http://detoxinista.com/

My new favourite go to site! I have tried a few of the recipes since discovering this site. I made the detox blonde macaroons earlier this week http://detoxinista.com/2010/09/macaroon-fairy/ and they were a hit! So yummy, even my husband loved them – and he is not usually a fan of “my food”. I just finished enjoying a few lemon meltaways. I made them in the few minutes I had between getting home from work and rushing my daughter off to cheer. I was in the mood for lemon. I knew Megan would have something lemony to share. They were soooo easy! http://detoxinista.com/2010/09/macaroon-fairy/. I even whipped up my own cashew butter to use in the recipe.

Kitchen Wars with SCD yogurt

I finally decided I was up to the challenge of trying to make SCD yogurt at home. Making yogurt at home is something I have been toying with for a long while after having read about the benefits in ‘Breaking the Viscious Cycle’ by Elaine Gottschall. I was intimidated.I don’t have a yogurt maker, but I read that I could make yogurt in my oven. I watched a fabulous video on Salad in a Jar by Paula Rhodes (http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/skinny-secrets/healthy-homemade-greek-yogurt).

I’m not so sure it turned out. Like everything I make, I am left wondering…is this right? This is my second batch. I threw out the first one. It didn’t thicken as much as I would have liked, or as much as I had expected it to. I am not really sure if it will have the benefits it should. It tastes okay..so I guess I will keep this batch.

I was so thankful to Paula at Salad In a Jar for answering my cries while I was experimenting with this. I was actually so surprised that she replied to my email, and so elated that I had connected to someone “out there” that took a minute out of their day to help me with mine. She inspired me to start my own blog. Thus..my first post is about yogurt.

Preach not to o…

Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.
Epictetus
Roman (Greek-born) slave & Stoic philosopher (55 AD – 135 AD)

I love this! I have noticed how much attention people pay to the eating habits of others…which makes it really hard sometimes to make the best decisions for yourself.