Main Dishes Recipes: Break the code to cooking mouth watering and good for you meals without grains, gluten, diary, soy and sugar cane
Why did you pick up this book and crack it open? Was it the scrumptious-looking food on the cover? Or was it my mischievous smile? (Ha!) Those reasons are fun, but I’m betting you have something bigger on your mind a real need for change. My guess is that something’s got to give. Maybe your weight is higher than ever, you are beginning to dread doctor visits more and more, or you’re dealing with food allergies and possible concerns about autoimmune disease. Or maybe your family has recently experienced a health crisis. Or your children are eating the way they see you eat and are headed down a worrisome path. Regardless of what got you this far, the solution hinges on one thing . . . your diet . As in the foods that you’ve cooked and enjoyed for decades, the meals that you’ve shared with family and friends through the good times and the bad. You need to change the way you cook and eat. You are not alone. The current health crisis in our society makes it pretty clear that our modern diet is doing a lot of harm. As obesity and chronic disease become the norm, we have to ask ourselves what we are collectively doing wrong when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat. The facts show us that we live in a toxic food environment, and the future is looking pretty bleak for our children and our children’s children if we don’t make swift and steady strides to get back on track to a wholesome, healthy way of eating. It sounds daunting, but here’s the fact of the matter: If we all started making 80 percent of our meals at home and cut out the grains, dairy, soy, gluten, and cane sugar from our kitchens (which we’ll talk about in much more detail later on), we could nip obesity and obesity-related diseases in the bud in one generation. So why not start now? It makes little difference if you are beginning this real journey for your vanity because you want to lose weight and look amazing for the first time in your life or if you’re making changes because of health concerns. Either way, your results will be spectacular, and you’ll be very glad that you began.