Have you ever found yourself with too much of a good thing? Recently I found myself with two huge butternut squashes. Since I wasn't ready to use them, my DOH, Tom, peeled and cubed them for me. Laying them in a single layer on two large cookie sheets and freezing them for a day or two netted me two large ZipLoc bags of ready to cook yumminess!
We supplement our dog's dry food with homemade goodness and butternut squash is perfect! So, I hear you asking what in the heck will we do with two gallons of butternut squash?
First, what is it? Wikipedia says, "Kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine, is a traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, such as napa cabbage and Korean radish, made with a widely varying selection of seasonings including gochugaru, spring onions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal, etc. It is also used in a variety of soups."
It can be seriously spicy or mild depending on what you choose to purchase. I'm a wimp so I opted for the most mild I could find. I tried it as it is and I knew instantly that wasn't going to work for me! Yuk! I kept telling myself 'it's good for, it's good for you' ... yeah well, I didn't care. But, fermented foods, like kimchi, are great for the gut! I started looking for recipes I felt I could enjoy. I started with Kimchi Fried Rice and I'll have to admit, it was yummy!
Kimchi Fried Rice
1061 calories; 31 grams fat; 14 grams saturated fat; 1 gram trans fat; 12 grams monounsaturated fat; 4 grams polyunsaturated fat; 162 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams dietary fiber; 2 grams sugars; 28 grams protein; 973 milligrams sodium
Giving credit where credit is due ... I found this recipe here.
So, what's the big deal about eating anti-inflammatory foods? Well, apparently chronic inflammation has been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer's. Yuk!
But, I love hamburgers on a bun with a few potato chips? Am I doomed to never enjoy a burger again? I think not. However, I do believe moderation is key.
So, will a burger kill me? Maybe eventually, but I believe it you surround yourself with plenty of ANTI-inflammatory foods (see list below), a burger now and then won't hurt. What do you think?
Here's a list of anti-inflammatory foods to eat in abundance!
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Clean and simple eating is my goal. I love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes. All recipes included cover several diet types...raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, and ketogenic. I have tried to remember to tag the recipes appropriately, but it is what it is.