Balsamic & Sweet Onion Pot Roast


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Recipes — always need adjusting to fit your personal tastebuds.  For me, I am always substituting to remove gluten, dairy, soy and most dairy.  Because I love to recipe books, I have no shortage of recipes to select from.  The problem usually is what do I want to eat and what do I have in my pantry or freezer.

Tonight I am making a pot roast in the crockpot — always a great weekday choice.   Pop it into the crockpot in the morning and come home to a home-cooked meal.

I decided to combine two recipes.  One recipe calls for tomato sauce; the other uses chicken/beef broth.  One adds soy sauce, which I can’t do, but I could substitute coconut aminos.  Both have balsamic vinegar.  One recipe uses paprika, a mild-flavoured metabolism booster that contain capsinoids.  In an American study, capsinoids were shown to reduce belly fat.  The rate of the metabolism didn’t increase, but rather the rate of fate burning did.  Conclusion, I will be adding this to my crockpot concoction.  Adding onions and garlic, for sure.  Garlic is often referred to as the “poor person’s antibiotic.”  Garlic contains lots of antioxidants and seems to increase your body’s ability to produce antioxidants.  We can always use lots of free-radical scavengers (antioxidants) needed to offset our stressful lifestyles.  Onions, from the same family as garlic, has similar nutrients and benefits to offer.  Additionally, both garlic and onions contain sulphur which promotes elimination of toxins from the blood, lymph and body.

After adjusting and substituting, I have my pot roast on and can go about my day knowing I have supper taken care of.  To balance out the meal, I will add a large green salad and some steamed green beans.  I also enjoy a healthy spoonful of Bubbies prepared horseradish, a fermented food that is a great probiotic to build health gut flora.  Since my adult sons will be home too, I will make yams or a couple of our home-grown potatoes for a starchy veg.

Soon my house will be filled with the fabulous smells of our cooking dinner…

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