Dr. William Davis on Dr. Oz
The other day I stopped working to watch Dr. Oz because my celebrity “crush” Dr. William Davis was on spreading the word about how NO ONE (not even children) should eat wheat. My favorite part was when the women tested their blood sugar after eating “whole wheat” bread and then testing their blood sugar after eating a candy bar… guess what!? Their blood sugar was higher after eating the bread!
This is really a great video and worth everyone watching. I was concerned that Dr. Oz would try to make Dr. Davis look bad after what he did to Garry Taubes, but he seemed to agree with everything he said. Unfortunately, Dr. Oz will probably bow to his advertisers and promote whole grains again next week! CLICK HERE to see the entire video (3 parts).
If you are looking for more information like this, Dr. Davis wrote the foreword to my book “Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism”. Get your copy HERE. Thank you so much for your support!
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“HEALTHIFIED” FRENCH ONION CASSEROLE
3 large sweet onions
1 1/2 cup organic beef broth
3 TBS butter
1 tsp organic Tamari (soy) sauce
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
2 c. shredded Swiss or extra sharp cheddar cheese
8 slices “Healthified” bread (recipe follows)
The first time I made my “healthified” bread, it turned out PERFECT! But guess what? I was just messing around with my new-found obsession with psyllium powder and didn’t write anything down! also, it took me 8 pounds of almond flour to experiment and finally get it right (a very expensive mistake). Yesterday, Craig made the buns because someone suggested that that always add in Apple Cider Vinegar and my memory came back! YES, I added cider vinegar to that first batch!
1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour (or 1/2 cup coconut flour)
5 TBS psyllium husk powder (no substitutes)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
2 1/2 TBS apple cider vinegar (1 oz)
3 egg whites (8 egg whites if using coconut flour)
1 cup BOILING water (or MARINARA – for more Tomato Basil Bread)
Slice the onions very thin. Place the onions, butter, beef broth, thyme, and salt into a 4-quart crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until the onions are brown and caramelized.
Meanwhile, make the “healthified” bread (TIP: I always make extra batches to store in the freezer for easy additions to dinner or for sandwiches). Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (I have a convection oven so for non-convection use 375 degrees F). In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, psyllium powder (no substitutes: flaxseed meal won’t work), baking powder and salt. Mix until dry ingredients are well combined. Add in the eggs and vinegar and mix until a thick dough. Add boiling water or marinara into the bowl. Mix until well combined and dough firms up. Form into a large sub/loaf and place onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 65 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool completely. Slice the bread into 1 inch thick slices (spread butter on each slice if desired). Toast in the oven on a cookie sheet at 375 degrees F for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. NOTE: SOME psyllium powder will turn your baked good a “rye bread” color. I have found that Jay Robb psyllium husks (ground into a powder) doesn’t cause this to happen. (THIS recipe will make extra bread slices, only use 8 slices or 1/3 of the loaf for Nutritional Analysis)
Once the onions are brown, uncover the crockpot and top the onions with 1 cup shredded cheese. Top with toasted bread slices. Push the bread slices under the sauce and top with the remaining cheese. Keep the crockpot on high and cook until cheese is melted about 20 minutes. Makes 8 servings.
OVEN OPTION: Saute the onions in the butter, broth, and thyme in a large pan for about 30 minutes or until the onions are golden brown. Season with salt. Transfer to an 8 x 8 casserole dish. Cover with 1/2 the cheese and top with the sliced bread (no need to toast the bread beforehand if you do it this way). Bake in the oven at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the bread is toasted. Remove from oven and press the bread into the onion mixture a little and top the toasted bread with additional cheese. Place back into the oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Casserole = 369 calories, 20g fat, 10g protein, 46g carbs, 2.5g fiber (43.5 effective carbs)
“Healthified” Casserole (almond flour bread) = 220 calories, 15g fat, 11g protein, 10g carbs, 3g fiber (7 effective carbs)
“Healthified” Casserole (coconut flour bread) = 178 calories, 12g fat, 10g protein, 8.5g carbs, 2.2g fiber (6.3 effective carbs)
Thanks a thousand times for this bread recipe which I have been using for several weeks now. Seems to work better if I pack in the almond flour when I measure it. It would be useful to know how many grams of alm flour equals 1 and 1/4 cup as you make the bread.
In general, when using nut flours, do you pack them into the measuring cup or keep it light and fluffy?
I just scoop. Thanks! 🙂
I am sensitive to psyllium. Any thoughts on something else I could TRY? I know you said NO substitutions, but I would like a tasty bread type recipe. I have used fresh ground flax in the past when I was supposed to use psyllium.
You could try flax, but the psyllium is what makes this bread rise and gives it its texture so I think the results would be different. 🙂
What would you eat with this?
I like it by itself. It is like a french onion soup. 🙂
It won’t mess up your blood sugar by itself with the onions.
Any suggestions for an egg white replacement for those of us who can’t eat eggs?
I didn’t use to be able to eat eggs, and used a powder called ‘egg replacer’ that I bought at the natural food store. It worked fine in all the baked goods I tried it in, but that was before I was low carbing, so it might not work as well with Maria’s awesome recipes. I think it would be worth a try, though. After YEARS of eating healthy, my digestive system has healed and I can now eat eggs, but I really try to only eat organic ones. Good luck!
I was able to make some time to watch the Dr. Oz show when Dr. William Davis was on & loved the segment. Like you, I was surprised that Dr. Oz didn’t try & make him look bad, but he was actually fairly supportive. Loved the blood sugar comparison w/the wheat bread & candy bars! LOL
I just watched that episode of Dr Oz. I eat Ezekial Bread (sprouted grain), do you think that is ok? Also my 16 yr old daughter gets alot of headaches and suffers from acne. We have tried EVERYTHING! Do you have any hints what causes acne & how to cure it?
Please read Dr William Davis’ blog, he’s the person who wrote the foreword for Maria’s book. The latest entry is about acne and wheat. http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2012/12/the-acne-miracle-2/
Maria you are the best!!
Thank you Norma! 🙂
I just made this and it is yummy! Thank you!
I’m so going to make this on the 19th. We have dinner every Wednesdays with friends. This week I make a main dish and next week I’ll be making this. Thank you for a great idea for a side dish.
What did Dr. Oz do to Gary Taubes? Disprove the claims made in his book?
Can you point me towards a link where I can see…
(I’d hate to find out the research in Taubes’ book was false…although it’s based on peer-reviewed research, so why would it be false…)
Here is the video.
Dr Oz tried to make good television instead of talk about the facts. Here is Gary’s response to what wasn’t aired and the whole gotcha moment about getting his cholesterol tested (which I agree with Gary about, the total cholesterol number is meaningless).
thanks so much, Maria.
i appreciate that and appreciate your blog very much.
Thank you! 🙂
I had this for dinner this evening. Thank you for sharing this excellent recipe! The bread recipe by itself is worth gold, too! I just purchased three of your cookbooks and can’t wait to try ALL of the recipes!
Thanks so much for your support! 🙂
Hi Maria! Would you please post the nutritional information on just the Healthified Bread when you have a minute? This bread has become a staple at our house. You are a God-send! Thanks!
The nutritional info is right here. 🙂
Ooooo! French Onion Soup!!!!
my bread turned the “rye bread” color on the outside and the inside turned purple! Purple bread is not appetizing. Why do you suppose some psyllium turns the bread color and might there be any other than Jay Robb that won’t turn color? Jay Robb is not available with my Amazon Prime.
It has to do with the soil the psyllium is grown in. 🙂
I made this today and it is awesome!!!!! Bread is always my downfall when doing lowcarb and now I don’t have to worry. Thanks so much
I have seen a recipe somewhere that you authored about “turtle bread” or “rye” bread and spinach dip made with flaxsee and parmesan. Was I imagining things, or do you have this recipe? I have looked through all of the bread recipes, and came up empty handed. I have just recently purchased your nutritious and delicious book and await its arrival anxiously. Thanks for all that you do.
Hi Maria. My apple cider vinegar is runnung out and I was looking at the fresh bottles at the farmers market but they smell and taste very apple like. Would you not Recommend this?
Not sure. I would want to see a nutritional label if possible. 🙂
my bread turned purple??????
That is the brand of psyllium. Some turn purple.