“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ ”― Thomas A. Edison
Let Food By Thy Medicine!
I’m not saying that if you have 104 fever or your leg is broken you shouldn’t go to the doctor. But what I am saying is you are what you eat. Diet is more important than anything. You can exercise all you want, but if you don’t have a healthy diet, it’s all useless. Sure, you can burn fat, get leaner, fit into that size 6, but good “looks” should not be your focus. Good health should drive you to make better, more conscious food choices. I mean Thomas Edison said it over 100 years ago – and we’re just now catching on. Don’t wait another year to do yourself – your body a big favor. FEED it.
I wanted to share a few recipes that I’ve cooked up and have become staples here in the Brown house. As you may or may not know, gluten, even if you’re not intolerant or celiac, plays a large roll in inflammation. Inflammation fuels disease, all kinds of dis-ease such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Even if you don’t eliminate gluten from your diet, I would suggest that you strive to decrease the quantity and increase the quality that you consume.
Here’s the stir-fry that we make almost one time a week. The vegies and meat may change, but our fried cauliflower rice stays basically the same and it is yummy!
Steam head of cauliflower, then mash with potato masher. Chop and put into wok, approx. 1/2 cup each celery and onion, soften, then add the cauliflower. Stir fry until browning, then stir in 2-3 whipped eggs and cook till eggs are hard.
Heat wok with toasted sesame oil, add any combination of vegetables you like. Cook till crisp. Remove and add more oil then add the chicken chunks which have been marinating in lemon juice, garlic, spring onions or any combination you find tasty. Add any wanted seasonings such as Braggs Liquid Aminos or fresh ginger or Chinese 5 spice, brown and when fully cooked at the vegies.
Staples at our house consist of Apple Crisp, Waffles, Banana Muffins and Almond Butter Pancakes for breakfast.
Apple Crisp is so easy and replaces gluten and sugar filled desserts. Cut up 4-6 apples, place in pan. Then combine 2 cups blanched almond flour, 1/2 t sea salt, 1 t. cinnamon and 1/2 t. nutmeg in one bowl and in another combine 1/4 cup grapeseed or coconut oil, 1 T. vanilla and 1/4 cup honey. Pour wet mixture into dry, stir and sprinkle over apples.
Bake covered for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Then uncover and bake for 10 more minutes. Great served warm!
Banana Muffins are very yummy and healthy way to get a fair amount of potassium.
Mash 3 ripe bananas, then add 5 eggs, 5 T butter, 1 big t. cinnamon, 1/2 t sea salt, 2 T honey and a fistful of nuts. Then add 1 scant cup of coconut flour. Mix well, grease a 12 cup muffin pan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
For my good friend and marketing expert Jan Verhoeff, who also loves healthy eating, I’m posting this very luscious Chocolate Chip Scones recipe.
You will need: 1/2 c coconut flour, 1/4 t sea salt, 1/4 t baking soda, 1/4 c shortening (I use coconut oil), 1/4 c honey, 4 large eggs and about 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks.
Mix together and drop on parchment lined baking sheet 12 scones (large cookie size) and bake at 350 for 11-15 minutes. YUM! Very rich and great with a fresh cup of coffee 🙂
Not only as a staple, but also used instead of bread at our house is the Coconut Flour Waffle. Easy Peasy.
4 T melted coconut oil, ghee or butter, 6 eggs, 2 T vanilla, 2 T honey, 1/4 t salt and 1/4 cup coconut flour. Mix all in blender, let sit for 5 minutes so the flour can absorb the other ingredients and commence to making waffles. Very good and grain free too!
Almond Butter Pancakes – also grain free and is one of the newest and filling I’ve made and so so simple. You will need: 1/2 c almond butter, 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce, 2 eggs, 1/2 t. each baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Mix up and either fry on generously greased pan or on a cookie sheet in oven at 350, for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes.
Whole foods, the most unadulterated foods that you can get your hands on, would be the very best. The more hands that have touched it, the worse food becomes for you. As I say,,,,, would you rather pay the farmer now or the doctor later?
And, as Dr. Mercola puts it: In order to protect your health, I advise spending 90 percent of your food budget on whole foods, and only 10 percent on processed foods. Most Americans currently do the opposite, and this will undoubtedly have an effect on your health, especially in the long term. HERE is his article to read more.
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