If you checked out the blog last week, you saw that I made a cashew “cheese” sauce. I am currently on a diet to eliminate gluten, dairy, and soy.
Well, it’s become quite apparent that I am quite a dairy princess. I am really missing my dairy. I never thought I ate much dairy, but when you’re paying attention for the purpose of avoiding it, you really realize how much of the stuff you do eat. My major downfalls in the dairy department are cheese (glorious CHEESE!) and butter. And if it’s summertime, you’d better believe I eat a lot of ice cream. Heck, I eat it in the winter too. When I’m around, ice cream just isn’t safe.
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Cheese-free cheese sauce.
I am currently undergoing an elimination diet to get to the bottom of some nagging health issues. Nothing too serious, just nagging stuff. My amazing naturopath suggested I go through an elimination diet to see if some of the nagging issues had underlying food-related causes.
I’ll admit that at first I was pretty resistant, but I know my way around food and food alternatives, and I can’t see any harm in doing the elimination diet, so I got on board.
No dairy. No gluten. No soy. One month.
Green smoothies. Seems you can find green smoothies on nearly every healthy lifestyle\food blog out there. They’re so popular, and there are so many versions. And for good reason.
Green smoothies are a nutritional powerhouse. They’re quick to make, tasty, and great to take with you on the go. They’re a great option to skipping breakfast. They’re full of nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins. Now that’s a real drink to your health!
My husband and I have been drinking green smoothies for breakfast for a few months now. I love the idea of getting at least the majority of my daily fruit and vegetable intake in a glass in the morning. That gives me a jump start on my day’s nutritional intake. And honestly, it just makes me feel proud of myself. Is that crazy? Maybe to some, but not to me. My green smoothie makes me feel great – like I’ve got a secret I haven’t let everyone else in on or like I’ve got a jump on the rest of the people around me, an advantage.
Yeah, that’s kinda crazy.
For the month of April, Fredericton Family Chiropractic: A Creating Wellness Center is sponsoring a green smoothie challenge. I go to the center regularly for chiropractic and naturopathic care. Everyone there is so knowledgeable, friendly, and personable, and the level of care I receive from these professionals has made serious improvements in my life, as well as in the life of many of my friends and family members. They also offer therapeutic massage therapy. Really, the center is like a one stop shop for health and wellness. They’re amazing.
I am so blessed to have such good people in my life. I have so many amazing family members and friends surrounding me, and I am very thankful for each of you, truly.
I am also blessed and thankful that you share some of your best recipes with me. I am always so honoured that you might pass along a family recipe that I can enjoy with my family and share. Thank you all so much – both for the recipes and your friendships.
This recipe for curry cauliflower casserole is one such recipe. Passed along by my good friend Rxist, this recipe was an instant hit in our house. I’m already anxious to make it again. Thank you Rx, for passing along a family favourite, one I know my family will continue to enjoy. It was a challenge not to polish off most of it in one sitting.
With a nice curry flavour and creamy texture, this cauliflower casserole is warming comfort food. It makes a lovely side to main dish. In fact, I’m picturing it right now snuggled up next to some leg of lamb at Easter dinner. We enjoyed it this past week next to some wild salmon.