The best way to eat kale raw is to use the black lacanato or dinosaur kale. It is easier to eat raw than curly green kale because it has less fiber.
Raw Kale Salad Massage
4 cups thinly sliced kale
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Bragg’s liquid aminos
In large mixing bowl, add the kale, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. With your hands, massage the ingredients together until the kale wilts or looks “cooked”. For extra flavor, add in Bragg’s. Serve immediately. Keeps in air tight container for up to four days in the refrigerator.
Add pine nuts, goji berries, sliced red onion, hemp seeds, or raw cashews.
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no guilt brownies
A protein packed, carob brownie. A mini-meal you can eat for breakfast or a 3 o’clock snack.
2 Omega 3 organic eggs
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons agave
1 1/2 tablespoons organic vanilla
3/4 cup coconut date rolls, or Medjool dates
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
15 oz can organic black beans, drained
1/2 cup organic raw tahini
3 droppers liquid chocolate stevia
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup carob powder
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
3/4 cup unsweetened carob chips
1/2 cup chopped Brazil nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add to food processor, eggs, agave, and vanilla. Puree until mixed. Add dates and almond milk and puree until well blended. Add black beans, tahini, Stevia, and cinnamon. Pulse until well blended. Add in carob powder and pulse slowly until mixed. Now it starts to look like a brownie mix.
In separate small bowl blend well, buckwheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and xanthan gum. Slowly add prepared flour mixture into food processor. Pulse until just blended. Remember, the brownie mixture will appear very thick. Add in chips and pulse a few times.
Transfer the mixture to an 8×8 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and lightly floured with buckwheat flour. Use a bit of spray oil on your spatula for easy spreading. Spread brownie mixture evenly and sprinkle chopped Brazil nuts on top of brownie mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
Yield: 16 brownies.
BEETS GREENS AND LEEKS with Red and White Quinoa
2 teaspoons Bragg’s liquid aminos
3 cups water
1 cup white quinoa
1 bunch of leafy beet greens
2 medium leeks
1 tablespoon coconut oil
¼ teaspoon Celtic Sea salt
½ cup red quinoa
In medium sauce pan, bring water and quinoa to a boil, lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15-17 minutes; set aside.
Cut leeks across the diameter into circles. Don’t use the end tips of the green stem if they look too rough. Place cut leeks into a bowl of water and push the centers of the circles so as to separate them allowing the sand to fall to the bottom of the bowl. When all the leeks appear clean, scoop out, place into a strainer and shake away excess water. Heat oil in skillet and sauté leeks on medium heat for about seven minutes. Add in sea salt. Wash and dry the beet greens and chop into bite-size pieces. Add to the leeks and sauté for another three to four minutes. Add in liquid aminos.
Serve sautéd beet greens and leeks over cooked quinoa.
Yield: six, one cup servings
WEIGHT LOSS COACHING
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I suggested this recipe to my Weight Loss Coaching Clients because it has all the components of sweet, savory, bitter, salty, and comfort food. Plus it is easy to make, and you can always get more or free beet greens from your produce guy!
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kale with peanut butter sauce, goji and strawberies
“100 Best Gluten-free Recipes for Your Vegan Kitchen”
4 cups thinly sliced dinosaur kale
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Celtic Sea salt
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup organic chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup agave
2 tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos
1/3 cup Goji Berries
1 quart fresh strawberries, washed and sliced (optional)
In medium mixing bowl, whisk together peanut butter, rice vinegar, lemon juice, agave, and Braggs. Add in sliced kale and red onion. With your hands, massage dressing into the raw vegetables. Toss in Goji berries, and prepared strawberries. Serve immediately.
Yield: 5 cups.
THE COOKING COACH APPROACH
Six Sessions to Eating Smart and Weight Loss
By Kelly e. Keough, Sugar-free/Gluten-free Chef
The following is an excerpt from a Q&A quiz I give all my weight loss coaching clients. Max started out two weeks ago with the following cravings. Since then, he has lost 10 pounds and made over 10 recipes from both of my cookbooks, “The 100 Best Gluten-free Recipes for your Vegan Kitchen” and “Sugar-free Gluten-free Baking and Desserts”.
Here are a few recipes Max has accomplished:
Yogurt with berries, mint, and sprouted dehydrated buckwheat granola for breakfast, and for lunch and dinner, Kale w/Peanut Butter Sauce and Goji w/Tofu.
If you are interested in coaching, email me through my contact page on my web site!
Step One – Pantry Make-Over.
Let’s start from the outside in. We are going to go through your cupboards and fridge, remove what’s absolutely not necessary, raise our awareness of how each item is affecting your body, and replace those items with sugar-free/gluten-free alternatives and superfoods. You’ll receive a handout with product health benefits and website info.
Step Two – Q &A w/ MAX
Let’s focus on fixing immediate food changes that can be made. This ½ hour consult will ask you to identify your “EATING CHARACTER” and point us in the direction of the best way to customize an eating practice that’s best for you.
QUESTIONS: Be Specific!
* Do your best to describe the kind of eater you are in 10 verbs, or 10 adjectives, 10 or nouns, and/or 10 adverbs. Same root word can apply like: munching, muncher or grazing, grazer. These observations can come from yourself or from what you’ve heard people say about you. For example, “You’re a picky eater”.
1. Over-eater(not waiting until a full feeling, eating beyond) and then feeling bloated.
3. Over-doing it on a cheat day/ having as much as I can physically eat rather than just a treat.
4. Late-eater: eating after 7pm
8. Copy-cat eater: eating similarly to the ones around me, irrespective of what I know I should and shouldn’t eat.
9. Fattening food lover: pate, baked goods, all sweets really, pizza, etc…
10. Multiple meals eater: can eat a meal a few hours after the last without any problem.
* What foods do you love eating?
Pizza(especially very good pizza), great pasta carbonara, caviar, great pate, great croissant, moules frites, umami burger, great el pastor tacos, Lebanese food, Indian, thai, moroccan food(tagines, brochettes, etc.), kettle korn, humus, creme brûlée, profiterole, saucisson sec, lots of cheeses, roast chicken, omelets, escargot, roasts (potatoes & chicken). Korean BBQ. Sushi.
* What foods can you absolutely not live without?
Pizza, great burgers, pastries, chocolate.
* What foods do you hate eating?
Mayonnaise, anything that uses tons of mayonnaise, gravy, anything using corn starch (Chinese gelatin looking foods), foods that are too bland. I dig everything else…
* What foods do you fear eating?
Oysters(due to looks), certain shellfish(just seems like too much work)
* What are your biggest food cravings? Are they salty, fat, or sweet or a combo? What foods are they, and at what times of day do you crave them?
Combo! Seems like variants of melted cheese: pizza, croque Madame and monsieur, humus with anything. Crave most after the gym or work outs…
* Do you cook? And if so, which dishes (recipes) do you love making?
I do cook. Omelets, roast potatoes, filet mignon, fried eggplant.
* Which dishes (recipes) do you hate making?
anything asking me to gut a chicken or handling raw meat.
* Which dishes (recipes) do you fear making?
Whole chicken (having to empty the Thing!), a turkey (cause I could fuck it up),
* What has been your biggest accomplishment with food, weight loss and/or cooking?
Master cleanse: lost 22 pounds in 13 days. Never eat fast food, never drink soda, diminishing my coffee intake greatly. Switched to tea…
* What has been your biggest failure with weight loss, food and/or cooking?
At my heaviest I’ve ever been currently. 233lbs this morning. I should not be a pound over 200 and my fighting weight should be 175.
* Do you have any cravings? If so, what are you craving right now?
Going into intelligensia, ordering another tea and a croissant or pain au chocolat to go with it. Why the fuck does Everyone else get to eat one!!
* What meal is the most challenging for you to eat “healthy”?
Eating out! Never seems very possible.
* What time of day do you find yourself eating mindlessly, not counting breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks?
Mid Morning and mid afternoon.
* What do you want to change about yourself, your eating, and your weight?
33 lbs to start, eating only when I absolutely need to, not because a clock tells me it’s time. Decrease my body fat and turn most of it to muscle. Knowing whenI’m hungry would be great.
* Have you ever weighed and measured your food before in an effort to diet and lose weight?
Never weighed my food, ever.
* How much weight do you want to lose?
49lbs. I’d be happy at 185.
* When during the week do you have a 3 hour block of time to devote to food shopping, planning, and preparation?
Whenever, I work for myself. Late afternoons are usually safe most days.