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Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a little different because I don’t use my own recipe. This one was made by Lauren Allen at “Tastes Better from Scratch,” and I just substitute einkorn or spelt flour for normal flour, but otherwise use the recipe as is. Best chocolate chips cookies ever. If you’re wondering why mine are in a dutch oven, the recipe makes so many I didn’t have a container big enough for all of them.

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Pizza

Oh pizza. Without you my life would be empty. And it was. For nearly a decade I almost never had pizza on account of my allergy to gluten. As I explain in my book the allergy to gluten is very specific to certain types of grains, and if you’ve spent any time on this site you know how grateful I am for heirloom grains like spelt, einkorn, and kamut, which bring wonderful bready goodness into my life. Pizza is NOT hard to make at home…

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Vanilla Berry Pudding

Who doesn’t love pudding? Well—American pudding has been a staple ever since the second World War, when industrial food production kicked into high gear. Puddings are traditionally foods which are steamed or boiled, and could be sweet or savory, and what Americans refer to as pudding is actually a custard, or supposed to be a custard

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Frittata

Frittata has one of the highest impressiveness to effort ratios of any dish. It takes no time to put together, but looks like it took hours and can easily feed several people. It has all the characteristics of a soufflé, omelette, and scramble in one easy-to-make dish.

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Sandwiches + Homemade Mayonnaise

Sandwiches may seem like a silly thing to have recipes for, but they can be an economical way to get lots of great nutrition and satiety, and if you take proper steps to use healthy ingredients you can use food like sandwiches to not only satisfy your hunger but promote rather than inhibit health, which a surprising amount of components do.

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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Yes this is actually made with fusilli—I didn’t have actual macaroni on hand, and to us uncouth Americans macaroni and cheese is more about a short pasta with a cheese sauce than it is about actual macaroni noodles. The reason this is made with fusilli is only because one of my favorite einkorn brands, Jovial Foods…

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Saturday Morning German Pancake

Sometimes you just have to start the weekend with a decadent, indulgent breakfast, and German pancakes are absolutely that. Some recipes have weird cooking instructions though, but making a German pancake couldn’t be any simpler, delicious, and healthy when made with these ingredients. If you’ve never made this before it’s quite a spectacular sight when you first take it out of the oven

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Yuca Hash Browns

Somehow these are even better than normal hash browns, which I didn’t think was possible. Yuca (pronounced yo͞oka, also called cassava and not to be confused with yucca) is one of the most powerful foods you can use to shift the gut microbiome. It is so effective in supporting healthy gut microbes that its effect can last for an extended period of time after consumption

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Green Salad with Strawberries

This is one of my favorite salads. It is sweet, refreshing, and surprisingly filling. I have wanted to put another salad recipe here for quite a while specifically to talk about salad dressings. Store bought dressing is nearly always made with the kind of cheap, crappy oils that will shorten your lifespan and contribute to poor health.

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Kvass (Probiotic Beverage)

Kvass is a delightful traditional Slavic fermented drink. Originally it was made with bread, but fruit varieties are now most popular because they are especially appealing for children. In my book, Fuck Portion Control I talk about how most probiotic products are not helpful and sometimes even harmful because they are usually made of strains which are chosen for their hardiness through the distribution and packaging process and not because they are especially healthful

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How to Make Coffee

Coffee. God. Thank God. Coffee is amazing. Coffee is life. Without coffee I probably wouldn’t have survived my brush with cancer and thyroid disease, and certainly not my depression (which I almost didn’t). Many times during my journey I often questioned whether coffee was hurting or helping. There is no shortage of people who believe it to be harmful.

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Microgreens with Manchego

Microgreens are hands down some of the most healthy foods you can eat. They are so healthy, in fact, they are one of the few foods you can actually feel making you better after you eat them. The reason that microgreens are so healthy is because they have such compact nutrition both from the seed from which it germinated and the early burst of other nutrients created in the early stages of growth…

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Potato Gratin with Mushrooms

Gratin is the most comforting French comfort food and is not hard nor time consuming to make. Though a gratin is technically any dish with a crunchy top, it has typically come to reflect one which is filled with cream and a carbohydrate and topped with cheese. While a gratin can be made of anything—

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Cream of Mushroom

Mushrooms are a great source of nutrition, and cream of mushroom is really easy to make, easy to digest, and supportive of a healthy metabolism. But most cream of mushroom makes me angry—over flavoring with herbs or spices will mask the mushroom, and most recipes turn this dish into nothing more than a bisque or purée with no heft which leaves you underwhelmed yet somehow overfull

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Zucchini with Sausage, Pesto, and Buffalo Mozzarella

Most people find getting vegetables to be rather boring simply because they see vegetables as a necessary evil instead of something to be cherished. Zucchini is a great vegetable which can be equally bland as satisfying, but pesto also has hidden vegetables due to lots of vitamin K rich basil disguised by oily, garlic-y, olive-y goodness.

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Sweet Potato Pudding

Most people think of desserts as something to get fat to. But as I point out in my book, Fuck Portion Control that is absolutely not how fat works. We get fat when there are significant stressors to our metabolic health—it is a protective mechanism against death, and in most people this a result of gut microbial dysbiosis.

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Apple Pie with Spelt-Flour Crust

Common wheat is murder on our gastrointestinal systems. Gluten from strains of red, white, and winter wheat are impossible for our bodies to digest, and even seemingly healthy people will suffer the effects of eating it. Heirloom grains such as spelt, einkorn, and kamut are not only easier to digest—they taste better.

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Chicken with Wild Rice + Mushrooms

Chicken is one of the meats which should absolutely be consumed organic. Animal fats absorb agricultural toxins like pesticides and dioxins, but chicken fat is also already not the best fat to consume for our own metabolic health, and too much chicken can contribute to metabolic decline or prevent you from healing things like thyroid disease, hair loss, or even cancer if eaten in excess or prepared incorrectly.

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