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What is it? Beets me.

Roasted Beets

 

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

  • 2 medium beets, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil/ghee/lard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • Pinch of pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400°F/200°c
2. Top the beets with melted cooking fat, sea salt, pepper and rosemary.
3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until soft 🙂

 

Mmmmm

What’s in your soup? Not NAIL WIZARDS

Probably not bone broth, gelatin rich soupy collagen goodness either. No bone based soup – not anymore – that died with my Grandma, but the health benefits of bone broth, gelatin, collagen, liquid protein, is making a comeback. Paleo people have been banging on about it for years already. It was a wave in the alternative health scene a while back that seemed to peak and peeter out. So let’s recap.

I bring this up now because my memory is pretty shoddy at times and it’s only when my bike breaks under my butt cycling to work that I remember I was meant to get it checked and fixed, when my card doesn’t work I remember I didn’t deposit my cash, when my nails start cracking and breaking I remember I haven’t been getting my gelly gelatin in.

If you want to fix brittle nails – first, eat gelatin.

“Forty-three of fifty patients with brittle nails who ingested gelatin daily for three months showed improvement in their nail structure.”  Gelatin use study

6 weeks ago my nails were flaking away (like they did the whole time I was a vegan) and I was dismayed and like holy shit how is this happening again, I thought I had this nailed 😉 and spend 2 days cutting them shorter and shorter, watching them bleed cause they crack up into the fleshy bit and want to cry a bit cause – wtf – how did I slide back into brittle finger lane – and then, days of confusion later I have a brain alert that goes “OI, your collagen powder ran out and you didn’t get anymore and haven’t been making bone broth – course your nails and weak – you forgot to keep doing that thing you were doing that was working – do it” And then I remember, oh yeah. That works, I know that works.

If you want the general gist of why you should consider getting this anti-inflammatory elixir into your routine for more reasons than just nails then check out this article that explains it quite well from http://www.paleoleap.com

photos of Collagen powder and beef bone broth care of my Mother Kim

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What I love.

I love my clients truly madly deeply. They work hard, open up, sweat, cry, laugh, shake, jiggle and challenge themselves.

I am so proud to know them and get to know their passions, loves, lives and get an insight into how they became who they are by listening to their stories and sharing time together.

I love waking up and getting ready to spend my day cycling around to see them all – I find joy in my work and I never thought that would happen for me. Sometimes the days are tough and all we can do is roll on the floor or drink a coffee in the sun, sometimes we push and push and sweat and pant and sometimes we pretend we’re ships in the mist howling out fog horns with our resistance bands on. Sometimes it’s a hug, sometimes just to get the moan out of the system. The results aren’t always six packs – it can be some lightness when the world is feeling heavy, a reminder of why we should be kind to ourselves, a nudge when you start to fall back into bad habits and a high five when you overcome challenges and meet goals.

This isn’t a bootcamp, this isn’t a military weight loss program. This is human to human, helping supporting, sharing, caring and encouraging. Being there and helping clear the leaves from the path that can be so hard to see sometimes.

Love . Movement . Compassion . Bitches . x

Bananas

Last night I watched a documentary about the banana (link below). Yes, I can’t even remember what sequence of events led me there, but it happened and I was quite shocked at the history of the banana trade, when really I think I should have expected it. Perhaps that why I watched

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it, subconsciously I knew I needed to clean up that area of my consumption and take the time to look at the ethical implications of my bananaddiction.

(As you can see below sometimes I have to get my friends to feed them to me in my cage Blaze Tarsha) I eat a lot of them, try and buy the ‘best’ I can, but only out of habit and not an understanding of why.

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Anyway, the doc is somewhat dated, but a fascinating exploration of the history and why going organic isn’t just for the protection of the consumer’s body, but more so for me now to know that some plantation worker hasn’t been sprayed with pesticides that make them sterile. We just don’t know sometimes what the chemicals are doing and if the option to eat organic, spend a little more and eat a little less is there, that’s the road I take.

I’m sure I can survive on less food anyway. And I believe that every time we spend money we vote. Spend consciously, just as we strive to do all the rest so.

I’ve done some looking in other places and of course there’s so much info, but Fyffes organic seem to be a great options.

Most of the data I’ve found comes from UK or US market and not Germany where I am pleasantly sat. But it transfers because we see these brands here and also the German supermarkets are heavy on the Bio sections. So I have no excuse now.

Choice and awareness. Everything we eat came from somewhere. It’s a step to try and eat food that isn’t heavily processed and smooshed out of a machine and squeezed into a box, but then we’re left to wonder when sat with our power plate of fresh produce, how far have our fruit and veg traveled and how were the lives of producers and farmers who grew them for us?

Often we can choose a sustainable option, and will perhaps have to sacrifice quantity in doing so. But personally, I feel compelled to do all I can in all the little ways. And this week it’s bananas, I’m going to check all the stores around me and see what’s what. I’ll let you know 😉

Or you let ME know? Who understands bananas?!

Documentary Here   Ethical Shopping Guide   Ethical Consumer Guide