It seems that everyone including doctors, naturopaths, and health enthusiasts, are jumping on the vitamin D bandwagon. And, for good reason…
A deficiency in this essential fat-soluble vitamin can lead to big trouble, especially for your endocrine system and bones.
Eating more fatty foods, especially during the winter months, will help you absorb and utilize vitamin D. Remember, this is a fat-soluble vitamin that is synthesized from cholesterol. Here is a quick and easy vitamin D rich recipe:
- 1 tbsp. grass-fed or organic butter
- 2 shallots, peeled and diced
- 1-2 pinches dried thyme or 1 tsp. fresh thyme
- 2 tbsp. mirin rice cooking wine (can use white wine)
- 1 chicken liver, cleaned and chopped into four equal-sized pieces
- ¼ cup chicken stock or water
- Whole grain baguette, sliced thin
- Olive oil
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- Fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 350. Drizzle olive oil and a pinch of sea salt on three or four pieces of thinly sliced whole grain baguette. Bake 5-7 minutes, or until crispy.
Saute shallots and butter on medium-low heat. Add two pinches dried thyme and cook shallots until slightly wilted. Add mirin, chicken liver pieces, and stock. Season with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook until liquid evaporates. Put one or two tablespoons of sautéed liver and onions on top of crispy whole grain bread. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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