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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Banana Wheat Muffins #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #fightinflammation #abuseinjuries

I'm always happy when I find a recipe that's healthy that helps fight my inflammation. I feel sad and left out a lot when I can't eat foods that others do because my body will feel on fire; I have a deeper injury of being poisoned by a good chance of pesticides (insect killers). My body is so reactive like nothing I've ever seen before, and when people want to hurt you it's so easy to grab something out of the garage. And then laugh later, who would believe?

But with my persistence to help other abuse victims and my relentless search I finally found those intelligent enough to listen to me as well as have the proper tools to test me to narrow the search to my effects.

I entered my early day with a smile from the smell and springs from coconut sugar, I used coconut oil, and fresh organic eggs into a wonderful wheat muffin with just enough all purpose flour to give it a spring. Thanks to Whole Foods for once again making my day. (I made my own buttermilk too.)

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Honey-Turmeric and Ginger Tea #digestiveissues #womenwithinflammation #abuseinjuries #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

I made this in the instant pot. I'm sure you can make it on the stove. This tea helps my digestive issues or gut health as a lot of us are knowing of it now.

I used to put ginger and turmeric in my smoothie which made it bitter. I needed these two in the morning or I would cramp in my stomach bad which because of the gut issue happening would then immediately lend to my head injuries with pain, discomfort, and confusion, as well as to the pain in the rest of my body from injuries from abuse as well.
I got the recipe from a book I borrowed from the library by Coco Marante on instant pot cooking.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Homemade Rosemary Bread #brainsupport #spices #lorijeanfinnila

Rosemary has such a positive effect to my brain. I feel more clarity as if I'm getting more oxygen when I eat it. I happily went to the library yesterday and picked up two books on cooking with spices and their history. I was intrigued, and had been, by my Portuguese ancestors part in this. 

I saw a recipe for rosemary bread in one of the books and thought to make some. I couldn't use that recipe because I didn't have anymore bread flour that I was hoping to use up but I happily found this one. I swapped out honey for the sugar. I'll be eating soft eggs on toast and a pasta sauce with an organic rosemary turkey patty sandwich, that my son got me the patties, tonight. I also thought to make one large loaf. I think it's better suited for sandwiches.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Ginger Turmeric Chicken #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #healthyfood

The taste is here. I will leave the potatoes larger next time and use fresh celery instead of blanched and frozen. 

Friday, August 13, 2021

Healthy Morning Breakfast! #healthnutnutrition #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

 I'm grateful to have information from @healthnutnutrition for this healthy breakfast.

My eggs didn't come out as good as they usually do following her method. I used a nonstick coated pan this time and they came out soft boiled. Stick with stainless. I love the chia jam and the kiwi with breakfast. I made some flatbread for sandwiches later. I felt really healthy after breakfast.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Cajun Instant Pot Chicken and Rice #spicy #healthyfood #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #healing

It's hard to believe a woman with inflammation thrives on spicy food - I do though! I'm taken by the smells and aroma and feel taken away to an exotic place. It brings me fun and pleasure. And funny because it doesn't appear to hurt me. The chicken I had been eating was doing most of that. I finally dug into my piggy bank, son helps, and got rid of cheese (too much salt - mostly, found a new brand Organic Valley Cheddar, yeeks) and bought organic chicken. Won't be doing white meat much but I will savor this and got five servings and three of a side dish of rice extra to that. Was so yummy!

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Smiley Food #smileyfood #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

This chicken put a smile on my face and is too good not to mention. Will all the things I eat that I don't like I have to mention my 'smiley face' food. I used the air fryer. The thighs take longer to cook and I spritzed it with olive oil. I'm a fan of paprika so this recipe caught my eye. Surprisingly the few spices give a wonderful bang. I probably put a pinch more of cayenne. I tried the avocado sauce at a different time on a sandwich and it was delicious.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

All Time Favorite #herbsdeprovence #chicken #instantpot #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #womenwithinflammation #abuseinjuries #tryingtoheal

This is truly one of my favorite recipes. I used up my herbs de provence that my son bought me a couple of years ago - geez, could be three, along with other gifts. I used chicken thighs and took the cooking time down a minute and the delayed pressure release about 2 minutes. I had the bone in my chicken. I couldn't resist the extra minute on each side for browning. I also only used cooking spray to brown and used homemade vegetable broth as the olive oil, wine, and water. I had a nice amount of gravy with this. I added 2 tablespoons of cornstarch at the end to some of the juices in the pot after whisking that separately and it quickly turned to gravy. With saffron rice it was delicious. I can taste all the spices and herbs so much more now.

I'm even going to heat up my instant pot spaghetti tomorrow again with a few fresh basil leaves underneath stirring it as they wilt and slowly turning fresh parsley into it after serving. So good! And the herbs are so healthy and healing. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Coconut Flour Black Bean Brownies #healthy #coconutflour #blackbeans #womenwithinflammation #abuseinjuries #tryingtoheal #lorijeanfinnila #singersongwriter #inthekitchen

I'm Extremely Lucky I was able to finagle this recipe from what I had at home.
I always use my own homemade chocolate, which I had a small amount, so the liquid of making more not solid had to suffice, leaving more liquid to the recipe, adding extra to the hour time of a three to four time extra needed for my mini convection oven I have to use. I only had one egg which is 'a beware' with coconut flour; I used 3 flax eggs - Yeeks! I added two extra tablespoons of coconut sugar for tasting and lost a corner of my silicone spatula when deciding to do the whole recipe in my new 8 cup Black and Decker food processor my son got me - LOVE it! ♥️ after I decided to stir in the extra chocolate chips that way. Stuck my fingers through the batter after realizing this after over accentuating the heat in my convection oven to make up for the thermostat problem. Didn't find it. Have to hope I don't digest it. I'm thinking these are the best brownies I've made. Hoping the coconut flour brings me extra energy. I think these are the best brownies I've made. 
(Found the piece of the spatula while slicing them.)

I also made just the filling of Spain on a Fork's baked stuffed peppers it was so good.