Sorry regular blogging is yet to return; promise it won’t be much longer before I blog more than once a week!
Does anyone else get easily stressed when they’re tired and feel as if life is running away with them? I have been such a stress-head this last week. I could postulate that it’s because we’re looking to move in a month’s time and will be getting a dog, I’ve still got lots of uni work to do, and holidays feel like a million miles away. Do you think they’re good reasons for stress? My diet doesn’t help either. In times such as these, my caffeine and white sugar intake increases alot which puts my body into a cycle of highs and lows.
Ok, enough of my whinging; just thought I’d share where I’m at this week.
Fast forward to three days later: and I’m feeling much better. It’s funny how we can so quickly lose perspective and get a bit lost in life sometimes.
It’s a bank holiday this weekend (woo woo!). We’ve had friends visiting, which has been awesome. And I attended a great yoga session on saturday, followed by an even better church service on Sunday. As a result, my grump and stress has lifted and my sunny disposition has returned. Plus, I have a great and simple recipe to share that’s perfect for neutralizing an over-acidic internal environment and restoring alkalinity to the body.
Fool-proof, and Flexible Quinoa and Roasted Veg Salad (serves 2-3)
1 cup red quinoa – soaked for 15 mins then rinsed
2 cups water or veg stock
Simmer the quinoa over a medium heat for 25 mins or until water/stock absorbed.
1 red pepper (cut into chunks)
1 small courgette or half large courgette (sliced then quartered)
1 small red onion (roughly sliced)
1 clove of garlic, left whole
2 tbsp olive oil
dried thyme, sprinkling of
Combine all the ingredients and roast at 180c for 1hr – 1 1/2 hrs
Broccoli florets, steamed
Part 4, assembly time!
Combine the roasted veg, quinoa and broccoli in a large bowl. Mix well and dress with freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt and pepper, fresh basil cut into chiffonades. Devour whole-heartedly. xxx