Author: Time2Thrive

Low Carb Stir Fry

Low Carb Asparagus Pepper Stir Fry 1 # grass fed ground beef, or ground pork 1 large shallot chopped or green onions (4), chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced (if large, use one) 1 tbsp. fresh minced ginger 1 red bell pepper, diced large 2 cups asparagus, chopped 3 tbsp. coconut aminos 1-2 tsp. Asian red chili paste** (see my go to below) 1/4 cup Thai basil or regular fresh basil For “rice”: 1 head cauliflower, riced (see below) 1 small onion, diced 1 garlic clove minced 1 tbsp. coconut oil (or ghee) 1 T chicken bouillon base (I LOVE “Better than Bouillon” brand, organic) ¼ cup hot water Instructions Prep cauliflower rice. Chop the cauliflower into florets and add to a food processor with the onion and garlic. Pulse into fine rice like pieces. Do this in batches so that the pieces stay fairly uniform. Start the stir-fry: Add the beef to a hot saute pan on medium high heat. Using a chopper or spatula, break up the pieces until cooked thoroughly. Add in the …

2022: Update on Fats

The latest research shows adding saturated fats to your diet can actually lower inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Know which are safe!

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Immunization Safety/Prep

We are hearing a lot of worry about whether or not these new mRNA vaccines are safe, how they differ from others, and whether we should get them. This post focuses on current data, how to prep if you haven’t had the vaccine yet, and what you can do for booster “prep”. For the vaccinations in general, the data is pretty astounding; they not only are safe, but they are showing a surprising side effect. Some “Long Haul” COVID sufferers and people with auto-immune issues are actually seeing a resolution of symptoms! For up to 40-50%, the vaccine is making them BETTER! No one predicted this, and it is very hopeful, especially for patients who have suffered symptoms from prior infections. (see more in box below). “I didn’t expect the vaccine to make people feel better,” says Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at the Yale School of Medicine who’s researching long COVID. “More and more, I started hearing from people with long COVID having their symptoms reduced or completely recovering, and that’s when I started to …

Time2Thrive Crabcakes

I adapted this recipe from one online that used crackers, and I’ve made it gluten free.  They are even better than the one I posted a few years back!Just in time for the holidays! The most important thing is that you have good crabmeat. If you like spicy, you’ll have to add some cayenne or sriracha.  These are tasty with a lot of flavor, but not too spicy. Ingredients: serves 4-8 depending on size and other meal items 1 large egg, beaten½ cup olive oil based mayo or your favorite mayo1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard1 T Worcestershire Sauce½ T hot sauce OR 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning (I use Sriracha)¼ teaspoon salt (more if your crackers don’t have salt)¼ cup crushed gluten free saltine type crackers (I used GF Matzoh!)1 stalk celery finely diced¼ cup diced fennel (optional)2 T finely chopped fresh parsley1 lb. jumbo lump crabmeat, drained well if you use canned I use 1 – 3 T coconut oil for cooking them, may have to add more if you have two batches. Combine all …

Makloubeh: divinity upside down!

Makloubeh, a classic middle eastern entree for a special occasion, made easy with Kalla’s recipe. Don’t wait to make this, it is phenomenal!

“Red, White & Blue-Black” Eggplant Casserole

This eggplant casserole will become a family favorite. Make ahead of time and pop in the oven for dinner!

Ottolenghi’s “Surprise Tatin”

When you have an abundance of cherry tomatoes, this is a sure fire way to make them the star of dinner.

T2T Indian Potato Cakes

A delicous take on latkes with an Indian twist inspired by Yottam Ottolenghi’s original recipe.

Pork Stir Fry, (super easy)

A super easy, no gourmet skills required stir fry that whips up in 15 minutes.

Leek & Smoked Salmon Tart

Miss your lox and bagel? Here’s a fix that’s healthy and satisfying.

Time2Thrive Egg Roll Soup

This easy soup will satisfy your egg roll craving!

Fats Simplified

Since I first posted this in 2013, we’ve had access to even more research, especially about saturated fats, and the news is good: they help decrease heart disease and they truly help inflammation. I updated this in ’17, ’19 and now for 2020. This is the post where I get into the most research. (You can also click on shorter posts at the bottom of this page.)Here is the latest: You need fats. Do NOT try and lose weight by turning to low fat options. Guess what they trade for fat so that the product tastes ok? SUGAR = CARBS. The trade off is that you’re hungry in an hour! Why? Your insulin just spiked.   How many times have you eaten a meal only to feel hungry in an hour or two? Fat gives us satiety, the feeling of “I’ve had enough to eat”. So, fat is your FRIEND, especially if you want to lose weight and lower your inflammatory load. Here’s simple guidelines for fat consumption. List of “Good” Fats: Vary where they …