🌿Homemade falafel & tzaziki 🌿 I made my very first falafel! And it was so easy 😊 Also this was the first time that I made vegan tzaziki. Thought it wouldn't end up like the tzaziki I used to eat, but it's actually really good!! If you love falafel and tzaziki, you should definitely try this recipe 😍 I'll write down the recipes below. For 2 servings:
- one can of chickpeas
- small handful of fresh cilantro
- small handful of fresh parsley
- 2 or 3 gloves of garlic - cayenne pepper - cumin - turmeric - salt and pepper - 1/2 onion
- 1/4 cup flour 💚
- 1/3 cucumber, chopped
- 4 tbsp unsweetened soy yoghurt
- 2 tbsp vegan mayo
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp chopped chives
- 1 glove of garlic, mashed
- salt and pepper
I sliced a tomato and some lentil onions and putted everything in 4 pitas. It was soooo good! (Even my meat eating bf loved it) ❤️
Homemade Hummus 🌿 - one can of chickpeas (skins removed)
- 2 gloves of garlic
- juice of half a lemon
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tsp cumin
- bit of cayennepepper
- bit of turmeric
- pepper and salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Last night I checked out @lingerdenver with my parents. I always hear good things about this place and they're a sister restaurant to my fav @rootdownden .
They were super accommodating to my diet (more on how I find places below). I had the fajitas (bottom of the first picture) and the chicken satay salad (second pic). I even indulged and had chocolate Taiwanese shaved ice for dessert (😬eek paying for that today ha)
How do I find restaurants I can eat at? First I research what places definitely accommodate gluten free and review their menu to see if there's things I think could be modified. Then I always call the restaurant and say I'm interested in eating at your establishment but I have several food allergies and I want to know if you'd even be able to work with me. I run down the list of what I can't eat (gluten, dairy, nightshades, garlic, onion. Since I don't often eat out I don't stress as much about gluten-free grains and all high FODMAP foods. You gotta live a little). if somewhere says they can't accommodate that's fine and I move on. But usually they'll check with the chef, make a note of my allergies and then I make a reservation. When I go in everyone is usually aware because the note has been made but I also talk to the waitress and confirm. So far in Denver they've been extremely accommodating, always know what nightshades are and all the weird things I can't have and they work to make an enjoyable experience for me
Moral of the story: call ahead and don't be afraid to ask! .
Inspired by Indian cuisine...slow cooked turkey thighs in coconut milk with ginger, onion, cilantro, garam masala, tumeric, garlic, lemon juice and sea salt. Sauteed organic spinach and cauliflower in ghee. When slow cooker is done, combine chicken with vegetables. I served over basmati rice cooked with ghee and sea salt. Easy, healthy, flavorful. 🍲#easydinner#glutenfree#paleoforhealth
The flu is in tha house, I feel so horrible specially since the herxing also kicks in every now and then. So I'm staying inside with this strawberry smoothie 🍓 Gonna watch some series and sleep it off. 😴 #LymeDontKillMyVibe
T-minus 1 day before I leave for vacay! I try to keep my IG lighthearted and focused on the bright side of things, but here's a "dose" of reality. (See what I did there? 😉) I want to help people understand what daily life is like for people who have chronic disease so there can be more awareness and empathy.
Traveling with #lymedisease takes TONS of preparation and energy. Planning meds is just one part of preparing for travel: 24 different meds, 40 pills a day, 5 administration times per day. I try to anticipate any possible scenario and what I would need to get through it--too cold, too hot, too much exertion, sun exposure, sound sensitivity, vertigo, heart palpitations, herxheimer reactions, food that fits my strict Lyme diet, POTS symptoms, dehydration. These are just some of the factors I have to think about every day, and even more so when I'm not in the comfort of my home. This may be my reality right now, but that doesn't mean I don't love my life. I'm grateful for the abundance, opportunities, and friends & family that I get to enjoy everyday. Now off to Montana to unplug and enjoy the woods 🌲🙌💚
The phrase "abs are made in the kitchen" is no joke! I am on week 3 of my soy, dairy, alcohol, sugar, and gluten free diet and my body has made some major changes. Due to my Lyme I may only exercise very minimally, so I was shocked that my abs have become so definined! As of now, I only focus on my abs for about 3 min during my allotted 10 min workout! 🥒🍅🥕#healthyliving#sugarfreelife#lymediet
❄️It feels to me like it's already winter, I can't get used to the cold! So that's probably why I was craving this bowl of warm apple oats 🍎 • cut one apple into little pieces • throw in a pan together with a little layer of water • let it cook slowly • add cinnamon (lots) • add oats, flaxseeds and chia seeds • add raisins ( I didn't have those but it makes it so much better!!) • add a bit of plant powered milk > oat milk, soy milk or almond milk • let it cook a little bit longer • add walnuts • add maple syrup (optional) • let's eat! 💚💜💚💜
simple and easy.
We spent 10 out of the last 14 days away from home - it seems like all I've done is packed and unpacked (which is a lot of extra work when your also doing IV meds for treating #lymedisease )
Last weekend I posted about my travel snacks that kept us on track through the busy weekend. HOWEVER... Dietitians are still normal and we eat junk too - last weekend I had my very first (vegetarian) taco in a bag. Not sure what those are supposed to be like? But mine was a bag of salsa and sour cream 😬 not good.
We spent a majority of our time away at my in law's farm so we ate a lot of fresh veggies, but there are simple ways to keep things healthy when your on the go. My best tip: meal prep!
I cooked up some couscous, lentils and black beans and made a really simple hummus and baba ganoush (successfully grew eggplant in the greenhouse!). These have been the staples for me the last few days just like they are in this salad:
What are your go-to's to keep meals healthy when your on the go?
This bone broth is so rich in gelatin and collagen that I can slice it into cubes. #Bonebroth is rich in minerals, soothing to the digestive tract and helps the immune system. Especially during the season change it is important to stay well #nourished . .
Want to know more about the benefits of gelatin and broth? •Gelatin is an easy way to support your digestive system. It is not only nutritious but very soothing and healing to the digestive tract. Its ability to attract and hold liquids makes foods cooked in broths easier to digest.
•American researcher, Dr. Gotthoffer found that cooked foods eaten with gelatin were easily digested and that babies fed milk fortified with gelatin had better digestion than those given plain milk. Also, the babies who were fed milk without gelatin had a higher rate of #allergies and intestinal issues.
•Additionally, #Gotthoffer found studies showing that convalesing adults who have lost weight because of operations, dysentery, cancer and other illnesses fare better if gelatin is added to their diet.
•Gelatin has long been recognized in the treatment of digestive diseases. “[Gelatin] is said to be retained by the most sensitive stomach and will nourish when almost nothing else will be tolerated,” wrote L. E. Hogan in 1909. •Homemade broth heals and seals the digestive tract.
•One reason gelatin was recommended so highly for #malnourished individuals is that it reduces the amount of complete protein needed by the body. So, while gelatin is not a complete protein, it is high in the amino acids arginine and glycine which enables the body to more efficiently utilize the complete proteins that are consumed. For that reason broths are known as “protein sparing” because with broth your body can make better use of the protein you do eat, therefore not require as much.
•Gelatin strengthens hair and nails, minimizes wrinkles and prevents and heals cellulite.
•#Gelatin may be useful in the treatment of a long list of diseases including peptic ulcers, tuberculosis, diabetes, muscle diseases, and infectious diseases.
Dinner can't come soon enough!!!!!! 😁😍🍅🌶🏈 To clarify, this is "diet" food... and I'll be putting sour cream and cheddar on it. 😳 Had my first dairy in months last night (cheeseburger with thick sliced garden tomatoes, YUM!!) and it went down VERY well!! 😃💃 .
What?!?! Yes. And #Lymies and #moldies , 👉LISTEN UP!!! 👈 I was finally made crazy by the systemic inflammation that's been dogging me for TEN MONTHS now (caused by the Lyme and Bartonella) when I became ravenous all night - every night 😩 and noted signs of high testosterone (which is usually caused by insulin resistance.) 🤦♀️ .
I wasn't drinking soda or eating Cheetos (which is how I would prefer to go down in flames, ROFL!!) rather lots of oats and rice (which are low histamine... right "chain"/process, but hitting the wrong link.) .
Unfortunately those are all high in AMYLOSE. Amylose is what jacks blood sugar and causes insulin resistance. That + Lyme disrupting mast cell function has been wreaking pure havoc. 🤷🏼♀️ .
So I started the no amylose diet 3 days ago and can already easily overnight fast for 14 hrs, vs. 7-8 hours!! 😮😁👍 Plus I'm feeling SO much better... and I'm losing weight, too!! Zero portion control. And CHEESE. Did I mention cheese??? 🧀😍 I can handle this!!!! .
#turkeychili#sundayYUMday#noamylose#Lymediet#nukeinflammation#leptinreset#nomoreinsulinresistance#hormonereset#lowercytokines#REALLYFREAKINGYUMMY 😍 #beatingchronicLyme#incitehealing
😲😲😲 guys...I read this article by @allyhilfiger yesterday about recovering from #chroniclyme and she mentions the #bloodtypediet . I have thought about it a few times here and there but not seriously until now!! I recall about 7 years ago I saw a natural medicine practitioner who recommended it to me. I don't remember my blood type but I do remember reading a vegetarian diet was best. I went on over to the site Ally suggests and was SHOCKED at how accurate the suggestions were. It talks about home having naturally high cortisol (☑️☑️☑️) and low stomach acid (☑️☑️☑️) and how meats are typically hard for me to digest (☑️). I definitely recommmend checking this out! I posted the link to the blood type diet in my profile 😃😃 let me know what you think! (You can read Ally's full article on Goop!)
I wish someone would make this for me right now. Cooking with one hand is challenging 😖 I made this Chocolate & Orange Caramel tart before the trip. It's my son's fave and everyone who's tried it says it tastes soooo good. It's gluten, dairy and sugar free, though it does use a lot of dates so I only have a small slice when I fancy a treat and freeze the rest in portions. It keeps really well. That is if my son hasn't helped himself to the freezer drawer. I have found empty Tupperware many times. Recipe is from @livias_kitchen #chocolatemakeseverythingbetter#cakemakeseverythingbetter
Vitamins! 🥝 Had to take a picture of these beauty's, look at the colors!😍 I try to avoid medicines as much as possible, so I'm really happy that my treatment consists of herbal tinctures and some other herbal supplements. No antibiotics for me 🚫Besides that, I will eat as healthy as possible to make sure that the Lyme bacteria won't do much more harm. So no more alcohol, less gluten, no dairy (already did that), no refined sugar and lots and lots of fruits and veggies! 💚