Saturday, January 16, 2010

Neti-pot sucess!

I have owned a neti pot for 2 years now. I have been using a neti pot for 2 years(Off and on)

But apparently, I have been using it WRONG for those 2 years.

I found a post on a blog that I lost the link to last week, and OH MY GOODNESS! Neti pots actually work!

I got some of the biggest boogers out of my nose the other morning, I could breath!
It was possibly the best morning I've had it a long time.

I'm still sick by the way, I think it's a sinus infection, but it's dying off slowly.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It was about a year ago...

That I was really really sick. So sick that the doctors wanted me to stay at the hospital and get numerous saline IVs because I was dehydrated. But well enough that when my dad demanded he was taking me home, they said okay, but made him promise to bring me back for a billion more blood tests.

So that means that it was almost a year ago that I discouvered the wonderful Nourishing traditions, and became somewhat obsessed.

So in a way, I'm so very happy I was so sick a year ago, because if I hadn't been I wouldn't have stayed home from work and looked at a million blogs speaking praises to the book.

The reason I'm thinking about this is because, I'm sick right now(I have a terrible immune system). I should be sleeping, and I am tired, but I just don't want to be asleep right now. So I'm biding my time by writing a post on my phone. :) Then I will go to bed.

Anyways, thank you to all the wonderful people who's blogs have so inspired me over the past year to be a better, healthier person. Really, thank you.

Now I can go to bed.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Easy, fast, good, dumplings...

Not like the Chinese or Japanese dumplings you might be thinking of, I'm talking about European soup style dumplings. They are so SO easy to make. Super cheap, I'd be willing to say that you have EVERYTHING you need to make them in your home right now.

You can make them in a matter of minutes. Here's what you do.

Put some stock in a wide pot on the stove, leave it to simmer(I'm impatient and crank my stove to high, then adjust it to a simmer once it's boiled)

Then, get a bowl, mix 1 cup of flour(Sprouted would be best), 2 teaspoons Baking power, and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt.

Break an egg into a 1 cup measuring cup and fill the rest of the way with milk, mix into the flour mixture, if it's so dry you can't even mix it add a little more milk, if it's too wet add more flour, you want this to be as stiff as possible for the best dumplings.

Now all you have to do is throw little spoonfuls of the dough into the simmering water, making sure not to crowd the pot, put the lid on and simmer for about 10 minutes.

You are done, easy stuff right?

These taste best when eaten right after they are made.

The best part about this recipe is that it is SO diverse, you can add whatever you want to the dumplings for flavor(Think cheese, or green onions) if you add your extras before you add the liquids it will incorporate easier.

You could use gravy instead of stock for a heartier meal.

And the stock doesn't have to be plain, throw some meat and veggies in there, now you've got a real soup, and it didn't take that long did it?

As a side note, the ones in the picture I made by putting the dough in a ziploc bag and squeezing out the dough, snipping off little gobs at a time. When you make them by spooning them out they look so much more rustic!

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