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How to Make Coffee

Coffee. God. Thank God. Coffee is amazing. Coffee is life. Without coffee I probably wouldn’t have survived my brush with cancer and thyroid disease, and certainly not my depression (which I almost didn’t). Many times during my journey I often questioned whether coffee was hurting or helping. There is no shortage of people who believe it to be harmful.

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Microgreens with Manchego

Microgreens are hands down some of the most healthy foods you can eat. They are so healthy, in fact, they are one of the few foods you can actually feel making you better after you eat them. The reason that microgreens are so healthy is because they have such compact nutrition both from the seed from which it germinated and the early burst of other nutrients created in the early stages of growth…

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Potato Gratin with Mushrooms

Gratin is the most comforting French comfort food and is not hard nor time consuming to make. Though a gratin is technically any dish with a crunchy top, it has typically come to reflect one which is filled with cream and a carbohydrate and topped with cheese. While a gratin can be made of anything—

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Cream of Mushroom

Mushrooms are a great source of nutrition, and cream of mushroom is really easy to make, easy to digest, and supportive of a healthy metabolism. But most cream of mushroom makes me angry—over flavoring with herbs or spices will mask the mushroom, and most recipes turn this dish into nothing more than a bisque or purée with no heft which leaves you underwhelmed yet somehow overfull

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Zucchini with Sausage, Pesto, and Buffalo Mozzarella

Most people find getting vegetables to be rather boring simply because they see vegetables as a necessary evil instead of something to be cherished. Zucchini is a great vegetable which can be equally bland as satisfying, but pesto also has hidden vegetables due to lots of vitamin K rich basil disguised by oily, garlic-y, olive-y goodness.

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Sweet Potato Pudding

Most people think of desserts as something to get fat to. But as I point out in my book, Fuck Portion Control that is absolutely not how fat works. We get fat when there are significant stressors to our metabolic health—it is a protective mechanism against death, and in most people this a result of gut microbial dysbiosis.

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Apple Pie with Spelt-Flour Crust

Common wheat is murder on our gastrointestinal systems. Gluten from strains of red, white, and winter wheat are impossible for our bodies to digest, and even seemingly healthy people will suffer the effects of eating it. Heirloom grains such as spelt, einkorn, and kamut are not only easier to digest—they taste better.

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Chicken with Wild Rice + Mushrooms

Chicken is one of the meats which should absolutely be consumed organic. Animal fats absorb agricultural toxins like pesticides and dioxins, but chicken fat is also already not the best fat to consume for our own metabolic health, and too much chicken can contribute to metabolic decline or prevent you from healing things like thyroid disease, hair loss, or even cancer if eaten in excess or prepared incorrectly.

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Hearty Cream + Vegetables

This stew is a classic comfort dish of cream and vegetables sweetened by carrots and spiced just enough to offset and enliven the cream. This version has very little protein to make it compatible with some of the protein-fasting strategies for gut health which are discussed at length in my book Fuck Portion Control.

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Savory Bread Pudding with Chicken and Goat Cheese

Bread pudding is not always sweet! In fact, I much prefer the savory type. Bread with fats and tasty meats and seasonings all in one dish—there’s nothing more indulgent. As I mention in my book, Fuck Portion Control, common wheat is one of the major causes of metabolic illnesses we suffer, things like obesity, insomnia, depression, and even cancer can all be rooted in a poor diet which contains.

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Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

Treats like french fries, doughnuts, and soda aren’t bad for us simply because they are french fries, doughnuts, or soda. They are bad for us because of the types of ingredients which go into them. They are not even bad for us because of the calories they contain because, as I discuss in my book, calories are.

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Brown Sugar, Lime, and Basil Fruit Salad

Fruit is probably the most important food that we can eat as human beings. Chock-full of important things like boron, potassium, and vitamin C, it's really hard to beat fruit's benefit to human health, and in fact I came to understand vitamin C's role in curing thyroid disease and thus fruit's indispensable role in sustaining a properly working metabolism, but sometimes it's hard to want to eat fruit.

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Cream of Sweet Potato

The best thing you’ve never had. I began having sweet potatoes shortly after learning that root vegetables are quite effective in helping our stomach bacteria produce butyric acid. All the short chain fatty acids that our gut microbiota produce are important, but butyric acid is one of the more difficult to come by in sufficient amounts if you are at all ill (metabolically speaking).

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Scallop Chowder

I have gotten many inquiries on ideas for meals, and because I am fairly erratic in what I eat I think the best way to respond is to just show what I cook at home (highlighted in my Instagram feed above). Today I made scallop chowder.

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