Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

Fudge Walnut Bar

I got this recipe from a book called The Raw Transformation and I changed it a bit. These amounts made about 10 small bars: Continue reading

Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Macadamia Cookies

I know this is supposed to be a health blog, but on Sundays we can eat sugar, so how about that?!

I used a regular oatmeal raisin cookie recipe from about.com and modified it:

  • 1 stick Earth Balance buttery spread
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 – 1/2 c chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 c raisins or more to taste
  • 2 – 2 1/2 c rolled oats
  • creamy peanut butter to taste Continue reading

Heartburn and GERD

Heartburn happens when your stomach acid backs out of your stomach and up into your esophagus. It occurs from these things most commonly:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Being overweight
  • Overeating at meals where the food pushes out and stretches the stomach and makes acid overflow, out the way it shouldn’t go
  • Eating high-fat meals which take longer to be released from the stomach
  • Lying down soon after eating
  • Certain medications or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) you might be taking could weaken esophagus contractions, slow stomach emptying, or damage esophagus lining. Do your research on your meds. Continue reading