Tomato Lime and rice dish
2 cloves garlic
2 tins of tomatoes
1 lemon zest and juice
1 lime zest and juice
1 tsp honey
1 pinch himalayan rock salt
1 pint stock
2 cups rice
1 bunch spinach
Chop the onions and garlic finely and sweat them in rapeseed oil till soft and golden
add the tins of tomatoes, honey and pinch of salt then cook for 10-15 minutes
add the lime and lemon zest and juice
add the vegetable stock and then the rice and cook for a further 15 minutes
add the spinach and cook for a further 5 minutes
This can be a stand alone meal or as a delicious accompaniment to chicken, meat, fish, haloumi etc.
This has a gorgeous flavour to it and can be frozen in small batches once cooked and simply reheated on the hob or in the oven when you want it smile emoticon
Have you ever wondered why some people find it so easy to do things while others will always struggle? Me too. I see it all the time in the clinic.
There are a few main things I have noticed over the years.
1 - Turn your can't into cans and your dreams into plans!!!
When I say this I am talking about your focus. Where is your focus? Are you telling yourself you can never achieve anything, that you always try and fail, it's just too hard, you don't deserve it???? Well you are right. Shocked?? When I say you are right, that is because you are always right. Whatever you tell yourself is where you will bring yourself, so if you tell yourself you can't do it, then you won't do it.
Now look at the people that achieve their goals. They are saying who's going to stop me? I am going to do this, just you watch me. They fall they stumble but they get back up. Their focus is on what they want so they achieve it, no-one can stop them.
2 - Hey what where you are going!!!!!
The next thing i have noticed is people don't reach their goals when they are looking to the past, looking at how many times they have tried before, how many times they failed before. Well you are not doing what you did before. If you were driving a car and looking in the rear view mirror the whole time you are going to crash. Why because eyou are not looking where you are going!!
Those who succeed usually have their eyes set on the direction they are going in. So wha tif i have a bad week, i can pull that back this week and keep going to where i want to be, that was only a detour!! Focus on where you are going and why you are doing it.
3 - Everyday habits
Focus on the things you are doing on a daily basis, this will make the change, not what you do once a week. This can be positive or negative behaviour. Say i drank a fresh juice everyday, over time that is going to have an extremely positive impact on my body. if i drink a juice once a week, nah that won't do much. But at the same time if i drink a cappuccino once every day or had a scone everyday or a biscuit then over time this will negatively impact on my body, but once a week, not so much.
4 - i've been a bad bad girl
how we talk to ourself makes a huge difference in our successes. if you constantly give out to yourself you will lower your self worth and motivation and most likely sabotage your chances of success, because hey, you keep telling yourself you don't deserve it. but if you accept you are human, that you are going to make mistakes and that no ones success is a straight line from A-B then you will pick yourself back up easier and believe in yourself and your worth and your ability to achieve what ever you want.
So i guess what i have noticed makes the difference between people who reach their goals and those who don't is how your talk to yourself and where you put your focus.
Keep it positive
Keep it kind
You can do whatever you set your mind to!!!!
If you need any advice feel free to contact me either through the website or by phone - 087 097 8880
Have a wonderful day everyone and say something nice to yourself today!!!!
You look Radishing :)
Yes radishing :)
We all remember radishes in salads when we were young, well maybe My age group does :) They were the bitter things that were put in salads that most of us kids took out, but I remember my mother loving them. They are a food that because of bad experience as a child I avoided as an adult. Boy was I crazy :)
I have recently found a love of the simple radish again. It is an amazing vegetable.
They contain natural isothiocyanates which help to protect our digestive tract.
Radishes help to kill of bad gut bacteria and fungus
Naturally cooling, reducing excess heat - hot flushes
Soothing for sore throats
Ayurvedic practices say they eliminate toxins
The simple Radish is jam packed full of nutrients:
Vitamins : A, B1, B2, C
Good for the heart
Good for the gut
Good for the waist line
Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.