The wound is the place where light enters you - Rumi
I miss blueberry pancakes a lot now that I am AIP. I have not had a pancake in over two years . And the coconut flour ones just don't cut it for me. But last week while shopping at my new local whole foods, I saw blueberry maple sausage patties at the meat counter. I decided to make up my own version AIP-style. The first thing that came to mind when I bit into these delicious sweet and juicy patties was blueberry pancakes. I think maple syrup and blueberries are forever friends in the flavor world and boy did this recipe hit a high note for me! Absolutely SPECTACULAR recipe folks! A true AIP Breakfast home run! And there are only 4 ingredients in these beauties. If you are new to AIP or in the elimination phase you may want to hold off until you know you are fine with maple syrup. But, there is only 3 Tablespoons for the whole recipe, so you may be fine. I used ground pasture pork for this recipe, but you could use turkey or chicken as well.
Healing Illness With Love
On another note, I have been in the midst of professional transformation. Over the last 4 months I have been steadily introducing a new intuitive healing modality into my nutrition practice that has produced some profound changes in my clients' relationship to their health. It is an approach of loving illness rather than fighting illness. The work consists of moving into a complete state of loving acceptance of one's disease by becoming present with it. I have found Loving to be the mightiest and most rapid form of healing and transformation. So far, my clients were all ready to step into a new place in their lives, and I simply reflected back to them a new way to redefine the role of illness to become a gift. All of the clients I have worked with so far have had an autoimmune disease so I will be focusing on that presently, but heart-centered healing is applicable to any disease or illness. I am going to be expanding this practice of helping others to use loving as a tool of transformation into my practice as a result of the outcomes I have seen in my clients so far. Personally, this practice has been the foundation for joy, health and prosperity for a decade. Loving what is present has been the surest, quickest most profound tool of change and health I have encountered in my life. After working with my own teachers and mentors for the last 10 years to develop these skills, I decided to structure it into a healing tool I could offer as a resource for my clients to transform what they perceive as illness into journey of abundance. With this technique, clients will discover the healing power that love can have on health which is available to us in every moment if we choose it.Laurie's testimonial about this work: "Jessica brings great knowledge and passion to her work as a nutritionist, she listens, tracks your story and provides helpful feedback and suggestions. It is also her Heart-Centered approach to healing, believing in the power of Love and Trust, that continues to encourage and support me. I am so grateful for finding Jessica, I know I am not alone on this journey to health. "
The Loving Diet is a program that helps my clients find the opening through illness to look at their illness from a new vantage point. If you are looking to take the healing of your autoimmune disease to a deeper level than diet and supplements can, this work is for you. If you feel that you have hit a roadblock on your healing path using just diet or supplements, this work is for you. If you are feeling tired fighting your disease and can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, this work is for you. It is a very novel, rapid approach to restoring health and will not conflict with any other treatment plan or diet you are currently on. Of course along with this heart-centered work will be nutrition and AIP counseling as well.
Below is a brief summary of some the topics included in this work
1. examining and releasing false beliefs that may be contributing to ill-health
2. forgiveness as healing
3. expanding one's capacity for holding physical challenges and difficulty
4. transforming your disease into a joyful gift-giver
5. learning tools for self-compassion
6. redefining the role of disease into an ally for abundance and Trusting Your Life
7. along with all of these topics I will include functional nutritional blood work evaluations, supplement protocols and nutrition advice when needed or requested
If you are interested in being a candidate for this work, please email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1 pound ground pasture pork
- 3 Tbls maple syrup
- 2 pinches salt
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 Tbls cultured ghee, coconut oil or bacon fat
- Mix pork, salt and maple syrup in a bowl. Add blueberries and mix again. Form into 3 inch sized patties.
- In a cast iron skillet heat ghee, coconut oil or bacon fat on high heat. Add sausage patties (you will have to cook them in two batches most likely due to lack of space). Let cook for 2 minutes and then turn down heat to medium-low and cover skillet for 6 minutes.
- Turn heat back to to medium high and turn sausages over and cook for 2 minutes. Turn heat back down, cover and cook for another 6 minutes.