I got Coumarin poisoning from "cinnamon"!!! "Cinnamon" sold in the U.S. is a different plant "Cassia" entirely which contains toxic crap.
I also got nutmeg poisoning which isn't fun, just dumb.
Jeez. This is the worst instructable I've ever done. I'm confused and possibly brain-damaged. What's going on?
Okay, if you're not totally poisoned and If you're on a low-carb diet this stuff is totally within the rules.
This eggnog is low-carb and high-protein. It's so decadent and delicious it seems like it should be illegal. Check your diet rules, but if you're on a low-carbohydrate diet such as Atkins, Zone, Caveman, or one I'm working on, the "cavity healer" or "tooth" diet, this eggnog can be just the thing.
If you're lactose-intolerant either add a lactase pill or substitute your favorite <seedmilk plus calcium source> for the cow milk.
Adjust the recipe to conform to your rules and taste.
Here's the basic recipe:
eggs 6 raw or boiled eggwhites, 1 or 2 yolks
olive and/or fresh flax oil 100ml
Cinnamon enough but not too much (it's fricking poisonous at more than 1 gram/day. see next step.)
Xylitol 1 level teaspoon - It's a natural tooth-healthy sugar
vanilla a few drops or a teaspoon.
FREQUENTLY ANTICIPATED QUESTIONS:
A: see the next step.
Q: Other than being poisonous, such a rich drink is healthy?
A: Books such as Protein Power and the Atkins books explain body's metabolism and how getting your calories from protein and oil can be healthy.
When you quit carbs you'll need to eat a lot more oil than you're used to just to get enough calories. In the past I haven't managed to do this and have developed food cravings which broke the diet. My current "tooth-healing" diet isn't supposed to be a weight-loss diet, which makes it easier ingest enough fats and avoid food cravings. I haven't had bread, cookies, etc in months and don't miss them. I've got a lot more energy than I used to. I'm getting skinny but not losing weight, which means my muscles and skeleton are getting stronger.
Step 1: Coumarin poisoning from Cassia "Cinnamon"
I feel weird.
Like I just want to stare at one point and let my eyes unfocus and not move my head.
But before everything goes to static I get fidgety and move my head.
Has this happened to anyone else?
I think I'll take a break for a while...
WARNING: Don't eat too much Cinnamon. according to wikipedia the "cinnamon" we get here isn't "true cinnamon" and it contains coumarin which bad for your liver and kidneys at least.
The Spice Page explains the different kinds of plants called "Cinnamon" and claims you can eat up to 1 gram of the local "cassia" crap per day without getting coumarin poisoning.
A friend of mine was eating cinnamon with a spoon because she'd seen reports of
cinnamon being investigated for diabetes/sugar metabolism and other health benefits.
So I thought I'd try it.
WHY DOESN'T THIS STUFF HAVE A WARNING LABEL???
Eggnog usually also has nutmeg in it, but having experienced a nutmeg poisoning/overdose, I never use it. See the comments for the story of how that was. Damn. Food is dangerous.
I guess it actually IS the leading cause of death here in the States.