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HEALTHY FOODS

So, here’s something you may not have known about broccoli – it can help prevent arthritis :3! Alexandra Sifferlin’s article in time magazine talks about some delicious tastie healthy foods! Broccoli has potassium, zinc, fiber and the vitmain A, B, C, K!  {Kimbohydrates says that vitamins B & C are water soluable. However, vitamins A & K are fat soluble so if you really want to absorb those tasties, eat them with a little fat (cook with oil, butter, etc). } Turns out that some studies have found that broccoli and its besties (brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage) have sulfur compounds that filter out carcinogens! If that’s not delicious, I don’t know what is.

Here’s some flash facts about fruits – brought to you by MS Paint!

This brings me to another article from health.com, written by Sarah Richards, called Foods that fix your health problems! For example…

Bro, I’m super bloated. There’s a food for that!

  • Melon, cucumber and celery will flush you out!
  • 1 cup of papaya a week will help with gas and irregularity
  • FIBER SMOOTHIE!! toss in papaya, pineapple, protein powder, ice and almond milk!

Bro, my mood sucks lately. There’s a food for that!

  • Make sure you get breakfast*** within 2 hours of waking up. If you don’t have time or aren’t a breakfast person, a small fruit still counts!
  • Selenium, an awesome trace mineral, helps to make thyroid hormones! Get some from Brazil nuts, tuna, eggs or turkey!

Bro, my skin be cray. There’s a food for that!

  • Antioxidant rich onions! Or other sulfur-rich veggies, like leeks and scallions!
  • Up your vitamin B6 and/or B12

Bro, my I’m not sleeping very well. There’s a food for that!

  • Cherries, dried cherries, or cherry juice 1 to 2 hours before bed! It has melatonin!
  • Turkey – tryptophan comes in handy outside of Thanksgiving!
  • Bananas! Magnesium is a muscle relaxant :3
  • Sweet potatoes also have muscle relaxants and their a complex carb to keep your tummy full and happy during the night!

This is not photoshop at work here…this is a purple sweet potato.

I’d like to close my foodies post with this great discovery, SWEET POTATOES THAT ARE PURPLE, WTF? Yeah, no one tells me anything. Apparently purple sweet potatoes are a thing and they are a thing that is changing the way food dyes are made! That’s right, according to NPR, the natural purple color of these sweet potatoes is being used as a food dye! Boss. A bunch of well known companies have already started ditching artificial dyes for natural ones, so I guess purple is now a color they can choose from.

***An “optimal” breakfast is described as one that has whole grain (glucose for your brain), protein (to decrease hunger), and 1 or 2 antioxidant-rich fruits or vegetables.  I’ll probably make a post just on breakfast foods, cause breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! :3

And so this concludes my post – but I want to bounce some of these off of Kiam, because she’s the expert on nutrition. :D So let me know what you think!


 

 

 

 

 

            


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LEEK ‘N BROCCOLI SOUP

While staying with my Argentinian lover (Natty Cakes) I was introduced to possibly the most tasty soup I have ever had, a leek and broccoli soup. It was hand crafted with strategic cooking magic that only a Korean-Argentinian could possibly create.

Since I lack these magical skills, but I’ve been on a health binge, I wanted to recreate this deliciousness. So I did what I do best, fucked around on youtube. Eventually I happened upon Nicko’s Kitchen, an amazingly delicious looking channel that only made me insanely hungry(er). It just so happens that Nicko did a video just for leek and broccoli, cause secretly he knew I was craving that shit, I know you got my back bro. Thanks Nicko.

See how easy that was? I was all full of self-confidence after watching that. Like, seriously, all I have to do is boil some green shit, blend it, and pour that delicious vegetable liquor into my face hole? WHY AM I NOT DOING THAT RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND?

:3 And so I did. I went out and got an organic leek and organic head of broccoli (mad cause I bought organic? yeah, you’re mad) and chopped it up.

But after pouring some water into the pot, I looked at how lonely the leek and broccoli seemed. So I decided to open the fridge and throw some more in. Specifically, mushrooms.

But, you know what I love even more than mushrooms? Onions. So I added that shit too.

So now I’m looking at this Leek n Broccoli n Mushroom n Onion mountain & I’m excited to stuff it all into le pot.

However, a quick observation reveals that the chopped up mixed no longer fits in the original pot that I selected to cook in… So I transfer my concoction to a larger pot, now I’m ready to rock n’ roll!

Aaaaand this is what it looked like, before the boil.

After my veggie water mix was done I poured it all into the blender, but of course, I started thinking creatively. WHY NOT ADD MORE? CAUSE MORE! So I poured in a bit of veggie broth.  THEN I BLENDED :3 AND IT LOOKS LIKE THIS:

So now I am pouring the finished result into a bowl to stuff my face.

I added a lot of pepper and a lil bit of salt. I have to say, I am excited to put the Leek & Broccoli Soup Badge of Adulthood on my Life Scout sash. Its not quite as good as my friend’s mom’s recipe – but the fact that I made this and I didn’t feel the need to vomit is an amazing achievement. I’m patting myself on the back.