Shopping at Walgreens. The fastest checkout; now if they would just match the prices to the awesomeness…
This morning two bad things happened…One I still feel guilty about and sad about the other one.
I was driving David to school and accidentally passed a bus with his stop sign raised.
Actually the bus was in a long like of cars on the other side in a two lane street, and every car was just sitting there, the ones before the bus and the ones behind. There was no gap or any indication the children were boarding onto the bus. As I passed the front of the bus, the driver raised it’s stop signs…A girl on the side of the road started stepping in front of my car, but backed up and waited for me to pass…Did I do something illegal? I was surprised by the stop signs going up as I passed the bus and also by the girl. I didn’t think stopping along the body of the bus was safe either so I passed it really slow…I saw the girl passing the street behind me.
I saw the bus stop there before but it was always on my side going home. I am laden with guilt now, but really what it the law in this case?
I tried to scroll through this FB page for missing pets, to see if someone is missing a orange cat with white marking on the face, it is an older, big cat, but I couldn’t see such post.
I didn’t see if it was a male or female, I was too distraught to look. The cat was laying in the middle of the road, in Clearwater on Belcher between Nursery and Druid…I had to swerve to avoid hitting it’s lifeless body, and I only drove a few feet, then turned around and picked him up and set him on the grass. I said a prayer and left him there hoping someone who was missing this cat would walk there to find him. I don’t know what’s better…never knowing or finding out…Sorry to whoever owns this cat.
Today my son ordered pancakes for dinner. I found this recipe and I changed a few things up but I followed Valeria’s recipe pretty closely. Here is the link: http://www.beetsandbones.com/einkorn-kefir-apple-pancakes/
I have an important message to deliver, but I can’t write it down, and touch enough, so I’m thinking of acting it. Don’t ask me anything. I’ll let you know if I’m ready.
THis beautiful food is sauerkraut.
I’m sure you heard a thousand times already that fermented food is good for you.
It’s true. I grew up eating sauerkraut, so for me it’s easy to eat it and love it, but for some people it’s challenging . The taste is strong, but once you get used to it, you’ll love it.
The reason I decided to bring this delicious food up, is because I used it’s juice in my salad today and I can’t tell you how much I loved it. I decided that every other time I eat a salad, I will use sauerkraut juice instead of apple cider vinegar. I like both and both have amazing health benefits, so they have to share my love 🙂
Just a few health benefits to list in case you’re still in doubt…
Sauerkraut and it’s juice contain “billions of good bacteria, enzymes, vitamins and minerals produced by microflora”, says Dr. Jill on her blog site, Real Food Forager.
Well known health benefits are: cancer protection! in research done on mice shows chemopreventive activity, according to a study published in the British Journal Nutrition in 2011 by V. K., and Sz. H. . Weight loss, anti-microbial effect.
Sauerkraut inhibits the growth of very toxic bacteria like E.coli and Salmonella.
Anti-fungal effect against candida.
Now that you know everything about the health benefits, and the great taste of sauerkraut, I bet you’re wondering where to get it and what kind? If you ask me, I’ll say only organic, but you might not believe in the accuracy of that information, then I advise you to do some research on what foods to eat. But let’s say you are going to buy sauerkraut in a glass jar, then all you have to do it strain the juice to drink it. Not too much at a time tho. just a bit in the beginning, and then do a bit of research of how much is recommended for a beginner to drink at once…it can cause diarrhea if ingested too much. The store bought one has too much salt to my taste so I either water it down a bit, or you can try to make your own.
Here is one of the recipes, but there are plenty online and there is even a fermenting group on FB you can join to learn how to methods. Those people are really good at fermenting, and you will see true and tried recipes, not just some random one online…
Dr. Jill’s fermented cabbage juice recipe here: http://realfoodforager.com/recipe-fermented-cabbage-juice/
Bajpai VK1, Kang SC, Heu S, Shukla S, Lee S, Baek KH. Microbial conversion and anticandidal effects of bioconverted product of cabbage (Brassica oleracea) by Pectobacterium carotovorum pv. carotovorum 21. ( Oct. 2010). Retreived from Pubmed.gov. Web.
Dr. Jill. 6 Reasons to Drink Fermented Cabbage juice. Retreived from http://realfoodforager.com.
Krajka-Kruzniak, Violetta, Szaefer, Hanna. (2011, March). Modulation of rat hepatic and kidney phase II enzymes by cabbage juices: comparison with the effects of indole-3-carbinol and phenethyl isothiocyanate. Retreived from https://www.cambridge.org/core/.
Eat apples to lower your cholesterol! Who knew?
“Apples contain pectin, the soluble fiber responsible for lowering cholesterol. The pectin in the apple works in the same fashion as the beta glucan in the oatmeal. Cut up an apple and use it as the sweetener for your oatmeal, or simply eat it off the core as you’re getting ready for work. Oranges, strawberries, grapes and other citrus fruits also contain pectin. -Livestrong.com”