Posted by nepeht on July 9, 2009
Way #41: Get a Little Obsessed for a While with ENERGY in order to facilitate your journey to Gluten-Free Simplicity
First off… This is about HEALTHY Energy… OK??? I find that much of my Celiac-related foiballing is related to my serious and chronic lack of energy. I have tried sooooo many things…. caffeine, sugar, protein snacks, B-vitamins… etc…. I won’t even mention some of the things I have tried…. I am sure you already can guess based on your own experiences.
Gluten-Free Energy: Does it radiate? (c.2008, WTB)
BUT what could Gluten-Free Energy look like?
This is about getting a little obsessed with this issue for a while so that you can learn about:
- Your own energy needs;
- The vast variety of G-F energy options that are healthy; and
- About which ones of these healthy energy options work for you individually.
To start out, one might construct a chart to monitor one’s experiences of energy in her/his own life over the next month. This can be a really simple qualitative, journal-type thingee where one simply notes what they consumed (including supplements) in the left column and how they felt in the hours afterward in the right column.
Do this for about a month and it can be revealing for almost anyone. I have tried it and it really helps.
I have researched and written about some of this before in several postings. Just type in the word “energy” in the “search” box on this page (look up and to your right) and you will find some of them.
For now… just think… what would my world look like if I had more good energy?
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Posted by nepeht on January 15, 2009
Quickie Ham and Cabbage Dinner: A Gluten-Free Energy Booster
(This 20-minute recipe serves two hungry adults and can be easily expanded to serve more.)
- 2 Tablespoons of Cooking Oil *
- 1 Pound of Fress Cabbage, sliced no more than 1/2 inch thick
- 1 Pound slice of Spiral Cut (Center) Ham Steak (or 1×1 chunks will do) *
- 1/2 Yellow Onion sliced about 1/4 inch
- 2 Tablespoons of Butter or Margarine *
- 3 Tablespoons of White Vinegar *
- 3 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
- Need Salt, Pepper and Garlic shakers for seasoning
- Heat a 10-to-12-inch iron skillet on medium.
- Add the oil.
- As the oil heats up, add the Ham slice and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Turn the Ham over and lower the heat to about a 1/4, or 2 on a scale of 10.
- Add the sliced Onion.
- Add the Cabbage.
- Season with Salt, Pepper and Garlic Salt.
- Mix together the Vinegar, Sugar and Margarine/Butter and pour it over the cabbage surrounding the ham.
- Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Add the carrots directly into the sauce so they will cook.
- Turn over the Ham making sure that all of the cabbage has been coated with the sauce in the pan. In other words, at this point, the Ham Steak can be placed on top of the cabbage.
- Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Serve on place with either ham diced and mixed in with the cabbage mixture or with the ham steak on a plate topped with the cabbage mixture.
* Be sure to use Gluten-Free versions of these ingredients.
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