Recipe: 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

Courtesy: Papa Liu

Recipes: Papa Liu’s Green bean/pork over noodles

INGREDIENTS:
– Avocado oil
– Green onions (chopped)
– Garlic (chopped)
– 1/2 lb ground pork (for 4 people)
– Wood ear fungus
– Green beans (sliced)
– Salt
– Light soy sauce
– 13 spice seasoning
– Cornstarch
– Handmade noodles (or rice vermicelli noodles)

DIRECTIONS:
– Heat avocado oil to high temp
– Stir in green onions & garlic
– Stir in ground pork, add water to prevent sticking
– Stir in green beans & wood ear fungus
– Sprinkle in salt
– Sprinkle in light soy sauce
– Sprinkle in 13 spice seasoning
– Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes
– Stir some flour (or cornstarch) into 1/2 cup water, and add to thicken
– Take wok off burner
– Boil water, and add handmade noodles. Cook 4-5 minutes.

Serve stir fry green bean/pork over noodles (or rice)

 

 

 

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

Food: Asian Grocery Markets

99 Ranch Market – Beaverton
https://photos.app.goo.gl/T6v3gzZj0t4WRxDC3

Boo Han – SE 82nd
https://goo.gl/photos/UpMBMtwD1p13HWsy5

Chang Fa – SE Division & 83rd
https://goo.gl/photos/fGhPHnr6WQNbZumdA 

Fubonn – SE 82nd
https://goo.gl/photos/Qg4bypx9rAnMbMti9

H Mart – Tigard
https://goo.gl/photos/AZ7nZ8bXM4uMN2iH6

Hong Phat – SE 82nd & Burnside
https://goo.gl/photos/NRZePeqYTxQrW7Dn6

LK Foods – SE 82nd Ave:
https://goo.gl/photos/3C5wNxAJ9fJed8zs8 

Trader Joe’s:
https://goo.gl/photos/pPAkxgL5pXVqjqNS6

Recipe: Pesto Cheese Ball

For a party…

Costco:
Goat cheese soft 2 pack, Kirkland Pesto

PESTO CHEESE BALL

Mix one package of the goat cheese with approx. 4-5 TBl of Kirkland Pesto. You may need a little more or less, add a little at a time to get the flavor you want.
Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap for an hour and refrigerate. You can top with extra pesto to serve or not.

This got RAVE reviews tonight. Served with my almond cracker recipe in Files.

Recipe: Cold Brew Tea

My favorite way — we’ll call it the best way — to make iced tea is a cold-brew method. It’s the easiest way to make tea in the world. You don’t even need to know how to boil water.

All you do is throw some tea leaves in a pitcher or jar at bedtime, fill it full of tap water, and throw it in the fridge. Use about 2 tablespoons of tea per half gallon of water. Put the leaves in a strainer or a filter bag. In the morning, voila, you have a whole pitcher full of iced tea.

You never even heat the water. It extracts the flavor over the course of the evening while you’re sleeping, and in the morning you have beautiful iced tea.

An ice-brewed tea will be a little bit softer. It will be a little bit gentler. It comes out so beautifully smooth. It has no edge to it whatsoever.

You can get more of an edge if you like an edge. If you like astringency, brew hot tea. If you like a really strong tea with a little bit of a bite, I would choose a ceylon tea or an Indian tea. Do it with a hot brew method; then cool it down afterward.

But I’ll tell you, the cold brew is what got my wife off of Diet Pepsi every morning as she left for work. She’d just make a pitcher of iced tea at night.

This method works for all teas. Green teas are tough to brew for iced tea with hot water because it’s so easy to turn green teas bitter with water that’s too hot. That’s why they’re perfect for the cold-brew method.

It will keep easily 3 to 4 days.

How to: Add music from CD

  1. Insert CD in PC
  2. Open Windows Media Player
  3. Set to rip CD in Music folder, using MP3 format, at 256K or 320K
  4. Open Google Play Music (using Windows app, or from browser). Upload album from Windows Music folder.
  5. Open Amazon Music Player (from browser). Upload album from Music folder.

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