Dr. Samantha natural health and gluten-free expert

Category Archives: Low Carb

Down with Vegetables?! Vegetarian, Vegan, or Omnivore, Choosing Health.

Down with Vegetables?! Vegetarian, Vegan, or Omnivore, Choosing Health.

About 6 months ago I was perusing my online reviews, because you should do that every once in a while, and I came across a review that skewed my stats with a 1 star out of 5. This happens. You can’t be right for everyone, and given my blunt nature, I’m bound to disappoint hereContinue Reading

Cook This: Chipi Chipi (Venezuelan Clam Soup)

Cook This: Chipi Chipi (Venezuelan Clam Soup)

If you’ve read my past posts you may know that I’m always looking to try new Central and South American recipes. One of the cookbooks on my shelf, Latin Ladles, included recipe for a Venezuelan clam soup called Chipi Chipi.Continue Reading

Cook This: Pepián de Pollo (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free)

Cook This: Pepián de Pollo (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free)

My son was adopted from Guatemala as an infant. We try hard to get him exposure to various things Central and South American, food included. Actually, given how much we love to eat, food especially. Today I made Pepián, a dish we first had about five years ago when we were holed up in Antigua, Guatemala waiting for the final word that we could bring our son home.Continue Reading

Cook This: Ling Cod Fish Tacos

Cook This: Ling Cod Fish Tacos

I originally found this recipe calling for halibut on Epicurious. I’ve made it probably a dozen times but I wanted a slightly less expensive fish for a weekday meal so I asked Lyf at Flying Fish Co what he thought would work well and he chose the Pacific Ling Cod. It was fresh, never frozen, about half the price of halibut, and Lyf was sure. Who am I to doubt the fishmonger?Continue Reading

Cook This: Lemon Walnut Green Beans v2.1

Cook This: Lemon Walnut Green Beans v2.1

I had another lemon-walnut green bean recipe up a few months back but the original poster took the recipe down. I decided to make some changes and ended up with this deliciousness.Continue Reading

Cook This: Grilled Monster Pork Chops with Tomatillo and Green Apple Sauce (not to be confused with applesauce.)

Cook This: Grilled Monster Pork Chops with Tomatillo and Green Apple Sauce (not to be confused with applesauce.)

We had a few double cut pork chops in our freezer from, oh, about 9 months ago. Even though we had used the Seal-a-Meal Food Saver I was worried they’d be too old. Not so! They didn’t even smell a little bit like freezer.Continue Reading

Cook This (or heat it up, anyway): Quick Meals.

Cook This (or heat it up, anyway): Quick Meals.

My weekend cooking days for the last 7 weeks have been spent nose to the grindstone behind my desk instead of flitting about the kitchen in my apron and slippers. Continue Reading

Cook This: Lemon-Walnut Green Bean Salad.

Cook This: Lemon-Walnut Green Bean Salad.

This recipe (and photo too) is pulled directly from a lovely blog called “The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen.” The one thing she recommends is adding the walnuts at the end when it’s ready to serve but I kind of like the way they soak up the dressing over the week.Continue Reading

Cook This: Thai Chicken with Shallots and Basil

Cook This: Thai Chicken with Shallots and Basil

Although I’m not sure how the February Cook’s Illustrated ended up on the top of my magazine pile this week, I was excited to find a recipe for Thai chicken that didn’t contain soy, or so I thought. Continue Reading

Cook This: Crunchy Kale Chips.

Cook This: Crunchy Kale Chips.

Kale chips? Sounds awful delicious, right? I’d had them before. My husband would buy them at the coop and eat them as if they were going out of style. Continue Reading

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