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Thanksgiving Gravy: B.E.D. Friendly Recipe

Thanksgiving Gravy: B.E.D. Friendly Recipe

Serving customized cooking, consulting, and meal plans.

Slather this savory, starch-free gravy over meat, mashed red potatoes, or starch-free stuffing for a traditional comfort food and happy belly. Unlike most gravy, this one contains no thickening starch like cornstarch or flour and so combines well with animal protein.

When I say ‘combines well’ I am referring to food combining; a secret for improving digestive issues. I learned about this when on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) and glad I did! I no longer feel stuffed to the seams after I feast, or hardly ever for that matter. Moved on to stage 2? Check out this delicious onion gravy

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Easter Natural

Easter Colors…What Would Mary Do?

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

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B.E.D. Recipe The Body Ecology Diet

Toasty Coconut Truffles for The Body Ecology Diet

I ground toasted coconut the other day into what I thought would be a fine powder to sprinkle on top of a cake. When I lifted the cover from my grinder, an amazing smell greeted me. Instead of powder, there was a mass of sticky paste. I changed plans, as any good chef must do from time to time, and made these cute bonbon balls of goo instead.

You’ll notice lakanto listed in the ingredients. This natural sweetener does not feed harmful yeast or bacteria, which makes this a perfect recipe for those on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D). Diabetics too, because lakanto doesn’t influence blood sugar or insulin release.

This recipe is gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free.

Recipe

Makes: 16 small balls

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B.E.D. Recipe The Body Ecology Diet

Sunny Cocoa Truffles for The Body Ecology Diet

These heavenly bonbons are free of most common allergens and acceptable for stage 2 of The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D). If you have food sensitivities, you know how hard it can be to find a treat that tastes good with ingredients that are “allowed”. This is especially true if you’re traveling or away from the comforts of your kitchen.

I always keep a few different kinds of treats ready-made in the freezer that I can pull out and eat when a sweet craving hits. I also like to pack them in my purse or the kids’ lunchbox. During the holidays, I’ll package a few up with other kinds of bonbons (party store sells paper boxes for just this) or wrap a trio in parchment paper as stocking stuffers.

This recipe is gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free.

Sunny Cocoa Truffles

Ingredients

2 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (soaked and dehydrated)

1 1/2 cup shredded coconut (culture for stage 1)

1/3 – 1/2 cup glycerin (or raw honey if allowed) 

1/4 cup flax seeds, fresh ground

1/4 cup raw cocoa powder 

2 Tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil, melted (or ghee if tolerated)

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (alcohol/sugar free)

1/2 tsp sea salt

Toppings: cocoa powder, lightly roasted shredded coconut, ground flax seeds, or ground sunflower seeds

Method

  • Grind sunflower seeds, glycerin, coconut oil, and vanilla in a  Vita-Mix or blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Place in a bowl with all other ingredients – mixing well.
  • Moisten hands and roll out tablespoon portions.
  • Roll each truffle in topping of your choice and place on a tray.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until hard.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge or freezer.
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