Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food


Useful table

  Here is a list I created with a few food items and their saturated fat content. On the left, I put food I eat but need to monitor and on the right I listed food that I don’t eat (mostly as a reminder).  I find it useful. YES but be aware Saturated fat, in gram YES but be aware Saturated fat, in gram 1 tbsp olive oil 1.9 100 gr tuna in oil 1.09 100 gr small olives 1.4 100 gr tuna in water 0.67 1 avocado 4.3 1 tuna steak baked 1.21 100 gr walnuts 6 1 tuna steak, steamed 0.44 100 gr almonds 3.7 100 gr soy yoghurt 0.26 1 cup almonds 5 100 gr sushi 0.09 100 gr cashew nuts 8 100 gr pumpernickel bread 0.4 100 gr peanuts, dry roasted 7 100 gr white bread 0.7 100 gr pistachio nuts 6 1 cup sorbet 0 100 gr flaxseed 3.7 1 cup soy milk 0.5 100 gr chia seed 3.3 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 0.28 100 gr pumpkin seeds 9 100 gr tofu 0.7 100 gr sesame seeds 7 100 gr tempeh 2.2 100 gr dried sunflower seeds 4.5 NO!!! 100 gr salmon 2.5 100 gr coconut milk 21 100 gr snapper 0.4 1 tbsp coconut milk 3.2 100 gr mackerel fillet, cooked with dry heat 4.2 1 biscuit 2.6 100 gr farmed salmon, cooked with dry heat 4.2 1 bar dark chocolate 30 100 gr smoked salmon 0.9 100 gr dark chocolate 19 100 gr smoked trout 2.1 100 gr ice cream 7 100 gr seabass, cooked with dry heat 0.6 ½ cup...

Apple & Berries Crumble

This is THE dessert recipe that helped me stay on the diet! It’s based on the Mini Grain Free Apple Crumbles from Deliciously Ela (see link below). I just added a few more items. I can’t remember how many times I have prepared this recipe and it has always been a success. I serve it with Alpro Vanilla Soya dessert. For one person: 1 red apple A small handful of red berries (I use frozen ones) 1/3 a cup of almonds 2 tablespoons of walnuts 5 dates 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds 3 teaspoons of cinnamon 2 or 3 teaspoons of agave syrup or honey Peel the apple and cut into chunks. Place it apple in a sauce pan with a bit of a boiling water (just to cover the bottom of the pan). Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Put the lid on and boil for 10-15 minutes, until the apple pieces are really soft. Then drain the water. In the meantime, in a separate pan, put the frozen berries with some water and heat it up so the berries are not longer frozen. Remove from the heat, drain the water and add a bit of agave syrup if you have a sweet tooth. While the apple and berries cook, place the almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds into a food processor. Blend for a 40 seconds (I use a Vitamix so it goes really fast) or until they break down. I like to leave some chunks in it. Cut the dates in tiny pieces and add them, together with the agave syrup, the remaining...

Olympia Muesli Bars

I discovered this recipe over 20 years ago in a leaflet of the “AOK Krankenkasse” in Berlin. I loved it so much that i kept it through all my moves from Germany to Ireland, Switzerland, Spain and the UK. It’s great when you travel!

Semolina Pancakes – Merci Sandrine!

I love French pancakes. Unfortunately they contain eggs, milk and oil! I tried variations but it never really satisfied me… Until my very good friend Sandrine sent me a link to a Semolina pancake recipe by a young Irish chef: Donal Skekan. I have become completely addicted. It is DELICIOUS.

French Buckwheat “Galettes”

February 2nd in France is “Chandeleur” day. Fourty days after Christmas, the Chandeleur (literally meaning day of the candles) celebrates the presentation of Jesus to the Temple. However, its religious meaning is often forgotten and most people see the “Chandeleur” as Pancake Day or rather “crêpe” and “galette” day.

Thai fragrant salmon with pak choi

Last night, I tried another BBC Food recipe. I have tried a lot of their recipes and I have never been disappointed. Last night was no different! Of course I adapted the recipe to the Overcoming MS diet (and served it with udon noodles) and it was really delicious. And it is easy too 😉 It took about 45 minutes, including the marinating time, to prepare and about 20 to cook.

Dress Up Your Salad

I have always loved fresh salads but since starting the OMS diet, i eat even more salads than before! No heated oil, easy to control the saturated fat intake… Great! But it can get a bit boring, especially if you try to stick to local seasonal ingredients. the solution: Dress Up Your Salad!

Crunchy Flaxseed Crackers

I love home-made flaxseed crackers! They are so crunchy and tasty. This recipe is based on a recipe I found on leascooking.blogspot.ro but adapted to the OMS diet (and to my taste) so there is no oil. But since I use a lot of seeds and nuts, I am careful not to eat too many.

Honey-Glazed Salmon with Pickled Cucumber

 Last night Peter adapted this Maple-glazed Salmon with Pickled Cucumber recipe, from Health Magazine, so it had no heated oil and only – what we had in the cupboard… So the Maple-Glazed Salmon with Fennel became Honey-Glazed Salmon with Mixed-Lettuce. And it was delicious!