Functional Food Friday: Banana Bread (Gluten/Grain Free)

We recently shared how to make delicious ‘ice-cream’ from frozen bananas which is a great way to save and use bananas that get overripe before you can eat them. Another great way to use bananas that are ripe and need to be eaten as soon as possible is to make banana bread. The typical banana bread is made from highly refined wheat flour and sugar which, if you are trying to be ...

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Functional Food Friday: Banana Almond ‘Ice-Cream’

Today on Functional Food Friday we’re going to have a little fun! We’re sharing a quick and delicious ‘treat’ that is sugar-free and dairy-free and fits a Paleo or Primal eating plan.

When you clean up your diet in order to lose weight, improve performance or heal from a condition it is best to eliminate the typical go-to sweet treats or desserts all of which will be sugar-laden or high in refined carbohydrates. These are bad news and will derail your ...

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Homemade Mayo In 10 Minutes Or Less

If you are like us and are following a paleo-ish or primal way of eating then you are probably trying to avoid eating vegetable oils like sunflower oil,  soybean oil and the ubiquitous canola oil.  It is almost impossible to find a mayo or salad dressing that does not have one or more … or all of these oils.  Even the mayonnaise that is advertised as being Olive Oil Mayonnaise usually has canola or soybean oil as the first ingredient.  You can ...

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Functional Food Friday: Sauté of Chicken Livers with Bacon & Mushrooms in a Creamy Sauce

Today’s recipe was prepared as part of our Functional Food Fridays series we do over at Functional Patterns.

Many traditional cultures have prized the organ meats even above the muscle meat or your typical rib eye steak. In many European and Asian countries, it’s accepted that no animal part should go to waste. Wikipedia has a round up of how various cultures use offal.

Depending on your ancestral heritage ...

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Holy Guacamole! Delicious and Nutritious!

We love guacamole at the Stone Household. Eating nutrient dense foods is one of the healthiest ways to ensure your body has all the raw materials it needs. Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. Many of the foods advertized today as being low calories are also dismally low on the nutrient density scale! Fortunately nature provides us with a wealth of fresh, natural, wholesome foods packed ...

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