This week I’ve been contemplating my goals for this blog beyond just “sharing information”; I’ve thought about & set more specific goals…in addition to recipes and tips/information, I realized that I also need to address basic nutrition too. I’m not a professional nutritionist, and what I share is what I’ve researched and have learned for myself. If you would like a professional opinion, please contact a registered dietitian in your area.
I had a realization this week that with not having the dairy, more specifically the milk and cheese that calcium needs to be sourced from other food items. Just a little calcium research so far (and I will be doing more); I learned that some great sources of calcium are dark leafy greens (think spinach, kale, bok choy, arugula, etc). To make sure I was addressing this need for myself I’ve been eating more greens. The first was a “Bowl on the Go” from Cooking for Balance (her webinar is great and FREE; if you are a woman I suggest taking the informative session). I incorporated greens along with quinoa, chicken, spaghetti squash, lemon juice, olive oil (all items I had on hand) from her list and for personal taste I also added a few grinds of Himalayan Pink Sea salt, some black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder – picture above.
Another way I am incorporating my greens this week is white bean and smoked turkey soup. I don’t really have a recipe (I just dump and season to taste), but I’ll share the ingredients below…
White Bean and Smoked Turkey
White beans, soaked over night & rinsed
Smoked Turkey leg
Himalayan Pink Sea Salt (grinder) & Kosher salt (@ 1 tsp)
Hot and Smoky seasoning (or a pinch of cayenne)
I boiled the beans & turkey leg (slowly, overnight on med-low – about 8 hours). Then I removed the turkey leg & separated the meat from the bones. Put the meat back in the pot & toss out the bones; season with the seasonings, to taste (start with small amounts – 1/2 to 1 teaspoon to start; keep adding small amounts until you like the flavor.
To serve; put greens in bottom of bowl & top with hot turkey and bean mixture; stir a bit to wilt greens & enjoy.
You could also add in fresh onion & fresh garlic as well.
Other goals I have determined: to share product information (more and more delicious items are being created for the dairy free life) and giveaways (who doesn’t like free things?) I hope to have a giveaway soon.
Is there anything you’d like to see on the blog, something that you feel is missing?
Did you watch the Cooling for Balance webinar? What did you think about it?
Comment & let me know.