Has anyone ever used / heard of burdock before? It boasts so many health benefits, it could be its own (bur)doc-tor. Can I get an eye roll, please. Seriously though, not only is it hugely antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, but it’s also a great source of prebiotic fiber. This whole plate is actually rich in prebiotics: burdock, black beans and cacao are all great sources of prebiotic fibers, which are essential to a well functioning gut. Find out more
The hybrid of pancakes and cookies is here and I’m officially deeming them pancookies. Although they also could be a hybrid of pancakes and cake which would be pan(cakes^2) because PEMDAS / math. I snagged the recipe for Faring Well’s gingerbread bundt cakes and made them into pancakes, pairing them with a turmeric orange cashew cream. They were marvelous on the taste buds and a fantastic source of non-heme (plant-based) iron. Read how below!
Welcome to my first edition of plancake Sunday. On this day, I eat pancakes and plan my meals / snacks for the week. I included the little graphic below, made so wonderfully by one of my best friends @agraceabbot (THANK YOU BB!!! LYLAS!!!) In it you’ll find 3 recipes (one of which is an Omelettata – originally made by the recipe queen herself Rachael’s Good Eats). Click on the PDF link below.
When I was in high school, I started missing a lot of school because of this unrelenting nausea. It was paralyzing. I saw doctors who put me on heartburn medication, and my school nurse thought its cause was hormonal change (cue sob story about time of red tide / weeping womb). Around this same time, I began having odd skin sensitivity, almost as if my stomach and arms were completely bruised. I saw endocrinologists and again, no conclusive diagnoses.
Thank you to Capital One for sponsoring this post. I wouldn’t be able to fulfill my passions without working with brands that are both important and relevant to my life. Speaking of which… If someone were to look at my most recent credit card statement it would include the likes of “pooping pooches” dog calendar (pretty self-explanatory, judgement free zone) and a $30 teak bathtub tray caddy. ROLL TIDE.
I feel my womb is about to start weeping, which in turn means cravings are running rampant and iron levels are about to take a plunge. So I’m choosing to be a bit more mindful of my food choices, and loading up on plant-based iron sources in ways that are comforting, nourishing, and satisfying. Like in this sundried tomato basil cashew red lentil pasta with wilted spinach. With lentils, spinach, sundried tomatoes, cashews and chocolate (dessert), this dainty
It is my sincere hope that in this lifetime I will be able to make talking about intestinal things more glamorous than Jamie Lee Curtis does in the Activia commercials. So maybe if I talk about the huge responsibility of the gut / intestinal tract / microbiome, people will get excited about it. I’m excited about it. Okay here goes.