Not-So-Asian-Noodles

Not-So-Asian-Noodles

Well, here is my first recipe on my blog! Whoop whoop.
My mom and I set up a prep station in our front yard with my sister’s left over wedding décor. One of our neighbors drove by and gave us a weird look. I must say that it looked like a redneck cooking show. ;P

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Okay…maybe a hippie/red-neck cooking show…
Anyways, let’s DO THIS THING!

I am always trying to find ways to make my meals tasty on my restrictive/numerous food allergy diet…so here is a simple recipe that I eat while on the Nutritional Balancing Program.

You will need: rutabagas, broccoli, ground ginger, garlic granules, salt, duck fat, broth or water, veggie peeler, spiralizer, , knife, skillet with lid, timer, etc. (more info below in recipe)

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First, chop the ends of the rutabagas, and peel them.
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Use your veggie spiralizer to make noooooooodles and then chop up the heads of broccoli.
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I LOVE duck fat! You can render your own by making a duck confit or buy one of my favorite brands. On the Nutritional Balancing Program we (slow oxidizer here) are only supposed to have 2 Tbs. of fat per day…and BOY, is it easy to overdose on this stuff. So, measure out each glob of duck fat every time you cook with it (I am saying this as a reminder to myself more than to you). 😉
Turn the heat to medium-low and warm up the duck fat (smoke point is 375 degrees F).
Add garlic, ginger, salt to veggie mixture and stir together.

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Take a piece of your noodles and dip it in the fat. If you hear a nice sizzling sound then it’s ready! Add the veggies and cook without stirring for 4 min. Turn the heat on one notch above low heat, add broth (or water), stir, cover, and set timer for 20 min.
372Add chicken from homemade broth or chicken patty (how to make patty will be in next recipe blog post). Don’t forget the side of Nutritional Balancing supplements! 😉

Not-So-Asian-Noodles

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Ingredients:

  • 3 smallish rutabagas
  • 1-2 small heads of broccoli
  • 1/2 and 1/4 cup (or as needed) of broth or water
  • 1/2-2 tsp. ground ginger (I like it more spicy)
  • 1 tsp. garlic granules
  • dash of salt
  • 1 Tbs. of duck fat

Directions:

Wash, peel, and cut ends off of rutabagas. Sprialize them. Chop up broccoli and add to rutabaga noodles. Add seasonings to veggie mixture. Warm up duck fat on medium-low heat on stovetop in large skillet. Take a piece of noodle and dip in pan, if you hear a sizzling sound, then it’s ready. Add veggies and let cook for 4 minutes or until slightly browned.
Change temperature to one notch above low heat. Add broth (or water), stir to make sure it doesn’t burn. Cover with lid and simmer for 20 min.
Enjoy with chicken from homemade broth or a chicken patty (which will be shown on my next recipe post)!

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional nor do I hold any dietary/medical license. This website is not intended to diagnose or cure disease. I suggest that you speak with your health care professional or holistic healer before making any dramatic lifestyle changes. This website is about my health journey, nutritious cooking, and my writings.

 

Running through the Red Lights

Running through the Red Lights

I had a recent dream that used to play itself in my mind…over and over again when I was a kid…here it is:

I was driving a car and the meridian got too close, so I had to swerve and push my foot to the gas peddle to miss it…as I was speeding, I continuously ran through red lights.

👆That’s it? Yup. Sometimes the shortest dreams have the biggest words. Hehe…I’m just glad that there were no cops in my dreams! 😜 

This one is a little different than my previous dreams from when I was younger. In the other ones, I was trying to slam on the break but continued to go through the reds. I desperately wanted to stop but the brakes were broken. It felt like my body was beyond exhaustion…but I kept pushing on through the “red lights” it was giving me…this became my normal and I forgot how to stop. 

Conclusion: I have more control over my own life now (hence my foot pushing the gas peddle instead of the break-it was my choice) and am still learning to not crumble at the demands of others (even the demands I imagined they wanted of me…and the demands I commanded of myself). Yes, I chose to put my foot on the gas peddle this time but I missed the meridian (stumbling block) in life. I just hope I will recognize the warning lights ahead…

Are you pushing yourself past your body’s limits? Is it giving you red lights? If so, how about finding the “best yes” along with me. Let us not say “yes” to every opportunity that comes our way (for there will be many), but let us take a breather and wait upon God to be the GPS in our cars. 

Ministry (Poem)

Ministry (Poem)

Ministry 

by: Nicole Kent 4/8/15

  • I imagine the ministry in where God wants me to be
  • Concocting plans in my mind-manipulated by those around me
  • Striving, pleasing, never reaching the goal that I set
  • Finally realizing that this was not of my heart-but a feeling of debt
  • I crumpled and fell to my knees
  • As I reevaluated who I was trying to please
  • For God has given each of us a different journey-a different plan
  • But I listened to myself and every person-every demand
  • Now I know that in every ministry there will always be a need
  • But we must turn our ears to God amongst the crowd’s unending pleads
  • God will use us if we allow
  • Where you’re at in life…right here, right now