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Soy-Free Mayo To Go

It’s a challenge to find soy-free mayonnaise!  So I was thrilled last week to be shopping in Lawrence, KS and of all things to find Au Marche – a European market.  On the shelves fabulous food items from around the globe.  The clerk could actually read German, so when I brought these cute little tubes of Mayo & Mustards up to the register and asked about ingredients he was happy to help.

Posted by Aliesa George in Food and Nutrition, Recipes for Healthy Eating.

Do You Have A Soy Allergy?

Did you know that according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Soy is among the most common foods that cause allergic reactions? Soy is as prevalent in the foods we eat today as high fructose corn syrup!  Soy milk, soy flour, soy grits, soy meal, soy sauce, soy oil…and more!

Posted by Aliesa George in Food and Nutrition, Recipes for Healthy Eating.

Gluten-Free Banana-Zucchini Pancake Recipe

So I went to the store today and my palate was in the mood for pancakes.

Once I got to the kitchen and started cooking this was what I ended up with…  Gluten-Free Banana-Zucchini Pancakes and boy were they were YUMMY! 

I like it when my experiments turn out the way my brain thinks they should.  It’s rare that I measure anything when I cook, but I tried to pay attention so I’ll be able to replicate this recipe.

Thought I’d share it with you, in case you’re in the mood for some healthy pancakes and this recipe sounds like a winner to you too.

Posted by Aliesa George in Food and Nutrition, Recipes for Healthy Eating.

Yummy, Healthy Homemade Yogurt Recipe

I always plan to post healthy recipes, but just never seem to get it done!  Today I was chatting with a client about yogurt, and decided this would be a great recipe to share.  I stopped buying yogurt at the store almost a year ago and started making my own.  It’s super easy, tastes awesome, and is so much cheaper than that crazy $3-$4 per carton that they charge to buy ready-made Greek-style yogurt.

You can use this recipe to make any style of yogurt, but since I like the Greek, creamy,custard-style, that’s what I used for my starter.  My dad (who shared this recipe with me) prefers the flavor of “Activa.”  It’s pretty tart!  Almost lemony tasting.  But I’m a fan of sweeter, Greek yogurt so my first starter was “Fage” brand.   After your first batch, if you remember to save some, you can use your own homemade yogurt as your starter when it’s time to whip up a fresh batch.

I haven’t played with making fruit-flavored yogurts.  Personally, I like it plain and can add things to it before I eat it if I want to change my flavor.  If you’ve been successful adding flavors to the cooking process, please drop a comment and share what’s worked for you that you absolutely love the taste of.

OK, here it is:

Yummy Homemade Yogurt Recipe

Posted by Aliesa George in Food and Nutrition, Recipes for Healthy Eating.