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“Purple Potion” Recipe for Unsalted Cultured Vegetables

Purple Potion “the kraut without salt”

purple-potion-Thomas-logodCultured vegetables (cv’s) are made without salt and with raw vegetables and starter. What you get is a ton of enzymes, vitamins, and probiotics! I created this sweet ‘n sour combo for kids of all ages, especially those on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) for something fizzy and colorful …. in walked Purple Potion.

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Zucchini Frittata Recipe (gluten-dairy-egg white free)

This savory treat is delicious straight from the skillet or the next day at room temperature. Eggs are the key player, but only the yolks as I find most people I work with have a tough time digesting egg whites. If that’s not you then scroll down for a version that uses all the egg.

I am all about making food easy to digest … hence the name of my business, Happy Bellies and this recipe does just that 🙂 If you can eat egg whites, substitute 8 whole eggs for the 12 yolks and omit starch.

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Celebrating Easter on The Body Ecology Diet

Celebrating Easter on B.E.D.

These fun, alternative Easter ideas are for Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or another gut healing protocol. My own kids started B.E.D. when they were 2 and 7, so I’ve had years to perfect the holidays; Easter is by far the easiest 😉

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Skiing on The Body Ecology Diet

Skiing on The Body Ecology Diet

My husband and I went to Attitash this holiday as the kids were with their dad this year and we had the freedom to do whatever we wanted!! Though I’m not hot on skiing, I am BIG on sweating in the sauna, back trail xc skiing, and catching up with my husband slash ski enthusiast for delicious meals.

We rented a studio at the base of slopes that had a kitchenette – fridge and all – and that right there made traveling on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) much easier. As many of you know, I camp alot in the summer with just a tent and 2-stove burner, so this kind of travel is a luxury 😊

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Easter Colors…What Would Mary Do?

Ben Easter Eggs-2006As a mom wearing the Holistic Nutritionist hat, I put my foot down on man-made colors. There’s nothing about ’em I feel good with and I don’t feed ’em to my kids, even on celebratory days. So what’s a mom to do about Easter eggs?

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Creamy Carrot Butter Recipe (dairy-free)

This delicious spread can be for waffles, pancakes, or crackers. I created this recipe during my days on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal a yeast infection and horrible gut issues. One of the principles of this way of eating is food combining; which I did to a “T” and now help others to do with my nutritional support.

My boys were young at the time and loved waffles and pancakes, yet I was stumped how to top them. What kind of spread would be a good food combination and taste good and not feed the excess yeast, bacteria, and viruses so many people are trying to get in balance?? Enter creamy carrot butter …. simply delicious and healthy all at once.

Take things further with cultured butter, pesto, + hemp seeds = YUM

Creamy Carrot Butter

Serves 4

Ingredients

5 cups carrots, cut in 1″ chunks

1 cup water

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The Nerdy Part of Food Combining

The Nerdy Part of Food Combininggut

I’m a fan of food combining; something I learned of while on B.E.D to heal yeast overgrowth. Now, years later I continue to do this with most of my meals and I swear by practicing this one principle is the main reason I rarely feel bloated or get stomach issues.

Proper food combining happens when you eat compatible foods (a.k.a. go well with each other). In nerdy terms of digestive chemistry the term proper food combining means “what foods to eat with what”.

Different food groups (starches, protein, fruit) require different digestion times and different gastric juices to break ’em down. Sound complicated? It’s not! I’ve food combined for years, so do my kids 🙂