My son woke on Saturday morning and asked to prepare breakfast. With our weekend here, and typical daily grind at a halt, I happily accepted his offer.
I started The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal my yeast overgrowth in 2010. Naturally, my kids followed suit. I’m also a nutritionist, so my boys have always been immersed in the world of healing. They often find me culturing butter, doing colonics, and cracking coconuts for yck.
On this sunny Saturday, I busied myself with chopping vegetables for a dinner casserole, while quietly watching from the corner of my eye. Ben moved about the kitchen with grace and ease; speaking out loud, yet to himself, as he pulled assorted dishes and food from the refrigerator.
Other then asking for my help with turning on gas burners, he did it all. He decided on the menu, cleaned all the pots he needed, and cut a head of cabbage with my Japanese cleaver. At one point I asked if I could add the oil to his hot skillet, but he motioned me away saying “I can man this kitchen Mom.”
Less than an hour later, with a hungry mom and little brother, seated at the table, Ben laid out an amazingly simple, yet beautiful and well-rounded breakfast that was ‘gluten, yeast, sugar free’. I loved seeing what he has picked up from being near me in the kitchen all these years as I go about preparing our day-to-day food.
Move over mama, another cook is clearly in the house 🙂
- Millet Porridge with Cinnamon-Stevia Sprinkles
- Sauteed Green Beans & Onions
- Flax Seed Pancakes
- Roasted Delicata Squash
- Steamed Cabbage
- Dill Pickles
May all bellies be happy!