This is a recipe I featured during one of my live shows in Vegas. We did a week of parents and kids cooking together, as we explored what proper human nutrition looks like through the eyes of a young person.
by Tina Martini, The Medicine Chef
This was the winning recipe, as voted upon by the parents.
- ½ cup Soyrizo Chorizo
- ½ Purple Onion, small dice
- 1 clove Garlic. minced
- 2 tsps Chili powder
- 2 lrg Red Potatoes, sliced
- 1/4 cup Salsa
- 4 Eggs, 2 Egg whites
- 2 Tlbs Cilantro, chopped
- 2 Green Onions
- 1/2 Avocado
- Salt and Pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Steam potato slices apprx 10 minutes, or until firm-tender
- Drain and set aside
- Cook Soyrizo and purple onion in a large saute pan 6 minutes. Add garlic, Chili powder, potatoes and salsa. Cook about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Beat the eggs until frothy. Stir in cilantro , tortilla strips, green onion, and salt and pepper. Add Soyrizo/potato mixture.
- Pour into a prepared 9” pie pan. Bake 20 minutes or until eggs are set
- Remove from oven, let rest 5 minutes. Slice and serve with extra salsa, grilled green onions and some diced avocado.
Soyrizo is a great product that brings familiar comfort flavors to a dish, without the fat and sodium of traditional Mexican chorizo. Please select a non-GMO Soyrizo. It will be made with textured vegetable protein (TVP), which is a super concentrated form of soy. It has ten times the cancer fighting ability than other soy products. This is a great substitute for meat in spaghetti sauce. Genistein and Diadzein, both found in soy, are very controversial phytonutrients. Beth Israel Medical Research Hospital and Harvard School of Medicine Teaching Hospital agree and have suggested they play a role in the prevention of several types of cancer and heart disease. Onions and garlic of all varieties contain one of our most prized cancer fighting phytos; Allium Compounds. These warriors protect us from damage, period. Any bodily system or cellular function I could mention is protected from damage by these phytonutrients. Couple that with Quercitin, another damage-control phytonutrient, and you are practically wearing armor on the inside of your body. Cancer is generally brought on by repetitive damage at the cellular level.
Colored potatoes contain more nutrients than brown. The really important piece to remember about potatoes is that they are the storage unit of the plant. When grown in an environment of pesticide, chemical fertilizer and mold, the potato itself becomes the storage unit for all of these bad things, leaving very little room for important nutrients to form. A conventionally grown potato carries at least ten times the pesticide residue as organically grown potatoes. Children who were given conventional potatoes showed high levels of pesticide in their tissue. The good news is that this level dropped immediately when they stopped eating conventional potatoes. Children’s bodies are fast-changing and resilient. As we age, our childhood ability to eliminate toxins slows. I often employ my flour-in-the-toilet scenario to help understand the body’s ability, or lack thereof, to remove pollutants and toxins. Imagine standing over a toilet with a bag of flour, representing toxins. Add a little flour and then flush and everything functions effortlessly and the cloudy water becomes clear again. Now add the flour quickly and don’t bother to flush. As expected, the toilet will clog and bigger problems will soon start to develop. It is imperative that we minimize the amounts of toxins going in and slow their accumulation and, at the same time, maximize the body’s ability to eliminate toxins as rapidly and completely as possible.
The egg is a great source of quick protein. Nature really packed powerful nutrients in a small package. Because eggs are the result of hormone production, I recommend no more than four eggs per week to keep hormones moving and ovaries healthy. Men can do six eggs per week, particularly when living an active lifestyle.
Using fresh leafy herbs is a way to counteract too much hormone activity when preparing eggs and egg dishes. Cilantro, parsley, basil, and chervil are good sources of Apigenin, an ovarian cancer killer. This phytonutrient is also very good at eradicating viruses. This protects against silent killers like cervical cancer.
And as always… I’ll have a little breakfast with my avocado, please! Avocado is the mineral replacing miracle. The media is reporting new findings on this buttery beauty every day! Just days ago, at the time of this writing, several medical and sports medicine authorities agreed on the recommendation of one small avocado per person, per day. During the FIFA World Cup, Coach Klinsmann, of the U.S. team, insisted on the consumption of cases of avocados per day by his players. The result: the U.S. team had the least amount of dehydration related injuries than any of the competing teams. They’re lack of an injured player list was also noted by the other coaches.
|by Chef Tina Martini, “The Medicine Chef” @MedicineChef | Facebook
Chef Martini is an experienced, well-versed television personality with a successful and proven track record. She holds a doctorate from Bastyr University in Naturopathy and a Nutrition degree from San Diego State University. She mixes cooking with nutrition, fitness and wellness!