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Mar
21

Bone Broth – Simple and Healthy

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So, what’s cooking at Geli’s?
Making delicious bone broth again!!

 For those of you who don’t know, bone broth is anti inflammatory, and has a huge amount of other health benefits. Bone Broth is an amazing addition to your diet. Full of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur, collagen and trace minerals -as well as the stuff that builds glucosamine and chondroitin. And this is only the beginning.

Some people like to put all sorts of veggies into to cooking process. I like mine simple, just tend to put into it an excess of herbs with fresh and essential oils.

Work of caution here: I can ONLY recommend the Young Living brand for organic purity to be used for ingesting, also, only use the tiniest bit (tooth pick dipped in the oil, not even a drop) as it is so highly concentrated!!

Oh and I enjoy the free range organic meat. It comes fresh, but I tend to freeze whatever I don’t eat straight away.

Another tip, if you use stock cubes, only use organic ones.

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Jul
10

Smoked Salmon without the Bagel

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salmon and saladHappy food, gluten free!
We know that responsibly sources organic salmon is good for us with all the needful Omega 3’s, so here we have the salmon sitting on a base of organic cheese (blend some goats cheese with a little blue cheese … or if this is too strong for you, experiment with organic cream cheese and cottage cheese.) You may have a farmers market near you. It’s worth finding a good source, such as Able & Cole or Riverford Organic Farms, if you don’t have shops near you that support local farmers.
Then crown the salmon with your favourite salad leaves and zest them up up with a handful of pungent micro greens … oh yes, sprinkle on some toasted black sesame seeds, nigella seeds. Enjoy!

beet-juice-and-lemon-oil-copy-300x400 Two very simple ingredients: I juiced 1 1/2 large beets and then stirred in 4 drops of lemon essential oil. The oil camouflaged the earthiness of the beet and turned it into irresistible yumminess. Lemon oil is a very good oil for detoxifying the liver, beet juice is a liver-protective food and is also cardiovascular supportive.

Please note: I recommend that the only essential oils you can safely ingest are Young Living Essential Oils!

DO YOU KNOW: Why are Enzymes Important?

Enzymes do more than just sustain life, they are catalysts for virtually every biological and chemical reaction in the body. Without enzymes, life itself could not exist. As we age however, our own enzyme production significantly diminishes. The enzymes we need to maintain healthy joints, a strong immune system, good circulation and overall balanced well-be
ing are less available.

GH - Hippocrates copyAs we begin to mature and these enzyme levels decline, we become subject to enzyme deficiency. This can lead to wide variety of health concerns, including unhealthy amounts of fibrin accumulating in our joints, our blood and veins and throughout our system.

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Mildly Chilli spiced hot Chocolate dip and Honey Yoghurt dip for Fruit

Here’s an inspiration recipe for fruit which gives a whole heap of wellbeing benefits if you add some interesting dips to it all.

We all know that dark chocolate with high cocoa percentage is a fantastic mood lifter. Chili-peppers contains impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds, vitamins and minerals that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. The chemical compound capsaicin also helps as a pain reliever.

I also added some drops of Orange Essential Oil, which has a long list of benefits but also tastes extremely delicious in the dark chocolate mix.

Here are some benefits:

Anti-depressant

Well-known for its uplifting properties, orange essential oil is soothing to the mind and helps to relieve stress. It is refreshing and relaxing and commonly used for the treatment of anxiety.

Anti-inflammatory

It provides relief from both internal and external inflammation caused by infections. It is helpful in treating swollen tissue by stimulating blood circulation, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, insomnia, and is great for many other uses.

Orange Essential Oil is rich in antioxidant D-Limonene and aids in maintaining normal cellular regeneration. It has also been extensively studied for its ability to combat tumour growth in over 50 clinical studies

A word of caution: Do keep in mind that this recipe only refers to the Young Living Essential Oils brand. These essential oils are food-grade and safe for use as a food-flavouring, dietary supplement, and for internal use – unlike other brands of essential oil which should never be ingested or used to flavour foods.

In this dish I provided two contrasting flavour dips which are very complimentary to each other. The mildly spicy bitter dark chocolate and orange dip is serenaded by the deliciously sweet and creamy mix of Greek yoghurt with forest honey. Oh, in case you were wondering, I sprinkled some freshly ground coffee over the honey-yoghurt.

OK, here’s the recipe:

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Boiled free range eggs on sourdough rye bread with home made mayonnaise, goats cheese and sprouted lentils. That breakfast will last you! The lentil sprouts add a refreshing crunch to it all, and of course the all important enzyme actions.

To make mayo yourself is not a big deal and a whole side more healthy without all the chemicals in it. I shall feature that recipe some other time.

 

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Summer is definitely over, here in London!

As it gets cooler, I fancied a spicy hot inner warmer 🙂

Cinnamon is a powerful natural healing spice and tastes ever so welcoming especially in the colder months.

What went into my nice chunky mug of hot goodness? Well, for starters, freshly brewed coffee. Next add several scoops of good quality dark cocoa powder with a good dash of cinnamon and cayenne or chilli powder. I added some Blue Agave nectar to sweeten it. If you like, add some real cream to it (please don’t use artificial cream). I like my coffee black.

Enjoy

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