Thank you so much for the kind words everyone! I read the comments to my mom, and it definitely made her day. Actually, I think it made her week. Also I had mentioned that I wasn’t wearing foundation. Then I realized that I don’t ever wear foundation. I used to use a popular mineral one, but I looked it up and found out that sometimes it may irritate the skin further. With that, I decided to let my skin breathe and it ended up helping clear it up a bit. Anyway, enough talk about that…
Red kale is also known as Russian red kale. It has a sweeter taste compared to other types, and it even smelled like roses! “Green is associated with Spring – a time of renewal and refreshing vital energy. In oriental medicine green is related to the liver, emotional stability and creativity.“
I love adding thyme to sweet recipes now–especially that one.
I followed this recipe for pea and watercress purée, except I used ghee instead of butter. It was deliciously fresh tasting, but comforting at the same time. I have fond memories of pea soups and peas in general. When I was younger, one of the daycares I went to always served them. As you can see I love stuffing my sweet potatoes with beans. My dad asked me where I got this great idea from, and where exactly I don’t know–but it’s one of the great things I’ve stumbled across on blogs!
Here I cubed a sweet potato and mixed it with onions, beans, and zucchini cooked with mango chutney. I topped it off with ghee, flax oil, and toasted coconut shreds!
The other day I was running some errands to prepare for my move back up to school.
I thought of you Holly! I wanted to send her a picture text message but then I realized I didn’t have her number hahaha. So instead I whipped out my big DSLR camera to take this picture. I had some onlookers–what? I’m fascinated by peanut butter! If they tried it on top of their oats, sweet potatoes, carrots, or anything for that matter besides just bread… well they’d understand.
I would have a hard time if I were living in the dorms, wouldn’t I? I’m bringing things that are convenient for student-life, and of course to help keep strengthening my liver!
When I watched the movie “Eat. Pray. Love” I learned that tutti in Italian means “everything” or “all”. Now the name of the flavor makes sense! Anyway, I wanted to give you guys a tidbit on a fruit in this breakfast that I haven’t featured much on my blog. Enter the fuzzy kiwi! They are full of vitamin C, which is one of the most beneficial antioxidants for liver health. It provides protection from free radicals and reduces damage to liver cells from harmful chemical toxins. other sources are citrus fruits, berries, broccoli, cucumber, and spinach. Kiwis are also a good source of beta-carotene and vitamin E. A little interesting scientific factoid I found out about vitamin E actually that actually makes sense: “Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant. It protects fats from becoming rancid due to free radical attacks. The cell membranes that protect the liver are fat based. So vitamin E helps protect the cells that protect the liver! A study has also shown that vitamin E can reduce the scar tissue in liver – which can lead to cirrhosis.” Now I just imagine vitamin E as a nice comfy cushion that can protect me! Almonds are also a good source of vitamin E, so your comfy cushion can even be a nice, big spoonful of almond butter.
Also in this bowl is a fruit I mentioned in my last post. A lot of you had something to say about apricots. I’ve been eating them often, but I realized that I like dried apricots more than fresh. I think it’s because they’re sweeter hehe.
Many of you have been asking which Ayurvedic book I’m using “Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners” by Amadea Morningstar
It’s funny how between Florida and Virginia, the background for my food pictures changes. In Florida you may recognize the place-mats and glass table. However, while I’m up at school I use my desk’s stationary pull-out as the background. My actual kitchen gets no natural light, and you know how I feel about that as far as photography goes!
Here’s a little hint for my next post…
And that is what you will find out later! Till then…