In fact, the latest research from the field of  nutrigenomics[1], reve...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - August 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Taco Seasoning Mix
The simplest things containing some wheat or grain component can set off a barrage of re-exposure symptoms in those of us who have been wheat- and grain-free. A bit of wheat flour or cornmeal can, for example, result in a day’s worth of bloating and diarrhea, joint pain for days or weeks, and appetite stimulation for several days. If you have or had an autoimmune or neurological condition that receded with wheat/grain elimination, the symptoms of your condition can return and persist for weeks to months. For these reasons, once wheat- and grain-free, your best policy is to stay wheat- and grain-free. Much of the Whe...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 19, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes gluten seasoning wheat Source Type: blogs

Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb & Pinenuts from Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem
I know the year’s barely begun,  but this dish from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem is well on its way to being my most memorable meal of 2015. Maybe even the past decade. And this from a gal who says she doesn’t like eggplant. If you don’t own Jerusalem, you must. Every recipe in it is a gem. The day after I was given it from my dear friends Karen and Steven, (OMG thank you!), my book club was over for dinner.  They all gathered round and placed stickies on their favorite recipe in the book that I simply must make. The entire book is one giant sticky collection, but somehow this recipe escaped t...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - February 10, 2015 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Meat & Poultry Vegetables Augergines Jerusalem Lamb Ottolenghi pine nuts Pinenuts Sami Tamimi Stuffed eggplant Yotam Ottolenghi Source Type: blogs

Paleo Indian 'oh my GOD these are good' Meatballs
I am just going to come out and say it, this is one of my BEST recipes yet! Partly because it is actually MY recipe. Creating new, clever and unique foods is not so simple anymore with the plethora of food bloggers out here on the internets. Usually when I think of something to make, I google it and someone else has already done it, and because I am pretty lazy by nature, I just say 'huh, yea, I'll use their recipe'. But not tonight kids, not tonight. I have been looking at make ahead paleo meals that I could freeze and have on hand for quick easy meals during the week and I found a recipe for paleo crockpot meatballs. I w...
Source: the beautiful diabetic - June 22, 2014 Category: Diabetes Authors: Kathryn Source Type: blogs

Paleo Indian'oh my GOD these are good' Meatballs
< div class= " separator " style= " clear: both; " > I am just going to come out and say it, this is one of my BEST recipes yet! Partly because it is actually MY recipe. Creating new, clever and unique foods is not so simple anymore with the plethora of food bloggers out here on the internets. Usually when I think of something to make, I google it and someone else has already done it, and because I am pretty lazy by nature, I just say ' huh, yea, I ' ll use their recipe ' . But not tonight kids, not tonight. < /div > I have been looking at make ahead paleo meals that I could freeze and have on hand for quick easy meals du...
Source: the beautiful diabetic - June 21, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Kathryn Source Type: blogs

Heel Tastic Intensive Heel Therapy – Look at the label
Heel Tastic Intensive Heel Therapy is a beauty best seller on Amazon. Let’s look at the label.  Heel Tastic is a wax-based moisturizer sold in a no-mess stick form. The product claims are fairly pedestrian: Heel Tastic Claims This balm repairs rough, dry skin quickly and easily. It blends a unique combination of imported Indian neem and karanja oils, that have been prized for centuries for their restorative properties. Its fragrant, easy-to-use formula is absorbed deep below the skin’s surface to aid the body’s natural healing process, turning even tough, cracked skin, baby-smooth and soft after only a...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - March 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Beauty Brains Tags: Claims Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Crispy chicken and noodles in green curry
We recently spent a weekend in Berlin and stumbled across a great Thai fusion restaurant called Transit. It's apparently a chain in Germany, but chain or no, we loved it. It can be hard for me to find restaurants to meet my dietary needs at times, but anything Thai usually fits the bill, what with the ample coconut milk, so I knew I was in a good place. This place was small dish style, so we ordered about 6 between us and one of them was a fried chicken in green curry. Anything that involves fried chicken skin is high on my list, so I was really looking forward to it. I was not disappointed. It arrived and I might hav...
Source: the beautiful diabetic - February 25, 2014 Category: Diabetes Authors: Kathryn Source Type: blogs

Receiving the wild heart of medicine : Earth
This is the third in a series of posts engaging with the five elemental phases in a visceral, symbolic way. You can find the post on the wood phase element by clicking here, and the post on the fire element by clicking here. With each of these posts, I catch myself wanting to start by saying how special the current element is, how different from the others! It’s true, each one is incredibly distinct, a separate universe. What does water know of fire, or fire of water? Yes, each is special–just as special as everybody else. Each a perfect child in the eyes of all-embracing mother earth. Earth is simple–so glor...
Source: Deepest Health: Exploring Classical Chinese Medicine - February 21, 2014 Category: Alternative Medicine Practitioners Authors: Jonathan Edwards Tags: Foundational Science Source Type: blogs

“Good for Your Heart” Chili Recipe
What’s more comforting than a simmering pot of chili? One of the things I love about chili is that you can please everyone in the family. I also love that you can get lots of nutritious foods into a pot without being in the kitchen all day. My chili recipe reduces the amount of meat using a 50/50 mix of blended mushrooms and several other fiber rich vegetables and beans.  This healthier twist reduces the cholesterol and sodium and increases the fiber and nutrients, which help to make the recipe heart healthier (especially if you compare to a traditional recipe). My recipe has all the taste and flavor you have come t...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - February 5, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: nutrition Source Type: blogs

Paleo breakfast bowl! Tex mex grits topped with egg, bacon and avocado!
I bet the word 'grits' in the title got a few of you fired up, but don't worry, it's not real grits! It's cauliflower rice that got too much love from the Vitamix and turned into tiny grains more like cornmeal than rice. The good thing about cauliflower is that it tends to absorb the flavors of what you're cooking it in. In this case it's TexMex richness in the form of ancho chili powder and cumin. I love a good burrito bowl and despite my skepticism, this one delivered in a big way. The fine cauliflower had a mouth feel like grits, making it easier to suspend reality for a bit. And the flavor? Out of this world! If you li...
Source: the beautiful diabetic - January 12, 2014 Category: Diabetes Authors: Kathryn Source Type: blogs