Since I have been sick and dealing with a sinus infection I have been eating certain foods. The best thing I was able to eat was this wild rice and veggie soup I created. Here is the recipe:
1 bag of mixed frozen organic veggies
2 cups of veggie stock
2 cups of water
3 garlic cloves
1 small onion chopped
1 cup dry mixed brown and wild black rice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch of oregano
pinch of parsley
pinch of herbs de providence
pinch of kosher salt
pinch of black pepper
-In a small pot, put chopped onion & chopped garlic cloves in with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
-Sautee about 3 minutes
-Add the vegetable stock & water
-Add the frozen veggies, cook on med-low
-While you are cooking the veggies and stock, cook the rice in a rice cooker
-When the rice is done cooking add the rice and spices
-Bring to a boil for a minute or two
-Enjoy with some hot sauce or just plain!
Here are a few of my favorite recipes that are absolutely healthy for during the holiday season! If anyone has any questions about other foods- please feel free to comment below or email me and I will post one of my recipes for it!! Happy Thanksgiving!
Here is a short list of ways to deal with cravings.
Not only are peppers a great way to flavor your food, but they are amazing for your body and health. I will cut to the chase and then- at the end of the article- a super awesome and yummy recipe for roasted red pepper sauce.
Peppers contain phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring compounds that are found in plants. Like hormones some phytochemicals can act as messengers in the body. They also have very high antioxidant abilities. They neutralize free radicals in the body (free radicals damage cells). Each color pepper is a different phytochemical.
There are a number of vitamins that are included in peppers. The top performers are:
One awesome thing that peppers contain is capsaicin. Capsaicin is a powerful antioxidant. Bell Peppers contain none, jalapenos have some, but habaneros have the most in them. What does capsaicin do?
So what else do peppers do for you? Sweet or hot....
So all in all- peppers are an awesome way to get the proper vitamins and minerals your body needs! The only things you want to watch out for is ulcers and GERD.
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.