Introduction – 0:05-4:05
Janet is off enjoying the last week of summer, so this week we have a special guest, Sandy Pomeroy!
Sandy has been apart of Emily’s life since she was a young girl and has been involved with Goodness Me! For 19 years.
Emily and Sandy talk about Sandy recently becoming a grandmother and her amazing new book, Grain-Free Goodness!
First Segment: Hot Topics – 4:05 – 21:10
Social media has gotten all fired up about an article based on a YouTube video from a Harvard professor that claims coconut oil is poison.
Sandy and Emily debunk this article and talk about the truth about fats and how to use and incorporate healthy, good fats into your diet.
Emily and Sandy also touch on fermented foods, and why they’re beneficial to your diet! Sandy shares a great recipe for fermented cauliflower.
Sandy’s Easy DIY Fermented Cauliflower
*Keep Refrigerated After Opening*
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Second Segment: Audience Questions – 21:50-30:50
Emily couldn’t contain her excitement recording with Sandy this week and hijacked the audience questions!
Emily’s eldest is turning 7! Emily wants to know from Sandy’s experience, which route should you go with birthday party food?
There’s many options – the standard pizza, cake and junk food, sticking with these classics but taking a healthier route, or just serving the kids what you want them to eat?
Sandy says, a lot of kids are interested in trying different or “strange” food - but not all kids are experimental so make sure you have a back-up for those kids. Sandy recommends making a healthy cheeseball, or chicken wings. If you’re doing a pizza – try some healthier options.
Stray away from pop, because we have great options for punches or iced teas that you can make.
Kid’s birthday parties are a time where you can be fun and think outside the box!
Emily also asks Sandy about her InstaPot, she knows that Sandy loves hers and wants to know what she is making!
Sandy says, the InstaPot is great! But it does take some getting used to. Meat based recipes that she’s published in Grain-Free Goodness that normally take 3-4 hours only take 30 minutes in the InstaPot and can be finished up on the BBQ.
But there is a lot of great stuff you can make including hummus, beets, spaghetti squash, and bone broth.
Just make sure to watch the water levels and don’t be afraid of it!
What’s For Dinner? – 31:00 – 33:05
Tonight, Sandy is making her delicious, chicken bruschetta – this recipe is featured in her book, Grain-Free Goodness!
Baked Bruschetta Chicken
Grain-Free, Keto and Dairy-Free Adaptable
This is an excellent recipe during the summer months when the garden is filled with fresh tomatoes. Serve with a simple salad and you have dinner in no time!
Serves 2 to 4