Crunch, sweet and spicy – what’s not to love? These easy to make, spiced nuts are sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering, mid-afternoon snack, or as a gift for the holidays.Print
One of my favorite Korean dishes when I go out to eat is Bi Bim Bap! If you don’t know what Bi Bim Bap is, it’s Korean mixed rice with vegetables and beef. What I love about Bi Bim Bap is that you can add whatever you like to it. I love to make it when I have lots of vegetables that are about to go bad. I just sautee them up, add some rice, and add the spicy sauce and you have dinner!
If you want to make some Korean food at home, check out our recipe for Bi Bim Bap! ANPrint
ANYONE following the low FODMAP diet knows the STRUGGLE associated with figuring out what to eat. So many foods are restricted in Phase 1 and figuring out meals can be stressful.
I had the privilege of trying out a new meal delivery service called Epicured. This is truly a game-changer for patients dealing with gut issues such as Crohn’s, IBS, and SIBO. Their meals are low fodmap as well as gluten-free. It is a wonderful option when you are struggling with what to eat or just don’t want to cook!
Let me share with you my thoughts after using the service:
- Great Website: The website is super user-friendly and easy on the eyes. You can browse through all the meal and food options to get an idea of what you will receive. Beautiful pictures and detailed descriptions are shown for all options. The ordering process is easy as well.
- Variety: Y’all, there are so many different options at Epicured. You can order basic chicken (though the sauce that accompanies this is anything but basic) to Tikka Massala. They even have side dishes, chia pudding, smoothies, and snacks. You can order an entire day’s worth of food or a few dinners a week.
- Packing: Everything came packed so well. The box was delivered with an insulated padding and multiple large cooler packs. Bonus, the cooler packs are reusable!! Everything was very organized and labeled in durable packaging. They even include directions on how to best heat up the meals for optimal enjoyment.
- Taste: The food is good! I found I had favorites among the meals I chose. My favorites included the Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Tofu Tikka Masala, and Baked Lasagna Bolognese. They use high-quality ingredients and it shows in the flavor of the food. There are many types of veggies used in the meals from radishes to kabocha squash. This ensures you are getting a nice variety of plant foods.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Epicured! It is a wonderful and delicious way to save time and add some variety to your diet in a safe and gut-friendly way!
Epicured provided products for this post, however, the opinions are completely ours based on our experience with Epicured.
Cranberries are rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese.
I have been making this recipe for the last couple of years, and it has become a crowd favorite. It has a wonderful balance of tart and spice to compliment your Thanksgiving smorgasbord.
- 1 12-ounce bag cranberries, fresh or frozen (thawed)
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1-2 fresh jalapeños, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- Rinse and dry cranberries.
- Combine cranberries and jalapeno in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
- Add combination and sugar to a small saucepan and heat on low heat for about 10 minutes until liquid releases from cranberries. Stir frequently until sugar dissolves.
- Remove from heat and add lime juice.
- Transfer to a serving dish and top with lime zest.
- Serve cold or on top of low-fat cream cheese as a dip.
This cranberry relish pairs beautifully with turkey, as a spread for sandwiches or even as a taco topping.
Who doesn’t think of apples when they think about Fall? Did you know the only apple indigenous to the US is the crab apple? Sweet, tart, crisp, and juicy, what more is there to love about this fruit?
October is National Apple Month. Enjoying in-season produce can be beneficial to a budget and to taste. Apples are filled with antioxidants and soluble fiber. There are several different varieties of apples. Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith and Honeycrisp- to name a few. Each variety offers it’s own unique flavor, sweetness, crisp and moisture content.
Here’s a simple recipe for those spare apples you have on the counter.
All you need for this recipe are 3 pounds of apples (about 6 medium-sized apples) and cinnamon.
- Cinnamon apple crisps can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
- Enjoy in your Greek yogurt, oatmeal, or as a topping for salads.