All posts tagged: food

Food Journal, 6.3

6:35 psyllium water  7:30 tsp coconut mana, 1/2 cup grilled salmon (leftover from an amazing feast yesterday) while packing lunches before work/ school  9:15 Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled, 1/2 cup kale, 2.5 apple muffins Paleo Apple Muffins 2 cups coconut pulp (left over from making nut milk, I think I may use juice pulp in this too in the future) 1/4 cup almond flour 1/2 cup ground flax 1 banana 2 peach, apricot 1/4 cup kefir 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp psyllium husks 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla 1 large apple chopped fine 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup sliced almonds Mash banana, slice all the fruit really fine. Beat eggs, melt oil, mix it all up. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes in oiled muffin tin or on a cookie sheet, 1/4 cup batter each.  This is a very loose recipe, I adjust the ingredients until it is a slightly thick muffin batter and tastes pretty good raw. Makes …

What we eat creates the world

I used to think of the things that I eat as going away when I eat them. Certainly that is so in the small picture, but when I look at the big picture, the world overall, whatever people eat we actually make more of. What we eat creates the world. When I eat fresh, local eggs from pastured chickens or meat from other pastured animals it encourages my farmer to set aside land for animals to roam in. They eat bugs, weeds and slugs and make rich fertilizer (poop) to rebuild the top soil. When I eat local, organic produce more farmland in my community is preserved, small farmers get paid for tending the land. Small farmers are more likely to plant a large variety of crops, continue heirloom varieties and leave natural tracts of land for bees, butterflies, … Even more so when I shop from biodynamic or permaculture farmers at a farmers market. When I buy fair trade, sustainably grown chocolate, coconut and other exotic foods it protects the rainforest, provides good jobs …

Food Journal, 6.1

Life is so full, I won’t be posting everything I eat every day, but when I have the time and inspiration I will post some highlights and favorites. For the potluck at the full moon sauna at Tryon Life Community Farm I made this delicious salty – tart treat. I bet most people would prefer more sweetener, but I thought it was perfect with a little whipped cream. Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler: Crisp Topping: 2 T. Coconut Oil, melted 1/2 C. Almond Flour 1/2 C. Ground Flax Seeds 1/2 C. Ground Hazelnuts 1/4 C. SlicedAlmonds 1/4 C. Dried, Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut ( 1 T. Pure Maple Syrup ) 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon 1/4 tsp each Sea Salt, Cardamon, Nutmeg   Filling: 4 cups rhubarb sliced 1 pint strawberries 2 small peaches 1 tbsp Arrowroot 1/8 tsp Green Stevia Juice of one sweet orange Preheat oven to 350. Chop the fruit into small slices and mix in the other ingredients. Put it in a bread pan. Mix up topping and spread over fruit. Bake 45 minutes.

Food Journal, Day 15. Check in

As you can see I didn’t blog my food yesterday. In fact I am currently considering whether to continue to do it every day, so if you like to read about what I eat, write a comment saying so. It’s been two weeks, which was my initial plan. I wasn’t expecting it to be so educational for me. I will probably check in from time to time in any case to chart my progress with the grain and sugar elimination. That has been 12 days so far, planning for 6 weeks, 56 days, and then theoretically to reintroduce some things and see how they work. I’m still contemplating doing the GAPS intro diet for part of this time, but haven’t read the whole book yet. Today’s food: 6:00 alarm woke me, still a little tired. 8 hours of sleep Psyllium and water 7:15 smoothie: strawberry, peach, yogurt, whey protein 8:45 3.5 eggs scrambled, a little chard. The chard left my mouth feeling all dried out and metallic. Too much astringent and minerals. 10:30 snack time: …

Food Journal, Day 13

3:30 woke up. Great time for some deep meditation and self healing. Among other things contemplating food and all the ideas I carry around with me picked up from other people. Time to own my own way with this. 5:30 getting up to try. 6am exercise class. Dragging to get out of bed. But once I was up it felt good. Beautiful morning. Psyllium and water. 5:45 6 oz carrot, celery, spinach juice with coconut milk and whey protein (this time I saved half for after class and that felt much better) 7:00 4 oz juice, lots of water 7:30 10oz smoothie: strawberry, yogurt, coconut milk, papaya, spinach, hemp & whey protein. Meant to make it for later in the day, but I was just ravenous. Biked to work, 2 miles. 8:45 4 scrambled eggs, 1/2 head chard and beet greens, Kim chi, 1/4 avocado. Vitamins Biked with the kids to the park. 11:45 seared ahi & cabbage, same as last nights dinner Then an hour nap. My body is working overtime to use all …

Food Journal, day 12

7:00 got up. It was a bit of a struggle today and I had been in bed since 8:30 pm, still catching up I guess. 7:10 Psylium and water 7:45 12 oz carrot, celery, spinach juice with coconut milk and whey protein (14g) 8:00 Fit Body Boot Camp. I could feel myself still digesting the juice. Next time I’ll make sure to have food 30 minutes before I exercise or after. 9:15 Hard boiled egg, lax and greens. Herbal and green tea. At St. Jack with some folks from Boot Camp. Yummy! 12:30 Lunch: Tuna salad and a big salad. More water. 6:00 Dinner: Seared Ahi (yes more tuna) on a bed of cabbage, turnip and onion garnished with bell pepper, cilantro, green onion and kim chi. Desert Popsicle: Strawberry yogurt, with mango coconut filling and a piece of peach. And since I was still hungry I had 1 square of dark chocolate, a dozen nuts and a spoonful of coconut mana. 9:10 wow I am tired. Time to prep food for tomorrow and hit …

Food Journal, day 11

7:30 woke up. A bit sore from the new exercises. Psyllium and water. 9:30 Dutch Babies. I made this classic breakfast into a gluten free, paleo friendly recipe. Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup sifted flour ( 1/4 coconut, 1/8 almond, 1/8 tapioca flour) 1 pinch ground nutmeg 1 pinch salt 2 tablespoons butter   Directions: 1. Place a 10 inch cast iron skillet inside oven and preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). 2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with a whisk until light. Add milk and stir. Gradually whisk in flour, nutmeg and salt. 3. Remove skillet from oven and reduce oven heat to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt butter in hot skillet so that inside of skillet is completely coated with butter. Pour all the batter in the skillet and return skillet to oven. 4. Bake until puffed and lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Remove promptly and smother with whipped cream and fruit. I split it with V for breakfast and had 2 extra eggs …

Food Journal, Day 10

6:30 up, psyllium water 8:00 second workout at Portland Fit Body Bootcamp . The most sit ups I’ve ever done in my life. I think about 100 total, alternating with jump rope. I’ll be feeling that for sure. 40 oz of water so far 10:15 spinach, feta, shitake omelet 11:30 small handful of nuts on my way to a Beekeeping class at Zenger Farm. We learned about bee biology from Dewey Caron from OSU’s Master Beekeeping program. 2:00 small tuna stake on salad of lettuce, spinach, dandelion, miners lettuce and calendula, with avocado and dressing. Eaten mostly in the bee shed at Zenger Farm while we inspected most of the 9 hives there. Jeff, Viridian and I inspected the green hive. 5:30 Dinner: out at Elephant’s delicatessen. Chicken Cesar salad with a sided of tuna salad a pickle and extra dressing. The way to get enough protein and fat in a prepackaged salad. 1 bottle of kombucha Then we saw 1/2 of Howl’s Moving Castle on the big screen at NWFC’s studio Gibly special. In …

Food Journal, Day 8

Day 8, and what a day it has been. Up at 5 for a special nanny assignment. N.s mom was at a birth and needed some early morning care. Scrambled eggs and veggies at 7:15. The kids had gluten free French toast too. 10:00 1 pint smoothie 12:30 salad and 2 1/2 WODs ( mini meatballs I made on day 6) And then a nice long nap when the kids slept. I think I may be fighting off whatever cold they’ve been having too. 3:30 some nuts, plantain chips and nori 5:00 homemade Popsicles of yogurt, fruit, coconut milk. Yum! I love our new Popsicle freezer. The Zoku quick pop maker. Freeze it overnight and then make popsicles in minutes. Include fresh fruit and stripes, whatever you like. We’ve made several batches already today. 6:00 small salad, so not hungry Rounded out the day by watching a Garfield movie with our neighbor. Good to do something silly rather than blogging a lot more. 9:00 last 1 1/2 WODs on a bed of spinach and kraut …

Food Journal, Day 7

9:15 got up. I stayed in bed for 10 whole hours. 10:00 a mess of kale, chard, 3 eggs, kraut & sourcream. with a small glass of beet kvass. yum. My mouth is really dried out now. Those bitter greens suck the moisture right out of me. Maybe a tea of something moistening will be good all the way down. Ate a prune. Had a nice poop. 1:00 some leftover chicken and root veggies, 1 cup of green smoothie, with kefir, coconut milk, whey protein, berries and kale 4:30 1 more cup of smoothie and water, small handful of almonds and macadamias. 7:15 Dinner: chicken, root veggies, asparagus, spinach, dressing, kraut and sourcream. A cranberry juice popsicle for desert, tangy and barely sweet at all. 9:30 to go to bed early now. Yes!