Stir It Up! » Blog

Masthead header

Hi all, sorry I’ve been MIA in announcing the winner for the cookbook. It’s been a crazy week. Anyway, I am excited to say that I was able to choose two winners for Super Paleo Snacks. They are:

Michelle Schiess and Liza Gressle!!

Michelle and Liza, please email me your mailing address and I’ll get you a copy ASAP!

On to the food…

After going to True Foods, I realized that I had to have their Shrimp Panang, well, all of the time. I have been craving it ever since and knew my husband wouldn’t be too cool with me eating there 3 times a week. So, I realized I had to figure out how to make a panang sauce. After looking up many recipes to get an idea of what I would need to make this sauce, I realized I would have to get some Kaffir Lime Leaves and Panang Curry Paste. I couldn’t find these ingredients at our Publix and apparently only some Whole Foods carries them so I went to ole reliable Amazon to place my order.

I was going to use some frozen wild shrimp and broccoli I got from Trader Joe’s to make the dish, but, then I was at Costco and they had small lobster tails and I just couldn’t resist. So tonight, after 5 minutes of prep, one of my favorites dinners was reincarnated. Really, 5 minutes. I opened a bag of lobster tails (you could also use wild frozen shrimp, chicken -but then you’d have to cook it and I was feeling extra lazy tonight) and added some frozen broccoli crowns and the ingredients below. It might have been the easiest meal I’ve made in awhile, and I usually always make pretty simple meals, but it was also really good. It was actually pretty spicy (years ago I would never have guessed I could eat a meal like this with my an autoimmune in my gut) but I was able to eat it. The only side effect was it made my face sweat! I should be embarrassed, but honestly, I was more excited that I could actually eat something spicy! Who says you can’t heal your gut!?

stiritup.me

The same sauce I used for the Thai Chicken Soup

_DSC3787c

Costco made simple…

_DSC8065c

Or if you can’t make it to Costco,

Trader Joe’s made simple…_DSC3792

Or anywhere else you can get wild shrimp and some pre-cut broccoli (or whatever veggie you desire) for the easiest and tastiest meal!

Panang Curry
Serves 4
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 (or 1 1/2 cup) can coconut milk
  2. 2 cups lobster tails (shrimp or chicken)
  3. 1 cup broccoli
  4. 2-3 tbsp panang curry paste (i used 3 and it was pretty spicy!) Start with 2 and you can always add more. You can't take out.
  5. 5 kaffir lime leaves
  6. 1/4 tsp fish sauce
  7. 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
Instructions
  1. Steam the broccoli.
  2. Mix all ingredients into a medium pot and cook until warm.
  3. That's it!
Stir It Up! http://stiritup.me/

  • Lara - this looks awesome! Can’t wait to try. So if I get frozen shrimp do I just dump in frozen and heat for a few min?ReplyCancel

    • landriav - I have a lot of the kefir leaves (got a pack of 3) if you want some Lara, just let me know!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Schiess - Yea I won:) I am super excited about getting this book!!!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Davis - This was fabulous! I added some sliced red, orange, and yellow peppers to the mix, too. This is going into my standard rotation; and I’ve passed it on to a ton of friends. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Danielle, SO great to hear!! Thank you for sharing it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Christy - I made this last night and it was a huge hit!!! Your best recipe yet!ReplyCancel

So…I just got the totals for my book sales, and I am beyond thrilled. As of just last week, the marketing team from my publisher has just begun their efforts, so I have to assume so many of those sales are from y’all. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your support! 

To celebrate my book sales, my new site layout (what do you think?) and Valentine’s Day, I wanted to do a giveaway as just as a simple thank you!

To enter the drawing, all you have to do is enter your name in the comments section below. The winner, chosen at random, will receive a copy of my book, Super Paleo Snacks, for Valentine’s Day.  The giveaway is for US participants only (sorry!) and will end on Valentine’s Day at midnight.  

Also, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share with you another recipe from my book that includes THE BEST tasting (paleo) cupcakes you will ever eat, bar none. No one will know these are gluten free, dairy free, and low glycemic. Oh and they’re nut free so safe for any school! With the addition of the psyllium husk powder (Whole Foods, Amazon, health food stores), the texture, taste, and consistency is to die for, and the frosting is one that is super easy to make but not easy to stop eating. These would make for a great Valentine’s Day treat, or even a nice Valentine’s Day breakfast (similar to donuts but way better for you!). 

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

_DSC7728c

We used some fun sprinkles without artificial colors and colored only with beet juice….

_DSC4211

_DSC4196

 

Best Paleo Cupcakes, ever!
Serves 12
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. ● ½ cup coconut flour
  2. ● 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  3. ● 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  4. ● ½ tsp celtic sea salt
  5. ● ¼ tsp baking soda
  6. ● 6 organic eggs, room temperature
  7. ● ½ cup grass fed butter, melted
  8. ● 1 tbsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well. Then in another medium bowl, beat the egg and then add in the melted butter and vanilla. Once that is mixed together, add it to the dry ingredients bowl and combine.
  2. Next, either grease your muffin pan or use muffin liners. Then fill each cup about
  3. two- thirds of the way full. Cook for 20 minutes or until you can stick a butter knife in the center of the
  4. muffin and it comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely and then add chocolate frosting.
Chocolate Frosting
  1. ● 6 tbsp coconut milk, full fat
  2. ● ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
  3. ● 1 tsp vanilla
  4. In a metal bowl, pour the chocolate chips and set the bowl over the a sauce pan with boiling water, and let the chocolate begin to melt. Then, stir in the milk and vanilla. Just before all of the chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from heat and stir until smooth. Allow to cool for approximately 5 or so minutes. Then top the cupcakes with frosting using a butter knife.
Stir It Up! http://stiritup.me/

  • Nancy - Yum! – Nancy ChapmanReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - How have I not purchased this book yet? !! Pick me!!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I love the new layout!!! Oh, and my name is Stephanie Watson. :)ReplyCancel

    • Stephanie - P.S. I have not purchased the book yet either! Shame on me! It is on my list though.ReplyCancel

  • Brodie Kight - Would love a copy!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Smith - Love your recipes! Excited about your book!!ReplyCancel

  • anslee - would love a copy!! so proud of you!!ReplyCancel

  • Crim Bassett - Love your blog. Several of us in WNC read it lots! Hope you are doing well.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Haner - Love your book! Made the strawberry funnies tonight. I would love a copy to gift to someone!ReplyCancel

  • Andria Lopez - love your website!!!ReplyCancel

  • sheila - Sheila Ferrall ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Williams - They look amazing and I would love your book!!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - Looks delicious! Would love to win a copy of the book.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Oh I’m dying for your book!!! So proud of your accomplishments. Love reading your blogReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Ivey - Jennifer IveyReplyCancel

  • Michelle Schiess - Made one of your recipes for dinner tonight!! Would love a copy of your book!! Michelle SchiessReplyCancel

    • landriav - Please send me your mailing address Michelle? You won!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Paula Calli - Yum! We eat Paleo all the time, but maybe this should be my first try at paleo baking! The chocolate frosting has me quite excited!ReplyCancel

  • Steph Duford - Congrats again friend!!! I am not surprised one bit by your success!!! I must get myself a copy!ReplyCancel

  • Liza Gressle - Would love to win your book!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Simon - Nancy SiminReplyCancel

  • amy johnson - Me Me!!! Pick me!!! – Amy JohnsonReplyCancel

  • april - april johnsonReplyCancel

  • Dea Canova - Dea CanovaReplyCancel

  • Joanne Sadlowski - Love your blob!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Moore - Pick me, pick me! I’ve loved every recipe I’ve tried so far from your site. Better yet, the two year old does too! (Just made your thai basil chicken pasta tonight – yum!! one of my favorite paleo recipes by far!)ReplyCancel

  • Kara Beth - Would love to win! :D Kara BethReplyCancel

  • Allyson - Allyson DeliusReplyCancel

  • Jill - Thank you! Looks delicious!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann - I adore your book! Every single recipe has been a winner! Would love to win a copy to share with a friend!ReplyCancel

  • Chris C - Chris C. It would be an honor to win this book and share the treats I make with loved ones!ReplyCancel

  • Krissy - Looks delicious and love the layout!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Bailey - Look delicious. Where do you get the husk powder?ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Erin you can get it at Whole Foods, amazon or any health food store. It’s a soluable fiber so some may use it for alternate purposes. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Karen Weldon - Karen WeldonReplyCancel

  • Tova Glenn - Would love a copy of your new book…and congrats on the gangbuster sales! So exciting!ReplyCancel

  • Matt - great options for those of us looking for something delicious and healthyReplyCancel

  • Tara McCullen - Tara McCullen – I already have your book but would love to gift it to someone!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Wade - These look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Helen Grebe - Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Bowen Eagleson - I hope I win the copy of the book! Love your site and all of the recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Lane Sucher - I love your blog! Eating paleo can be challanging but your recipes are so fabulous and tasty!! Lane Stoulig SucherReplyCancel

  • Sarah Douglas - Can’t wait to try these! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the family!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - yes please!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - If you don’t have the husk powder, does the recipe still work?ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Erickson - Kristen Erickson would LOVE your new book ;)ReplyCancel

  • Leilani Crosby - Love your recipes! Leilani CrosbyReplyCancel

  • Becca Z - Rebecca ZoellerReplyCancel

  • Melissa Loree - Congrats on the success of your book!!!ReplyCancel

  • Coleen - Your book is in my Wish List!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Clayton - These look delicious, and as do the cookies pictured on your site! – Amy ClaytonReplyCancel

  • Jamie Fernandez de Castro - Jamie Fernandez de CastroReplyCancel

  • Lindsey DeBoer - Lindsey DeBoerReplyCancel

  • Leane Silhan - Leane Silhan – love your site and book!ReplyCancel

  • Liza Smith - yum!!!!! Love your new book! Can’t wait to try these!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Habif Barden - Have been wanting to try so many of your recipes. This would be my perfect excuse ;) – Lauren Habif BardenReplyCancel

  • Lisa kelsey - would love to give the book to MY SIL!! Thanks for all the great ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Serafin kelsey - Just started my daughter in a gluten free diet and I will have to try these! Been challenging but we are doing it!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Harrison - I’m starting to remove gluten…..would love a copy of your book.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Gold - These look delish! Can’t wait to try! Really hoping to win a copy!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Zimmer - This looks like a great recipe, I will try it. Congratulations on Your cookbook!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Leonard - Love your blog and recipes!
    Nicole LeonardReplyCancel

  • Rajee Pandi - love to read it becos it sounds new to meReplyCancel

  • Sherry Owenby - Sherry Owenby for Valentine’s book drawing.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa cleary - Yummm!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Owen - Rebecca Owen-would love to win the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - These look great! I’d love a copy of your book!ReplyCancel

I am so used to my quick shopping routine at Costco that I don’t typically take time to go down every single aisle. But today, I did just that (well, the food aisles). I was so excited with all the good stuff I found, I wanted to share it with you all. Alice kept giggling at me because I was so excited. I love good healthy food, and I love a deal, so the two together were a happy combination for me. Here are most of the things we got today. In case it’s hard to tell what is what, you can see my more detailed list below…

stiritup.me

  • Organic chia seeds
  • Organic lentil noodles (21 grams protein/13 grams fiber per serving)
  • Organic chicken breasts
  • Organic whole chicken
  • Muir glen tomatoes (in BPA free cans)
  • Black bean noodles (25 grams protein/12 grams fiber per serving)
  • Love crunch (with only 6 grams of sugar per serving, this is my husband’s favorite granola) 
  • Organic freeze dried apple chips
  • Organic frozen strawberries (perfect for our strawberry smoothie)
  • Organic wild frozen blueberries are great for muffins or smoothies and they have more antioxidants more than the average blueberry!
  • Kerrygold grass-fed butter
  • Organic quinoa and brown rice (just heat and serve with some Kerrygold, ghee or olive oil)
  • Wild salmon fillets

Some other staples for us that I didn’t need on this last trip include:

  • Fresh Organic Spinach
  • Organic Almond Butter (Brad’s Organic)
  • Organic Eggs (comes in handy when making muffins with 9 eggs in the recipe!)
  • Artichokes (for my Pesto Chicken Pasta and Tuscan Chicken)
  • Frozen organic broccoli (4 individual packs in a one bag. Great for stir fry!)
  • Ground bison
  • Sprouted pumpkin seeds (Go Raw)
  • Olives

I also get VSL-3, which is my favorite probiotic with 112 billion cfu per capsule. Be sure to  ask the pharmacist for it. It’s not prescription but it has to be kept in a refrigerator. 

3

 A few more things that I like but didn’t get include:

stiritup.me

  • The Wild Tuna is great as we use it for these tuna cakes. It’s almost $5 for one can at WF but here it’s $14 for 6 cans.
  • Kind Bars with only 5 grams of sugar tastes like a candy bar!
  • Nut exactly is fun gluten free sweet treat with 8 grams of sugar per serving.
  • Hemp Hearts have all of the essential amino acids and good healthy fats. These are great in smoothies, muffins or even oatmeal they are great when trying to get in extra added healthy fat and or protein.

And a few other things I found…

Untitled-12

  • Honest company shampoo and body wash is ranked 1 on EWG.
  • I really don’t know anything about this protein powder but thought it could be a good option for someone looking for a plant-based protein powder.
  • My daughter looking at me like I’m crazy.
  • Crunchmasters crackers are a great tasting gluten free cracker.

And last but not least… how could we not get Tate some Tate’s Gluten Free cookies?? 

_DSC4070

What things do you love from Costco?

  • Grace - Ok. I have 95% of this list in my pantry. Does this mean I’m living a healthy life? My favorite are the apple chips. I live at Costco and spend my whole paycheck there weekly! Made the okra out of your cookbook again yesterday. :)ReplyCancel

    • landriav - :) Ha good to hear, Grace!! I know you guys are super healthy already!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Ward - My Costco has Local Raw Honey!!! At WF it is $8.99 for 18ozs and at Costco it is $9.99 for 45ozs!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - No way! Good to know Courtney!!ReplyCancel

  • Coleen - I’m a Costco girl from way back and buy some of these things. Didn’t know about Tate’s GF cookies! (Be careful as they make regular (gluten) cookies too and the bag is very similar.)ReplyCancel

  • Amy - This list is wonderful! Which Costco did you find all this at? I saw bought several of these things at Cumberland the other day, but didn’t know to look for some of the other great things you listed. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Amy! I go to Cumberland Costco as well. The only things on this list that I can’t seem to find at Cumberland Costco (but know it’s at Brookhaven) is the Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I love all on your list and the Kirkland organic extra virgin olive oil, huge vat of Carrington Farms coconut oil and the kids love proscuitto for pork chips and Good Foods chunky guacamole in snack sizes (the yummiest premade guac)!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Ah yes, how could I forgot? Thanks Lisa!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia - Thanks for this list. I need to make a Costco run and have some things to add to the list. I did buy the protein powder on my last visit and enjoy it. I also buy the organic chicken broth, canned salmon, and Kirkland brand tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Any thoughts on the grass-fed beef? I will run out of probiotics in a couple of weeks and will try the one you mentioned.ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Nice, thanks Cynthia! As for the beef, I know it’s organic but it’s not grass fed, to my knowledge. I wish it were!!ReplyCancel

      • Cynthia - I moved from Atlanta one year ago and my Costco has organic, grass-fed beef. It is about $5.50/lb. ($7.99 at Kroger). I need to ask where it comes from.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - this is so helpful…thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Leane - I buy a lot of these items but look forward to trying some of these new ones! Thank you! I also buy local GA honey and organic maple syrup from Costco.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann Griffin - I buy cartons of Organic Chicken Bone Broth at Costco. Great for your soup recipes when you don’t have time to make your own bone broth. I also like to get the Medjool Dates there in the recloseable tub. They do sell them in a bag also, but the tub is much more economical.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - Just curious if you eat the lentil and black bean pastas or just do these for your kids? As well as the treats that contain sugar?ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Rebecca, I don’t eat the pasta but I think it’s totally fine. As for the treats, I don’t eat the nut exactly very often (because I can’t stop easily!) but I do like the kind bars and I will have those once or twice a week.ReplyCancel

  • Emilia - How do you dose the probiotic? And do you think it’s better to take with or without food? On the bottle it says to take 4-8 tabs a day which seems a little much for such a high concentration…ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Emilia, I use to take two pills, three times a day when I was ill awhile back. Now I just take 1 a day about 15-30 min before I eat. 1 or 2 a day is fine unless you are dealing with an IBD.ReplyCancel

The best thing about the winter time has to be the soups. Some of our favorite soups include:
 
 
However, this Thai Mushroom Chicken Soup is a new favorite. I’m adding to our list. It was a touch spicy for my kids, but you can easily adjust that (just use less Thai Kitchen Chili Paste). Anyway, it has so much flavor and plenty of bone broth. It does have a longer list of ingredients than my typical recipes, but this soup is a keeper and I’m excited to make it again.
 
I just used 1 pack of mushrooms, but I think next time I’ll use two. I mean, is there anything better than mushrooms sauteed in butter?
 
stiritup.me
 
 
_DSC3953cr
 
I like the Thai Kitchen Chili Paste, which is available at most grocery stores including Whole Foods and Publix. Or, you could use Mae Ploy Curry or Panang (which I get online). The Mae Ploy brands are a little spicy though.  I got the Mae Ploy Panang in attempt to recreate a Panang dish I had at one of my favorite restaurants, True Foods.  I will be hopefully making that this week.
 
_DSC3787c
Just to re-emphasize the hot warning if you use the WHOLE container of Mae Ploy instead of say just 2 teaspoons.  We learned the hard way back in 2013 (see old post here).  And by “we”…I really mean Tate.
 
Hard to believe that my little guy is turning 7 next week!! Thanks for always  being such a good sport, Tate!
 
_DSC2695cr
 
Thai Mushroom Chicken Soup
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 1 10 oz package raw sliced mushrooms
  2. 1 tbsp ghee or butter (for mushrooms)
  3. 4 tsp grated fresh ginger (easy ginger trick)
  4. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 1 stalk lemongrass, halved lengthwise
  6. 2 tsp chili paste
  7. 3 cups chicken broth or bone broth
  8. 1 1/4 cups canned coconut milk
  9. 1 tsp fish sauce
  10. 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
  11. 1 whole chicken (slow cooked or rotisserie)
  12. 1/2 cup scallions
  13. 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  14. 2 tbsp lime juice
Instructions
  1. cook mushrooms until they turn brown (15 or so minutes) stirring occasionally. While those are cooking, get the rest of your other ingredients ready Then, once the mushrooms are brown, add in the garlic and some more butter so it can brown, then add in the rest of your ingredients
Notes
  1. I added broccoli to it the first time I made it but think next time I will just double the mushrooms.
  2. Here is a link for slow cooking chicken: http://stiritup.me/?p=9899.
Stir It Up! http://stiritup.me/
 
 

 

  • Amy Johnson - Made this tonight and it was delicious as expected. My kiddos gobbled it up as well. Doubled the mushrooms and was definitely the way to go! Thanks for keeping us healthy and well fed Landria! You nailed it once again…ReplyCancel

    • landriav - AWESOME!!! SO great to hear Amy!! :) Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - How do you cook the chicken if you slow cook it? Can you be specific about times, etc. for the instructions? I’m a newbie!!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

Quick note: to my male readers. Sorry but this post isn’t for you…

Why is it that PMS symptoms seem to get more intense with age? Years ago I started to notice that I seemed to get…let’s just say…a touch moodier, my cravings became stronger and well, sometimes right before my period (and sometimes right before ovulation) I would just get so damn tired .  

When I was growing up, I’d hear my mom complain about the physical and emotional swings associated with her peri-menopause. And back then, it was what it was and there was nothing that could be done about it, you just had to grin and bear it. Now a days, there are things we can do to understand and try to manage our hormones and it can make all the difference in the world.

Fortunately, I learned that my more intense PMS symptoms were all a part of a hormone imbalance. Many of us (up to 80% of women) typically around the ages of 35-50 with deal with a hormone imbalance at some point that can cause Estrogen Dominance. Estrogen Dominance typically refers to a rise in estrogen or an imbalance between estrogen (too high) and progesterone (too low). It can cause fun symptoms like:

  • Bloating (water retention)
  • Weight/fat gain (especially around the abdomen, hips, thighs or rear end) or inability to lose weight
  • Breast swelling and tenderness
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Headaches (especially premenstrually)
  • Mood swings 
  • Foggy thinking, memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Constipation
  • Trouble sleeping/insomnia

Um check, check and double check. While there are things that can lead to estrogen dominance like being overweight (fat stores estrogen), too much stress, a low fiber diet (ideally you want to go to the bathroom once a day to help eliminate excess estrogen), endurance exercise, environmental xenoestrogens, too much sugar/caffeine, etc, it’s also just a part of life for many of us. Between the ages of 35-50 our hormones decide to get back on the crazy hormonal roller coaster they were on back when we were teens with our estrogen and progesterone being all over the place. At this age, our estrogen tends to go up or fluctuate a lot, and then drop as menopause begins. And, with aging, our progesterone tends to decline for many of the same reasons mentioned above. The problem is when we have an imbalance between our progesterone and estrogen we not only suffer from the symptoms of estrogen dominance but it can also lead to other issues like thyroid problems (low thyroid function), endometriosis, PCOS, autoimmune issues, breast cancer to name a few.

I’ve found two ways that have helped me to restore balance. One is by raising progesterone levels (see here for symptoms of low progesterone) using a small dose (varies person to person) of progesterone that I get from my doctor. Personally, I’ll use as little as 6.25 mg every third day from ovulation until menstruation and that’s all it. It really doesn’t take that much. But if you don’t have a doctor to help you with a compounding prescription, here are some other alternative ways to help your body support progesterone:

  • Evening Primrose Oil

  • Borage Oil or

  • Vitex 

 The second thing or things that has really been a godsend are natural supplements that help my body to digest the excess estrogen. There are two in particular that can be helpful. They are:

  • DIM – Diindolylmethane is formed in the body from plant substances contained in “cruciferous” vegetables. It helps the body to break down and digest excess estrogen and promotes healthy estrogen metabolism.

  • Calcium D-Glucarate – It is a natural substance that promotes the body’s detoxification process and supports hormonal balance. Calcium D-Glucarate facilitates the detoxification process by inhibiting the re-absorption of estrogen-like toxins into the bloodstream, allowing them to leave the body and be excreted in the feces. Calcium D- Glucarate has been found in animals to lower unhealthy estrogen levels and thereby inhibit the development or progression of cancer.

You likely just need one or the other. I love my calcium D-glucarate but I know many that love their DIM and have had much success with it. Everyone is different so it’s really up to you to see what works best with your body.

I do test my hormones every quarter so I know how to best balance my progesterone and estrogen. Be sure to work with a healthcare professional in determining your levels. Also try to test on day 21 – 22 of your cycle (best days to evaluate your levels) and be consistent with that day every month so you can compare going forward.  

Another great way to help promote healthy estrogen levels is to eat cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cabbage since they all contain DIM (see above). So, with that said, I wanted to share with you one of our favorite snacks, Cauliflower Pizza Bites. I hope y’all like them and I hope that this post may help some of you out there!! 

_DSC7309cstiritup.me

 

 

Cauliflower Pizza Bites
Serves 12
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 1 large head of cauliflower
  2. 1 egg, beaten
  3. 1/2 cup soft goat cheese (Chevre) so 4 oz OR nutritional yeast if dairy free
  4. 1 tbsp dried oregano
  5. 1 tsp celtic sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F. In a food processor, blend your cauliflower until it has the consistency of rice.
  2. Then, in a large pan, pour cauliflower and add just enough water to cover it. Steam it for about 6-8
  3. minutes or until it softens. Next, pour the cauliflower into a colander and rinse it offto cool it some. Strain
  4. well. Then transferthe cauliflower onto a clean kitchen towel that is laid out flat. Wrap the towel up around
  5. the cauliflower and squeeze out as much water out as you can.
  6. Place the cauliflower along with the other ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix it with your hands
  7. until combined well. Next, grease your mini muffin tin and fill each cup up to the top while pressing the
  8. mixture down firmly and evenly. Cook for 15-18 minutes. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Stir It Up! http://stiritup.me/

  • Tara - This is really interesting. Since I’m getting older, my doctor put me on a pill with higher progesterone levels, but it made me break out like a teenager. So now I’m back to one that has a little more estrogen, which has cleared my skin, but it sounds like it may cause other problems? Jeez, being a woman is hard!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - It is so hard, isn’t it Tara. Who knew it would only get more complicating as we age!? :)ReplyCancel

  • Emilia - Do you top with the pepperoni after or bake with? Do you have a marinara sauce you prefer for dipping?ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Emilia, I like to put the pepperoni on top so it browns. As for marinara sauce, I’ll usually just use Muir Glen Pizza sauce that is in a metal (bpa free though) can. I hope this helps some!ReplyCancel