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Redfish Pontchartrain (gluten free)

recipe seafood Sep 17, 2019

This dish is especially great when we catch the fish ourselves. It’s redfish season in Texas, so it’s time, let’s do it! Of course, you could use other white-fleshed mild fish, but for me, redfish brings something special to this dish. Questions, shares,  and comments are welcomed.

To Your Primal Life!

Nanette

Redfish Pontchartrain (gluten-free)

Prep Time: 40 mins|Cook Time: 20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 6
 

Ingredients

Roux

  • 4 tbsp Butter 
  • 4...
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I Don’t Know Where to Start?!

tips Sep 10, 2019
 

My suggestions for getting the ball rolling:

Remove processed foods. Yes, you can do this! The processed food litmus test; Did your great-great-grandmother eat it?
Replace sugars/sweeteners with high-quality fats. Yes, easier said than done, but once you master this you will feel amazing, look better, have more energy, have less stress and sleep better. And then you'll be poised to take the next steps. Sugar is very, very sneaky. You must check everything you eat to find the hidden sugars.                                               ...

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You Can Sleep When You’re Dead

sleep tips Aug 20, 2019

I don’t believe sleeping pills provide much relief, not sustainable anyway. They have way too many risks and side effects. The best course of action is to start with natural strategies, and there are many.

According to the CDC, 35% of adults aren’t getting enough sleep. Everyone has a different requirement, but most adults do best with 7-9 hours per night. Kids definitely need more, with the youngest needing the most. What’s wrong with not getting enough sleep? How about memory loss,...

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Watermelon Lime Sherbet

dessert recipe Aug 20, 2019
“Watermelon is so much more than just a highly refreshing summertime treat. From the perspective of a growing body of clinical research, it is a truly medicinal food.”
~Sayer Ji, Founder of GreenMedInfo.com 
 
Eating nutritious food is not about deprivation! This is similar to a soft-serve when first made. If you freeze, pull out 20 minutes prior to consuming. 
 
Prep Time:20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
 

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Seedless Watermelon, cubed and frozen - freeze cubes on a sheet tray, minimum 4 hours
  • 1 13.5 oz Can Coconut Milk, full fat - chilled
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • Fresh Mint - optional garnish

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process for several minutes. Pause and scrape down the sides as...
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School Box Lunches Made Easy

kids lunch tips Aug 13, 2019

Does the thought of making 180 school box lunches for your kids this school year stress you out? Want to learn how to easily plan and make them?

By following these 3 tips, you’ll learn how to make delicious, healthy lunches that provide energy and satiety to support your kids during school. You’ll be confident they’re getting the nutrition they need for their growing bodies, health, focus, and learning.

Traditional school lunches and snacks seriously lack nutrition. Before I knew better, my kids’ lunches consisted of goldfish, juice boxes, chips, cookies, pretzels, PB & J sandwiches, and pizza. Ugh! There are of course healthy versions of these, but that’s not what I was sending. What I sent simply set them up for a mid-day crash and didn’t support their brains for learning. No more! Our kids deserve better!

Make it fun! Incorporate roll-ups, pinwheels, shish kebobs, wraps, puzzle sandwiches, charcuterie boards, soups, stews, dips, and even...

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Beware of Toxic Laundry

tips toxins Aug 06, 2019

It can be overwhelming, but you have to start somewhere and your laundry is a good place to start. Look at the labels on your laundry products. If you see warnings or words that you can't pronounce, stop using them. Just as you don’t want to put toxic food in your body, you don’t want to inhale toxins or absorb them through your skin either. Plus they are contaminating the environment.

There are loads of toxic chemicals, even carcinogens in many standard laundry care products. I encourage you to check the safety of the listed ingredients. Run them through the Environmental Working Group’s Healthy Living App (ewg.org)...

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Baked Fish with Shrimp Hollandaise Sauce

recipe seafood May 28, 2019

This is delicious with any fish deemed safe on the EWG's Consumer Guide to Seafood; flounder, rainbow trout, wild salmon.  

 
Prep Time: 20 mins|Cook Time: 20 mins|Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4
 

Ingredients

  • 4 Fillets Fish - rinse, pat dry, season with salt & pepper
  • 1 Pound Shrimp - peeled, deveined, chopped
  • 3 Each Egg Yolks - can use 1 egg, won't be as rich
  • 1/2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice - can use white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Pinch White Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Butter - melted
  • Parsley garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare fillets and shrimp, set aside.
  • To prepare Hollandaise sauce, drop egg yolks at the bottom of a blender cup, add mustard, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Begin to...
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Gomasio

condiment recipe Feb 12, 2019

Gomasio - aka Salt of the Gods or Sesame Salt

Prep Time: 5 mins|Cook Time: 10 mins|Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Japanese
 

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  • Add sea salt to a cast-iron skillet on medium heat, toast for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add sesame seeds to skillet, toast for 7-8 minutes until the seeds start to open.
  • Transfer to a plate to cool. 
  • Coarse grind in a spice grinder, mortar &...
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Low Carb (Keto) Spaghetti Carbonara

recipe Jan 29, 2019

Low Carb (Keto) Spaghetti Carbonara

Prep Time:15 mins|Cook Time: 15 mins|Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
 

Ingredients

  • 32 oz Shirataki Spaghetti Noodles - spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles if preferred, can use gluten-free spaghetti for Paleo version
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp ...
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A Primal Thanksgiving

The menu has evolved over the last several years as we have become more committed to a healthier lifestyle. In the beginning, I made dishes we don’t eat to accommodate our guests. I no longer do that, but certainly welcome whatever they wish to bring. I announce the menu in advance so they can plan accordingly. For now, the turkey is brining, a few sides and desserts have been made, and we wait for tomorrow.

I have been asked numerous times to share my menu plan, so here it is.

Turkey; I ordered a fresh organic bird from Whole Foods. It does cost quite a bit more, but I will use all of it including the bones for making broth. Buying one that...

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