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AxSpA Recipe Exchange

This is a forum to share and exchange recipes! Maybe it's a baked good you started making while spending more time at home, or a comfort food recipe passed through the family. Found a great anti-inflammatory dish that you're excited about, like Rebecca's banana bread recipe? Whatever you're eating that has you feeling good about yourself or living better with AxSpA, you're welcome to share!

  1. Sounds YUMMY! Thanks Arden! Rebecca

    1. I've cut out processed sugar, but I still like to have sweets every now and then so I've been making desserts that are sweetened with dates. I love this recipe that I found online for lemon coconut date bites. There are a ton of other healthy date bite recipes out there.

      1/2 cup raw cashews
      3/4 cup rolled oats
      1 cup pitted dates, chopped (about 8-10 dates)
      Zest from 2 medium lemons
      Juice from 1/2 a lemon
      1 tsp vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract
      Pinch of kosher salt
      3 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

      Add everything except the coconut to a food processor and puree until the mixture becomes smooth and starts to clump together. If your dates are a little dry, it will take a bit longer. Stop and add the coconut. Puree again to combine. Use a cookie scoop to make ~1 tablespoon sized balls. Enjoy!

      1. This is a very good idea to have this forum! I love the recipe of the banana bread from Rebecca. I need to try that one, and yours Lisa Marie, they sound delicious. Thank you for sharing these.

        I need to look at this link about autoimmune protocol as they have French paleo diet on it!

        Anyway, I don't think I have recipes as exciting as yours to share...but first thing for me before cooking anything is to prepare my favorite hot drink. It's particularly good in Winter to keep strong and avoid getting ill. I love making a pot of fresh ginger-lemon-honey infusion 😀 much better freshly home made than in tea bags. For the honey, I try to use locally produced honey to get the best protection from the hard work of local bees in our environment 😉
        For the dose, it's up to your taste really. I usually squeeze half a lemon and cut fresh ginger, add boiling water to it and a spoon of honey. I leave to infuse in the pot for few minutes and it's ready.
        I drink around two cups a day of this and honestly I go through Winter without getting ill. It's also good cold for the sunny season.

        Looking forward to read more exciting recipes here!

        1. I love this forum! I've been doing a few things for healthy, anti-inflammatory meals (at least they serve me well; hope they will for others).

          Gluten-free pancakes: Take one banana (immune- antiinflammatory, no gluten) and smoosh it up with two eggs (I don't have an issue with eggs). You can whisk them, use a fork, or use a potato masher. Then, lightly oil a pan, pop them on for a few minutes (2- does the trick, flipping until lightly fluffed and browned). And voila! Pancakes!

          I usually eat this with a bit of honey or Earth Balance Pressed Avocado Oil (no saturated fats) butter.

          For dinner I've been eating mushrooms stuffed with herbs (from this autoimmune protocol website: https://asquirrelinthekitchen.com/aip-garlic-and-herb-stuffed-mushrooms-french-paleo-appetizer-recipe/). I fully admit to sprinkling on the cheese, too, so skip if you can't do that!

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