Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pita Bread

519ce8a990e26-grilled-pita-bread-gluten-free chebe
Can use with your choice of Chebe Dry Mix: Garlic-Onion Breadstick Mix, Pizza Crust Mix, Focaccia Mix, All-Purpose Bread Mix, Original Cheese Bread Mix
Ingredients
1 package Chebe mix (7.5 oz or 1 ¾ C)
2 eggs
2 tbsp. Oil
Shredded Parmesan cheese, ½ C (optional)
1/4 cup of Water, milk, or milk substitute add 1 tbsp. at a time as needed
Directions
Light and preheat grill
1. Prepare one package (7.5 oz. or 1 ¾ Cups) of mix according to the package instructions.
2. Divide dough into 4 or 5 equal pieces. With each piece, shape into a ball, then flatten to about 6 – 7 inch rounds (about ¼” thick).
3. Place each round onto the hot grill. Use a spatula to keep the dough from sticking to the grill. Grill for about 3 – 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
4. Remove from grill and cut each round into halves or quarters.
5. Serve with hummus or similar pate.
Makes 4 pita breads
View recipe courtesy of Chebe

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Health Tips

Consume 1 tsp of coconut oil daily- it helps burn energy!
Add 1 tsp of cumin powder to your veggies, it increases metabolic rate.
Get enough sleep, especially between the hours of 11pm and 5am.
Add 1-2 drops of grapefruit or lemon essential oil to your water for appetite suppression.
Drink 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar daily,it helps to lower triglycerides after 12 weeks.
Sip on green tea to curb sugar cravings, green tea balances insulin and sugar.
Drink 2 glasses of water before eating to trick the stomach into thinking it is full.
Replace dinner with a fat-fighting green smoothie: Chop one large apple or pear, two stalks of celery, and one cup of watercress or spinach, and whip in blender with a cup of cold water and juice of half a lemon.
-Amazing Wellness, Spring 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk of choice OR canned coconut milk
  • heaping 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Dutch cocoa powder
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 1/4 cup sugar, pure maple syrup, or honey
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice + 3 tbsp cornstarch (such as Rapunzel non-GMO) - Readers reported success with arrowroot, although I have not tried it
  • optional 3.5 oz chocolate chips or broken-up bar
  • 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Yield: 3 Servings
image: http://www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com/wp-content/uploads/Basic-Chocolate-Pudding_A625/chocolate-pudding_3.jpg?b725db

Instructions

Healthy Chocolate Pudding Recipe: Heat the 2 cups milk of choice in a saucepan with the salt, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Meanwhile, whisk the cornstarch and 1/2 cup milk in a small bowl until dissolved. When the 2 cups milk are warm, add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir constantly for 2 minutes. Lower to a simmer for an additional minute, then turn off the heat. Once the heat is off, stir in the vanilla and broken-up chocolate pieces until the chocolate melts. Transfer the pudding to the refrigerator to thicken. It gets thicker the longer it sits and will be ready to consume after a few hours or overnight.  *Note: I’ve only tried this recipe with Dutch cocoa powder so can’t vouch for the taste if regular unsweetened cocoa powder is used in its place. But you are always free to experiment!

Read more at http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/06/25/healthy-chocolate-pudding-recipe/#3EFP42Soer2mi5B8.99

Chocolate Quinoa Bites

You’ll Need
– ⅓ cup quinoa, rinsed in cold water
– ⅔ cup water
– 16 whole (pitted) dates
– ½ cup raw skin-on almonds
– ⅓ cup smooth almond butter (or, if preferred, peanut butter)
– ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
– Pinch of salt
– Additional crushed almonds for coating the quinoa bites
How To
  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil. Cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, until the water is absorbed.
  2. Process the ½ cup of almonds in a food processor until finely chopped.
  3. Add the dates to the food processor. Pulse until they are also finely chopped and the mixture starts to ball together.
  4. Add the hot cooked quinoa, salt, almond butter, and the chocolate chips. Pulse until the mixture balls up around the blade and the chocolate has melted.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.
  6. Roll each ball in the crushed almonds to coat.
  7. Refrigerate the balls for about 1 hour, until firm. -Tip Hero

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Starbucks Tea

A nice cold iced tea sounds really good right now, but did you know that none of the tea at Starbucks is organic? Which means they steep the chemicals and pesticides right out of their tea and into the drinks that go into our bodies!! Doesn't that sound crazy?? Shouldn't we contact the company and demand products that are non-GMO and organic? We do deserve better so let's do something about it!!
http://www.starbucks.com/

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Girl Scout Cookies

Hello there! My daughter's Girl Scout Troop has about 200 boxes of Gluten Free Toffee Tastic Cookies that they are unable to return. If you are interested in the cookies and would like to help a great group of girls, please call me asap and I will have my daughter contact you directly. We thank you for your support in helping these girls.
- Marty Thibert 360-518-6984

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Watch Out For Obesogens

Obesogens: another reason to eat an organic and whole foods diet. Avoid chemicals that encourage your body to gain weight.

Obesogens are exogenous (coming from outside our body) chemicals that act as endocrine (hormone system) disruptors.

These are plastics (designer handbag, wallpaper, vinyl blinds, tile, and vacuum cleaner dust, phthalates, plasticizers), chemical pesticides in food and water, like atrazine and DDE (dichlorodiphenyl- dichloroethylene—a DDT breakdown product), the diabetes drug Avandia®, MSG (monosodium glutamate), PFOA (a surfactant used for reduction of friction, and in nonstick cookware, Gore-Tex™ waterproof clothing, Scotchgard™ stain repellent on carpeting, mattresses, and microwavable food items), ..... and the list goes on.

The less chemicals you allow in your home and your body, the healthier you will be.

- Dr. Lisa Shaver, Portland