My mum taught me how to make great soup, she had the ability to make soup out of anything and it always tasted like a ‘hug’. Mum’s soup healed everything, it was always rustic, always highly nutritious and always just the right thickness. Even as a mid thirty something woman I would call her fromContinue reading “Soup saved my life.”
I have been asked about an “icecream” for dysphagia. I found (via trial and error) that I could not tolerate cheaper icecream. It made me cough and aspirate quite badly. The dearer the icecream the better it went down … funny that, bit like Champagne (sparkling wine for you Australian’s) and perfume. Ingredients 2 largeContinue reading “Banana Icecream (1 ingredient)”
At a time when I should have been eating I wasn’t. I had dropped to my lowest weight just above 50kgs. It was following head and neck cancer surgery, removal of a tumour, both tonsils, 1/3rd of my tongue, 30 lymph nodes, 30 rounds of radiotherapy and 6 weeks of chemotherapy. Eating was the lastContinue reading “Eating Rites.”
There is something womb like about hot ladled chicken broth and when you add free range eggs, lemon juice and rice it wraps you in its arms with the gentlest of hugs. Here’s how to get your soup to hug you.
I had had enough, I wanted to eat and I wanted flavour personified and I wanted it now. Soft enough to chew, wet enough to swallow and pretty enough to admire, enter Palak.
This morning my world was made right again by the discovery of a the smallest jar in the supermarket. A solitary jar of Peck’s Paste. I squirrelled that jar away and at a total cost of $1.99 & thought I’d done well for my personal distancing, my budget and my weekly meal preparation.
So when I bragged on social media about my purchase I was surprised to find far flung feedback about Peck’s Anchovette paste – some other die hard fans, some others not so sure and yet again others in New Zealand who had never heard of it but definitely wanted in. This prompted me to do a quick product research and what I found was horrifying.
I had my fingers stuck in my ears, la la la laaaaa, no I don’t want to hear what you do in a biopsy to ascertain whether or not you got all the cancer in my throat and tonsils. You have prefaced this description by saying it is barbaric. Enough said. May 2019 and IContinue reading “I am ready to break up, we will just do a biopsy to make sure.”
Kickstart or “activate” your turmeric. Who knew? Activated Turmeric is better than just slugging back Turmeric powder and hoping for the best & here is why. If it is not activated it’s not activated, meaning it is not doing the intended job. I started taking turmeric about 12 months ago to help with inflammation afterContinue reading “Help me Rhonda kick start the Honda!”
An excerpt of my upcoming book : Easy Follow Easy Swallow, like and follow to keep up to date with launch dates
My name is five spice – Michael McInytres’ skit on herbs and spices inspired this blog, that and an hilarious conversation about chicken thighs with my mum.