Deja Vu! Leftover oatmeal with grass-fed butter, whole milk, hemp seeds, raspberries, and raw unfiltered honey. I ate about half of my bowl. It just didn't feel right. I've learned to listen to my body and when it tells me to eat or not to eat something. Usually it is right. I may be getting sick, and oatmeal is a hard grain for me, especially when I am sick...odd I know.
In my food allergy testing it is a slightly reactive food. So, when I am already run down, it is harder on me.
In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) oatmeal is used to dry dampness, and harmonize the digestive system.
No coffee this morning. I woke up feeling dry and stuffy, so I made a big mug of tea. I combined some jasmine green (found a bag hiding in the tea drawer) and a mint.
I have a giant 32oz Yeti Mug that will keep your drinks hot or cold. Seriously left a mug of coffe in the car skiing one day, came back and it was still hot.
Today ended up being a half day of clients. Typically I would stick around and do CEU's or admin work, but I needed an afternoon to rest, and a bowl of soup!
To me there is nothing better when I am not feeling well, than a bowl of ginger soup. I used my leftover Jap Chae as a base for my lunch soup. I started with 1 1/2 cups of Beef Bone Broth I had saved, and a couple of slices of ginger and a pressed garlic clove. I let that boil for 10 minutes or so, and added in some Jap Chae until is seem a good amount and let that simmer for 5 minutes. I topped it with a hard boiled egg (I have a dozen on Saturday), and some of my Homemade Kim Chi.
PERFECT!!!! Just what I needed. It's amazing what you can do with leftovers. Soups are a great use of what is leftover (be on the look out, I'm going to make a soup with my dinner leftovers later this week)
This afternoon M1 and I had an after school smoothie date. We tried the new place off Drake and Harmony, can't remember the name right now.
They were good. I had the tropical and she had the chocolate version.
I think mine had Coconut Water, Pineapple, Spinach, and and Banana….Can't really remember, but something like that.
Looking for a one dish (mostly) dinner idea?
I made an easy roasted vegetables and sausage. I added a bunch of veggies into a casserole dish, seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, and a little bone broth, and baked in the over at 400 for 30 minutes, then add some uncooked Boulder Brand Brats, and cooked until the sausage was cooked through.
I served it over a basic Polenta. For those of you afraid of making Polenta, it is crazy easy. Try it!
It's hard to turn down a brownie when the rest of the house is having one. Probably not the best idea for my already run down body. I am exhausted and heading to bed early tonight. Hopefully this doesn't follow me into tomorrow. I did my best to drink lots of tea today, eat my veggies, and rest when I could.