Sugar-free Rose Petal Jam

This has been my first season working with roses and I am kicking myself for not jumping on the rose band-wagon years ago! This rose petal jam is absolutely amazing AND sugar-free (sweetened with xylitol or agave). Dollop it on ice cream, gluten-free toast, or eat it straight out of the jar! … More Sugar-free Rose Petal Jam

Make your own Sourdough Starter for fermented breads

Everyone loves fresh homemade bread hot out of the oven. Being gluten-free, I went almost 4 years without any bread and then I had a gluten-free sourdough bread in Portland, Oregon and I was hooked! Ahhh, bread like that is what I had been missing! So I made it my mini-mission to discover a recipe that made amazing gluten-free bread and sourdough was important to me because I really wanted to eliminate as much phytic acid in my family’s diet as I possibly could. … More Make your own Sourdough Starter for fermented breads

What do I actually eat on the Equilibrium Diet?

I have had several readers ask me, “What do you eat? What do you buy?” And what a great conversation starter because it shows what the Equilibrium Diet looks like once “equilibrium” has been reached (physical at least) and how things change. My purchases and meals are identical in many ways to when we first began this lifestyle in 2010, and they are different too. … More What do I actually eat on the Equilibrium Diet?

Homemade Marshmallows

I can’t keep little (or big) hands away from these tasty and healthy treats! Made with real marshmallow root and grass-fed gelatin, these are immune-boosters and gut-healers. I make a large batch of strong marshmallow tea and freeze what I don’t use immediately to have on hand for easy future batches. They can be dusted with toasted coconut or dipped in carob/chocolate for extra texture and taste. … More Homemade Marshmallows

Kale & Carrot Salad – A must have!

This beautiful salad is a crowd-pleaser. This was an accidental “gem” I discovered one day while cleaning out the fridge. I only had a bunch of purple kale (green will work as well, but purple is prettier), a bag of carrots and some homemade honey mustard dressing left. I had the shredder out so I decided to shred the carrots and tossed the salad. One bite and I thought, “oh, this would be good with some shredded goat cheese.” So I added that. And tried another bite and I realized, “this would be so good with bacon and slivered almonds for a crunch”. So I added the bacon and almonds to it for breakfast the next morning and it was SO good. Now I try to ALWAYS have this salad sitting in the fridge. Even fast-food addicts love it! The honey mustard dressing is from my friend Heidi and one of my all-time favorites.   … More Kale & Carrot Salad – A must have!

Cashew Waffles (gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free)

This recipe is from my mom when she first began the Equilibrium Diet. These are ketogenic and grain-free waffles. Paired with collard greens and bacon (turkey or not), it has become one of my favorite all-time breakfasts. When I eat two of these little waffles and collard greens, I am so full I can’t eat ANYTHING again until dinnertime (even if that’s 10 hours later)! They are loaded with protein and fat, just what the body needs! … More Cashew Waffles (gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free)