Recipes


Wellness Journey Part 4

I know, where have I been. Right? Did I forget about my tribe of readers? No. I’ve been completing two courses.  For my cognitive support certificate, I needed to research and write a 10-page paper.  It’s now completed and submitted.  Yay!  As well, I completed a basic homeopathic course. These courses took more energy and time than I anticipated.  I…


Mini Turkey Meatloaves

Meatloaf has strong European influence and according to Wikipedia, a cousin to the Dutch meatball.  Typically, meatloaf is a ground meat mixture that is shaped into a loaf (usually a loaf pan) and baked in the oven.  Cooksillustrated.com explained that meatloaves gained popularity in the Depression; however, WWII rationing saw meat-free loaves created. [1]  Then in the 1950s and 1960s,…


Nightshades — Friend or Foe?

Believe it or not, “nightshades” are the mainstay of many cultural diets around the world including the Mediterranean diet.  The nightshade family or Solanaceae (its botanical name) include many non-edible flowering plants, which are actually considered toxic or poisonous with the best-known being belladonna, or “deadly nightshade,” traditionally valued for its use as a poison (in the play Macbeth, for…


Shortbread Cookies [Recipe]

Christmas baking is becoming harder and harder each year.  Why?  Simply because I have a number of “usual” ingredients that are no longer in my diet.  When I went gluten-free several years ago, I switched to almond flour for all my baking.  However, almonds cause me to wheeze and have asthma-like symptoms.  Two years ago, after getting my IgG food…