Sunday Kitchen Day

I had a celery root or celeriac hanging out in my fridge and decided to make a yummy pot of soup for the week. It’s been rainy and gross so what the heck.

Celery root is great for the digestive system and it is absolutely delicious. I discovered it a few years back when I went on a kick of buying a new vegetable or fruit each week. Best idea ever! Who would of thunk this alien looking mass for full of flavour, goodness, and yum! The kale, we all know is a super food, but it’s an excellent source of folic acid, clearly needed for pregnancy. Cauliflower, to be honest, was left over in my fridge, but it also is a good source of folate and calcium.

I got lazy with puréeing mine, being that it kept splattering everywhere so I said forget it! Mines a bit chunky but I love it.

Celeriac, Kale, and Cauliflower Soup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1 head celery root, peeled and chopped into chunks
1/2 head cauliflower
3 cups kale
1 box chicken stock (I used low sodium, normally I make my own but I’m lazy today!)
Water

1. In a large pot (deeper the better), melt coconut oil and add diced onion. Cook for about 4-5 minutes.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the water.
3. Add just enough water to cover what the chicken stock couldn’t.
4. Bring to boil. Cook until tender.
5. I used an immersion blender but a real blender would be great too. Just purée until smooth. Enjoy!
Ok, so it kind of looks like green gunk but I swear it’s so simple and so tasty!

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I also took some time today to make some brownies. I got the recipe from Preparing It Paleo. The Paleo Plantain Brownies uses plantains and Enjoy Life chocolate chips so keep the brownies so moist and tasty. I used coconut oil , not butter and it was yum! I may have almost eaten a full row? Just saying.

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I’m riding solo tonight with my hubby being gone for the weekend. I picked up a sirloin peppercorn steak from Clancy’s Meat Market. All of their meat is hormone and anti-biotic free. It’s not grass fed but it’s a nice place to grab some fresh meat that’s made with care by the in-store butcher. It will be a first time buy. I enjoyed the steak with a garlic marinated grilled portobello. Keeping it simple.

My Baby Mama Drama…

It all started about 2 1/2 years ago when my hubby and I decided to try for a child. We were all, let’s plan this out, have a baby born at X time etc.. Little did we know that wasn’t in our cards.
After about 1 1/2 years we got into a phenomenal fertility clinic who truly cares for their patients. From Saturday morning phone calls to Sunday morning blood appointments. Amazing place.
It was at out first appointment that we realized something wasn’t quite right. During an ultra sound the tech looks at me and goes “Have you ever been diagnosed with endometriosis?”. Uh…say what?! Slightly in shock we continued with the appointment.
I was told a cyst on my ovary could be normal it just depended on where I was in my cycle. After another check up, it wasn’t normal and the doc suspected endometriosis. He ordered a laparoscopy and within months I was under the knife getting what I like to call “an oil change and tune up”. It’s been about 4 months since the surgery and I was diagnosed with stage ll endometriosis. I’ve never had pains really, just irregular cycles.
For now, we just keep trying in hopes that our hard work pays off.