Functional Food Friday: Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Being gluten free can be hard on a child. The staple food available in restaurants and at birthday parties is usually a gluten fest! Most restaurants offer mac and cheese, pizza, burgers and breaded chicken nuggets. A local restaurant started offering gluten free chicken nuggets which was really exciting for our seven year old daughter. Unfortunately after a short while they disappeared from the menu apparently because of supplier issues. After lots of begging we ...

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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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Functional Food Friday: Dutch Oven Carnitas

We love Mexican at the Stone Household!  Nothing beats a good guacamole and Carnitas is another favorite. Carnitas, literally translated is “little meats” which probably derives from the fat that the meat is broken up into smaller pieces. What really defines a good Carnitas is a mixed texture of succulent softness and caramelized crispiness. Carnitas is traditionally made using the heavily marbled, fat-rich pork shoulder, also known as ‘boston butt’ – typically around 7-10lbs which is braised and slow roasted ...

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