Dairy Free Tzatziki Sauce


Dairy Free Tzatziki Sauce

Phase 3
Makes 4 standard servings of healthy fat

1/3 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
1/3 cup FMD compliant mayo (I have several recipes on the blog)
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and finely diced
1 T lemon juice
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp fresh dill
Dash of sea salt and black pepper



In a blender, blend together the entire contents of the canned coconut milk to combine the fat and liquid. Measure out 1/3 cup, reserving the rest for another use (smoothies!!!)

In a bowl combine the 1/3 cup coconut milk with the remaining ingredients.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Falafel - Phase 3

Phase 3
Makes 3 standard servings of protein and a partial fat

Use chickpeas cooked from dried (not canned) for best texture and taste.

1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 shallot, roughly chopped
2 T freshly chopped parsley
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
3 T sprouted wheat flour
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Grapeseed oil, for frying

Tahini Sauce:

1/2 cup tahini
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. warm water (plus more as needed)
Sea salt

In a food processor, combine chickpeas, garlic, shallot, parsley, cumin, coriander, and flour and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Pulse until mixture is coarse and mealy—do not over blend! You do not want a paste. 

Form mixture into falafel balls about 2" in diameter, squeezing to compact. Transfer to chill in the refrigerator while oil heats.

In a pot, heat 3” grapeseed oil until a drop of water added to the oil sizzles and pops.

Fry falafels until golden, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season immediately with salt.

To make tahini sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and warm water. Season with salt. (If you prefer a thinner sauce, whisk in more warm water 1 tablespoon at a time.)

Serve falafels with a salad.

Holidays Shopping Help





Man, what a crazy year, right? Pandemic, protests, and everything that comes with both. It has been a wild roller coaster ride in my house, for sure. The ups and downs of life- amplified by food shortages, shut downs, money shortages, and the everlasting hunt for toilet paper. 

As of right now, my husband is still unemployed- no one wants pictures taken and his photography business is very stagnant. His online course, Concert Photography Master Class, has been a bust so far. We worked hard at filming the videos, and editing and scripting and packaging, and making a website- launched just 7 days before everything shut down. And now, with no concerts, who wants to learn to photograph them? HA! Just our luck.

During this time, I took up watercolor painting. I have been painting in acrylic for quite some time, and completed a 30 day challenge with an online art teacher, Cinnamon Cooney, back in April. 

Since I have SO many paintings completed, I have put them in an Etsy store to try to make a bit of money. All of my paintings are on sale right now and everything ships for free. Feel free to share my Etsy store, even if you cannot purchase. The more eyes, the merrier! If you would like to follow my art page you can do that here https://www.facebook.com/CarolynArtDesigns

Here are some paintings I have done and the link to my store: www.etsy.com/shop/CarolynArtDesigns

Perfect time to do some early holiday shopping!

Ultimate eBook Combo!

 I have put together my Ultimate eBooks into a delicious combo for you! Both eBooks for only 30.00! WOW! That is a huge savings! 

HUNDREDS of recipes, most not on the blog, for all phases of FMD. These recipes are even good for healthy family meals for people not on FMD! Delicious, sugar free, dairy free, lots of vegetarian options! 

I am not sure how long I will keep this combo for sale, so if you have not purchased any of my cookbooks, this the best value and you should snatch it up!

You can print these at home (be warned, it is over 200 pages total) or send to a printing place like Staples and have them print for you and even bind if you want! 

Check these posts for the recipes included: Ultimate Ultimate 2

Spicy Asian Dressing and Marinade - Phase 3

You can use this versatile mix as a salad dressing, a meat marinade or as a dressing for slaw. 

Be sure to check your fish sauce for added sugar- you want one without.

Spicy Asian Dressing and Marinade
Phase 3

2T olive oil
2T vinegar
1T fish sauce
2 tsp minced peeled fresh ginger
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons xylitol or stevia equivalent

Put everything into a jar and place lid on tightly. Shake until sweetener is dissolved. Alternatively, you can put into a blender and blend on low.