These seven recipes can be quick, easy, and inexpensive. They take less than thirty minutes to prepare, even for a family of four. The ingredients are commonly available foods, herbs, and spices in Europe and North America. They can even be cheap, if you shop around and buy local fruits and vegetables in season.
No special equipment is required, except a sharp knife, a cutting board, a potato peeler, a blender, a pot, a steamer basket, a frying pan, and a pressure cooker.
You can vary the ingredients and spices to prepare different dishes, using the same basic recipe. For example, one night you could steam broccoli and then add hempseed oil and rosemary. The next night, you could steam carrots and then add flaxseed oil and oregano. This is one recipe in this simple list – steamed vegetables.
The recipes are divided into the following courses:
Smoothies, soups, and teas (first course),
Vegetables, salads, appetizers, snacks, and sauces (second course),
Paleo main dishes – eggs, fish, fowl, and meat (third course),
Vegan main dishes – grains, cereals, beans, and legumes, and
Desserts – sugar-, dairy-, and wheat-free (last course or between meals).
These recipes strictly apply the following ideas:
- food combining, according to Drs. Hay, Shelton, and Walb,
- acid-alkaline balance, according to Drs. Domenig and Kraske,
- blood type eating (O, A, B, AB), according to Drs. D’Adamo and Mozzi, and
- excluding sugar, dairy, and wheat, according to Drs. Lustig, Oski, and Davis.
The paleo recipes are:
- smoothies, such as organic green or fruit smoothies, with spinach (or other green leafy vegetable), apple, carrot, beet, and lemon, or other fruits and vegetables, plus ginger (or clove) or cinnamon, pumpkin seeds (or hemp seeds, almonds, or walnuts), and stevia (natural sugar substitute), possibly plus whole food supplements or vitamins, such as chlorella, reishi or he shou wu, bee pollen or brewer’s yeast, ascorbic acid, niacin, or other,
- steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, parnsnips, or sweet potatoes, with olive, flax, hempseed, coconut, or other healthy vegetable oil, and a bit of spice, such as rosemary, thyme, cayenne, ginger, or other, and
- sautees (or omelettes with eggs), fried over low heat with coconut oil, first with mushrooms and onions, and then added chicken, liver, turkey or beef, plus salt while cooking and spices after you cut the heat, such as fenugreek, cumin (or oregano), coriander (cilantro), cayenne, and garlic.
The vegan recipes are:
- oatmeal, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, boiled, plus a sliced banana, carob, cinnamon (or ginger or clove), and stevia,
- rice, such as camargue or brown rice, boiled with carrots, green beans, onions, plus soy sprouts, soy sauce, and stevia leaf, with other grains or pseudo-grains possible substitutes for the rice, such as buckwheat, millet, quinoa, amaranth, or kamut,
- beans, such as broad beans (fava beans, o), adzuki beans (o), red beans, green beans, black beans, or lentils, boiled with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and optionally with spices and stevia leaf.
The dessert in the sexy seven is chia pudding. Mix two tablespoons of chia seeds with one cup of water. Stir. Wait fifteen to twenty minutes until the chia seeds have absorbed the water. Then add a tablespoon of raw chocolate powder and ten to twenty drops of a pure stevia extract (more than ninety percent steviosides) or a tablespoon of powdered stevia leaf.
Required equipment and budget
You can put your toaster and microwave oven in boxes, and store them in the attic, basement, or garage, or else discard them.
Buy yourself a blender. Almost any blender will do. Some are small. Some are large. Some have plastic jugs. Some have glass jugs. Some have more powerful motors. Some have less powerful motors. Some are expensive. Some are cheap. Almost any blender will do.
Then buy yourself a steamer basket. This is a small foldable metal device to suspend vegetables in a pot of boiling water to cook the vegetables and avoid soaking them in the water. Steamed vegetables retain more nutrients than boiled vegetables. You can steam broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes, or other starchy vegetables.
These recipes require simple tools – merely a sharp knife, a sturdy potato peeler, a cutting board, a blender, a steamer basket, a pot, and a frying pan. Optionally, the only other tools are a spiralizer for the paleo spagehetti and a food processor for pesto sauce, hummus, and others.
If you use a pressurer cooker, you can cook rice and beans more quickly.
On a budget, these recipes are based on broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, spinach, beets, celery, cabbage, onions, parsley, kale, sweet potatoes, parsnips, turnips, cucumber, lemons, plums, apples, pears, bananas, eggs, liver, fish, beef, nuts, seeds, oils, grains, cereals, legumes, herbs, and spices. Unless you grow them yourself or barter for them, these foods may indeed cost more than soda, beer, breakfast cereals, cakes, potato chips, other processed packaged foods, and pizza, but what about the price of ill health?
The recipes are also marked for the blood type (O, A, B or AB), according to the ideas and methods of Drs. D’Adamo and Mozzi for blood type eating.
The notation after the recipe is as follows:
p = paleo, v = vegan and o, a, b, ab = suitable for one or more blood types.
To be suitable for a blood type, the recipe includes only beneficial or neutral foods for that type and excludes all foods to be avoided for that type, according to blood type eating and Dr. Peter D’Adamo. Again, in general, paleo recipes are suitable for blood types O and B, while vegan recipes are suitable for blood type A and AB. Some recipes are suitable for all blood types, such as smoothies with lemon, spinach, carrot, beet, and apple, steamed broccoli, and others.
Herbs and spices
Included in these recipes is a liberal use of the following herbs & spices (adjust to your taste) – stevia (pure extract, dried leaf, or powdered leaf) for a sugar-free sweet taste, ginger, clove, cinnamon, parsley, coriander (cilantro), rosemary, thyme, fenugreek, cumin, curcuma, black pepper, peppermint, nettle, horsetail, dandelion, cayenne, horseradish, and garlic. If you do not like these spices or prefer others, then leave them out or substitute others. Local availability of spices varies. If you can, grow your own or buy high-qualiity organic spices from known suppliers.