(Kinda) Endo Diet Recipe: Corn Fusili with Pesto Sauce and Stir Fried Zucchini & Cauliflower

Why does the post title include a “kinda” word? That’s because I used a bottled pesto sauce instead of freshly made and it contained cheese. And also, I use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos๐Ÿ˜ฌ Btw, I’m still on the same theme as yesterday, cooking for a lazy person! ๐Ÿ˜‚

So today I made: Corn Fusilli with Pesto Sauce and Stir Fried Zucchini & Cauliflower. It’s easy and of course, it’s delicious!

The ingredients:

  • About 150gr of Corn Fusilli (I use it because that’s the only gluten-free pasta I have)
  • 1/3 bottle of Pesto sauce
  • Few florets of Cauliflower
  • 1/4 part of medium zucchini, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 or 1 tbsp of Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blends
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic (use 1 if you don’t want it to be too garlicky), minced
  • 1 tbsp of low sodium light soy sauce
  • A pinch of salt to taste

How to cook:

  1. Boil water in a small pot for the fusilli, add a pinch of salt and a little bit of oil. When it’s boiling, add the fusilli and cook for 8 minutes or according to the direction in the packaging.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in the pan over medium heat. After it’s hot, add the minced garlic and stir for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the zucchini, stir for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the cauliflower, stir it all together with the zucchini for 3 minutes or until it started to look soft.
  5. Add the Mrs. Dash chicken grilling blend, salt, and soy sauce. Stir evenly until all of the veggies cooked.
  6. When the fusilli is ready, strain, and then put the fusilli back into the pot. Add the pesto sauce, stir evenly. And put it on a plate.
  7. Top with the stir fried zucchini & cauliflower. Serve hot.

Give this recipe a try, and I hope you like it!๐Ÿ˜˜

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Endo Diet Recipe for a Lazy Person

Facts:

  • I have Adenomyosis – I have to follow Endo diet / anti-inflammatory diet
  • I’m not a big fan of salad
  • I’m a lazy person, I don’t want to cook complicated food every time I want to eat
  • I don’t like to eat the same food all day (breakfast !== lunch !== dinner)

How to solve this problem?

  1. I checked my fridge, grabbed 4 pcs of long beans, cut 1/5 of a medium cabbage, 3 pcs of mushrooms, 2 cloves of garlic (it’s a must for me! I’m a garlic person!๐Ÿ˜†)
  2. Grab a bottle of coconut aminos, Mrs. Dash spices mix, salt, and olive oil
  3. Wash and cut the veggies, mushrooms, and garlic
  4. Heat the olive oil in a pan, after the oil is hot add the mushrooms, stir-fried until it shrinks
  5. Add garlic, stir-fried for 30 seconds.
  6. Add 1/2 tbsp of Mrs. Dash spice mix, 1/2 tbsp of coconut aminos, aย pinch of salt, stir for 1 minute or so.
  7. Add veggies, stir until half cooked.
  8. Add 1 tbsp Mrs.Dash spice mix, 1 tbsp coconut aminos, and aย pinch of salt (yes, I put on the spices twice, on the mushrooms and on the veggies separately๐Ÿค“). Stir Fried until wilted. Serve hot with cooked rice of your choices!

Easy cooking, healthy, and fast. Perfect for a lazy person like me! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

Rice Red Lentils Porridge with Carrots and Shiitake Mushrooms

I’m having gastritis, it sucks ๐Ÿ˜–

It started 3 days ago. I had a bad lunch that caused me feel unwell all day and before bedtime, I drank green tea latte that irritated my stomach (seriously, Ellie?๐Ÿ™„). The next day I ate my normal food, I still can feel heartburn once in awhile but I thought it’s going away because I took turmeric+ginger capsules to relieve it.

I felt better yesterday morning, I had vegetables soup for lunch, my stomach feels fine. About half of hour after that I felt lower back pain, it’s almost my period (again ๐Ÿ˜“) so I thought it’s normal. I just need to make some pineapple ginger juice to relieve the pain. So I did, I made pineapple+ginger+raspberry juice, the ultimate anti-inflammatory juice! It tastes soooo good!

15 minutes after that I felt burning sensation on my stomach, I started to feel nauseous not long after that. Ohhhh what I’ve done?! Was the pineapple too sour for my irritated stomach lining?!

I told my doctor about what happened, she seemed upset. She said I shouldn’t take anything other than medicine that she prescribed, she refers to the pineapple+ginger+raspberry juice (she put me on Cefixime+pantoprazole+diclofenac+serratiopeptidase these last 10 days before I take the new medicine that she prepared) and I should always update my health status, including when I have gastritis. Oopsieeee… how could I know that gastritis is a big deal that needs to be reported? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

So, she told me to eat only light food (porridge n stuff) for 2-3 days, only drink warm water, and do not take anything other than what she prescribed! Lesson taken ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

I made a Rice Red Lentils with Carrots and Shiitake Mushrooms Porridge this morning. Nothing fancy, just some nutritious light food with a good taste ๐Ÿ˜‹ Ohย I just made up the recipe and it turned out good ๐Ÿ˜† Check out the recipe below:

Rice Red Lentils Porridge with Carrots and Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of organic rice, wash and clean
  • 1/2 cup of red lentils, wash and clean
  • 1/2 medium carrot, cut into small cubes
  • 3 pcs of shiitake mushrooms, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of Rapunzel vegetable broth (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of coconut aminos (you can replace it with soy sauce if you don’t have it)
  • 3.5 cups of water

How to Make:

  1. Warm up the olive oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. After it’s quite hot, add the shiitake mushrooms, stir, wait until it shrinks.
  2. Add the rice and red lentils, stir fried for about 1 minutes
  3. Add the carrots, stir fried for about 30 seconds
  4. Add the water, vegetable broth (if you use one), and coconut aminos (or soy sauce), bring to boil, after that turn the burner down to low heat. Cover for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally so the bottom part won’t burn.
  5. After 20 minutes, stir again for about 2 minutes, serve warm

Note: If your stomach is too irritated, don’t use the vegetable broth, because it has some spices in it.

I use Rapunzel vegetable broth, I think it tastes great and it’s organic.

Since I’m avoiding soy sauce as much as I can, I use a coconut aminos as the replacement. I use Coconut Secret brand.