Papa Liu’s Tomato/Egg Soup

INGREDIENTS:
– Avocado oil
– Green onions (chopped)
– Garlic (slicked)
– (2) tomatoes (chopped, de-skinned, and de-seeded)
– Water for soup
– (3) eggs
– Wood ear fungus (hydrated)
– Rice vermicelli noodles
– Dried tofu skin (hydrated)
– Enoki mushrooms
– Cornstarch or flour
– Mushroom powder (or salt)
– Cilantro

DIRECTIONS:
– Heat avocado oil in wok to high temp
– Sear green onions & garlic
– Stir in chopped tomatoes
– Add water to make soup
– Slowly drop in eggs
– Add wood ear fungus, rice noodles, tofu skin, and enoki mushrooms
– Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes
– Stir some flour (or cornstarch) to thicken
– Add mushroom powder and/or salt and season to taste
– Take wok off burner, and pour into large serving bowl
– Sprinkle with chopped cilantro

Recipe: Papa Liu’s fried rice

INGREDIENTS:
– Avocado oil
– Green onions (chopped)
– One Egg
– Carrots (chopped)
– Cooked rice
– Mushroom powder
– Salt

DIRECTIONS:
– 
Heat oil on high setting in skillet
– Add green onions, and cook until dark
– Crack and stir in an egg
– Add carrots and rice, and stir fry
– While stir frying: add some salt (5 turns on grinder), some oil, and some mushroom powder

Recipe: Tuna Salad

Makes 3 sandwiches

INGREDIENTS:
1 (5 oz) cans of solid white albacore tuna (i.e. Wild Planet Wild Albacore Tuna, from Whole Foods)
1 slice of onion, finely chopped
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons vinegar (e.g. Vinegar of Banyuls)
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 celery rib, finely chopped

DIRECTIONS:
1. Microwave onion and oil in a small (pyrex) bowl until onion begins to soften (about 1 minutes).
2. Drain tuna, transfer to medium bowl, and mash with fork until finely flaked.
3. Add onion mixture, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper to tuna. Stir to combine. Let sit 10 minutes.
4. Stir mayonnaise and celery into tuna mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Optionally, add 1/2 sweet pickle relish to tuna, with onion mixture. Stir a chopped hard boiled eggs into salad with mayonnaise.

Health: Dr. Gundry’s “Yes” foods

YES Foods List

Flours: coconut, almond, hazelnut, sesame, chestnut, cassava (tapioca), green, banana, sweet potato, tiger nut, grape seed, arrowroot

“Foodles” (Gundry name for acceptable noodles), Cappelo’s fettuccine and other pastas, Slim Pasta, shirataki noodles, kelp noodles, Miracle noodles and kanten pasta, Korean sweet potato noodles

Dairy Products: (1 oz. cheese or 4 oz. yogurt / day), Real parmesan (parmigiano-reggiano), French/Italian butter, buffalo butter (at Trader Joe’s), Ghee, goat yogurt (plain), goat milk as creamer, goat cheese, butter, goat and sheep kefir, sheep cheese and yogurt (plain), coconut yogurt, French/Italian cheese, Switzerland cheese, buffalo mozzarella (Italy), whey protein powder, Casein A-2 milk (as creamer only),
organic heavy cream, organic sour cream, organic cream cheese.

Ice Cream: coconut milk dairy-free frozen dessert (the So Delicious blue label which only contains 1 gram of sugar per oz.).

Wine: (6 oz. per day) red
Spirits (1 oz per day)

Fish: (any wild caught – 4oz. per day): whitefish, freshwater bass, Alaskan halibut, canned tuna, Alaskan salmon, Hawaiian fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, scallops, calamari/squid, clams, oysters, mussels, sardines,
anchovies

Fruits: (limit all but avocado) avocados, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries, crispy pears (anjou, bosc, comicel),
pomegranates, kiwis, apples, citrus (no juices), nectarines, peaches, plums, apricots, figs, dates

Vegetables: Calciferous Vegetables, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Napa Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Arugula, Watercress, Collards, Kohlrabi, Kale, Green and red cabbage, Radicchio, Raw Sauerkraut, Kimchi

Other Vegetables: Nopales Cactus, Celery, Onions, Leeks, chives, scallions, chicory, carrots (raw), carrot greens, artichokes, beets (raw), radishes, Daikon radish, Jerusalem artichokes/sunchokes, hearts of palm, cilantro, okra, asparagus, garlic, mushrooms

Nuts and Seeds (1/2 cup per day): Macadamia nuts, Walnuts, Pistachios, Pecans, Coconut (not coconut water), Coconut milk (unsweetened dairy substitute), Coconut milk/cream (unsweetened, full-fat), Hazelnuts, Chestnuts, Brazil nuts (in limited amounts), Pine nuts (in limited amounts), Flaxseeds, hemp seeds, Hemp protein powder, Psyllium

Olives: All

Dark Chocolate: 72% or greater ( 1 oz per day )

Vinegars: All (without added sugars)

Herbs and Seasonings: All except chili pepper flakes

Miso

Energy Bars: Quest Bars, B-Up Bars, Human Food bar, Adapt Bar

Sweeteners: Stevia (sweetleaf is favorite), Just Like Sugar (made from chicory root – inulin), Inulin, Yacon, Monk Fruit, Luo Han Guo (the Nutresse brand is good), erythritol (Swerve is great as it contains oligosaccharides), Xylitol

Resistant Starches: Tortillas (Siete brand- only those made with cassava and coconut flour or almond flour), Bread and Bagels made by Barely Bread, Julian Bakery Paleo Wraps (made with coconut flour) and Paleo coconut flakes cereal (in moderation), Green plantains, Green bananas, Baobab fruit, Cassava (tapioca), Green Bananas, Sweet Potatoes or Yams, Rutabaga, Parsnips, Yuca, celery root (celeriac), Glucomannan (konjac root), Persimmon, Jicama, Taro root, Turnips, Tiger nuts, Green Mango, Millet, Sorghum, Green papaya

Leafy Greens: Romaine, Red and Green leaf lettuce, Mesclun (baby greens), Spinach, endive, Dandelion Greens, Butter Lettuce, Fennel, Escarole, Mustard Greens, Mizuna, parsley, Basil, Mint, Purslane, parilla, Algae, Seaweed, Sea Vegetables

Pastured Poultry (Not free-range – 4 oz. per day): Chicken, Turkey, Ostrich, pastured or omega-3 eggs (up to 4 daily), Duck, Goose, pheasant, Grouse, dove, Quail

Meat: (grass fed and grass finished – 4oz per day): bison, wild game, venison, Boar, elk, Beef, Pork (humanely raised), Lamb, Prosciuto

Plant-based “Meats”: Quorn, Hemp tofu, Hilary’s Root Veggie burger (hilaryseatwell.com), Tempeh (grain-free only)

Health: Dr. Gundry – “No” foods

Gundry’s “NO” FOODS

Refined, Starchy Foods: Pasta, Rice, Potatoes, Potato Chips, Milk, Bread, Tortillas, Pastry, Flour, Crackers, Cookies, Cereal, Sugar, Agave

Sweeteners: Sweet One or Sunett (Acesulfame K), Splenda (Sucralose), Nutrasweet (Aspartame), Diet Drinks, Maltodextrin

Vegetables: Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Green Beans, Chickpeas (including as hummus), Soy, Tofu, Edamame, Soy Protein, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Pea Protein

All beans, including sprouts, Legumes, all Lentils*
* Vegans and Vegetarians can have these legumes in Phase 2, but only if prepared in a pressure cooker

Nuts and Seeds: Pumpkin, Sunflower, Chia, Peanuts, Cashews – mycotoxins.

Fruits: Cucumbers, Zucchini, Pumpkins, Squashes (any kind), Melons (any kind)

Nightshades: Potatoes, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Chili Peppers
Goji Berries

Non-Southern European Cow’s Milk Products:
(These contain casein A-1) Yogurt including Greek yogurt, Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Cheese, Ricotta, Cottage Cheese

Grains, KefirGrains, Sprouted Grains, Pseudo-Grains, and Grasses:
Wheat (pressure cooking does not help with wheat), Einkorn wheat, Kamut, Oats & Oatmeal (cannot pressure cook), Quinoa, Rye (cannot pressure cook), Bulgur, White Rice, Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Barley (cannot pressure cook), Buckwheat, Kashi, Spelt, Corn, Corn products, Cornstarch, Corn syrup, popcorn, Wheatgrass, Barley grass

Oils: Soy, Grape Seed, Corn, Peanut, Cottonseed, Safflower, Sunflower,
“Partially Hydrogenated” Vegetable, Canola

Recipe: Asian Sauteed Green Beans & Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS:
3-4 fresh shiitake mushrooms
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon mirin cooking wine
1/2 lbs green beans
1 tablespoon garlic fermented black bean sauce
Avocado cooking oil

DIRECTIONS:
1. De-stem and wash greens beans.
2. Steam green beans for 6-8 minutes.
3. Thinly slice and sprinkle mushrooms with soy sauce and mirin. Marinate for few minutes. Saute mushrooms for a few minutes, and transfer to bowl.
4. Transfer green beans to pan, and stir fry with black bean sauce, some water (or chicken broth), and mushrooms for a few minutes.
5. Serve.

Recipe: Instant Pot Three Cup Chicken

INGREDIENTS:
8 chicken drumsticks (1.8 lbs), chopped (or whole)
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup rice cooking wine or Shaoxing rice wine
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1 Tablespoon rock sugar (raw cane sugar) 黃冰糖
1 oz ginger, peeled & thinly sliced
14 garlic cloves, peeled & crushed
3 dried Chinese red chili
1/2 Tablespoons dark soy sauce
10 – 16 fresh Thai basil leaves (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Peel and thinly slice the ginger. Peel and crush the garlic cloves.
2. Chop the drumsticks in pieces
3. Set Instant Pot to saute, and saute the ginger and garlic in 1/4 cup of sesame oil for 30 seconds (until fragrant).
4. Add in the chicken, 3 dried Chinese red chili, and 1 tablespoon rock sugar. Saute for 3 minutes.
5. Pour in 1/4 cup of rice cooking wine, and let boil for a minute to evaporate some of the alcohol.
6. Add 1/4 cup of light soy sauce.
7. Close the lid and pressure cook on high for 6 minutes + 10 minutes natural release. If using whole drumsticks, high pressure for 8 minutes + 10 minute NPR.
8. Remove lid, and place chicken pieces in large serving bowl.
9. Press saute button, and bring sauce back to boil. Add about 1/2 tablespoon dark sauce to give color, and sweeten.
10. Taste the sauce, and adjust with more light soy sauce if needed.
11. Stir in 10-16 fresh Thai basil leaves.
12. Pour the sauce into the bowl with chicken. Mix well.
13. Serve immediately with rice.

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Recipe: Reverse Sear Steak

INGREDIENTS

1. One thick steak (e.g., bone in ribeye). At least 1″ thick. The thicker, the better. Otherwise, just pan sear it.
2. Salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 250°
2. Place well-seasoned steaks on a rack over a baking tray (with foil).
3. Put in oven and cook til an internal temp of 125°-135°. Usually takes around 40-60 minutes.
4. Remove when at temp and rest for 10-15 minutes under foil
5. Preheat a skillet (e.g. cast iron) to hot temperatures
6. Sear steaks about one minute each side
7. Serve immediately

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Recipe: Crispy Pan-Seared Salmon Fillet (or steelhead)

INGREDIENTS
4 skin-on salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable, canola, or light olive oil

DIRECTIONS
1. Press salmon fillets between paper towels to dry surfaces thoroughly. Season on all sides with salt and pepper.

2. In a large stainless, cast iron, or carbon steel skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Reduce heat to medium-low, then add a salmon fillet, skin side down. Press firmly in place for 10 seconds, using the back of a flexible fish spatula, to prevent the skin from buckling. Add remaining fillets one at a time, pressing each with spatula for 10 seconds, until all fillets are in the pan.

3. Cook, pressing gently on back of fillets occasionally to ensure good contact with skin, until skin releases easily from pan, about 4 minutes. If skin shows resistance when you attempt to lift a corner with spatula, allow it to continue to cook until it lifts easily. Continue to cook until salmon registers 110°F in the very center for rare, 120°F for medium-rare, or 130°F for medium, 5 to 7 minutes total.

4. Using spatula and a fork, flip salmon fillets and cook on second side for 15 seconds, then transfer to a paper towel–lined plate to drain. Serve immediately.

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Recipe: Instant Pot Pork Belly

Ingredients:
2 lbs pork belly
3 green onions
1 inch of ginger
1/2 cup water

Kakuni Seasoning liquid:
¼ cup sake
½ cup water
½ cup mirin
½ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Optional:  Red Cooked Pork Seasoning liquid
3 tablespoons rock sugar
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 whole star anise
2 tablespoons Chinese dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese light soy sauce
¼ cup Shaoxing rice wine
1 cup water

Directions:

Slice the pork belly.  Slice the green part of the green onions in half.  Slice the ginger into thin slices.  Place ingredients in Instant Pot, and cover with water.  Cook under pressure for 35 minutes.

Release pressure, and discard water, green onions, and ginger.  Rinse the pork belly under warm water. Clean out Instant Pot, and return pork belly.

Pour seasoning liquid over the pork, and put Instant Pot in “saute” mode. Simmer to evaporate the alcohol. When alcohol smell is gone, turn Instant Pot off. After the pot has cooled a bit; cover, lock, and seal the lid.  Cook under high pressure for final 10 minutes. Release pressure, and serve (e.g. over rice).