Mashed “Potatoes” (makes 4 servings)
Place a steamer basket in a large pot with 2″ of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Place the cauliflower in the basket, cover, and steam for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender.
Remove from heat and drain. In a blender, food processor, or food chopper, combine the cauliflower, milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Blend or process until smooth
Per serving: 131 calories, 4 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 9 g total fat, 6 g saturated fat, 4 g fiber, 214 mg sodium.
Dr Davis provides these additional notes regarding this recipe:
Although not a grain, potatoes yield too many carbohydrates when cooked. This is a problem in your 10-Day Detox because excessive carbohydrates turn off your capacity to lose weight by triggering blood sugar and insulin to high levels. Rather than simply subtracting another common staple from your dinner table, here is a way to not just replace mashed potatoes, but to create something that tastes even better, but with none of the problems. Replace butter with extra-virgin olive oil for a dairy-free version.
Here’s to feeling great!
2 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
1 teaspoon onion or garlic powder
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese – divided
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 large farm eggs
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup water (may not need this much)
8-10 ounces of grass finished ground beef or lamb or home made beef or lamb sausage
1 cup pizza sauce
Optional ingredients i usually add: sliced black olives and sliced fresh mushrooms, extra cheese
Preheat the oven to 350°F .
Use a Ninja Blender (mine is called a Fit Blender i believe) or some other type.
In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, pumpkin, sesame flour, ground flax seed, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, onion powder, and sea salt. Mix well. Then i add the two large eggs, 1/4 cup olive oil, and the water. Mix and combine thoroughly.
Butter a 10″ x 15″ pan (i use a stone jelly roll pan). Place the dough on the pan, then spread the dough by hand. You may have to keep your fingers wet using olive oil or water to keep it from sticking to your hands.
Bake for 20 minutes.
When you are ready, spread the pizza sauce, i sprinkle some Parmesan cheese if i have any, but usually i don’t, so i use some shredded raw cheddar or whatever i have on hand. Then crumble the cooked meat on top of that followed by optional olives and/or fresh mushrooms. Top with remaining mozzarella or other cheese. Bake for another 12 minutes.
Cut into about 12 pieces; this is very filling. One piece may fill you right up!
I’m no good at sticking with the Wheat Belly diet with the exception of keeping grain out of my diet, and by default, milk, simply because even grass based, organic, real milk doesn’t agree with me and i’m not going to buy almond or coconut milk. But i do keep this ‘granola’ made up and stored in a Ziploc Bag in the freezer – just dipping out about 1/4 cup for brecky most mornings and usually eat without milk, but sometimes 1/2 sliced organic banana. Most of my organic nuts and seeds come from Food To Live which can be ordered directly from their website or some are available through Wal-Mart online ordering.
My version of Wheat Belly‘s Apricot Ginger “Granola”
5 dried or apricots or more likely i use prunes
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla (Mexican pure)
2 cups raw sunflower seeds
2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup chopped raw pecans
1 cup chopped raw almonds (these aren’t available in the US; mine come from Italy)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground allspice
NO SWEETENER (it really doesn’t need it, but you can always drizzle a bit of pure local honey on top, then eat with a spoon).
Buggers, my photo doesn’t properly show just how yellow the fat is from these super tender grass finished beef short ribs. I buy grassfed butter from our friends, but it’s extremely expensive, so when i can, i use our home grown beef fat for cooking and flavouring.
Our cattle are fully finished on pasture only – no grain ever – which allows the fat to be high in vitamin E and betacarotenes, thus giving its yellow colour.
Absolutely tasty. The broth will be frozen up for soup making.
Keep hydrated out there!
As soon in the spring that i can source good veggies, i start making my Israeli Salad. I eat a whole batch nearly everyday that i can through the growing season until the veggies get yucky again.
My recipe is simple:
1 green pepper chopped 1 tomato chopped 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 cucumber chopped 2 tablespoons dried cilantro or parsley (double that if using fresh) 1 teaspoon Real salt (double this if you are sweating a lot and need salt) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil
Stir it all up. As with most veggies and fruits – room temperature is best for lovely flavours.
I don’t speak Hebrew, but ‘Happy Passover’ simply hasn’t the same ring to it. We are commanded this week of Feast of Unleavened Bread to eliminate leaven (not necessarily yeast) from our lives. I’m not a fan of Matzoh or other flat wheat breads, so here’s what i’ve made. For those of you who are experts on this, PLEASE let me know if this does not meet biblical standards of unleavened bread.
Using my Magic Bullet, i grind the almonds into flour. Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl with a fork, holding out about 1 tablespoons of the olive oil.
Press mixture onto a buttered 9 x 15 stone pan (use whatever you have), then bake in a 375ºF oven for 12 minutes.
Take out of the oven and cut into squares (i use a pizza cutter), brush with remaining olive oil, (sometimes i use raw butter from grass fed cows) and sprinkle with salt flakes (optional, but not too much). Bake for another 8 minutes. Take out of the oven immediately and let cool a bit before trying to remove the squares. Use a spatula to remove them.
Take out of the oven and cut into squares (i use a pizza cutter), brush with remaining olive oil, and sprinkle with salt flakes (optional, but not too much). Bake for another 8 minutes. Take out of the oven immediately and let cool a bit before trying to remove the squares. Use a spatula to remove them.
Absolutely delicious in my opinion!
Keeping Yah’s Feasts (and other Mo’edim) is not just a Jewish celebration; it is for ALL His set apart people! What an honour we are given to give glory to Him in His way.