Anxiety – general feeling of unease, often without a specific cause. What can yo…
Anxiety – general feeling of unease, often without a specific cause. What can you do about it? Try yoga, magnesium-rich foods, and foods rich in the amino acids GABA, tryptophan and l-theanine. Keep in mind that a healthy gut is also crucial for mental health and well being.
✨Kimchi – contains probiotics that produce the nerve-calming neurotransmitter, GABA. Enjoy it as a side dish or use as a condiment; ✨Oolong tea: contains high levels of GABA; ✨Almonds and cashews – are rich in calming magnesium and the amino acid tryptophan, which is converted to mood-regulating serotonin in the body. Ensure that you’re getting adequate amounts of ✨ zinc, vitamin c, and vitamin B5 in your diet. You may also want to consider incorporating probiotic supplements to your diet if you haven’t already.
⚠Before you make any drastic dietary changes or incorporate supplements, always check with a qualified medical professional or registered nutritionist/dietician.
✨Chipotle Peanut Stew with White & Wild Rice💫 – the latest addition to my recipe collection. It is super spicy but ever so flavourful. If you’re not a spice queen (or king 😜) simply reduce the amount of chipotle paste you use. You can swap mushrooms with tofu, tempeh or beans. You can also enjoy the stew with quinoa, bulgur wheat or any other grain you love.
What you need:
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1 fat garlic clove, finely minced or crushed
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
2 teaspoons chipotle paste
2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
200g roasted mushrooms
Chopped coriander or parsley, to garnish
1✨ Heat a non-stick pan with a small splash of water or with1 tablespoon of oil. 2✨Fry the shallots until translucent then add tomato paste, cumin and garlic. 3✨Fry for a few more minutes then add passata, chipotle paste, peanut butter, red pepper and around 100ml of water. 4✨ Stir well, bring to the boil then cook on a simmer for 15-20 minutes. 5✨ Adjust seasoning as needed then add the roasted mushrooms. Simmer for a further 2-3 minutes then serve over rice. 6✨ Garnish with fresh coriander or parsley and chilli flakes.