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These Onion Rings are crispy and delicious! Baked to a beautiful golden brown, these onion rings don’t require you to fry them in any oil, nor do they include any gluten or grains, butter or eggs.
Onions are particularly beneficial for stomach, colon, prostate, breast, lung, bladder, and ovarian cancer. They contain valuable sulfur compounds that are known to significantly strengthen the immune system, brain, and nervous system. These sulfur compounds also act as a heavy metal detoxifier and can help to safely remove mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and lead from the body. Onions can help to treat colds, coughs, bacterial infections, angina, and bronchial spasms.
Crispy Onion Rings
1 cup chickpea breadcrumbs
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 1/2 tbsp ground golden flaxseeds
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 medium onions, sliced 1/2 inch thick and separated into rings
Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
To make the onion rings, place the chickpea breadcrumbs, paprika, salt and pepper in a food processor and process until you get a fine crumb. Set aside.
Make the flax egg by whisking together the ground flaxseeds and almond milk. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
Dip the onion rings first into the flax egg and then into the breadcrumb mixture. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the onions. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and crispy. Serve immediately.
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This item posted: 16-Feb-2020 - Disclaimer
These gorgeous gluten-free & dairy-free Raspberry Linzer Cookies are as appealing to the eye as they are the taste buds. They’re also fun to make with children, friends or loved ones. They look beautiful served at parties and gatherings or simply as a special treat to enjoy with a cup of herbal tea at home.
Raspberries are a great full-body detoxifying food, rich in antioxidants that specifically remove EBV’s byproduct and other viral debris from the bloodstream, allowing for easier overall cleansing. Raspberries also tend to bind onto and remove impurities delivered to the intestinal tract by a liver burdened by viral waste matter.
Raspberry Linzer Cookies
1 1/4 cup almond flour
3 cups gluten-free oat flour
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
Sea salt (optional)
For the jam:
2 cups fresh raspberries
1-3 tbsp maple syrup, depending on sweetness of raspberries
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp white chia seeds
Make the jam by combining the raspberries, maple syrup and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a medium-high heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the raspberries have broken down. Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to thicken.
Make the cookie dough by adding the almond flour, gluten-free oat flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt to a bowl. Mix in the bowl with a wooden spoon, then transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until uniform. Divide the dough into two, cover each piece with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Working one piece of dough at a time, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick between two sheets of parchment paper. Using a cookie cutter, cut an equal amount of cookies with a shape you desire cut out of the middle, such as a heart, star or triangle – this will be the top cookie), and with no shape cut out (these will be the bottom cookies). Transfer to the lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
Bake the cookies in the oven for 8-12 minutes, until very slightly browned. Transfer to a cookie sheet and cool completely. Add about 1 tsp of raspberry jam to the bottom cookie. Gently sandwich the tops and bottoms together. Repeat with rest of cookies. Store in an airtight container at a cool room temperature for up to 24 hours, or in the refrigerator for several days.
Makes about 25-30 cookies
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This item posted: 12-Feb-2020 - Disclaimer
This creamy, chipotle-seasoned pasta is sure to please! It’s healthy and delicious and makes a perfect meal for family dinners. Pair it with a vibrant fresh salad for extra nutrients and healing properties.
Tomatoes: Harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to support many functions of the liver. Lycopene is a beloved nutrient that the liver uses to shield itself from cell damage, plus lycopene helps the liver detox red blood cells safely,
smoothly, and efficiently. The fruit acids in tomatoes help keep the gallbladder healthy, helping rid sludge from the gallbladder and even reduce gallstone size.
Garlic: Deserves to be heralded as medicine for our world today. Used to enhance vitality since ancient times, garlic is more important for our well-being now than ever before. To give garlic its proper due would take a book on its own. Suffice it to say that garlic is multifaceted, playing many different roles in protecting a person’s health, and has substantial reach in what it can do for someone. Garlic is antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal (including anti-mold), anti-parasitic, and rich in the phytochemical allicin, a sulfur compound that prevents disease.
1/3 cup mashed avocado
1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, more if needed
1/2 to 1 tsp chipotle seasoning, to taste
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp lemon juice
Sea salt, to taste (optional)
3 zucchinis or 1/2 lb. brown rice, sweet potato, chickpea or lentil noodles
2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh cilantro, to serve
Spiralize the zucchini. If using brown rice, sweet potato, or bean noodles, cook them in salted boiling water until tender. Drain and set aside.
Make the sauce by combining the avocado, almond milk, chipotle seasoning, garlic, onion powder, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, lemon juice and sea salt in a blender and blending until smooth. The sauce should be thick but pourable - add a bit more almond milk if necessary.
Place the sauce in a large saucepan and heat until just warm. Don’t heat it too much or the sauce may become gluggy. Add the spiralized zucchini or noodles and toss to coat.
Divide the pasta between serving bowls and top with chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.
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This item posted: 11-Feb-2020 - Disclaimer
Dig into all the flavors of tacos in this vibrant, fragrant and delicious salad! This Taco Salad is the perfect choice if you like your salads to be hearty and satisfying. Make it for yourself and enjoy the leftovers the next day or serve it up to the whole family for lunch or dinner.
Romaine is a fantastic leafy green that is high in omega-3, calcium, iron and vitamin C. It's high silicon content helps to repair and renew joints, bones, arteries, and connective tissues. Romaine lettuce has antispasmodic properties that aid the cardiovascular system and the digestive tract. It also contains sedative compounds that relax the nerves and calm the body.
Avocado is easily digested and contains over 25 essential nutrients including iron, magnesium, and essential fatty acids that help the body to function optimally. Avocados increase the body’s ability to assimilate nutrients, so they are a wonderful addition to green leafy salads to ensure proper absorption of all the vitamins and minerals.
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
1 cup diced red peppers
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 tsp olive oil (optional)
1 cup cooked black beans (drain and rinse if from a can)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 cup Fresh Tomato Salsa (recipe on the blog)
Juice from 1/2 lime
Sea salt (optional)
1 corn-free and gluten-free tortilla, cut into 2 inch strips* (see tortilla suggestions below)
To make the tortilla chips, preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Arrange the tortilla strips on the baking sheet and brush very lightly with oil (if using). Place in the oven and bake for 2-4 minutes, until golden and crisp. Remove and set aside.
Place the black beans in a medium-sized bowl and add the ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and sea salt (if using). Mix well and set aside.
Add the chopped romaine, avocado, red onion, red cabbage, red peppers, cilantro, beans and salsa to a bowl. Add the lime juice and season with sea salt (if using). Mix well before serving.
Serves 2 to 4
* You can choose to use a store bought corn-free and gluten-free tortilla such as Almond Flour Siete Tortillas or Sweet Potato Potapas Tortillas. Or for tortillas with the cleanest ingredients you can make your own from the Sweet Potato Tortillas or Potato Tortillas recipe on the Medical Medium blog
This item posted: 07-Feb-2020 - Disclaimer
A favorite tasty treat for a snack or dessert. This Strawberry Banana bread is quick to whisk together, and then you can pop it in the oven and enjoy the inviting aromas that fill up your home while you wait for it to cook. This recipe is gluten, dairy and egg free, and also low in fat.
Bananas: The fructose in banana is liver’s favorite source of food. It provides quick fuel to the liver and wakes up sleepy cells, increasing their ingenuity and work output. Soothes the linings of the intestinal tract and also soothes the nerves attached to the intestinal tract. Bananas are a powerful antiviral food and contrary to popular belief, they are also one of the most antibacterial, anti-yeast, antifungal foods. A great food to combine with other nutrient-rich foods or to take with supplements, because they improve the liver’s ability to absorb nutrients.
Strawberry Banana Bread
3 ripe bananas (yields about 1 1/2 cups mashed)
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 1/2 cups gluten-free oat flour
1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup roughly chopped strawberries
2 whole strawberries, thinly sliced, for topping
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
Place the bananas in a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher. Add the maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and almond milk. Mix well.
In another bowl, combine the oat flour, sea salt, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk until lump free. Add the wet ingredients and fold gently until you get a uniform batter.
Add the chopped strawberries and stir very gently, just enough to incorporate them.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake in the oven for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely before slicing.
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This item posted: 06-Feb-2020 - Disclaimer
For anyone who loves spicy foods, this raw "sriracha" recipe is going to turn things up in the kitchen. It's loaded with spicy flavor and is incredibly delicious. It can be used on top of pasta, noodles, added to sandwiches or wraps, or used as a dip or marinade! This recipe is super clean, fat-free and a total taste sensation.
Bell peppers are the base of this recipe and contain an impressive amount of vitamin C with up to as much as six times as oranges. They are also packed with vitamin A and beta carotene which can help boost the immune system, improve vision, and help protect the eyes against cataracts. They are also an excellent source of potassium, fiber, thiamine, beta carotene, folate, zeaxanthin, and lycopene and have been shown to help prevent blood clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Sun-dried tomatoes, which gives this recipe its rich, savory flavor are are packed with vitamins C, K, A, and B-complex, as well as potassium, chromium, biotin, and beta carotene. This amazing array of nutrition makes sun-dried tomatoes excellent for helping to nourish the adrenal glands, reduce stress damage, build the immune system, protect against skin damage, and improve cardiovascular health. Sun-dried tomatoes are also an excellent source of lycopene, a super-antioxidant, which is known to help prevent breast, pancreatic, intestinal, bladder, cervical, colorectal, lung, skin, endometrial, and prostate cancers.
If you like spicy foods, you will love this recipe as it will have you coming back for more with every bite.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined. If using sun-dried tomatoes that are very dry, soak for 30 minutes prior in cool water. Adjust red pepper to reflect desired heat. Enjoy!
Notes: Stores well in the fridge for approximately 5 days
This item posted: 14-Jan-2020 - Disclaimer
Healing doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a sweet treat when you need one! The Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies I am sharing with you today are delicious and have none of the harmful ingredients often found in some store-bought kinds. The bright pop of raspberry jam nestled in a rich, nutty dough makes these gorgeous cookies a wonderful treat for yourself, to share with friends or family, or pack into your children's school lunchboxes.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, and sea salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Process together the tahini, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract in a food processor until smoothly combined. Add the almond flour mixture to the food processor and pulse until well combined. If mixture is still crumbly, add water by the tablespoon as needed until smooth dough forms.
Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in the sesame seeds before placing them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Leave at least 2 inches between the cookies. Press a thumbprint into the center of each cookie and place the cookies into the oven. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and fill each one with 1 teaspoon of raspberry jam. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.
This item posted: 14-Jan-2020 - Disclaimer
These delicious black bean burgers offer a perfect, healthy alternative to other burger recipes without sacrificing the taste. The rich flavor of the patties combined with a variety of fresh, juicy and creamy toppings makes a wonderful meal to enjoy with family or friends. Serve in a gluten free bun to keep the meal entirely gluten free.
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2) In a sauté pan, heat 1/4 cup of water. Add onions and garlic over high heat, stirring until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add more water if needed to keep from sticking.
3) In a food processor, pulse walnuts, ground chia seeds, parsley, thyme, sage, poultry seasoning, paprika and sea salt until coarse crumbles are formed. Set aside in a medium mixing bowl.
4) Place black beans, garlic and onions in the food processor and pulse five times until roughly combined. Add shredded zucchini and pulse three more times. Add to the contents of the mixing bowl.
5) Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
6) Form into small patties about 3 inches across and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
7) Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
8) Serve in gluten free buns with the toppings of your choice.
This item posted: 14-Jan-2020 - Disclaimer
This simple fruit salad holds tremendous healing properties while also being a delight for the eyes and tastebuds. Enjoy this fruit salad for breakfast or a snack or make extra and serve it up to guests. Feel free to add other fresh fruits of your choice, too.
If you’re concerned about regulating blood sugar, turn to kiwis for support. Kiwis are an amazing food for diabetes, hypoglycemia, and hyper-glycemia. Whether your blood sugar levels are too low or too high, eating this fruit will bring you back to center as it simultaneously lowers fat in the bloodstream. Imbalanced blood sugar levels also often tie into moodiness, OCD, depression, and difficulty controlling emotions. Kiwis are the ultimate companion in these situations, because they offer a high-quality sugar source—that is, valuable bioavailable glucose to feed the neurons in your brain and alleviate your distress. Kiwis are an amazing food for stress assistance.
Festive Fruit Salad
2 green kiwis, peeled and sliced
3 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
1 medium-sized banana, sliced
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Add all the fruit to a bowl and mix well. Serve immediately.
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This item posted: 01-Jan-2020 - Disclaimer
Lightly fizzy, sweet, and just the right amount of tart, this Cranberry Orange Mimosa is the perfect celebratory drink for New Year’s Day, a birthday party, wedding or engagement, or to serve at a brunch party with friends for an alcohol-free option.
“Oranges and tangerines: Provide a combination of calcium and vitamin C; when both are combined from the same food source, the liver can use both better than it could from separate sources. Another great fruit that allows for easy absorption and conversion of nutrients for your liver. While oranges and tangerines have a mild gallstone- dissolving capability, they have more of an ability to uproot and disperse sludge and sediment that can settle in the gallbladder after passing through the hepatic ducts from the liver.” - excerpt from Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease
Cranberry Orange Mimosa
2 cups cranberry juice
2 cups freshly-squeezed orange juice
3-4 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
1 1/2 - 2 cups sparkling water
Fresh cranberries, to serve (optional)
Orange wedges, to serve (optional)
Rosemary, to serve (optional)
In a medium-sized jug, add the cranberry juice, orange juice and maple syrup (if using). Stir until evenly mixed.
Divide the juice between glasses and fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water.
Add fresh cranberries, orange wedges and rosemary to garnish (if using) and serve immediately.
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This item posted: 31-Dec-2019 - Disclaimer
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