Last week’s Demystifying Gluten Free Cooking workshop was a hit!
My very first cooking workshop, held at Pure Energy Wellness Studios with Charli Vogt, was great! We had a blast and the food Charli prepared was fantastic. The group shared their experiences of living gluten free, how it effects them in their daily lives and what they wanted to take away from the class. We then we shared the best part, a flavorful gluten-free meal together. It was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came.
If you were hoping to go but just couldn’t make it, don’t fret I’ll be hosting another one soon.
Shellfish helps keep your thyroid healthy
Because of tropical storm Lee, I had to cancel my trip to the beach for the holiday. I was bummed because I was so looking forward to getting a little rest, relaxation and fresh local seafood before the fall season hits. Shellfish is a really great food for the thyroid. Since shellfish contains natural thyroid hormone it helps your thyroid up-regulate your metabolism. So in other words, it keeps your thyroid healthy and ramps up your metabolism. Other than the fact that I thoroughly enjoy eating shellfish, this is yet another reason why I include it in my diet.
Visiting my favorite seafood store is a part of my trip I always look forward to. Whenever I go to the beach I love to pick up fresh crab meat, along with other seafood goodies, at a local spot in Pensacola called Joe Patti’s. They have the best prices and the seafood is about as fresh as it gets, it’s really amazing. When it comes to seafood I always buy wild caught instead of farm raised. Most farm raised seafood contains antibiotics and hormones. Whenever antibiotics and/or hormones are added to your food, this can disrupt your hormonal system.
Gluten free crab cake recipe
One of my favorite gluten free recipes is crab cakes. Yes, crab cakes! I know it’s hard to believe there’s such a thing as gluten free crab cakes, but it’s true. I just substitute regular wheat bread crumbs with gluten free bread crumbs. I prefer to toast the bread first so that the bread gets really crumbly. I then pan fry them in organic butter. Yum, talk about healthy decadence.
Even if you’re not trying to go gluten free you’ll love this one. I’ve included my recipe below, enjoy!
16 ounces fresh crabmeat (we like Dungeness)
3/4 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
1/4 cup mayonnaise (totally optional – choose organic made with olive oil or organic high oleic safflower oil)
2 tablespoon fine-chopped fresh dill
1 heaping teaspoon fine-chopped shallots
1/2 to 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Old Bay seasoning (add as much as your liking)
2 organic free range eggs
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
Bring a large skillet to high heat, add butter. Be careful not to set the temperature so high that you burn the butter.
Mix ingredients together and form patties/cakes. If the cakes are too loose add more bread crumbs until you attain the desired consistency. Note, the cakes will come together better as they cook. Cook each side for 5 to 7 minutes.