Against All Grain

On Tuesday morning I saw a new cookbook released called, “Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great” . The reviews looked amazing and I was excited to see the author, Danielle Walker, followed a Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and had nut-free recipe options as well. I went online to Amazon and got it delivered locally that day!!

That night I marked all the amazing recipes I wanted to make and took time to read Danielle’s amazing journey to a healing diet.   (You can also read her story online here).   It was so fabulous to see someone heal themselves naturally with food!

The first recipe I had to make was Sesame Orange Chicken. I haven’t eaten Chinese food in FOREVER so I was so excited to try this— and let me tell you it did not disappoint! My favorite thing about the recipe was you make in a slow cooker which makes it super easy.  It also incorporated coconut aminos which I have not cooked with much and was excited to try. I had originally doubled the recipe so the whole family could partake, let’s just say that between my hubby and I there was nothing left! Sorry kiddos!

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The next recipe I made was the homemade mayo. We use a lot of homemade mayo in our house (on basically everything – you could say we have a mayo problem J).  Typically we make mayo with olive oil, so I was excited to try this new version with macadamia oil.

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The mayo was nutty and sweet and delish! It would be fabulous on a sandwich or dipped with some yummy veggies!

These were just two recipes I made yesterday but I have a long list that I’m looking forward to trying out. I highly recommend Danielle Walker’s new cookbook, especially for those who follow SCD.  You can check it out here!

 

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Tomatoes

tomato

Kicking off our rainbow roundup we have the color RED. We picked a bright red vegetable and panty staple: TOMATOES!

Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, a carotenoid pigment and powerful antioxidant that has long been associated with the deep red color. Several studies have also linked lycopene to helping improve bone density as well having heart-protective benefits, such as lowering triglyceride levels. Read more about tomatoes and lycopene here!

Here’s a fun fact about Lindsay – she used to be addicted to ketchup, but hated fresh tomatoes. How does that work? Lots of high fructose corn syrup and salt, that’s how! Now, she loves making (and eating!) tomato-based sauces and recipes without the added junk. Here are two of her favorites:

  • Butternut Squash Lasagna: This recipe from Health-Bent will change your noodle-less life! Dairy free and grain free, it contends with even the best of “traditional” lasagnas. Not an easy feat!
  • Smoky Bacon Chili. This recipe from PaleOMG is great in a pinch. You can whip up the chili in about 15 minutes and tastes like it has been simmering all day. I make a big batch of this recipe and then freeze individual portions for quick grab-n-go lunch.

EAT THE RAINBOW!