Monday, April 25, 2011

Health & Wellness

The chicken came out pretty great, but wasn't worth the work (see last post). On to newer things!

I'm trying to be healthy...this is apparently harder than you'd think. According to Dr. Raby at the Raby Institute for Integrated Health, this involves "avoiding inflammatory" foods:
  • dairy from cows
  • caffeine (drink green tea instead)
  • oranges
  • wheat/gluten
  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • peanut products
So I went gangbusters at Stanley's and bought a ton of veggies and a bunch of healthy protein (fish and chicken) at Trader Joe's.

On tonight's menu was a vegetable soup made from the chicken stock in the last post's recipe. I added all the veggies that only had a day left in them: asparagus, celery, carrots, beans (dry pinto beans that I boiled for two minutes and then soaked with a lid for one hour per package directions), salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and water to make a decent amount of soup. I then topped with roughly chopped, fresh cilantro, scallions and finely shredded Manchego cheese, made from sheep's milk. For a side, I had a small bowl of Jiminy chips - sweet potato variety.

It was healthy, easy-to-make and delicious!

*Image c/o delrandall

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