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Need a simple side dish that boosts the nutrient content of your meal while still tasting great? This Instant Pot turmeric rice is kid-friendly and so easy to make!

Instant Pot Turmeric Rice (with Liver!)

Need a simple side dish that boosts the nutrient content of your meal while still tasting great? This Instant Pot turmeric rice is kid-friendly and so easy to make!Need a simple side dish that boosts the nutrient content of your meal while still tasting great? This Instant Pot turmeric rice is kid-friendly and so easy to make!

When you are a gluten free family, you eat a lot of rice (except when you have a child allergic to rice…so glad he healed from that!). It’s easy. And it goes with just about everything.

I’m the boring mom that usually just cooks plain white rice (it’s much easier on our tummies than brown rice). Then my family gets to add whatever seasonings they like. My kids usually opt for cinnamon and a little sprinkle of organic cane sugar. I personally like just butter and salt.

Flavor Boost

My poor husband was getting pretty sick of plain rice. He grew up eating Rice-A-Roni and was missing flavor in his meal.

I went to my cupboard to see what I could add to the rice for some flavor. There was a bag of turmeric that I had purchased quite a while back…but never opened because I had no idea what to do with it! I had never even tasted turmeric myself. But I heard how good it is for you.

I decided to just take a leap and add some to our rice with a mix of other seasonings. Wonder of wonders…my kids LOVE it! And so does my husband.Need a simple side dish that boosts the nutrient content of your meal while still tasting great? This Instant Pot turmeric rice is kid-friendly and so easy to make!

They were all hesitant to try it at first. “Why is my rice yellow?!” But after the first bite, they were hooked. And they aptly named it “yellow rice.”

There is definitely no lack of flavor in this rice. And it’s loaded with good stuff from turmeric to broth to liver (this is the brand I love)! It’s so good my mother-in-law served it for the whole relation when we visited for the holidays.

Interested in trying Instant Pot turmeric rice? Head over to Kitchen Stewardship where I’m sharing my quick and easy recipe!

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This metabolism boosting salted caramel not only tastes great, it is packed with nutrients and a secret ingredient!

Metabolism Boosting Salted Caramel {With A Secret Ingredient!}

Looking for an easy way to get some liver down the hatch? This metabolism boosting salted caramel is easy to make, tastes great and is loaded with Vitamin A!

This metabolism boosting salted caramel not only tastes great, it is packed with nutrients and a secret ingredient!

This recipe was an accident.

For about a year now I’ve had so many things I can’t eat while breastfeeding that I stopped making salad dressing. I can’t do tomatoes, dairy, nuts, peas, coconut, mustard, garlic, eggs, vinegar. Seriously.

Getting creative.

But I LOVE salad. And I was not about to eat plain lettuce. So I would just put some olive oil, honey and salt on my salad and call it good.

After a while I decided to experiment a bit and added desiccated liver (this is the brand I use). Who knew I’d actually love the taste?! And it’s so healthy for a slow oxidizer like me with high tissue calcium levels. I need all the Vitamin A I can get.

I’m not one to mix up a bottle of dressing. I always just add the ingredients directly to my lettuce and mix it all together. But one day I tried mixing up the dressing first to see if it was easier.This metabolism boosting salted caramel not only tastes great, it is packed with nutrients and a secret ingredient!

Not what I expected.

Imagine my surprise when instead of a dressing I ended up with a thick, gooey salted caramel! And my kids gathered around like baby birds begging for bites.

That is how my nutrient dense salted caramel came about.

It tastes great, is easy to make and my kids love it. Want to know something else? It’s great for boosting your metabolism too!

The perfect combination.

If I am low on energy or haven’t gotten enough sleep this is the perfect pick-me-up. A little salt, a little sugar, a little fat and some vitamins.

This metabolism boosting salted caramel not only tastes great, it is packed with nutrients and a secret ingredient!

My girls and I all have slow metabolisms and are in need of some serious rest and recovery. So this salted caramel makes a great snack for all of us.

A toddler favorite.

In fact, my toddler eats half of the lettuce and cucumbers out of my salad just because of this dressing. She’ll suck it off and then eat the vegetables. It’s that good!

You can eat the salted caramel with a spoon. I like to dip banana in it. Then you even get some starch with your sugar, salt and fat. It’s the perfect combination for a metabolic boost. Any fruit you like will work.

A long road to recovery.

My journey with healing my metabolism has been a long one. You can read about what happened to me in 2013 and all of the things I learned in the process.

One thing that was pivotal for healing was The Nourished Metabolism by Elizabeth Walling of The Nourished Life. I have recommended this book to more people than any other book or real food resource.

I’ve probably read it five or six times myself. And I learn something new every time. I’m so glad I have a hard copy now! It’s a great reference.

Elizabeth is running a sale on The Nourished Metabolism now until June 30, 2016. You can get 20% off using the coupon code SUMMER20.

I’d snatch a copy before the sale is over! I think just about everyone could benefit from Elizabeth’s advice. Especially all of my sleep-deprived mama friends. Even children and teens these days that are over scheduled, over stressed and under nourished need some help with their metabolism (have you checked your child’s body temperature lately? You might be surprised how low it is…it’s supposed to be 98.6!).
The Nourished Life
Whip up a batch of salted caramel (with liver!). Grab a spoon, your favorite fruit or even a homemade graham cracker for dipping. Then dive into The Nourished Metabolism. Trust me, you won’t be able to put it down. I read it almost cover-to-cover the first time through.

Have you assessed your metabolism lately? What are you doing to keep it running at full speed?

Try some salted caramel and all of Elizabeth’s tips in The Nourished Metabolism.  You’ll be amazed at how great you feel.

This post is linked to Allergy Free Thursdays.

This metabolism boosting salted caramel not only tastes great, it is packed with nutrients and a secret ingredient!

Metabolism Boosting Salted Caramel (With A Secret Ingredient!)
Serves 1
A simple gooey caramel that will boost your metabolism and your nutrients with liver!
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  2. 2 Tbsp. honey
  3. 1/8 tsp. unrefined sea salt (adjust to taste)
  4. 1 capsule Perfect Supplements desiccated liver
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until well mixed. The mixture will thicken in about a minute.
  2. Eat with a spoon, with fruit for dipping or with graham crackers.
Notes
  1. This can be used as a salad dressing if you increase the oil to make it thinner.
  2. You can add one capsule of Organic India moringa to the mixture when using it as a salad dressing for extra nutrients.
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Liver Pate and Chopped Liver

I’d never had liver.  I’d never seen liver.  I had no idea what it tasted like.  Until yesterday.  I finally did some experimenting with liver.  It is so good for you.  Even in small amounts.  And it’s especially good for fertility.  So I requested the liver when we ordered our beef this year.  My first impression upon opening the package…interesting.  And very soft.  I’ve heard that pate is one of the most palatable ways to eat liver, so I decided to start with that.  I found several liver recipes on Kat’s Food Blog.  And since liver pate and chopped liver were so similar I tried them both!  Basically one has hard boiled egg and the other doesn’t.  I couldn’t really tell the difference when I tasted them.  My thoughts after trying the liver…interesting :p  I tried a chunk while I was cooking it.  And we had it for dinner.  Honestly, I thought the plain liver (sauted with butter and onions) was better than the pate.  Justin and I could eat a little of the pate/chopped liver.  But it’s not something I’d want a lot of at one time.  Rebecca on the other hand scarfed it down 😛  She literally ate it by the fistful.  I had to stop her and tell her to use a spoon.  Eating liver pate with your hands is a bit messy 🙂  I served it on homemade sourdough crackers.  The recipe for the pate calls for cranberries.  I served ours with dried cherries on the side.  I like the contrasting flavor the cherries added.  And it’s good with cheese on the cracker too.  Overall not too bad.  But nothing amazing.  I froze most of it so I can take out a little at a time to eat a bite here and there.  I wouldn’t put it on my list of favorite foods.  But it’s not as bad as some people make it out to be.  I’ll be trying a different liver recipe on Friday.  And I just bought some chicken liver, so that will be my next experiment.  I’ve heard of different methods for soaking the liver.  I soaked it in milk for a couple hours.  Maybe I’ll try lemon juice next time.  I’ve also heard slicing the liver thinly helps.  I just used whole chunks (the way I got it from the butcher).  Maybe next time I’ll try slicing it.  The nice thing about both of these dishes is that they are very easy and quick to prepare.  And they don’t require the oven 🙂

Liver Pate with Cranberries (or cherries)

1/2 lb. (1 cup) liver
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf
1 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
1/2 cup water

1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup dried cranberries, sweetened in apple juice or honey (or dried cherries or whatever dried fruit you like)

Soak liver for 1+ hour in lemon juice (or milk). Rinse well.

Add liver, onion, bay leaf, white pepper and thyme to a saucepan with water. Cook at a simmer for a few minutes until liver is mostly cooked. Set aside and cool.
Add liver and onions to a blender or food processor. Add butter, salt and pepper and pulse until smooth. Mix in cranberries by hand.
Scoop into small dishes and cool in refrigerator. Serve on slices of cheese (or crackers).
Chopped Liver
1 lb. liver

2 large onions

3 hard boiled eggs
butter

pepper
sea salt

Cook eggs ahead of time. Heat butter in a large skillet, add the onions and saute 5 minutes. Add the liver, pepper and salt, saute until liver is almost done (still some pink inside). Let cool a bit and then put liver and onions in a food processor. Add eggs and process to desired consistency. You can have this chunky, or completely smooth (I made it smooth…chunky just seemed weird.).

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