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baked egg cups

In breakfast, food porn, recipes, step by step how to make ... on July 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

“Food can bring people together like not much else can. Sitting around a table, sharing a meal breaks down barriers and walls- it crosses cultures, it tells a story…it nourishes and sustains us. I believe in the power of fresh, seasonal food with simple preparations- light, healthy and full of nutrition. Cooking healthy food that tastes good is what its all about. Its easy to throw a stick of butter in basically anything and make it taste good- but creating a balanced nutritious dish is so much more fulfilling!”

These little cups are the perfect pairing with any breakfast…they are SUPER easy to make, and packed full of healthy lean protein…one lovely little cup has only 100 calories and 17.6 grams of protein…not to mention lots of creamy, dreamy cheesy flavors.  So, whether it is Saturday morning brunch, or a quick grab-and-go Monday morning breakfast (you can throw one of these egg cups in a whole wheat english muffin for good food on the go) these egg cups are a definite winner in my book.

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GAPS diet: what about dairy protein? most diets for autistic people recommend no dairy.

In GAPS diet on April 4, 2012 at 2:48 am

“The gut wall in autistic and other GAPS people is damaged, so most proteins do not get a chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed, including dairy proteins. Dairy protein casein has been fairly well studied in this respect; however most other proteins have not been studied yet (apart from gluten). These partially digested proteins cause havoc in the body, particularly in the brain. As the gut lining starts healing, this situation improves. Only fermented dairy are allowed on the GAPS diet because the fermentation process pre-digests dairy proteins. The yoghurt and kefir need to be made at home and fermented for 24 hours at least to allow the fermenting microbes to really break down proteins in the milk. Only well-fermented (which means pre-digested) dairy are allowed on the GAPS nutritional protocol and they should be introduced slowly and carefully, step by step. Through the treatment the gut wall gets gradually healed and sealed, so foods are digested properly before absorbing. It is best to use unpasteurised, unprocessed organic milk (straight from the cow or the goat or sheep), as it contains alive enzymes, probiotic bacteria and its physical and biochemical structure is unadulterated. If you cannot find raw milk, do not worry and use pasteurised fresh whole organic milk. During the fermentation process the beneficial bacteria will do their best to put life back into the milk. The GAPS patients cannot drink raw milk right from the beginning: they have to introduce all fermented dairy products (gradually and slowly) first before trying the raw milk. Large percent of recovered GAPS people can introduce raw milk without any problems (having introduced all the fermented dairy first). However, they must never have pasteurised milk (even after recovery is complete)!”