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6 Steps for Good Digestion

6 Steps for Good Digestion

 

 

Apart from my obvious obsession for all things French, I have a keen and ever increasing passion for all things gut related.  Not quite in the same realm as each other, but any hoo…whatever floats your boat.

 

So today I'm sharing with you 6 simple, everyday tips that you can add into your day to day life to help improve you digestion and get it into a tip top working state......

 

SRC | Butter Chicken

SRC | Butter Chicken

Say hello to Sarah!

Sarah loves to bake (like me).   She is from Ontario, Canada (a country I hope to one day see soon, and a country where my niece Miss B is studying at university....well, she says she's studying...hehe).  Sarah fully admits to being a comfort eater (like me too!), and is the lovely lady behind the blog Things I Make for Dinnera place where she keeps weekly menu plans and showcases her newly tried recipes.  

I love that Sarah and her husband lose weight and save money by cooking and eating at home (this made me laugh Sarah) and what put a big smile on my face is that she adores French food (ME TOO!!)  Things I Make for Dinner is my Secret Recipe blog for the month of October, and my recipe this month is a long-time favourite, yet one I rarely cook myself.  That's all changed now....

Pink Peppercorns !

Pink Peppercorns !

Pink Peppercorns.

Did you know that they're  not actually a true peppercorn?  Just a little ripe berry from the Brazilian pepper tree.  Who knew?

With a delicate, fragrant, sweet and spicy flavor, reminiscent of sweet berries and citrus zest.  

They can help fight against flu, colds and infections, and can also give relief from muscle stiffness and aches.

Sounds like I could use a truck full of these little biddy beauties after every Wednesday's pilates class.

Beef Champvallon !

Beef Champvallon !

Champvallon.  

A rustic yet still fairly elegant dish which dates back to the reign of Louis XIV, supposedly invented by one of his mistresses.  Where the name itself comes from,  there seems to be no clear answer.  Perhaps from the tiny little French village Champvallon located in the region of Bourgogne, or perhaps named after the archbishop of Paris during Louis XIV's reign, Francoi de Harley de Champvallon?

Whatever the answer, this is a lovely little dish to have bubbling away in your oven while the rain falls outside and while you sip a well deserved glass of red.

Chicken + Red Wine !

Chicken + Red Wine !

It's as simple as it sounds.  Chicken, red wine and just the one pot.  Oh...and a little love.

I love the shift to Winter my mind, body and routine takes.  Bit by bit, slowing down.  Not completely, as that would be too good to be true, but just enough to notice.  I seem to take longer over my morning latte.  I'm in bed earlier.  The food in my kitchen cooks for longer.

This dish is not the true coq au vin.  However, it is chicken slow cooked in red wine and I did use French wine, so I'm still going to say it's somewhat French.  Perhaps French inspired?