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The Dish on Sugar & Sweeteners

Diane Sanfilippo 21-Day Sugar Detox, Blood Sugar, Carbohydrates, Coconut, FAQs, stevia, Sugar & Sweeteners, weight loss 53 Comments

(note: I originally published this post last year but somehow the formatting got really fouled up in the blog transition so I had to re-publish it… here you go!) I get a TON of questions about sugar and sweeteners. Most people just want to know which are okay to eat and which are bad. But, of course, I can’t just …

What the heck can I do with coconut butter?!

Diane Sanfilippo 21-Day Sugar Detox, Coconut 32 Comments

Coconut butter (sometimes called Coconut Cream Concentrate) is a great snack to reach for when you want something sweet to eat or just for an energy boost. It’s a good source of lauric acid which, according to Mary Enig and Sally Fallon on page 48 of their book “Eat Fat, Lose Fat,” is “a proven antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal agent that’s …

Going Gluten Free: Cukoo for Couscous? Try Quinoa Instead!

Diane Sanfilippo Coconut, Gluten and Gluten Free 2 Comments

Quinoa. It’s pronounced keen-wa. Not kin-oh-ah. Keen-wa. It’s kind of fun to say, isn’t it? Well, it’s easy to make and fantastic to eat. It’s versatile, hearty and tasty. And guess what? It’s gluten free! Unlike it’s aesthetic fraternal twin, couscous, which is made from wheat and is actually a tiny pasta, quinoa is a seed! It can be soaked …

How Does Your Fridge Stack Up?

Diane Sanfilippo Bacon, Coconut, Dairy and Dairy Free, Fats and Oils, Gluten and Gluten Free, grass-fed meat, kale, nut, organic 3 Comments

After recently viewing a video posted on You Tube by Erin Huggins, I decided to show you what’s in my fridge after a recent trip to the grocery store. I love getting my week started knowing that I’m well prepared to fuel myself with delicious and wholesome foods. Let’s take stock of what I have in there! I’ll go through …

Are You a “Non-Food” Eater?

Diane Sanfilippo Coconut, Dairy and Dairy Free, Fats and Oils, Gluten and Gluten Free, nut, soy, too much soy 4 Comments

A few of you have asked me to clarify what I meant by calling foods “non-foods” in my last posting. Here are some requirements to consider before calling something a food. It looks like it does when it’s picked/harvested or pronounced dead in it’s original form. OR if I can make it in my own kitchen from it’s original form …