Discovered a yummy way to season quinoa- olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and kalamata olives. Yum. #health #food #quinoa
Pink sky at night, Shepherds pie delight. I love using up extra veggies in a shepherds pie. I just sauté onions/shallots, mushrooms and garlic then add in anything- veggie mince, lentils, peas, carrots, beans, a little pasta sauce/ canned tomatoes, broth, herbs and spices. Top with mashed potatoes in a baking dish and stick it in the oven til the mash starts to brown. #vegan #health #food #gf
🍃Vegan GF pesto linguine🌱 brown rice linguine, basil, olive oil, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, olives, mushrooms, tomatoes, almond slivers and vegan Parmesan.
#health #food #vegan #gf
After feeling like i might die after everything i eat lately i think i’m gonna have to give the brown rice elimination diet a go just to give my tum a break if anything.
PCRM recommend this elimination diet for things such as migraines, too. Basically any illness that has food triggers.
Here are the “pain-safe” foods they recommend sticking to-
- Rice, especially brown rice
- Cooked green vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, Swiss chard, or collards
- Cooked orange vegetables, such as carrots or sweet potatoes
- Cooked yellow vegetables, such as summer squash
- Cooked or dried non-citrus fruits: cherries, cranberries, pears, prunes (but not citrus fruits, apples, bananas, peaches, or tomatoes)
- Water: Plain water or carbonated forms, such as Perrier, are fine. Other beverages—even herbal teas—can be triggers.
- Condiments: Modest amounts of salt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract are usually well-tolerated.
And the things you should avoid (about half of which i don’t eat anyway)-
- dairy products
- citrus fruits
- wheat (bread, pasta, etc.)
- nuts and peanuts
Have any of you ever given an elimination diet a go?
If so what are some recipes/meals you created from the allowed foods?
note- this was just my lunch, btw. sweet potato and brown rice with garlic & cayenne spread
Take a looky at my healthy eating and fitness sections (the tabs are on my tumblr).
Don’t be too hard on yourself if you do mess up, just make the next thing you eat be something healthy.
Challenge yourself to try new foods and if you find a weird vegetable at the grocery store that you’ve never used, buy it and experiment with it; make it something fun.
Try new work outs and exercises whether its classes or things you can do outdoors, this way you don’t get bored and it gives you a chance to find something you really like!
Just keep in mind that you want to NOURISH your body, not starve it.
After one full day of nothing but juice (see the plan a few posts back) i was crabby and tired all day then threw up after dry heaving for a good ten minutes.
Figuring this was bullshit i baked a sweet potato and ate that since some of the juices contained SP anyway! Let me tell you, that was the single best sweet potato i’ve ever eaten… like baked gold.
Today i’m still following the juicing plan but adding in some date rolls (just mashed up dates rolled in coconut) or i might kill someone.
For those who can do this and still function (like Adam), i salute you!
I think my body is just best suited to constant eating.
I have learnt my lesson and am happy to get back on the healthy bandwagon though… the thought of another sweet potato or perhaps some brown rice pasta is literally giving me chills of excitement.
Eggplant is abundant as fuck this time of year so you can buy them on the cheap. Not sure what the hell to do with an eggplant? Grab that Grimace-looking son of a bitch and roast the shit out of it so you can whip together this dope dip. Stow those prepackaged sad excuses for a snack and GET FUCKING SERIOUS.
SMOKEY EGGPLANT DIP
1 medium sized eggplant (about 2 ½ pounds)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil (you can use tahini* here instead of the oil but depending on where you live that shit might be hard to find so don’t stress)
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 ¼ teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
First you need to roast the fucking eggplant. You can do this shit one of two ways. 1. You can grill the whole motherfucker over a medium heat (300 degrees). Rotate it occasionally until all the sides are black and it start collapsing in on it self like a deflated football. This will take about 25-30 minutes. OR 2. Heat your oven up to 375 degrees, put your eggplant on a baking sheet, and roast it whole for 20-30 minutes until you can poke a knife through it like soft butter. Whatever method you choose, just be sure to stab the eggplant with a fork a couple times before you cook it so the steam escapes without that purple fucker falling apart on you.
When the eggplant has cooled down a bit, cut that shit in half. Scoop out all the flesh using a spoon and toss it right in the food processor or blender. Add all the rest of the ingredients except the parsley and run that fucking machine until the eggplant looks nice and smooth. Throw in the parsley and run the machine for a couple extra seconds so that it gets a little chopped up and mixed in. If you don’t mind your dips a little chunky, you could skip the food processor and just mash all of this shit around in a bowl with a fork; just chop the garlic smaller. Taste the dip and add more of whateverthefuck you think it needs so that it taste right to you. More lemon? More garlic? More chili powder? Do whatever. I don’t give a fuck. Serve it warm or cold. It keeps in the fridge for at least 5 days.
Makes enough for 4 people to snack on
*What in the fuck is ‘tahini’? It’s a paste made from sesame seeds and used for tons of badass dishes. Think peanut butter but with sesame seeds.
Recipes from Naturally Ella for healthy,vegetarian, seasonal eating (with a few sweets thrown in for good measure.)