Yes, you can remove Grease Stains from Clothes

If you know me well then you know I cook all of my meals, every day. 

Well, last week I was cooking up a huge pot of meat stock (an essential for making lunch-time soups), and succeeded in spilling pure fat on a favored pair of jeans.

I immediately sprayed the spot with a pre-treat solution, and threw them into the washing machine. I air-dried them in case the stain wasn't quite gone once dry.

Alas, the stain was still there, bright as day. I was frustrated. I had my tasty meat stock, but had ruined another article of clothing with a grease stain. I threw the jeans into my closet and tried my best to forget about them.

Three days later I was pouring dish washing liquid onto the stain. I'd looked at a bunch of advice on removing grease stains from clothes, and this one suggestion kept popping up on blog after blog after blog. I figured the jeans couldn't anymore ruined than they already were. So, after saturating the stain in Palmolive dish liquid and allowing it to sit for 30 minutes I threw the jeans back into the washing machine, and took the risk of drying them in dryer.

And, Voila! The stain is gone. My jeans are back to good-as-new. And my mood is vastly improved now that I have a method to remove grease stains from clothes.

I just had to share the good news, hoping it might help you one day too.


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!    

Fish & Vegetables en Papillote

With summer and its warmer temperatures upon us I'm always looking to make light, delicious, easy food for dinner meals. Cooking "en Papillote" or, in parchment (or foil on the grill), is an easy way to cook fish and/or veggies with minimal time and clean-up.

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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.

 Copyright @ Elizabeth Roberts Nutrition

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Acidic vs. Alkaline - What does this mean? Why is it important to my health?

There is a lot of discussion on the internet about whether you should have an acidic or an alkaline body for optimal health. But nobody really explains what this means, why it is important to know, or how to help your body achieve its best state.

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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 to learn how to improve their "Eating Lifestyle" to live happier, fuller lives.

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