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Cook this: Gluten-free, Vegan Walnut & Goji Berry Saute

When I was in acupuncture school we had a class on Chinese Medicine dietetics. I called it ‘Chinese Home Cooking.’ My herb professor hosted this class at his home, and his wife would cook samples of all of the meals we discussed. Each meal would be made with a specific intention for addressing imbalances. Many of them contained super-foods such as goji berries that are a…

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Easy Tasty Gluten-free Chia Pudding

I grew up under the watchful eye of a stay at home mother, an architect father, a sassy housekeeper, a posse of siblings and a dog named Tiger. In other words, my babysitter was The Brady Bunch, aka channel 5. Every day at 5pm, rain or shine, before my actual parents came home from work I would curl up in my parents’ bed with a Tab (or…

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Cook This: Gluten-free Meat Muffins (an easy, high-protein grab and go lunch!)

Meat Muffins: Gluten and dairy free meaty goodness. A patient recently told me she made up a recipe for “buffaluffins.” Buffalo meat muffins. Brilliant, I thought. And look what was sitting in my fridge- a pound of grass fed grass finished beef waiting to be made into burgers. Forget it! Muffins it is. They were good. Not great. I tweaked the recipe a bit to…

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How to Choose Healthy Beef

Do you eat meat but don’t want to eat animals that have been fed hormones? Or do you have concern about poor quality meat? Perhaps you don’t want to eat animals that haven’t been treated well or who have been raised on factory farms? These are concerns that many people have about buying healthy beef for themselves and their families. It’s so common for my patients…

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How Much Protein Do I Need?

If I had to pick one piece of nutritional advice to give it would be to make sure you’re getting enough protein. And although that amount varies from person to person, my experience is that most people do better with more protein, fewer carbs, and lots of high quality fat (avoiding trans-fats, and too much saturated fat or palm oil.) So, let’s talk protein! The CDC recommends…

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What’s the Deal with Plant Based Protein?

I was at the gym the other day chatting with a friend about eating protein to build muscle. He mentioned that he likes to eat rice and beans after lifting since it’s a “perfect protein.” I have another friend who is a savvy recipe developer and chef who posted on facebook that she was very excited that she finally found a doctor who told her to…

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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 here and there. But the content of this one threw me.…

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Cook This: Chipi Chipi (Venezuelan Clam Soup) Gluten-free

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.

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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.

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Cook This: Gluten-free 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?

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