I’ve been on hiatus from meal planning as of late so that’s why you haven’t heard from me in a while. Why have I been on hiatus, you ask? A friend introduced me to a NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques) practitioner. In short, the allergy treatments require you to avoid the allergy you are being treated for 25 hours after treatment. As such, I’ve been cooking only the basics so I can easily warm up a meal rather than spend time in the kitchen.
What is NAET and why are you doing it?
Long story short: I was not feeling well even with the eating the SCD, exercising, reducing my stress, and taking supplements. Basically, I was reacting to foods that had been previously safe for me and the number of foods I was reacting to was growing. You can imagine how frustrating this was and how meal time became a source of frustration, boredom and even despair. In a nutshell, I was feeling pretty hopeless. When was I going to feel better?
Meal time became a source of frustration, boredom and even despair.
At first glance, NAET treatment may seem like ‘voodoo’ as my husband referred to it once. However, it is a
“non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.”
I can say that after I had the ‘egg treatment’ and I was able to add eggs back in my diet without any symptoms or reactions (Previously, I would have major stomach cramps and diarrhea from it), my husband and I both started to believe in the ‘voodoo’. I’ve been able to add broccoli and cauliflower back into my diet and even ate at a restaurant on Father’s Day with NO reaction. My husband noted it was the first time we sat down together as a family in a restaurant in a year and a half.
The NAET treatments have been helpful for me. Most of all, they’ve given me hope. Hope that I can eat more foods, have more variety and continue my quest for wellness. If you have any questions about it, please check out the link above or feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to answer any questions. If I receive a lot of interest, I may write a more lengthy post about it. Let me know!
On to some great recipes! It’s summer and in a little over a week we will be returning home from our one year sabbatical. Home is where our grill is – and has been for a whole year! You might say I’m a little eager to get that baby fired up and have me some charred yummies. Check out these fabulous recipes I scoured around to find for you….okay and for me too! 🙂
Grilled Salmon Shrimp Scampi by Lexi’s Kitchen
To Make SCD Friendly: Switch the linguine with zoodles (zucchini noodles).
I can’t say I’ve grilled shrimp before, but Lexi’s recipe is so tempting I’m ready to give it a go. The simple marinade of lemon, garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil, butter, and parsley is also used as the sauce. Grab yourself a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and you have yourself a meal.
Grilled Chicken & Peach Salad w/ Honey Lime Vinaigrette by Paleo Newbie
To Make SCD Friendly: You’re good to go.
Friends, this is such a perfect summer salad. It’s packed with protein, a little sweet fruit,plus greens-it doesn’t get better than that, does it? And lemmee have those grilled peaches. Anyone else obsessed with warm fruit? It’s one of my faves. The Honey-Lime Vinaigrette is simple and just enough to tie it all together. Is your mouth-watering yet?
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce by Grits and Pinecones
To Make SCD Friendly: use THIS recipe to make Cherry Jam. Skip the balsamic vinegar.
This rich looking recipe is simple enough to make and a great meal for guests. These dark cherries are right up there with the peaches for my fave warm fruit. YUM!
Chorizo Burger with Cucumber Slaw by What Great Grandma Ate
What’s a grill without a burger? Plan ahead and make the Chorizo, mayo the day before just to ease the meal preparation the night of. Regardless, the flavor of this burger with the cool cucumber slaw is just what your taste buds are looking for.
Grilled Fruit with Coconut Whipped Cream by Tastemade
To Make SCD Friendly: Skip the Coconut Nectar, sugar is sugar and it’s not legal under any name.
Okay, so maybe I’m going a little overboard with the whole warm fruit thing, but you need dessert don’t you? Add a little coconut whipped cream to your grilled fruit and even the kids will be asking for seconds!
What are your favorite go-to grilled recipes? Share in the comments, I’d love to hear from you.