I want to talk a minute about the food we eat and nutrition. There are so many “diets” out there. You hear eggs are good for you. No, eggs are not good for you. Gluten free is the way to go. Grains are healthy. Meat is unhealthy. Butter is good. Butter is not good for you. We can go on and on with the things we hear and the contradictions we hear.
This is how I feel about nutrition and the food you eat. First, is it natural or man made? Anything natural is good for you as long as it has not been altered or processed. Basically, is it in it’s whole form.
I have fibromyalgia and arthritis. I have been able to put it in remission for over 6 years. You can read about how I started on this path here.
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Breakfast on the weekend is the best! That is when we have time to cook something. A lot of times we have sopapillas. I love sopapillas! They are so easy and so good.
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When I was pregnant with our first child the smell of food made me sick. Many of you can probably relate with that. So needless to say my sweet hubby cooked a lot. One of the meals he made that we enjoyed was potatoes and hamburger. Sometimes we will make it with sausage but we are very selective on the sausage. Look at the ingredients. I can’t stress that enough. The ingredients are more important than anything else on the label. Always look at the ingredients to make sure it doesn’t have anything you don’t recognize in it.
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Sometimes when I make bread for my family I also make “Navajo Tacos”. We love the “tortillas” with taco toppings as well as using it as pita bread to dip in hummus.
Navajo tacos are also known as fry bread. It is usually cooked in oil or shortening. For this recipe I roll the dough out on the counter using oil. The oil on the bread dough when cooked will give you a little bit of the fried taste.
When making the bread recipe take out some of the dough and set it aside. Or you can make it without making the bread. I have broke down the recipe to make just the Navajo tacos.
When you are ready to cook the tortillas oil your counter with olive oil. Also oil your hands and rolling pin.
You want to use olive oil and not coconut oil. I LOVE coconut oil but it is not good for nonstick.
Heat frying pan to medium low heat. Cook each side until golden brown. You don’t need to oil the pan because the dough already has oil on it from rolling it out.
Add your favorite toppings. Some suggests are beans (black, pinto, refried, etc.), ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, olives. Enjoy!
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 Tblsp. yeast
1 1/2 Tblsp. extra virgin coconut oil or olive oil
3 Tblsp.raw honey
2 cups whole wheat flour, approximately
1/4 Tblsp. sea salt
If you are using a Bosch mixer or Kitchen-Aid place water and yeast in bowl. Mix for 2 seconds.
Add oil and honey. Mix for 10 seconds.
Add flour half a cup at a time. Add salt after you have some flour in the bowl. Mix as you are adding the flour. When the dough starts to pull from sides of bowl knead for 10 minutes.
If you are not using a Bosch mixer or Kitchen-Aid Then once the dough is mixed you will knead by hand.
Form dough into balls and roll out on oiled surface. Cook in frying pan on medium low heat until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite taco toppings.
This is a quick and easy dinner! Salmon is so good for you! Any fish is good for you. In fact you can use any fish you want when making this dish.
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A delicious desert that is good for you.
Being on a whole foods diet, with no refined sugar, we are often asked “What do you eat for dessert?” We have a lot of things we eat for dessert. One dessert thing I am glad we don’t have to go without. Chocolate!
This is one of our favorite desserts. I love chocolate and peanut butter together. It is so yummy! The oats in the peanut butter mixture add some substance to it. It is a satisfying dessert. A small piece will go a long way.
A lot of times when you are making chocolate without sugar it tastes bitter. This does not taste bitter. You will have to let me know what you think.
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I had not eaten kettle corn in years until just a few weeks ago. My sweet hubby was making popcorn and my mother in law asked him if he has ever added honey to it. He decided he was going to try it.
He did not give up until he succeeded. After several batches of trial and perfecting he now has it down. I asked him to make it last night so I could share it with you today. 🙂
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