If you love food but hate how some of it makes you feel, check out these two new recipes.  It’s the first in a series of new approaches to eating well called Rethinking Food.

For the next few months I will be sharing with you some delectable yummy and healthy food options.  If you are like me and want commercial wheat out of your diet, these two amazing concoctions will make it even easier to say ‘buh-bye’ to that gluten addiction.

Rethink your food — don’t let yourself get into a rut!  Find ways to make food satisfying, healthy and delicious, and let me know what you come up with.


Zucchini Pasta

Zuccini Pasta

Six Small Zucchinis

Marinara or Spaghetti Sauce of Your Choice

Spiral six zucchinis in a turning slicer, place in bowls and ladle with warm marinara or spaghetti sauce.Serves 4-6 adults.

The picture above is tasty, easy and healthy.

All you need is a special gadget called a turning slicer (www.paderno.it, item #49827-99, cost is $40).

turningslicerOnce you have the turning slicer, it takes all of ten minutes to make.  It’s delicious and healthy — raw zucchini is rich in vitamin A and other nutrients — my five-year-old ate THREE bowls full and loved it.  Not only are you NOT eating wheat in the form of pasta, but you are also getting raw veggies instead, which ups your production of naturally occurring enzymes.  We are supposed to eat 80% raw in our diets…

Heavenly Bite Cookies

Two Egg Whites A dash of almond and vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup shredded coconut
Dollop of Honey
Sesame Seeds & Currants to garnish
Coconut Oil

Whip egg whites and extracts until soft peaks form, set aside.  Add the rest of the ingredients (except sesame seeds and currants) to a food processor and blend until crumbled or balled.  Fold mixture with a spatula into the egg whites, being mindful not to mix too much to flatten egg whites.  Scoop with a teaspoon onto a cookie sheet greased with coconut oil.  Sprinkle sesame seeds on top, place a currant or two in the center.  Cookies will be small mountains.  Bake at 300 for 10-12 minutes.

I delivered a plate of these cookies to my parents and, well,  let’s just say the plate was almost empty before they closed the door behind them #notkidding.  The entire batch was devoured, I had to make another batch just to keep everyone from fighting over the crumbs.  It’s super easy to make.  Enjoy!

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