A month in food


What can you eat that is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, has no added sugar, no preservatives, no GMO, and uses less meat?

My answer

A hot and steaming bowl of nothing.

Here's the scoop

These are dishes I ate in March of 2017 when I took on an experiment to take care of myself 100% of the time.


These photos plus raw fruits and veggies is what I ate this month. It's left me 9 lbs. lighter and never hungry. However, within 2 months I gained the weight back - keeping it real.

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salmon salad
Leftover salmon, greens, oranges, balsamic.
leftover chicken and avocado
Start with any greens, add leftover chicken and avocado.
macadamia halibut
bake 350F, then broil - voila, done.
5 veggie entre
My favorite dish at Marche - Bainbridge Island.
kale & carrot w/grapefuit
Squeeze a slice of grapefruit for your dressing.
butternut squash
Baked squash, onions, and garlic. Blend with salt and pepper, yum.
greens, beets and raddish
balsamic dressing
apple and nut butter
Read ingredient list on nut butters.
sweet potatoes
cajun spice, coconut oil, bake 375F then broil.
leftovers salad
Kale, avocado, shredded carrot, leftover chicken and onions make this surprisingly good.
tuna avocado tacos
Read the ingredient labels on your mayo.
beet and citrus salad
Start with any greens, add beets and citrus. Squeeze citrus on salad with balsamic as dressing.
sauted shrimp
Saute kale, shrimp, and mushrooms with coconut oil. Side: spaghetti squash.
raw oysters
Not for the faint of heart.
golden beets
Over time I've found that beets make a great main dish.
chicken salad
Start with the right mayo.
frozen blueberries
Time for dessert!
crab louie salad
Great seafood restaurant choice. Skip the dressing, lemon is perfect.
veggies for lunch
Avocado along with veggies fill me up surprisingly well.
golden beets
Boil, peel, add balsamic, done.
kale, ham, carrot salad
Skip ham with nitrates.
Not for the faint of heart.
My oh my, yum!
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keeping  it  real

The not so glamorous that still makes me smile.

poached eggs on greens
Mix the hot egg into the greens as your salad dressing.
dried bananas
They look gross, but not to be overlooked. I'll snag them yellow and on a fire-sale at the grocery, throw them in the food dryer.
leftover meatloaf
Crumble leftover meatloaf, add sun dried tomatoes.
eggs and avocado
This plus a little smoked peppers.
pumpkin soup
Pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla.
asian pear
Yes, fruit has sugar but it's a heck of a lot better than junk food.
Keeping nuts with me is key.
leftover salad
Again, last night's leftovers reheated and then tossed with kale.
If you don't like fermented foods, you haven't tried Iggy's Pickle Kraut.
tumeric tea
I have a love-hate relationship with this brew.
on the go
These containers are all the rage for a good reason.
That's right, I didn't give up coffee.
Fry in olive or avocado oil.
macadamia nuts
Not to many.
vintage cup for tea
Vintage SpaceShipOne mug for my tea.
They're better cooked, but I also can eat a bowl of them like chips.
fish from a can
Yea, not pretty but easy.
apple and nut butter
I do a lot of these, but watch the nut butter ingredients.
more leftovers
I'm a big fan of anything I don't need to cook from scratch. Spaghetti squash and bell peppers.
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View my blog about the experiment to take care of myself 100% of the time for one month.

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