Cauliflower Rice Calculations

People eating a low carb diet generally end up making a lot of faux potato dishes using cauliflower. I keep a couple of large bags of pre-riced bags of cauliflower in the freezer, which cuts down on prep time.

1 medium head of cauliflower = 1 pound
1 pound of cauliflower = 4 cups riced cauliflower
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Classic Dishes You Should Master

Here’s my personal list of classic dishes—popular in the U.S.—that I think you  need to know how to cook. With time, it’s fairly easy to tweak traditional recipes to your tastes and dietary needs.

BREAKFAST 

Blueberry Muffins
Buttermilk Pancakes
Crispy Waffles
Eggs Benedict
French Toast
Soft-Scrambled Eggs & Oven-Baked Bacon

QUICK BREADS

Buttermilk Biscuits Two Ways
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Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthier Substitutions

Here are some ideas to reduce calories and fat in recipes. I’ve also added healthy substitutions for general food categories, as well as restaurant food substitutions.

But remember—if you try to avoid fat by opting for highly processed foods that are labeled as low-fat or fat-free, you will likely find that the sugar content increases. This can cause inflammation, weight … Read more

Brain Food

I recently read Brain Food, the Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power, by Lisa Mosconi, PhD. Here are my notes. If you want to know the ‘why’ for any of these items, I highly recommend reading the book. In it, Dr. Mosconi lays out the scientific basis for each of these items.

Excerpt: “A new diet known as Read more