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.

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Turkey Salsa Chili

Hey everyone! Hope your day is going by smoothly. I made a quick meal this afternoon and just wanted to share the recipe because it’s so darn good. Again y’all know my stance on recipes; create it however the way you want….BE CREATIVE!

 

Turkey Salsa Chili Recipe:

1 Can of red kidney beansTurkey Salsa Chili 2

1 whole chopped sweet onion

1/4 of each- roasted red, orange, & yellow peppers

1 handful of spinach

1/4 cup of water

1/4 cup of organic salsa

1/2 pound of ground turkey

Seasonings:

Old Bay

Roasted garlic

Salt

Toppings:

Plain Greek yogurt

 

Instructions:

Lightly salt and brown ground turkey on the stove. Season to taste with Old Bay and roasted garlic. In another pot, empty can of beans into it and heat to medium. Add chopped onions and allow mixture to cook for 2 minutes. Add chopped roasted peppers, a few dashes of Old Bay, salsa and water. Allow mixture to boil for 2 minutes. Finally add in the turkey and spinach. Reduce heat to low and cover. After simmering for 15 minutes, remove pot from heat. Place in bowl or on top of rice with a dollop of Greek yogurt. Enjoy!

My Wisdom Tooth Removal Experience: Part 3 of 3

Well guys, it looks like this won’t be my last post about this subject after all. I had my follow-up appointment with my surgeon and it appears that I will have to see him every three weeks for the next three months. I have to admit that I’m really disappointed. Not with my doctor but with the whole concept of removing wisdom teeth. It just seems that in this day and age there would be improved methods or technology to decrease negative outcomes with removal. Anyways, I’ll use this post to review what was determined at my appointment. (Click here to read part 1 of 3)

Numbness…haaaa! I cannot feel anything in the following marked region of my face:

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This is a small area but it’s really annoying because I can’t feel when I’m biting my tongue or irritating my skill by touching it too much. There is also an overwhelming sensation of intense pressure in my lower teeth on that side. If could imagine your teeth squeezing together then that’s how it feels. The pain medication does not relieve this feeling so I often stay up at night until I can pass out. The surgeon prescribed a steroid series to help relieve the pressure. I will see him every three weeks so he can perform a needle test on this region. All the needle test involves is him taking a syringe needle and slightly poking the skin to get a response. If it’s sharp and painful then that means I have normal nerve activity; however, if it feels like a dull ache then the nerve is injured.  One weird relief method I use for the pressure is drinking a soda. Must be something to do with the carbonation?

Sloppy speech– This is probably the worst offender. I have a lisp now and most of my “f” or “s” words sound jumbled. Did I mention that I do some work in a call center? Yea answering satan’s hotline with annoying mouth issues is not fun!

 

On a positive note, the weird white scab on the side of my tongue is gone. Please pray that my recovery is swift and that I’ll be better than before.