Good Reads and Good Eats 3/21

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Good Reads

When Gluten Free is Not a Fad: What research is really telling us.

Drinking diet soda linked to a widening waistline with age: Another reason to make your own beverages

Salt Water Fish Extinction Seen by 2048? Our seas are in trouble, but we still have time to turn things around.

Kraft Singles are not actually cheese, but they’re apparently a health food now: No words.

Breastfeeding may have benefits decades later: Amazing!

Good Eats

50 fabulous grain free slow cooker meals: So excited to look through these for my gluten free family members.

Avocado Chicken Salad with Cucumbers: A simple throw together salad that is easily adaptable

Freezer Friendly Homemade Hashbrowns: These sound delicious and fun!

Roasted Carrots with a Spiced Hummus Sauce: What a special way to serve carrots!

Flourless Chocolate Brownie Bites: You only need 4 ingredients to make this no bake treat!

Good Reads and Good Eats 3/13

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Good Reads

Scientists figure out why Indian food tastes so good.We are real fans of Indian food. Science tells us one reason it tastes so amazing.

Nutrition Panel recommends that dietary cholesterol be taken off the bad guy list. It’s about time!

Should pregnant women eat more tuna? The debate continues as we try to balance the dangers of mercury and the benefits of omega 3’s for pregnant women.

Why you should stop drinking from coffee pods. The inventor even sometimes regrets his invention.

“How going gluten free saved my daughter’s mental health” – Amazing story!

McDonalds to Serve Antibiotic-free Chicken. An important step in the war against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Infant’s Gut Flora Linked to Allergies. As alternative health providers have told us for years, allergies may indeed be linked to the gut. This new study gives more proof to that theory

Good Eats

Paleo Skittles: These are seriously impressive and made with good for you fruits and vegetables!

How to make your own thin rice skin noodles: I had no idea you could make these at home! So excited to try them.

Banana Bread Macaroons: Grain, gluten, egg, and nut free!

Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: This coconut milk based ice cream sounds divine.

Good Reads and Good Eats 2/28

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Good Reads

Pros and Cons of Juicing: Chris examines both sides of juicing

Wild Alaskan Salmon on the Increase:
“Yet across Alaska in recent years, record-breaking salmon harvests have coincided with record-breaking returns of fish to their spawning grounds. Alaska has more salmon in its waters now than when it started keeping track more than a century ago, and prices and demand are high.”

Updated EWG Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen Lists:
EWG just updated their produce lists containing the cleanest and dirtiest produce you can buy in regard to pesticides. Once again, apples are the most important to buy organic. But if you avoid GMOs avoid a couple of the items on the clean fifteen list such as papaya and sweet corn.
If you can’t afford to buy everything organic, this is a great resource for knowing which produce items to try to source organically.

Feeding babies peanuts to avoid peanut allergies later on? A fascinating study shows that early introduction to foods may help prevent allergies.

Vaccines, PR and the News Cycle: I’ll never be able to look the same way at a Starbucks celebrity photo.

Good Eats

(Theme: Healthy and Fun Snacks!)

Vitamin C Gummies: Made with orange juice, and dried fruit powder!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars: Gluten-free, kid-friendly, yumminess

No Bake Toasted Coconut, Date, and Nut Bars: Easy method, simple ingredients.

Shamrock Mint Copycat Shake: Dairy-free, healthy, and dye free

No Cook Homemade Caramel: Smart use of ingredients for healthy and easy caramel!

Good Reads and Good Eats 2/20

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Good Eats

Conflicts of interest and fraud in research. “Recent reports have revealed that conflicts of interest and research fraud are rarely reported in the scientific literature or announced to the general public, which raises questions about the integrity of clinical trials and the reliability of public agencies like the FDA and CDC.”
Read more in this well reasoned, but unfortunately alarming look at fraud in the scientific world. 

Should vaccines be mandatory? Heather takes a look at this important issue through the eyes of a concerned parent.

How to use clearance produce: With expensive prices on fresh produce, the clearance bin can be a real God send. But how do you use slightly over ripe produce effectively? Erin has some ideas for you here.

Adrenal Fatigue Recovery Plan: It is easy for us all to overdue it. A blogging friend shares her plan for recovery.

Good Eats

Caramelized Grain Free Apple Dutch Baby: High Protein!

Zucchini Fettuccini with Rosemary Butternut Crème Sauce: Dairy-free, grain-free comfort food

Chickpea Pizza Crust: grain free, protein rich, and made on the stove!

Rosemary and Garlic Sweet Potatoes Medallions: A lovely combo of sweet, salty, and herbs

Korean Rice Bowl: An easy gluten free dinner dish that the whole family can enjoy