These fun recipes inspired us to lick our fingers clean this week. Please share any of your new favorite recipe finds in the comments below.
adapted from Dancing Carrots
1 T olive oil
2 medium zucchinis, cubed
1 pinch red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup marinara sauce
1 1/2-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Whole wheat “french bread”
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Fry the zucchini in oil until browned and slightly tender. Season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and stir in the marinara sauce. Cook and stir until the sauce is heated through.
3. Slice french bread into slices and bake for about 5 minutes or until they are toasted. Remove from oven.
3. Spoon generous amounts of the zucchini mixture onto each slice of french bread. Top with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese.
4. Bake for 5-7 minutes in oven or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
I love garlic! Are you like me? I usually triple or quadruple the amount of garlic in any recipe. It is tasty, and the health benefits are amazing!
Garlic has often been termed “miracle garlic.” A major key to garlic’s health benefits is one of at least 33 sulfer compounds derived from raw garlic once it is crushed or finely chopped. The most important health benefit from raw garlic is the compound called Allicin.
Allicin has antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. These properties are most strong as soon as the garlic is crushed and begin to breakdown after exposure to oxygen. Cooking the garlic reduces the effective Allicin, and microwaving completely destroys it. Refrigeration of crushed garlic can slow down the breakdown process.
If consumed raw and immediately upon being crushed, one clove of garlic per day may provide enough Allicin, and the rest of the desired health effects of garlic may be consumed in other forms such as garlic powder in capsules or garlic juice or oil. An equivalent of up to 16 cloves per day may need to be consumed by adults wishing to gain an antibiotic effect. Now, I know that you are thinking that that would be miserable to smell like garlic. However, for the benefits of garlic for your health when you are ill, the side-effect is well worth it. In
Purchasing garlic powder and making one’s http://rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=circadwellne-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B000PBX3GC“>own capsules is the most economic and convenient way to consume garlic above and beyond consuming a fresh, crushed clove. However, there are many nutraceutical grade garlic capsules that will do the trick as well.
It has been a busy summer! I hope that through all of the fun activities you have done this summer, each of you have been continuing to take steps to a healthier you!
I am excited to share this video with you. This is a presentation that I gave at the BYU Grad Talks competition on my research. It is a brief overview that looks into the neuroscience of addiction and the holistic approaches that can be taken to overcome this problem.
from Nathan Schilaty
Hi Friends! It has been a very long time since I have posted anything new on this blog and I apologize for the silence. Our family had quite the summer due to a lost pregnancy followed by a scary accident in the kitchen. Needless to say, I will never be creating or cutting an ice cream cake ever again. In fact, I am pretty sure that I will never be allowed to touch anything sharper than a butter knife in the near future.
And I am perfectly okay with that.
As long as I am permitted to operate my vitamix, life will go on.
Luckily, one of our favorite snacks doesn’t require anything sharper than a butter knife… and it is super easy to make. My six-year-old has claimed bragging rights to this snack because his creations always taste better than mine. And that my friends, is motherhood victory at it’s very best.
So, let’s get cooking!
Cinnamon Almond Butter Banana Rice Cakes
- Rice cakes (organic when possible)
- Almond butter
Slice banana into thin round wedges and set aside. Carefully spread a thick layer of almond butter on top of a rice cake. Top with bananas and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon. Rice cakes never tastes so good.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
A fortification is only as strong as its weakest entry point.
Likewise, we can only be as healthy as our most unhealthy habit.
All too often, people fail to recognize their weakest link in their health (whether short-term or long-term) – the link of nutrition.
We can only perform as well as the raw materials that we intake to fuel our bodies and build our tissues. If we want the performance that comes from Ding Dongs and Twinkies, then we need to eat Ding Dongs and Twinkies. Our bodies are not capable of creating good nutrients from bad nutrients. However, if we want the performance of efficient enzyme activity, powerful antioxidants, and vibrant energy, we need to consume raw vegetables and fruits, non-processed foods, organic / natural meats, and foods without preservatives and dyes.
The weakest link in our health is nutrition. We can choose to fortify it or keep it weak. The choice, however, has lasting consequences.
I did it.
I made gluten-free pizza and lived to tell the tale. Skip the take-out, this pizza will rock your world.
To make your own gluten-free garlic chicken pizza, assemble the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup green onions
- 1-2 cups all-natural cheddar cheese
- 1 bottle of sugar-free marina sauce (about 2 cups)
- 1 recipe of garlic chicken
- sore bought gluten-free crust
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. If necessary, roll out your dough onto an oiled surface. Begin dressing your crust with a layer of marina sauce. Sprinkle cheese, chicken, onions, and tomatoes onto the marinara sauce. Bake the pizza until the crust is slightly browned and the cheese is bubbly.