Pulled Beef Tongue Stuffed Zucchini

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Beef tongue, round two! Remember a few months ago when Sassy made Beef Tongue Tacos for her friends? She could not stop raving about how good the beef tongue was so of course I had to try it. Lucky for me I have a group of brave friends that trust in my cooking abilities (I’m not sure why) that were willing to dive into the world of offal.

No, I didn’t say awful I said offal. Offal is a word that refers to the internal organs of slaughtered animals. Stop freaking out. The US is basically the only country that runs in the other direction of these nutritional powerhouses. Everywhere else in the world likes to get down with their own version of organ meats, think- foi gras, pâté, sweetbreads, tripe, haggis, chopped liver, menudo, and intestine casing for sausage. And those are just the most common. Other parts of the world eat or utilize just about every part of the animal from nose to snout and we want you to get on board. Continue reading “Pulled Beef Tongue Stuffed Zucchini”

5 Reasons to Eliminate Grains

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Not getting the weight loss results you want or feeling like you’ve hit a wall around 2 pm? Digestive upset after everything you eat? Grains might be your issue. I know. It’s painful to think I’m going to take away your morning pastry, afternoon sandwich, and pasta dinner but the health of your intestines is dependent upon it. Remember, it’s not what you eat, it’s what you absorb that counts and damaged intestines suck at doing their job.

What are Grains?
Grains are seeds from the grass family Gramineae which includes wheat, rice, corn, barley, millet, sorghum, oats, rye, triticale, teff, and wild rice. This term has expanded in commonplace to include things like amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa and even our legumes- things like chickpeas, beans, lentils, peas, and soybeans. The most common of the grains consumed in the world are wheat, rice, corn, and barley and they’ve been around for a long time. Archeological evidence suggests cultivation of wheat and barley began in the Fertile Crescent around 8000 BC, and rice in Thailand as early as 4500 BC. If people have been eating them for this long they must be okay, right? Wrong. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should eliminate grains from your diet. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Eliminate Grains”