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Portobello Fries

By June 11, 2011December 3rd, 2020Appetizer and Sides, Dairy Free, Vegetarian

Testimony of the Day

“Hi Maria! On 02/15/13 I was diagnosed with a 12mm Pineal Gland Cyst after a sever migraine. In late July I flew to Colorado in hope of finding some answers and second opinions. I was given no information from the 2-3 Neurologist that I have seen as to what caused or is “feeding” this. The doctors are very unhelpful due to where my cyst is located (dead center of my brain). Their fearful that it will grow thus forcing them to operate, so they shove RX’s at me in hopes that something will help. Only more bad news followed. Not only was the Cyst causing problems, I was on my way to getting Type 2 Diabetes and leaky gut. I knew I needed to change my life and fast. 

I found out about “The Maria Way” from some very good friends. I have followed your plan since the being of August. On 08/20/13 just 2.5 short weeks of being GF, I had my follow up MRI. It showed that the cyst was now only 1.1cm in size. It had already shrunk 1mm! I know that sounds tiny but when you’re talking about something growing in the middle of your brain it means a lot! I have stopped all med’s and have been migraine and headache free for almost a month now thanks to you!

My skin has improved and my body has never felt better. I can’t wait to see how i feel in a month! My holistic doctors believe that a change in diet and the right supplements will probably shrink or even make my cyst go away. I am really looking forward to TOTAL body health. I truly do feel that “you are what you eat”.

I have never felt better! Not only am I losing weight but very soon I will be completely healthy! Thank you Maria!!!!” Megan

Click HERE to start your journey to a keto-adapted diet!


Why are the rates of cancer going up? In 1840 the average American consumed 2 tsp of sugar a day…in 2011, a typical American consumes over 63 tsp of sugar PER DAY! Cancer LOVE glucose! This is why we test cancer patients by having them drink a “glucose” mix and watch where the cancer attacks. So you think, “Sure, just cut out the glucose from our diet.” BUT most people don’t understand where all the glucose is coming from.

It isn’t just the sugar. “Complex carbohydrates” are structurally just glucose molecules hooked together in long chains. The digestive track breaks it down into glucose. So a sugary and a starchy diet are pretty much the same thing. So in essence a bowl of oatmeal, skim milk and a banana is just a huge bowl of sugar.For about 5 years now, German doctors have been testing cancer patients in a clinical study of a surprising prescription…fat. Their patients are on a ketogenic diet, which eliminates almost all carbohydrates and sugar, and provides energy only from high-quality fats.You are thinking…”this sounds completely opposite of the ‘raw food’ juicing cancer diets, I have been reading about!” BUT this scientific evidence dates back more than 80 years.

In 1924, Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg published his observations of a common feature he saw in fast-growing tumors: unlike healthy cells that can get energy by metabolizing sugar in the mitochondria, cancer cells appeared to fuel themselves only through glycolysis, a less-efficient means of creating energy through the fermentation of sugar in the cytoplasm. Warburg believed that this metabolic switch was the primary cause of cancer, a theory that he was unable to prove before his death.If most aggressive cancers rely on the fermentation of sugar for growing and dividing, then take away the sugar and the cancer can stop spreading. Meanwhile, normal body and brain cells switch to generate energy from fatty molecules called ketones, the body’s main source of energy on a fat-rich diet.

One theory that mistakenly sticks with cancer patients is that diet can influence our pH balance. Tumor cells release lactic acid as a by-product, and this became known as the alkalinity-acidity theory. This created a number of books that wrongly encouraged alkaline diets for preventing and curing cancer. In reality, cancer cells are a bit more acidic just outside their boundaries than inside due to the expelling of lactic acid. Trying to control the pH in your body appears to be bogus. Not only does the absence of acid in the gastric tract and bladder establish an environment that is favorable to tumor growth, the control of pH is automatically controlled in a neutral range of 7.2—7.4. Our diets have been proven to have no effect over the pH of the blood.

I’m not saying to grab a bag of pork rinds and dip them in nacho cheese sauce. Quality food is essential! No trans-fat allowed! Consumer Reports even admitted that low-carb diets aren’t bad like they once thought.

So enjoy these along side of a large omega-3-filled grass-fed steak or fillet of salmon!

Portobello Fries

2 large portobello mushroom
1 egg
1/4 cup almond meal*
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
Optional: additional spices

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the mushroom into long ‘french fry’ shapes. In a medium bowl, scramble the egg. In another bowl, place the almond meal (*note: you could also use finely grated parmesan cheese for more flavor and lower carbs), salt and spices.

Dip the mushroom fry into the egg wash, then roll in the almond flour mixture. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with low sugar ketchup. Yum! Makes 2 servings

BAKED French Fries = 155 calories, 29.1 carbs, 3.9g fiber (25.2 effective carbs)
“Heathified” Fries = 110 calories, 4.2 carbs, 1.9g fiber (2.3 effective carbs)

Portobello Fries

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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