Rosa, Health Coach, IWHI

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🎄 Who’s ready for a Christmas Giveaway?! . This little roller is also called “liquid calm” in our household. It’s a divine smelling combination of three of our most calming oils and used to soothe anything from skin irritations to sleep issues to ruminating minds! . Giveaway Rules: 1) like this photo 2) tag as many as you would like, but in SEPERATE comments. Each tag qualifies as an entry to the giveaway draw. 3) follow @fru.quinoa . Winner will be announced on Sunday the 16th of December. ⚠️ If a winner has been drawn that has failed to follow all rules, a new winner will be drawn. . 💁🏻‍♀️ Ps. You can DOUBLE your entries by joining our oils tribe this month. Already in our oils tribe? Well, consider your entries doubled already. . Merry Christmas. 🎄
Dressing provocatively may result in someone else getting raped. . A while ago I was told it was good I no longer dressed provocatively (whatever that may mean), because dressing provocatively may result in someone else getting raped. Someone weaker. A weaker woman, a child, someone with physical or mental disabilities. . Unfortunately, I was in a state where this person had emotional power over me and so her words echoed in my head for longer than they should have. Yes, as an educated, yet slightly “burdened” young woman, I somehow believed her. I believed that I may or may not have caused someone else’s life to be shattered at some point during those years that I chose to wear short dresses and tops with cleavage. . Had one of you ladies at any point in time told me that you thought you may have caused someone else’s rape by dressing a certain way, I would have assured you that you hadn’t. However, I didn’t speak to myself as I would speak to a friend at the time. . As a woman, I do make choices out of concern for my own safety. I won’t wear “provocative” clothing and walk down a dark road. In fact, I avoid dark roads all together. Amongst other things.. Yet things have happened to me without my consent, but that won’t surprise you, because 1 in 4 girls will have been sexually assaulted by age 18. . Now here is what I won’t do as a woman; I won’t blame a victim, his/her surroundings, the situation and I sure as hell will not blame myself for others monstrous acts. Let me repeat that; I will not take responsibility for an aggressor making a choice to violate a victim. Ever. . So what can we do to make the world safer for the “weaker” gender, our children and ourselves? . Speak up when hearing about victim blaming, because shifting blame to anyone other than the aggressor and accomplices is never justified. Choose not to stay neutral, because let’s be real; there’s no such thing. Make sure that others feel safe enough around us to not carry the burdens of sexual assault on their own, because it takes a village. Educate and bring awareness to basic human rights. . Want to add something to the list? . 👙 Oh, and pictured; me dressed provocatively.
💁🏻‍♀️ This dish normally requires tomatoes, but I’ve noticed that I only tolerate passata (so tomatoes without the skin)! You can sub the passata for tomato slices if you wish, but I wouldn’t, because this tasted nothing short of delish. . 🍅 Kafta & Potato Pie (Kafta bel seneye) 400 g ground beef 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp Lebanese all spice 1/2 bunch parsley 1/4 tsp ground pepper 1/2 tsp salt or to taste . 1 tbs butter 500 g potatoes 200 ml tomato passata Salt to taste . 👩🏻‍🍳 Put oven on 200° Celsius. Mix ground beef, chopped parsley, spices + salt. Grease a pie dish with butter. Flatten a small handful of meat and lay it down in the dish. Flatten another handful of meat and lay it next to the first. Continue until dish is covered or until you’ve run out of meat. Lightly press the meat in the dish to cover the whole dish and connect the patties. Spread about 5 tbs passata over meat. Wash and peel potatoes. Slice them into 1/2 cm sliced and cover meat. Salt to taste and spread the rest of the passata over potato slices. Bake in oven for 45 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. . 🙌🏻 Enjoy.
🇱🇧 As some of you may know; I am half Lebanese. I lived there as a child and also as a teenager. Yesterday I was craving a dish that I haven’t had in 10 (!) years and that I didn’t think myself capable of making. As my confidence grows, I am able to challenge myself more in different parts of my life. Including my cooking and guess what?! This dish was stupidly easy to make once I just made the famous Lebanese all spice and mapped out how I would approach the rest of dish. I took a deep breath and told myself that as with everything else; it is ok to fail, but what if I don’t? Here it is, better than I had anticipated; . 🇱🇧 Lebanese Mansaf (spiced rice with beef & chicken): 300 ml brown rice 200 g ground beef 200 g chicken (in pieces) 500 ml broth (whichever kind your heart desires) 1/2 tsp Lebanese allspice (recipe at the very end) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp salt Knob of butter Handful of pine nuts . 👩🏻‍🍳 Heat butter in a casserole, add pine nuts and stir until browned. Remove pine nuts and place on paper towel. Add chicken to the same casserole, cover with water, bring to boil and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove chicken and place on a plate. Discard water. Place another small knob of butter in casserole along with ground beef and fry until browned. Add pre-rinsed brown rice, broth, chicken, 2/3 of the pine nuts, spices and bring to boil. Let simmer for 35 minutes (or until rice is cooked through). Feel free to use any type of rice. Most people will use basmati or jasmine rice, but I’m obsessed with raw brown rice and therefore chose to go for that. Serve with cilantro and yoghurt. . 🙌🏻 Enjoy. . Lebanese all spice: 3 tsp black pepper 3 tsp cumin 3 tsp paprika powder 1 1/2 tsp coriander 1 1/2 tsp ground clove 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cardamom .
I’m sharing this from @tigerstripesearned. She is a friend, a fellow leader of our oils tribe and a an empowered woman that speaks words that deeply resonate with me. . “I had someone from my past, that previously had a lot of power over me, tell me “I can’t believe who you have turned into”. To that, all I will say is “Thank you.” People who are used to you being a doormat won’t like it when you start speaking up. People who are used to you being little miss goody-too-shoes won’t like it when you start to say you don’t believe all you were taught growing up. People who liked the quiet, lazy, introverted version of you won’t like it when you begin taking care of yourself and using your voice because it will make them uncomfortable. You are no one’s doormat unless you decide it’s easier to stay there. You are no one’s inner emotional compass, because that is their responsibility - not yours. You are NOT someone’s victim, unless you choose not to speak up. Own your story. Own your scars. Be so damn proud of where you have come that no matter what someone tells you, it will never dull the sparkle in your eyes now because you are FREE.”
🏠 We are all moved in! I’m currently obsessing over the interior of our new place and may even post a few pictures at some point! . 💁🏻‍♀️ Until then though; here is my latest and greatest. Actually.. It wasn’t as great as I had anticipated, but definitely a touch above decent and filled us up so I’m not complaining. . 🍳 Cheesy potato, spinach & egg hash . 5 medium sized potatoes As much spinach as your heart desires A small handful of shredded mozerella 1 tsp smoked red pepper powder 2 tbsp olive oil 1 - 1/2 tsp salt (to taste) Pepper to taste 3-4 eggs . 👩🏻‍🍳Turn the oven on to 250° Celsius. Peel and cut potatoes into small cubes. Place in a bowl with olive oil + spices and mix. Transfer to an ovenproof dish. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. While waiting; sauté spinach with olive oil and salt. Fry eggs. Remove potatoes from oven and fold in cheese. Top the dish with sautéed spinach + eggs. . 🙌🏻 Enjoy!
🎄 So we’re nearing Christmas, but before that; we’re moving & we’ll be celebrating my little ones very first birthday! Despite hubby’s slow recovery, I also managed to reach a new rank in my oils biz. This means that even though it’s been one very tough month for our family, we also have a ton to celebrate! . 💁🏻‍♀️ Here is how I celebrated my rank advancement; with an option for Options (a hot chocolate brand and for anyone not familiar with it; it’s delicious, but packed with NOPES🙅🏻‍♀️)! . 🌿 Mint Hot Chocolate: 6 dl (3 cups) coconut milk - The kind that comes in a carton in the milk section. NOT canned coconut milk. 2 tsp pure cocoa powder 2-3 tsp maple syrup - depending on desired sweetness 1 toothpick swirl peppermint essential oil* (dip toothpick into bottle and swirl into hot cocoa). Little sprinkle of himalaya or celtic salt. . 👩🏻‍🍳 Mix cocoa powder with maple syrup and a little splash of coconut milk in a small pot,- this helps to insure that no clumps will be formed. Turn pot on and add the remaining coconut milk. Add your sprinkle of salt and toothpick swirl of peppermint, bring to boil and serve! *please make sure that the essential oil you use can be used internally. . 📯 Tell me what you’re celebrating this upcoming month (besides Christmas of course). Toot your own horn & let me celebrate with you! . Ps. Im trying new ways of photographing my recipes.
I love reading labels, but let’s be honest, when you’re in a hurry or in a store that just doesn’t seem to have anything tummy trouble friendly, the frustration of reading label after label of items you can’t eat, can make anyone go insane. #hangry is totally a thing. . Shaynie, my sweet friend at @fodshopper , has created a practical online grocery store for us FODMAP’ers. She calls it “The tummy friendly food finder for fast paced fodmappers!”. . In my opinion; it’s also a great resource for low FODMAP newbies that are just learning the cans and can’ts of the low FODMAP diet, or anyone that’s just so sick of reading labels, OR anyone that loves reading labels (hi, my name is Rosa,- and I am a label reading gangster🙋🏻‍♀️), but also spends just a little too much time doing so! . The link in my bio will give you an option to get straight to Shaynie’s easily navigated online store! . Happy FOD-shopping, guys & gals! . Ps. New items have been added for you all in England.
This dish was inspired by my aunt! During hubby’s stay in the hospital she made us a delicious black bean bowl with guac and broccoli. So here is my attempt at recreating her dish. Veggies and spices differ, but I have say, this one was just as comforting! Ps. If you follow a low FODMAP diet, make sure to have your digestive enzymes on hand! Haha! . 🍲 Black Bean Bowl 2 small cartons of black beans 2 avocados 1/2 red onion Lime essential oil or 1/2 fresh lime (or both) As many green beans as your heart desires 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp paprika powder 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 portions brown rice . 👩🏻‍🍳 Drain and rinse black beans. Add to a small casserole along with spices and about 3 dl water. Bring to boil and let simmer for 30 minutes. While waiting for the black beans; cook rice and make guacamole! . 🥑 Guacamole; Mix avocado, 6 drop lime essential oil or juice from half a lime, chopped red onion and salt to taste. . 💁🏻‍♀️ Enjoy,- and don’t forget to take your enzymes!! . Ps. My cameras memory card is still not cooperating, but apparently my phone takes pictures just fine. Why was I stressing so much (see stories) yesterday? 😂
Update: Hubby finally came home & although he cannot really move from bed just yet, he’s happy to be in his own bed and close to us. . I an slowly but surely coming out of survival mode and getting back into our routines. So here it is! My first recipe in a while! . 🌯 No fuss fish tacos with mango salad: Pollock 1 tsp paprika powder 1/2 tsp ginger powder 1/2 tsp koriander powder chilli powder to taste 1 tsp olive oil Salt to taste . 👩🏻‍🍳turn oven on (220 degrees Celsius). Mix spice mix with fish and olive oil directly in an ovenproof baking dish. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Serve in wraps with avocado, veggies of choice (we chose a mango salad) & sour cream if tolerated. . Enjoy,- and again: thank you for the continued support. 🙏🏻
✨ Somehow, I managed to stick to my cleanse through these last 10 challenging days! No fear of commitment here. 💁🏻‍♀️Commitment to my health is what got me up and out of a bedridden state so whatever may come my way, I make sure to stick to what I know will support my health. . 💁🏻‍♀️ Simplified Cleanse & Restore days 20-30 (I started a few days early with this phase, because I felt ready for it): . This cleanse, as you may know, consists of 3 phases (first phase and second have been explained in a previous posts). . Second phase went great despite the stress of our family emergency. No herxing this phase either or maybe I was too busy to tune in and notice any herxing (detox) symptoms. Herxing was my biggest worry, which is why I chose a gentle detox rather than an intense one. . Phase three: 💧 GX assist + (little black softgel): essential oil blend along with caprylic acid that cleanse and support the gastrointestinal tract. 💧 Zendocrine (little yellow softgel): Essential oil blend that cleanses and supports the body’s detox channels (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys). 💊 Terrazyme (capsule): Digestive enzyme blend to help break down our food and absorb nutrients. Also helps to unclog these little intestinal pores of ours! 🍋 Lemon water: To stay hydrated, cleanse & aid in digestion! 💊 Pb assist +; A double encapsulated probiotic designed to survive stomach acid and reach the GI-tract in order to repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria. Healthy gut bacteria is important for digestion and also to keep harmful bacteria at bay. . So far I’ve had no reaction to the probiotics, which is such a relief, because I’ve never tolerated probiotics before. . Have you ever reacted to probiotics before? What do you do to support your detox channels?
Again, those of you that follow my stories will know that hubby had surgery today. It took longer than expected, because they found more than they expected. . Backstory; hubby had been experiencing some intense pains the last month. Doctors ran different tests, he did ultrasounds, CT’s, MRI’s and nothing showed anything out of the ordinary. So he kept asking them to go in for an exploratory surgery, but they refused. . Last Friday he was admitted to the hospital, because his pains were unbearable. Finally today after over a week in the hospital with morphine drips that wouldn’t even take the edge off his pain; they decided to go ahead and do the surgery he had been requesting. . They found severe adhesions and spent several hours removing them. Once hubby woke up; he was already feeling better than he had the last month. Incision wound and all, he felt great. . I want to thank you for each and every prayer that has been said for us this last week. For your messages, support and love. I truly appreciate each and every one of you and have been touched to see this little army of support rise up and hold me. . Please, if you ever experience something in regards to your health that you just know isn’t right; get a medical professional to listen. Repeat yourself as often as you must to get the answers you need. Had my husband not stuck up for himself in this situation over and over again, he would have been sent home by one of the doctors and believed that he had to live with these pains the rest of his life. Yes, she told him it was an unexplainable chronic condition. She was wrong. Thank God. . Our prayer are now prayers of gratitude and we’re anxiously waiting for my hubby to get well enough to come home.. . Love, Rosa
If you’ve followed my stories; you’ll know that hubby was admitted to the hospital on Friday. I’m touched by all the messages. Especially on my birthday yesterday. I can’t believe how supportive our little community is & I appreciate every one of you. . I won’t be scheduling coaching calls or posting recipes to my feed until things have settled. I will however still respond to emails and messages (clients get priority). . Thank you for your support. . Love, Rosa
Simplified Cleanse & Restore days 10-20 . 🙅🏻‍♀️ So now we know that we are exposed to more toxins in one day than our grandparents were through their whole lives. 🤷🏻‍♀️ .. and we know that the pores of our intestines can get clogged over time due to toxin exposure, processed food and stress. 🤦🏻‍♀️ We also know that clogged pores can prevent us from absorbing our nutrients. 💁🏻‍♀️ Lastly, we know that a large percentage of our seretonin (happy hormone) is produced in the gut. . 🙌🏻 All reasons why we need to support our bodies in eliminating toxins and absorb our nutrients. Personally, I am doing this cleanse to support my pancreas & liver (see highlighted stories for how they were damaged) and to try to kick my digestive issues to the curb. . This cleanse consists of 3 phases (first phase has been explained in a previous post & last phases will be explained as I go through this little journey)! . First phase went a lot easier than I thought. With pretty much no herxing (which is quite normal for anyone detoxing with Lyme). Herxing was my biggest worry, which is why I chose a gentle detox rather than an intense one.. My ultimate goal is to rid myself of some of some of my gut issues and restore a healthy gut flora in order to better digest my food again! Anyway, onto phase two; . 💧 GX assist + (little black softgel): essential oil blend along with caprylic acid that cleanse and support the gastrointestinal tract. 💧 Zendocrine (little yellow softgel): Essential oil blend that cleanses and supports the body’s detox channels (liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys). 💊 Terrazyme (capsule): Digestive enzyme blend to help break down our food and absorb nutrients. Also helps to unclog these little intestinal pores of ours! 🍋 Lemon water: To stay hydrated, cleanse & aid in digestion! . Please let me know if you’d like to join me on my cleanse. It’s not too late! I’d be happy to share the details & support you through it!
🍟 Nothing dirty about these fries! Limed potato wedges with Mexican spiced ground beef or as I prefer to call them; CLEAN DIRTY FRIES. I mean; if that doesn’t sound good, I don’t even know what would! . 🍟 Clean Dirty Fries: 5 potatoes 1 kg ground beef 1/2 lime 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 ss paprika powder 1/2 ss cumin 1/2 ts oregano Salt & pepper to taste . 👩🏻‍🍳 put oven on 220 degrees Celsius. Peel and cut potatoes into wedges. Place in a bowl with squeezed lime juice, olive oil and salt. Mix and place on an oven tray with partchment paper. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until crispy and golden. Fry ground beef until browned. Add spices and a splash of water and let simmer until water has evaporated. Serve together and with avocado + cilantro. 🙌🏻 Enjoy!
👌🏻 I’m a sucker for Indian food. Preferably from my fave Indian restaurant here in Stavanger, but now that I feel I have cracked the code and know how to make good low FODMAP Indian curries; I’m happy to make them at home. Saves us both the tummy ache and the cash! . 👩🏻‍🍳 Deconstructed Keema Samosa: 1 kg ground beef (organic) 4 potatoes 2 tomatoes (optional) 3 tbsp grated fresh ginger 1/2 can of coconut milk (organic) 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp garam masala 1 tsp salt 2 portions brown rice and lime to serve . 👩🏻‍🍳 fry ground beef until browned. Add peeled and diced potatoes + ginger + tomatoes + spices + coconut milk and a splash of water. Bring to boil and let simmer for 20-25 minutes. Serve with brown rice and freshly squeezed lime. .
Happy birthday to my maid of honor, @lchahine We’ve lived very different lives on each our side of the planet, but she has always had my back and I have always had hers. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and being there as family should. Thank you for seeing the best in me when I couldn’t. Bhebik add el sama. Sincerely, Rosa
🥕 Garlic infused green beans and carrots: 2 carrots 2 handfuls of fresh green beans 3 medium champignon mushrooms 3 tbsp garlic infused olive oil Pine nuts, salt & pepper to taste . 👩🏻‍🍳 turn oven on 200 degrees Celsius. Peel and cut carrots lengthwise. Rinse green beans and snip off the ends. Rinse and cut mushrooms. Place on an oven tray with parchment paper. Drizzle on garlic infused oil and mix. Salt and pepper to taste. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve with pine nuts as a side. .
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