Last time I was on steroids eight years ago I was on them for 10 days of oral meds. On the last day, I woke at 5am cleaned out the pantry labeled, wiped down the shelves and made an 2 crust apple pie by 7am. Insane. It goes against my judgement. When you are sick, you rest. At that time I said no more. I needed to find a better way. I sought acupuncture, diet changes, knitting as a way to relax, connected to nature, herbal remedies.
But still, M.S. happens. What I crave most is a bowlful of healthy food.
2 leeks ( the last from the garden) chopped
2 cups carrots chopped ( from garden)
1 celeriac root chopped ( from farmers market)
1 cup dry dill ( to help with stomach unease from steroids)
5 clove garlic chopped ( to help build immunity, steroids suppress immunity)
1 cup chopped tomato ( they were last from the garden ripening on the counter)
1/4 olive oil ...add all this to stew pot and sautee until veggies are just tender
Add 1 quart home canned tomato puree ( vitamin c)
1 1/2 pint of homemade tomato paste(vitamin c)
2 cups soaked garbanzo beans
1 1/2 quart frozen garden corn
add 1/4 cup dulse seaweed flakes ( this is a great source of iron)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast ( great source of B vitamins for a body under stress)
2 quarts of water
simmer on stove for about 45 minutes to an hour until the beans are cooked soft.
add 1 quart home grown frozen spinach ( source of calcium and vitamin c)
If there is room in the pot 1 cup barley simmer for about another 20 minute or until barley is cooked.
serve with bread your hubby made today and a nice cuppa blueberry tea with raw honey.
I like that everything that goes into the soup was local, part of our food storage, or from our own garden.