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104: Wellness Mama; Say No to Teflon; Almost Oatmeal Recipe - Good / Bad / Yummy

On Air with Ella episode 104

the GOOD: Wellness Mama website

Katie is the "Wellness Mama" - one of my favorite go-to resources for all things natural living and wellness-related.

the BAD: Teflon and Non-Stick Cookware

Teflon sucks. Here's the experts' take:

So, what are your options?

What if you have no choice? Maybe you're visiting friends or spending a week in a vacation home. Here are some tips for when you are stuck with the nonstick cookware as your only option:

  • Don't preheat - heat at the lowest temperature possible to cook your food safely

  • Don't put nonstick cookware in an oven hotter than 400 degrees

  • Use an exhaust fan over the stove.

  • Keep pet birds out of the kitchen -- the fumes from an overheated pan can kill a bird in seconds. For real.

Did you know? Skip the self-cleaning function on your oven. It cleans by heating to high temperatures, which can release toxic fumes from non-stick interior oven parts.

the YUMMY: Almost Oatmeal by Paleo Plan

You Need:


  • Combine all ingredients in a small pan over medium heat, stirring often until all is thoroughly combined and warm.

  • Try it topped with pears, bananas, fresh or dried berries, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, grated apples, or sliced almonds, and serve it with sausage or eggs for a truly satisfying morning meal.

See the original recipe here, and a TON of other simple recipes from Paleo Plan.


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