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Diet What healthy food are you eating now? v. it's pronounced keen-waah

Gormur

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I've had the habit of eating nuts and especially cashews since I was a kid which is good because practically everything else I ate growing up was sugary stuff like candy and drinking coffee and soda pop. I later learned that nuts are important for magnesium, manganese, zinc as well as for things like Vitamin E. I'm convinced that I could survive on cashews although that wouldn't be ideal long-term. I still dislike eating vegetables even if I force myself since I'm slow to digest them (as well as pretty much everything else besides nuts).

Still I think having a balanced diet is difficult unless one is lucky enough to have an optimal digestive system. Finding the right food combinations and knowing when to eat them is no easy task. Some foods can negate nutrients from the foods they're combined with for example. Also different people need different vitamins and trace minerals depending how their body absorbs nutrients
 

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I've been eating salads out of my garden every day for the past couple of weeks. Lettuce, onions, radishes... Cucumbers are coming in. Had my first tomato ripen yesterday.
 

blxnc

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I eat frozen spirulina bowls and they help a lot with energy, and celery juice mixed with whatever fruits or plain is also great for energy.

Spirulina blended with mango is very sweet, sweeter than acai. I highly recommend.

Ontop of the spirulina I just add nuts and fruit of your choice. I like almond slices, chia seeds, banana, strawberry, blueberry.

It's honestly like eating ice cream but with no sugar or anything artificial, or fattening sweetener alternatives.

It's very filling surprisingly, lasts me hours feeling full and full of energy.
 

G_Chem

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Been making some good dishes past week or so…

-Tunisian Lamb Stew
-Tom Kha Gai Soup (fucked me up, couldn’t taste the spice going down with all the fats but sure felt it later..)
-Korean Beef on Jicama Salad
-Steak Street Tacos
-Rosemary/Lemon Scallops

Tonight we have these chicken breast strips wrapped around asparagus, then wrap prosciutto around that. Hold it together with a toothpick that’s got a sage leaf tucked underneath. Dip them in egg then an almond flour/spice blend. Cook in Dutch oven on stove top with oil and wine, then finish off in oven.

Also got this shrimp dish and turkey taco dip recipe in the works for the near future too.

Feeling pretty damn good :)

-GC
 

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been making lot of something called leczo

saute large white onion with lots of paprika. add 6ish hot hungarian wax peppers and 3 large tomatoes. cook it all down

very traditional hungarian summer dish my grandmother taught me
 

Fornax55

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Eating the goods I harvested yesterday... on the left, nettle (Urtica dioicia) seeds, a rich source of many nutrients and antioxidants with the ability to help restore and regulate adrenal function. Keen on these because I've fucked my adrenals through years of kratom and opioid use. In the middle, black cap raspberries & salmon berries... and on the right, St John's wort, well-studied SSRI, tinctured.
 

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Eating the goods I harvested yesterday... on the left, nettle (Urtica dioicia) seeds, a rich source of many nutrients and antioxidants with the ability to help restore and regulate adrenal function. Keen on these because I've fucked my adrenals through years of kratom and opioid use. In the middle, black cap raspberries & salmon berries... and on the right, St John's wort, well-studied SSRI, tinctured.

I absolutely LOVE to forage so this picture has got me all excited. I knew of nettles as a green but didn’t know the seeds could be eaten too! That’s one foraged green I’ve been hesitant to try simply cuz I don’t wanna get stung on the way to the boiling pot of water.

Also been curious about salmon berries, have yet to find them. Gonna go hit the mountains this weekend to see what’s up there, it’s been so dry I’m not hopeful but I got a spot that’s usually full of Service berries, currants, hawthornes, around this time, plus a lot of SpearMint, some Mountain Mondarella, sage, and more. I’m low on my Mondarella, and the flowers after aging a year dried in a jar have taken on a whole new aroma that’s just amazing. (The leaves are good in recipes with pork or lamb.)

-GC
 

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Eating the goods I harvested yesterday... on the left, nettle (Urtica dioicia) seeds, a rich source of many nutrients and antioxidants with the ability to help restore and regulate adrenal function. Keen on these because I've fucked my adrenals through years of kratom and opioid use. In the middle, black cap raspberries & salmon berries... and on the right, St John's wort, well-studied SSRI, tinctured.
Lovely!! <3


I'm currently having a smoothie made with milk and greek yoghurt, banana, strawberries, kiwifruit and a teeny bit of honey (it didn't really need the honey but I needed the sugar energy). SO GOOD!
 

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Hi, Guess WHAT... YOU are the recepient of MY FIRST message ever attempted to anybody about anything ...on BLUE LIGHT. The main reason I am here is because John MacAfee had subscribed and reccomended the site for researchers (people interestd in helping others) and for folks benefiting from new and interesting things involving this area. Iam in-fact interested in nettle and SEED and know you are not from near Penna. where Salmonberries (I believe) do not grow. Additionally, I might need a little advice - guidance on effectively understanding and using this interesting BLUE LIGHT site. John had a lab in the jungle producing advanced antibiotics, am interested in Functional Medicine which of course includes botanicals. Have a great day. actionheo4
 

Fornax55

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I absolutely LOVE to forage so this picture has got me all excited. I knew of nettles as a green but didn’t know the seeds could be eaten too! That’s one foraged green I’ve been hesitant to try simply cuz I don’t wanna get stung on the way to the boiling pot of water.

Also been curious about salmon berries, have yet to find them. Gonna go hit the mountains this weekend to see what’s up there, it’s been so dry I’m not hopeful but I got a spot that’s usually full of Service berries, currants, hawthornes, around this time, plus a lot of SpearMint, some Mountain Mondarella, sage, and more. I’m low on my Mondarella, and the flowers after aging a year dried in a jar have taken on a whole new aroma that’s just amazing. (The leaves are good in recipes with pork or lamb.)

-GC
Yeah! I think I like the seeds more than the greens, honestly, although it's hard to compare them. First time I used nettle seeds I was at school (I'm taking a herbalist's apprenticeship). I've been battling my old demons lately and I was on the nod in class, it was pretty embarrassing but I think I managed to pull it off by telling them I was super sleepy. Anyway we all sampled some nettle seeds and after a small spoonful I was pulled straight out of a nod and found myself hyper-focused and energetic.

During nettle seed season (from now until late august) most of the stingers are null. I did get stung a little bit but it wasn't nearly as bad as it is during leaf-harvesting season. You can always just wear gloves though!
 

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Homemade Frozen Yoghurt, because apparently frozen doesn't fucking exist anywhere any more 🤬


Made with:
1 whole frozen banana
3 frozen strawberries
1/2 frozen kiwifruit
3 tablespoons of sweetened Greek yoghurt
1 teaspoon of honey
a splash of milk
a handful of ice cubes

Blend until smooth. BEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
 

G_Chem

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Last night I whipped up a fresh salsa by chopping up 3 tomatoes, 1 shallot, 1 poblano (deseeded), 1 habanero (deseeded), 1 jalepeno (deseeded), handful of cilantro, big spoon full of minced garlic, then drizzled on some olive oil, a bit of fresh lime and lemon juice, and sprinkle of oregano.

As well did some chimichurri steak that was probably more parsley leaf than steak. I eat parsley and cilantro like it’s salad.

Doing some deconstructed gyro bowls tomorrow hopefully :)

-GC
 

G_Chem

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Just slow cooked a pork shoulder while I was at work. Then came home and made up a homemade tzatziki with avocado oil Mayo, fresh lemon juice, shredded radish, shredded cucumber, garlic, and fresh dill.

Then slice up some radish, cucumber and red onion. Put the shredded pork in a bowl, top with the sliced veggies and tzatziki, top with fresh dill and serve with a slice of lemon.

-GC
 
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