Friday, December 13, 2013

Chimi-chimi roasted veggies

"Mom told us to share."
The Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and anti-candida diet (ACD) have many similarities. However, switching to AIP has made all the difference for me.

Here is a quick comparison.


No grains                                                                             

No legumes                                                                        

No refined sugar                                                                 
(honey okay)                                                                        

No dairy                                                                              

No eggs                                                                               

Cultured veggies in abundance                                               

No nightshade veggies                                                           

No soy                                                                                   

No nuts, seeds                                                                       

Veggies and fruit, good                                                             


Grains allowed in moderation after phase 1

Legumes allowed in moderation after phase 1

No refined sugars (low-glycemic sweeteners such as coconut sugar after phase 1)

No dairy, unless lactose-free yogurt

Eggs okay

Cultured veggies good

Veggies with limited fruit

Soy okay

Nuts and seeds okay in moderation
Roasted veggies with chimichurri sauce

 Making the additional eliminations on the AIP have helped me heal. Of course, I still avoid most fruit, with the exception of berries. Adding cultured veggies which are rich in good bacteria has aided my recovery as well. Here is a recipe I have been using to make sauerkraut. 

The bulk of my diet is veggies which offer tons of healing properties. Here is one of my favorite veggie-full recipes: Chimi-Chimi roasted veggies, AKA roasted veggies with chimichurri sauce.

Here's what you need for the roasted veggies:

1 carrot, peeled, cut in half lengthwise
2 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
1 red or yellow onion, cut into large chunks
2 handfuls of mixed greens
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
parchment paper-lined baking sheet

Here's what you need for the chimichurri sauce:

1 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup + olive oil
1/4 tsp. garlic granules
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green onion

Here's what you do for the roasted veggies:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Set to roast setting, if available. Place cut veggies on a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 20+ minutes or until fork tender.

Here's what you do for the chimichurri sauce:

Put all your ingredients in your food processor and puree until  blended. 

To serve, cut veggies into bite-sized pieces and toss with chimichurri sauce in a bowl. Serve on a bed of greens.

"Is this your idea of sharing?"

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