Book View Café Eats: Simple Soup

Sometimes it’s a battle to get vegetables into people. In my case, right now I have trouble with raw veggies. My solution is an old macrobiotic secret–cook soup often. But how to simplify what is often an involved process? Sure, you can open a can of soup–but the majority of soups sold in cans or even envelopes contain things you probably don’t want. They have too much salt, sugar, or corn syrup–they have MSG or modified food starch, or contain ingredients your family can’t have, such as wheat or soy.

Homemade soup means you know what’s in it. But just a good stock can take a long time to make. Here’s a simple way to get that homemade soup without spending the entire day at it.

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It May Be the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie…and It’s Gluten-Free (Let the Gluten Go #10)

How food, diet, and dieting affected my writing and my life.  And maybe effects yours… How are you holding up?  Have you found stir-frys packed by your local grocery to make up quickly?  They’re great with some whole grain rice … Continue reading

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Snacking of the desperate (Let the Gluten Go#5)

Here’s my current theory on gluten-free “snackage.” Have something to fill most gaps in your snack cravings, and then consciously work to eat them much, much slower than you normally go through something. At the least, you are trying to heal your body of an overload of gluten. At the worst? You have actual gluten damage that has messed with your digestion and slowed your ability to absorb nutrients. Remember that you may actually eat less once you stop eating gluten. Your stomach may be happy with less.

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Let the Gluten Go (#2 in a Series)

Have you tried every imaginable diet or exercise program without success? Do you still feel like crap? Or are you basically still healthy, just unable to drop weight? Have you examined gluten as a source of your problems? Did you know that as many as 42% of the American population may be gluten sensitive — or gluten intolerant? Explains a few things about Americans and weight, doesn’t it? Read along with a one-month experiment to see if gluten might be what’s bothering your system — maybe just too much gluten in everything you eat, or maybe something more.

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