Having a baby!
Now before you go sending me gifts or congratulatory comments, I am not having a baby.
There is however a couple of new additions to the family that I wanted to share and that there are some very exciting things that I’ll be providing as a result.
I am going to be an aunt to my new little niece, Rumi (named after the Sufi love poet). And this weekend, I took to my sister’s kitchen and made FIVE recipes to help her settle in as she flies back from Ethiopia to bring back the new little addition to the family. The recipes were all gluten-free because I wanted to ease the inflammatory and digestive load and create a solid foundation to rebuild her immunity. And in practice, I’ve done this for so many people including adults AND their children. I took Jamie Oliver’s recipe for squash muffins and made a gluten-free version and substituted in sweet potato instead to make them a little sweetener. Instead of white sugar, I used coconut sugar to lower the glycemic index load.
GLUTEN-FREE SWEET POTATO MUFFINS
*Revision from Jamie Oliver’s squash muffins
3 whole sweet potatoes boiled and mashed
4 large eggs, whisked
175 ml olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup arrowroot starch
1 tsp chia seeds (whole or ground is fine)
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix wet ingredients (sweet potato mash, eggs & olive oil) together and set aside. Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Slowly add in wet to dry and fold mixture until well combined. Add to a greased muffin tin and bake for 25-30minutes. Let cool slightly and enjoy.
These muffins are perfect for kids because they have just the right amount of sweetness, plus it helps to tonify their spleen Qi (which according to Chinese Medicine, strengthens their digestive systems). And don’t worry, just because they’re gluten-free doesn’t mean it’ll taste like saw dust. Trust me when I say, you’ll struggle not keeping them all to yourself!
And lastly, while friends of mine all around me are getting pregnant or onto their third child, I’ve decided to have my own little addition and his name is Ollie. This little cockapoo will be born at the end of this month and will be home at the end of September. So for all you pet lovers out there, you’re going to love what I have in store. I figured, why not have a sexy, healthy pet? Stay tuned, because in the fall you’ll get a bunch of recipes that will lower your vet bill and give you the healthiest, sexiest pet you can imagine.
And for the rest of you out there, Sexy Food Therapy will be giving birth to my quick and easy meal program launching at the end of September. You’ll receive a whole new recipe book, expert advice on kitchen feng shui to make cooking a breeze and so much more. It’s going to be unbelievable because this program is one that I have some serious heart for. To stay informed, make sure you sign up to the Red Couch Confessions newsletter where I’ll be releasing info as the time draws closer.
So stay tuned, because the clock is ticking and Sexy Food Therapy is about to give birth and I can’t wait for you to be a part of it.