1/4 cup canned coconut milk (i use raw milk from grassfed cows)
2 tablespoons butter (from the same cows, but you could replace this with olive oil)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Ground black pepper to taste
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.
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.
Heat milk to 160 degrees (about steaming)over medium heat. Add one cup hot milk to egg yolks, then blend into the remaining milk. Remain vigilant and/or whisk often to keep it from sticking and burning to the bottom of the pot. Add sugar (or honey) and spices, then reheat. This is great warm or cold.
As always, use organic, fresh, local whenever possible.
Jerry really likes this and it’s packed with calories and fat, which is important for him right now. He warms up a cup of eggnog if he has trouble falling asleep or for brekkie in the morning with his softened cereal.
Nearing the end of Jerry’s two weeks of liquid diet!
3 cups home made chicken stock
1 bunch of asparagus
2 cups milk
Cut the tips off the asparagus (i cut them about 2 inches long) and set aside. Combine the rest of the asparagus (i cut the stalks into 3 inch lengths so they’d fit in my 3 quart pot more easily) into the chicken stock along with the quartered onion. Heat to just boiling, turn down heat then cover and simmer about an hour. Add the milk, heat through, then strain soup through a cheese cloth after removing vegetables with a slotted spoon. Add some salt if you like. I never add pepper for this purpose of healing from hernia operation because it’s imperative that he not have any indigestion.
Use organic, local, and dairy products from grassfed cows if possible.
Jerry is a picky eater and even he liked this one!
The latest in my adventures into liquid diet entrees.
Cream of Lettuce Soup
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup butter from grassfed cows
2 cups finely chopped dark green lettuce
1/4 cup organic white wheat flour
3 cups home made chicken stock
1 cup milk, cream, or half-n-half from grassfed cows
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper (optional)
Cook and stir onion in a 3 quart sacepan over low heat until tender. Stir in finely chopped lettuce. Cover and cook over low heat until lettuc wilts, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, salt and pepper (optional); cook and stir 1 minute. Add chicken stock, heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
Remove from heat and whisk in milk, return to stove and heat to just boiling. Remove from heat and it’s ready.
If you need to strain this one, you could, but if you cook those onions and lettuce to be really soft, you may not need to.
A friend from Manitoba, Canada posted a link on facebook to a recipe that gave me the idea of combining two of my father-in-law’s favourite foods; bananas and milk, and so i tried. He LOVED it!
2 cups of milk
1 banana (unmashed)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Bring the milk and banana to just past warm – don’t really want it to boil or it gets a funny sour taste. Some don’t mind that though. Put a lid on the pot and let it heat through and simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove the banana or pour through a sieve or cheesecloth into heat proof jar like a canning jar. Add the cinnamon powder, but don’t shake a jar with hot liquid, it’ll spew out from under the cap. Stir the cinnamon in when you are ready to enjoy.
Remember, i use canning jars with screw on one-piece lids to make the transport of broth, soups, and drinks easier.
This is another of the liquid diet recipes for helping my father-in-law heal from surgery, so use all organic ingredients (even if the banana comes from Colombia) including raw milk from your neighbour’s grassfed dairy.
My ‘stuck in the house’ routine continues as the pollen count rises due to excessive wind!
Couldn’t sleep well last night due to allergies, but laid on the recliner from 5am to 7am before finally giving up on more sleep and just getting up.
Had found a package of beef stew meat in the refrigerator freezer that was four years old! I absolutely do not recommend keeping meat frozen that long – it doesn’t actually go ‘bad’ but it does not taste as good – especially coming from the frig/freezer which does not keep frozen as hard as a deep freezer. So, not wanting to waste it, i planned lunch around it with browing it in olive oil and simmer for tenderness, then closer to lunch time, adding enough flour to thicken, then plenty of milk to make a tasty white gravy. I also scrambled farm fresh eggs with butter from grass fed cows and garden raised spinach. Whipped a batch of baking powder biscuits for the gravy and that was lunch. It’s weird only fixing for four.
In the meantime, I drove to the seed plant to do some paperwork (always that..:-( , picked up some apples from the tree as well as a water tank float and a short hose. The latter two to set up a small tank for my recip cows since i’m getting tired of going out to fill up the water tank twice a day. After repairing one end of the hose, I hooked up the fittings to the hydrant and moved the water tank in place and filled. Working great – no leaks. Awesome. Now they won’t run out of water and I don’t have to work so hard.
The apples were to cube along with a butternut squash, mixed together then poured over with a bit of orange juice and maple syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon, then baked. I don’t think i’ll keep this recipe – it was okay, but well, it’s just not chocolate…….
I did manage to wash the front storm door – it looks great, but later when i tried vacuuming the spider webs built between the glass and screen of the windows, i was totally overcome with allergies – it’s like breathing sand! So didn’t do that anymore, but did manage to vacuum all the furniture under and between and around and beneath. And wipe down one of the ceiling fans Really feels a lot cleaner in here.
No cows exhibiting heat today; tomorrow is supposed to be the big day, so gotta hang around the next two-three days for observing.
Drove to north and west of Purdin this afternoon to pick up our weekly allotment of milk and return the empty glass bottles.
Watered the mums that I meant to transplant today – best get that done in the morning.
Spent about an hour removing items from the silver garage. Hope to get it torn down and removed sometime this fall.
My early morning is catching up with me since I feel quite sleepy.