Quick Whole Food Recipes

I am always looking for quick whole food recipes. This one is quick, simple and tasty!

Friday was a day of running around trying to get things done for the weekend. There were groceries to get, and a trip to Salt Lake City which is 45 minutes away for a guitar lesson. We also had our weekly family party night. We usually eat homemade pizza, but I was running so late that pizza wasn’t going to happen quick enough for my hungry belly. Continue reading “Quick Whole Food Recipes”

What I ate Wednesday.

For breakfast today I had oatmeal with maple sugar. I splurged and added some Brown sugar too.
For lunch I made a Red Lentil Dal  and had it over rice. This is a picture of what was left that I will have for lunch over the next few days. No cooking lunch for a while!

Dinner tonight is steamed butternut squash and pasta with a taste of butter  and some parmesan. 

Breakfast is ready for tomorrow too. I soaked 1/2 cup of quinoa today. I drained the water and covered the quinoa in my thermos with boiling water. In the morning it will be cooked and delicious!

Food Journal January 25th Day 3 of a Detox Diet

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Today I had my daily smoothie at 11:30. I was going to stop doing intermittent fasting but I was not hungry until 11:30 and I did not want to force myself to eat. I’d have to see some major evidence that eating when you’re not hungry is good for you before I would do it. I already have issues with food, why would I want to start another one. Half an hour after my smoothie my 13 year old boy made baked sweet potato fries, so I had some of those. He did a good job seasoning them with olive oil, salt and Italian seasoning. Next time I suggested he cook them at 450 degrees for 20+ minutes to get them a little more crisp but the way he did it was fine too.

I ate again at 7pm. I meant to eat earlier but it just did not happen. I spend time canning the tomatoes that we had run through the food mill and froze last summer when we were being over run with fresh food from the garden.  I’ve got another 5 gallon bucket to do still….

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For dinner my 12 year old boy and I cooked tilapia for those in the family who want animal protein and a salad with lots of greens, cucumbers, mushrooms, avocado slices and a few olives. We also heated up the rest of the Lentil Soup from yesterdays dinner. Yummy food. The avocados and olives are great sources of fats. I doubled up on veggies to make up for not eating the fish. Veggies have the right amount of protein our bodies need if we eat enough of them!

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When we were through eating, there were leftover mushrooms so I sauteed them with some onions, salt and olive oil. I don’t love mushrooms raw but I adore them when they are cooked. Mmmm. I didn’t take a picture of them before they were gone, ha ha!

So, all in all a pretty good eating day. I have been 3 days without any form of sugar other than what is in berries and apples. I am also staying away from the other 6 foods that most people are intolerant to. They are eggs, soy, gluten, dairy, corn and peanuts. I’m doing this for 21 days and then slowly I’ll add those things back in to see if I am intolerant to any of them. Day 3… done.

P.S. I have felt terrible for 2 days. I know it is detox symptoms so that is encouraging. Detox symptoms can range from fevers to cold symptoms to the flu. Mine is a headache, stuffiness and being tired. I drank a bunch of water today that will help flush out the stuff my body is trying to get rid of that is making me sick. So anyway, I did not exercise today because I don’t feel good.

 

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Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad

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Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad

This salad has a lot of good flavors going for it. It is also light and yet filling because of the added nuts.

Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad

4 small green apples in small cubes

6 celery ribs, small cubes

2 cups walnuts, chopped

1/2 cup raisins or 1 cup halved grapes

6 Tablespoons Vegenaise or Almondaise or Mayonnaise

1/2 a lemon juiced (about 2 Tablespoons)

1/2 t. pepper

  • Stir the mayo, lemon and pepper together.
  • Stir fruit and nuts together.
  • Stir mayo mixture into fruit mixture until well mixed.
  • Serve over lettuce.

Enjoy!

Elisa

 

Default Salad Recipe

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This was our yummy lunch today. I call it the default salad because it is what we eat when I don’t have something else planned. I will share the recipe with you:)

Serves 4
Default Salad

1 head romaine, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 cups in season vegetable(we used asparagus from our garden!)
1/4 red onion, chopped
4 hard boiled eggs
4 small handfuls croutons (we like to make our own out of whole grain bread when we have time)
4 Tablespoons ground flax
4 Tablespoons raw sunflower seeds

Divide the ingredients between 4 different plates or large bowls and top with your favorite dressing.

The dressing I used is my Better Than Ranch with green onions that made it green:)

Better Than Ranch
1 T. White wine vinegar
1 T. Lemon juice
1 1/2 T. Nama Shoyu or Liquid Amino or soy sauce
1 Clove garlic
2 Green onions or sliver of red or sweet onion
1 t. Mustard
1/2 cup vegenaise or mayonnaise or almondaise
1/2 c. Sunflower seeds
1/2 c. Water or almond milk
When blended pulse in:
1 T. Fresh parsley
1 T.  Fresh Chopped chives

Grind the nuts and add the rest to be blended together.
I used a cheap version of a magic bullet to make the dressing and it worked great.

Happy Helathy !
Elisa

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Example of a recipe from the Whole Foods Binder System

Example of a recipe from the Whole Foods Binder System

I wanted to show you what the recipes look like in the Whole Foods Binder System. I have continued to use the Binder and teach out of it since I developed it 2 years ago to keep track of my healthy recipes and stay organized.

In the Whole Foods Binder System each recipe has a tip at the top just for fun:) Each recipe also has a color dot in the upper right hand corner signifying if the recipe is starchy, neutral or protein based for optimal food combining. The binder has an information section that explains food combination and how the colors work.

The recipes in the binder cover Breakfasts(Smoothies and Juices), Lunches, Main Meals, Vegetable Side Dishes, Desserts, and others(almond milk, sprouting beans).

I am continuing to write and try out new recipes that I will make available to add to the Binder. I am excited to have this to offer because it helps me so much! and is a good resource when you are trying to learn more about nutrient dense foods.

Thought I’d share. 🙂

Happy Heathy,
Elisa

Italian Salad with Avocado Cashew dressing

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This delicious salad was our lunch on Sunday but it fits right in on St. Patrick’s day with its green dressing:)
We used peppers,olives,cucumbers,tomatoes and green onions in the salad and the dressing was made with cashews, avocado,lime,honey,salt,parsley,water and nutritional yeast.

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Modified Classic Salad

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Mmmm. Yummm. These were the veggies I had in my salad today: halved grape tomatoes, zuchinni and yellow bell peppers. It is a modified version of the Classic Salad in my Whole Foods Binder System (I didn’t add the corn or chives). Also in the salad was romaine and a homemade version of ranch dressing. I won’t post the recipe for the ranch because it truly did NOT turn out very well… It might have been better if I had not accidentally added vanilla flavored almond milk instead of plain…! I’ll keep working on that recipe. 🙂

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A few salads we have been enjoying and a request for comments

 This is a Nicoise salad. It is not a proper food combination because it has tuna which is a meat, and potatoes which are a starch, in the same meal. Next time I will choose either the tuna or the potatoes to properly combine with whatever else we are having that meal.
I haven’t like green beans for a long time but this salad has renewed my interest in them. It was very good.

This is a quinoa salad we had for lunch today. The boys and my husband also had a chicken sandwich. I know chicken and bread are not a good food combination for proper digestion, but they like it and that is all that matters to them.

I have been wondering if people would want to sign up for a subscription to recipes I use and weekly tips for living a whole foods lifestyle. I could add them to the binder system by specifying which foods to combine them with, and label them for ease of use with the shopping system that goes with it. Let me know if this interests you by posting a comment below. Thanks!