Happy Friday! Last day of what will hopefully be my last full week of late shifts. Coming September we're changing the rota to accommodate a maternity leave returner and changing it to one or two days at a time. I am thoroughly excited!! As it is, it's a very long week with the cons: a lot of urgent checks, little boyf-time, late dinners and out of sync with everyone I know. There are huge pros, of course: time for the gym, alone time, stay-in-bed-movie-marathon-time, awesome for errands, a swift commute and the shops are virtually empty on my lunch break. But I don't really go to the gym more than twice a week, so a whole week is totes unnecessary. Today I took a walk in the park and then had a mid-morning snack of smoothie (yes, in a cup, no need to clean more dishes...) and possibly the best pancakes I have ever made. Which I improvised...! Hopefully I can recreate their glory. #aip#autoimmunepaleo#paleo#lowfodmap#fridayfeeling#shiftworker#aippancakes#plantainpancakes#smoothie#smoothietime#lowhistaminesmoothie#histaminintolerans#histamineintolerance#histaminintoleranz
Yeeeeeeeee this happening Today. ↔Let's have for ourselves an henna party just because it's Friday and we can 💃💃
↔Gift for every henna done 💃💃 See you tomorrow by God's grace at @tarabauerorganics Adjacent ostrich bakery, Tanke. 📞07069066083 #Arewailorinpple#AIP
We just finished slicing our delicious preservative & nitrite free homemade bacon, and since the oven was already on i thought aha! Perfect timing to make these! But what are they..?
Bacon, Dates & Almonds. Thanks to my fellow paleoers at @culturedcaveman for helping me come across this amazing snack. I had a few on our trip to the PNW 🙊
Remove the seed from the date, stuff with an almond (or two, our dates are huge) and then wrap with a slice of bacon & bake until the bacon is golden and slightly crisp. .
I can already hear my tummy saying nom nom nom haha
Traveling on a restricted diet 🚣🏼♀️
I just came back from 3 lovely days in Amsterdam. I was SO nervous and anxious before the trip as it would be the first time in months I'd eat some meals out.
We stayed in an @Airbnb where we had breakfast and dinner one night, but the rest of our meals where split between recurring visits to salad bars #SLAamsterdam and #venkelamsterdam .
Although I'm supposed to eat my food cooked and couldn't avoid black pepper or lemon, it worked out pretty well.
Furthermore, my lovely friend and travel companion also has tons of food restrictions and symptoms, and although I certainly don't wish this upon anyone, it was so wonderful and liberating to travel with someone who understands and needs the same kind of food set up.
Normally I'd feel incredibly guilty for not "ruining" someone's trip because I have certain requirements, but on this trip we both had no issues with staying in at night as our body's took turns to give us food reactions or just general symptoms. Choosing gratitude over this instead of sadness and frustration about my health challenges today 💞
Useful books to read for any trauma (especially with physical symptoms/chronic illness) are 'Awaking The Tiger' by Peter Levine and 'The Body Remembers' by Babette Rothschild. (Extract: 1. Shadows From a Forgotten Past - Nature’s Plan). A herd of impala grazes peacefully in a lush wadi. Suddenly, the wind shifts, carrying with it a new, but familiar scent. The impala sense danger in the air and become instantly tensed to a hair trigger of alertness. They sniff, look, and listen carefully for a few moments, but when no threat appears, the animals return to their grazing, relaxed yet vigilant. Seizing the moment, a stalking cheetah leaps from its cover of dense shrubbery. As if it were one organism, the herd springs quickly toward a protective thicket at the wadi’s edge. One young impala trips for a split second, then recovers. But it is too late. In a blur, the cheetah lunges toward its intended victim, and the chase is on at a blazing sixty to seventy miles an hour. At the moment of contact (or just before), the young impala falls to the ground, surrendering to its impending death. Yet, it may be uninjured. The stone-still animal is not pretending to be dead. It has instinctively entered an altered state of consciousness shared by all mammals when death appears imminent. Many indigenous peoples view this phenomenon as a surrender of the spirit of the prey to the predator, which, in a manner of speaking, it is. Physiologists call this altered state the “immobility” or “freezing” response. It is one of the three primary responses available to reptiles and mammals when faced with an overwhelming threat. The other two, fight and flight, are much more familiar to most of us. Less is known about the immobility response. However, my work over the last twenty-five years has led me to believe that it is the single most important factor in uncovering the mystery of human trauma. - Peter Levine
Dobry lider nie spoczywa na laurach i ciągle się uczy 💪
Dziewczyny z Regionu Kielce uczestniczyły ostatnio w warsztatch organizowanych przez AIP w Kielcach. 📚Mamy nadzieję, że zdobytą wiedzę wykorzystają w nowym roku akademickim i będzie się w Kielcach działo! 👊💎 #sfbcc#studenckieforum#regionkielce#aip#aipkielce
Yum! Inspired by the restaurant #spitzslc . Here's the healthy GAPS/SCD/AIP-legal version! Rutabaga (or celeriac) fries with homemade dill dressing, red and green onion, sauerkraut, ground beef, and bacon. Well...I may have eaten all the bacon before it hit the plate 😜. #gaps#scd#aip#healthyfood#healthyfries
I love coconut yoghurt, but when I first became vegan, it was not so readily available in the supermarkets.
When I hit the supermarket this morning, I noticed that while the range is increasing, so is the price. A new brand being stocked where I shop was $11 for a small tub!
Convenience is a wonderful thing, but eating healthy also shouldn't cost a fortune, so I thought I would share a recipe that I have had success with.
I have experimented with quite a few different recipes over time, and found that making yoghurt with coconut milk is not as easy as making it with the dairy variety. While I experimented with recipes, I found some too rich, some too thick, and some too runny (hmmm I sound a bit like Goldilocks! 😂). So, what I have found to make the perfect coconut yoghurt that we love is: 🌰 make sure you sterilise your jar properly before use. I use a jar straight from the dishwasher without touching the inside.
🌰 empty one 400ml can of coconut milk (I prefer Ayam brand as it is additive free), and empty into a clean pot, or thermomix. 🌰 add 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of seived tapioca starch, depending on desired thickness (for the batch in the photo I used approx 1.5 teaspoons) and stir or whisk to combine 🌰 simmer gently for 5-8 minutes
🌰 leave until it is cool enough to touch. I love my thermomix for this, as anything over 38 degrees will kill the probiotics 🌰 when cool stir in vanilla if desired, sweetener if desired (such as maple syrup) and 2 probiotic capsules (at least 30 billion strength), or 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder. 🌰 place your jar somewhere warm for minimum 12 hours, but up to 24 hours. 34-37 degrees is ideal. I place mine on top of my dehyrator and set the temp to be accurate, but leaving in the oven with the light on also works.
🌰place in the fridge to chill for at least a few hours. It will thicken more in the fridge due to the fat content.
This will keep for at least a week.
Another #Delicious#Dinner . Garlic Green Beans (frozen #organic from @costco) @triplembar Lamb Confit. Romaine Salad with Cucumber 🥒, Avocado 🥑, and 🌿 🍋 Basil Lemon Vinaigrette. Ginger Green Onion Sauce. // I love chunky cooked sauces with fresh herbs and this one is my favorite. // Fry up minced ginger in some good quality high heat fat (like coconut, tallow, or lard). When ginger has caramelized, add green onion and let cook for a minute before turning off the heat. Finish while hot with EVOO, a touch of lemon juice, sea salt and fresh coriander. #healthyrecipe
There's something about chicken soup that just warms you down to your soul, isn't there?
Even though it's HOT here in Texas, this #AIP soup sounded good. I used a #soyfree whole #pasturedchicken from @rockfarmersmarket. I'll even reuse the bones to make bone broth this weekend.
My husband despises soups (says he doesn't like "drinking his dinner"). It's okay though... #moreforme . --
Do you like soups? What's your favorite?
Order by 11:59pm tonight for Tuesday delivery!
Summer grilled peach marbella (chicken or vegetarian)
This sweet and garlicky savory oven-baked dish is unique, saucy, and delightful!
Our summer version has fresh GRILLED peaches and dried plums, olives, capers and garlic, herbs and spices - the flavors are surprisingly harmonic and oh so satisfying!
We make it with a melange of vegetables too: carrots, cauliflower (when in season) and zucchini, for a complete meal.
Order basmati rice separately if desired.
Vegetarians request vegetable tofu version.
All options are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and nightshade free
photo credit: RebeccaRaquel
Late AIP Dinner
Boneless Chicken Thighs:
Sauteed chicken, onion and whole garlic cloves in refined coconut oil. Added water and vegetables, brought to boil, and then kept at a high simmer. I generally am still a one trick pony when it comes to cooking AIP due to needing to take breaks. I pick protocol vegetables that will go well together and cut them the size that approximately fits the finish cooking time. I have not looked into following specific AIP recipes yet but overall enjoy my made-up meals very much. 🐷🐷🐷 #aip#autoimmunepaleo#autoimmunediet#newbie#notachef#chronicpain
Helped myself to these whilst at a green fingered friend's house 🌿
I love the peppery nasturtium leaf in a salad and the parsley will probably be chopped into our eggs in the morning 😁
Cat duty booty 🤗
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DAY 32: DINNER
Baked wild-caught sockeye salmon, honey glazed carrots, and sauteed broccolini.
Notes: This was my first time ever making fish of any sort. I wasn't lying when I said I don't eat fish! But look at me, eating it again. And, as an added bonus, it was yummy! My toddler--who hates all food--ate almost as much as I did. He even went back for more salmon after eating the tiny Trader Joe's ice cream he earned for clearing his plate. A true weeknight miracle. 🙌
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I've been working really hard to increase my calories/carbs this past week since dropping down to my lowest weight since before high school after starting the aip diet to deal with my Hashimoto's. Weighed myself today and I'm down another pound, go figure. A little frustrated because I feel like a scrawny little turd but I have to say that overall, my energy and mood has improved. (Disclaimer: still have plenty of "bad" days, but the good days are so much better than before.) If anyone has some tips on how to gain weight on aip I am all ears! #aip#hashimotos#ijustwannabejacked