Sourdough for all your bread “kneads”

Once you have your sourdough starter alive and active you can make pancakes, waffles, cornbreads, pizza crusts, bagels, and BREAD! This is my go-to bread recipe.

4 cups sourdough starter … More Sourdough for all your bread “kneads”

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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)

The Roots of the Most Powerful Diet on Earth

Had I stuck to what doctors, nutritionists, and even health-food experts had said, I would have ended up buried in data, research, statistics, and opinions and I probably never would have gotten healthy; and I definitely wouldn’t have experienced enlightenment. But I didn’t stick to what anyone else said – I cared about one thing and one thing only – finding an equilibrium way of eating and I didn’t care where it came from or what “rules” it broke.
And it broke all the “rules” – shattered them actually, and my own identity in the process; because I discovered equilibrium wasn’t about exercise and restricting fat and pleasure of ANY kind – it was about full-fat everything, eating as much as I cared to eat, and doing whatever made me feel good in my body! And that is the key – getting into your body and out of your head.  
Ultimately, the Equilibrium Diet is rooted in the diets of primitive tribes untouched by modern society and modern convenience foods like wheat, sugar and pasteurized dairy; and the diet is also rooted in the natural cycle of the day. As humans we cycle with the sun and moon and before electricity, our night time activity was restricted. So we need more energy, more food and more fuel early in the day and virtually nothing before we go to bed.  … More The Roots of the Most Powerful Diet on Earth

Goodbye calories, my old foe

A calorie is nothing more than a unit of measure; and yet for many people, this unit of measure monopolizes their lives. So, what does this unit actually measure?
Does it measure the amount of nutrients you receive from a given food?—No. Does it measure the increase in your well-being that you get from eating a certain food?—No. Wait, does it measure the amount of energy the body is given? Absolutely not.
A calorie measures the temperature increase in water that incinerated material creates. And although our stomach can be seen as a metaphorical incinerator, the stomach processes involve acids and enzymes instead of straight fire. And technically, we can compute the calorie output of anything, so long as it is flammable. We could compute the calories of sticks, or leaves, or rope if we so desired. … More Goodbye calories, my old foe