I've been on a Candida-killing diet for the last three weeks (without cheating - YAY, me!). That means no sugar, no grains, no alcohol, no vinegar. No sugar means none. The only thing I can use is stevia, because it actually comes from a plant. No grains means: no flour, no corn... That's a hard one.The vinegar might sound easy, until you realize that vinegar is in almost EVERY salad dressing, and that's pretty much all I eat! Salad! Luckily, I CAN have organic apple cider vinegar, so I make do with that.
Well, mayonnaise and mustard both have vinegar, too, so I have to make my own with lemon juice. So I used my mayo recipe in this slaw. If you choose to remake it, you can use regular mayo with probably 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice and a pinch of ground red pepper.
The flatbread recipe came from a need for something carb-y, but without wheat or corn. It's very simple!
SEARED YELLOW FIN TUNA WITH ASIAN SLAW
& SPINACH ALMOND FLATBREAD
2 tuna steaks, approximately 6 ounces
olive oil or grapeseed oil
In a skillet over medium heat, warm 2-3 tablespoons of oil. When it is hot, sear the tuna by cooking 3-4 minutes on each side, then make sure to sear the edges. Salt and pepper to taste.
1/2 head purple cabbage, thinly sliced
2 medium carrots, grated
1/3 cup diced onion
1/2 -3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2-3 tablespoons ginger, minced
2/3 cup fresh mayonnaise (recipe below)
1 teaspoon Asian five-spice seasoning
1/2 - 3/4 tsp ground red pepper
salt to taste
Gather all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Refrigerate before serving.
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup unrefined sunflower seed oil (or olive oil)
In a blender or food processor, blend egg, lemon juice, salt and pepper for about a minute. While processor is still running, stream oil until mayonnaise thickens. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate to set.
Spinach Almond Flatbread:
2 cups almond flour
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 packed cup chopped fresh spinach
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients well. Flatten (to about 1/4") onto a well-greased cooking sheet. You may have to wet your hands to be able to flatten without the batter sticking to your hands. Bake about 15 minutes.