And yesterday was my birthday. Woo hoo! Ah.
I called the Grinch, because people like to say they spoke with you on your birthday, and I don't speak with him much. And my birthday conversations always begin a certain way.
"Did the Groundhog see his shadow?"
And a part of me likes this, because of course, I have always celebrated Groundhogs Day (or Imbolc to you pagans, lol) as a National holiday, and am partly recognised as an expert on the matter. Betwix you and me, I don't know what it means about the groundhog shadow thing, in the same way I can't recognise my left and right. But I heard an interesting thing yesterday, so
"the kids tell me there was no groundhog this year. Muskrat."
"Muskrat?? No. There was a groundhog."
"No. Apparently they couldn't get one." He then went on to tell me they were everywhere, also, Good Eatin'. I told him I'd like to try that, and we discussed proper cooking techniques for groundhog. Nice.
So I wasn't in peak form and felt a little like I disappointed everybody by wanting to sit under a blanket. Cause when you have family, your birthday is everyone's party, and I became the sucky party pooper. I gotta get better soon.
I've O.D'ed on gluten lately, and I attribute my flare up to that. I'm going on a February Detox.
today I made a brothy soup, and I'm going to have this as lunch every day of my Detox.
Brothy Soup Recipe
3 c water
1 T cayenne powder
1 T Turmeric
1 Cilantro Boullion, or fresh cilantro will work
Fresh Dill (I use a couple Tbs)
1-2 red dried peppers- those skinny red ones on the dried section- look in the latin foods
1-2 T Garam Masala powder- you find this in big bags at the Indian Grocery
2 T Coconut Oil
If it's too hot for you, add water. You'll sweat a little, but that's part of the detox.
No gluten during this time. Also, to aid in anti-inflammatory, take your fish oil/omega oils.
Your tummy will thank you. :)