Pegan Pick: Kite Hill Almond Yogurt

At the beginning of my functional medicine journey, it was recommended that I complete a food sensitivity test. The phlebotomist removed what felt like 900 vials of blood, and three weeks later I was able to see my individual reactions to over 80 different foods. Much to my dismay, I was reacting to almonds at the time and had to give up all almond-based products (almond milk, almond cream cheese, almond butter, straight up almonds). I followed a strict vegan diet before transitioning to the functional medicine diet and developed a love for these almond-based products; it was so tough to remove them all!

Almost a year later, I am thankfully able to eat almonds and almond-based products again. It’s a good thing – my FAVORITE almond product manufacturer FINALLY created a plain, unsweetened, artisan almond milk yogurt.

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Pegan Pick #8!

My mother makes the best salad dressing on the face of the planet. I’m sure you think I’m exaggerating, but really though. Olive oil + red wine vinegar + onion powder + magic and all of a sudden your whole family is standing over the salad in the kitchen before it even makes it’s way to the dining room table. Once I introduced it to my friends in college? Game over. I was summoned to make “Nanc’s dressing” for every salad and sub purchased from that point forward.

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