We forgot to mention on our updated face post that manuka honey is also really good to put on acne. A blog reader, Melissa, mentioned that she likes it and we forgot to say that honey is another great thing to put on inflamed skin. Many of you said that you are going to try the OCM and please do. We know it can be scary thinking of putting oils on face but after a few days, and for some a week of doing it, your skin should be loving it. We did go through a little detox with our face when we started doing it months ago. But now that we think we have the correct oils for our face we are doing much better. Of course diet plays a huge part in skin too!
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Every day is a NEW day! A new chance to start again. A new day to do something for your body, soul, mind, and health!
Sipped on detox skin tea with lemon after doing our workout. Followed by taking our normal morning supplements.
Lori headed over to Michelle’s place to do some work (yep, Michelle has moved back up to NC). We had our typical very green juice (kale, mint, romaine, cucumber) along with the best part of our breakfast.
Local pasture raised eggs, cooked bananas, homemade sauerkraut, and plantains! Along with some ghee and cinnamon. Perfection. Can’t get enough of this breakfast. So good. Nothing beats local eggs!
We finally got around to making our own homemade sauerkraut again to see how our bodies and skin do. We were just getting Bubbies store bought sauerkraut but kept thinking it might be the cause in Lori’s acne (well one of the food causes). More than a week ago we stopped eating store bought kraut, and made our own. After a week sitting on counter our homemade batch was finally ready to eat. We are having it with our breakfast to start our day with a good source of probiotics. We are not sure yet if we will add it to other meals as we want to incorporate it back into our diet slowly to make sure our skin likes it.
Lunch was a bowl of rice (cooked in bone broth), arugula, and grass-fed beef topped with coconut oil.
So good. Simple. But a good balance of macros for us.
Late afternoon we enjoyed the best snack!
Plantain socca (recipe will be up on Friday) topped with the perfectly ripe avocado (we each enjoyed a whole avocado) and black lava sea salt! WOW! We just might have to eat this everyday 😉 Just as delicious as our best new grain-free bread!
Sometimes the simplest foods are the best!
Last night we had dinner out with our girl friends. Nothing like a good glass of wine and girl talk. We enjoyed local flounder with veggies. The dish came with onions which we no longer eat so we just ate around them. Overall the food and service at Napa restaurant was great. It was a fun girls night.
We each enjoyed a chia seed gelatin mush (chia seeds mixed with water and gelatin). Nothing too fancy, just a little different than our normal mush. We still feel our gut likes having gelatin daily, so for now we are still eating it regularly Although we are way over due of making marshmallows!! Maybe this weekend we will finally get back into making them.
A note about eggs – we know not everyone can have eggs and some choose not to eat them. We personally have been enjoying them regularly in our diet for a few years now (after about 3 years of not having them). And not sure if many of you remember, but Lori got a food allergy test done back in March 2012 where she found out she was allergic to chicken eggs. She avoided them for about 4-5 months. Then decided to bring them back into diet.
We were getting store bought organic eggs, but now we are getting local PASTURED raised eggs again (we used to always get local eggs but there was a long period where we were not getting to the farmers market).
We notice a HUGE difference when eating pasture raised eggs. Not only in taste but in how we feel. It is hard to explain what we mean exactly but we just feel so much better when we eat them compared to grain-feed eggs. We know there are a ton of articles written on this subject and we just wanted to share our two cents. That pasture raised is the way to go if you can 🙂
So if you can get local pastured raised eggs in your area we highly recommend it! If you can not get pasture raised eggs we suggest organic being the next best thing.
We sometimes cannot believe we got lazy about going to the market to get pasture raised eggs, but now we are really making an effort when we can! (We do not live near a market so we have to drive a bit to get there.) Buying local pastured raised eggs is not only great for your local community but very good for your health too! From our personal experience we have noticed a difference in our health, so we feel the quality of the egg and how it is raised is very important to consider. And for Lori she is doing amazing with having good quality eggs in her diet!
Twins Question: Do you eat pastured raised eggs? Do you shop regularly at a farmers market? Do you notice a difference in eggs -pastured vs non-pastured?
till next time, be back with purely talk episode #2!