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
This is one of the easiest curries I make. It’s basically a one pot “chop, dump together, simmer” affair. Note: This is very stew-like. Add rice, chapatis, or curried cauliflower-rice to soak up the liquid.
Curried Chicken and Vegetables
Serves 4 // 246 calories, 11 net carbs
1 tablespoon unrefined cold-pressed avocado oil
1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped… Read more
This recipe also works well with tofu or fish like halibut or salmon.
Thai Chicken Curry
Makes 4 servings // 337 calories, 7 net grams carbs
1 tablespoon cold-pressed unrefined avocado oil
3/4 cup onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup green onions, sliced on the diagonal
2 teaspoons Thai green curry paste
1 14-ounce can Thai Kitchen unsweetened coconut … Read more
Hot weather calls for cool flavors, and this Thai Tuna Salad in lettuce leaves delivers!
Thai Tuna Salad
2 servings // 260 calories, 6 net carbs
1 six-ounce can wild-caught tuna, packed in water
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon fresh basil, minced
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, minced
2 tablespoons cold-pressed unrefined avocado oil
(or 1/4 cup … Read more
I found this old recipe that I’d made years ago and can’t believe it hadn’t made it to my food blog—baked tandoori-style chicken is low carb, aromatic, and a great alternative to summer’s barbecue flavors.
10 servings of 4 ounces each // 172 calories, 3 grams net carbs
2 ½ pounds chicken pieces drums and/or breast
½ teaspoon … Read more
I’m on a small mission to try alternative grains. I mean, enough already with the white rice, corn, and rolled oats. I want VARIETY!
Flavor: Slightly sweet, malty, nutty
Texture: Porridge-like, or airy-crunchy if popped
Uses: Breakfast cereal, popped, soup/stew addition
Nutrition: Complete protein; high in fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, squalene
Rinse in a sieve and … Read more