1/18/19 - Vegetarian & Gluten Free Italian

Class Materials 


  • Salad Spinner - It takes up a ton of cabinet space, but I do love it.

  • Avocado Tool - Gaby… you don’t know what you’re missing.

  • Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe - Hope you guys enjoyed them. They’re gluten free, vegan and low glycemic index. They use dates and a small amount of maple syrup for sweetening.

  • Mary’s Nutritional’s - This company that makes the topical CBD products we like… specifically the muscle freeze. We get pretty good mileage out of a bottle. It’s actually 25% off right now with code “RECOVERY”. They also have a THC line of products, but it’s only available at select dispensaries.

  • Xanthan Gum - What is it?! As I mentioned, it’s a thickening/binding agent often used in gluten free cooking & baking, but you can actually find it on the ingredient list of a lot of products. I found some really good articles on what it is and its effects. Chris Kresser is a trusted source and I appreciate a lot of the stuff he writes, even if I don’t always agree with it. I also found this article to be helpful and easy to understand. I don’t know this blogger, but I like her tone here and I agree with what she’s saying. Some people find they can’t tolerate Xanthan Gum. This could be for multiple reasons, depending on the source of the Xanthan and what the bacteria is fed and could also just be trouble digesting the binding agent itself. I purchase Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum for use in some of my gluten free baking. From their website, it is certified gluten free, and says it’s fermented on sugars. The source of those sugars I don’t know, but as far as my policy is concerned, I try to use it selectively, when a recipe really requires it’s adhesion trait.

  • Sleep Aid Links:

    • ChilliPad - the device Carl sleeps on underneath our fitted sheet

    • Mask - He wasn’t keen on the idea at first but it’s become one of the most important parts of his sleeping routine

    • Breathing - He doesn’t use this, but has heard it’s popular among the non-sleeping set

    • Spray Magnesium

  • CBD/THC - Without presenting too much more information than I slammed you with yesterday, here is a great article around the science of what THC is versus CBD. Beware the slippery slope of information and education!  

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