Currently Crushing On: Cauliflower

Cauliflower is versatile vegetable that is widely used in low carb cooking.  Raw, roasted steamed or pureed have been the norm until some smart person “riced” it.

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Currently Crushing On: Hemp Hearts

I recently discovered Manatobia brand Hemp Hearts on a Costco shopping trip.  I noticed that they were next to the chia seeds so I wondered if they were cousins.  I did pause when I read the back of the package touting it’s polyunsaturated omega 6 and omega 3 content. I purchased them anyway based on the nutrition facts and researched once I got home.

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My Take On Food Labels

I spend a lot of time reading food labels.  I read them in order to make informed choices.  I do not seek to achieve some imagined level of dietary perfection.  I use the information on food labels as just that, information, rather than as a flat directive of good versus bad.  While foods without labels are ideal, such as meat, eggs and fresh vegetables, I do consume processed foods.  When it comes to processed foods, I begin with asking myself the question “Does this appear to be something I might eat”.

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Thrive Market

I have done the math.  Unless you have an irreversible addiction to Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, I suggest checking out Thrive Market.  If you maximize the $20 discount on your first 3 orders you have recouped the membership fee, plus the first 30 days is a free trial.  Having only a moderate addiction to Amazon Prime (smile) I broke out a spreadsheet and did a comparison on a number of items

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So (Keto) Fresh Ideas – Part 1

I discovered a fantastic restaurant in my town named So Fresh. They offer simple, tasty combinations of fresh vegetables and protein prepared fast.  They offer salads, bowls (served warm), wraps, and build-your-own.  I spent some time reviewing their menu and ketofied their offerings.  This post is intended to inspire you to make a visit, inspire your requests at restaurant near you, or inspire you to create at home. Continue reading

Recipe: Basic Cauliflower Fried Rice

I have been inspired by the recent availability of frozen riced cauliflower in the regular grocery store.  When I first became aware of the product, it was spotted at Trader Joe’s.  Every time I looked for it they were out.  Not that making chopped cauliflower rice from a fresh head of cauliflower is hard to do using a food processor  but I just wanted to try the ready made.  Continue reading