Happy August everyone ... it's been a while since I popped into my little space here.
My summer so far has been filled with travels to London, Paris, the U.S. and places in between. I have been loving my outings with my bicycle. Now my children are teens they don't think I'm cool enough to hang out with any more 🙁 but two things bring us all together as a family - mealtimes and cycling. So we've been incorporating them both by either cycling to a restaurant and back (there is a fab sushi bar here in Vancouver where we can order food without having to say "but not this" or "I can't eat that" - oh the joys!) or taking a picnic in the cool bag with us. The first time I got on a bike, and I'm talking recently as opposed to the thick wheeled variety of my childhood, I was uselessly slow and at the first sight of an incline my natural instinct was to dismount because it looked too much trouble. However now my friends, you are looking at someone who can pedal up a hill with the best of 'em - even leaving my boy's 16 year old crap-eating pal for dust. Oh yeah!!
What else have I been doing this summer?
- I've mentioned it before but this book really made a big impression on me and gave me the push to drink more water than I have in a long, long time, with great results
- Listened with captive interest to the Alzheimer's and Dementia Summit last month. Labelled Type III Diabetes, Alzheimer's is a direct result of blood sugar imbalance alongside other factors such as heavy metals, infection, poor oral health and more which, once addressed, is a cruel disease that can be reversed or, at minimum, progression stopped
- Celebrated three birthdays in our immediate family (there are four of us!) which of course means an overload of ice cream and cake
- Taken myself off the sweet stuff (see above bullet point)
- Discovered why I've been feeling out of sorts since I got back from England - the sweet stuff hasn't helped but my recent blood work shows my thyroid T3 is out of whack. If you're someone like me who only had the standard TSH test until I found a functional practitioner, I highly recommend you dig deeper. It makes a whole new world of difference.
- Tried out this free sleep cycle monitoring app the other night and so far so impressed. If you're in need of help with your own sleep, check out the Paleo Mom's 14 day Go to Bed Challenge. That should sort you!
Today's recipe is as simple as simple can be but manages to look pretty impressive, if I do say so myself. I very rarely cook pork (apart from bacon, hehe) but when I do it's the tenderloin I turn to. Pork can be quite tough but this cut does what it says on the tin, so to speak. It takes just moments to cook and is as tender as infancy and grace - if William Shakespeare's to be believed! Coupled with a creamy sage sauce and some noodles - zucchini ribbons in this case but anything that grabs your fancy will be just as toothsome - and you've got yourself a cheffy plate of deliciousness with bonus issue, it doesn't take a gazillion pots and pans in the process. I'm sharing this winner of a recipe over at Autoimmune-Paleo so go check it out there.
Have a wonderful week x