Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Corn-Free Tacos with Instant Pot Refried Beans and Pico de Gallo (Recipe) (Fat-free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, Vegan)

Taco weekend! For dinner this weekend I made my family a new favorite meal.

Because of corn allergies from way back, my son had never had tacos before - not in a crispy shell anyway.

But then Siete Foods made these taco shells. With zero corn. And the ingredients, while some of them aren't the best, they are okay as a sometimes food.

So I whip up some of my Instant Pot Refried Black Beans (recipe below), we pile on lettuce or spinach, homemade Pico do Gallo, and Miyokos Creamery plant-based cheese and voΓ­la! Tacos! And my son loves them!

I based my recipe on Foods in my Kitchen Refried Black Beans recipe, but I wouldn't be me if I didn't adapt it to my family's tastes (and the limitations of cooking in the RV). Although I must say that most of her recipes are already perfectly suited to my family's tastes, we LOVE her recipes in this house! So if you haven't gotten her ebook,  I highly recommend it! 

Instant Pot Refried Black Beans 
(Printable Recipe Here)
Ingredients (to start)
• 1 lb dry black beans, soaked in filtered water overnight
• sm handful Atlantic dulse
• 2 lg onions, chopped
• 8-12 garlic cloves, pressed

1. Soak beans overnight, or at least 8 hrs.
2. Rinse soaked beans and add to Instant Pot, along with 1/2 the onions, 1/2 the garlic and enough filtered water  to about 2" above the beans. 
3. Add Atlantic dulse, select 'Steam' on Instant pot and turn the time up to 15 minutes. 
4. When that time is up, you can do fast escape on the steam. Then drain most of the cook water , but not all. Leave some in for the next round of cooking, maybe to the top of the beans. 
5. Add in the rest of the garlic and onions, and about 1/4 cup taco seasoning. If you don't have taco seasoning, add: 
Himalayan salt or sea salt to taste
6. Select 'Steam' on Instant pot and turn the time up to 15 minutes. This time, let steam escape naturally for 20 minutes once it beeps (let it switch to lo). 
  1. Use immersion blender to partially blend beans into refried consistency. Leave some whole for texture. Stir all together and they're ready for tacos, burritos, or beans and cheese! 
    Pico de Gallo
    (Printable Recipe Here)
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
1/2 sm red onion, small diced
sm handful cilantro, finely diced
juice of 1/2 lime
3/4 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp powdered coriander
1 Tbs honey
(optional) 1 clove garlic, pressed
(optional) finely diced red jalapeno to taste (1 tsp for me)

Combine all in bowl. If you can, let sit 20 minutes or so for the flavors to combine. 
For the tacos, start with the Refried Black beans, add chopped lettuce or spinach , Pico de Gallo, and Miyokos cheese. This would also be amazing with Medical Medium's recipe for Queso Dip and/or Medical Medium Raw Sriracha or Ash Foster Surfrider Sauce. And maybe some sprouts on top!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Money Saving Tips for the Medical Medium Lifestyle

I've been asked to do a video about how to save money on this lifestyle, more times than I can count. I finally managed to make the video! I hope it's useful. Did I forget anything?

I did! Holiday shopping - stocking up on supplements and tinctures during the holidays when these companies have sales!  Same for the kitchen items as well! 

Buying produce in bulk from the Farmers' Markets! Ask your local farmer if you can buy in bulk! A case of cucumbers directly from the farmer can be really cheap!

What are some of your best money-saving tips for this lifestyle?

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Whats Up Wednesday #61 - Lymphatic System Needs Support [Medical Medium Healing]

Well, 49 days completely raw, completely overt fat free, completely salt-free - that's pretty amazing, right? I mean, I'm super proud of myself for getting that far. And all that raw causes a LOT of detox, which can get pretty intense if one doesn't have the means to properly support it.

And right now, in the RV, the way things are, I don't. The detox was happening too fast, and I don't have enough ways to support my lymphatic system to get all of those toxins out. That's going to create a situation where it's the opposite of what I want - my liver having to do twice the work to re-contain all of these toxins lest they just be floating around in my body or stuck in my sluggish lymph. I do NOT want that!

I was also - maybe because of the heat, maybe because of being in the RV, maybe because of all of the extra stress we are under right now - just not able to eat enough to get in the glucose my body needs even more of right now. And so I had to stop, take stock, and regroup.

And I reintroduced steamed potatoes and other delicious steamed veggies. Still raw until dinner, still getting in as much hydrating foods as possible. And when I am in a better position to really support my lymphatic system in all of the ways it needs while cleansing and detoxing, I will do my fully raw again and see where I can go with it.

In the meanwhile, I am really going to focus on supporting my lymphatic system in the ways that I can while I am in the RV, and really supporting my adrenals as well. Both of those need all of my attention right now I have learned, and so I am listening and taking that on as my primary focus instead. More about it all in the video!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Q&A: What Symptoms Have Healed? (Part1) [Medical Medium Healing]


Three years! I have been living this Medical Medium life for three years now! So of course it's time to make a video about what symptoms I have healed! So many it's in multiple parts, that's how many!

I honestly did make a list and it's already up to 120 symptoms, it's just wild to think about everything I suffered with and just how far I have come. How much a body can turn itself around in only 3 years after a lifetime of a sluggish liver and thick blood. How much our bodies are capable of when given the right food, herbs and supplements.

I have so much appreciation for my liver and how incredibly hard it has worked for me all of my life, too keep me alive despite not having the right fuel, despite my ignorance of what it was even doing for me.

But thanks to the tireless efforts of the Medical Medium to get the truth about how to heal into our hands, I am finally on the right track. I am finally healing. Every day now is met with gratitude for this healing information. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Monday, July 1, 2019

What's Up Wednesday #58 - Emotional Liver - It's All Coming Out [Medical...

I made a video! This one is all about my Emotional Liver and what's being released and healed. Childhood wounds. Man. Powerful stuff. It's all in the video.