Wednesday, January 22, 2014

another snow day

can you tell kati's sick of the snow? today she couldn't find a dry spot to do her business. she was so cute hopping in the snow, though. but then she kept whining at me like i should go dig her a hole or something. go in your box! i said. after sniffing it forever she finally did. then she sat in there and buried her business for a good two minutes straight. she apparently has litter box issues.

for lunch i put together a little platter with those nori wraps i was telling you about. this time i added raisins and mung bean sprouts. it was john's idea to add raisins. that man is a genius.

however, he made it very clear to me again today that he does not like tahini. ta-hiney he called it. fresh. an incident with tahini cookies a few years ago has left the man scarred. we won't get into it. i was a little annoyed because i made the hummus with a quarter of the tahini the recipe called for so he wouldn't taste it. but he knew it was in there so of course he said he could taste it. lies! last night he admitted the curry flax crackers were really good but today he doesn't like curry, wouldn't you he wouldn't eat any of those either. bah! oh well johnny boy, more for me!=)

as i mentioned before, my chiropractor recommended i consume more bromelain and circumin to help ease my aches. bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple said to naturally relieve pain and inflammation. most of the bromelain is in the pineapple core so i grind those babies right up in my smoothies. i love to munch on pineapple throughout the week when i'm craving something sweet. the ones at the market that look more golden yellow than green are the sweetest ones, i've found.

circumin is in turmeric which is in curry powder, if i'm understanding correctly. circumin has been shown to fight everything from cancer to diabetes. it also helps with inflammation and arthritis pain. according to dr. connealy's nice article on circumin's many benefits, circumin can do the following:

  • combat cancer stem cells (where cancer begins) as well as multidrug-resistant cancer
  • reduce out-of-control inflammation
  • help maintain healthy cells and neutralize damaging free radicals
  • protect against the ravages of aging
  • enhance heart health and inhibit the formation of LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • prevent blood platelets from sticking together, which improves circulation and minimizes the likelihood of blood clots
  • counteract damage caused by radiation
  • protect against Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions
  • help maintain healthy, pain-free joints
  • support healthy kidneys and liver
  • encourage the body’s own detoxification efforts and help eliminate such health-damaging contaminants as heavy metals

amazing, isn't it?! now you see why i've been trying to make things with curry and turmeric. since it hasn't been easy to please everyone's taste buds around here, i'm going to look for a supplement so john and i can both reap the benefits of circumin. if you can recommend a good brand of turmeric supplements, please do! john says new chapter because they're non-gmo. yes? no?


  1. I also go for the anti-inflammatory yellow fruit & spice when shopping(love Katie & your eats btw:-)!


    1. thanks cosmic. never thought of that - they're both yellow!

  2. OMG!! Must be a guy Johnny is exactly the same way!

    I am on board with Kati, I am sick of this ice box we're living as of late!!!

    Miss you!!! <3

    1. ha! maybe it's a johnny thing!=)

      she's so tired of being in. we've been having to entertain her. she's like a bored kid, moping and whining. miss you too! xoxoxo

  3. I was laughing so hard reading this post!!! John reminds me of our picky teenage son and my brother!! Food issues---ahhhhhh drive me sooo crazy.
    I will get you the names of the turmeric/curcumin we use. Will post it later today.
    Peace & Raw Health,

    1. ha! i really don't give him enough credit though. he does eat most of what i make, it's just those occasions where he won't really drive me nuts!=)

      thanks elizabeth. i was wondering about the magnesium oil you use too. i'm reading it makes some people's skin burn so i'm a little hesitant to try it. did you have that issue?

  4. Ok, so the turmeric we last used was by NOW brands and it is "Turmeric & Bromelain" you take 2/day and a bottle lasts 45 days. I have heard that Life Extension's brand is excellent as well as LifeGive from Hippocrates.
    My Magnesium oil does not burn my skin. But I apply it at night on my calves. That way since I shave in the morning my legs have healed by night time and it doesn't burn. The one I use is a spray and I use two squirts/leg. It is "Life-flo Pure Magnesium Oil".
    Hope this helps.


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