Friday, May 14, 2010

My New Life

You may have noticed I haven't blogged in a while. A lot of different things have been happening in my life. Some very exciting, some not so much.

One of the things I think is very exciting is that I have gone back to school! Yay Me!

The other very very very exciting thing, is that I read this book "NEVER BE SICK AGAIN" by Raymond Francis! I've made some pretty significant changes to the way I eat. It has only been a couple of weeks since I opened the book and already I feel SO much better. Living pain free has become a reality for me, no longer just a dream! Not only do I feel better but I look better too. I have people telling me I am looking so good and asking me what it is I am doing.

Tatting Chic has taught me some very useful things, as well. One that I am very grateful for is that red quinoa absorbs flavor much more than the white does! It has been a lot of fun swapping healthy recipes and ideas with her. I thought I would share a couple of my ideas here with you, and if you have some tips for me that would be great!

The other day I made some red quinoa and black bean "chili" that was delicious! I read somewhere that turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties so I have been trying to incorporate it into my recipes more. I'm one of those cooks who just kinda throws things together, so I don't have exact measurements, but if this sounds good to you, give it a try.
I cooked some black beans using half water and half organic low-sodium chicken broth and a couple cloves of garlic. When the beans were almost done I sautéed some chopped onion and garlic in some olive oil. Once those were done I added curry powder (which has turmeric in it) and some chili powder. Then I poured in 1/3 cup quinoa and 2/3 cup organic chicken broth. I let that cook until the quinoa was done and then added the beans.

I used to love pizza, ok ok I still love pizza, but now I make it differently.
I took giant portabella mushroom tops sprinkled them with olive oil and minced garlic and put them in the oven on 300 to soften for about 15 minutes. Then I chopped up some spinach and fresh basil diced some tomatoes and layered them on the mushrooms. I imagine a little parmesan would be good on there, but I am not eating dairy anymore so... one of these days I'll forget about cheese. Oh I just thought how good they would be if I had made pesto sauce to go under the spinach and tomatoes. I'll have to try that next time!

Anyhow, I am very excited about my new life and wanted to share with you! If you have some ideas for me please leave me a comment.

Hopefully I'll be back on here sooner...