Smell Your Way to Better Digestion
If you’ve struggled with digestive issues, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with common symptoms such as gas, bloating, heartburn, loose stool or constipation. It’s important to talk with your medical provider about your symptoms, but sometimes simple shifts in eating patterns are the first place to start. We call these ideal eating patterns “food hygiene” and it’s not about what you eat so much as how you eat.
If you haven’t heard about the idea of supplementing with probiotics--bacterial strains--the concept can be a little off-putting, especially in mainstream North American society which is generally fearful of germs. But probiotic supplements have been gaining popularity, earning the rank of third most popular natural product for both adults and kids in the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.
Paleo-friendly Pumpkin Pie
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Sunday, and my first day off the Whole 30 program! I am excited to broaden my food choices, but it doesn't mean I want to eat a ton of grains and dairy -- even if these are now allowed! While my mom is making her classic pumpkin pie recipe for tomorrow's dinner, I thought I would dabble in some of the paleo-style "treats" and make myself a paleo pumpkin pie! I found this recipe online, which seemed well-reviewed, and I went for it! It took no time at all to whip up, and as you can see from the picture above, it turned out pretty well! The recipe made enough filling for two pies so I just baked the extra filling in a separate dish. I sampled a corner tonight and it was delicious, but the pie will have to wait until tomorrow!
So if you're looking for a healthier alternative this year, give this one a whirl! I doctored up the spices a bit; instead of the pumpkin pie spice, I added 2 tsp cinnamon, 1.5 tsp peeled, grated fresh ginger, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp nutmeg. Everything else was done by the book! Enjoy!
PALEO PUMPKIN PIE (from this website)
Servings: 9 -inch pie
Author: Cook Eat Paleo
For the crust
For the pie
Fall Harvest Winter Squash!
Aaaah, smell that sweet air! It’s finally fall! One of the best parts of autumn is that there are so many fruits and vegetables that are harvested at this time of year, which means there is an abundance of fresh, delicious foods just waiting to be eaten.