Monday, January 28, 2013

I went into ATTACK mode!

On Friday he said, "I feel kind of lousy. Scratchy throat and a headache." Oh no! That is what everyone has been saying lately, and then they are sick for 7 - 10 days! . . . . . . No, we aren't playing that game!

So, it was time to open up my arsenal of remedies, and attack this "bug" before it took any kind of a hold on my sweet husband.

In October of 2011 I got sick (so click that link!). My good friend Kat Conrad showed up at my door at 9:00 at night with a little brown bag of goodies to make me well. And it worked. We haven't needed this cure since that time, but it was time to pull it out again and nip this bug in the bud.

Juicing is key to the cure. Into the juice - in the little 2 ounce container - drops of black elderberry, echinacea goldenseal, and an oregano oil blend - and swig it down like a shot. (Thanks for that tip, Denise!) Whoa, the cayenne in the oregano is enough to kill anything! I did it too. Preventive maintenance! We upped our vitamin C and D, added several doses of oil of oregano to the day, breathed steam filled with eucalyptus, drank lots of water, tea, and he stayed home and rested Saturday and Sunday.

And in my nurturing mode, I found delight by setting up camp in the kitchen. Beside the smoothies and juices, a few good meals were in order.

A quinoa concoction with a citrus salad was my favorite on Saturday. I liked the salad the best. Assorted lettuces with avocado, oranges and kiwi. The dressing was made from orange juice, avocado and agave whisked together.  Refreshing and full of vitamin C!

From this month's issue of Vegetarian Magazine, the Moroccan Potato, Carrot, and Chickpea Stew was a change of pace for us. We do not often have potatoes and these were quite tasty in this recipe. And those spices and raisins, oh my! (I love trying new recipes!)

And he wanted his favorite, Red Lentil and Squash Curry Stew.  This is a standard in our house. It is a recipe by Angela Liddon, of Oh She Glows. You really must check out her website! She has amazing recipes.

This blog could not be complete without a picture of the wonderful ingredients of one of our juices. I love pictures of fruits and vegetables. Natures beauties!

Here's the spinach, oranges, grapefruit and lemon that made one of our healing juices. A mega blast of vitamin C (attack!!!). And it tasted so good!

Here is what it all looked like on the way into the juicer! And this is what it looked like afterwards.

Of course a dessert was in order too. Some comfort food! I tried a new recipe for Chocolate Pudding. It has hemp seeds and cacao in it which are amazing super foods! This is a recipe, Chocolate Avocado Pudding, that was on Jason Wrobel's show, How to live to 100. I usually make Raw Intentions' Chocolate Avocado Pudding -  it's in her latest eBook by the way - but out of curiosity decided to try Jason's. I am not sure which one I like the best. Jason's is more like a milk chocolate pudding, whereas, Raw Intention's is definitely in the rich dark chocolate category. I wouldn't turn either one of them down!

Well, I think this is a sweet way to end this blog. 

Oh, and that bug . . . the attack is paying off. We are winning that battle.

(P.S It feels good to do a blog again!) 

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