It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
I have a wallet made of hemp. Although I’ve seen some very fashionable hemp accessories, mine’s really old and not very cute, but I can’t justify buying a new one until it wears out. I guess I’ve learned firsthand that hemp fi... Read more
What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym&mda... Read more
Greek yogurt is a staple for most healthy eaters--and for good reason. Even the fat-free varieties are thick and tangy with a luxurious texture. The yogurt also has twice the protein as regular yogurt. Beyond eating it plain or with granola and berri... Read more
the famous adage, refers to the idea that it's impossible for a man to get something for nothing.
(getting on my soapbox)
This same adage applies to weight loss. There is no magic pill, magic body wrap or corset, super secret psychotherapy,... Read more
I have a Welbilt bread machine, and recently tried the pizza crust recipe in the instruction manual. It turned out absolutely delicious, and actually tasted buttery even though it's 100% vegan! Here are the ingredients for making 2 12" crusts:
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When I started this journey I was a carb-o-holic lol. I could eat an entire loaf of bread with one meal. After about 3 months of eating healthy, exercising, and losing weight, I noticed I was eating considerably less breads. I was eating 100% whole w... Read more
Does anyone have a home made ice cream recipe that does not use milk?
We are having our annual family reunion soon and the highlight of the day is multiple churns of home made ice cream...vanilla, chocolate, Butterfinger, peach, banana walnut ..... Read more
My name is Paul and I just turned 51 last week. I lost 45 lbs on a restrictive diet but have now put back on 10. Need to keep losing but not with that same diet. Just started reading "The Spark" and have the cookbook. This site looks like a good... Read more
I have multiple food allergies and gluten intolerance, and I feel immense gratitude every day that the world of specialty food options has come so far. When I was first diagnosed, 18 years ago or so, there was almost NOTHING on store shelves that I... Read more
The gluten-free phenomenon has lead to dozens of new products on store shelves. Breads and baked goods are some of the hardest foods to make tasty and sans gluten. We polled our readers and took their favorite brands for a test drive.The CriteriaFor... Read more
Quick breads are a staple in my house, but not the kind loaded with fat, sugar and all purpose bleached flour, which makes it more like cake than bread. My approach is to use healthy substitutes that are rich in whole grains, protein, and fiber, like... Read more
The Essential Baking Company's Gluten Free Super Seeded Multi-Grain Bread.
Unlike many GF breads, it is not as heavy as a brick. Yes, it is dense, but that's a given. It has an almost nutty taste about it, but without nuts. In fact, it is glute... Read more
Hello Sparkfamily! Did you say almond flour? Here is an awesome recipe that I know you will love! Check it out!
Note: Gluten Free
1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
¼ cup golden flaxmeal
¼... Read more
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