BANANA CORN FRITTERS (GLUTEN-FREE)

¾ cup yellow cornmeal ½ cup all-purpose gluten free flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground chipotle chile or cayenne pepper 1 ¼ cups roughly mashed bananas (about 3 medium) 1 large egg 2 TBS coconut kefir (or buttermilk) 2 TBS canola or coconut oil, divided Preheat…

Immunity recipes:

Hot Lemon Tea Hot water with honey and lemon is a great standby—add some cayenne, ginger or rosemary for added warmth. Lemon is the ideal food for restoring acid-alkali balance. Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in water, or adding it to tea helps maintain the body’s internal “climate” at a pH which supports healthy bacteria…

Crunchy Costa Rica Salad

1 ½ cups shredded cabbage ¼ cup diced cucumber 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 6 green onions, thinly sliced 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed 2 handfuls watercress, stemmed juice of 2 limes 1 garlic clove, crushed 3 TB olive oil salt and pepper to taste   Combine all…

Meet the Grains

Quinoa: Pronounced KEEN-WAH, this grain comes from the Andes Mountains in South America and once provided a staple food source for the Incas.  Quinoa includes all eight essential amino acids which makes it a good protein source.  It makes an excellent hot cereal, salad, or side dish, and is delicious in soups and stews.  When…