Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oodles Of Noodles: Modification Foods

Maybe you are interested in adapting a new healthier lifestyle, or you're bored and want to get creative in the kitchen. Or maybe you're like me and have a chronic illness that requires you to have a limited diet.  Here are some of my modifications, the foods that make me feel like a normal person.  All the replacement foods here will be gluten free, grain free, dairy free, nut free, sorghum free and all my other allergens free :)  I've also listed some of my favorite places to get recipe ideas!

Replace grains and pasta with:

Spaghetti Squash
Really easy and not too bad.

Zucchini noodles

I allow myself rice about 2x a month, when I do, I eat this, it's so delicious.

Replace bread & pizza with this:
(I am allergic to sorghum which is in most gluten free items, so I cannot use typical gluten free bread things)

This is sometimes too starchy for me. I eat it in moderation.
Expensive, but saves my starving stomach.
I make turkey sandwich, tacos, anything can  get
wrapped up in this goodness.

Always use more cauliflower than the recipe calls for.

Try different baking flours, make your own bread.   I've used tapioca flour for rolls and coconut flour for bread, the ideas are endless.  Nut flours are great to bake with, but I don't do nuts right now.

Yucca (cassava) flour:
Coconut flour:  I make a bread from sweet potatoes, baking soda, vanilla, eggs, coconut oil & Coconut flour, that's it, it's amazing.
Plantain flour:

Instead of soy sauce:

Coconut Aminos

Don't use sugar use maple syrup or honey!

Dairy Substitutes:
This is my favorite brand of coconut milk without guar gum.  It's great for creamy soups and sauces and has saved me from going crazy.
Soy milk is the only milk I can drink right now, so this goes in coffee and smoothies sometimes.

No Butter:  That's ok, I use a bunch of different oils, for variation.  Ghee is not an option for me, but maybe you can tolerate it.
I use mainly these oils:
-Grapeseed oil
-Avocado oil
-Coconut oil
-Sesame oil
-Olive oil

NO BEER HERE :(  Drink
Dry Red Wine
Kombucheeee Beer

Dry Cider

NO mix Marg

Here are a few websites with great ideas for cooking.  I tend to follow what people would call the aip paleo diet.  But I hate using terms like that.  I just eat what I can tolerate and leave the titles out of it.

That's all I've got right now, my brain is fried :)

My updated treatment video:

Fuck this week!  Here is what I've been listening to.

Just when I felt like an ass for listening to Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams came out with his own version of her album.  It made me feel much better about myself :)

Thanks for reading.