MAPLE MUSTARD KETCHUP SAUCE Use this luxury condiment in place of the traditional mayonnaise for coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, or as a condiment on burgers, subs and other sandwiches. French fries and deep-fried or oven-roasted veggies too! The maple syrup isn’t used for flavoring purposes, but for it’s syrupy consistency! So Nice!! Makes 1-1/3Continue reading “Luxury Condiment Sauce – fat-free too”
TOMATO APRICOT CHILI Sauteed green pepper, onion, cabbage in extra virgin olive oil with coriander, curry and cumin. The sauce part contains tomatoes, pinto beans and apricots. Boiled tofu in turmeric and roasted peppers are the meaty part. Makes enough for a small gathering, A guaranteed ice-breaker for any event! Makes 15 cups
Spongy Pear Cake With Pear Whip A nine inch single layer SPONGY PEAR CAKE. Cut into thin wedges and served with PEAR CREAM WHIP. Made from a base of canned pears with yeast and baking soda for a different but enjoyable chew. Flour, sugar, thickeners, ginger, turmeric, coriander. Chia seeds and pecan meal. Maple/vanilla flavor.Continue reading “Spongy Pear Cake With Pear Whip”
aka AFC House Gravy for restaurant or home use. Call this MISO PEAR GRAVY. It’s new, exciting, familiar with a hint of exotic. Trust it. Put the gravy on the bottom, over the top, to the side or in a dipping container. In my fist animal-free restaurant that’s the only gravy I need for allContinue reading “MISO PEAR GRAVY -GOAT”
Lilly likes these beans right out of the can. But today we made a meal with them using green beans and tofu. Added a little seasoning and vegan yeast with Balsamic vinegar and she was good to go! You like to feed your dog canned dog food? Well sometimes we do too. It’s what’s inContinue reading “Lilly’s Michigan Made Vegetarian Beans”
AFC Violife Cheese Crisps Okay, there’s 80 calories per crisp served alone without cracker or bread. Since they’re rich it’s a filling snack to serve at a party. Not many guests would take two unless they think there’s nothing else to come. I made Violife Mozzarella and cheddar, separately. They’re both great. Impressive is moreContinue reading “AFC Violife Cheese Crisps”
Similar to a minneola orange, the pith is thick, not bitter, and spongy textured. The fruit is sweet and luscious. Except for the nubs at both ends, it’s totally edible and enjoyable. Think of all the antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that benefit your entire body with this one total fruit. Serve as an alternate platterContinue reading “Deconstructed African Grapefruit”
Some diet advisors suggest that people fill up on low or essentially no calorie, high fiber foods to help lose weight. If you stuff yourself with an all-you-can-eat nearly raw broccoli, the fiber is good for sweeping the intestines, but you may still be hungry in an hour or less.
Eat the same, weigh the same, leads to old fat accumulation that never gets recycled. The body only burns what it takes in and needs, then stores the rest. If you’re always eating the same, those fat stores don’t get replenished with fresh fat. Your fat contains the toxins and all the junk that youContinue reading “YOYO Diet Has Its Benefits”
A Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2016 for his research on how cells recycle and renew their content, a process called autophagy. (two Greek words: “auto” or self and “phagy” to eat.) After about 17 hours of fasting, these cells start eating the cells that are the ‘debris’ of the body.Continue reading “AUTOPHAGY”
For a few years now I thought I’d be happy at 147 pounds, given that I weighed 167 pounds. You know the feeling and the words – ‘all I need to do is lose twenty pounds? But you never get there. And it weighs heavy on you.
BAKED BEAN CORN CHOWDER low fat Most diners wouldn’t expect soup made from canned products to taste this good. Maybe it’s the combination of walnut and flax oil with the skin and pith of a minneola orange and the San Marzano tomatoes, the herbs and spices and high quality veggies and beans that make itContinue reading “Baked Bean Corn Chowder low fat”
BARBECUE GREEN BEAN SUN-DRIED TOMATO RICE Less water, longer cooking time creates a chewier rice. Cooked with spices, herbs, Italian cut green beans and sun-dried tomatoes. Tossed with a tomato and vinegar based Barbecue Sauce! Served as individual molds, topped with white and black sesame seed, drizzled with sesame oil and topped with fresh basil.Continue reading “Barbecue Green Bean Sun-Dried Tomato Rice”
Ponce De Leon. The fountain of youth. Why have I been searching for it, since my teenage days? I wanted to discover the fountain of youth. The real fountain of youth. I can see where someone might think sunshine and warm weather are more conducive to longer life than bitter winters.
The Foods You Choose May Be Genetically Determined My father-in-law had heart disease. He died at sixty-three of heart related issues. He once said to me, ‘I quit drinking and smoking and gained fifty pounds. He also ate a half a pound of bacon every day. He did not eat fast food – was notContinue reading “The Foods You Choose May Be Genetically Determined”
ANIMAL-FREE FLUFF MAYO I grew up on Miracle Whip. My mother was one of the first ones to convert from mayonnaise to Miracle Whip then kept on with it. Mayonnaise was okay when eating out, but it didn’t have that fresh zing to it. Lately I’ve become discouraged by the calorie and fat counts inContinue reading “Animal-Free Fluff Mayo”
I’ve always been interested in my body – not only image, but how it worked. I wasn’t born, or blessed some may say, with the body I wanted. You don’t have to be athletic or well-balanced or have a high tolerance for extreme exercise to want to do what’s best, given what you have toContinue reading “I want to be in that place…”
Fat-free is really a misnomer. If it’s food, if it can be eaten, it has fat in it. Fat of some kind in some proportion, no matter how small, it’s there. So, fat-free in the area of food doesn’t exist. Even carrots contain fat. Plain ol’ carrots. Just try to peel a 50 gallon drumContinue reading “Fat-Free Is A Misnomer”
Ever wash your own clothes, either at home in a machine or at the laundromat? What happens when you overload the machine? Your clothes don’t get as clean, because they’re packed in too tightly not allowing for the freedom of movement required for the water and detergent to reach every fiber. Many fat people areContinue reading “The Washing Machine Effect”
The last time I made orange rind strips I did so for drying purposes. When dried I packed them up, stored them at room temperature and saved them for future use. They were good and, in a liquid, reconstituted to a nice chew.
YOU FOUND IT. RIGHT HERE! The challenge I gave myself was to create a delicious, satisfying, exciting, new yet familiar, holiday meal. 7 Dietary Restrictions ANIMAL-FREE. GLUTEN-FREE. BREAD-FREE. PLANT MEAT AND DAIRY FREE. SOY-FREE. LOW FAT. Well, I did it. And you can do it too! Here it is!
I used to have a sweet tooth as a kid and into adulthood. When I finally conquered that habit, I just never went back to it. It’s kind of like going animal-free. At some point you don’t look back. You could put me in a hotel room with a refrigerator filled with all kinds ofContinue reading “Habits Don’t Have To Die Hard”
By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH Feb 19, 2020 Editor’s Note: Mastering Diabetes, Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro’s groundbreaking book on reversing insulin resistance, debuted on February 18. In this abridged excerpt, the authors take a hard look at the ketogenic diet for diabetes treatment. If you are living with diabetes, you may have been told to eatContinue reading “The Truth About Ketogenic Diet And Diabetes”
Diabetes and Diet: Here’s What You Need to Know Around 34 million Americans—roughly 1 in 10—have some form of diabetes, and another 88 million have prediabetes. Read on for an overview of how diabetes works; how type 1 differs from type 2; common symptoms; and how you can prevent, manage, or (in the case ofContinue reading “Do You Or Someone In Your Family Have Diabetes?”
TURKEY NOODLE HOT SALSA Talk about a unique way to use Tofurky Oven-Roasted Deli Slices! Make noodles out of them, right out of the box. Mix them with salsa and cheese, herbs and spices, heat till warm, then serve as a dip or spread! Hot here means temperature not Scofield Scale heat. Makes 5 cups
aka STEVE’S SACHET SOUP I scared Steve with the soup when he got up and I told him to go see it. ‘Nice color, he said. ‘Stir it, I said. ‘Nice. ‘Maybe I’ll thicken it a bit, I said. All of a sudden he started laughing and grabbed his chest bending over, then said, ‘OhContinue reading “Lipid Lowering Soup fat-free”