Nourishing Meals

“Let us be grateful for the rise in food sensitivities, because they have been a reminder to gt back to basics: to eat whole foods, to cook from scratch, and to consume more vegetables. They tell us to look toward the environment and realize that our immune system is working overtime to rid our bodies of toxins. They remind us that we are as much a part of the solution as we are of the problem – but that doesn’t have to be the case.” 

-Alissa Segersten & Tom Malterre

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Nourishing Meals, originally published in 2012, was the first book that I saw that seemed to celebrate dietary differences and offer delicious menu options for every meal of the day. As an individual who deals with dietary restrictions, I know how difficult it can be to find options that are healing, healthy, and delicious. This book, however, manages to tackle it all. It is packed with 365 recipes that avoid gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free and made from wholesome, fresh ingredients.

While some of the recipes can be a bit time-intensive, they are perfect for celebrations and family gatherings. Others are easy to make and delicious because of their simplicity and beautiful flavors. Additionally, the recipes are all clearly labeled with ingredients that they are free of making it extra easy to stay healthy and nourished. This cookbook is well worth exploring as it is sure to become a staple on your shelf.

Coconut Flour Biscuits

1 cup coconut flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup organic palm shortening

6 large organic eggs

1 cup non-dairy milk

  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Lightly grease a large baking sheet with coconut oil.
  2. Place the dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse a few times to incorporate. Add the shortening and process until fine crumbs form. Add the eggs and milk; process until smooth. The dough will look watery and thin at first. Just turn off the food processor and let the dough rest for a few minutes to thicken up.
  3. Drop the batter to form 10 to 12 biscuits onto the baking sheet. Lightly reshape the biscuits with your hands, if desired. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
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