Red Cabbage Sauté

Finished Red Cabbage Saute I was inspired to try a dish using red cabbage as the primary ingredient. Red cabbage is a low glycemic index food that is high in vitamin A and C. It also offers a good supply of iron and dietary fiber. This was very tasty!

 

1/2 head of red cabbage

1/2 white onion

2 cloves of garlic

4 small sweet peppers (mix)

3 handfuls of kale

1/4 cup of chicken broth

1/2 tbsp of oyster sauce

1/2 tbsp of olive oil

discretionary amount of seasonings (salt/pepper/garlic powder/paprika)

10 pre-cooked and cleaned shrimp

 

Slice and chop cabbage and set aside in a bowl. Slice and chop onion and peppers and set aside in a bowl. Chop garlic and add to a medium heated non-stick pan. Add olive oil and cabbage. Season lightly. Sauté for a few minutes then add chicken broth. Cover and cook until slightly tender for 5-7 minutes. Add kale and reduce heat to medium-low. Add onions and peppers. Season again and add oyster sauce.  Cook until peppers are tender then remove from heat.

Remove tails from shrimp and add to non-stick skillet. Gently cook for about 3 minutes and serve with the sautéed veggies.

Vegan Chickpea Brownies

I just wanted to share a quick recipe to satisfy those sweet cravings. This is an easy recipe for Vegan Chickpea Brownies. When you try it, you can mix in whatever you prefer. Sometimes, I make the cookie or cookie cake versions and they are slightly more chewy because I use less extra ingredients. I actually took these pictures last year but finally made time to finish the video.

SN: This stuff is time consuming. Literally took 3 hours to get it the way I wanted it. Glad it worked out lol

 

chick pea brownies

Never Underestimate the Power of a Good Bowel Movement

Everyone Poops–a children’s book that most adults should read due to their uncanny fear of a necessary natural process.

Scientifically speaking: There are several characteristics of living things, such as, growth, reproduction, excretion (elimination of waste), etc.

Before a hospital organization discharges patients, they wait for them to pass stool. The patient is often kept in hospital care until this is achieved.

Alright now all these statements should have prepared you for the matter of discussion…colon cleansing.

Okay let’s be honest people, our bowels must move in-order for us to maintain a good state of health. If you think about it then you will realize that most people whose pipes are clogged are usually grumpy and feel hot. This is due to the extreme discomfort of being unable to pass stool which contains a high portion of indigestible fiber and sulfur-rich bacteria. When you have reached this point then here are some things you can do to take those browns to the Superbowl (fyi series of bad poo puns to follow lol):

  • Drink an adequate amount of water- H2O intake requirements fluctuate for each person for various reason. Check out this link to determine what works best for you: Drink Water!
  • Eat prunes- tasting so much better than prune juice, actual dried prunes have a natural sweetness to them. They also have antioxidants, fiber, and Vitamin K. Eat Prunes!
  • Add flax seed to food- I prefer cold milled flax seed because it’s versatile. I can add it to a morning shake or oatmeal. For quick fiber boost. Use cautiously and drink plenty of water.
  • Herbal teas with ginger, peppermint, dandelion, chamomile, and cinnamon usually help soothe my tummy when it feels uneasy. This is hard to recommend to others with complicated health issues since these natural ingredients interfere with pharmaceutical drugs. Do your research to find what works best for you.

Those are all the methods I can recall that I use to maintain a regular system. The point I’m trying to emphasize is that under normal circumstances people shouldn’t have to result to highly processed substances or bizzaire methods to cleanse their bowels. It’s a completely natural and normal process. Prevention is key–so eating clean will keep you on the right track. So go ahead have your morning glory and tell your evening story!

 

References:

http://www.amazon.com/Everyone-Turtleback-Library-Binding-Edition/dp/0613685725

http://www.saburchill.com/chapters/chap0001.html

http://www.smellypoop.com/facts_about_poop.php