If one were to look at my recipe index here, one would get the impression that I like curry.
That would be an understatement. ::giggle::
My ex-husband didn’t like the smell or taste of curry … in fact, I couldn’t have it in the house as it made him feel nauseous. So that means for about 15 years, I did without this wonderful spice. I am more than making up for it now. HA!
Curry is interesting as it’s […]
Quinoa is a pretty nifty whole food.
Technically speaking, quinoa is not a grain, although it looks, acts, tastes, feels, and behaves like one. So if you are on a grain free diet … quinoa can find it’s way to your palate.
Quinoa is the seed of the Chenopodium or Goosefoot plant … and by the way, those leaves are edible.
Its frequently called a grain because it is used and cooked like one, and is often called an Ancient Grain and a Wholegrain. These terms can make it confusing, but trust me, it is not a grain. It is a gluten free […]
It wasn’t too long ago that I first realized that chickpeas were the same as garbanzos. Don’t laugh!
Ok, go ahead and laugh … I did when I smacked myself on my head with a big DUH.
I grew up calling them garbanzo beans. And my Mom was (still is) a BEAN FIEND. This woman likes any and all beans, in any shape, style, form, recipe, whatever … if it has beans, she will eat it.
Now tell me how this woman has stayed close to 100 pounds all her life? Why couldn’t I have inherited THOSE genes? I digress.
Fortunately, my cravings never go […]
There are so many out there that have sworn off all grains … I am not part of that movement. ::giggle::
I think there is a place for some grains, and this world has some healthy cultures for the most part, and they survive on some grains like rice and oats … so this is for those peeps that are not strictly grainless.
However, just like with anything else … there is good and there is not so much. Whole foods are usually always good. So that is why when I recommend oats to a client, I recommend only steel cut oats.
My nemesis is not desserts (especially chocolate), so I don’t test them often.
However, I know that if there is one thing that people miss the most when trying to maintain drastic weight loss, it seems to be desserts.
I try to accommodate.
What I like about this is that it’s only one serving. Even though it’s legal for P4, and it wont hurt you like it’s wheat counterpart, it’s still loaded with carbs so it’s not an everyday thing.
One serving means you get that craving out of the way, without a whole pan full of sweets staring you in the face for […]
I wrestled with just writing that and be done with it. But no, that isn’t my style. ::giggle::
Cheesecake is one of those things that everyone has their favorite recipe. For me, the less ingredients the better. But making a wheat free cheesecake isn’t an easy endeavor.
And, I am all about ease.
These nummy morsels will satisfy ANYONE’s lingering desire for something sweet, cheesecakeyish (yeah, I just made that word up) without the humbug of baking. Ready in less than 20 minutes!
Strawberry Cheesecake (Without the Cake!)
15 minutes prep
45 minutes start to finish
1 lb package fresh strawberries
8 oz block cream cheese, at […]
Ever try a recipe which you just know can’t be any good, but you are willing to give it a try anyway because you know it’s good for you, in fact, better for you than most other things … and then you are SHOCKED because it’s way better than you dreamed of?
This is one of those recipes.
Who knew cashews could taste like cheese?
If you did know this, then how come you haven’t said anything, like yelled it from the mountaintops that roasted and unsalted cashews are an awesome sub for cheese in dishes that require heat (temperature)?
I made this, and […]
The beauty of living the high fat way of life is that hunger is seldom an issue, and energy is in abundance, that sometimes you just forget to eat.
I know, unreal right?
But seriously, not eating is really NOT an option when you are doing high fat. High fat works better when you are not starving yourself, but instead, giving your body the energy it needs to serve you well.
That is why these little things are so incredibly awesome on a high fat way of life. It provides in just a little package everything that you would need to move on […]