Posts by foodsmarty

Lemon Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: 1 quart vegetable stock 1 pint chickpea stock 2 stalks lemongrass 1 inch fresh ginger, thinly sliced 1/2 small butternut squash, cubed 1/2 white part of leek, thinly sliced 1-3 mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/2 block tofu, cut into large cubes 1 T Tamari Sauce 1/2 c cream, coconut milk, or soy milk Be sure…

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Sunflower Dill Cheese or Dressing

This dressing is reminiscent of ranch dressing but is devoid of chemicals and dairy. It reminds me of that yummy sour cream dip you find regularly at parties. In order to get this flavor, you need to let it sit in your fridge for three days to a week. This allows it to ferment slightly. If…

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Refried Lentil Tacos (4 Meals from one pot of beans!)

Typically, we think black or pinto beans when we talk about refried. Lentils, when refried in this recipe, strongly resemble black beans in flavor. If used as a dip, refry them with toasted sesame oil for a unique and fantastic flavor profile. You can use these lentils in a variety of recipes, and refry any…

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Acorn Squash Soup

Make a vegetable stock:   2-3 large carrots 1/2 onion any other vegetable scraps     Simmer stock for 30 minutes. Strain out vegetable and add to there ingredients to the stock.   1 celeriac root, chopped roughly (or half a large one) 2 acorn squashes 1/2 yellow onion 1/4 t salt (optional) or 1…

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Red Pepper Hummus

Red Pepper Hummus 2 cups chickpeas 1 cup broth 1/3 cup tahini 1/6 cup olive oil 1/2 T tamari 1 T + 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1/3 clove elephant garlic (or 2 cloves regular garlic) 1 1/2 roasted red pepper 2 sprigs thyme (stems removed) Dash of salt (optional)

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Paleo Diet, Medical Doctors, Fads, MCS, and Detoxification

Paleo Diet and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity   If you are someone who is “allergic to everything,” you may have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. You can recover from this but it is highly dependent on your willingness to commit to improving your lifestyle and nutrition. The Paleo diet is a fad backed up by no research. There…

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Muscle Loss Results from Diets that are too Low in Carbohydrates

It is generally true that carbohydrates are turned into fat. This is why people have so much success with a higher fat paleo diet with respect to weight loss. But there are several caveats with this and the biochemistry is complicated with respect to timing of macronutrient conversion to adipose tissue. Although carbohydrate can be…

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Cyclic Ketogenic Diet/ CKD?

The purpose behind the promotion of cyclic ketogenic diets:   I conjecture the cyclic ketogenic diet was made up in an attempt to counter act the extreme negative metabolic changes that occur in the body while on a ketogenic diet. Most of these changes will relate to stress metabolism characterized by an increase in cortisol…

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Opinion on the Paleo Diet for you and babies?

Opinion on the Paleo Diet , with particularly respect given to babies and children   First I must begin with the fact that the paleo diet, as people take it has some positive and negative aspects. The positive is that it recommends taking out all those things that are not healthy for an individual such…

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Southern Cream of Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms: your only food source of vitamin D and the most immunomodulating food for your improved health. Southern Cream of Mushroom Soup Dairy and Chemical Free   This soup tastes fantastically exactly like Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup which was my favorite growing up. Luckily this version has all the health benefits of five types…

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