Grapefruit

Grapefruit smoothie and ginger on the wooden cutting board

 

Ingredients

Ruby Red Grapefruit

Accompaniments: Grated fresh Ginger, Chopped Mint, or Kosher Salt

 

Instructions

  1. Cut the grapefruit in half across the “belly” so that the stem end and tip are left intact.
  2. Place both halves of grapefruit on a plate.
  3. Top with desired accompaniment.  Ginger will add a sharp spicy flavor, while fresh mint will be a little more subtle, and salt will actually bring out the sweetness of the king of citrus.

 

Note: You can easily turn the above combinations into a delicious smoothie.  To do that, peel the grapefruit, and add the sections with ice and a small amount of your desired accompaniment to start.  Gradually add more to taste.  You could also try a plant-based sweetener; my favorite is SweetyHi, which is a combination of Stevia, Lo Han Guo (Monk Fruit) and Inulin FOS (Chicory Root).

Continue Reading

Poached Eggs

Two poached eggs on plate

 

Ingredients

2 range free eggs

1 tsp kosher salt

2 tsps white vinegar

Herbs, seasonings and/or jalapeno to your taste

 

Instructions

  • Put enough water in a two quart saucepan to fill it about 1 to 1-1/2 inches.  Add salt and vinegar, and bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, crack the eggs into small individual bowls.
  • Use a spatula and spin the boiling water in the pan, then carefully “drop” the eggs, one-by-one into the center of the spinning water.  This helps the eggs keep their shape a little better.
  • Turn off the heat, and cover the pan.  Set a timer for 5 minutes and just wait.
  • While waiting, prep your herbs, seasonings and/or jalapeno.  You can mix salt, pepper, oregano or rosemary for instance.  Fine chop a little jalapeno and cilantro if you wish.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs when done. Dress and serve.
Continue Reading

3 Meals that Fight Diabetes and Heart Disease

Simple Life. Simple Plan. Great Health.

Can these 3 meals help lower blood sugar and cholesterol?

You bet they can.  It helps that they’re delicious and hunger busting. But eating clean meals, like these 3S Paleo versions, can literally save your life as part of a simple healthy body-mind lifestyle as presented in my book,  Sugar + Stress = Sick. Eating organic, simple and clean, monitoring early health indicators, getting a minimum of 20 minutes of heart pumping exercise (including walking), and reducing stress, are the foundation for living the longest life YOU can.
 
First, here’s the menu:

Breakfast
~ Bowl of Strawberries to Your Taste
 

Lunch

~ Crunchy Tuna Salad
 

Dinner
~ Filet Mignon with Asparagus and Lemon Oregano Sauce
Continue Reading