Happy Monday my fair sweet readers. I just had something I haven't had in eons. A day off! I slept in, I went for a fantabulou brunch, bought some groceries, did some laundry, made dinner and hosted a fun as fun can be tweet chat with my #FebDetox Posse. How's that for wonderfully boring? I loved it! There's also been a little uprising in our fair plant eating community- will be sharing more on that this week. You'll likely be as shocked and appalled as I.
For my friends playing along with the Fab Uplift Detox Program, I was hearing gripes and groans about giving up grains. If you ask me, that is one of the best exercises of the whole shebang program- seeing how much we rely on certain things in our diet and seeing what kind of ingenuity hatches when desperate times call for desperate measures.
My Fab Detoxers are now on day 8 of the Detox if we include the four day transition period and amazing tales are already being told. I have heard them saying that giving up coffee wasn't as tough as they expected, that they are amazed at their energy levels. One person even told me, that 10 lbs has been lost in just one week- simply by eating 100% unprocessed food. How rock star awesome is that?
The next Detox is planned for January and details will follow soon.
In the meantime, I thought I'd offer one of my very, very, very fave grain-free, totally plant-based, and delightfully raw bread options. Whether you're in the Fab Detox or not, how about trying to go grain-free for a couple days?
If you have ever eaten at a raw restauarant and ordered a sandwich, is was likely served to you on this bread. It's not overly exciting to look at but bow chica bow does it pack an awesome flavour.
What I'm talking about here is Raw Onion Bread. I'll be the first to pass on anything that includes raw onion- but somehow, this goodness cooks, though at a low temperature, for long enough that the onions become sweet and mild. Be prepared though, you may have to don the old onion goggles to get this one prepped and ready.
Onions rock my world this time of year.
- Very good source of vitamin C, B6, biotin, chromium, calcium and dietary fibre.
- Like garlic, onions also have the enzyme alliinase, which is released when an onion is cut or crushed and it causes your eyes to water.
- Contain flavonoids, compounds that act as antioxidants, have a direct antitumor effect and have immune-enhancing properties.
- The onion is the richest dietary source of quercitin, nature's anti-histamine and a potent antioxidant specifically linked to inhibiting human stomach cancer. It's also an anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiviral, thought to have diverse anti-cancer powers. Quercitin is also a sedative.
- Onions contain a variety of organic sulphur compounds that aid in detoxing
- Super source of Vitamin C, excellent at detoxifying the body and is effective in removing lead, arsenic and cadmium. So increasing consumption of onions can help the body to get rid of these harmful metals.
- Onions have also been shown to have a significant blood sugar-lowering action, even comparable to some prescription drugs.
- Onions have potent antibacterial activity, destroying many disease-causing pathogens, including E. coli and salmonella.
Raw Onion Power Bread
2 1/2 pounds (or about 5 large) onions.
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, ground
1 cup flax seeds, ground
1/2 cup chia seeds, ground
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup tamari
1 tsp maca (optional)
1/4 fresh basil (or 2 Tbs dried)
1 Tbs dried oregano
1 tsp ground coriander
- Process ingredients together until smooth
- Spread evenly on dehydrator teflex sheet or over parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Dehydrate at 115 for 6-8 hours until try but still pliable. If using an oven, set oven to it's lowest temperature and dehydrate with the oven door slightly open. Times will vary depending on your oven but could be from 4-6 hours.
- Enjoy as you would any regular bread.
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