All posts tagged: protein

T2T’s Falafel

This is absolutely my take on falafel.  Falafel is a vegetarian patty originally made with either chickpeas, fava beans or a combination of both.  Mine is made with chickpeas and is gluten free. Falafel has been around for centuries, and with good reason.  High in protein and economical to make, falafel is a great staple to add to your culinary arsenal.  Yes, it has carbs, but is high in fiber, and has tons of good vitamins and minerals, especially if you use fresh spices. Common in the middle east, falafel is now international, and can be found in almost any major city in all countries.  Note you have to soak beans overnight, so start this a day ahead.  And don’t think you can used canned ones, it will not work… T2T’s Falafel see below for nutrition info 2 cups dried chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) ¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, stems removed ¼ cup fresh cilantro (if you hate cilantro, skip it and double the parsley) ¼ cup fresh mint leaves 3 cloves …

Research confirms the opposite of what we were taught.

Recently, there are two studies I’d like to talk about that confirm what I’ve been saying on this blog for almost two years: 1.  Fats are NOT the enemy, they are your friend. 2.  Carbs are NOT your friend, they are the enemy! Recent studies just published back up what many functional medicine practitioners and “Wheat Belly” Author Dr. William Davis have been saying:  CARBS are the enemy.  Carbs are what cause your insulin levels to go up, your blood sugars to rise, your hunger to increase, your triglycerides and cholesterol to rise and they put all of us at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, they make Type 1 Diabetics worse, and they contribute to AGING, BRAIN FOG and cardiac disease. Here’s two examples of what I mean by the opposite: 1.  Multi-grain toast – good?  NO, BAD! Nutritionists established DECADES ago that wheat increases blood sugar more profoundly THAN TABLE SUGAR.  Glycemic Index, the index that measures how our bodies respond to a food item (and this is more important than you realize:  it …