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Who needs a bun?


I was super sad that I have nothing “easy to make” here. By that I mean,  nothing packaged or processed….half made for me already. Of course this is on purpose. I follow a primal/paleo/Whole 30 lifestyle, depending on the day. It is so hard for me to give up cheese, especially now that I am in Vermont and have such delicious local varieties available. The good news is local, pastured cheese is better for you, so I shall indulge.

I did have grass-fed burgers, organic veggies and some local cheddar.  In truth, this took me less than 10 minutes to make.  My dressing was so good that I put it over the burgers too!

Thought I’d share with you.

Greek Dijon Dressing

3 tbs lemon juice
3 tbs dijon mustard
6 tbs evoo
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp Greek herb blend
S&P…a few screws of each

Whisk to emulsify and enjoy! It was really great with the avocado, but also it was perfect on the burger – a tangy dressing cut the richness of the burger with cheese.

It’s Rocktober, and Cold Season Begins

Okay, truth is I hate when people say “Rocktober.” BUT, I woke up feeling great, and found out I am only 15 lbs away from my goal weight. I’m energized!

I have been fighting a cold for the last couple days. I brought it on myself. See, I have basically bragged that since I gave up gluten, I have not been sick (minus pneumonia last year from an asthma attack). And after being sick for basically 5 years straight (before I gave it up) it was a huge accomplishment. For the last couple weeks, I haven’t gone grocery shopping and since my last stop was Costco, I have been lazy and sustained on cheese and crackers and coffee. I was in a funk, didn’t feel like cooking, etc. I basically didn’t have a single vitamin for 2 weeks.

If you think what you eat doesn’t really affect your immune system, you’d be wrong. I am sad that my accidental experiment reconfirmed it for me. So for the last 3 days this is what I have had: homemade, water, organic chicken bone broth, Organic Throat Coat tea with Manuka honey, Sudafed, eucalyptus essential oil on my feet at night…and still coffee, but with raw honey. Last night I made a hot toddy before bed, which – in my opinion – brought me over the hump. I feel like about $800,000, so almost there.

I don’t really follow recipes, but this is what I put in this time:

Aimee’s Hot Toddy

3 oz. Maker’s Mark bourbon
1 Tbs local, raw honey
2 Tbs organic lemon juice
5 cloves
a few pieces of cinnamon bark

Bring to an almost simmer in a pan then get in your favorite mug to enjoy.

So, take it from me – be proactive during this season of germs. Eat well. Feed your body with nutrients. Your grandma wasn’t wrong, one of the best things you can have is bone broth. And since we live in a world of pesticides, GMO and cost cutting, it really must be organic and pastured to have maximum nutrition.

I am going grocery shopping today.