Gluten Free Meal Plan Suggestions

Nearly every week I learn of a friend who has been recommended to try a gluten-free diet. Large numbers of people are adversely affected by gluten on some level, and most of them do not have full-blown celiac disease, just a lesser form of gluten intolerance.

Gluten Intolerance is caused by a reaction to the gluten protein found [...]

Heart Health: it may not be what you're eating, but what you're not eating

It’s hard to find a person in the western world who isn’t concerend about their cholesterol levels, particularly LDL which is commonly referred to as “bad” cholesterol. Believe it or not, there are alternative theories on heart disease and whether cholesterol has any effect at all on heart health. One of the theories I find [...]

Planning Ahead: Get Your New Year Stew On!

I like many of you have not been totally crazy about everything I’ve eaten these past few weeks. It’s inevitable with all the socializing the holidays bring that you’re going to have to make some compromises with your food choices. I don’t believe in a lot of restriction anyway, but like many, I sure didn’t [...]

The Healing Properties of Beets and Horseradishy Borscht Recipe

Beets are funny. So many people wrinkle their noses at the mere mention of them exclaiming “they taste like dirt!” Well, they can. They are earthy root vegetables after all and if the dirt is robust, it will definitely affect the taste of the beets. I love them and know a lot of people [...]

Seven Criteria for Food Selection

At the Simple Social Kitchen we follow guidelines for the kind of food we like to buy and prepare. Keeping these 7 criteria for food selection in mind can help make smart decisions about the food you buy and what we eat. Thanks to Annemarie Colbin for her development of these criteria.

1-     Food should be [...]

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