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 […]
Brrrr, it’s cold outside!
A lot of the country is surrounded by cold … and what is better than to warm yourself up from the inside out?
When you are on P2, the body tends to react to cold a little bit differently than when you are eating normal maintenance. Most seem to stay cold, so warm foods are just the ticket.
I know my favorite go to soups/stews are those with beef and tomatoes. They just seem to create a hearty and satiating meal that warms me up inside. This soup adds radishes to act like a potato … and if you […]
This recipe is for P2, or if you are on the Mix It Up Experiment, it can be for Stage 1 or 3 (add sour cream) … it’s a variation of the recipe for Taco Salad.
Salads are one of my mainstays while on P2 … they are so portable … don’t need any heating up, and you can make it ahead of time (night before) and throw it in a cooler when you are ready to go.
I have gotten into the habit lately of chopping a lot of salad veggies and […]
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 […]
Ah, the joys of sweet potatoes!
Let me share some facts with you:
Sweet potatoes are high in Beta Carotene and vitamins E and C. They are a good source of fiber when eaten with the skin on. They are an excellent source of copper, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin B-6.
Sweet potatoes are a superfood and they taste great! They go with almost anything; poultry, pork, beef, lamb or seafood. They can also be substituted in virtually any recipe that calls for apples, squash or white potatoes.
Sweet Potatoes made the Clean 15, which means your potential exposure to toxins is […]
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.