First, I would like to share another victory with all of you. My FBS this morning was only 89!!!!
I am glad a few people have asked me what this wheat-free lifestyle is all about. It means they are interested. That is a start. I know most people are not yet ready, like my friend Mona, she told me, maybe in time she will try it but at the moment she is not yet ready to give up her junk foods, soft drinks, pasta, pizza and all.
But for those who are interested and would like to know what else is there to eat after eliminating wheat ... well... there is a whole universe of delicious food out there .. it is not the end of the world. Lisa, Tricia and Lizzi (asked me for a list in my previous blog post) are just a few who are willing to open their minds and maybe try this wheat-free living.
Will cut and paste from Wheat Belly
Consume in unlimited quantities. That means no weighing nor counting!!!!
Vegetables - except potatoes and corn, including mushrooms, herbs, squash
Raw nuts - almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, Brazil
nuts, pistachios, cashews, macadamias; peanuts (boiled or dry roasted);
sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, nut meals.
Oils - extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter, flax seed, macadamia, sesame
Meats and eggs - Saturated fat was never the problem . Carbohydrates in combination with saturated fat will cause LDL particles to skyrocket. (Fish, beef, poultry, turkey, pork, shellfish, wild game and eggs.)
Dairy products - Enjoy cheese but make sure and check
the label if it does not contain wheat, most processed cheese are. Best
choices are mozzarella, Parmesan, Swiss or cheddar. Other kinds of
cheese such as blue, Gorgonzola, Roquefort are fermented using a mold
from bread so this cannot be consumed.
Non-sugary condiments - mustards, horseradish, tapenades, salsa, mayonnaise, vinegars, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, chili and pepper sauces
Others - flax seed (ground), avocados, olives, coconut, spices, cocoa (unsweetened) or cacao
Eat in limited quantities
Fruits - berries are the best: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cranberries and cherries.
Be careful of the most sugary fruits including pineapple, papaya, mango and banana.
Non-cheese dairy - milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, butter
Whole corn - (not to be confused with cornmeal or cornstarch, which should be avoided).
Non-wheat, non gluten grains - quinoa, millet, sorghum, teff, amaranth, buckwheat, rice (white and brown), oats, wild rice
Soy products - tofu, tempeh, miso, natto; edamame, soybeans
Consume rarely or never.
Wheat products - wheat based breads, pasta, noodles, cookies, cakes, pies, cupcakes, breakfast cereals, pancakes, waffles, pita, couscous; rye, bulgur, triticale, kamut, barley
*Includes the Communion wafer
Unhealthy oils - fried, hydrogenated, polyunsaturated (especially corn, sunflower, safflower, grape seed, cottonseed, soybean)
Gluten-free foods - specifically those made with cornstarch, rice starch, potato starch or tapioca starch
Dried fruits - figs, dates, prunes, raisins, cranberries
Sugary snacks - candies, ice cream, sherbet, fruit roll-ups, craisins, energy bars
Sugary fructose-rich sweeteners - agave syrup or nectar, honey, maple syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose
Sugary condiments - jellies, jams, preserves, ketchup (if contains sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup), chutney
(Sorry, from here on end I cannot unblock the font.)
I will go further and give examples of dishes that one can eat in a wheat-free lifestyle. Just make sure not to use soy sauce, MSG, bouillion cubes and read the labels, it should not contain wheat, emulsifiers, starch, maltodextrin, sucrose, high-fructose syrup, etc.
The best is to use all natural ingredients and limit your carbs to 1 serving (1/2 C.) of white or brown rice, ideally per day but if not possible, per meal.
These are mostly Filipino food.
Beef - Nilaga, Sinigang, Salpicao, Grilled Steak, Mechado, Rellenong Talong
Pork - Grilled pork with salt and pepper, Sinigang, Lechon, Binagoongang Baboy, Bicol Express
Chicken - Inasal, Tinola, Pesang Manok, Roast Chicken with salt, pepper, kalamansi and lemongrass stuffing, Chicken Adobo with no soy sauce.
Seafood - Shrimps with Butter and Garlic, Shrimp/Fish Sinigang, Grilled Prawns/Fish/Squid, Ginataang Hipon, Steamed Crabs/Shrimps/Fish, Fish Pangat/Paksiw, Adobong Pusit, Baked Tahong/Shrimps,
Vegetables and Salads
Dessert - Wheat-free but not sugar-free - Sans Rival, Leche Flan
Breakfast - all kinds of egg dishes! You can have 1,2,3 or even more!
Snacks - handful of nuts really work or you can have as much as you need or cheese but not the processed ones.
Whew!!! That is a lot of food! Eat all of that and you will still reap the benefits of the Wheat-free lifestyle.
So... the question of a lot of people ... If I remove wheat from my life, what else can I eat????
I hope I was able to answer it.
1 egg, sunny side-up
1/2 C. brown rice
1 t. olive oil
1/4 t. rock salt
1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
freshly ground back pepper
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 t. olive oil
1 t. butter
Marinate the beef in 1 t. olive oil, rock salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce for 10 minutes.
On a hot frying pan, heat the olive oil and butter. Add the garlic and cook until golden brown. Remove garlic and oil.
On the same pan, put the beef and cook until it is not pink anymore then put back the garlic and oil. Toss the beef for a few seconds and transfer onto a plate.
I had dinner with friends at the new house of Marianne.
She ordered Kare-Kare from me
and she ordered food from Chef Rainbow of Chefs Galley....
Bagoong Rice with Lamb Adobo
Nilasing na Hipon.