Archive for September 2011

Chef Ponzio's Eggplant Wrapped Red Snapper

Chef Ponzio's Eggplant Wrapped Red Snapper
Rosebud Restaurants’ Executive Chef Michael Ponzio has a new Italian cookbook Cibo, which literally means “food” in Italian and is steeped in rich Italian food history. Check out his gluten and dairy free recipe. Recipe: Eggplant Wrapped Red Snapper   Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 Eggplant, Sliced 1/8 inch Lengthwise Red Snapper, 8 oz Fillets (4... Read more »

Circle of Health Rasayanas

Plantain Rasayana - Internal Heal #12. Ayurveda pitta or fire balancing tonic. For after-surgery healing, bleeding, acidity, and to help speed up internal healing. Years ago when I almost gave myself an ulcer I used this to heal and it really did soothe my insides.
From time to time I rely on Ayurvedic Rasayanas from a company based in Oregon called Circle of Health. Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India, which originated there over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda focuses on balance in the body through diet, lifestyle, exercise, cleansing, and on the health of the mind, body, and spirit.... Read more »

Cleansing Confessions

Cleansing Confessions
I’m starting a 28-day cleanse later this month. I’m sort of acting as a guinea pig. If it goes well (maybe “well” isn’t the right word but is effective) I will be teaching this program with Dr. Castillo of Alliance Chiropractic. Fall is an excellent time to cleanse. There are no more festivals, BBQs and all... Read more »
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Spaghetti Squash Marinara

Spaghetti Squash Marinara
This gluten and dairy free recipe is perfect for this time of year. I love squash and spaghetti squash is my favorite. Spaghetti Squash Marinara Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 4 What you need: 1 spaghetti squash olive oil 1 small onion 1 carrot 5 button mushrooms 2 fresh tomatoes 2... Read more »

What to Buy at Trader Joe's

A reader sent me an e-mail wanting to know what my typical “allergy free style” shopping list looked like. Sadly I have to politely decline the free samples as they are usually made with things I can’t eat but I still heart Trader Joe’s for many reasons as you can see. Here’s a list of... Read more »