Spring Cleaning, Cauliflower Rice, & Striving For Better Sleep - Goodness Me!

Spring Cleaning, Cauliflower Rice, & Striving For Better Sleep





Introduction
0:04 - 4:58

How is the sugar free detox going for Emily’s son? Janet and Emily discuss the progress in her son’s sugar detox, how it’s helped him so far, and how she has found that sugar is hiding in a lot of things that you wouldn’t even consider! Janet and Emily also discuss that doing certain detoxes can be good for you and your family. It gives our bodies a break, while also giving us the option to experiment with new meals and recipes!

First Segment: Trending Topics
5:00 - 18:56

On this week’s episode, Janet and Emily are discussing spring cleaning! What is it about spring that makes us want to clean? Is it our renewed energy? The desire for freshness? Whatever it is, it seems like the majority of us want to begin our spring cleaning! Janet and Emily discuss the dangers of chemical ridden cleaning products, and discuss their alternative natural cleaning products. Some of Janet and Emily’s cleaning tips include keeping it simple, avoiding artificial scents, and less product is more!

Some of Janet and Emily’s Favourite Cleaning Products:

Second Segment: Questions from Listeners
20:02 – 30:04

Question #1

Kelsey asks, “Hi Janet and Emily – Lately I have seen a lot of recipes using “cauliflower rice” I was wondering if you knew what this was or how I can make it. Does it taste good? Thanks in advance”

Janet Says:

  • Cauliflower rice is super easy to make with a food processor
  • Tastes good warm or cold – makes great leftovers!

Emily says:

  • Cauliflower rice is delicious when you cook it with finely minced garlic and onion
  • It can be kind of bland if it’s not cooked with components that give it flavour

Question #2

Jessie asks, “Hi ladies! Recently I have been having trouble falling asleep at night. My body is tired, but for whatever reason I can’t get out of my head. Any tips on how I can slowly fix this? I appreciate it!”

Janet Says:

  • We have all been there and suffered with a busy mind and not being able to fall asleep
  • Sleeping issues usually develop when our cortisol rises at night and doesn’t allow our bodies to make melatonin
  • Something to help is assigning yourself a bedtime and sticking to it – which is easier said than done
  • Passion Flower Tincture is something worth giving a try
  • Breathing exercises also help
  • Melatonin and 5HTP may also be useful to you

Emily Says:

  • Watch your caffeine intake! Depending on when you have it – it may affect your sleep
  • Try a body scan – they can be challenging but once you get into it – it can be very relaxing!

What’s For Dinner
30:05 – 31:13

Curried Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

Using the cauliflower leaves and stem as well as the florets increases the vegetable yield by fifty percent or more. Note that they are tougher, so need to be cooked longer than the other vegetables to soften.

  • One head cauliflower, including leaves and stem
  • 3 large carrots, cut in large chunks
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced 1/2 inch
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp unrefined salt (adjust to taste – may need more, depending on saltiness and amount of broth)
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp curry powder

 

  1. Wash the cauliflower stems well, as dirt may accumulate especially near the stem. Slice or chop them into 1” pieces so they will cook more quickly. Add them to the pot along with the water and broth, bring to a boil, cover, and let simmer 10-15 minutes, till partly tender.
  2. Add the carrots, onions, and cauliflower (cut in large chunks) to the pot, and simmer till tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, olive oil, butter, salt and curry. Simmer briefly, then puree with an immersion blender.
  4. Check and adjust seasonings, adding more salt or curry powder to taste. If the soup is too thick, add a little more water.

Optional: serve topped with fresh minced cilantro or green onions.


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