If you thought you were doing the right thing by buying products labeled “natural,” you’re not alone. Which is why it may surprise you to learn that by law this label means absolutely nothing. It carries no definition, the FDA has never defined it, and it is simply used by the food industry to sell product, charge premiums and mislead you. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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I lost 85 lbs the way Chris Kresser describes below. To be clear my body’s needs have changed – I no longer eat strictly paleo, but paleo has taught me so much about my body…and I never made weight loss the motivator…it was always about getting healthy and learning to listen to my body/mind… Chris Kresser has, for a long time, been a wonderful part of teaching me how to do this.
Of note: I was bedridden and extremely ill, this journey was about healing for me, not weight loss. The weight loss was a secondary pleasant thing that came about.
For me learning what my body needs and how I eat has been a continuing evolution. One that is not over. I am not married to any one system, but I can speak to the fact that Chris Kresser and other sources of paleo information was a critical piece for me to becoming healthy again. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
So I julienned a butternut squash. Julienne peelers are pretty awesome. I use them with zucchini and sweet potatoes too. I intend to experiment further with other veggies as well. This is actually the one I have. I borrowed the picture to the right from google because I failed to take a photo. The picture of […]
Odd but wonderful concoction: blended sweet potato, apple, chia seeds and LOTS of garlic…baked the “batter” in cast iron pan till crispy. It turned out tasting vaguely of baked or fried grits or polenta, both foods I miss but can no longer eat. This was a delightful surprise as I made it up totally on the fly with no real sense of what the final product would be like. You know what they say about the mother of invention. I need variation and diversity in my diet and so I am forever playing with new ingredients. My diet may be restricted in certain regards, but I make it a habit to add new foods I’ve never tried before as well as new combos all the time. This means I don’t generally feel deprived as I’m always eating new and delicious foods. … [click on title to read and view more]
Today I only made enough for one serving so I used 1/4 cup of chick pea (garbanzo bean) flour. I tossed in half a small onion, a large garlic clove and a teaspoon of chia seeds. (yes I go crazy with variations) I didn’t cook the onion or the garlic, I just tossed them all together with a tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper too and then I blended it all with my immersion blender (my favorite small kitchen appliance). … [click on title to read more]
This was a very easy soup to make since I did it the lazy way and didn’t sauté all the veggies first save the garlic and onion. I simply coarsely chopped up all the veggies and tossed them into stock. This is a large soup as I like to freeze some for later. It can be made smaller or larger very easily and precise amounts of ingredients isn’t terribly important. … [click on title to read more]
I’m in school. Yes. I’ve started an internet based nutrition program. It means I can continue my education and get certified in something I already kind of do informally while still mostly stuck at home while I continue recovering. It’s fun and I’m happy I can do it. I couldn’t have done it even 6 months ago. My well-being continues to improve.
So with that announcement I’m going to share a post I shared with my fellow students in one of our online forums. It’s an informal post about soup I was making, as I was making it. I figured the readers of this blog might enjoy it too. … [click on title to read more]