This Grain Free Fig & Vanilla Granola fills the house with the most heavenly scent! I could make it everyday, just for that smell.  It is super easy to make, only takes about 10 minutes of hands on time and it is full of fabulous nutrition and taste.

I have many parents coming into the community who's kids are new to the whole foods world.  That is why many of the recipes I create err on the sweeter side. Making these homemade-whole food and gut healthy versions of processed foods a little on the sweeter side at first tends to make for an easier transition.  Once your taste buds are adjusted you can begin cutting back on the sweetener.  This recipe calls for 1/3 cup of honey.  You could use half of that amount and still get a great result.

 
Even with the full complement of honey and dried fruit, this granola packs a good nutrient punch and less sugar than the packaged variety. Full of fiber, protein and gut healthy fat it keeps blood sugar balanced and energy purring along.  It also comes with a full compliment of of micro-nutrients like potassium, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A and K just to name a few!  A big upgrade to that box of Quaker Oats Granola that might have had a spot on your shelf before today!
 
I hope you will give this grain free Fig & Vanilla Granola a try, maybe even this weekend, and I'd love to hear your what you think.
 
 Watch the video below to learn how to make delectable recipe.
 
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Fermenting Fundamentals with Malcolm Saunders

 

Fermented foods are a big part of any gut healing dietary protocol but sometimes making our own can seem a bit intimidating.  I know it was for me. Talking with Malcolm changed all of that for me.  Malcolm will share his passion for all things fermented on the show today. He really makes it so approachable to make your own fermented foods. Malcolm shares some incredible, yet simple recipes that are perfectly quick and easy to get us started with fermenting.  He gives us some great tips and ideas as well as the equipment we need and we will talk wild ferments v.s closed ferments.

If you’ve been thinking of getting into the wonderful art of crafting your own fermented foods this episode is a great place to start!

  • Get the recipe for a quick and easy fermented Teff flat bread!
  • Learn how to make a wild ferment fruit salad or soda!
  • Find out if it is true you cannot use honey to ferment!

My guest on the show is Malcolm Saunders. He is the creative genius behind the popular Light Cellar shop here in Calgary, AB.  His mission is to deeply connect people to their food. He has worked in the field of food and nutrition for close to 20 years and is a public speaker and intuitive chef who specializes in sharing the alchemy of superfoods and superherbs. Through his videos, workshops and seminars he has helped thousands of individuals recreate their relationship to food. He has an expertise and passion for creating and teaching others how to make energizing and healing foods, including raw chocolate, elixirs and ferments. Malcolm has created events and shared the stage with world-renown speakers including David Wolfe, Daniel Vitalis, Sandor Katz, Nadine Artemis, Dr. Terry Willard and more.

As always, I welcome your feedback, questions and any suggestions you have for future shows.

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I am not a medical doctor. I am a certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, certified GAPS practitioner and certified Counsellor. My experience and personal research in order to help my son has taught me a lot about autoimmune and chronic illness from this holistic and functional medicine perspective and I want to share that information with you. This information is just that. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace medical advice.