Thank you Linda for sharing this wonderful Low GI Hangover Cure recipe and blog –
A couple of years ago I came across this recipe which has become one of my favourite breakfast dishes. I’ve been working hard to follow a relatively low GI diet for about a year now and this is a gem in that respect. It delivers great protein, good fats and its low rating on the glycaemic index means my body really likes it.
It’s also fantastic for a hangover.
In fact I came across the recipe in a men’s health magazine whilst sitting in a hotel lobby in a ski resort in Tignes a couple of years ago. I wasn’t hungover at the time but was idly flicking through the mag whilst waiting for a friend, whizzing past the ab crunch exercise features which seem to be mandatory in such magazines, when I came across this recipe.
As a lover of good food the photos immediately caught my eye and this was one of a series of four recipes being billed as killer hangover cures. Rated on a scale of 1 to 4 with 4 being for the monumentally bad hangover this one got a 2. According to the text a 2 hangover is one where you are “heavily reliant on kitchen surfaces to stay afoot“. This made me smile.
Essentially it’s poached eggs on guacamole on toast. Aka “posh eggs on toast“.
We all know the avocado is hailed as a superfood and apparently it contains something called glutathione which is a fantastic antioxidant for one’s poor battered liver after a boozy night out. The humble egg delivers extra protein and if you can handle actually getting up and making it after a boozy night out I have found that it really does work!
The full recipe is as follows but I’ve never had spring onion in the house to add to it and I just use dried chilli from a grinder plus a liberal grinding of salt and pepper. I favour a protein bread or a Scandinavian or German style seeded rye bread. The Euphorium bakery do an amazing seeded protein bread (steam baked apparently which gives it a soft, open texture which is hard to find in other rye breads) and a fantastic Scandinavian tin (which I couldn’t tell apart from the homemade bread made by my son’s “Farfar” in Denmark) but sadly they’re now only available in their bakeries in the city and North London since Tesco stopped stocking their wares. I’m continually on the hunt for a good quality seeded protein bread so if anyone knows of a great one readily available on the high street please do share! I came across a protein bread in a bakery in Richmond last week which is good but doesn’t quite cut it vs the Euphorium one on texture and taste. Although at 8% carb and 24% protein on a pure nutritional / low GI basis it’s a winner. Waitrose do a nice seeded rye from the village bakery brand, the one in the purple bag, and Sainsbury’s do a decent German pumpernickel style seeded rye bread which is standard backup in my freezer.
1 really ripe avocado
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 chopped spring onions
1/2 red chilli, chopped
Lime for squeezing
2 slices rye bread
Peel, de-stone and mash up the avocado. Mix in the oil, onion, chilli and a squeeze of lime. Poach two eggs & toast your rye bread. Spread on your guac, sit the eggs on top, season and enjoy.
Thank you @growinamoomin
Helping you to Sort out Your Crap
Recently, I dug up a really sorry looking bunch of carrots. They were frozen, overcrowded, and had lots of black fly. With a good peel and chop, they scrubbed up well and I was able to create a tasty lentil and carrot soup.
I used a really simple base ingredient, to which there are numerous herbs that could be added to liven it up, such as cumin, coriander and chilli or mixed italian herbs etc. I’ve kept it plain so that all the family will enjoy it.
Chilli sprinkles and other optional herbs are on the table for them if they fancy a livlier soup. It also goes nicely with grated cheese.
This year, successional sowings of salad carrots will be properly tucked in and nurtured from mid March, followed by main crop sowings from May.
Let me help you sort your crap out
If you are feeling a bit run down, this is a wonderful immune boosting, comforting and connecting chicken stock, a soup for the soul, I think there’s even a book written about it.
I’ve made it since my children were babies. At the moment, they’ve got chesty coughs and colds and are looking and sounding a bit sorry for themselves. My daughter, Ellie asked me if I’d make this, given how fussy she can be about her food she can really surprise me with what she enjoys. Clearly their bodies tell them what they need, apart from all the sweets.
I used vegetables which we’d recently harvested from our allotment and the carcass from last night’s roast. It also has lots of thyme in it which is a herb I often use to make a winter tea with, using lemon, honey, echniacea and ginger, more here on the health benefits of thyme
For the stock to a slow cooker add a roughly chopped carrot, leek, celery stick, quartered onion with skin on, sprigs of fresh thyme, few cloves of garlic, fresh parsley stems and leaves, 2 bay leaves and black pepper. On top, place an organic cooked chicken carcass, you can break this with your hands or scissors and squash down gently. pour over cold water to reach about 2 cm below the rim.
Slow cook for 2 hours on high, then skim off the fat and continue to cook for 3 hours on low. (sometimes I just cook for 2 hours). Then sieve into an new pan ready to use. You can also freeze this into bags and also ice cube trays.
To serve Cook some rice noodles, add leftover torn chicken to the pan of sieved stock heat through for 2 to 3 minutes add the noodles, ladle into bowls and serve with chopped fresh parsley. (I have also added some shitake mushrooms for an extra immune boost)