Making Yogurt

One of the aspects that I think helped a lot in helping me bounce back from eating irritating foods is yogurt. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, as I mentioned, advocates for eating 24hr fermented yogurt every day. Most commercial yogurt isn't fermented for that long, but part of the long ferment is reducing lactose, and I …

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

I like easy and cheap. Often chocolate cake is neither. This one is. Not necessarily gluten free, but not refined sugar free. Cake Ingredients 1 1/4 cups flour (Wheat-free: spelt, or gluten-free flour) 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt and a dash of cayenne 1 cup …

Lowering Stress in people with generalized anxiety disorder

In the hopes of reducing anxiety-related symptoms in my mother, I searched >>anxiety in seniors >> Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) >> GAD non-prescription solutions (in the medical literature). This gave me some fairly good low-impact solutions: Passionflower extract, kava root, or a combination of L-Lysine and L-Arginine supplements, see here also. I did get my …

Tempeh

In an effort to eat less meat, I've begun making tempeh. It's a fermented whole food, and while it is soy-based, it can be pretty easily tweaked to be soy-free.  Tempeh is an Indonesian cultured dish: soybeans which have grown a white mold-like cheese! It is steamed or fried, and tastes strongly of umami/mushroomy. Tempeh …