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Low Carb and Paleo Heirloom Marinara Sauce

 

This sauce is incredibly adaptive and could even evolve into a new veggie of mouthgasms. Watermelon marinara anyone? I kid, too much sugar. I’ve made it without the onion, with cardamon seeds, with and without fresh herbs and every time it is deep earth inside your mouth. To my mouth at least. Admittedly mine is different from yours, but I do have a twin so the likelihood of my mouth being exactly like another human’s is pretty high.

 

She still eats packaged things and even had fast food yesterday though. 

Her mouth may have evolved past mine, but I can taste the sweetness lurking in little Brussels’s leaves so mwahaha.

It isn’t killing me inside….except for all of the little Bing Bongs I didn’t notice. (Inside Out reference).

Hmm

The heirloom tomatoes are not necessary for this recipe, but they do add a complexity and variance to the recipe that I fully enjoy. You could use a can of tomatoes or other tomatoes, but you want the amount of fresh tomatoes to equal about a can of tomatoes. This recipe is easily halved as I’ve confirmed many times now. Half takes a whole spaghetti squash and 3/4 of the recipe can coat a pizza. 

Ingredients You Need:

2 Cloves of Minced Garlic

1 Small Yellow Onion or Half of a Large One (red or green also works, yellow and green have the lowest carbs, chart here)

1.5 T Olive Oil or Avocado Oil

5-7 Heirloom Tomatoes Chopped or in 8ths

Bay Leaf

1 T Whole Coriander Seeds (optional, adds earthy notes)

Dash of sal

Fresh Herbs (thyme, basil, rosemary, etc.) Optional

Fresh Made Spaghetti Squash to Serve Over (recipe here)

Wok or High Sided Sauce Pan (Wok gives out ninja feels)

To Create:

  1. Warm the olive oil over medium high heat and add the onions. Let the onions turn translucent (about five minutes) and stir or press in the garlic. Wait for the smell to seep into your nose (about 30 seconds).
  2. Add the tomatoes into the pan. You’ll want to squish them into the pan with your hands, but don’t worry if not all of the juice releases, sometimes they need to be warmed before full squishing can happen.
  3. Add your bay leaf, salt, cardamon and fresh herbs into the tomatoes. Basil comes very quickly so wait until the end to add it, if using.
  4. Resquish the tomatoes with a fork or the back of a spatula now that they have warmed. If they’re still unsquishable you can wait until the last ten minutes, but you want the juices to simmer out into the sauce (in order to become sauce).
  5. Let simmer for 20 minutes after bringing to a tiny boil/rapid simmering.
  6. Make the spaghetti squash to pour the sauce over.
  7. Halfway scrape spaghetti strings of spaghetti squash then pour the marinara into it. If you’re eating for one only use 1/4 of the marinara in half of the spaghetti squash and save the rest.
  8. Use the squash as a bowl and continue making spaghetti out of it. Do not eat the bowl

 

 

Visual Tutorial

  • Warm the olive oil

Drizzle in the Wetness

  • Add the onions. Let the onions turn translucent (about five minutes)

Simply Onions

  • Stir or press in the garlic. Wait for the smell to seep into your nose (about 30 seconds). Garlic Me
  • Add the Tomatoes with a Squish

Squish Me

  • Add your bay leaf, salt, cardamon and fresh herbs into the tomatoes.

Herbed and Spiced

  • Resquish the tomatoes with a fork or the back of a spatula now that they have warmed.
  • Let simmer for 20 minutes after bringing to a tiny boil/rapid simmering.

To be Finalized

 

Macros Per 1/4 of Recipe :

 

Total Fat: 7g, Potassium: 17.1mg, Total Carbs: 3.5g, Net Carbs: .9, Protein: 1.9g

Rich in Vitamin A (30%), Vitamin C (60.5%)

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How to: Travel like a Healthy Human

I‘ve now been on a real food low carb eating lifestyle for two years now (mostly). My body and mind now know what it feels like to cheat and react with sickening stomach quakes or mental ick fields of muddled connections. I’m on these lifestyles to combat mental illnesses that I’ve struggled with ever since I was twelve and downed three energy drinks laced with sour patch kids every day. When that high no longer got me going I dipped sugar cubes into icing.

Maybe I’m preset to get those illnesses or maybe they’re from those mind altering chemicals.

I had the energy drinks/various sugar highs when my brain was developing, and maybe it developed with them to the point it glitched. The ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts all leave when I go at least three days without cheating, and I continue to not connect to those mental disorders as long as I don’t cheat.

I mostly stick to my diet when on vacation through my traveling fat bombs or just by finding my own foods.

At a cafe I got an omelette and my twin got french toast with peanut butter bacon and bananas.

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Yesterday I cheated because there were caramels coated in chocolate with salt dredgings.

I love those things. Despite my mind saying those things will hurt my body didn’t listen. My mind gave in to just one. Then two and then three. Then I drank some Kahlua white russian with a side of wine.

This pain seared right behind my ears. This used to happen all the time before I went on keto/paleo and if I don’t cheat it goes away. I’ve linked it to being too much sugar and especially too much wine. My twin, Abbey, still deals with the pain, in the same spot, on occasion.

My OCD tinkered last night and I could not stop arranging the cars in our Magic game to line up with the tiles on the table. I couldn’t untrap those connections. I could not connect away/think of anything else but making the lines on the cards line up with the other lines. Consuming consumption. I was even aware of what was happening and was unable to control it.

This morning I was still pretty trapped and had to find a way to release that entrapment of connections.

I have an identical twin that still struggles with all of these things and continues to eat grains and processed foods. Grr.

This morning I just wanted to feel sane and in control again. I resorted to an offbeat of my dandelion greens salad. 

For Uplifting Mind Tingles
For Uplifting Mind Tingles

For the Salad:

Dandelion Greens

Lemon

Cucumber (optional)

Salt

Pepper

Very Dark Chocolate

Directions:

Turn into salad. Yes eat the peel and pulp, ultimate mind tingles.

Another item that really helps prevent cheating is a liquid carrier. This bottle is my bliss.

I go on no physical ventures without this dripping beauty wetting my sprog and body. Ever since I drank from the crisp inner wells the desire has never left and never has that taste faltered no matter what goes in it.

S'Well

 I generally do water with extracts (guide to come) or tea or coffee. All without sugar.

Random Professional Human Tips:

  1. Carry around a bottle of oil (coconut, various). If coconut pour add to coffee, others add to salads or whatever your mind body desires.
  2. Bring mind food for road trips: kale, spinach, chard, green things.
  3. Drink a ton of water.
  4. Bring extracts.
  5. Bring tobacco if you like it.
  6. Learn drinks you can have at any bar. I do a gin and soda water with lime.

Paleo/Primal/Keto Explained

To Gain Control Over Your Body and Mind

Let me first scare you by letting you know companies made the food pyramid. Here’s a great article on it.

So you might have mind wonders about what these different diets are. Here is the thing most of us don’t like about it even being called a diet. These are lifestyles. We try them, fall madly into love bubbles and want to float away forever. We don’t want to be the new lackers of marriage binding. We are committed and this is not a fling.

Paleo is fully centered around getting back to our primal roots/what our ancestors ate. If all other animals know what to eat then at some point so did we, naturally. Then companies decided to mess with your brain, and taste buds to the point your body no longer knows. This is…a horror I can barely type out it angers me so much. Yet, it is also our fault for allowing it. I used to knock back three energy drinks a day with sour patch kids inside. When that wasn’t enough I dipped sugar cubes into icing. Allowance was a bad idea for us. Then my twin and I both developed ADHD, OCD, and depression. These things have all been cured for me as I follow this lifestyle.

It even makes sense. When your body is deprived of nutrients, and then even gets poison to function on (processed) it glitches. Our minds don’t connect to life properly. You can look into studies about the gut flora and memory or the gut brain, but really you just need to analyze yourself and the way these things feel in your body.

Then analyze how you feel when you eat the right thing. That’s the whole point of me having recipes here at all. Mindproved and bodyproved by me.

Back to the lifestyles though.

You basically no longer care about the inner aisles of a store with processed moments but instead stick to the outside.

You go for the vegetables, the meats, the creams and the eggs. When first switching what you put inside you most will have you get off of dairy for thirty days first. This is not punishment. It is to see if you have an adversity to cheese/dairy within you. After thirty days you try it and see if you can handle. I, personally, never forsook dairy, but I refused for it to harm me. This is following the mentality of keto though, and not paleo. Strict paleo does not allow for dairy as our ancestors most likely did not consume it and around sixty percent of humans are lactose intolerant.

You might think this is hard or expensive but eating organic is actually cheaper than fast food. I’ve calculated the costs before and it honestly just makes sense. Companies aren’t going to be taking the cost onto themselves of the paper/people required to run their business. Those costs turn to you and your body. Also, when I was trying fast food for my experiment I often found that it just made me more hungry. Your body isn’t getting actual nutrients from it and thus still signals that it needs them/causes the feeling of hunger.

The Paleo/Primal is a wonderful lifestyle that embraces nature and delves into going organic, local and avoiding processed/fast food.

You do have to give up pasta, grains, bread and all the foods that are just fillers anyway. We have substitutes for all of these and all of them are better.

It does take forsaking your childhood to become an adult and to become fully human.

Keto

The real difference between paleo and keto is the carbs.

The idea is that our ancestors didn’t have unlimited access to fruits or root vegetables.

The paleo diet allows for root vegetables as well as honey and fruit. Now this is where most people shudder at the idea of a keto diet. I did at first. I think I cried into the bowls of a cantaloupe. Eventually though my body adapted and I no longer crave fruit or even like more than a bite. It is far too sweet now. Also, I used to make potatoes every day with pecans and cinnamon and wine. I  no longer want those either. There are better vegetables, fresh ones, that can get you the texture of potatoes but with better flavors.

Your body can run on two different energy sources. It can run on sugar/carbs or it can run on fats. Fats got a bad rap when companies banned together and created the food pyramid. There is a primitive culture that eats organ meat and throws the muscle to the dog. I feel that way now that I’ve embraced fats and organ meats. My body rejects that lean ick.

The low-fat movement wound up lacing our foods in sugar. A drug. We have to accept it is a drug. We get cravings for it, have withdraws from it and it alters our minds. I was so addicted to it, but if I can recover from my main energy source being sugar for years you can do it too. I’ll even guide you. Low-fat anything, especially yogurt, had to be covered up by sugar because companies knew that once you tried their nutrient deprived ick food the movement would be rejected. Instead, they addicted you to it

Be angry about this.

Then. Embrace Fats and Bacon.

Think about how much you love bacon. Remember how much you love butter, oils and coconut. Our bodies love fats. That isn’t some coincidence of the mind. Our bodies do know what they need and they let your mind know it too. Fats are gorgeous and glorious and we need to get back to them. In fact, keto is used for weight loss most of the time. Your body is not meant to be fat and once you get back to nature and embrace what it contains you turn into the human nature intends you to be.

Once your body starts getting the nutrients it needs you truly feels full. It is an incredible feeling laced in control. Food even tastes better as your body and mind both want it together. It has been the only way I have gained control of my mind and body. Then, when you no longer need food it tastes bland and you stop craving it.

There are plenty of great resources for starting the keto diet and I am not one of them just yet. Craig is where I started and he can guide you as well. Then you’ll want to form a community on Instagram and join Reddit for that community as well.Reddit.com/r/keto was my haven for my first year of it.

For more information on the paleo/primal lifestyle I recommend Mark.

Finally if you want to embrace both, as this blog does, refer to my shining beauty of a mindbliss mentor, Maria.