Friday, May 5, 2017

How much is 20 carbs of food?

20 grams of carbs in two ways


Great visual comparing carbs in different foods. A heaping plate of veggies can have the same amount of carbs as half of a hamburger bun. What? Crazy, right? And just imagine how long it takes you to chew those veggies vs a highly palatable bun you can probably inhale in seconds.

"You can eat a lot of vegetables before reaching 20 grams of net carbs, even if you add some colorful peppers and tomatoes. Roughly 20 ounces – more than half a kilo – of vegetables, full of other nutrients (low-carb vegetables guide).
On the other hand, just one half of a hamburger bun can contain 20 grams of carbs, adding up to the entire day’s ration of carbs on a keto low-carb diet. In that case, regular bread is not really an option. But there are low-carb breads that are much lower in carbs."
Just something to get you thinking about as you probably join friends for happy hour in honor of Cinco de Mayo. 😃

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Exactly How Sugar Makes Us Fat?


 


"People have been told their entire lives that processed food is food. It turns out it's not. Processed food is how we got into this mess."
Instead, stick to whole foods, good starches, lean protein, good fats, and cut out sugar and processed foods.

In Dr. Lustig's words, "It's called real food".

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Ground Beef Recipe

An improvised simple dish that is very low cost and satisfying.
  1. Saute about 3-4 lbs of ground beef (I used 80/20) in avocado oil or any other oil of your choice
  2. Add spices: salt, black pepper, onion, garlic, celery, mustard seed, ginger, cinnamon
  3. Add about 1 tbs of balsamic vinegar, some strained tomatoes/tomato paste, petite cut tomatoes. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Add broccoli & cauliflower or just one of them.
  5. Add about 1 cup of bone broth (I only had turkey bone broth, but any broth will do).
  6. Let is simmer on low for about 20 minutes.
You can add other veggies like mushrooms, zucchini and even cabbage.







Thursday, April 20, 2017

How high-protein diets cause weight loss

Eating more protein helps you feel fuller and in some cases even lose weight. This could be due to phenylalanine, a chemical produced in the gut when our body breaks down protein-rich foods, which activates certain receptors that can suppress appetite.
Another great reason to incorporate Grass Fed Jerky Chews into your diet! :)

"A common end-product of digested protein -- phenylalanine -- triggers hormones that make rodents feel less hungry and leads to weight loss, according to a new study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton"

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161107191135.htm 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs

This recipe came out really tasty. Instead of marinara sauce I used Pomi strained tomatoes and didn't use any mushrooms at all since my family dislikes them. ~ Rina

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/34093639615/pressure-cooker-porcini-and-tomato-beef-short-ribs









Friday, January 6, 2017

Instant Pot Borsch

My day started out on not the best note with having my email hacked first thing in the morning. Apparently 1 in 4 accounts get hacked nowadays. Bummer. Please accept my apologies if you have received an email from me. It wasn't me.
I'm trying to restore all the energy lost with a flavorful bowl of homemade Borsch. Here are the Instant Pot instructions in case you want to give it a try over the weekend. I also added Jerky Chews (as they rehydrate nicely) for a boost of extra protein.
For the broth:
1lb roasted grass-fed beef: stew meat and 2-3 marrow bones.
Jerky Chews for additional protein
1 medium onion, cut into quarters
1 rib of celery, chopped
1/2 tsp black pepper
salt to taste
2 bay leaves
water enough to cover the bones
Soup in a few separate steps:
3 medium beets, cut into quarters
1 large carrot, grated
1 large potato, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 head of small green cabbage, thinly sliced or shredded
juice of one lemon
Garnish:
fresh parsley or any other greens you like
coconut yogurt or sour cream if you can tolerate it.

Instructions:
1. Toss the meat and bones into the pot. Followed by the veggies to make broth. Fill the pot with enough water to cover the bones, but not go over the capacity of the pressure cooker.
2. Put the Instant Pot lid on and turn the vent valve to closed. Press "Soup" and use the manual button to bring the time up to 40 or for richer broth even 50.
3. Quick pressure release once the meat is done cooking. Take out the bones and meat, cut meat into bite-sized pieces, save for later. Toss the veggies. Scoop the scum.
4. Throw in just the beets and cook on "Soup" for another 15 minutes.
5. Quick pressure release once beets are cooked, take out and grade.
6. Now throw in potato and carrot, cook on "Soup" for 7 minutes.
7. Quick pressure release and press "Keep Warm." Add back the shredded beets and pieces of meat, and bag of Jerky Chews if you like.
8. Throw in raw sliced cabbage and cover the lid, let it simmer in already hot soup for 5 minutes to a crunchy consistency. Check several times through out to ensure that the cabbage does not become overcooked.
9. Add juice of one lemon, salt and pepper if it needs more.

Enjoy! My family's favorite way to eat Borsch.