Based on the nutola in Rosedale book.
I don't bother to roast the nuts - too much work. Just put a few pecans, pine nuts, cashews, almonds, and blueberries in a small bowl and sprinkle with about a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Then I pour just a little heavy cream over the mixture. It is a great breakfast or snack. I use the heavy cream because it contains fewer milk proteins, just fat, which is what we are after on this diet.
The cinnamon is for taste and improving blood sugar levels - I think it has a chemical that makes cells more responsive to insulin. This has been proven and I believe cinammon is recommended to diabetics now.
Found this transcript of Ron Rosedale talk on the metabolic effects of insulin. Totally blew me away. Note that it's a talk, and the transcript is filled with typos, but the essence sounds right on. I've copied the transcript here because the site that's hosting the content doesn't look particularly stable, and I don't want to lose the info.
Maya Kaimal Indian Coconut Curry is awesome! Just cook up some chicken, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and mix everthing sauce and simmer--super! And very low carbs, though technically Rosedale isn't a fan of coconut oil (contained in sauce). I'm not so picky.
I like the focus and philosophy of Rosedale. He's VERY knowledgeable and has the science down. I'm not quite there in terms of adopting his approach, but in time. Right now a focus on avoiding processed foods and eating whole foods (eggs, whole meats, fruits, veggies, even milk) has worked well for me. Below are a couple Rosedale recipes I like.
Nuts and nut butters
Preferably raw, unroasted, unsalted
- brazil nuts
- macadamia nuts
- pine nuts
- NO PEANUTS - they are not nuts (they are legumes)
- Almond oil
- avacado oil
- olive oil
Fish highest in omega-3
- orange roughy
- omega-3 enriched eggs (from algae or flax-fed chickens)
- flavored (Italian, Oriental, Thai)
- egg protein
- vegetable protein
- whey protein
"A" list carbohydrate sources
asparagus artichoke hearts arugula bamboo shoots bell peppers (all colors) bok choy broccoli brussel sprouts cabbage cauliflower celery chard chives cilantro cucumbers endive eggplant fennel greens (collard, turnip, mustard,chard) hot peppers kale kahlrabi lettuce (all varieties except iceberg, which is low in nutrients) leeks mushrooms okra onions parsley radicchio radishes rutabaga scallions seaweed snow peas spinach sprouts string beans turnip watercress zucchini
High fiber starches
- "La Tortilla Factory" tortilla (really?)
- "Manna from Heaven" bread (1/4 inch slice-8 grams protein, counts as protein)
- low card fiber crackers (2-3/day)
- black soybeans
- hummus (as condiment, not meal)
Ron Rosedale, M.D. - Metabolic Effects of Insulin. I like the principles of this diet, and I think it's a healthy one to follow. However, I find myself favoring The Fat Resistance Diet by Leo Galland. The Fat Resistance Diet contains some wonderful recipes, though it does permit (even encourage) more carbs like fruit. Even so, I find I'm still losing weight and feeling quite good on the Fat Resistance Diet. Rosedale is a lot more disciplined about carbs, striving for a continuous ketosis state.Rosedale Diet was created by Ron Rosedale, and M.D. centered in Denver, Colorado.