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

Thai Chicken Curry

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
Pinch turmeric
1 14-ounce can Thai Kitchen unsweetened coconut … Read more

Thai Tuna Salad

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

Tandoori Chicken

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.

Tandoori Chicken
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

All About Alternative Grains

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!

AMARANTH (Gluten-free)

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

PORRIDGE—Ratio 3:1
Rinse in a sieve and … Read more