Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Food & Recipe Resource

88 posts in this topic

This is a great informed site..It has covered all thing which is necesaary and important..There is no need of doctor after reading it...It has all information from lunch to dinner...And the links you had provided are also superb...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know a good replacement for tortillas? I miss mexican food. sad.png

Are you avoiding all grains? If not, corn tortillas are ok. Just read the label for additives or make your own. There's also a recipe for oat tortillas here somewhere, I think the better bread or better grain thread.

There's also lettuces, cabbage and other veggies. Jicama can be sliced really thin and used for tacos. The Food network show Mexican Made easy had a segment in which this was done.

Also, contrary to popular belief, Mexicans don't wrap everything they eat up in a tortilla. It is in fact possible to eat Mexican food and all the great flavors in dishes that have nothing to do with tortillas.

I figured I'd get that response, but I'm talking about the San Diegan mexican food I'm used to/love. smile.png

You'd think with San Diego being so close to Baja, San Diego-Mex would be full of seafood and other dishes not wrapped up in a tortilla.

Yes but it's the tortilla wrapped-up ones I miss. Please share any of the latter if it suits you.

Have you ever watched 'Mexican Made Easy?' The host/chef is from Baja and mostly makes things from the area. I take it you are avoiding all grains. Have you done it for a while? You might try buying some Masa Harina and making your own tortillas free from additives. Or see if you can find a restaurant or tortillaria that makes them fresh, meant to be eaten fresh, and so are free from additives. The corn in masa harina has been soaked in an alkaline solution, called lime but not the citrus, that breaks down anti-nutrients. It's probably not a problem for you to have some once in a while..

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very informative thread! I recommend this to all my friends. I took out so many recipes, yumm!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always been a huge fan of gluten and dairy, its hard to me to follow the paleo diet :P

anyways this fruit salad i just made today was delicious, I gotta admit, i enjoy more eating this than a cheese sandwich i used to eat before

dsc02723l.th.jpg

this salad was made of white and black grapes, mango, watermelon, small peaches (dont know the name in english) and kiwi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you guys think of peanut butter? The ones without sugar in it of course.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the other day i was browsing through the gluten-free section in the store and found this organic vegetable broth: http://www.pacificfoods.com/our-foods/broths/organic-low-sodium-vegetable-broth

it's gluten free, kosher parve, dairy free, low sodium, low fat, and vegan diet.

and the ingredients are:

  • Filtered water

  • Organic carrots

  • Organic tomatoes

  • Organic celery

  • Organic onions

  • Organic garlic

  • Organic leeks

  • Sea salt

  • Organic bay leaves

  • Organic parsley

  • Organic thyme

do you think it's ok for me to give it a try? it's all organic ingredients and there isn't any weird junk in it like other broths that i've seen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^ Yes. But you could also make your own veggie broths and freeze. Just simmer up your veggie scraps (add some garlic cloves) from when you cook. Include the onion skins as there's apparently a lot of the quercetin in the skin. Plus it makes a nice color. And leeks and green onions are great because you have all the green parts to flavor your broth. I always make a lot of broth whenever I have leeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for this great healthy food resource .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^ Yes. But you could also make your own veggie broths and freeze. Just simmer up your veggie scraps (add some garlic cloves) from when you cook. Include the onion skins as there's apparently a lot of the quercetin in the skin. Plus it makes a nice color. And leeks and green onions are great because you have all the green parts to flavor your broth. I always make a lot of broth whenever I have leeks.

yeah i'll be making my own broth this week!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have questions about mushrooms. are these ok to eat? specifically the white button mushrooms. i've been reading positive things about mushrooms but then i came across some bad things. like mushrooms should be avoided because they have yeast in them. so i'm really confused about what to do. should i not eat them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some sites on fermented dairy

Clabbermouth - new blog on fermenting unpasteurized dairy: http://www.clabbermouth.com/2011/01/05/what-is-a-clabbermouth/

Discussion forum with recipes on a site supporting a book called 'Keeping the Family Cow" http://familycow.proboards.com/index.cgi

Post on someone's experience making Queso Fresco http://familycow.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=milk&action=display&thread=50946

List of bacteria cultures involved in various cheeses and other products. I'm not sure this applies to the products found in the average American supermarket though:

http://benm.myweb.uga.edu/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recipe: Recipe: Sesame-Crusted Sardine, Fennel and Sweet Potato Cakes

Diet type: Pescatarian, Gluten-free

Diet tags: Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 8 (~ eight patties)

Ingredients

  • 230g sweet potato, peeled and chopped into small cubes

  • 210g tinned sardines (oil drained away- or give the oil to your cat!)

  • 1 stick of celery, washed, leaves cut off

  • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tbsp. parlsey, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp. fennel bulb, minced

  • (optional) 1/2 fresh red chilli, sliced (seeds discarded)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • sesame seeds (around a cup or so)

  • coconut oil

    Instructions

  1. Peel the sweet potato, chop it into small cubes and then steam or boil them until they are very soft. Then using the back of a fork or a potato masher, mash the sweet potato until it is very soft and smooth.

  2. Take the sardines out of the tins and drain the oil away. Add the sardines to a bowl and mash them until you have an almost paste-like mixture.

  3. Crush the garlic clove(s), chop the celery stick into very small pieces, chop the parsley and the tbsp. of fennel bulb and chilli. Mix these into the mashed sardine mixture. 4. Season with salt and pepper.Now mix in the mashed sweet potato and egg.

  4. Using your hands, form about 1 tablespoon worth of the mixture into a ball and then flatten it.

  5. Pour some sesame seeds into a bowl and dip the sardine cakes into the sesame seeds covering the whole of the cake with sesame seeds. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.

  6. Melt some coconut oil in a pan and cook the sardine cakes in the coconut oil on medium-low heat until they are lightly browned, firm and cooked through.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Index to recipe and nutrient discussions and websites.

Because there's been hundreds of good threads and they are always too hard to find. In fact, I can't find the threads I had in mind right now. These are what I find when I search. Feel free to post suggestions. But,

Please add recipes to the existing threads. Or, if none exist that suit your topic, start a new thread. Make it a good one and it'll get added here too.

Also, not everything here is going to be suitable for you. You need to figure out what intolerances you may have and how strict you need to be.

People's shopping lists and how they use those foods. I hope more people will post theirs.

http://www.acne.org/...shopping-lists/

Diets and organic on a budget:

http://www.acne.org/...s-on-the-cheap/

http://www.acne.org/...hy-on-a-budget/

Acne.org recipe threads:

Cooking for Newbies - recipes, tips and tricks, what, how, when...

Really Super Nutrient Dense recipes - Veggie dense, and/or with nutrients known to benefit acne. Soups, curries, stir fry. Add or remove meat or fish to meat your needs.

Fabulous Green Smoothies - Great way to get those superfoods. Especially for the veggie phobe.

Breakfast foods - For those that can't figure out what to eat when giving up cereal.

Sweet potatoes rediscovered They are what's for breakfast!

Holiday Meal recipes

Acne Free Recipes

Simple Ideas for Chicken

Healthy food ideas

Veggies

More fruits and veggies

Salad Ideas

Dessert ideas and recipes - deal with cravings with something good for you

Drink Recipes - teas, milk substitutes, ginger ale, cocktails and more.

Healthy Recipes(links to recipes posted by Danny our resident Italian, plus a few other suggestions)

Coconut Flour and dried coconut recipes -pancakes, cookies, muffins, crepes

Fermented foods with live probiotic cultures--yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi

Homemade Kefir guide

Gluten Free Recipe books

Gluten-Free Times

Better breads and bread substitutes

Better Grains Cooking methods and substitutes.

Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Bone, Veggie scraps, peels, stalks, stems, shells, seeds

http://www.acne.org/...othsstock-help/

http://www.acne.org/....s-necks/<br />http://www.acne.org/...ins-in-the-gut/ Gaps diet

Offsite:

whfoods.org, where all the recipes prepare foods in the best way possible to preserve nutrients. Which, in the case of veggies, mostly means steaming or what they call healthy saute (in water) and topping them with what they call Mediterranean dressing (olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, S & P).

Specific Carb site:

http://www.scdrecipe.../recipes-bread/

Blogs

Recipe collection by an acne sufferer:

http://my4everrecipes.weebly.com/

Oh, She Glows! blog:

A woman blogs about how she got her glow back after years of bad diets and i think an eating disorder. Link to her recipe page:http://ohsheglows.co...off-the-season/ Includes ways to make some basic stuff special, like Carrot Cake and Pumpkin Pie oatmeal and Oat parfaits in which you layer your soaked overnight oats with all kinds of things like banana ice 'cream.' You are putting your overripe bananas in the freezer, right? You should be.

Pre-industrial and/or Traditional diet sites and blogs:

This guy, a neurobiologist, is kind of primal with a bit of Weston Price tendencies, i.e. willing to eat properly prepared grains/legumes.

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/

Weston Price foundation: http://www.westonapr...rg/healthtopics But they don't seem to have recipes there anymore? I suppose because they sell books. Maybe there are still some in these articles: http://www.westonapr...aditional-diets

The NourishingGourmet: Lots of good info on properly preparing foods including sprouting, fermenting...

http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com

The Nourished Kitchen - reviving traditional foods

http://nourishedkitchen.com/recipes-2/

Refer also to blogs/books from various ethnic groups. Indian, for example.

No Meat Athlete Vegetarian recipe site:

http://www.nomeatath...s-for-athletes/ Obviously not going to be allgrain/seed free, although some are. But there's a lot of smoothie and drink recipes, raw items, desserts, and nutrient dense veggie recipes worth checking out. Many are vegan.

Paleo/Primal diet sites and blogs. Even if you don't follow a paleo diet, they can be good sources for recipes to make dishes that are normally high in grains and processed carbs out of more nutrient dense foods. Breads, pastas, pizzas, deserts, snacks... Gluten free since they don't use grains.

Mark's Daily Apple (He's a paleo-like guru with a book called the Primal Diet. The primal diet is anti-grain but not anti dairy.)

Primal Substitutes for Non-Primal Foods http://www.marksdail...#comment-514158 It's a good bunch of recipes.

Cookbook and Fitness guides available as free downloads for subscribers to the blog.

Son of Grok (another primal diet blogger) recipes

http://www.sonofgrok...tegory/recipes/

TastyPaleo recipe index http://www.tastypale...ecipeIndex.aspx

Paleofood recipe index http://www.paleofood.com/

Everyday Paleo blog (of a middle aged female cross trainer) http://everydaypaleo.com/

Foodee Paleo friendly recipe blog and iphone app: http://www.thefoodee.com/blog/

ChowStalker.com: http://www.chowstalker.com/

-Low carb blog - Link goes straight to the cauliflower pizza crust recipe. Try it. It's life changing!!!

TV Shows/Books/Sites

Most recipes in these shows that I've seen is fast and healthy. Although a few times, I have seen them use some processed convenience foods I don't approve of. Use your judgement. And avoid the recipes high in white flour and potato products.

-Just Cook This/Sam the Cooking Guy - FitTV/DHC cooking show.

---http://www.thecookingguy.com/cookbook/recipes.php

--http://health.discov...ipes/index.html

-Eric Ripert's 'Get Toasted' blog

Famous French chef posts recipes using a broiler/toaster oven. Fast, easy, healthy, simple, but with the little extra touches a French chef would add. The broiled fruit is really good desert substitute. Or breakfast. I used nectarines. I tried the mangos, but didn't like it. Mangos have an aftertaste that got worse with cooking.

-America's Test Kitchen - experiments to find great tips/recipes to help you get great results. Also tests gadgets, cookware and appliances.

-Everyday Food - PBS series that goes along with Martha Stewarts Everyday Food magazine. A very good show.

-French Women Don't get Fat recipes

Allrecipes.com - gluten free

healingnaturallybybee.com Anti-candida recipes and info

Adding Veggies to your favorite foods:

Cookie Magazine's Sneak it In recipes of kid friendly foods filled with veggies great for those that think they don't like veggies. The veggies in these are not invisible, though, like in the two sites below. Note cookie magazine no longer exists but if you search, you may find a way to these recipes.

Deceptively Delicious- cookbook in which veggie purees are snuck into meat loaf, brownies, chicken tenders, etc. Free recipes on this site. You'll need to reduce the sugar. I can vouch for cauliflower in scrambled eggs, I tried it accidently when trying to make the cauliflower pizza crust on a griddle on the stovetop rather than in the oven. It wouldn't hold together so I scrambled it. Only 1 egg and a lot more cauliflower, but it tasted like eggs.

Sneaky Chef - Similar to the above. With even more free recipes and tips.

http://alphamom.com/...-good-for-them/

http://www.foodnotfu...-even-noticing/

Gluten Free Girl and the Chef blog: http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/

Kitchen Stewardship - Good site on preparing foods in the best ways, including soaking and fermenting:

http://www.kitchenst...-which-is-best/

Site with online courses in such things including how to make sourdough into just about anything:

http://gnowfglins.com/ecourse/ Some kind of paid membership required.

Note there are also recipes in the What to Eat threads below.

Excellent post. Thanks for sharing this useful information with us. I think this will help a lot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The foods containing Gluten are leading for serious diseases such as diarrhoea after eating and the diseases like Crohns, Coeliac.It is our endeavour to produce the best products for our family members whenever their particular dietary requirements insist on a controlled and strictly monitored variety of natural ingredients. Our range of gluten and wheat foods is constantly grouping with more new and existing additions. Some of the regular foods that we can still eat, without doing any gluten free baking at all. We have to try ir and then try it again and must not use a regular recipe by exchanging hours, Use recipes those are moist already , If we have any problems with lactose, use the recipes free from lactose including buttermilk rather than milk.

gluten free foods

gluten free food stores

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

best smoothie ever: 7 bananas, 7 tbsp hemp seed, 14 oz water cold and filtered, 2 tbsp of raw organic coconut oil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thank you so much for sharing all of these recipe sites! I love cooking and baking and gladly, my family also love what I cook :) I'll definitely check these sites you all provided here. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I already posted a thread with this recipe for dairy free ranch dressing, but I figured I would post it here too so people can find it over time once the thread is long forgotten. :)


/>http://voices.yahoo.com/delicious-easy-dairy-free-ranch-dressing-11581070.html?cat=5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DSCN2659.jpg

Skillet Fried Zucchini Salad, nom nom nom nom nom

:) I make this one a lot.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely recipes. I loved the Salad ideas as well as Dessert recipe ideas since they are my favorite. Am going to try them very soon, maybe this weekend only.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WHat about vanilla?Is there anyone who uses it?

There a lot of recipes where vanilla is an ingredient and I'd like to know your experience, if you have a specific brand,or what to look for when buying vanilla powder/extract..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you get vanilla, be sure to get the real vanilla extract! There are a lot of "vanilla flavor" things that have zero vanilla in them. You can also get the whole vanilla beans and grind them yourself. I love vanilla ice cream with chunks of the ground vanilla beans mixed in. Yum yum.

Note-- I know little about vanilla and how healthy/bad it is so don't take this as nutritional or skin advice. I don't eat it enough to know how it effects my skin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DSCN2838.JPG

Great Juice Recipes: Healing and Cleansing Beet Juice

Click

HERE for recipe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites