• Ginger Digestive Cookies
    Recipes,  Sweets and Treats

    Ginger Digestive Cookies

    I know you’re probably thinking that’s an odd name for cookies, but let me explain. Ginger is an herb that has a traditionally been used to alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal distress.  In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as a carminative (a substance which eliminates intestinal bloating/gas) and an anti-spasmodic (relaxing and soothing the intestinal tract).  A potent anti-inflammatory, ginger has been used for pain relief from arthritis, muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Studies have also found that ginger powder is effective in treating common migraine symptoms. These cookies are full of nutrients; fiber from the chia and coconut flour,  Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) from…

  • Lassy Mog Cookies
    Recipes,  Sweets and Treats

    Lassy Mog Cookies

    The first leaves are beginning to turn on the mountain, and the mornings have been crisp.  Indian Summer has arrived and the D-Man and I decided to capture our favorite autumnal flavors in a batch of cookies.  If you live, or have lived in Canada, or even parts of Maine, you may be familiar with Lassy Mogs.  It is claimed that these cookies originated in Newfoundland, and while there are many versions, one thing they all have in common is “lassy” which is an abbreviated form of the word Molasses.   Mogs may have derived from a British verb that meant “to go slowly”, as these cookies typically rise more slowly…

  • Coconut Flour – Savory Version
    Breads, Crackers and Muffins

    Coconut Flour – Savory Version

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments I received on my recent post: Coconut Flour Cherry Muffins. I was inspired to create this new grain free, nut free recipe by my friend Nicola. She suggested a savory version of the muffin would be a wonderful treat.  A few modifications to my original recipe produced a hearty and healthy coconut flour muffin with substantial flavor. I am particularly fond of Rosemary, and chose to use it for the savory version of this muffin.  Remember, your spice rack is nature’s medicine cabinet containing remedies that have been used for thousands of years.  Rosemary is particularly useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation,…