🍇 FRUIT | 🍲 SHRIMP COUSCOUS BOWL

🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

Since my Dr appt isn’t until Mon now (see yesterday for the confusion), I’m going to focus on a fridge /freezer clean out using lots of the fruit and vegetables that I currently have so that when I shop on Monday I can do an organized restock.

One of the other things I wanted to do is put together a bit of a meal idea list for next week. As I’m going through the fridge and freezer, I’ll look at what I need to have used up and what I need to buy in order to try a couple of new recipes. I asked Sandy about it and she said to just surprise her and bring her a little bit of everything this week… 🤣

One of the things I have been meaning to try is the Big Mac Salad and I’ve been craving something Reuben-ish. They have very similar sauces (1000 Island type based) so I’m going to cheat a bit and just make one for both dishes.

https://iowagirleats.com/big-mac-salad

I need to make a sweet relish as all the ones I have around here are full of Calcium Chloride, natural flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate and many of them have artificial sweeteners like Polysorbate 80. They are just a hot mess of additives so I am going to make my own.

From what I’m reading, both the relish and the sauce are better after it’s been sitting for a few days so I’m going to go ahead and get a head start on those.

I’ll be using these as my guides:
https://www.savingdessert.com/homemade-sweet-pickle-relish-garden-to-table

Big Mac Sauce
https://www.daringgourmet.com/big-mac-sauce

1000 Island Dressing
https://www.kitchentreaty.com/homemade-thousand-island-dressing

While I had stuff out anyway, I noticed a pouch of chicken that had come in my @mrcookingpanda box and I thought I could use some of the scrappy bits from what I was doing to just put together a quick Chicken Salad as well. This will be great on a hot Quick Dough bun with some lettuce, tomato and cheese….. Yum!

🐔 SCRAPPY CHICKEN SALAD
@starkist Premium White Chicken pouch
@theojaicooks Lemonaise Light Mayo
@freshfinds Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
@oikos @dannon 0% Greek Yogurt
@farmfresh (local farm) Pickling Cucumber, Red Banana Pepper
@misfitsmarket Organic Yellow Onion, Muscadine Grapes
@loretos Capers
@pvt_selection 5 Salt / 5 Pepper Seasoning

🔥 HISTAMINE SCALE: 🟡
🌿 OXALATE SCORE: 6️⃣
🤒 REACTIVITY SCALE: 👌🏼
✳️ CALORIES: 236
Just prepped, didn’t eat today.

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🍇 FRUIT
@krogerco Summer Kiss Melon* (retest – 🚫 Excluded)
@misfitsmarket Organic Muscadine Grapes

🔥 HISTAMINE SCALE: 🟡
🌿 OXALATE SCORE: 1️⃣1️⃣
🤒 REACTIVITY SCALE: 🔥
✳️ CALORIES: 101

Ugh! My feet are on fire… No more melon for me for awhile… This was super ripe and sweet and very tasty but like with Cantaloupe sometimes, it’s just a no go for now…

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🍲 SHRIMP COUSCOUS POWER BOWL
@sandbar Xlrg Shrimp
@roland Whole Wheat Israeli Couscous
@oasisworldmarket Baby Bok Choy
@misfitsmarket Organic Purple Cabbage, Red Pepper, Red Onion (pickled)
@krogerco Avocado, Carrot
@porkwan Laksa Paste
@zrollfarms Shrimp Snack Roll

🔥 HISTAMINE SCALE: 🟡
🌿 OXALATE SCORE: 3️⃣2️⃣
🤒 REACTIVITY SCALE: 👌🏼
✳️ CALORIES: 549

Need bowl ideas? Here are some great Buddha Bowls (Vegan) and some fantastic Power bowls for inspiration…

https://www.fitmittenkitchen.com/50-healthy-power-bowl-recipes
https://www.foodiecrush.com/25-super-healthy-bowl-recipes

🌀 INSTANT POT COUSCOUS (Israeli)
Cooked in @chefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method
~ Rinse Couscous
1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1¼cups liquid.
I like to use a stock but you can just use water.
Cook 7min on Manual/High Pressure + Pulse Release

✳️ Chef IQ 6Q Smart Cooker ✳️
https://amzn.to/3jp1pk4

https://therecipepot.com/instant-pot-israeli-couscous

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🍓 SNACK / DESSERT
@mars Snickers Mini x2
@skittles Fun Size Pack

🔥 HISTAMINE SCALE: 🟡
🌿 OXALATE SCORE: 9️⃣
🤒 REACTIVITY SCALE: 👌🏼
✳️ CALORIES: 220

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DAILY TOTALS
🔥 TOTAL HISTAMINE SCALE: 🟡
🌿 TOTAL OXALATE SCORE : 5️⃣2️⃣
🤒 REACTIVITY SCALE: 👌🏼
✳️ CALORIES: 870

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

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🥬 You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months. Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=COOKWME-FN8XPR

🎯 Tracking – Calorie Command in ℹ️ @iTrackBites

🎬 All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…🐶🛒👩🏻‍🍳

If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using to track histamines and oxalates are here:
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

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12 Weeks of trying something completely different to help heal and reduce the effects of 6 months of Mast Cell disorder flare ups.

📆 WEEKS 7-12
OXALATE REDUCTION (Final Target) – 125mg or less
MAST CELL HISTAMINE LIST – continue Lvl 2️⃣ food reintroductions + add up to one Lvl 3️⃣ food into 3 separate meals over 2 days to test individual reactivity. Score reactivity.

Retest any 4wk discontinued foods for Reintroduction. If reaction is stronger than (mild) – eliminate for 6 months.
Purple Sweet Potatoes
Wild Rice
Honeycrisp / Granny Smith Apple
Pineapple
Kiwifruit
Sauerkraut
Kimchi

✅ Okay in Small Amounts
Wine (cooking with)
Prosciutto
Strawberries

🚫 Excluded
Egg Whites / Complete Eggs
Summer Kiss Melon (Honeydew x Cantaloupe)

🚦 HISTAMINE SCALE
🟢 – contains some Lvl 0️⃣ histamine foods
🟡 – contains some Lvl 1️⃣ histamine foods
🟠 – contains some Lvl 2️⃣ histamine foods
🔴 – contains some Lvl 3️⃣ histamine foods

🐡 REACTIVITY SCALE
👌🏼 No reaction
🤧 Mild – itchy eyes, sniffles, glassy mouth
🔥 Moderate – above + hands/feet burning, gut issues, eye/inner ear swelling, muscle spasms esp back / neck
🚨 High – above + BP / heart rate / breathing issues, sudden onset headache, muscle weakness

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