Tao of Food Preparation Recipes

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Realizing and Living My Utmost Potential 5 Redesigning The Cake

21 Days Mind Investigation on Sugar
Physical  Support
Awareness of How Much Sugar We Take: The Sugar Log Project

I have known the cake to be a source of pleasure since I was a child. We had birthday cakes, graduation cakes etc.We have native cakes like purple yam cake, rice cakes etc. Recently, after my sugar investigation, I realized that cake is food and food is here to nourish the body - it is NOT here to satisfy mt craving for pleasure when I am bored or sad. 

I realized that the body has to agree with what I eat. When the mind directs my behavior, it leads to consequence outflow - disease. An example of this would be - diabetes, cancer, hypertension, stress etc because the mind works with 'good and bad, right or wrong, and positive or negative' . Acting out thought patterns based on my psychological craving for pleasure which is fueled by my fear of boredom will be directing me to eat, rather than be in physical reality behaving sensibly when eating and physically enjoying the food - its taste, smell etc.

Rather than put so much sugar in the cake, what is sensible for me is to add food items and the amount of meat etc. that i know assist my body. I can cross-reference by looking at my weight, my blood sugar etc.

The Next Day Reading After I ate 1 slice of this meat cake
Fasting Blood Glucose Reading

I can see that it is not spiking my blood sugar level where it disturbs homeostasis in the body - creating chaos within my body. I play with the taste that will get the cake to the stomach to be processed so the nutrition can be distibuted to the cells realizing meat has its own nutrition:
Pork: B6, B12, C, D, Phosphorous, Potassium, Zinc etc.

Beef: B1 Thiamin, B2 Riboflavin, B3 Niacin, B6, B9 Folate, B12, Choline, D, E, K, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium etc.

Here's how i redesigned the cake,
 I put some meat on top of the cake for protein. 
This will still 'evolve', so stay tuned.

I saw that when I eat meat with other food stuff in the' right' portion (which I tested), it helps in stabilizing my blood glucose. What is also affecting the blood sugar is the mind - stress can spike the blood sugar.

The batter was made of almond flour and eggs. I topped it with uncooked ground pork seasoned with a pinch of salt and onions. I baked it in the oven, then piped some mayonnaise and tabasco sauce on top (optional). I had some cherries at that time so I put 4 cherries on top. 

Our body needs nutrition yet what is happening is that we are eating for the sake of satisfying our desire for 'sweets' - for 'pleasure' or to entertain our taste buds with different taste sensations which we connected to our past experience of the food item we are eating in the present.

. Let's not choose what to eat because of fear (fear of boredom, fear of getting fat, fear of dis-ease and death).

Let's prepare our food to align to what food really is - a substance that nourish the body.
Let's align eating to what will assist the body to function optimally and not based on our ideas of what tasty food is in our mind.

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