"Give Thanks To Jehovah, For He is Good"
Psalm 106:1
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You Know Its Spring......

When you get some rain showers

When the Iris are in bloom!

And the daffodils are sunny and bright

And it wouldn't be spring without a mess of new kittens!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

This is How I am

I started my healthy diet 4 weeks ago.
So How Am I?

I do have more energy, however, I caught a bad, bad, cold...
with a deep chest cough...(lasted 2 weeks and is threatening a relapse!)
I also went to the Dentist, several times, for a deep cleaning, root canal and crown.
I'm sure that stirred up alot of bacteria and germs making my immune system weaker.

So...I am now feeling better, I have my energy back, painted my kitchenette,
Planted some succulents and am preparing to plant some flowers.
My iris' are blooming beautifully... and the birds are singing every morning.

Sadly, Dennis caught my terrible cold, so I am now nursing him back to health.

So, as far as my diet plan, I believe this terrible cold would have been worse,
if my body had to fight this cold and process wheat, dairy and sugar.
I feel lighter, I do not crave sugar anymore.
But my clothes are still tight, so... I will be including some exercises in my routine.
(Had to hold off on exercise while getting well)
Hopefully, I will be back on track in no time.
And I will let you know how things are progressing in the next 4 weeks.

(picture by Zane)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What's the News?

In case you haven't heard it thru the grapevine....

Crystal and Dakota will be adding another baby to the family
That will make our four grandkids, into five!
Yes, a BUNCH of grandkids!

Sometime around August???

We are very very happy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Curried Vegetables with Lentils.

I enjoy making East Indian food.
This recipe is one of my favorites,
it is a dry curry.

2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
pinch of asafetida (hing)
1 Tbl green chili, minced, bell pepper
(If you like a hot curry, use a jalapeno)
1 small cauliflower, cut into fine florets
1/4-1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. coriander powder
1/8 tsp turmeric
1 Tbl water
1 1/2 cups frozen petite peas
3 Tbl. coconut, finely grated
2 Tbl. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Juice of 1/2 small lime/

In a large saucepan with lid, heat oil. Add mustard seeds, asafetida, and green chili or bell pepper. Add cauliflower. Cover and dry-steam over very low heat, adding sea salt, coriander, and turmeric as vegetables cook. Stir frequently. Add water if vegetables begin to stick. Cook 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently until cauliflower is tender. Add peas, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes longer. Stir in coconut, cilantro, and lime juice. Mix well and heat gently for a few minutes. Serves 3-4

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Though not a grain, they have a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains.
The amount of fiber, antioxidants and and Omega-3 fatty acids in flax seeds, leave grains in the dust!
Flax seed is low in carbohydrates. The combination of healthy fats and high fiber make it a great food for weight loss and maintenance.
Flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Power Breakfast for Me!

I eat oatmeal nearly every morning!
It is suppose to be good for lowering cholesterol
I add raw mixed nuts, ground flax seed and dried cherries.
A little coconut milk!
With strawberries on the side, this is a good start of my day!

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hot Soup for a Cool Night, Malaysian Style

Spicy Malaysian Soup

2 T. coriander seeds
1 tsp each black peppercorns, cumin seeds, and fennel seeds
4 cloves
¼ tsp. ground tumeric
5 to 8 dried arbol chilies, stemmed
2 lemongrass stalks
3 T. coconut oil
1 lb. chicken thighs, skinned
1 T. fish sauce (or shrimp paste*)
2 carrots, julienned
2 zucchini, julienned
3 large shallots, thinly sliced
2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 T. fresh ginger, minced
1 qt. chicken broth, gluten free
1 can (13.5) coconut milk
3 tsp kosher salt
1 cinnamon stick
6 oz. mung bean sprouts, rinsed
8 oz. wide rice noodles
1/3 cup each of fresh mint, cilantro, and Thai-basil leaves
Lime wedges
1 red jalapeno, halved and sliced
Sambal oelek chili paste*.

Grind coriander, peppercorns, cumin, fennel, cloves, turmeric, and chiles coarsely in a spice grinder. Peel tough outer layers from lemongrass, then mash core with a meat mallet or small, heavy frying pan.

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chicken, fish sauce, shallots, julienned vegetables, and reserved spices and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 minutes.

Pour in coconut milk, broth, and salt; add cinnamon and lemongrass. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, 20 minutes.

You may boil bean sprouts in a large pot of boiling water until softened, 2 min. Transfer sprouts to a bowl. (I did not do this)Add noodles to pot and cook until firm, 4 minutes. Drain; rinse well. (I left out noodles)

Divide sprouts and noodles among 6 bowls. Ladle in soup (remove cinnamon and lemongrass) and top with mint and cilantro, and Thai-basil and jalapeno. Serve with limes and sambal.

*Find in the Asian aisle of a well-stocked grocery store or at an Asian market.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Break fast on new diet

Wheatfree pancakes!
(mostly rice flours)
I use coconut oil to grease frying pan, then
I put sliced bananas on top of pancake, then turn it over,
the bananas sweeten and carmelize a little.
When pancake is done I top it with fresh raspberries (my favorite)
and Agave syrup (less sugars than maple syrup)
This is sooooo yummmy!

These supplements help my system stay balanced.
They contain B vitamins, amino acids and herbs.
Mg-K Aspartate is Magnesium, Potassium, and Aspartic acid.