It has been more than 20 years since I read a book called Croton-Brown, but I still remember the feeling of hunger and thirst that came with it.
That feeling was so familiar, it has stayed with me.
My mother, who suffers from Type 1 diabetes, was anorexic for most of her life, and her life was completely altered by Croton Brown.
Croton brown was her lifeline.
But what if we could give her a plant- based diet for the rest of her years?
That was the question I asked myself when I began researching Croton’s diet.
Crotans root and seeds were the perfect source of nutrients and fibre.
But that was not enough.
I needed something else.
I thought to myself, I could do better than the food my mother used to eat, and I needed to figure out how to find the perfect plant-diet that would give her that hunger-releasing energy.
I was intrigued by plant-derived foods.
They can be high in protein, carbohydrates and minerals, and are high in vitamins and trace elements.
They have low sugar and are low in fat.
And I love to cook with them.
I loved eating meat.
I didn’t want to starve, so I made sure my food was plant- and animal-based.
But as with any new food, there were some ingredients that were not available in a plant diet, and some I could use in other dishes.
And there were things that were just too expensive for my taste.
I knew I needed a more affordable alternative.
After years of research and trial and error, I found that a simple ingredient called chia seeds, which is packed with fibre and magnesium, was a good choice.
It contains no animal products and is packed in a capsule, so you don’t have to break it open.
So if you need some plant-free protein, chia is a good alternative.
The only drawback is that you need to cook it, and it can be a little tricky to cook, especially if you are not experienced with cooking.
It also takes some practice to get the right proportions of the protein, carbs and fat.
If you are struggling with making this a regular part of your diet, then you might want to try my step-by-step recipe for making a crostini.
I recommend using a croc meatloaf or a crocci sandwich with some chia to make this an easy, delicious meal.
It’s not a recipe that everyone will have, but it’s a great way to add some plant foods into your diet.
For the ingredients that you will need: 1 medium onion, chopped fine, about 6-8 medium chilies, chopped finely 1 cup grated carrot, peeled and roughly chopped 1 cup finely chopped spinach, roughly chopped (I used spinach from a bag) 2 cloves garlic, peeled, roughly grated or minced 2 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 3 tbsp vegetable oil, such as olive or canola 4 eggs 1 tsp water (enough to cover the crostinis) Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F.
Peel the onion, chilies and carrot.
In a small bowl, mix together the vegetables, salt and pepper.
Then add to the onion mixture.
Cook over medium heat until the vegetables are soft and the onion is soft but still sticking to the bottom of the croc, about 3 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir until everything is evenly mixed and evenly combined.
Sprinkle the chia mixture over the vegetables.
Cover and bake for 10 minutes.
Stir frequently, or until the mixture is cooked through.
Serve with fresh basil and freshly grated parmesan cheese on the side.
Nutrition Information Yield: 1 crostincini (about 8 servings) Serving Size: 1 (1/2 cup) servings, or 6 crostinias (about 2 cups) Amount Per Serving: