So about last night...
Our dinner was so good it deserved a second post! Really it’s just a reminder to myself 1) how good it was & 2) a pic of some of the ingredients so I can make it again!! My husband always mocks me that I make something once, but he’ll never have it again, which is pretty accurate since I am definitely notorious for not following recipes, so when I make something it’s next to impossible to replicate, or to share the recipe with others, sooooo I’m going to work on that! ☺️
wow. wow. wow.
Paleo beef & broccoli.
Of course I used venison instead of beef & served it over cauliflower rice! 🥩🥦🍚
Recipe on the website A Healthy Life For Me . Only thing I did differently was use venison rump steak & I used broccolini. I sautéed the broccolini in a cast iron pan with coconut oil, garlic powder, salt, & cayenne pepper. The cauliflower rice I also sautéed in a cast iron with garlic powder, salt, & coconut oil. I’m always intimidated when trying new recipes, but this one was easy to follow & well worth it!!!! 🙌🏼
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Day. From. Hell. Left work at 8pm and was not in the mood for cooking. Finding an easy Friday night treat dinner is not easy when you can't tolerate gluten, dairy, eggs, potatoes, sugar or alcohol 😣Thankfully Waitrose got me covered, in exchange for half my months' salary.
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Roasted Tomato Soup (easiest soup ever!) .
Link in my profile .
This soup came from one of those rare moments in the kitchen that didn’t turned out as planned and instead i was left with the best tomato soup I’d eaten in a long time
One reason I love soup:
It’s flippin cold outside!
⛄️ Tonight with the wind chill the temp is dropping to -14C (that’s about 7F for my friends to the south). Soup is a very logical, self persevering choice.
This isn’t only one of the best tomato soup recipes I’ve tasted, tomatoes also boast some disease fighting antioxidant power, thanks to a phytonutrient called Lycopene. Lycopene is what gives tomatoes their red color.
Antioxidants work their magic in our bodies by helping to destroy free radicals thus working to help ward off and help manage chronic disease
Beyond that I’ve snuck lentils in there help bump up the fiber and protein content of this soup so it’s a more substantial meal-time addition .
Since Lyme and co-infections create an acidic pH, I’m upping alkalizing veggies and doing less acidic meat and no acidic grains (I’ve never liked grains aside from rice, anyway, and I have a gluten sensitivity). This mashed cauliflower was delicious as my first meal of the day. It’s pretty filling. It has fiber and protein, and is fairly low carb. It does contain dairy, which makes it more acidic, but when you’re on a very restricted diet, you savor what you can tolerate. I topped it with fresh organic parsley. I love frozen veggie options, so convenient when you don’t have time or feel too tired to wash and cook. Frozen veggies are known as a healthy option, not only because they’re affordable (especially organic, which is 90% of what we buy), also because they’re preserved at their peak and packed with nutrients. It’s nice not to worry about veggies rotting in the fridge when you don’t eat them fast enough, or not feeling defeated just because the fresh produce is wilting and sad looking that week at the market. ❤️#healthyeatingtips#healinglymedisease#veggiesareyourfriend
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I'm not going to lie the last 3 weeks have been really really difficult. The Well & Balanced Podcast has ended, last week's episode was the last, and to be totally honest I'm devastated. I've been so anxious and sad and sharing this really hurts.
I'm not exaggerating when I say that starting a podcast was a dream come true for me. I remember in 2014 stumbling across Balanced Bites, The Nourished Podcast and The Paleo Women Podcast (now well fed women)- and they truly saved my life, opened my eyes and inspired me countless times.
Listening to the women share their own stories, plus countless stories from women writing in with their health issues, strained relationship with food or their bodies & their mindset and outlook on life- gave me the comfort that I wasn't alone in what I was going through. And that was the first time I felt that way.
I had just graduated from my nutrition program and I knew one day- I'M going to start my own show. I put it out into the universe and it came true earlier this year. This whole last year has felt like a pinch me moment doing my own podcast. I loved it more than anything.
I'll never be able to express how much it has meant to me to be a part of any of you that listened, lives- and the countless messages and emails that gave me the ability to connect and to tell you, "you're not alone." I hope you know every time any of you reached out it meant the world to me.
But like this quotes says even though it's very hard, it's time to move forward and let go. I can't change the past or get it back. But what I can do is ask how you'd like to hear from me moving forward. Would you be interested in me starting my own show? Solo with interviews or finding a great co-host? Or seeing more from me on video?
I'm also going to start a private FB group so we can connect on a day-to-day basis and I can do videos and share tips, support and insight in there as well. Would that be something you guys would like?
I would LOVE to hear from you below! Any suggestions are welcome! How can I best support you? You guys all mean so much to me ❤️❤️
It’s important to balance out vegetables with an occasional treat, right? 😆
@jen_yoga_scmb all your posts about Paleo treats from @dukesbakery made me have to stop in & try it!!! I may, or may not, have been there 3 times this week 🙈
Liquid life: coconut water, kale, spinach, lemon, cucumber 🥒🌿🌱coconuts, avocados, and tomatoes are the only fruits allowed during protocol. Usually I’m not one to enjoy green juices without bananas or mango but my girl at P1 blessed me with this sweet treat.
Breakfast Hash and my favorite Organic Maple Chicken Sausages. Made by my sweet husband after my shower wiped me out (again). Then fed to me bite by bite via same husband since I am too weak to sit up (yes, I ate this whole bowl laying down 😂). Any ideas of how to pass hour after hour when you’re stuck in bed? I’m so over YouTube and Amazon Prime movies lol Most days I’m too weak to even crochet, knit or color in a coloring book. Maybe audio books and podcasts?? Any recommendations? Happy Saturday! 😊