This is the last of the recipes from Carol’s e-book Indulge which I will be sharing with you. After this, you will have to buy the book to get the rest of the 70 recipes, and you won’t regret it. These coconut macaroons are as simple as pie with very few ingredients and, if you know how to whip egg whites, then you won’t fail with these. Carol has the plain recipe without fruit or with raspberries, but I had strawberries in the fridge so strawberries it was. To find her book Click here to visit Ditch The Wheat and then scroll to the bottom of the page.
I went to the Sunday market a few suburbs over today, looking for organic vegetables and became very confused when Bonita bananas had a cardboard label against them announcing they were organic. To my knowledge and according to wikipedia, they come from Equador and pesticides are involved. That little cardboard sign made me skeptical about every other organic sign and I only bought a few bits and pieces.
I am wanting to move to organic fruit and vegetable because there are some very scary realities out there concerning the hundreds of harmful pesticides that can be on the produce we eat.
Here is what is commonly called the dirty dozen: apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, nectarines, potatoes, imported grapes, sweet bell peppers, blueberries, kale/collard greens, lettuce. Read an article about it in The Huffington Post.
I am a firm believer in each person doing what feels right for their and their family’s health, but this is a direction I am wanting to explore – to eat simpler and cleaner. I am continuing on the grain, nut and refined sugar-free route and will now try to find good sources of organic veges and fruit. I guess I could always grow them since I have plenty of garden. We had a vegetable garden in our last house but when we bought this one, all the spare land was well landscaped and I would have had to remove some very good plant specimens and couldn’t bring myself to do that. Maybe I could chop up the lawn just like in the old TV series, The Good Life. I have found the episodes on Youtube with the first part of the first episode here. It was such a fun series. They were rather over-the-top though in their desire to be self-sufficient.
Have you ever had one of those moments when you have wished you could get away from it all and go live the good life?
This is NOT a low Fodmap recipe.