Recommended Books

I frequently am asked by my patients what books I recommend people read or purchase to help guide their food choices and health decisions.
Here is an abbreviated list that I will add to:
1) Food That Grows, by Tanda Cook, ND, and Sara Marshall, ND: a fantastic cookbook for gluten and dairy free foods from the heart of the Earth.
2) Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon. A great book supported by the Weston Price Foundation without the influence of 'diet dictocracts" as she says.

Spicy Thai Turkey Soup

I meant to post this recipe right after Thanksgiving, but it's good anytime of year, too! Especially when you need a little spice on a cool winter night.
Spicy Thai Turkey Soup:
Serves 4-6
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth (or turkey stock)
1 cup water
2 stalks lemongrass, ends cut, leaves bruised (alternative: 4 green onion stocks sliced into 2” pieces)
2 quarter-size thick slices fresh ginger bruised with side of knife
(optional to chop or grate the ginger)

Gluten-Free Double Bean Falafels

Falafels are a super easy meal to make and use ingredients typically already on your shelf. You can really use any beans you like (garbanzo are typical).
Be patient and attentive during the frying process as they can get overdone quickly, but you want them a nice, deep golden brown to have that delicious crunch and to cook the ingredients all the way through.
Serve these lovelies with the optional sauces listed below on a nice green salad with feta cheese, cucumber, tomato, thinly sliced red onion, and fresh basil with a balsamic dressing.

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