Cooking can be Heavenly

Will have recipes, Kitchen Time with JennyLynn, Foods to stay away from and Foods to enjoy with every bite.

  • Cooking can be Heavenly,  Living Like You're Healthy

    One Of My Favorite Gluten-Free Flour Choices

    When you have Chronic Disease/Chronically Ill eating may be difficult when finding foods that will not cause a reaction.  I have done much research and found most individuals with chronic diseases/chronically ill have allergic reactions to Gluten.  I have found by accident my favorite flour that does not have that after taste that most have.  You really cannot taste a difference in this Gluten-Free flour to Gluten flour.  I was at a Bunco night out with the ladies and one of the prizes was Bobs Red Mill One to One Baking Flour and I was the lucky one and won a bag of it.   I have to say it was a fantastic prize to win.  This is the best.  You will be surprised how good it makes the food.  It is so easy to use as well; you use it like the general gluten flour.

    Bobs Red Mill GF Flour

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    Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

     

    Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
    Recipe Type: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Author: My Chronic Angels Inc.
    Serves: 6-8
    How to enhance your gluten free muffin baking mix to make them your own
    Ingredients
    • 1 Package of bona dea Marvelous Muffin Mix
    • 2 Eggs
    • 2/3 cup of oil
    • 1/2 cup of milk
    • 1 teaspoon of Adams extract vanilla (gluten free)
    • 1/4 teaspoon of Clabber Girl Baking powder (gluten free)
    • 1 tablespoon of Domino Dark Brown Sugar (gluten free)
    • 1 cup of blueberry’s
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven 350°
    2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, oil and milk
    3. Combine liquid with dry mix
    4. Stir until just moistened
    5. Mix in optional add-ins.
    6. Add blueberry’s to mix
    7. Portion into greased or lined muffin pans
    8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until nicely browned
    9. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks
    10. [b]]Tips & Tidbits:[[/b]
    11. For extra moist muffins add 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar in step 2
    12. Dairy free or vegan substitute with you favorite milk, such as almond or coconut, and in place of eggs use and egg replacer plus 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed.
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    Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

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    Kale Chips the Mighty Green Snack

    Kale Chips
    Recipe Type: Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Author: My Chronic Angels Inc.
    Serves: 2-6
    The Mighty Green Snack
    Ingredients
    • 1 head of Kale (any type will do), washed and 100% dry as you want chips not steam Kale
    • 2+ tablespoons of Olive or Coconut Oil
    • Sea Salt, to sprinkle over Kale
    • Cracked Black Pepper, to Sprinkle over Kale
    • Various types of Herbs for sprinkling over Kale
    Instructions
    1. Pre-heat oven to 275 degree F
    2. Cut along the vein or rib to remove and tear into 2″ pieces
    3. Line baking sheet with Parchment Paper
    4. Add Kale pieces evenly spread out on baking sheet
    5. Take and add oil gradually by sprinkle on top of Kale, then using fingers rub oil evenly of Kale pieces
    6. Sprinkle Sea-Salt and Cracked Black Pepper or Herbs
    7. Bake for 10 minutes then turn leaves and baking 10 more minutes till kale is crisp
    8. Place in mouth and ENJOY!!!
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    Making a Healthy Snack of Kale Chips
    Making a Healthy Snack of Kale Chips

     

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    Kale – Why Is It Named Superfood Number 1

    [highlight]HMMMMMM?????? What Is Kale? Why Is It Named Superfood Number 1?  What Are SuperFoods?  How do I Benefit From Eating Kale, Someone Living With Chronic Disease/Illness?  WOW!!! That Is A Lot Of Questions.

    What is Kale?  Kale a green, it is one of the healthiest choices. The health benefits of kale go well beyond providing a truckload of vitamins and minerals; this superfood is packed with phytonutrients such as glucosinolates and flavonoids as well. Thanks to its broad nutritional profile, kale is thought to help fight cardiovascular disease, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis; to prevent several types of cancer and pre-mature aging of the skin; and to promote the health of the urinary tract.

    Why is it named Superfood Number 1?   For the reason one cup of kale contains vitamins K, A, C, B6, E plus minerals such as, manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium.

    What are super foods?
    A nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.

    How do I benefit from eating Kale, someone living with Chronic Disease/Illness?

    1.  Prevention Of Disease:   It is said a cup of kale a day can keep cancer away. Kale contains truckload of vitamins  and flavonoids,that keep both bones and  blood healthy. It also ensures that all organs are working up to par. Kale supports the functions of the lungs and makes sure that the bones won’t suffer from osteoporosis or nutrition loss. Vitamin K, which kale has high content of, is known as the nutrient against Alzheimer’s disease. The many antioxidants in kale  does wonders in preventing the onset of cancer.  A large body of evidence suggests that isothiocyanates may help prevent cancer and, in some cases, even suppress the growth of cancerous tumors. Isothiocyanates work their anti-cancer magic by eliminating potential carcinogens from the body, by conferring protection against DNA damage, and by stimulating apoptosis (self-destruction) of cancerous cells.

    2. Natural Anti-Inflammatory:   Kale is one of the most effective anti-inflammatory foods. It is extremely rich in omega 3 fatty acids. This nutrient helps fight arthritis, joint pains, disorders of the immune system, and asthma. Vitamin k is a key nutrient for regulating our body’s inflammatory process.  Less cellular inflammation means less disease. The effectiveness of its anti-inflammatory action is also due to its 45 different flavonoids including kaempferol and quercetin, which are known for their ability to prevent and even reverse inflammatory conditions kale contains several glucosinolates including glucobrassicin, glucoraphanin and sinigrin. When you eat kale, these compounds are converted into isothiocyanates in your digestive tract.

    3.  Healthy Blood Circulation;   Kale being very high in iron; helps in the formation of certain enzymes and hemoglobin to efficiently transport blood and oxygen to the different parts of the body. Kale also aids in cellular growth while keeping the kidneys strong.

    4. Great for Digestion:   Kale is very rich in fiber as this makes it easy to digest. Kale is low in calories and has zero fat content. It is known to be a  perfect food to add to an eating healthy diet. Kale also improves metabolism and aid in the hydration process. It can also help fight against constipation and irregular bowel movements.

    5. Protects the eyes and skin:   With the s many vitamins packed inside this vegetable, Vitamin A in particularb, the eyes and skin are protected. Keep your t vision clear while your skin healthy with adequate amounts of kale.Protects skin and eyes: The high vitamin A content of kale makes it beneficial in maintaining healthy mucus membrane and skin. The beta-carotene, zea-xanthin in kale helps prevent retinal detachment and protects against age-related macular degeneration in the elderly.

    6.  Cholesterol Levels Are Lower:   The zero fat content of kale  means can fight off the bad cholesterol known as (LDL cholesterol) present in the blood. Eating this wonderful leafy treat can keep your heart safe from diseases. Kale is known for boosting the functions of the cardiovascular system.

    7. Helps With Brain Health:   The high vitamin K levels of kale is very useful for limiting neuronal damage in the brain and therefore is significant in the diet of Alzheimer’s patients.

    The bottom line is  Kale is very good for you in many ways.  The list goes on as the Vitamin K in it plays
    a significant role in blood clotting.  The high amounts of vitamin C content of kale makes it beneficial for the body to develop resistance against infection causing agents and scavenges oxygen free radicals.
    It is rich in B-complex vitamins like niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid etc. that are essential for substrate metabolism in the body.   The potassium percentage in kale controls heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium.  Also having high manganese content adds on to its anti-oxidant properties.  Being iron rich it is useful for cellular oxidation and red blood cell formation thereby prevents anemia. The isothiocyanates made from kale’s glucosinolates help regulate the body’s detoxification process.  Looks like Kale is one of God’s best kept secret healing foods.  I believe it is time to add more Kale in our diet.  I will be adding a few recipes that include Kale.  Don’t forget to check out our Kid’s Korner for our Kale Chips The Mighty Green Snack.

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