If any of you are trying to stick to the Kaufmann diet (or keto diet) I’m guessing you might be missing white potatoes. This recipe will fix all of that and I will show you how to make loaded cauliflower bake which tastes very much like a loaded backed potato.
Also, this week I wrote an article on allergies for Sinusitis Wellness, and if you would like you can read it here. For those of you that are not new to my website you know that my daily ritual used to include Benadryl, Tylenol Sinus, enough Afrin to be bordering on addiction, oral decongestants, and antacids! With all of those band-aids you would think I’d be feeling pretty good, but I always felt like crap! I was merely exchanging symptoms of itchiness, a runny and stuffy nose, for exhaustion due to self medicating. If you would like to read my full article you can find it here. Below is an excerpt and I hope you enjoy my video…. Also, for the month of May, my book Eat Pray Get Well – A Journey from Chronic Illness, Brokenness & Junk Food Junkie to Wholeness & Wellness is on sale for $19.95.
Like many of you, I was allergy tested, and what it revealed was that I was allergic to 60 outdoor plants and trees as well as too many foods to count (including healthy food). Needless to say life was miserable back then but allergies were the least of my problems as I was battling many illnesses. You can read my full story here. I am thrilled to report all allergies are now a distant memory and it wasn’t over the counter medications that got me there. First, let’s talk about what allergies are and why they occur in the first place, then we can sort out how we may get to the “root’ of our body’s immune system malfunctioning causing us allergies in the first place. Bottom line? If your body is not working right you can become allergic to just about anything.
How are Allergies Related to Autoimmune Disease?
An allergy is our immune system reacting (or overreacting) to a substance that is usually harmless. In very severe cases, the reaction can even be fatal. The body creates antibodies for these substances and so the next time you come in contact with that antigen (or food) your body is ready for the “invader” by releasing a chemical called histamine. Johns Hopkins Medicine has stated allergies are the result of an overactive immune system. Other immune system disorders include autoimmune disease where our own immune system attacks itself such as Hashimoto’s, Lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The reason I mention autoimmune disease when talking about allergies is because a study done at Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington states “Our study implies that allergic and inflammatory diseases may actually trigger autoimmune diseases by relaxing the controls that normally eliminate newly produced, self-reactive B cells” The Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Autoimmunity Institute says “people who have environmental or food allergies may have a higher risk of developing autoimmune disease”……..to read my full article click here. If there is any recipe or subject you would like me to cover, please let me know in the comments below….see you next week!
(VIDEO) How to Make Loaded Cauliflower & Allergy Misery
Author: Erin Porter
Recipe type: Main
- 1 large head cauliflower or 2 bags precut cauliflower
- ½ tbs coconut oil and 1 tbs grass fed butter
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup whipped cream cheese
- 4 slices turkey bacon cut in pieces (no antibiotics/hormones)
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ thyme
- pinch of oregano
- Clean and chop cauliflower. Place in a baking dish with melted coconut oil and butter plus all other ingredients EXCEPT the cheddar and cream cheese and bacon. Bake at 400 degrees uncovered for about 45 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. In the meantime cook bacon, chop it and set it aside. When cauliflower is tender take out of oven and add the cream cheese, cheddar, and bacon saving a little of the cheddar and bacon for the top. Stir and bake for an additional five minutes. Enjoy!
This recipe would qualify as keto and Kaufmann 2