Category Archives for "Nutrition"

Apr 22

The History of Vitamins

History of Medicine , Nutrition

(and a short history of scurvy, beriberi, and pellagra) Our knowledge of the chemical composition of vitamins and their importance in nutrition is relatively young, whereas the history of vitamin deficiencies goes back centuries. Scurvy is probably the first illness to be recognized (though not right away, as you will see) as a nutritional deficiency […]

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Apr 19

Pasta Primavera Alfredo

Recipes

Warning: This is a Bachelor Recipe, in that measurements are up to you for the most part. This isn’t baking, no need for exact measures. Everything depends on your tastes. The Alfredo Sauce is measured, but you can even thin that out a bit too. First you’ll want to make the noodles. Choose your favorite, […]

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Apr 17

Cookies

Nutrition

Some of these cookies are all wheat/gluten free, high in protein and fiber, low in sugar. They are definitely lower carb than most cookies. But let’s talk about the sugar substitutes first. We’ve been using a combination of erythritol and stevia because together, they counter each other’s aftertaste and taste like sugar. But we’ve since […]

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Mar 27

Hummus

Recipes

Everyone loves hummus today. When I returned from living in Israel for some 4+ years in the eighties, nobody knew what it was. And nobody knew there were more than two types of olives, green and black. But today? Everyone loves hummus and I will teach you to make authentic hummus. Ingredients chickpeas baking soda […]

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Mar 27

Falafel Recipe

Recipes

To serve falafels, you’ll need two sauces: a tahini sauce and a “hot” sauce. You can use anything for a hot sauce, but this recipe page contains instructions for two authentic sauces (one being more of a relish, because of its thickness). And you’ll need an assortment of pickles. And when I say “authentic,” I […]

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Mar 23

French Salad Dressing — Low Carb

Recipes

Low Carb, Low Fat, Fewer Calories Ingredients (as always, as organic as possible) ¼ cup MCT Oil (can use Olive Oil if you like) ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1 ¼ cup Water ½ teaspoon Xanthan Gum (1 tsp if you want extra thick) ⅔ cup Ketchup (links to our low carb version) Juice of […]

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