I tried out my new dehydrator today to make kale chips – a great immune booster. I just coated them in pink salt and paprika to see how they went and they are yummerz! So much more crispy than when they are done in the oven and they don’t go brown around the edges.
Got a couple of recipes to try with sundried tomato and nut coating so I’ll be getting right on that tomorrow. Awesome!
A regular in our house and an excellent way of using up stuff in the bottom of the fridge soup. Todays soup goes like this…
2 sticks celery
3 medium carrots
handful of sundried toms
1 red pepper
1/2 tsp pink salt
2 drops basil essential oil (or bung in fresh/dried basil)
1 tbsp. avocado oil
1 pt water
Top n tail the celery and deseed the pepper.
Peel and chop the carrots.
Heat the oil in the pan.
Chop the celery and cook until soft.
Add in the carrots and cook for a few minutes then add in the pepper.
Slice and squeeze the orange. Add in the juice.
Add in the sundried toms and cook for a few minutes.
Add in the salt and basil.
Add in the water and bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
B12 is a wonder vitamin. It’s a wonder what we’d do without it! Actually, its one that a deficiency of will get us into a bit of a mess.
The thing with being B12 deficient is that a lot of the symptoms can be mistaken for something else and not recognised. Fatigue: it’s just tiredness; I’ve been busy. Ache and pain: it’s the time of year, everyone is a bit achy. Dizziness: I’m hungry or have low blood sugar; I’ll eat some carbs!
Ringing any bells?
An interesting if controversial article. Sure to provoke thought and discussion. Make of it what you will.
Well the veg box arrive this morning so I’m souping today!
Lightly Spiced Autumn Soup
3 large carrots scraped and chopped
3 handfuls of kale torn up
2 leeks chopped
1 cup of sliced fennel
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp rock salt
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp mixed spice
Pop the leek and fennel in a pan with olive oil and cook slow n low for five minutes. Add in the carrot and kale. Stir until the kale cooks down a little. Pour on a pint of boiled water and add in all the seasonings. I also popped a bit of fresh parsley in.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 2o mins.
Allow to cool slightly (so it doesn’t spit) and blitz in a blender.
Yummy with oatcakes!
Kale is a great source of magnesium which is helpful in managing fatigue. It also has antioxidants, vitamin K, Vitamin C – immune booster, and B6, B2 and Folate – all useful in dealing with fatigue or nervous issues/depression.
Carrots are a good source of the B vits too and vitamin C.
So, get your soup on!
And yet another great article from my fave nutrition research peeps advocating real food.
So quit the s**t people and read on for useful info that you should inwardly digest.
If you are looking to cut your sugar intake, maintain blood sugar levels or manage diabetes, or just eat more healthily, this article is for you.
Another interesting read from my fave research bods. We all know, or should by now, that sugar is sneaky and goes by various guises. But this article deals with consumption of liquid sugars, and it is very easy to forget to keep check on these.
At last, a good start on research for CFS/ME as a physical condition. We are farther away from a belief it is ‘all in our minds’ and the ‘yuppy flu’ days, but not far enough. There is still too much myth surrounding CFS/ME. Lets hope this research continues and gets the respect it needs.
This article is well worth a read. Feel free to share. Lets get the word out there and encourage more research to be undertaken and published.
Bum. Yesterday I thought I’d found a new sugar that wasn’t going to exacerbate my fatigue coconut sugar (or coconut palm sugar/coconut nectar). Frankly, I should have known better. I bought some coconut jam at the weekend. I spread it on a piece of toasted rye bread yesterday morning. Had I stopped at that, I might have got away with it. But I didn’t, and I didn’t. Believing it to be low GI and having nutritional benefits such as magnesium (great for fatiguers) I ate a couple of teaspoonfuls of it after my dinner. I work evenings teaching Pilates. I felt dreadful at my classes last night. Nauseous and knackered. I blamed the heat, of course, but a little voice was saying, Yeah, what did you eat that was different today? Coconut jam. So, referring to my nutrition bible Authority Nutrition (should have gone there in the first place) I now find it is loaded with sucralose, so I may as well be eating fructose, so I may as well be downing refined sugar. It’s not as bad as refined sugar. But it’s not a ‘good’ sugar. Let’s face it, that is probably never going to exist. I can obviously tolerate a bit, which is progress in itself. Several years ago, when my CFS was much worse, it would have increased my fatigue and sent me straight into a slump, because that’s what sugar does to anyone with a fatigue condition. But I think, in the interest of continued CFS recovery, it’s bye bye coconut jam. Back to Avocado on toast and banana in my porridge for breakfast. Anyway, my chia seed jam is much better (she convinces self). The link for the article is below.