Chicken Fra Diavolo with Zoodles

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My husband and I have been participating in a whole 30 and just trying to eat healthier. In the whole 30 you can’t eat any dairy, grains, or added sugar for 30 days so I have had to be creative with our veggies. I LOVE pasta and didn’t think I could find a healthy substitute that would taste delicious but than I tried zoodles and boy was I wrong. Zoodles are noodles made from peeled zucchini and if you haven’t tried them you are missing out. I made some fra diavolo sauce the night before with this recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fra-diavolo-sauce-with-pasta/. I made a couple changes to the recipe by using fresh roma tomatoes, adding a little basil and oregeno, and blending the sauce.

Zoodle recipe:
4 zucchinis
2tbs ghee( can use butter if not on whole 30)
1.5 tsp minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Peel the skin off the zucchinis and than use the peeler to slice noodles. Saute in a large pan with ghee and garlic till hot. Take off the heat and salt and pepper. Top with Fra Diavolo sauce and grilled chicken.

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Goodbye Gluten

Ever since I was a little girl I have had stomach problems. I can remember being little and rushing to the emergency room with stomach pain so intense I could hardly move or breathe. I’ve seen many doctors over the years and they have each had different theories. Some have believed it was in my head, others have thought I had IBS, most have been confused and haven’t been able to come up with an answer. When I was 18 I had a doctor that finally tested my gallbladder and found out it wasn’t working. I had it removed and for a while some of the stomach pain, nausea, and fatigue went away. Over the years, though, it has returned and my symptoms seem to be getting worse. I feel tired all the time, my stomach hurts everyday, I am nauseous, and I’m having a difficult time remembering things. I don’t know for sure if I have developed an intolerance to gluten but I am going to try an elimination diet for a few months to see if I can notice a difference. I am really praying this helps but I am also nervous to start this journey. I am a baker and I will have to learn new ways to bake all of my recipes. Also, saying goodbye to pasta and pizza is going to be difficult. I am a little nervous because gluten is in the majority of my diet, but I am hopeful that this will help me to finally feel healthy and resolve some of the issues I have been having. I will keep this blog updated about how it is going and post recipes that I like as I find them. Wish me luck!!!

Magic Homemade Vapor Rub

Growing up my families homemade rub was a staple in our house for anytime we got sick. This stuff is magic in a little plastic tub. It is similar to vicks vapor rub but so much better. I have had pneumonia twice and this stuff has been the only thing that seriously helps.  Also a little random tip when you are sick put some on the soles of your feet and slip some socks on over that and it helps a ton as well. Here is the recipe

Moms Rub:

2TBSP= 2oz.

2 oz. oil of Turpentine (has to be the oil not spirits or it won’t work)

2 oz. oil of Peppermint

2 oz. oil Eucaliptis

2 Cakes Camphor Gum

Use a knife to sliver the 2 cakes camphor gum into the oil and let it sit for half a day

6 oz. Vaseline

Melt the vaseline on the stove top or microwave and than add the rest of the mixture. Let it sit for the rest of the night.

If you have any questions feel free to comment and ask 🙂

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