Pour without the Glug & Slosh

The other day, a client was complaining about the cardboard Tetra packs because they glug and splash their contents all over her counter and stovetop. At first, I couldn't understand the problem. I've never had the issue she mentioned - no glugging, spilling or sloshing. But, as we talked further I realized she was holding the package upside down while pouring the liquids. 

Yes, there is a right and a wrong way to pour from these cartons, just like pouring motor oil into your car's engine.     

Here's the trick:

Hold the box so the spout is at the top, so farther away from your cup, pot, or pan, and pour. 

I'll admit, I don't buy a lot of food in these containers - usually just broth or soy milk - but when I do this is how I use them and I've never had any muss or fuss.   

Good luck!

Shrimp Saute

SCD, GAPS, AID, AIP, Paleo. Gluten-free, Grain-free

I know, I know, you're all going to want me to post a recipe for this picture.
But, that's what I love about cooking (compared to baking), you don't need a recipe! Just akitchen stocked with fresh, whole foods, and a little experimentation. Try it, see what you come up with.

A few nights ago I had shrimp unthawed and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them. Then my neighbor called and asked if I'd like some veggies. "Boy, oh, boy, would I."  Fifteen minutes later I was stocked with fresh-from-the-garden Swiss Chard and Tomatoes. I had leftover Spaghetti Squash in my 'fridge and some fresh Broccoli and Basil, too.

This was a one-pan meal - a little butter went into the pan first, then the shrimp, some chopped garlic, the chard, tomatoes, and broccoli. All was seasoned with some Sea Salt, a dash of White Pepper, Basil, and saute'd on medium heat until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Once on the plate I finished it off with some excellent Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I never cook with this divine oil) and another pinch of Sea Salt. And, Voila! Bon Appetit!    

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It's What's for Dinner (SCD-style)

Around my house we make dinner, every night.

This is pretty typical of how and what we eat -
Good quality protein,
Lots of veggies,
Complex carbohydrate

You can't see it very well, but there's a lovely bunch of spaghetti squash nestled underneath all the tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms, bok choy, spinach, and shrimp.

There is no recipe, sorry. On this one, as with most nights, I see what's in the 'fridge and put something together.

You can't go too wrong with garlic, olive oil, and tomatoes as a base.

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Copyright @ Elizabeth Roberts Nutrition

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If you've read through my site then you know I'm living with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) & I'm now a Nutrition Consultant working with others who are living with UC to teach them how to improve their "Eating Lifestyle" and hopefully live happier, fuller lives despite what can be a pretty nasty and isolating illness. 

I'm on the other side of my UC adventure - meaning I am now living really well with few to no UC symptoms. So, here is where I'll share my story about my journey to get where I am today, and to share what I'm doing tomorrow.

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