No Noodle Lasagna
This recipe comes from George Stellas Livin’ Low Carb, which is a great cookbook. Every recipe I’ve tried has been terrific. I changed it up a little bit, adding basil to the ricotta filling and if I have zucchini on hand, I slice it very thinly and put a layer between the meat and the cheese. This will totally satisfy your pizza/lasagna craving!
It seems that we are finally starting to pay more attention to our food. Where does our food come from? Who grows it, and how is it grown or raised? What’s in the food that we eat everyday? We are shifting in this country, towards really learning and caring about the quality of our food.
In the middle of last century, food became about convenience instead of nutrition and taste. We were all supposed to work as much as possible and eat our food from frozen packages, as this was considered an advancement of food technology.
Since the mid-1990s, we’ve been subjected to another supposed advancement in food technology: genetically modified organism (GMO) foods. Unfortunately this technology is often used without safety-testing and without consumer knowledge and consent.
A friend who just started learning about GMOs told me she felt badly that she didn’t know about them before now. It got me thinking, as I felt the same way when I first learned about what was going on with our food supply, how could I not know I was feeding my kids genetically modified food? And why didn’t I even know what they were?
Coconut Custard Cake
This was a very easy recipe. You can have it be both sugar and gluten free by using stevia. And you can substitute two cups of whole organic milk for the cream and water. The cream and water make it lower in carbs, either ways it’s delicious!
4 large pastured eggs
Just one more day left! Let’s reach one million so we get the matching funds! – Mom
With just nine days to go until our May 26 deadline, our ‘Drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto’ campaign is generating more excitement than I ever imagined possible. Each day more people, more websites, more media outlets join in this unprecedented, coordinated effort to raise enough money to fight back against Big Biotech and Food Inc. and to – finally – win the right to know if our food contains GMOs.
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GMOs and Real Food in the News
Lot of great things going on in the news this week. Enjoy! Mom
Goodbye, Factory Farm: ‘Food, Inc.’ Chicken Farmer Goes Rogue
Fed up with the horrific conditions, former Perdue contractor Carole Morison has started a humane, free-range farm.
This is a very important video, to watch and pass along. Do we want to lose all rights to choose the food that we eat? Mom
So many great projects
I’ve gardened for a number of years now and have had chickens for three years as well. We are always looking for projects to make things nicer on our little suburban homestead.
Mr. Gleason’s book is a wealth of great ideas and has twenty-one different building projects that you can make to use around your yard and garden.
I thought the variety of projects was wonderful, everything from a simple raised bed, to a green house using recycled windows. You can also make a worm bin, a potato planter, and there are a number of different types of trellises for peas, squash, grapes and a really cool tiered lettuce rack, that will be my first project! There are also instructions for building a green house, top bar beehive and a rabbit hutch.
Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cake
I found this recipe on a low carb site and switched it up to use almond flour and liquid stevia. It’s SO good and is very satisfying for both a chocolate and sweet craving. I served it with just a little bit of whipped raw cream (also stevia sweetened) Yum!
4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 Cup butter, I use Kerry Gold