I didn’t think corn was allowed in Stage 1. I went back and checked and it’s not on the list of approved foods, but it’s also not on the list of foods to avoid. It’s gluten-free, but it also has a high glycemic index. So, I guess it could go either way (?). I’m doing a combo of this diet and one from a book, and corn is not allowed in the book version.
On the seasoning – I do a lot of Asian-inspired sauteeing with sesame oil, garlic, ginger, onion, and salt. Sometimes adding in sesame seeds, too. If you’re using soy, Bragg’s Amino is approved and is awesome in a combo with the flavors I’ve already mentioned.
I eat buckwheat grits with a little organic butter, garlic butter, salt, and chili powder. Very tasty 🙂