Roasted salted pepitas are one of my favorite snacks and my favorite way to eat them is mixed in yogurt (besides just popping a handful in my mouth). They add extra flavor and a delightful crunch, however, they are almost always seasoned with wheat and brands without wheat are quite expensive. My new BFF, Google, led me to an easy, tasty recipe and this weekend I whipped up a batch of my own. This new lifestyle is challenging my lack of kitchen prowess, but so far I've been able come up to the plate (no pun intended).
After carefully measuring out a double dose of ingredients, the largish batch came together quickly, filling the whole house with the nutty aroma. This is mighty tasty treat, but next time I'll know to add a bit more cayenne and a touch more temari (my addition was a sprinkle of kosher salt).
For nine years I have had constant pain on the left side of my body. Some days it was mild, other days it would hurt so much I could hardly breath, but it was always there. Over the years I have been sent to physical therapy, told to eat right, told to exercise, told it was fibromyalgia, told to relax... Overall I just dealt with it by ignoring it as much as possible and I stopped seeking a solution. It would not be allowed to rule my life, stop me from living as I wished, or change my daily routine and overall it didn't. After a few days of being wheat/gluten free the pain was gone, it's still gone after 10 days and I expect it will stay away. The discomfort and nausea from eating is also gone. After each meal I wait for the waves of pain, nausea and bloating to come, but they never do. I feel renewed, amazed and thankful.