1 head of cauliflower, steamed until tender
1.5 tsp turmeric
1.5 tsp onion powder
1.5 tsp sea salt
2 green onions
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ cup tapioca flour
1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Steam cauliflower until tender. Let cool and place in a nylon nut milk bag. Strain all the excess water out. (squeeze until you can’t squeeze anymore – you want to get all the moisture out)
3. Add cauliflower to a food processor and add eggs, spices, and green onions. Process until combined. Add coconut flour and tapioca flour.
4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and form 4-6 tortillas, depending on desired size.
5. Bake for 25-30 min or until brown.
I don’t know about you, but I try to sneak turmeric in as much as possible in my culinary ventures. Turmeric has been studied for decades due to the many, profound health benefits of this bright orange spice. Lately I have been interested in studying herbs that support blood sugar regulation and turmeric is also on blood sugar stabilizing herb/spice list.
Numerous studies have reported the hypoglycemic (sugar lowering) effect of turmeric. Turmeric targets various organs, cells, genes, enzymes, and processes and regulates glucose levels in multiple ways:
The enzyme insulin responsible for glucose regulation is produced by the β-cells in the pancreas. Turmeric enhances the functioning of these cells and stimulates insulin secretion. By increasing the production of insulin, it helps in correcting abnormal glucose levels. Turmeric improves insulin sensitivity and reduces glucose intolerance which results in better metabolism and utilization of glucose by the body. Curcumin also inhibits the production of glucose by the liver with 400 times increased activity compared to drugs like metformin.
Herbs/spices are natures medicine – turmeric is no exception! I hope you can also start adding this spice to your food!
Justine Stenger received her degree from the University of Alberta in Nutrition and Physical education. She proceeded to pursue a Holistic Nutrition/Therapeutic Chef certification from Bauman College. Justine has completed her Functional Medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Justine is a trained Bredesen (RECODE) practitioner and specializes in cell membrane medicine, and works primarily with patients who suffer with neurological conditions, mast cell activation syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease.
Justine has worked beside Dr. Bruce Hoffman for the past 10 years and has supported hundreds of Dr Hoffman’s chronic, complex illness patients nutritionally.
University Of Alberta – Nutrition & Physical Education , IFM – Functional Medicine Trained, IFM -Bredesen Practitioner, The dr.Com -Certified Gluten Practitioner, Bauman College – Holistic Nutrition & Certified Therapeutic Chef, Institute For Functional Medicine – Certified Health Coach