Wholesome Approach for Cooking
I prefer to cook with making my main course out of either meats, poultry, eggs, or seafood. Breakfasts are generally combined with eggs and either uncured bacon or sausage without additives. My side vegetables are leafy greens, various colorful salad vegetables. My main fruit of choice is mixed berries like blackberries, strawberries, rasberries and/or blueberries as they are one of the best fruits nature gave us! I do like some other fruits, but I try to limit my intake of moderate to higher sugar fruits because today's fruit is often unnaturally modified to be sweeter than its natural self. However it doesn't mean I don't eat any fruit whatsoever! Just a small amount if I want any. The best fruit you can find locally grown can be at a farmers market. Other natural fat foods I do like eating are avocados, nuts, olives, and I also like some full fat dairy like cheese (not Kraft singles or pre-shredded), cream, and butter. The natural fats and oils I like using for cooking are butter, lard, coconut oil, and olive oil. Avocado oil and flaxseed oil is also good, but I have never used them. I never use processed oils like soybean, corn, canola, cottonseed, safflower, or hydrogenated ones like margerine or shortening. If I want to make crust or bread alternatives, it is easy! Cauliflower works well to make a pizza crust or even a rice replacement. Also you can use flours made from nuts or coconut, or grind it up yourself in a food processor or blender. Another alternative to pasta is spaghetti squash. You bake it and scrape it out. It looks exactly like grain spaghetti, but is a squash instead. Just about anything I demonstrate will be healthy and delicious! You won't have to miss out on some of your favorite foods by making the alternative recipes! My recipes are friendly for almost all low carb diets like the Atkins diet, Protein Power, Paleo Diet, and Primal Blueprint. The Paleo Diet and Primal Blueprint are more based on organic produce, grassfed meats, poultry, eggs, wild seafood, and similar eating to our cavemen ancestors. They do compare, but they also contrast based on rules and foods either allowed or not allowed. So anyone can still take what I teach and apply it organically, but right now, I do conventional mostly because I don't have the budget for grassfed foods.