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Cigrons a la catalana ("chickpeas in the Catalan way"), a traditional recipe from Catalonia. A very simple stew of chickpeas and spinach. It's particularly common during Lent period.
Recipe under the cut.
Photo and recipe from catalunya.com.
Ingredients for 4 people
400 g cooked chickpeas
1/2 large onion
4 garlic cloves
a pinch of flour
2 ripe tomatoes
salt and pepper
cooking liquid from chickpeas
few strands of saffron
garlic and parsley
2 hard-boiled eggs
200 g spinach
Prepare the roux. Sauté the chopped onion with a little salt to prevent it from burning. When cooked, add the chopped garlic and parsley, and shortly after the tomato, peeled, seeded and finely chopped. Fry gently until well concentrated. Then add the flour and stir so the mixture binds together well.
When the roux is well bound, add the chickpeas, together with their cooking liquid. Simmer gently over low heat for about a quarter of an hour.
Add the spinach in the last five minutes.
Meanwhile, make a picada with the salt, toasted saffron, garlic and almonds, all finely chopped. Dilute with the cooking liquid and add to the chickpeas. Cook for three or four minutes more and serve the chickpeas accompanied with hard-boiled eggs, cut in half.
The spinach can be replaced with chards.
You can add a little bit of bacon.
You can add a touch of raisins, a spoonful of paprika, ñora pepper, or clove.
You can use a little bit of dry bread to make the picada.
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Gorgeous Grapefruit Margarita
2 oz. tequila
2 oz. grapefruit
1 oz. lime juice
½ oz. triple sec
½ oz. agave
kosher salt for rim
garnish- grapefruit slice/lime slice
Add tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and agave into a shaker with ice. Shake.
Take lime wedge and run around lip of glass. Place salt on plate and swirl the cup lip in the salt.
Add ice to glass. Strain cocktail shaker into glass. Garnish with grapefruit.
Please hear me.
Being tired isn't normal. It doesn't matter that you're aging. Being fatigued is a serious sign.
It might be difficult to judge "normal tired" from "bad tired". Rule of thumb is that if you notice that other people seem to be on another plane of existence with alertness, you're not "normal tired".
I slept for 10-12 hours a day at least and still was tired for most of the day but "functioned" (went to work).
It turns out it wasn't just one thing. It was a lot of things. I went on liquid vitamins first because that's all I had energy for—to throw money at something that can be delivered to me. And it was crucial. I went off my heart medication after my doctor let me know my active heart rate was way too low (prior to the vitamins). I felt super improved and this went from feeling super improved to extremely improved after I began to eat more healthy fats (avocados, eggs, nuts, vegetarian-friendly animal products). I cannot emohasize the eating more fats thing enough. Did you know that due to our biology women are supposed to have way more healthy fats than what we're typically told?
I had struggled with other symptoms I brushed off as normal too. My hands and feet being cold all the time. Turns out this wasn't normal. How many women and girls have cold hands and feet constantly? I was "adoringly clumsy". Balance issues from vitamin B12 deficiency. Foot cramps. Magnesium deficiency. Generalized anxiety disorder. Still have it, but significantly improved because my body isn't fighting for it's life. Lack of focus/concentration issues to the point where I worried I had ADHD or something since that's all I know about that mental health condition.
Constant cravings I blamed on emotional eating. Increasing my healthy fat intake all about cured this—helped more than protein. I began to lose weight when I increased my healthy fats because I was no longer seeking out sugar or bad fats. Iron deficiency and vitamin D3 deficiencies were also confirmed on blood tests before I started liquid vitamins.
When I went off my heart med and bought those dumb electrolyte packets for my water, my arrhythmia is now hardly noticeable physically.
And to circle back—I am awake. And I sometimes break down and cry because I can't believe how I was functioning now that I understand what having energy feels like. I didn't know. I didn't know there was even anything wrong with me. I thought I was just a tired person. That being tired was normal to being female and aging.
Chronic fatigue is extremely serious. It's not normal. You're not just a tired person.
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