Figuring out how to make seasoned croutons at home is something I should have tackled years ago, but I never gave it much thought. Sure, I dried bread crumbs, but I never bothered with flavorings. Lately my eldest and I have been eating a lot of salads, and he likes to include seasoned croutons in every bowl. At $2-$3 per bag, making your own croutons from bread that may be past it’s prime can be a real money saver. You can also avoid questionable ingredients. Here’s the ingredient list for Fresh Gourmet Butter & Garlic Premium Croutons, via Foodfacts.com:
I’m working my way through the different books and videos offered in the Extreme Health Library bundle, and tonight’s post is about 9 Fermentation and Gluten Free Resources. For those who are looking for advice and recipes that will make it easier to incorporate these healing foods in their diets, these are wonderful resources.
From full menu planning (both for gluten free and allergy free menus) to troubleshooting tips and many recipes, these books and videos offer food that is not only good for you but beautiful and filled with flavor. There are some treats, too, like Starlene’s coconut flour donuts (shown above). If you’re trying to ditch a soda habit, you can replace it with kefir or kombucha (fermented beverages) that will give you the fizz without loads of sugar or artificial ingredients. I bought a package of miso recently because I *know* it’s good for me, but I’ve been scared to use it (yes, me, who ate ground up crickets). Now with Kimi’s book, I finally have a better idea of how to make a proper miso soup. I’m looking forward to working my way through the rest of these, too.
These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are made with almonds, coconut oil, honey, chocolate chips, vanilla and a dash of salt, and can be coated with chocolate or served plain. (The first batch disappeared before I got a chance to dip them.) Once you try these tasty little cookie bites, you’ll be hooked. Even my somewhat finicky husband loves them. They’re a great way to get more coconut oil into your diet. (The Tropical Traditions website has a great recipe page with dozens of recipes using coconut products.)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
If you’re like me and have been reading about anti-viral and antibacterial herbs, and looking for more ways to get them into to your kids, you may want to give this recipe a try – or make your own variation. I infused immune boosting herbs in finger gelatin made with fruit juice. I thought about calling them “homemade flu shots”, after the infamous “jello shot”, but don’t want to get busted by some government agency. Call them what you like, and enjoy some extra anti-oxidants and cold and flu fighting herbs.
We were blessed with a bounty of squash this year – butternut, buttercup, Speckled Hound, Galeux D Eysines, Long Island Cheese, Marina di Chioggia, Lady Godiva, spaghetti squash – you get the idea. In an effort to make good use of the bounty, I’ll be experimenting with new squash recipes like Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies, Pumpkin Leather, Pumpkin Wine and today’s recipe – Squaffles – Squash Waffles.