zucchini with kidney beans and coconut tortilla

Focus on what you CAN eat

Whether you have a diagnosis or a sensitivity that limits your menu, it is all too easy to focus on what you can’t eat. When I first saw the list of “allowed” foods on the LEAP protocol based on my MRT results, I was discouraged by the limitations and the somewhat strange combinations that came to mind:

olive oil pouring into a condiment cup

Hot Topic: Cooking Oils and Fats

Cooking oils and fats are a hot topic these days (pun intended)! The good old “vegetable oils” we’re used to (canola, soybean, corn, etc.) have been exposed as highly-processed, highly-refined, and highly-inflammatory. The number of processes they go through – including bleaching – makes them harsh on our guts by causing inflammation.

kitchen with island and chairs

Kitchen Hacks: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Over time, we all develop habits and routines in the kitchen. Oftentimes, we don’t even realize what we’re doing because we’ve always done it. Then, we observe someone else do it another way…a more efficient way…and our minds are blown! Suddenly, we feel revitalized as our recipe now takes a fraction of the time or effort.