The weekend has arrived and with it my rising progesterone, making me feel constantly starving and on the peak of despair. My hot water bottle is strapped to me like a baby monkey, steam is coming out my ears and one meal is finished and i’m already hungry for the next, this is the fun of being a female with changing hormones.
In this meal I have included many healing foods to help with my mast cell condition. I have combined pomegranate seeds which are high in anti oxidants and are also mast cell stabilisers, I also added red onion which inhibit histamine release, help stabilise the mast cells, and garlic which is high in anti- oxidants, is a prebiotic and also inhibits histamine release from mast cells. I also included coriander, chives and sweet potato’s which all naturally have quercetin in them. Quercetin helps to lower inflammation and also acts as a natural antihistamine.
Ingredients – lamb mix
- 2 lamb chops
- 1 red onion finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic put through a squeezer
- half a grated carrot
- half courgette (zucchini) grated
- half a sweetcorn sliced from the core
- handful of chopped coriander
- 3 thin ring slices of turnip
- coconut oil (odourless)
- rock salt
Heat the coconut oil up in a frying pan, then put the lamb chops in and cook on both sides for around 5 minutes, then slice up the meat in to small pieces and put back in the pan, then add the onion garlic salt and turnip rings and fry for around 5 minutes until the flavours come through, then add the carrot, courgette and sweetcorn and coriander and mix all together and let simmer for around 35 minutes, once ready mix in more coriander.
Ingredients – Potato mash
- 2 sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
- chunk of coconut oil (odourless)
- chopped chives
Boil the sweet potato until soft, then mash it with the coconut oil, chives and it ready to serve.
Serve the lamb mix with the sweet potato mash, then sprinkle fresh pomegranate seeds over the top with chives and it’s ready to eat