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Hi all, I thought I’d share what I’m planning to make for dinner tonight:

Thai style coconut chicken with cashews.

I’ve made this before and boy is it delicious. The flavors burst in your mouth and you won’t believe that you actually prepared it! It seems like a professional dish from a restaurant! ENJOY!

2 boneless skinless, organic chicken breasts

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon grated, fresh ginger

2 scallions, diced (the green and white parts)

3 tablespoons tamari

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/3 cup unsweetened, organic coconut milk

1 cup finely ground cashews

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Wash and prepare chicken, cutting off all the fat. Cut chicken into cubes – it’s easiest to do this with cooking scissors – set the chicken aside until ready to cook.

In a large skillet heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the ginger and scallions stirring frequently so that it doesn’t burn. Let cook for 2 minutes then add the tamari, maple syrup, coconut milk and sesame oil. Stir together on medium heat and add the chicken cubes. Stir frequently until the chicken is cooked through. Lastly, add the chopped cashews for your topping and serve. This dish goes well with a plain grain of your choice. We love quinoa, brown rice and kasha (buckwheat). It’s always fun to experiment!

Cheers to any new cooking adventures you encounter in this meal.

I know people are always feeling sorry for us gluten free eaters, but really I don’t feel sorry at all!! Gluten was one of the culprits of my bad stomachaches and I’m SO glad that I finally figured it out.

This may be the case for many of you gluten eaters out there and you may not even know it! If I were you, I’d stop feeling sorry for us and try it yourself! Yes it’s hard when you go to a restaurant and they put that lovely breadbasket on the table – it takes lots of strength to push it away, BUT it doesn’t mean that I don’t eat bread. It just means that I eat a different kind of bread. Dough made from almond flour, rice flour and any other flour not made with gluten. There are lots of choices at your local grocery store in the freezer section – check it out! There’s bread made out of millet and other grains and nuts.

The best part about us gluten free eaters is that we are part of a small niche and we tend to stick together. When we find new recipes we’re always ready to share them because who wouldn’t want something new to add to their everyday repertoire.

Don’t feel upset if you can’t tolerate gluten, it may be the best thing that’s ever happened to you! You may even start cooking and baking like you never thought you would. Take it as a journey, not a complete loss. There are plenty of substitutes and once you start your search you will see what I mean.

Good luck! If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Recently I’ve been watching a substantial amount of the Food Network. I love seeing all the chefs’ techniques and the little tips that they throw in, but the one draw back is that I don’t like any of their food! I watch the Food Network and I don’t cook any of their recipes… it seems like there’s something wrong with that picture.

Well here’s why – they don’t cook ANYTHING healthy. Rachael Ray has a few recipes that may be a bit healthier then the rest of the other chefs, but for the most part they all cook with lots of butter, sugar, oil and eggs. Giada De Laurentiis is so meticulous and has such a specific way of talking to us viewers that watching her in the kitchen is mesmerizing but, again, her recipes are full of butter, sugar and are just plain unhealthy. The Food channel has lots of programs ranging from 30 minute meals, to recipes that use a very small amount of money, as well as using only a few ingredients – all of these programs help to quicken the cooking process but my question is: where’s the healthy food??

There’s not much more I can say except that I hope this changes – BUT if it doesn’t, well then maybe one day you’ll see me on the Food Network channel with my own healthy cooking show! If we don’t teach the deliciousness of healthy food then how will people know that it’s better then junk food AND nutritious at the same time!

I will be cooking some new recipes in the next few days and IF they go well I will blog about them!

Try watching the food network, their technique really is fantastic. Enjoy!

“Be nourished by the fruits and beauty of nature and make every day a celebration of the rhythms of the seasons.” This is such a wonderful quote taken from Terry Walters book Clean Food. This book, which I have newly discovered by perusing the aisles of Barnes and Noble as well as remembering that a friend had mentioned the name a few weeks back, has become a new love of mine.

Clean Food
is a wonderful book filled with insight into the world of eating whole foods that nourish your body and soul. This is right up my alley! And, in fact, Ms. Walters attended the Integrative Institute of Nutrition, which is the school that I am now attending! I’m so excited that this information is becoming more and more available as people’s eyes become wider and they begin to realize that they’ve been exposed to chemically changed food that has been poured into their bodies for many years.

That’s why us health counselors are here to help! We want to help break your unhealthy habit and not just for a month but for your lifetime.

Look for Clean Food by Terry Walters at your nearest book store – you won’t be disappointed. There are some amazing recipes that I will definitely be blogging about in the near future – check back often!

Have a wonderful day