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Paleo Stuffed Mushrooms March 11, 2013

Filed under: Miscellaneous,Recipes — relaxattranquility @ 10:13 am
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Paleo Stuffed Mushrooms
Ok now these look amazing. And I do love mushrooms. Many of our clients and patients have been asking why we keep posting paleo recipes…. and here is the answer in a nutshell…. refined carbs (such as the breadcrumbs you would normally put in stuffed mushrooms as a binder) break down quickly in the body as sugar.  Excessive amounts of sugar is bad.  Converting some of your favorite recipes into Paleo is a great way to naturally lower sugar intake.  This recipe comes to us from Loreta, Tranquility owner and manager.  She eats mostly paleo and drinks a green smoothie almost everyday…. and she’s beautiful! Enjoy!
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb bacon, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chives
  • 1 package white button or baby bella mushrooms (rinse and separate tops from stems, but do not discard either)
  • 1 lb. ground beef or sausage
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • approx. 1/4 cup almond meal
Directions:
  1. Cook bacon in medium skillet. While bacon is cooking, place celery, onion, basil. chives, and mushrooms stems in food processor and chop.
  2. Add food processor mixture to skillet with the bacon and cook until the bacon becomes crispy. Remove from heat and drain everything from the bacon grease. Put everything in a large mixing bowl along with the oregano, cayenne pepper, paprika, sea salt, and garlic.
  3. Cook up ground beef (or sausage) until no longer pink. Add to bowl with the other ingredients. Add almond meal until the texture is right.
  4. Stuff mushrooms with the meat mixture.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes
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Strawberry-banana-cream February 26, 2013

Filed under: Miscellaneous,Recipes — relaxattranquility @ 11:51 am
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So topic of discussion at morning huddle was…. what is healthy? Is it paleo? Gluten-free? Sugar free? Butter free? Well my friends that is a complicated answer that I am on the eternal mission to answer. Right now I’m reading a book called “Why do we get Fat?” It was recommended to me by Sally, Tranquility’s Psycotherapist and so much more.  I’m not done with the book yet, but so far I can tell you that SUGAR IS BAD, PROCESSED AND REFINED FOODS ARE BAD, FLOUR IS BAD. Again not done with the book yet, but really this makes sense. So with that being said, this recipe seems like a keeper. It was submitted by Tanja, Tranquility’s newest Esthetician. I had a facial from her two weeks ago… SHE IS GOOD!!!
STRAWBERRY-BANANA-CREAM
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– 8-10 strawberries
– 2 oz.plain or vanilla Greek yoghurt
– 1/2 banana
– 1 tbsp sliced almonds
– 1/2-1 tsp honey (optional)

1. Hollow out the strawberries
2. Mash the banana in a bowl and add the yoghurt
3. Add mixture to inside strawberries and top with almonds
  • Enjoy!
 

Detox with Mung Beans October 30, 2012

Filed under: Acupuncture,Healing,Miscellaneous,Recipes — relaxattranquility @ 12:20 pm
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Chinese medicine in general is a great detoxifying tool. Acupuncture and Chinese herbals can be very cleansing and purging while at the same time being balancing and gentle. There are many points that clear toxins and heat. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective heat and toxins cause a lot of illness; with a world loaded with toxins at every turn. It can be necessary to have a periodic preventative cleanse before the build up of toxins cause disease. Chinese herbals can also help reduce the toxic load. I have included a fun and cleansing mung bean soup recipe. Mung Beans are a great Chinese herb also called lou dou. It is used literally to reduce injury from poisoning. Along with being cleansing to the liver and kidneys it also facilitates weight loss. Mung beans can be found in most grocery stores or in health food stores. They are virtually fat free and a great source of fiber. They are also guilt free because, they really fill you up without packing on the calories. Mung beans are a good source of calcium, potassium and some B vitamins. Mung beans are not for people with very weak digestion.

Here is a great and tasty mung beandetox recipe:

1 cup dried whole mung beans  4-6 cups chicken broth or water   3 cloves garlic chopped  1 small onion sliced  1 tablespoon fresh ginger chopped   1 cup tomatoes chopped  1 pork chop, cut into small cubes  Small amount of olive oil

Wash the mung beans, put in a pan and cover with water or broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer on medium-low flame until tender.2. In a non-stick pan, heat the oil and brown pork chop and onion for a couple of minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another 1-2 minutes, before adding the chopped tomato. Cook over low heat of a couple of minutes.3. Add the cooked beans and enough water to give a soup consistency. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Good eating and good health

 

 
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