Why Make your Own Sugar Free and Gluten Free Granola?
Granola is usually readily available to buy in most supermarkets. You pay a premium and it might be harder to get if you want Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Granola. To get granola that doesn’t contain fats that are usually added in the manufacturing process you most likely have to make your own. Granola is surprisingly easy to make though. And if you like crunchy granola all you have to do is bake your flakes in the oven for 15 minutes and then add it to your mix of seeds, dried fruit and nuts. In most recipes for home made granola the flakes are toasted with the use of some kind of vegetable oil to either bind the flakes together or to avoid them from sticking to the baking sheet. This can be avoided by using a liquid sweetener like honey. In order to keep your flakes from sticking instead of using oil, you can use a non-stick material to line the baking sheet. i tend to use a reusable teflon sheet. You can also use paper baking sheets or a non-stick baking sheet made from silicon or something similar. Either way, there is no need to use oil, This granola recipe is perfect for people who follow anti-inflammatory diet or a special MS diet.read more
Why am I writing about Anti-Inflammatory Foods and MS?
There are two reasons why I want to talk bout this in today’s post. First and foremost because MS is an inflammatory disease and therefore I deduce that any recommendations regarding anti-inflammatory disease dietary recommendations apply to people who suffer from MS too. The second reason why I want to look at these recommendations is to investigate whether the OMS diet can be seen as an anti-inflammatory diet too.
Harvard University Medical School suggests that people with chronic inflammatory disease have the chance to make a healthy choice by choosing to eat the right types of food to reduce their risk of illness and avoiding foods that accelerate the inflammatory disease process. It seems to me, they too recognise there are foods that have an adverse effect on inflammatory responses in the body. Likewise there are foods who have the opposite effect. This corresponds to the OMS programme. (For more information on the science behind the OMS programme, please refer to Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis by Prof. George Jelinek.)read more
Apple Crumble is something most people associate with dinner and dessert. I made some last night as a matter of fact. As I was making it I thought these are the perfect ingredients for a delicious and nutritious sugar free breakfast for a winter morning. So I made some extra portions to eat either cold or reheated in the microwave for the morning. This particular apple crumble is gluten free, dairy free and very low in fat. I use cold pressed rapeseed oil. Cold pressed rapeseed oil has the same characteristics as cold pressed olive oil. It has a different flavour though and I prefer to use it instead of olive oil for sweet dishes like this crumble. If you prefer you can use cold pressed olive oil instead.read more
Thanksgiving and Christmas in many parts of the world are about festive meals and thereby festive cooking. The festive season is coming up and with it come many, many traditional foods and recipes that we associate with Thanksgiving and Christmas. The shops are full of sweet and savoury foods and dishes. If you are following a healthy or special diet that is gluten free, dairy free and free from meat except fish or seafood and most important free from saturated fats, lots of the products and foods that are for sale or on offer in restaurants or are handed out lets say at parties etc might not be for you. You might even wonder what you are going to have on the day of celebration as your new, traditional meal. When on a pescatarian, dairy free diet the traditional turkey or goose dinner is no longer an option.read more
Making Gluten Free and Dairy Free Breakfast Recipe
This is another Gluten Free and Dairy Free Breakfast Recipe that is compliant with the OMS diet and great for anyone who is avoiding saturated fats in their diet.
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Almond Pancakes without using Oil for Frying:
The OMS diet avoids frying with oil because of the changes that occur in fats as you heat them to very high temperatures. The trick to successful pancakes when avoiding using oil for frying is a good, non stick pan. I have also found American style pancakes a lot easier to manage than the bigger variety pancakes popular in Europe. It is quite easy to fry small pancakes without the use of any oils or fats which makes them ideal for anyone who is following a low saturated fat diet. The European pancakes then to be much thinner and bigger. They are usually about 8 inches in diameter and often served rolled up with various sweet or savoury fillings. The biggest pancakes prepared like that are French Crépes. They require a particular kind of pan though, so I won’t get into those just yet. The bigger and thinner the pancake the harder it is to prepare them without the use of fat in the pan. So for this recipe I’m making small American style pancakes made from almond flour and a bit of gluten free flour as well as egg white and soya milk. Because they are cooked at a lower heat and without fats in the pan they need a little bit longer to get brown. It’s worth making a whole lot (if cooking for more than one person) in more than one pan. They take a little bit of time to make but are so worth it! You can also store the pancakes in a fridge for a night or even freeze them and reheat under a grill or in the oven whenever you want a quick breakfast and fancy pancakes.read more
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