Lately, the keto diet seems to be in a lot of discussions.
For some it’s a way of life, for others it’s a miracle solution for loosing weight.
Ketosis is when your body relies on fat for energy; opposed to sugar. And when the digestive tube is empty, the body will then use its own fat (ketone) if sugar (glucose) is not available. Therefore, making it a way to loose weight.
Sounds like starvation to you? Maybe.
How to Open a Coconut
Fresh coconut is absolutely delicious! Some are intimidated by the work involved in opening one. That is why I created this short video showing you how to open a coconut.
We decided to use a corkscrew opener and a big knife in the video. But you could also use a screwdriver and a hammer if you have one.
Another way of doing it is by changing the temperature of the coconut by putting in the oven for 10 minutes at 375ºF. In the same train of thought, putting it in the freezer for 10 minutes will loosen the meat from the shell.
Zucchini Pasta or Zoodles
If you are looking for an alternative to wheat or gluten free pasta, look no more; zucchini pasta are fantabulous!
At home, to avoid wheat or even corn (OGM corn), we have tried different kinds of quinoa and rice noodles.
They tend to get boring very quickly, being too mushy and hard to cook al dente.
Of course, the spaghetti squash is always an option but we felt we need something new.
Zucchini pasta, or zoodles – a short version of zucchini noodles – are a pretty cool choice as they can be eaten raw or slightly heated.
The trick is, you have to keep them crisp.
Why Energy Balls Are So Great
Picture this…it’s Thursday, got up at 6h30 am, had a nice breakfast (proteins-vegetables-healthy fats) and now, well, hunger is starting to kick in.
What can I eat? It’s too early to have lunch.
How To Make Banana Bread – Grain & Dairy free
There is a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for a while. It’s showing how to make banana bread that doesn’t use much flour but a lot of bananas.
So I decided to test it with the addition of pecans. I also used extra virgin organic coconut oil instead of clarified butter.
There is something that we can’t get enough of; we eat them every day. Salads.
You can imagine that salad dressing is something I always in the fridge. There is one salad dressing I make and it only has 4 ingredients.
I had the privilege to see a good friend come over my place with a whole bag of fresh scallops.
She cooked them for us and it was awesome!
Scallops in a Creamy Sauce with Sambuca
My friend has great taste, she didn’t bring any type of scallops….nothing less that Magdalen Islands scallops! (huge smile on my face)
Her original recipe was using cream. We decided to turn it into a paleo version, therefore, without any dairy.
This quote reinforces why I first got interested in straw bale gardening.
It is from Dr. Patrick Quillin about his fruit garden. “Welcome to my pharmacy!….If you are going to spend time on it, if you’re going to water it, make it something you eat’’.
I heard him say that on the Truth About Cancer series, while he was showing his very own fruit garden, down in sunny California.
Of course, California has a real water challenge. But his words did make quite an impact on me.
How should one eat organic produce and not pay too much for it? Simply by making an organic vegetable garden!
Which we did. Mike and I.
Sometimes you just want to jazz up your salad.
Make it different.
But still want something healthy and full of flavors.
Here is a fresh version of my creamy avocado vinaigrette with pumpkin seeds.
A delicious but nutritious version, full of omega-3, zinc and magnesium, you will simply love it!
Are you eating enough foods rich in potassium?
Potassium is an essential dietary mineral and electrolyte that allows muscle contraction, including your own heartbeat.
It’s the chemical element symbol represented by the letter K.
Along with sodium, it controls fluids and pH balance of your body.
Therefore essential and, unfortunately, often lacking in the modern diet.
Here are the health benefits potassium can bring you :
Do you love to see the first spring flowers? I get excited every year when I see the first splash of color appear on the ground.
I put together a few pictures of colorful and beautiful ones I have around the house.
Just for the fun of it…nothing to do with food. All for the love of nature!
But could we possibly enjoy eating when made of organic, non-GMO popping corn?
I mean, as an occasional treat, while watching a movie at home?
If you’re anything like us, you surely appreciate watching movies at home while snacking … just a little.
So, let’s take a look at some of the arguments related to its nutritional value.
But is it healthy?
Reality is that chocolate in its raw form is healthy.
Raw chocolate means that it has not been processed, heated or mixed with other ingredients.
Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Raw Cacao
I like going to food shows!
You get to meet like-minded people who want to improve their diet and health.
You also get to meet good cooks and awesome entrepreneurs that want to offer better products year after year.
Mike and I went to the “Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert” this past weekend (really wondering how come they still don’t have an english translation for the name).
Here are the products and businesses we discovered and that we will be testing in the upcoming weeks.
During a series of culinary demos organized by a nutritionist named Carole Lamirande, I was invited to cook gluten free muffins in front of a group of people.
I find it absolutely inspiring to meet people that are interested in improving the way they feed themselves. People that want to know more, educate themselves and think differently.
Zazou is different than other cats.
When a slice of bread (full of gluten) with a big hole is put above his head, no reaction whatsoever!
Any other cat would have run away.
See the interrogative look on his face.