Thanks for letting me rant yesterday. Today I feel so much better. Things could be so much worse. Instead of complaining I should be thankful. Thank you for all of your encouragement! I still don’t have the MRI results back. I may not get them until Monday, but that is okay! I feel like if it was something major they would have called me already. AK is still feeling crummy, but I am pumping her full of vitamin C and D as well as herbal tea with honey, thieves oil and lemon oil. It tastes pretty good too. I am about to make her get in the shower. She has been on the couch all day. Showers always make a person feel better at least a little bit!
Project Healthy Family 2013 has been going great around here. Thanks to my friend Anna Wight, I have another arsenal of good ideas. Anna and I met through a mutual friend last week and believe me, it was one of those God given appointments. She is so full of wisdom when it comes to natural medicine and food that heals. Anna has just recently released a cook book called This is How We Eat. I told her I would look it over, try something, and if I liked it I would share it with you. Anna is a Photographer by trade so her pictures make you want to make everything! Anna’s journey to healthy eating came at a time when she was trying to conceive children and couldn’t. She was diagnosed with multiple illnesses and prescribed a multitude of medications. After totally transforming her diet along with natural medicine, she was not only able to conceive but was healed from her ailments. This goes to show you the damage that commercial food is doing to our bodies. It is heart breaking. It gets less tasty and more toxic as the years go by. All of the recipes in her book are gluten free and the ones I have tried are so tasty! I even made cake in a mug, whipped up in the microwave and ready to eat in a minute and a half. Quick,healthy dessert in under two minutes that curbs my sweet tooth. Yes please!
The enemy food in my life has always been brussels and cooked carrots. I can vividly remember my mom forcing me to eat these at the table and literally gagging. Oh how I dreaded those nights! My dad even hates them to this day. Well, come to find out, she was feeding us canned brussels. No wonder. They were soggy and unbearable. Ew.. Double EW. Thinking about it again, I remember even holding my nose while I forced it down! While reading Anna’s cookbook I came across a beautiful picture of brussels wrapped in bacon. She made it look good so I thought I would try to re introduce myself to this abomination of a food. I bought fresh Brussels at Earth Fare and bacon from a local farmer that had not been fed GMO corn or soy and no preservatives or nitrates were added to the bacon. You an also find bacon like this at Whole Foods. My pictures aren’t as good as hers but I tried!
Here is step by step how I did it and how she describes it in her cookbook.
What you will need:
10 slices of Bacon
20 Tooth Picks
1. Microwave Bacon in Paper Towel for 1 and a 1/2 minutes and cut in half.
2. Cut Brussels in half.
3. Wrap one bacon half around one brussel half and secure with a toothpick and arrange on a stone or foil lined baking sheet spritzed with olive oil.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until brown. Mine didn’t take that long. I have to say, these were devoured in less than a minute by my whole family, even my dad. The bacon over powers the brussels but the fact that they were fresh I think made all the difference. I believe I could eat them roasted with just salt and pepper. They were outstanding.
Thank you Anna for encouraging me to give them a try and for sharing your book with us. Anna has given me a special code for you guys for 10% off her book if you want to try it. She has it in paperback form as well as PDF for e-readers. You can use the code restore10book for the paperback or restore10PDF for the e-reader version. Her website to order and follow her new blog is at This is How we Eat dot net.
Now to fix some herbal tea for the sickie :O) Thanks for the prayers everyone. Have a great weekend.