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What do I eat all day?

Nancy from Countdown to Mexico  recently posted “What DOES a vegetarian eat, anyway?” and in the comments she asked me to post what I eat since we’ve gone grain free. So here it is, What do I eat all day?  I started to write a book on food before I got cancer but have abandoned it. Not that the information isn’t good, it’s that I don’t feel that I have anything new to add to that genre. Basically my current food philosophy is eat real food, hardly any grains (except rice and the occasional nixtomalized corn tortilla), and if I stray off the path, just get back on it. We strayed off the paleo path quite a bit, I gained a few pounds due to my frustration at plateauing at 60.3 kilos ( sounds less than 133 pounds). Last week I weighed 137 pounds, argh. So we’re on the Bulletproof Diet, the main difference between how we were eating before and on ...

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Cauliflower tortillas: recipe review

I’ve decided to start a new feature, a recipe review. For my first review, cauliflower tortillas. Husband and I are what I call partially paleo. What does that mean? Due to food allergies and sensitivities, we mostly eat vegetables, eggs, and meat. I tend towards hypoglycemia and Husband has problems with inflammation. While we both can eat nixtamalized corn products such as tamales, corn tortillas, and sopes  we like to limit their consumption,thus the idea of a low carb tortilla substitute is very appealing. The recipe was well written and easy to follow. I really like that the author recommended using gloves when squeezing the excess moisture out of the cauliflower. It was really HOT! I didn’t have dish washing gloves, so I squeezed it in small batches, but it was still really hot. The cauliflower tortillas looked exactly like the photo on the blog post. The cauliflower taste was mild. The only change I made was that I used ...

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Sour Orange Bars, grain-free dessert

  Looking for a grain-free dessert, I found this recipe  for lemon bars. In tune with my theme of using what I have, I made grain-free sour orange bars instead of lemon bars. I cut the recipe in half and substituted stevia for the honey. If I was making this to share, I’d double the recipe.   Sour Orange Bars   Save Print Prep time 20mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients ½ cup fresh sour orange juice 6 packets stevia 3 eggs ¼ cup coconut oil (melted) Instructions combine stevia and sour orange juice add eggs to blender, blend on mix until slightly beaten add stevia/sour orange juice mix to eggs in blender, blend until combined but not frothy Pour egg mixture into a double boiler over medium heat slowly add coconut oil while mixing with a wooden spoon When mixture thickens, remove from heat pour over prepared crust in baking pan cool in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving Nutrition Information ...

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book deal?

You all know about my giving up grains and the great results that I’ve achieved. I have written 36 posts about diet and health. While that isn’t even 1% of my total content, it is one of my top non-Mexico themes. However, I haven’t wanted to start preaching about it and drive you away.  I have been fooling around with writing a book regarding my personal journey towards health and fitness. I use the the phrase fooling around because while I have written an outline and some of the chapters, I haven’t buckled down and written the book.Examining my motives, I realized that I just really want to get the word out. Like most people who discover a good thing, I feel the need to share it. So rather than writing a book, I am converting my cooking blog into a blog about Being Grain Free in the land of the Tortilla. I’m excited about the idea. Later, I may ...

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Cauliflower steamed with whole spices

Cauliflower Steamed with Whole Spices 3 pounds cauliflower (1 medium head) broken into small flowerettes 4 to 5 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds 1 teaspoon nigella seeds 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 dried red pepper 1 medium onion diced 8 cloves of garlic diced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric (cucurcima) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1/4 cup water Heat a 12 inch skillet or saute pan over a medium high flame. When hot add enough oil to coat the bottom. Add the whole spices (cumin,coriander,nigela and mustard) when the mustard seeds begin to pop add the dried chili. It will brown immediately, turn over quickly so it browns on the other side.Lower the heat, add the onions and garlic. Stir and fry until the onions are brown but not burnt. Add the cauliflower, ground coriander,ground cumin, turmeric,salt and the cayenne (if you ...

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