organic crispy chicken breast on the bone cooked in coconut oil and chorizo sausage with broccoli and cauliflower.
Chargrilled organic lamb cutlets with a ‘swoosh’ of houmous (trying to be decorative and chef-y) with buttered cavolo nero, carrots and broccoli flowerlets. Colourful, rainbow, dark green and purple vegetables are all full of vitamins and minerals. The more colour you add into your vegetable choices the healthier the benefits.
Butter on the vegetables for good fats.
.. Today is back to 3 full meals around exercise, treatments and relaxation.
Creamy scrambled eggs with button mushrooms and chives for brekky after a brisk early morning walk on the heath.
Mid morning liver detox is a warm castor oil pack placed over the liver area (the 2nd of these treatments)
Lunch (I’m stuffed now)! Is lentil and roasted tomato soup and then Thai Green Curry with a side of mixed vegetables (various greens vegs and onions)
Nap time next and then maybe a yoga class or a swim with possible energising very speedy immersion in the icy plunge pool.
Kimchi is a mix of fermented cabbage carrots and spices.
Fermented foods are great for promoting gut health
1 Chinese cabbage
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2½ cm/1in piece ginger, grated
2 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
2 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce or chilli paste
3 tbsp rice vinegar
8 radishes, coarsely grated
2 carrots, cut into matchsticks or coarsely grated
4 spring onions, finely shredded
In the same way as I look proudly at my kids now they are grown up too! A few years ago I wasn’t even motivated to water my house plants.
So you too can change your life in all sorts of ways. The most unexpected things can give you great pleasure
In the trundle are broad beans, green beans, purple beans, new potatoes, a cucumber and a courgette and artichokes.
Home grown artichokes and rhubarb.
Artichokes are a versatile food, and although some would consider them a vegetable, they are a thistle!
For nutritional purposes, they are primarily consumed due their associated benefits of protecting against various forms of cancer, bolstering immune system strength, lowering cholesterol, and protect against diseases such as diabetes, artherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke. Artichokes have also long been famous for detoxifying the body and improving the health of the liver, and aiding in digestive issues like indigestion, constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and diarrhea. Furthermore, this miraculous little thistle can reduce blood pressure, eliminate hangovers, and stimulate urination.
How to cook?
Trim each of the pointy edges off the leaves.
Test if boiled long enough and tender by seeing if a leaf can be pulled off easily.
Serve with melted butter or olive oil, salt,pepper and lemon juice.
The heart is the best part once you have pulled off and eaten all the leaves. Be careful to remove the prickly hairs protecting the heart section before eating.
The rhubarb can be roasted with no water for about 10mins and served with full fat greek yoghurt and a teaspoon of honey.
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