Cheesy Cauliflower Egg Muffins

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If you love cauliflower and cheese, then this one’s is for you.  What’s great about this recipe is it’s soooo simple and pretty quick to knock up.  I actually prefer this to regular egg muffins because the cauliflower makes them a little more filling – they’re also handy as a grab and go breakfast!

If you are intolerant to cheese you could try adding some nutritional yeast flakes for that ‘cheesy taste’.  I buy mine on Amazon here.  Feel free to play around with the recipe by adding other ingredients you think would go well, like onions, tomatoes and ham for example, plus some fresh herbs.  I can never follow a recipe completely by the book.  Jezzy Wezzy jokes with me about that.  Mostly it works, but occasionally I have a disaster!

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Low Carb Chicken Parmesan Casserole

 

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This is one of my favourite recipes from www.zuzkalight.com

She uses spaghetti squash in the recipe, something I couldn’t find in the supermarket.  However, by chance I was passing by a local green grocers and I spotted one in a box of mixed squash.  If you are not familiar with spaghetti squash see the picture below.

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Cooking instructions for the squash: cut in half lengthways, scoop out the seeds.  Brush the flesh of the squash with a little olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.  Place flat side down on a non-stick baking tray and cook for 35-45 minutes on 190°C

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Roasted Red Pepper & Super Seed Stir Fry (Vegetarian)

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This is one of those recipes where you grab bits and pieces that are always in the cupboard or fridge and ‘make something up’.  I usually keep some Merchant Gourmet quinoa or seed mix packets in stock for emergencies – I’ve pretty much always got some veg I can throw in to make a quick, filling meal for myself and Mr Jezzy Wezzy!

You can eat this warm or cool, with salad or use to stuff courgettes, peppers or squashes…I think it wold go well with any of them.

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Beat the Winter Bugs with Thieves Oil

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Thieves oil is one of those blends I feel everyone should know about.  It has so many uses and is a good natural alternative to chemical based products.  Thieves oil dates back to the 15th Century (1413) when the whole Europe was engulfed by the Bubonic Plague or Black Death.  A small group of thieves seemed immune to the disease.  They would enter the homes of Black Plague victims and steal jewellery and money, with no fear of touching the infected bodies.  The Thieves came from a long lineage of apothecaries and had knowledge of how to use oils medicinally and prophylactically against disease.  The oil blend  they rubbed all over their bodies protected them from this deadly disease.

 

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Thieves oil is a potent blend of essential oils which really does work!  The image above shows a petri dish filled with with E.coli bacteria.  In the middle is filter paper soaked with Young Living Thieves oil.  As you can see, the E.coli didn’t stand a chance!

How to use Thieves Oil

NOTE: Always test essential oil on the soft part of your inner arm to check for any reactions.  Not everyone can tolerate essential oils.  When applying  directly to the skin, dilute in a little carrier oil.   If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with a qualified therapist before using essential oils.

  • Germs – Diffuse to kill airborne bacteria, germs and mould
  • Colds and Flu – Diffuse, apply to the soles of feet or take internally to help relieve cold and flu symptoms by placing a few drops in a capsule and swallowing with water
  • Toothache – Apply directly to the gums to numb toothache or gums
  • Headache – Place a drop on your thumb and press to the roof of your mouth for headache relief
  • Sore Throat – Add a couple of drops to a cup of hot water to create a thieves tea, drink or gargle this mixture to help sooth the sore throat
  • Bee & Wasp Stings – Apply to bee and wasp stings to neutralise toxins and stop pain
  • Airborne germs – Diffuse 6-8 drops of Thieves oil to eliminate airborne bacteria
  • Aches & Pains – Rub 2 -4 drops of Thieves oil in 1 tbsp. of carrier oil (olive/sweet almond/jojoba oil) on aches and pains
  • Plant and flower insect repellent – Mix 4 drops in 4 oz water to spray on plants and flowers

Thieves Spray Recipe

2oz Dark glass bottle

1 tsp Organic witch hazel

10-15 Drops of thieves oil

Almost 2 oz of distilled water

Use this spray to kill airborne germs and as a hand sanitiser.  I’m going to take mine into the supermarket and spray the trolley handle – I’m sure that’s where I picked my last cold up from!!

Further reading:

Essential Oils for Healing and Staying well

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