Well, we have been very busy lately. Hence the two-week gap in posting to the blog. Tom has been working for months now round the clock on a research paper entitled "Nutritional Deficiencies in Celiac Disease, is Supplementation Necessary?" He is just about done with it, and I am looking forward to reading it! I will let you know when it is published and provide a link to it.
Here on the home front we have been dealing with the infamous Chicken Pox running through all of four of our children. My seven year old got it first two weeks ago, and now my four year old and one of my twin boys has it. The other twin has yet to get it, but I imagine we are just around the corner from it. Better to just get it all done at once I guess! Did you know that Olive Leaf extract helps with chicken pox? I give it to the girls in a capsule and we also break open the capsules and make a paste with water and coconut oil to spread on their skin. It helps to stop the virus from replicating. Just thought I would share this little piece of invaluable information.
On to food now...
The other night I was craving some sort of spicy red lentil dal, but when I went into the pantry to get out the lentils I realized we were out. I had a container of yellow split peas so I thought I would try those out. I just dumped everything into the pot without measuring and out came a fabulous, comforting, spicy dal (Indian stew) that we served over quinoa. So tonight I set off to recreate my "masterpiece" by measuring everything as I added it to the pot. We served it tonight over cooked quinoa again with Roasted Cauliflower on the side. My 15 month old twins love roasted cauliflower!